La Center Middle School

Home of the Hawks

(360) 263-2136

Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Stewardship
Taking care of our beautiful environment
MS Students raised over $10,000 this year for the Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Helping the sick
MS Students raised over $10,000 this year for the Doernbecher Children's Hospital
LCRMEA Middle School Band Festival
LCRMEA Middle School Band Festival
MS band doing their thing!
Middle School Holiday Choir
Holiday Choir
Singing to celebrate the season!
Stuff the Bus
Stuff the Bus!
Middle school students donating food to local charities.
Wetlands Care
Wetlands Care
Students learn to care for the wetlands around La Center!
We Are Silent
Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Participants in the We Are Silent Event.
Reading Buddies
Reading Buddies!
Students at the Middle School can be counted on to help those in Elementary.
Writing on Clay
Writing on Clay
Learning about Cunieform writing
Travelling to Tacoma
Travelling to Tacoma
Annual Tacoma Trip
Teacher Websites
Austad, Andrea (7th-8th Math) LINK
Brightbill, Tammy (6th LA & History) LINK
Broten, Janice (7th-8th LA & Leadership) LINK
Brothers, Todd (7th-8th History) LINK
Calabrese, Perry (5th-8th Band & Keyboarding) LINK
Cripe, Laurie (7th Science) LINK
Grotte, Jason (6th-8th Math) LINK
Hollopeter, Kim (7th-8th LA) LINK
Holmes, Stephanie (6th Math, 7th-8th Tech) LINK
Krem, Kristen (Guidance) LINK
Lindsey, Carrie (Special Ed) LINK
Pankiewicz-Waldram, Aften (FCRC Coor.) LINK
Pritchett, DeWayne (7th-8th History) LINK
Schneider, Amanda (6th-7th Math/Science) LINK
Schneider, Kristy (6th Science/Robotics, 7th-8th Engineering) LINK
Shucka, Walt (7th Math, 8th Algebra & Geometry) LINK
Slinkard, Rhonda (5th-8th Choir, 7th-8th Drama) LINK
Totten, Mark (6th Science, 7th Health) LINK
Westerberg, Warren (6th History, 6th-8th Art) LINK
Whelchel, Shae (6th-7th LA) LINK
Welcome Letter from Lauri Landerholm, Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am excited about the new school year and look forward to working with our students and staff to make it a great experience. This is my second year as principal at La Center Middle School, after working at La Center High School for eight years as the associate principal. It’s going to be so much fun! My background includes a bachelors degree in health education from the University of Oregon and a masters degree in educational leadership from Washington State University.

La Center Middle School is a place where learning environments are student centered, supportive and conducive to producing self-reliant, life-long learners. We strive to create learning environments where students can take ownership of their learning and be an active participant in the learning process.

We support a whole child approach, and value the balance of developing academic achievements alongside the personal and social skills necessary to be a happy and contributing member of a rapidly changing and diverse society.

You are welcome to come in or call for anything. Your continued support is vital for the success of our students and we welcome your feedback. La Center is such a great community. We all look forward to working with you and your families.

Lauri Landerholm,
Middle School Principal

LCMS Mission Statement

La Center Middle School

Home of the Hawks


LCMS Hawks LogoLa Center Middle School will provide for its family a safe place where nurturing, acceptance, understanding, and respect go hand-in-hand with academic success and opportunities for personal growth.