Ilwaco High School
Home of the Fishermen
Welcome to Ilwaco High School and to our Fisherman family. My name is David Tobin, and I am honored to serve each of you as Principal of Ilwaco High School. Entering my 38th year in education and my 13th year at IHS, I can honestly tell you that I am more excited than ever to begin this 2018-19 school-year with each of you.
Ilwaco High School has a wonderful student body and staff who work hard to be inclusive of everyone and to ensure a culture where everyone belongs. Along with a strong academic core, there are a multitude of activity programs including clubs, as well as many opportunities in athletics and the arts for our students to be involved with. We really do offer something for everyone!
We are fortunate to have a staff that cares about, and are committed, to our students. They are committed to making high school a positive experience for all and to providing opportunities for learning and growth that make a positive difference in the lives of our students.
We have our Core Covenants that define the school we hope to provide for our students. These Core Covenants are:
- Community ... That we operate as a Family and/or Team; Together, Anything’s Possible!
- High Achieving … Engagement leading to Excellence in all we do, & to positive Results
- Accountability … Responsibility, Integrity and a belief that you can Count On Me
- Respect … Being Trustworthy, having a Teachable Spirit and celebrating our successes
- Tenacity … Persistence and Determination; Never giving up
- Self-Actualization … Growing one’s skill to be/become the very best you that you can be
In addition, we believe in our Mission: Preparing every student for success in college, career, citizenship and life beyond high school.
In order to live by our Core Covenants and accomplish our Mission, among our many hopes for our students as we move through the year is that they learn to have hope for, and believe in their futures; and that they choose to immerse themselves in their once in a lifetime high school experience. It is a time to explore academics, activities, athletics the arts, as well as learn to serve their community and learn about their hopes and dreams, ambitions, strengths and challenges as they learn about and prepare themselves for success beyond high school no matter their path.
I maintain an open door policy. If you have a question, concern or otherwise just want to chat, by all means let me know. We are committed to working together with each of you in providing every student the best high school experience possible as together (staff, students, parents, and community) we prepare them for success in their futures.
Thank you for partnering with us on this journey and for being a part of our Fisherman Family.
David Tobin, Principal