Thursday, October 14, 2021

K-8 Fire Drill Completed!

Great job with the fire drill today.   Students and staff quickly and quietly evacuated the school in less than  90 seconds and returned to classroom learning in less than 9 minutes.  Thank you, students and staff! 

Monday, October 11, 2021

No School


Today we honor the cultures, legacies and histories of the people who have
 called this continent home for thousands of years.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Back to school...less than two weeks.

The following memo was created for a Sunday evening delivery, but the local fire sent me in a different direction. I hope that everyone is safe and healthy. It's hard to witness the devastation and destruction of a fire. I am so thankful for the dedication and hard work of our local fire departments.

If you know of anyone who needs assistance, please encourage them to reach out to the district. We are here and eager to help.

Stay Safe,

Dear Parents, guardians, and students!

The excitement of the new school year is sure starting to bubble up! I can't wait to have students, staff, and families back in our hallways. One of my main goals this school year is to give students meaningful experiences that make learning engaging and fun. I am looking forward to seeing playful classroom games, amusing assemblies, and engaging field trips this school year. Additionally, I look forward to challenging a few students at a four-square game or two! I have been working on my backspin bounce.

Research has highlighted that "having fun while learning also helps students retain information better because the process is enjoyable and memorable." We have sure been through quite a bit during the last year and a half. This year, I am challenging our staff to seek joy-filled experiences within their classroom.

This year our first-day packets are going to be completed online. The link to these forms is posted on our Facebook and school website under the Family ID link. If possible, please complete these forms before the start of school. Additionally, families are welcomed to come into the school to complete the paperwork on a school computer. While you are in the building, please be sure to swing by my office to say "Hi!"

Finally, preschool and kindergarten registration is now open. If you know any three to five-year-old children, please encourage their parent(s) to stop by the K-8 school's office to complete their registration form for preschool or kindergarten. Ms. Tammy will be ready to help our newest students begin their public school journey.

As we enter the last two weeks of our summer, I hope that all of you find some extra time to have fun as a family. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Mr. Joachim, Principal
Springdale K-8

Friday, August 6, 2021


Friday, June 4, 2021

8th Grade Promotion

This year has truly been filled with many challenges.  It's time to close out the school year and celebrate our 8th graders as they promote to high school.  

Please join us at the outside covered play area on Tuesday, June 8th at 7PM.  

8th-grade participants need to arrive at 6:30PM and are asked to dress up for this special occasion.   After the ceremony, we will have some light refreshments and photo opportunities. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

MS Field Trip Reminder

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope that everyone is making the most of this remote learning day.  Please be sure to work on the checkpoints to wrap up all the final projects.  Remember, projects are worth 80 percent of your grade.

Tomorrow is our choice field trip day, where students have selected a field trip of their choosing: Hiawatha Bike Ride, Camp Gifford Ropes Course,  Spokane Tribe Archeological Sites, Stonerose Fossil Dig.  Those who have elected not to participate in field trips will stay home for a remote learning day. 

Some students are still missing permission slips for the field trips.  Please stop by the office to complete one, or fill out the attached form and return it via email or text.

Finally, it is going to be a hot and sunny day tomorrow.  Please be sure to bring a water bottle and sunscreen.

See you in the morning.

Brett Joachim, Principal
Springdale Middle School


Field Form.pdf 

Camp Gifford Ropes.pdf 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Weekly Memo: Tutoring, Testing, 8th Grade Promotion, Field Trip

Welcome back!  It was truly delightful to have all students back on campus today.  I want to encourage students to finish this year strong. We only have three more weeks of this crazy school year!

After-school tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays will continue through the end of the school year. Transportation is available for those who need a ride home at 5 PM. Please contact the middle school office at 258.4725 for more info. 

Spring Testing
Students will be completing the Measure of Academic Progress(MAP) testing on Friday, June 4th, and Monday, June 7th. Please be sure to do your very best on this assessment. There will not be a state assessment this year.  

The 8th-grade promotion is on June 8th at 7 PM. We will be hosting this event outside under the new covered play area north of the Elementary building. We invite all 8th grade students to attend and encourage you to dress in a semi-formal manner.   June 8th will be the last day of school for all 8th graders.

Field Trip
Middle School students will have an opportunity to participate in a field trip on Thursday, June 3rd. Students will select from one of four trips. All trips are limited to 25 students and will follow safety protocols. Additionally, all trips are going to be outside events.

Students will earn the right to participate in the field trips by showing evidence of achievement (being current or completing three items) in all classes and maintaining good behavior. Review the field trip options and make your selection at: MS Field Trip Description and Selection

Our students have demonstrated exceptional perseverance throughout this school year. I am looking forward to celebrating our 8th graders and participating in field trips with our students. Thank you for all your hard work.

Mr. Joachim, Principal
Springdale Middle School



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Monday, May 17, 2021

MS Memo:  Online Learning 

MS Memo:  Online Learning 

Good Morning!  

I hope that everyone is healthy and that you enjoyed our wonderful weekend.  This week is dedicated to online learning to allow some time to help limit any additional community spread of COVID 19.     

Tomorrow, the district will be delivering meal packets to families who had been signed up for meal delivery.  If your family has not previously received meal packets and would like to receive one this week, please send me an email to make sure you are added to the list.

Additionally, the teachers have created homework packets to help students with limited internet connections.  Please let me know if you or a friend may require a printed homework packet.  Feel free to stop by the school to grab a packet or any needed supplies!

Remember, this week is a school week, and all students need to attend the Google meets and work on the Summit Learning platform. 

I look forward to connecting with everyone soon.  More information will come out by Wednesday afternoon regarding next week.

Mr. Joachim, Principal
Springdale Middle School
WE CARE     


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

After School Tutoring

After School Tutoring
Starting May 4th, we will be offering after school tutoring on Tuesday and
Thursday! Tutoring will start at 3:10 PM and go to 5:00 PM.  An activity bus
will be available but will run on a limited route.  

Please return the permission slips sent home to the middle school office to sign-up. 
Feel free to call the middle school office to get more information. 258-4725

Friday, March 26, 2021

Memo: Parent-Conference Week, Spring Break, Gradual Re-Opening

Dear MS Families,

As a young boy, my grandmother would often send my brother and I outside to find the first blossoming flowers.  We would search high and low in the woods trying to find grandma a flower...I now know that see greatly enjoyed the peace and quiet with us being outside.  I hope that everyone will find some time to enjoy this new season.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Next week is our parent-conferences.  To help make sure that all students have in-person learning, we have modified our schedule for the week.  Please note the follow change:
     Monday: Hybrid Group A
     Tuesday: Hybrid Group B
     Wednesday: Remote Learning
     Thursday: Conferences 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
     Friday: Conferences 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Spring Break:
April 5-9th is our spring break week.  We encourage everyone to have to have a fun, yet safe, break.  We will return from spring break on April 12th in our normal hybrid model with Group A students attending Monday and Tuesday, and Group B students attending Thursday and Friday. 

Gradual Re-opening
On April 19th, it is our hope to open school to a full in-person learning model.  We will be monitoring our COVID numbers closely and are excited to see our district move to more instructional dates.  All of us are looking forward to getting back to our normal routines. More information will be coming out as soon as possible.

Have a great weekend.

Mr. Joachim 


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Monday, February 15, 2021

President's Day: No School

President’s Day was originally created in 1885 to recognize President George Washington’s birthday on February 22nd. Over time, it came to be known as Presidents’ Day to celebrate all presidents. In 1971, it was formally set to be the third Monday in February, thus creating the three-day weekend that many of come to enjoy!