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Being "future ready" is a mindset in the Mead School District with an approach to education where students have the opportunity to explore the innovative programs, content and resources that provide them with the skills and experiences essential for thriving in tomorrow's world. 

Click here to check out our video series for a glimpse into how our elementary students EXPAND new skills, our middle school students EXPLORE their interests, and our high school students gain EXPERIENCE that prepares them for whatever is next.

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Enrollment for 2024-25 is now open for incoming kindergarteners and new K-12 students to the Mead School District. Please visit for more information and links to online registration or PDF paper registration packets.

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During the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors held on Monday, December 11th, District Superintendent Travis Hanson and Chief Financial Officer Heather Ellingson introduced the Citizen's Guide to the Budget, a comprehensive financial handbook designed to provide community members with a more accessible and easier-to-understand look at the district's annual budgeting procedures and financial position.

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For those of you who have lost a loved one to suicide, we are so sorry for your loss and hope have or will soon find peace in their memories. The Saturday before Thanksgiving is a day we honor family and friends of those lost to suicide. It is a day of reflection, a day to show gratitude and appreciation for the time spent with each other. It is also an opportunity to support others who have experienced this tragic loss. November 18th is Suicide Loss Survivor day. Losing a loved one to suicide is a terrible tragedy and comes with a lot of complicated feelings. We are so fortunate to have support in our community to help survivors of suicide loss find peace with the loss.

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The Mead High School and Mt. Spokane High School Yearbook teams each earned a number of awards for writing and photography at the National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association Fall Convention in Boston, Mass., in early November.

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With the onset of cold weather throughout the area during winter months, the Mead School District will operate with the following processes in the event of low temperatures:

  • For morning arrival: if the temperature is 20 degrees or colder (including wind chill/feels like) students will be instructed to line up inside the building. For example, if the air temperature reads 21 or higher, but the temperature with wind chill reads 20 or below, inside lineup will commence.
  • For recess: if the temperature is 15 degrees or colder (including wind chill/feels like), then students will stay inside for an indoor recess period. 
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With very heavy hearts, the Mead School District is grieving the loss of James Tucker, a beloved teacher and coach at Mountainside Middle School, who tragically lost his life in a hiking accident over the weekend.  

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The Mead School District Board of Directors is seeking applications from citizens interested in being appointed to a committee to write the for/against statements for the Spokane County Local Voters’ Pamphlet related to renewal of the Educational Programs & Operations Levy, to be considered in the February 13, 2024 election. Those interested can apply by filling out the form at by Friday, Oct 27, 2023.

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As shared in my Superintendent Entry Plan, one of my primary goals in these first few months (and throughout this first year) is to do a lot of listening. I have much to learn! I look forward to hosting a number of small group meetings to share some dialogue with parents and community members about our schools.

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The Mead School District hosted its 12th Annual Community Show & Shine Car Show on Sept. 9 at Mt. Spokane High School. More than 40 cars were on display of the front lawn at MSHS, whose Marching Band delivered a fantastic performance for event attendees.

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The Mead School District Transportation Department launched a new Bus GPS-connected smartphone application. Read on for more!