Goldendale Middle School
Greetings Families, Students, and Community Members
The end of this school year is fast approaching. This spring has been a time of upheaval for our school,
community, state and nation. I am very proud of our Goldendale Timberwolves for their hard work,
creativity and character throughout this difficult situation.
If you haven’t already please check out the 8 th grade promotion video that is posted on Facebook and
the district website! The amazing Middle School staff created a video that honors this milestone.
Watching the video brought tears to my eyes. The whole staff have expressed their sadness, at not
having the chance to say a proper good-by to the 8 th graders, while also feeling joy and pride at their
accomplishments and growth.
Thank you, parents and families! I want to acknowledge your hard work, love, and diligence that have
given our 8 th grade students a way and the will to reach this milestone. This has been a difficult spring
where our community has struggled to deal with changes. During this time our Families have
demonstrated what I saw every day during the 2019/ 20 school year- GRIT! Our students have GRIT
because our families and our community members have GRIT. Children learn by example and the
example in Goldendale is perseverance and determination- the key ingredients for success. Thank you
for giving me the opportunity and precious responsibility to lead Goldendale Middle School.
Congratulations to all of our wonderful 8 th grade Timberwolves. Dr. Seuss said it best: “You’re off to
great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way”
Ladies and Gentleman- High School awaits! Have fun, learn, grow and become the best you that the
world can every hope to see.
Goldendale Middle School Principal