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Take care of self, this place, and others. 

In order to maintain academic integrity and a safe learning environment for staff and students, Henkle Middle School is an Electronic Personal Device Free School.  Students electronic devices may not be on them during the day and must be kept in their locker.  If they have an emergency, we have a phone in the office they may use.

Contact Information 

Office Number:  509-493-1502


Principal:  Haley Ortega

Office Manager:  Mindy Rude

Attendance Secretary:  Christina Bliss 

District Calendar can be found at under Resources

Open House

  • August 26, 2019 - 5:30-7:00
  • Meet and Greet Staff
  • Pick up schedules
  • Open Lockers

Regular Bell Schedule

Period 1 8:15-9:11

Period 2 9:15-10:11

Advisory 10:15-10:36

Period 3 10:40-11:36

Period 4 11:40-12:36

Lunch 12:36-1:10

Period 5 1:14-2:10

Period 6 2:14-3:10

  • PE is every other day 1st or 2nd period opposite of a ELA/Math Seminar Class. 
  • Content Area Classes - ELA, Math, History, and Science 
  • Elective Classes are 6th period on rotating A/B Schedule
  • All other Bell Schedules can be found on our website -


  • Similar to a homeroom class
  • You will have your advisor for two years
  • This time is dedicated to:
    • Social Emotional Learning conversations
    • Team Building Activities 
    • Sustained Silent Reading
    • Checking  Skyward for Grades and Schedule 


  • You will have two lockers:  PE locker and hallway locker

PE Uniforms

  • Students are required to wear a PE uniform
  • Uniforms can be purchased at Open House or at anytime in the office
  • 8th graders can use the same uniform from last year

Sports/Activities by Season

  • Fall: Football, Girls Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Cross Country
  • Winter: Girls Basketball, Wrestling
  • Winter (after Christmas): Boys Basketball, Knowledge Bowl
  • Spring: Track

After School Activities

  • A-List Adventures
    • Art Club
    • Gorge Makerspace
    • Homework Help
    • STEM Activities


At Henkle Middle School all students are encouraged to dream and inspired to succeed.  We create a culture of safety by valuing diversity, nurturing positive relationships and providing a clear focus on social, emotional and academic success. Students are challenged and equipped with the tools to meet rigorous standards. Our students are empowered to become life-long learners and respectful, responsible citizens. 

The White Salmon Valley School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:


Title IX Coordinator

Kristyn Bryan

PO BOX 157; White Salmon WA 98672

Telephone Number: 509-493-1500



Section 504/ADA Coordinator

Haley Ortega, Principal

PO BOX 157; White Salmon WA 98672

Telephone Number: 509-493-1502



Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator

Jerry Lewis, Superintendent

PO BOX 157; White Salmon WA 98672

Telephone Number: 509-493-1500



El Distrito Escolar de White Salmon Valley no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Jerry Lewis, Superintendent. PO Box 1309, White Salmon, WA 98672. 509-493-1500.