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152 Marble Road Washougal, WA 98671

Office: 360.835.3371

Up & Coming Events

August 14, 2023

Dear Mt. Pleasant Families,

I want to officially welcome all of you back to school for the 2023-24  School Year!  

This is my second  year as the Superintendent/Principal of Mt. Pleasant School, and I am thrilled to have this year to deepen my connections with students, staff and families.  Mt. Pleasant taught me a lot last year as I watched our excellent teachers and staff work hard to support each and every student in our care.  I saw incredible learning and relationship building and I saw our students grow in a strong and supportive learning community.  I am excited to continue this journey together.

This new school year brings the promise of a renewed dedication, focus, and energy to the mission of teaching and learning.  I would like to welcome all of our new families, whether you are joining us from another school in the area or have relocated from another city or state. We are excited to share all that Mt. Pleasant has to offer with you and believe you will soon feel as we do, that the Mt. Pleasant School is a special place for all children. Our teachers, support staff, and families are ready to welcome all Mustangs back to school.

Please check our website for a list of supplies for your grade level.  Supplies should be dropped off during our Open House on August 29th beginning at 6:00.

This year we will be using Parent Square.  This is a new communications system that will allow us to have better and faster communication with classroom teachers, school services, emergency closure and weather notifications and an updated website.  As we begin transitioning into Parent Square we will communicate with all parents on how to sign up and make sure that you are connected to us.

Because it is so important that teachers and parents work together in making a child’s school year a happy and successful one, it is hoped that you will be able to spend some time during the school year helping in the classroom or at home. Please discuss with your child’s teacher, ways that will work within your schedule. Home/School partnership is one of the top reasons that our Mt. Pleasant students continue to excel academically.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon. If you have any questions related to your child’s school experience, their academic growth or social and emotional growth, school policy and procedures, schedules, etc., please feel free to notify the main office at 360-835-3371, check our school website via https://www.mtpleasantschool.org/home, or email me at cathy.lehmann@mtpleasantschool.org. Enjoy the remainder of the summer!


Hoping to see all of you very soon -


Cathy Lehmann   

Superintendent / Principal

Mt. Pleasant School    

Mt. Pleasant School District Equity Plan: INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICES

Mt. Pleasant School District is deeply engaged in work around equity, race and identity to better foster and support an environment in which our students, families, and staff grow, thrive, and succeed. This work, and the language used to describe it, is rapidly evolving. This procedure will be reviewed at least annually by the administration staff and the School Board to reflect current practices and language.

Institutional practices are those actions taken by an institution (a school, a department, the school district) that intentionally or unintentionally advantage or disadvantage certain groups.  In working to become an anti-racist institution we must actively work to develop and implement practices that are equitable. We must also actively work to dismantle current practices that end with inequitable or discriminatory results.

Objective:  By using an Equity Lens Mt. Pleasant School District aims to reduce inequities within the institution, including disproportionality in student outcomes.  This Lens is intended to help implement the vision outlined in the district’s equity policy and the strategic plan, which is our equity plan. This Lens will also develop a common vocabulary and protocol for developing and evaluating policies, programs, practices, and decisions to result in more equitable outcomes.

Recognizing that applying the Equity Lens might look different at the school, department, or district level, the Equity Lens should be considered in decisions such as staffing; budgeting; initiating, developing, or ending programs or procedures/processes; developing design specifications; allocating resources and opportunities; and purchase or implementation of instructional materials.

We acknowledge that the use of the equity lens can result in different decisions depending on the data set used and the people involved in the decision making.  While reasonable people can disagree, decisions do need to be made and the lens should not be used to paralyze administrative action.  To truly apply an equity lens to our work it is important that decision makers be involved in the broader community to ensure an understanding of our students, families and staff.

Process:  When using the Equity Lens, consider the following questions and consider the impacts on historically marginalized groups and communities:

1.    Who are the groups affected by this policy, program, practice, or decision?  What are the potential impacts on these groups?

2.    Does this policy, program, practice, or decision have unintended consequences, such as ignoring or worsening existing disparities?

3.    How have we intentionally involved stakeholders who are also members of the communities impacted by this policy, program, practice, or decision?  Can the stakeholders validate your assessments in questions 1 and 2?

4.    What are the barriers to a more equitable implementation of your policy, program, practice, or decision?  (Consider mandates, politics, emotions, finances, or programs.)

5.    How will you mitigate any negative impacts and address any barriers that you have identified?

In addition to using the Equity Lens, we will:

●     Implement a proactive strategy to recruit, employ, support, retain, and continuously develop a workforce of racially and culturally competent administrative, instructional, and support staff that increases the diversity and inclusiveness of the Mt. Pleasant School District work environment and reflects the Highline Promise.

●     Distribute resources in a way that considers equity in a student-centered mindset to eliminate or significantly reduce systemic, measurable inequities in achievement.

●     Continuously and comprehensively review disaggregated district-, school-, and student-level data to identify areas of disproportionality and identify strategies to eliminate achievement gaps.

●     Assure that all students have access to the same rigorous, culturally relevant, standards-based materials and instruction while ensuring the creative use of culturally relevant supplemental materials that engage our community of diverse learners.

●     Incorporate student voice as a critical part of decision-making.

●     Implement and monitor culturally responsive, anti-racist and gender affirming practices throughout the district and in each school. This can be accomplished through the development of equity teams and the creation of norms and protocols to support these conversations.

●     Foster a work environment that provides a safe environment for staff of color that includes accountability of professional and respectful behaviors.

●     Hold each other accountable for our individual and collective responsibility to intervene when they see instances of inequity, racism, and institutional bias.


At least annually the Superintendent will issue a report updating each area of work, including progress made and areas for improvement, as well as areas that will be changing for the upcoming year.  The report should include both qualitative and quantitative data and may result in recommendations to change policies, procedures, or practices throughout the district.

Mt. Pleasant School District

Adopted By the Mount Pleasant School Board May 2021

Equity Analysis Tool
Academic and Student Well Being Recovery Plan

Located at the entrance to the beautiful Columbia Gorge, the Mt. Pleasant School District began as a one-room school. Now a K-8 school district with modern facilities and an annual budget of $500,000, the district offers the many benefits of a small school district as well as outstanding supplemental programs that draw on the talents of our staff and the resources of surrounding communities. The school district’s 60+ students learn in a unique multi-age classroom configuration that maximizes student learning and builds a cohesive and productive school environment. Following the eighth grade, the majority of students matriculate to Washougal High School or Stevenson High School.

Mt. Pleasant offers the quality of life of a small community and the beauty and recreation activities in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. An abundance of cultural, dining and retail opportunities is less than 30 minutes away in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Mt. Pleasant School District to provide learning experiences which will not only assist students in developing basic skill, competencies, and attitudes, but challenge them to succeed.  Mt. Pleasant will provide these experiences in a safe and secure environment through caring educators and staff in partnership with the community, school board and administration.

Vision Statement

To be recognized as a school district that empowers all children to succeed in an ever-changing world.