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Principal's Message

August 2016

Hello CMS Community,

I want to officially welcome everyone to the 2016-17 school year and introduce myself.  My name is David Carthum, and I am thrilled and excited to be the new principal of Chimacum Middle School. 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. 

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 educational journey. 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.

As the year progresses, we ask parents and guardians to please stress the importance of regular daily attendance, appropriate student dress, and taking an active role in their students' learning. These are essential components for student success and need to be reinforced at home. 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 am honored to be able to serve as the Chimacum Middle School Principal. I get to work with our highly qualified and dedicated 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.

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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