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By Max Erikson

School year brings new teachers


September 13, 2017

The school year is in full swing for Goldendale families as kids get acquainted with their new classrooms and new teachers. Now that summer break is over, it is time to get down to the business of learning.

For the start of the school year the student body count for the district is 960, up 33 students from a year ago.

Superintendent Mark Heid says it is the highest number of students in the last five years.

“It is exciting to see that we are growing,” Heid said. “The biggest areas of growth was in our primary school, especially in kindergarten.”

The district also had a surge in new teachers this year with 14 and Heid says a strong recruiting effort by the district to fill those po...

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