Thank You Teachers! We Appreciate You!

May 06, 20

Thank You!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, though in reality, every week should be Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers have always deserved our thanks for the great work they do to educate our children, but in the current climate, they are really going above and beyond.

Here are a few examples of the great work teachers are doing to keep our children educated and engaged.


Mathieson and Rosenbach, head football coaches and athletic directors at Mountain View and Union high schools, share supervisory roles at Camp Evergreen and teach the kids a socially distanced version of games like capture-the-flag.

Camp Evergreen is staffed by Evergreen Public Schools personnel - the program at Crestline Elementary School has provided free childcare for area children ages 30 months to 12 years whose parents or guardians are first responders and health care professionals.

Kelso Logo

Kelso School District staff and students have launched a communitywide virtual effort this week to raise people’s spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic school closures.

“The idea behind the KELSO STRONG Virtual Spirit Week is to continue promoting positive community and school spirit,” Superintendent Mary Beth Tack said in a prepared statement.

Moses Lake Graduation

Unable to host a typical graduation ceremony due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Moses Lake High School will be sending off its class of 2020 with a parade next month.

"We cannot replace the experiences you have been deprived of, however, we have a plan to ensure that the Senior Class of 2020 will NOT be forgotten!" said MLHS Principal Triscia Hochstatter.

Zoom Meeting

Spanish-language teacher Melisa Troche leads a Zoom video call with her students in Vancouver on Monday. Troche led students through a craft activity to make bunnies in celebration of the spring season.

Troche’s students, all 21 of them, tuned in right on cue at 10 a.m. for an hour of singing, crafting paper rabbits and a timely storybook reading of “Germs Are Not for Sharing,” by Elizabeth Verdick.

Teachers Singing on Zoom

North Thurston Public Schools choir teachers sing The Beatle's song “Yesterday.”

North Thurston Public School choir teachers have a message for their students while schools are shuttered in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, says Stephanie Bivins, who teaches at Aspire Middle School.

“We really terribly miss our students, and we wish more than anything that we could be back with them, making music together.”

“It’s really, really hard to not be singing and making music, so want to provide those opportunities to create and respond to each other.”

Jen Davis Wickens

Jen Davis Wickens, CEO of Impact Public Schools, started a GoFundMe campaign to raise enough money to buy a Chromebook, internet access, and food for her students.

In only four days, the campaign had raised over $20,000, enough to buy more than 200 computers and other supplies, and GoFundMe named Davis Wickens one of their heroes of the month for her efforts.

Thank you to all educators in our WSIPC Cooperative and beyond!

You are an inspiration!

WSIPC is a non-profit public agency that provides technology solutions (including Qmlativ), services, and support to K-12 schools. WSIPC’s purpose is to help schools do more with every dollar and to empower them with the tools to work smarter. To learn how your district can become part of the WSIPC Cooperative, contact us at or 425.349.6600.

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