Superintendent’s Message

Marsh Dr SWelcome to the 2016-17 school year!  As we get off to a strong start, here are a few things I am especially excited about in Darrington Schools:

  • Band: last year’s instrumental music class has grown into 2 bands this fall—a first year band and an advanced band.  Both sound great and will be ready to perform at assemblies, concerts, and athletic contests.
  • Food Services: with grant funding, we replaced our freezer, refrigerator, and steamer, and are working with area partners to bring fresh foods to our schools.
  • Volleyball and Football are both off to strong starts this season, and MS Volleyball is now underway.  I am proud of the spirit and determination our student-athletes show on the court and in the classroom.
  • Academics: state test results increased on average about 10% this year.  College in the High School offerings in English, Math and Computer Science, our English and Mathematics will provide students more options to become college and career ready.
  • Last year our PE department brought back archery instruction just ahead of NFAA Nationals.  This year our students will continue archery and  learn the rules of the road with our bicycle curriculum.
  • Darrington boasts one of the best STEM programs in our state, regardless of school size.  We are proud of the addition of engineering and Microsoft computer science courses, along with Glacier Peak Institute classes outdoor education opportunities our district is known for.

As we continue the new school year, I encourage you to stay engaged in our community schools.  Please call or email with questions or for more information.  Follow your child’s progress on Skyward, which now has a useful smartphone app.  Our Facebook and Twitter feeds are the best source for current information.  Together we will make this a great year for Darrington youth!


Dr. Buck Marsh, Superintendent

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