LaVenture Family,

We are well into the fourth quarter of the school year and speeding along toward the Moving Up ceremony and the end of another school year.  Although the last day of school has been moved to Monday, June 17 because of snow days, the Moving Up ceremony will happen on Friday, June 14th at 9:30 AM in the gymnasium. Participating 8th graders need to be here by 9:00 AM on the 14th.

In order for an 8th grade student to participate in Moving Up, he/she must:

1) Show evidence of sufficient academic effort during 4th quarter (no newly assigned

standards evaluated IE (Insufficient Evidence) during 4th quarter)

2) Have appropriate behavior and not be under discipline at the time of the ceremony.

Thank you for your attendance at Student/Parent Conferences in March. They were highly successful, with over 430 students and families represented.

We are about to begin SBA testing, and our students have been preparing for this experience all year long. Testing began April 29th and will continue on and off through the month of May and into June. Not every student will test every day, but this will be a major priority for the entire month of May. One significant change: students will take ELA and math portions of the test with their ELA and math teachers, as part of their regular class.  

If you have specific questions about test dates for your student, please call us. Please make sure your students are well-rested and present for the test. Please encourage them to take the tests seriously and to give their best effort, because the tests help the school determine what we are doing well and what we can do better. For testing days, students may use their own headphones if they choose.

There are many events to be aware of in the next months:

May 6 – Parent Group meeting – Cafeteria 6:30-7:45 pm

May 21 – Ice Cream Social for families new to LaVenture (6:00-7:30)

May 23 & 24 – 8th Grade Band Tour

May 28 -- All-City Band Festival – MVHS Gymnasium 7:00 pm

June 3 – Dual Language Celebration (5:00-7:00)

June 4 – Orchestra Concert (7:30 pm), Mount Baker Gymnasium

June 6 – Band Finale Concert (7:00 pm), LaVenture Performing Arts Center

June 11 - LaVenture Choir Concert, 7 pm, LaVenture Performing Arts Center

June 14 – Moving Up ceremony – 9:30 am in the gymnasium

Moving Up Dance -- 7:00-9:00 pm in the MVHS Cafeteria

June 17 – Last Day of School – Early release (12:00)


Thank you for all the support you have provided this year. It is our privilege to work with you and your students.


Dave Riddle