Muckleshoot Tribal School – Middle School
The middle school years at Muckleshoot are a time when the brain reorganizes and prepares the child for young adulthood. This transition is an exciting, fun, and sometimes challenging period for youth! Many emotional, social, and intellectual changes occur and additional support and guidance are needed to assure success.
Our curriculum includes Art, Culture, Language Arts, Library Education, Life Skills, Math, Native Language, Physical Education, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Wood Shop. Counseling, resource education, and other special services are available for students who qualify for these additional services. Interscholastic athletics are offered for boys and girls interested in baseball, basketball, track, and volleyball. The school also provides a free and nutritional breakfast and lunch program for growth and development.
We welcome parent and community involvement at middle school and ask that you consider volunteering at our school. Students are frequently sent out into the tribal and global communities for project-based and service learning. Please contact us if you have an idea or opportunity you would like us to share with our sixth, seventh, or eighth grade students. You are always welcome and valued in our learning community.
|History / Native American Studies / STEM||Christie Kolbe|
|Math / Art||Robert Kempton|
|Special Ed Resource Room||Peg Luebbers|
|Special Ed EBD Room||Maggie Monaghan|
|Language Arts||Dave Daley|
|History / 8th Grade Leadership||Matthew Baroch|
|Science / Forestry||Aaron Merritt|
|7th Grade Leadership||Leah Simeon|
|Whultshootseed||Elizabeth Ocampo / Morgan Sohappy|
My name is Cameron McGinnis. I am very excited to be working with the Muckleshoot tribal school. Most of my life was spent in the Midwest. My bachelor’s degree is from Wright State University (RAIDER UP!) I received my master’s degree from Indiana State University (GO SYCAMORES!)
As the middle school counselor I address the developmental needs of all students through a comprehensive school counseling program in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development through classroom guidance, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support – working with students through school-wide events, in the classrooms, in small groups and individually.
I am here to help students be successful. I look forward to working with your children and getting to know them throughout the school year. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via email (Cameron.email@example.com ) or by phone (253-931-6709*3813) I am always available to help your children. I am looking forward to a wonderful year.
After School Club Experience (ACE) club combines community service, academic support, outdoor experience, life skills, and STREAM into biweekly meetings/weekend field trips that is student focused and driven. The club is a reorganization of previous middle school groups that allow students to participate in different activities of their choosing with adult guidance. During the after school meetings, students prepare for monthly field trips, work on homework and/or missing assignments, complete a free reading session, and work on cultural projects. ACE Club is for 6th – 9th graders and is funded through the 21st Century Afterschool Program grant.
For more information, please contact Christie Kolbe, Christie.Kolbe@muckleshoottribalschool.org
The students in the Whulshootseed Language classes at MTS learn to read, write, speak, and spell in their native tongue. This is an exciting time to be working with language and culture and to see the students’ enthusiasm and understanding of the need for language revitalization. We have been working from the beginning with the Whulshootseed alphabet and “basic conversation phrases” such as; introductions, emotions, body parts, family members, etc… and progressing the difficulty levels from there. MTS and the administrative team are a strong support to the Language and Culture programs which contributes to the students’ success.