IMESD News/Press

IMESD Receives Innovation Awards from OAESD

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The InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) was awarded two New Ideas in Education Innovation Awards for 2015-16 by The Oregon Association of Education Service Districts (OAESD) in May. These annual awards are for innovative ideas, projects or programs initiated in member ESD organizations. The IMESD was awarded for its School Security Initiative and its Wellness Hubs.

Middle Schoolers Invited to Summer Technology Camp

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The InterMountain ESD is offering a Free Summer Technology Camp for Middle School students from June 20 through 24, 2016. The purpose is to offer fun activities centered around technology. The camp is Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Sunridge Middle School in Pendleton, but is open to students in Morrrow, Umatilla and Union counties. There is adult supervision all day at camp and lunch is included every day -- and it's FREE!

iCan Bike Program Seeks Riders

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The iCan Bike program is looking for riders and volunteers for its upcoming bicycle camp this summer in Hermiston.

iCan Shine is a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle through its iCan Bike program. This five-day camp, requiring riders to attend one 75-minute session per day, will take place at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston June 26 – July 1, 2016. A parent and volunteer orientation is held on Sunday afternoon, June 26.

Three School Districts Pass Bond Measures

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The IMESD is pleased to congratulate three of its school districts on the passage Tuesday, May 17, of school bond measures. The Athena-Weston, Echo and Milton-Freewater districts were all successful in securing funds for their students and facilities. All three will receive matching $4 million grants from the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Program (Senate Bill 447).