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Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Ave South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Ave South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Mental Health & Substance Use

In order to ensure student safety and wellbeing, each Highline middle school participates in a mental health and substance use prevention and intervention program. The goal of the SBIRT program is to support students’ physical, emotional and social well-being, as well as to minimize adolescent drug, alcohol, and nicotine use.

Last year, this program helped identify the strengths and needs of almost 1,400 Highline middle school students districtwide, connecting them with services and resources to help them succeed. This year, middle school students may participate in a survey called “Check Yourself” during class, and may receive follow-up from the support team as needed. Participation is voluntary and does not impact class performance or grades. Responses are confidential, though parents and legal guardians may request to review responses.

Due to COVID-19 and distance learning, many students are experiencing isolation, anxiety, and depression at higher rates than before. This program works to bridge gaps during distance learning and connect students with ongoing supports. The SBIRT team will primarily use Zoom to speak with students one-on-one.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact

Cascade Middle School

Lauren Tran, MSW
425-954-5269
lauren.tran@highlineschools.org

Chinook Middle School

Danthanh Trinh
425-405-5046 danthanh.trinh@highlineschools.org

Glacier Middle School

Micah Price, MSW, LSWAIC
206-705-8649
micah.price@highlineschools.org

Pacific Middle School

Amelia Gross, MSW, LSWAIC
253-234-9507
amelia.gross@highlineschools.org 

Sylvester Middle School

Kayla Blau, MSW
206-631-6068
kayla.blau@highlineschools.org