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Posted by Mike Roberts on 10/1/2019 8:10:00 AM

And We’re Off! 

The 2019-2020 School Year Has Begun at Wishram School


     The 2019-2020 School Year Has Begun at Wishram School From the Superintendent: Hello everyone, and welcome back to another school year at Wishram School District #94! Even though the school year is barely a month old, we have many great things to share with you. First, we were fortunate enough to have Governor Jay Inslee stop by and visit with our certificated and administrative staff on September 18, 2019. Our annual Open House was held on September 4, 2019, and our CTE programming is up and running for the 2019/2020 school year. There is never a shortage of exciting news to share about our wonderful school district, and we are honored to serve our students, staff, and community every day.

     The Governor and First Lady of Washington State made an unprecedented impromptu visit to Wishram School District #94 last month. The Governor was interested in seeing how small schools like ours operate, and he and the First Lady were very impressed with everything we are able to offer our students. The First Lady commented on her personal Facebook page regarding her visit, saying that our staff was both “inspirational” and our success as a district “a testament to the hard work and dedication of Wishram Staff.” The Governor provided a brief Q & A session in which staff was able to voice some concerns of the inequities of school funding, and other issues pertaining to small schools. The visit was a success, and provided us with the opportunity to show how Wishram sets itself apart from schools across the state regarding achievement, culture, and character.

     Our annual Open House event was held last month, and it was well attended by parents/guardians, students, and community members. Root beer floats were provided, and this was a fantastic opportunity for families to come visit with the individuals who will be working with their students this school year. We look forward to these events as we try to employ more avenues for a connection to our families and the greater Wishram community.

     At long last, CTE (Career and Technical Education) is available for secondary students at Wishram School! After the long-awaited arrival of our school counselor in 2018/2019, the opportunity presented itself to create a CTE program to further assist all of our students in obtaining essential skills that are vital to the ever-changing job market. Mr. Dave DeVoe comes to us with a wealth of experience in Washington and Idaho as a CTE instructor. Thus far we have courses in Architecture and Construction, Cabinet and Mill Work, and Computer Skills, with the opportunity to add more programming in the near future! 

     In closing, I have to say that the future is bright and the possibilities are endless here at Wishram School District #94. We are extremely fortunate to have the ability to work with some of the finest students, staff, parents, and community members in the entire state of Washington. It is a pleasure to serve as your Superintendent/Principal, and as always, the best is yet to come. Go Wishram! 


Mike Roberts


Wishram School District #94