Mr. Roberts Corner

Posted by Jason Cooper on 11/1/2019

OneDown,Three to Go...

As the first quarter ends, Wishram School is full-steam ahead!


From the Superintendent:


Hello again, Wishram community!


It’s hard to believe that we are already coming to the end of the first quarter of the 2019/2020 school year. As always, it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to keep you posted on some of the tremendous things going on at Wishram School. Our CTE classes have gotten off to a great start, and we have some pretty fantastic projects being completed. We held our annual Homecoming events which included special spirit dress-up days, as well as our first trunk or treat event, and our students were able to participate in PSAT and SAT testing on campus this month. There is never a shortage of activities within our district, and we love to share brief highlights with our supportive community.

Our new CTE (Career and Technical Education) courses are currently being enjoyed by all 6th through 12th grade students. To date, students have had the opportunity to build shelving, boxes, and birdhouses at the direction of our newly hired CTE teacher, Mr. David DeVoe. It has been quite an experience watching the excitement our students display at being able to develop new skills and talents in the workshop, and we feel like this provides our students with essential skills necessary for them to take away from their K-12 experience here at Wishram.

Homecoming spirit week was exceptionally lively this year with dress-up days including pajamas, color wars, wacky clothing, costumes, and school team spirit day. Each day was eagerly anticipated by students and staff at Wishram School, and we had many individuals participate. The week culminated with a pep assembly for the big football game. The Lyle-Wishram-Klickitat Cougars were able to pull down the win against Tekoa/Rosalia, and Alaura McCullough and Blake Kostrach were crowned Homecoming Queen and King. During this busy week, we also held a trunk-or-treat event on Halloween to provide the community with a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience. There were lots of spooky costumes and many decorated cars. Thank you to everyone for your donations and assistance in making this trunk-or-treat a successful event for everyone!

On an academic note, some 10th-grade students, and all 11th and 12th-grade students had the opportunity to participate in our PSAT and SAT day at Wishram School. In times past, our students have had to commute to take this examination at a neighboring district, but due to new state legislation, we have the ability to hold testing at our own school site. This required faculty members like Ms. Ashley Blodgett and Mrs. Kadee Hilton to become certified to provide these examinations, but they were happy 1 to oblige to provide our students with this unique and beneficial experience.

Overall, things at Wishram School are off to an exemplary start this school year. Students are gaining essential content and skill mastery, and we’ve never been able to offer more programming than we are currently. Each day, we continue to provide an educational experience that is built upon high expectations, consistency, and character-building, and that makes up the Wishram difference. The best is yet to come.

-Mike Roberts

Superintendent/Principal Wishram

School District #94