IMESD News/Press

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).

2016 IMESD Crystal Apple Winners

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The IMESD is proud to announce our four Crystal Apple Award winners for 2016:

Abby Munoz

Lead Recruiter/Parent Liaison (Instructional Services)

Casey Seeger

E-Rate Specialist (InterMountain Technology)

Heidi Paullus

Instructional Strategies Specialist (Instructional Services)

Kari Baybado

Autism Consultant (Regional Programs & Related Services)

The winners will be recognized in ceremonies in La Grande and Pendleton. Please join us in congratulating these great IMESD employees!

IMESD Awarded Dental Health Grant from The Oregon Community Foundation

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The InterMountain ESD recently received a $70,000 grant from The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to improve dental health for students in eastern Oregon.

The purpose of the grant is to implement a comprehensive school-based dental health program targeted at low-income students in grades kindergarten through 8th in a three-county region. The counties covered are Umatilla, Morrow and Union.

IMESD Plans Student Technology Expo

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The InterMountain Technology Department is organizing an exciting opportunity this spring for high school students interested in the technology field. STEP stands for Student Technology Expanded Programs. This event will be on April 27, 2016 at the Pendleton Convention Center and it’s FREE.

STEP is an event that will highlight different career paths and skills needed for careers in the technology sector. Students who attend will be introduced to regional businesses that have jobs in the technology field. Plus, there will be hands-on technical activities.

Any high school student in the IMESD’s service area is eligible to be nominated. The deadline was Friday, March 18, 2016, the nomination form is now closed.