Today I was delighted to accompany our high school Mr. Garth Bacigalupi and his American Government class to Coupeville to learn about county government. As we trecked from office to office throughout the day, we gleaned knowledge about not only our county government, but also learned about certain jobs that would be common to many businesses like IT, human resources, and accounting.
The class spent about 20 minutes in each department, hearing from the people who take care of county business. We were able to see where and how tax payments are processed in the Treasurer's office, how the land and private property values are determined in the Assessor's office, visited with Island County Commissioner Rick Hannold, learned what a coroner's job entails along with visiting with Sheriff Mark Brown and Deputy County Prosecutor Eric Ohme! In all, we visited eleven county offices - a whirlwind tour! We are so grateful to these very busy public servants who each took a small part of their day to inspire our students.
Below is a picture with Island County Treasurer Wanda Grone's office staff. Ms. Grone graciously set up our itinerary for the day. Thanks to Mr. Bacigalupi for taking the initiative!
If you happen to know any of the folks who work at the county offices, you might tell them you're thankful for all they do. None of them made their jobs sound very easy!
Please read all the info in the attached MT document. Two weeks from tonight is our annual Christmas Pageant. The students are diligently preparing for that event. Christmas music is in the air at ICA!
Have a blessed week,
Island Christian ACademy
Decidedly Academic - Distinctively Christian.
A few of our wax museum participants
Electives week with Detective Farr from Island County
Service Project, Langley
High School students visit the capital building in Olympia
Spelling bee winners
Sno-Isle Skill Center graduate and ICA senior
Secondary Leadership Retreat
Community service project at the Island County Fairgrounds
Northwest Institute of the Literary Arts winners