Welcome

Welcome to the new school year!

 

 
 
Welcome New Staff!
Mark Johnson (1st Grade Teacher)
Brenda Bennett (4th Grade Teacher)
Amber Brouillette (3rd Grade Teacher)
Ricki Moynihan-Downs (3rd Grade Teacher)
Sean Riley (4th Grade Teacher)
Leslie Dykstra (BMS Life Skills Teacher)
Coby Hoffman (BMS Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher)
Elisa Zaccheo (6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher)
Brandon Adams (BHS Math Teacher)
Jed Decker (BHS School Counselor)
Natasha Lexin (BHS Science Teacher)
Brenda Olason (BHS Special Education & ELL Teacher)
Thomas Misday (Bus Driver)
Todd Grunert (School Psychologist)

Back to School
Welcome Back Borderites!

The start of the new school year has arrived, following what has been a sensational summer from the context of perpetual warmth and sunshine. We trust that our staff, students and families have found multiple opportunities for fun and relaxation. It has been an incredibly busy summer on the Blaine School District Campus, as many of the construction projects targeted with recent passage of the capital projects bond are just being completed, or are about to commence. We hope that you will take a moment to check out the numerous photos on the District's construction update page, intended to keep our parents and patrons informed of the progress that is being realized relative to the commitments that were made during the Bond campaign process. We are indeed excited about the breadth of work that has already been done.

 

We are looking forward to a great year!

 


Teaching and Learning

Blaine School District’s certificated staff are equally as committed to learning as they expect their students to be. On August 25 and 26, fifty teachers gathered at the Primary School for training on “close reading.” This educational strategy encourages readers to approach text with a thoughtful, critical analysis in order to develop a deep, precise understanding of it. All K-12 teachers will continue to receive training on a variety of educational strategies throughout the school year in order to provide the best possible instruction to every student.

Teacher Work Day

Alan & Mike
Thank You Facilities Staff!!

On August 24, the Blaine School District Board of Directors recognized the work of the maintenance, grounds and custodial staff who have worked through the summer to improve and beautify the District’s campus. Our educational goals could not be met without their significant contribution. We appreciate their efforts to have each facility ready for the return of staff and students.


K12 Alerts Information
School Calendar

 

Capital Projects work is underway
Click on the picture below for updates on current construction activity.

Blaine High School Borderite Athletics

Blaine High School is a member of the Northwest Conference and all 13 schools in the conference follow the same set of event rules. Skateboards, Noisemakers, Play Balls, Non-Approved Signs, etc. are NOT allowed. Animals will NOT be admitted to any Blaine athletic events, (except service dogs).

 

Consistent with all conference schools general admission ticket prices are as follows. Only U.S. currency is accepted.
• $6 for adults & any high school students without ASB cards
• $3 admission for visiting students with ASB cards/& senior citizens
• The admission price for Middle School students without adult supervision is $6.00 or $3.00 with appropriate adult supervision.
• The admission price for Elementary and Primary students with adult supervision is $3.00. Elementary and Primary students will NOT be allowed admission without an accompanying adult.

 

Additional information, including schedules and scores, can be seen on the NWC website (www.nwcathletics.com). Click on the Orange “B” for Blaine Borderite athletic information.
Good Luck Borderite Athletes!


SUMMARY REPORT ON 2014-15 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROGRESS

At the June 22, 2015 meeting, the Annual Summary Report was presented to the Blaine School District Board of Directors detailing Comprehensive Plan progress for the 2014-15 school year. The Comprehensive Plan represents both District and individual Building/Department work slated for the program year. The integration of Common Core State Standards, new State Assessments, and a new Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project, presented some uniquely complex challenges across the system. The staff of the Blaine School District will continue to strive for maximum efficiency in this work, while committing to making those decisions that best assure for higher levels of overall student performance.
Long Range Plan

Community Fliers Available Online

Blaine School District works with community nonprofit organizations and government entities to provide information to families about not-for-profit services for students. These include sports programs, youth organizations, youth-oriented activities, etc.

Informational fliers, which were previously distributed during classroom time, will now be available at the new Community E-Fliers web page.  E-fliers give families ready access to a variety of local resources that have social, recreational or educational value for students. Hard copies of these fliers may also be available to pick up in school offices. The Community E-Fliers web page can be accessed using the link in the left column or by clicking here.


Standards, Assessment and Evaluation Planning Continues
 

Expectations remain high for 2015-16 to be a productive year for the students and staff of the Blaine School District.  Specifically, we will continue to see three significant state directed initiatives take shape at the building and classroom levels.

1.  The integration of the highly rigorous "Common Core State Standards" at all grade levels in both Mathematics and English/Language Arts.  To learn more about the Common Core State Standards please visit: http://k12.wa.us/CoreStandards/default.aspx

2.  The transition to a new State Assessment System ("Smarter Balanced Assessment") which will align with the new "Common Core State Standards", while placing a higher level of emphasis on incremental measures of student progress.  To access information about Smarter Balanced Assessments please visit:  http://k12.wa.us/SMARTER/default.aspx

3.  The implementation of a new evaluation system for both teachers and principals, with accountability to the verification of consistent academic growth for all students.  Blaine School District has selected the "CEL 5D Framework" evaluation model for teachers and the "AWSP Leadership Framework" model for administrators.  More information about teacher/principal evaluation models can be accessed here:  http://tpep-wa.org/

This overall body of work has easily represented one of the most ambitious (collective) undertakings being assumed by school districts over multiple decades.  The staff of Blaine School District remains up to the challenge, as we continue to aspire to do all that is possible to assure for the highest possible level of positive impact on the academic progress of all students.


Community Information
GET Offender Nofication OSPI Common Core
BoardDocs

College Bound

State Report Card

Blaine School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, pregnancy, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX Officer and/or Section 504 coordinator. Our Title IX Officer, Christine Anderson, and the Section 504 Coordinator, Randy Elsbree, can be reached at 360-332-5881 or 765 H Street, Blaine, WA 98230.  Policy #3210.