Principal's Message

Dear Lancer Parent or Guardian, 
As the Principal of McKnight Middle School, it is my privilege to welcome you all to the 2019-20 school year. School starts on August 28th, 2019. Our staff takes tremendous pride in developing relationships with students and families that support the social, emotional, and academic development of every student that comes in our care. We foster a positive school climate by encouraging students to do things the “The Lancer Way”. We teach students to demonstrate Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, and Excellence. We believe these shared expectations set a powerful foundation for learning and we encourage you to use this language with them at home.
Please join us for our Annual Lancer Days on August 20th or August 21st. You are welcome to come at the time that makes the most sense to your family. Each year we host our Lancer Days to welcome families and to provide an opportunity for people to get student schedules, pay for course fees/PE clothes, or take a tour of the school. This year the Renton School District is providing school supplies across the entire district at a very reduced cost to families. We highly encourage families to take advantage of this opportunity. Please see below for additional information. As you know students are required to have immunizations up to date.
Our McKnight school community extends beyond our school walls to include the families and friends that influence the lives of our students. To show our commitment to families we our staff are excited to host a free ice cream social open to all McKnight families, students, and staff on August 21st from 4PM to 6PM. There are lots of ways to be a part of the school community: Join the McKnight PTSA; Attend after school or evening activities, concerts or sporting events; Join us for Parent and Community Cafés where we discuss issues and share some food; Become a school volunteer or become a member of the newly created “Knight Watch”.

Once school starts, look for a monthly Parent Tep Talk communication from me and encourage students to pay attention to our morning announcements regarding upcoming opportunities. Please also check our McKnight Website ( and join us on Twitter or Facebook @MMSLancers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your time at McKnight a fantastic and memorable experience. It is our job to support every child to reach for and achieve their dreams, and we cannot do this without the support and collaboration of our families. Looking forward to a fantastic year!
Enjoy the rest of our amazing Northwest Summer!

Go Mariners! Go Seahawks! Go Sounders! Go Storm! and… Go LANCERS!
Brian Teppner
Principal @ McKnight
(425) 404-3601