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Superintendent's Message

August 17, 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back to another exciting school year in the Hoquiam School District!  As we embark on this educational journey together, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the key aspects of our district’s vision and commitment to your child’s education.

Meaningful Relationships:

We believe that building strong and meaningful relationships is the heart of a thriving school community.  Our teachers, administrators, and staff are dedicated to creating a warm and inclusive environment where every student feels valued and supported.  We encourage open lines of communication between school and home, and we invite you to actively engage with us throughout the year.  Together, we can create a strong partnership that fosters your child’s success and well-being. 

Engaged Learners:

At Hoquiam School District, we are passionate about cultivating engaged learners who are excited about their education.  Our goal is to create classrooms that inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love for learning.  Through innovative teaching practices, hands-on experiences, and a diverse range of educational resources, we strive to provide your child with a stimulating and engaging learning environment.  We also recognize the importance of your involvement in your child’s education and encourage you to participate in school activities and support their academic journey. 

Adaptive Pathways:

We understand that every child is unique and has their own set of strengths, interests, and learning styles.  Therefore, we are committed to providing adaptive pathways to support their individual academic successes. Our teachers and staff employ a variety of instructional strategies and techniques to differentiate instruction and cater to the diverse needs of our students.  By recognizing and addressing individual learning styles, we aim to empower your child to reach their full potential and develop the necessary skills for future success.

Community Connections:

At Hoquiam School District, we firmly believe in the power of community connections to enhance the educational experience.  We actively seek partnerships with local organizations, businesses, and community members to create authentic and enriching learning opportunities for our students. By engaging with the community, our students gain a broader perspective and develop a sense of civic responsibility.  More importantly, we want to be a real partner in your child’s education and that is accomplished by earning your trust in our words and deeds.

Here are some important dates to mark on your calendar: 

·      August 21st                  School Building Front Office’s Open

·      September 1st              118th Rivalry Game- Hoquiam Grizzlies vs Aberdeen Bobcats @ Aberdeen

·      September 4th              Labor Day-No School

·      September 5th              First Day of School (Grades 1-12)

·      September 5th-7th        Making Connections Meetings (Grades 1-12)

  • You will be invited to attend ‘Connection Meetings’ during the first week of school.

  • Grades 1-12 will have ½ day early release as the meetings take place.

  • Opportunity to establish a relationship with your student’s teacher.

·       September 5th-7th        Kindergarten WaKIDS Meetings (school will reach out to schedule)

·       September 8th              First Day of School for Kindergarten & First Full Day for Grades 1-12

·       September 9th              Hoquiam Loggers’ Playday

·       September 11th-12th    Preschool Family Meetings

·       September 13th            First Day of School—Pre School

·       October 12th                Tentative First Day for Transition to Kindergarten 

For Transportation Routes, Food Menus, Athletics and events please visit the district website.

Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education.  Together, we will make this school year one of growth, achievement, and positive experiences.


Dr. Mike A. Villarreal