Tacoma Families Learn More About New Public School at Community Dinner

TACOMA – More than 400 students, parents and community members joined the Green Dot Destiny Middle School staff on Friday, June 29 for a dinner to kick-off the first of many community events for the new middle school opening this fall in Tacoma.


“We are so grateful to see the excitement and support from the Tacoma community for the opening of Destiny Middle School this fall,” said Principal Genny Cadena. "Destiny Middle School is a Green Dot Public School. It’s tuition-free, open to all students and will provide a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum to help all students succeed in college, career and life.”


At the dinner the community was introduced to the school’s logo and name, Principal Cadena introduced the school staff to the community who were on hand to answer questions about the new school including start-of-school activities, how to enroll and how construction of the school is progressing.


Green Dot works closely with the families and communities it serves to create open, inviting schools that reflect the needs of the community and where families feel welcome. Community dinners are an opportunity for the community and Destiny middle school staff and teachers to get to know each other.


So far, more than 200 students have applied for the new public school, which will begin with sixth graders only and roll up to a full 6-8th grade middle school over the next three years. Each Green Dot school shares the common mission of preparing students for college, leadership and life and is open to all students. Families can still apply for Destiny Middle School, but space is limited. Visit www.wa.greendot.org/enroll/


About Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools' mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot is fulfilling this mission by running high-achieving public charter schools that are focused on graduating students and fully preparing them for college. In addition, Green Dot believes in engaging parents and the community in the education process and its schools are publicly funded and free to attend. For more information visit: www.greendot.org