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Principal's Message


Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
As the summer comes to a close, here at Horizon Middle School, the hive is buzzing with activity. We have many new faces including me, Mrs. Christine McDaniel, your new principal. I am excited to meet each of you and get to know your stories; you’ll see my story below. Other new faces include Ms. Parris in our ELA/Social Studies department, Ms. Miller in our Math department, Ms. Schwab in our Music department and Ms. Spotts, Ms. Rowles, and Ms. Crabtree all in our Special Services department. You may see more new faces, so be sure to introduce yourself and get to know the staff here at Horizon.

Relationships are the cornerstone to success in school. It is very important that EVERY child have an adult both in school and out of school, whom they can trust and count on for guidance. Here at Horizon Middle School we will spend the time to get to know you. We are all here to assist you as we navigate this new school year and any challenges that may come with it. If you need assistance please find Mr. Keigley or me, Mrs. McDaniel in the Main Office.

Mrs. McDaniel: My Story

My family recently relocated to Whatcom County after living in Kelso, WA for nearly 50 years. I spent the past 3 years as the principal of Kelso High School and the previous three as the principal of Barnes Elementary. Prior to 2015 I was a teacher in Kelso School District for 18 years teaching elementary, middle and high school. Mr. McDaniel is a law enforcement officer who has spent much of his free-time volunteering in service of youth sports. My adult children, their spouses and our granddaughter also reside here in Whatcom County and we are all thrilled to call this community home.

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