Friday Update

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Classified Employees – we appreciate you!  This week, the district Celebrated our Classified employees and provided breakfast to these special members of our team.  I spoke with one employee who has been working in the district for 33 years and another who has been here for just 33 days!  Both of these employees and everyone else in between are amazing!  We are grateful for their service to our students and to each other.  

Jump Rope for Heart was a success this year. Organizer Mr. John Yount reports that a grand total of  $2,281 dollars was raised to help fight heart decease. The students did a great job helping this organization raise funds that will make a big difference.

Safe Routes to School Planning is almost complete.  The Safe Routes committee met on the White Swan Campus this week to discuss possible “Safe Routes” for the White Swan Campus; and there are very few.  It appears that the committee recommendation to the Superintendent and Board of Directors will be to increase bus stops closer than the law currently allows; within the one-mile radius.  Thank you to the members of the committee who have been meeting with the sole purpose of finding new and safe routes for all students to arrive at school safely.  

Mr. Manni Reports that Mt. Adams Middle School ended their basketball season this week. The athletes and coaches did a great job representing the values of our campus: Be Safe, Kind, Respectful and Responsible. Congratulations Chargers!

The Instructional Leadership Team at the Harrah Campus had a productive two-hour session discussing standards-based grading and developing plans to develop teacher skills in this area and helping students take ownership of their education by learning how to grade themselves on priority standards. The conversation among these colleagues was amazing and inspiring for all teachers.  This will translate to high levels of learning in the classroom with more focused learning targets and opportunities for continued growth.

White Swan High School has been working through the accreditation process. We have submitted the documentation and on March 23rd the accreditation team from the state will be visiting our school. They will be talking with administrators, staff members and community members. Being an accredited high school allows our graduates more access to universities, colleges and trade schools. 

CTE- The pigs are growing and we are only 59 days away from the students showing their pigs and their hard work.