April 24-28, 2023

Posted by Pete Peterson on 4/25/2023

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Superintendent Message

Good morning,

It looks like we are finally turning the corner on spring/winter. This weekend I got the dandelions sprayed, the irrigation fixed and the mower ready to go for next weekend!

We have a board meeting tonight, which follows the first ever Board Question and Answer session last Thursday night. It went really well, and I definitely like the format. It gave our two board members who were there a great opportunity to respond directly to questions, which of course they cannot do during a formal meeting. I anticipate more of these low-key gatherings, as it got good response from those in attendance and I received emails and texts saying the same.

I had a great time at the MS track meet last week, and thought the kids did well! The staff on hand who were volunteering were outstanding and I spoke with more than a couple coaches from other schools who felt it was well done. Nice job everyone - especially Gary and his staff!

For those of you working on the curricula with me, I received a bunch of boxes late last week so I will go through them and let you know what came in and what we are still waiting on. You on the committee can expect an invite from me sometime tomorrow.

Have a great rest of the week and feel free to call or email if you need anything!


What's Going On This Week


  • 4/24: School Board Meeting. 6:30. Board Room
  • 4/26: PLC Release 1:40
  • 4/28: Super Hero Day at the Elementary

Upcoming Events

  • 5/2: Ki-Be Community Council Meeting, 6:00, HS Library
  • 5/3: PLC Release 1:40
  • 5/8: School Board Meeting, 6:30, Board Room

Staff Member in Focus:  Emilia Rivas

Aside from a brief time in San Antonio, I've lived in Kennewick my entire life. After high school, I attended CBC and then earned my BA from WSU (Go Cougs!). I've worked in education for 12 years now, and after majoring in Information Systems I decided to finally pursue a career in IT. Now I get the best of both worlds! I am a bit of an at-home mixologist and I love to cook. I hunt in the fall, fish throughout the year, and spend my summers paddle boarding and camping. I love music and sports, so I try to catch as many concerts and games as I can.