IMESD News/Press

Students Explore Technology at Summer Camp

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A group of eastern Oregon students is enjoying the STEP Technology Summer Camp this week at the IMESD Pendleton building. About 30 students and 7 student interns from schools across the region are participating in interactive sessions, attending field trips and learning what it's like to work in the technology field. Different sessions the students have attended included taking apart computers, Google Virtual Reality, CAD and 3D printing, Scratch programming, Sphero lab and more.

"These kids have learned all kinds of different things about technology this week," said Forrest George, an intern helping at camp. George, a junior at Union High School, said camp is a great time to make new friends and explore different areas in the tech field.

IMESD Announces Vacancy on Board of Directors

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The IMESD Board of Directors currently has a vacancy for its Zone #1 position. Persons interested in applying to serve on the IMESD Board of Directors must be a legally registered voter and reside within the boundaries of Zone #1 for one year preceding the appointment. Zone #1 applicants must reside within the boundary of one of the following school districts: Morrow, Ione, Ukiah, Pilot Rock or Umatilla. This position will run through June 30, 2019.

Please submit an application by 5:00 PM July 7, 2017 to Mark Mulvihill, IMESD, 2001 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801. Here is the application (MS Word).

For questions, please contact Board Secretary Marla Royal at 541-966-3102 or

iCan Bike Event Seeks Participants & Volunteers

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Participants and volunteers are still needed for the iCan Bike camp at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston from June 25 to June 30, 2017. The camp is organized by iCan Shine, a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle. This five-day camp requires riders to attend only one 75-minute session per day.

This camp is being hosted by Hermiston Kiwanis and supported by the Hermiston School District, the InterMountain ESD and numerous business and private donations.

Eastern Oregon High School Graduates Also Earn AAOT Degrees this Spring

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With support from the Eastern Promise program, 12 eastern Oregon students are graduating from high school and also earning their AAOT (Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer) degrees this May/June 2017. Here is the flyer celebrating these AAOT Completers.