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WELCOME to Wascher Elementary School -- a strong and vibrant learning community where WE CARE… to support students, WE DARE… to embrace high expectations and WE SHARE… a passion for learning. This is truly an extraordinary place for teaching and learning and I’m honored to serve as the principal of this very special school.

We are proud of our students at Wascher. We strive to teach to the whole child fostering growth academically, socially and emotionally while they are with us. By teaching with intention our students have experienced great success in their state assessments last spring! They were above state average in English Language Arts, Math and Science (5th only) in third, fourth and fifth grade in ALL areas. We are exceptionally proud of our students who struggle with obstacles like poverty, disabilities and language because they too were above state average in ALL areas. Our teachers are incredible too, they believe that assessment gives us important information, and work very hard to make it a positive, empowering, emotionally supportive experience for students. These results affirm for us that strong teaching in a nurturing environment creates an opportunity for amazing learning for our kids.

At Wascher we value each and every family and know that by working together, we do make a difference.  It is very important to me that your child has a positive and successful year.  I believe that good communication between staff, parents and students and working as a team is essential.  I always welcome your thoughts, questions or concerns.  Please consider yourself invited to stop by or give me a call at 503-565-5400 any time.  I look forward to working with you and your children.  This is going to be a fantastic school year!

~Kourtney Ferrua, Principal

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