IMESD News/Press

Nominations for 2015 Crystal Apple Awards open Feb. 1

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The InterMountain Education Service District is proud to announce that nominations for the 2015 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards will open Sunday, Feb. 1, and will be accepted through Wednesday, April 1. The Crystal Apple Awards will take place in two locations on separate dates to reflect the IMESD’s regional service areas: May 11, 2015, in the Gilbert Event Center at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande (for winners in Union County school districts), and on May 20, 2015, at the Pendleton Red Lion (for winners in Umatilla and Morrow counties).

Superintendent Mark Mulvihill named Pendleton's Boss of the Year

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The IMESD is proud to congratulate Superintendent Dr. Mark Mulvihill on being named "Boss of the Year" for 2015 at the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce's 2015 First Citizen's Banquet Jan. 23 at Wildhorse Resort & Casino. Dr. Mulvihill was nominated by IMESD staff for the prestigious honor through numerous letters of recommendation.

Senator Merkley Announces State of the Union Guest

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Senator will be joined by Oregon educator who helped boost STEM education by creating award-winning robotics program in Eastern Oregon

WASHINGTON – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley announced his guest for the 2015 State of the Union speech, Umatilla School District Superintendent Heidi Sipe. Several years ago, Merkley and Sipe partnered together to help turn Umatilla’s robotics program from an idea to a reality. Since its inception in 2012, the program has grown enormously, from nine members to 42, and the team has won numerous awards, including qualifying for and competing in the world championships in 2013 and 2014.