Principal Mark Cain

Greetings Alki families!

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! I hope you all have had a restful fun filled relaxing summer and are ready to return to school. Though it seems like yesterday we ended the school year, I am ready to be back and  I am excited to begin my fourth year as principal at Alki.

As a principal, I have 2 main goals that everything we do must align to: 1. Create a positive and caring culture that is safe and conducive to learning, and 2. Ensure high levels of learning for every student every day. Despite the ever-changing systems for how we do school (Synergy, ParentSquare, and the like!), I pledge to you I will provide the vision and the support to our school to ensure we are pursuing these two goals with focus and commitment.

As teachers, we are here to support students in attaining the skills and knowledge they need to be successful 21st-century citizens. As parents, you want to support your children to be the best they can be and to find success in whatever they decide they want to do. Working together to engage students in a way that creates opportunities for them to think more deeply, learn more fully, and prepare for life beyond middle school is something we all have to work on together. Let’s work together to make sure YOUR child achieves the highest level possible this school year.

 Valuing EVERY student,

 Mark Cain
Principal, Alki MS

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