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  • Walk-A-Thon Date Change

    PTA Fundraiser will take place 6/8/18

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  • Center for Strong Families

    The United Way of Pierce County and the Bethel School District have partnered to bring free financial assistance and employment help to our community. The Center for Strong Families is the latest addition to the Bethel Family Center, which offers help to local families in a variety of ways. Go to https://youtu.be/VFYatxSBmy8 to get more information.

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  • Before and After School Care Coming to Bethel

    Beginning in the fall of 2018 before and after school care will be available. Check out www.rightatschool.org for more information.

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  • Communication During Emergencies

    If you are unable to reach the Kapowsin Elementary School main office by phone due to a power outage or other emergency, please call the school district central office. They will be able to relay messages to us and we can respond to you as appropriate. ESC Receptionist: 253-683-6000

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Principal's Message

  • August 2017


    Dear Kapowsin Families:

    I hope that the summer months have provided you with opportunities to rest, renew, and enjoy the company of family and friends.  At the end of last school year, Ms. McPhail accepted a position in Federal Way, allowing her to work closer to home. This summer has allowed me to begin the transition from Roy Elementary to Kapowsin as your new principal. I would like to formally introduce myself and share a little bit about my background, beliefs, and my excitement about becoming Kapowsin’s newest principal.

    I have been in education for 23 years and have degrees from Central Washington University and the University of Washington.  I have always looked for ways to make a positive impact on every school I have worked in.  My professional background includes experience at elementary, middle, and high school:

    •      Classroom teacher – 9 years (traditional & laptop classrooms)
    •      Instructional Coach – 2 years
    •      School Administration – 12 years

    My early interactions with some of the staff and community members have highlighted their pride and commitment to the education and overall well-being of our students. I am excited to work in partnership with the Kapowsin staff, students and community because I see the incredible opportunities we have to make a positive and lasting impact on our students.  I am thrilled to have such a strong instructional team of dedicated teachers and staff.  With our relatively small student population, I am confident we will make impressive gains with each of our students and make a strong statement about the powerful impact of being dedicated and committed to student learning.

    As both a parent and a school administrator, there are three core values by which I operate: 1) Clear & Honest Communication; 2) Success Through Teamwork; and most importantly 3) Commitment to Student Learning.  With this approach I will do all I can to ensure the success of each of our young Cougars.  I look forward to meeting you soon and working as part of the Kapowsin community. I invite you to contact me with any concerns, suggestions, or questions regarding the vision and direction of Kapowsin Elementary.


     David M. Cordell, Principal


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    10412 264th Street East
    Graham, WA 98338

    Phone:  253.683.8600
    Fax:  253.683.8698

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