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Mead forming panel to revise boundaries

The Mead School District Board has established a citizens’ advisory committee to recommend student attendance boundary revisions.

The revisions are necessary for the opening of the district’s eighth elementary school in the fall of 2007.

Secondary student attendance areas also will be addressed. The committee will be made up of two parent representatives from each school. They will begin work in October and meet weekly with a scheduled recommendation by June.

If you are interested, submit your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, school(s) your child or children attend and a brief statement of your interest in serving the district.

Send the information to the attention of Al Swanson, Superintendent, Mead School District, 12828 N. Newport Hwy, Mead, WA 99021 or e-mail If you have any questions, contact Al Swanson at 465-6014.

Midway names principal

Ralph Thayer was named principal of Mead School District’s Midway Elementary over the summer.

Thayer, a Montana native, has 27 years of experience in education, including 15 years as an elementary principal (12 years in Billings), as well as teaching, coaching and guidance counseling experience.

Thayer replaces Julie Perron, who was appointed principal of Grant Elementary in Spokane.

St. George’s‘ SATs are in

St. George’s School’s class of 2005 averaged a score of 1,300 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

SAT scores for St. George’s students averaged 639 on the verbal score and 661 in math, for a combined total score of 1,300.

Washington state average scores were 532 in verbal and 534 in math and 1,066 combined.

The national average verbal score was 508, and math was 520, for a combined average score of 1,028. A top score is 800 in verbal and 800 in math for a 1,600 total score.

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