Eatonville School District: A message from the superintendent

Jay Brower.

Jay Brower.
Provided to The Dispatch

In Gratitude

I am grateful to be a member of the Eatonville School District and Community. The unwavering support from this community for our students and staff members has been overwhelming. The dedication of our staff members to students and families has, likewise, been so impressive! Our students are receiving a quality education and we are improving all the time. Thank you.


Graduation Alliance

I am very proud of our most recent Graduation Alliance graduates who worked hard to finish their education and have now received their Eatonville School District Diploma. Their drive and dedication paid off and will continue to do so as they work toward their future goals. Congratulations! 

Student Athletes and Coaches

As I have previously stated, our student athletes make us proud whether they are on the field or off the field, on the court or off the court or in the pool or out of the pool. This is illustrated by the recent awards that Eatonville students have received. Our EHS Swimmers are the 2023 WIAA 1A/2A  Academic State Champions! They had an average GPA of 3.634 and were honored at the Washington State Swim Meet. Our EHS boys tennis took home the Nisqually League Team Sportsmanship Award! Our student athletes are great because of the support that they get at home as well as from their coaches. It is nice when our coaches are recognized for the countless hours that they spend teaching our students the fundamentals of the sport as well as lessons that will carry over well past the season. This year, Machaela Swartout, our head girls soccer coach, was nominated by the Evergreen 1A league as the Coach of the Year! MaryAnn Baker, who has been a tennis coach for 37 years, was recently honored with the U.S. Army Salute to a Coach Award for personifying the U.S. Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. Congratulations to all of our student athletes and coaches for a successful season. 


Transportation Update

There are 295 school districts in Washington State yet KOMO news chose to highlight the great work that the Eatonville community is doing to address the bus driver shortage! We were featured several times by KOMO in articles which culminated in a spot on TV on November 13th. It was an honor to highlight the great work that our transportation department is doing as well as point out that 41 members of our community stepped up and applied for bus driver positions. This has put us in a great position to get all of our students to school within a few weeks. Thank you Eatonville community! Here is a link to that story that highlights our Eatonville School District and community.


Levy Forum and Information

I want to thank the 75 community members who attended our public levy forum as well as the 200+ people who filled out our levy survey. We shared your ideas and priorities with members of our school board and together, designed our levy measures to reflect your priorities. Now that the school board has passed a resolution to run an Education Programs and Operations Levy and a Capital Levy, we can now officially share levy information with you to make sure that you have all of the information you need as voters for the upcoming February 2024 election. If you desire further information, please do not hesitate to contact me . If you need to register to vote or update your address so that you can vote in the next election, we have linked the website in this newsletter.

School counselors/social workers and other members of our Eatonville School District team provide support to students and families throughout the year but I would like to highlight them for their extra care and concern for our families and community members during the holiday season. Thank you! Likewise, I would like to thank our community partners for their generosity and kindness to our students and families. Eatonville Strong!


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