Community Message Feb. 24th

Good evening students, staff, families and community,

We’ve wrapped up our first week back after Mid-Winter Break, and we’re heading into the weekend with some snow in the forecast. 


Here’s a note from Mr. Marshall;  “Last weekend the Blaine HS Choir Program sent an unprecedented 7 singers to All State choir and 4 singers to All Northwest choir. 11 singers in total. These singers sent in a recorded audition in October that consisted of Range Testing, Solo singing, and Sight reading. Singers all over WA, OR, ID, AK, WY, and MO submitted recordings. Out of all the recordings submitted, the best singers were chosen to be part of a mass choir that learned 7 challenging and inspiring choral works. Students that were chosen had to learn this music on their own time. Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday the students were in rehearsals culminating in a gala concert in Belleview at the Meydenbauer Center and the Hyatt Regency. The sound that these groups created was immense, beautiful and inspiring. Jacob Licata (9th) from Concert choir was chosen for a solo on one of the pieces. A HUGE honor. They returned to school totally amped on singing and choir and ready to bring what they learned to our next performance!”


Our student athletes have been busy representing our community with tenacity and pride. Borderite wrestlers competed at the Mat Classic last weekend. They returned from the state championships with two 2nd place, one 3rd and one 4th for individuals, and a top 10 finish for both the girls and boys teams.  In basketball, the Borderites will hit the court against Zillah in Yakima tomorrow. They have already secured themselves a spot at the Yakima Sun Dome and the state tournament next week. 


For anyone who comes to Blaine School District, it doesn’t take long to learn how truly beloved Bob Gray is as a member of our faculty and as a member of our greater community. I am very pleased that plans are in the works for an opportunity to recognize his illustrious career and the generations of Borderites whose lives he has impacted. On Tuesday May 2nd he will conduct his final high school concert, along with what we hope will be a large showing of alumni as well. If you had band with Mr. Gray, dust off your instrument, borrow or rent one, and watch for an alumni band form in the coming weeks. It will be one last chance to play “On Wisconsin” (among others) just for him! 

My next Supper with the Superintendent will be on Wednesday, March 8th at 6 P.M. at Birch Bay Bible Community Church. I hope you can join me, as I expect we’ll be talking about school funding and school schedules. 


Monday, February 27th - Regularly Scheduled Late Start
Wednesday, March 8th - Supper with the Superintendent


Dr. Christopher Granger
Each Student. Each Day.