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Principal's Message

MLHS Office Hours: 7AM - 3:30PM


August 2022


Greetings, Students and Families,


As we prepare to begin the 2022-2023 school year at Moses Lake High School, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as Principal of the high school and to welcome all of our new and returning students and their families back for another school year.


This will be my 7th year at Moses Lake High school, where I had served as an Assistant Principal prior to my new role as school Principal.  This will be my 41st year of working with students in the high school setting.  Call me crazy, but I enjoy working with the high school aged student.  Adolescents bring such an intersection of potential, fearlessness, and creativity to all those who spend time with them.  


In past years, we have focused our attention on student connection and engagement with all that we undertook at the high school.  We will continue that emphasis, with an eye towards building school spirit and belonging.  Please know that everyone at the school is here to serve you (students and their families).  Don't hesitate to reach out to any of us.


As you prepare to return your student to the school, one of our areas of emphasis this year will be regular attendance at school.  The comedian Woody Allen once said "80% of success in life is just showing up."  If that's the case, then it's likely that the other 20% is following up.  At Moses Lake High School, we believe that showing up matters.  At Moses Lake High School, we will also follow up with our students, in all sorts of ways.  Every one of our students matter and so our work will involve interacting with, challenging and engaging with students and their families.  In service to this work, we welcome and request your communication with us, administrators, teachers, and staff regarding information and insights into your child's academic, social and emotional growth and success.

It is our primary hope and goal this year that Moses Lake High School is a place the students want to come to each day.  It is our hope that the school is a welcoming and warm place for them to live out their high school years.  Thank you in advance for supporting and holding us to that aspiration.


As we start up the school year, I wanted to draw your attention to a few changes.


School yearbook and ID photos will be taken by Dorian Studios during the first two days of school (Aug. 31 and Sept. 1)


There will be counselor student/parent drop in sessions, as before, the week before school begins.


We will continue the new tradition from last year, with the 9th grade welcome BBQ/Hot Dog Social the evening before the start of school (Tues. Aug. 30 5-7pm)


(Please check the school calendar for more specifics on this.). In addition, will be grade-level mailings preparing your student for the beginning of the year in next several weeks.



Together, we ASPIRE ~~  BELIEVE ~~ CONNECT so each student has life-long success.


It's a great day to be a Mav!


Sheila Kries

Principal, Moses Lake High School

[email protected]