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Principal's Message

August 21, 2017


Hello CMS Community,

I want to officially welcome everyone to the 2017-18 school year.  I am truly excited to be seeing your sons and daughters come to Chimacum Middle School and continue their academic journey.  I hope that you are enjoying your summer and getting ready to come back to CMS and grow and learn. For some, it is continuing the journey of being a middle school student and for our 6th grade students it is a time of new beginnings. 

This year we have two new teachers at Chimacum Middle School.  Bryon Monohon and Jessica Rushton will be teaching math. Our team of educators and administration are dedicated to working with you, as educational partners, to create opportunities for students to experience success throughout their time at Chimacum Middle School. Every student can do well and achieve when we establish high expectations and work collectively to provide the needed support for students to meet and exceed those expectations.

This year the focus in the district is academic achievement, attendance, and student involvement.  As the year progresses, we ask parents and guardians to reinforce the importance of all three of these areas. These are essential components for student success and with your assistance we know that we can be successful. Parental input and collaboration is something we strongly value and encourage in our school community. It takes a team approach to provide a safe and structured learning environment for all of our students.

I love being the principal at Chimacum Middle School.  I get to work with a wonderful and hard-working staff, wonderful students, supportive families, and amazing community.  As you know, the middle school years are such a critical time in the development of students.  I look forward to working with each of you to make this school year a success. Please feel free to call me at 360-302-5946 if you have questions throughout the year.

Enjoy the rest of your time off!  I look forward to seeing all of the new and familiar faces as we return to school. 

See you soon!


David Carthum

Chimacum Middle School Principal


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