Falcon Fest

Staff at Finn Hill Middle School put a new spin on their traditional curriculum night with their first ever Falcon Fest on October 18. The event welcomed the entire Finn Hill community and featured food trucks and parent education sessions on a wide range of topics.



    Internship Substitute Certificate

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    Acquiring the internship substitute certificate 

    1. You will need approval via email from a few people:
      • Your university supervisor
      • Your cooperating teacher
      • Your principal
      Ask each of these individuals to send their approval via email to Laura Hackenbracht. She will initiate a request to OSPI. You will receive an email from OSPI informing you that this has happened and that you must complete an OSPI online application and pay the $44 fee for the limited certificate. This should take no more than about a week to process.
    2. Second, you will need to complete the LWSD online application. Application questions can be directed to
    3. Finally, before you will be allowed to sub for your cooperating teacher, you must view an essential employee expectations video available through the district portal. Once you have viewed it, your principal will answer any questions you may have, and then he or she will email Laura Hackenbracht confirmation that you have seen it. Your Principal will also provide you two booklets: Code of Professional Conduct and Expectations for Employee Conduct.
    4. Once all of this is complete, you will work with to complete the required new substitute paperwork and schedule your on-boarding appointment.

    See the checklist below for a reminder of steps you need to take before you can substitute for your mentor teacher in the LWSD:


    Contact Us

    For information related to the following topics, contact the person(s) indicated or send an email to:

    Student Teacher and Alternative Routes Program Director: Kathy McRae

    Online placement application and questions about status of placement: Kathy McRae

    Job shadows, observations, practicums and all counseling placements: Chris Robison

    Certifications and/or endorsements: Neelim Randhawa

    Becoming an intern substitute for your cooperating teacher: Laura Hackenbracht

    Technology issues: Debbie Lee