About Our School

  • Mission statement
    Our mission at Machias Elementary is to create an environment which promotes life-long learning and, with our community, share the responsibilities of preparing children for life. 

    School colors and mascot
    Machias school colors are blue and white. Our mascot is the bobcat. The colors and mascot were chosen by our students in the 1980s.

    Student program
    Machias school emphasizes a comprehensive academic program designed to meet the needs of each individual student. In addition to traditional classrooms, a variety of supplemental programs, including a highly capable classroom, a resource room, the learning assistance program, the English language learner program, speech services and occupational/physical therapy services, help meet a wide range of student needs. Classrooms are also supported by a librarian, a music specialist and a physical education specialist.

    Parent involvement
    Machias School is fortunate to be supported by very active and committed PTG (Parent Teacher Group). Our PTG meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in our library. New members are always welcome!

    Parents are welcome to visit their child's classroom. Please contact the teacher in advance to arrange for an appropriate time to visit. For the safety of our students, all visitors are required to sign in at the office and pick up a visitor's badge before continuing through the school campus.

    All school volunteers must fill out a volunteer packet and have a current Washington State Patrol background check on file. Background checks must be renewed every two years.  Packets are available in the school office.