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Principal's Message

  • August 16, 2018

    Hello Spanaway Middle School Families:

    We are excited to begin another successful school year together! We are also excited to welcome our new assistant principal, Mrs. Kelsey (Carr) Brookman, and our new associate administrator, Mrs. Marnie Moore. We wish our previous assistant principal, Mr. Christopher Lezcano, all the best in his new position and thank him for his service to Spanaway Middle School!

    As we prepare to begin the new school year, please note the important information below.

    6th Grade WEB Orientation

    • Purpose: WEB Orientation helps incoming 6th graders transition to middle school by introducing them to Spanaway Middle School, providing a school tour, and helping them get to know each other.
    • Date: August 29, 2018
    • Time: 9:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    • Remember to bring a sack lunch!

    Warrior Nights

    At Warrior Nights you can get schedules and lockers; purchase PrideWear, yearbooks, ASB Cards, and Pay-to-Play; visit classrooms and meet teachers; and obtain iPad coverage and receive your iPad for the 2018 - 2019 School Year.

    • 6th Grade: August 29 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.
    • 7th/8th Grade: August 30 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.

    iPad Information

    iPad forms can be completed online here, and iPads can be checked out at the library during Warrior Nights. You can also complete iPad forms at the library during Warrior Nights, but your wait time to check out will be reduced if you complete the forms prior to Warrior Nights.

    This year, the library will be open for iPad check-out all day on the days of Warrior Nights from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 29 and August 30.


    PrideWear guidelines have been updated and can be found here. Starting in August 2018, PrideWear will be available for purchase from The Lineup at 16219 Pacific Ave S Spanaway, WA 98387. PrideWear can also be purchased at the ASB Store and during Warrior Nights on August 29 and August 30.

    Attendance Matters

    Did you know that 1 in 7 U.S. students miss nearly a month of school each year? And that students who miss 2 - 4 days in September will miss nearly a month of school? Attendance matters! At Spanaway Middle School, our goal is to to have every student in class every day so that they can be successful and reach their hopes and dreams. Additional information about the importance can be found at

    School Information

    • Office Reopens: August 27 7AM-2PM
    • First Day of School: September 6, 2018
    • School Hours: Doors open at 6:45 a.m. and classes start at 7:15 a.m. Dismissal is at 1:45 p.m. The bell schedule for the 2018 - 2019 School Year can be found here.
    • Reminder: Please take a few moments to update Family Access with any new phone numbers or address changes; this helps us keep you informed on important information about the school and your student. Family Access can be found here.

    Enjoy the last month of summer and I look forward to seeing you soon!

    Thank you, Warriors!

    Mrs. Shannon Leatherwood


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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