Principal Welcome Message

Thomasina Rogers

Greetings and a warm welcome to our new and returning Grizzly families!

Our school, located in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, is part of a wonderful community that supports our district initiatives: (1) ensuring equity; (2) increasing student engagement; (3) improving reading achievement.

Together, our GM Team and families have worked hard to close opportunity gaps between our two, largest subgroups -- low income and special education students. Here’s how:

  • being culturally responsive to individual social-emotional needs of students

  • creating a school-family and classroom-family environment

  • data collection and analysis

  • targeted, small group instruction

  • and ongoing professional development for continuous improvement

Green Mountain is a place where ALL students are successful in a variety of ways.  We offer before- and after-school YKids childcare, clubs, Job Squad, instrumental music and numerous family evening events.  Stay connected with us by checking your child’s backpack, review Enews emails, and ‘follow’ us on Twitter (@GMPrincipal1). In Fall 2018, our school inherited a flight simulator from newly remodeled Central Kitsap High School in hopes of creating a STEM Maker-Space in our Library.  Most importantly, our team is committed to becoming a trauma-sensitive school where we find ways to create and sustain authentic relationships with kids that inspire them to set and attain personal goals.

Each GM Grizzly is held accountable to our school-wide expectations (Grizzly ABCs):

  • Always do your best

  • Be respectful, responsible and safe

  • Care, cooperate and be kind

  • Dare to try

  • Encourage others

We encourage students to be empathetic problem-solvers, and we also encourage kids to advocate for themselves and others. All members of our schoolhouse are expected to care for our facility -- it’s our family home Monday-Friday, and beautiful spaces leads to beautiful minds learning!

Your commitment and partnership for student success is paramount.  Only TOGETHER, can we truly help kids achieve their fullest potential. We are honored to be part of your child(ren)’s education, and we always look forward to a brighter future!  Go, Grizzlies!

Warmest Regards,

Thomasina Rogers, Principal