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Alconbury MS/HS

Principal's Corner

A Welcome Message from the Principal

Welcome to Our Learning Community!

I look forward to seeing all of our new and returning students. My first year of interactions with Alconbury students has made it clear that each takes pride not only in high quality work, but also in demonstrating excellence in manner, sportsmanship, and citizenship. It is evident that Alconbury is one of those rare places that celebrates each individual contribution, and I know this year will be exceptional.

We've made a lot of improvements and renovations around campus. Most obvious is the front of the school. A new drain system was needed, and we were able to work with the school district and the base to simultaneously beautify and improve our "face to the base." The art classroom was fully remodeled. The band room was remodeled with an acoustic treatment, a riser, instrument storage, new interior doors, and a new HVAC system. A commercial kitchen installed with high pressure natural gas and appropriate venting and fire suppression was installed in the culinary classroom. The tech building was re-roofed and new windows and interior doors were installed. And a new wireless scoreboard was installed in the main gym, and the championship banners were all updated.

Alconbury Middle High School is slated to offer boys and girls cross country, girls volleyball, American football, and boys and girls tennis this fall. Many teams have already begun practice, but it is definitely not too late to turn out! Please call the school for more information about athletic participation and eligibility.

~Principal, Alconbury MHS~


Alconbury MHS Principal

Mike O'Donnell

It is with pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Principal of Alconbury Middle/High School.

A broad range of experiences has shaped who I am. After graduating from high school in a rural community in Washington State, I attended college on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. Following my military service, I returned to school to follow my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.

It was at Central Washington University that I earned my certification to teach broad area business education, technology, and diversified occupations. Soon thereafter, I earned a Master of Science degree in educational leadership from Capella University.

My first teaching and administrative experiences were at my alma mater, Cle Elum-Roslyn High School, a small rural school in Washington State that serves approximately 250 students. More recently, I served the students and staff of Mount Rainier High School, a diverse urban school just south of Seattle, Washington, that serves approximately 1,700 students.

I've also taught professional development to a wide audience of teachers - first at UCLA and then internationally in association with Oracle, a database software company.

I was honored to be named the 2009 Washington State Assistant Principal of the Year as well as one of three finalists for National Assistant Principal of the Year. I have a strong belief in giving back to the communities in which I live. As such, I've been a volunteer firefighter and EMT since 2005.

Last, but certainly not least, I'm the proud father of two wonderful children.