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Principal's Message


Mariner Students, Parents and Community,

Welcome Back!!! We are very excited for the start of the 2022-2023 school year and are looking forward to a great year.


My name is Beth C. VanderVeen and I am excited to be serving the Mariner Community as the HS Principal. I have, most recently, been the Director of Student Services and Athletics for the Mukilteo School District for the past 9 years and previous to that, served as the High School Principal at Burlington-Edison High School for several years. I am very excited to be back in the building, working directly with students and staff and supporting them to be their very best.


Joining me in serving as building administrators are


  • Jaime Atencio (Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, grade 12)
  • Michelle Fankhauser (Assistant Principal/Activities, grade 11)
  • Jon Atkins (Assistant Principal, grade 10)
  • Mike Moore (Assistant Principal, grade 9)
  • Tyler Tuiasosopo, Dean of Students
  • Ryan Rayburn, Athletic Coordinator


We have been meeting regularly for the past few weeks planning and preparing for the start of school as well as an engaging school year.


Important information and dates:


  • Fall Sports – HS football started on August 17, 2022, but it is not too late to join if you are still interested. All other Fall Sports (Cross Country, Girls Swim/Dive; Girls Soccer, Volleyball and Boys Tennis) start on Monday, August 22, 2022. If you are interested in participating, please register on Final Forms.


  • Mukilteo School District Community Resource Fair – will be held at Mariner HS on Friday, August 26th from 4pm-7pm. Many community agencies and resources will be available along with free school supplies.


  • Marauder Day – will be held on August 29, 2022 from 9:00am-11:00m. Please plan to attend. We will have clubs and activities available, tours of campus, games and information. Great way to start the year.


  • School schedules will be released on September 2, 2022. Students will need to log into their Qmlativ account to review their schedule. Please have your schedule with you for the first day of school either by printing a copy for yourself or having it available on your electronic device.


  • First day of school for 9th grade students will be on September 7, 2022. Incoming 9th grade students will have Picture Day on this day, go to their classes, get acquainted with the many opportunities available at Mariner HS and participate in a school assembly.


  • First day of school for all grades, 9-12 is September 8, 2022. This will be a regular school day, periods 1-6.


  • Picture day for grades 10-12 will be on September 14, 2022.


  • ASB Cards – all students will be issued a FREE ASB card this year, emphasis on the importance of having your picture taken on Picture Day. Students will need to have their ASB card with them in order to get in free to all home sporting events. Students who do not have an ASB card will need to pay student admission prices for admission. Students will also need to have their ASB card with them in order to pay for a student admission ticket for any away event. Make sure to have your ASB card with you so you can take advantage of free and/or reduced admission prices.


  • First home football game is Friday, September 9th at 7:00pm at Goddard Stadium. Hope to see many of you there.


Looking forward to a great year. Go Marauders!!!


Beth C. VanderVeen

Principal, Mariner HS