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Principal's Message

  • November 17, 2017

    Hello Spanaway Middle School Families,

    Thank you for coming to our fall conferences. We enjoyed seeing everyone. Our students did a fabulous job sharing their progress and goals. Many of them were able to set goals for the year with you. This was a great time for them to begin understanding the importance of attending school and working hard. We sent out a conference survey for parents to fill out. Please take the time to complete this short survey. This helps us as we plan for the future.

    Many times we ask our children how school went. The answer to our question is typically the similar. Are you tired of getting the same answer? Try some of these:

    This week was our annual food drive for families. We would like to thank everyone who donated. We had a huge outpouring of donations. This will make a difference for many of our families and the community. Thank you!!  

    Like us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram #ignitingfamilies                

    Have you noticed our attendance board as you come into our school? We have been over 90% almost every day this year. That means we have had most of our students attending school every day. Research shows we are more likely to graduate when our attendance in middle school is high. Thank you for sending your child(ren) to school.                

    From everyone at Spanaway Middle School, we wish you the best during the Thanksgiving holiday.                   

    Shannon Leatherwood


    Spanaway Middle School

High School & Beyond Planning

  • ATTENTION 7th & 8th Grade Parents and Guardians 

    GEARUP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), supports our students to start planning in middle school for college and career readiness and completing their degrees.  The following links provide information to students and their families of postsecondary options, preparation, and finances.

    Click here for more information.


    Have you completed the COLLEGE BOUND Application for your 7th or 8th Grade Student?  If not, please contact our office so we can assist you!

Contact Us

  • Spanaway Middle School
    15701 B Street East
    Tacoma, WA 98445

    Phone:  253.683.5400
    Fax:  253.683.5498


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