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IMESD Receives Innovation Awards from OAESD

Release Date: 
6/20/2016

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

Release Date: 
6/6/2016

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

Release Date: 
6/3/2016

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.

Public Invited to Showing of Paper Tigers Film

Event Date: 
6/2/2016
Event Time: 
6:30 PM

The public is invited to a free showing of the film, Paper Tigers, on Thursday, June 2 at the Cook Memorial Library in La Grande, OR. Doors open at 6 PM and the film starts at 6:30 PM.

An Introduction to Sign Language for the Classroom

Event Date: 
7/14/2016
Event Time: 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
IMESD, Pendleton
Instructor: 
Malina LIndell

Everyone who works in schools should have some instruction in basic sign language vocabulary.  You’ve never had training?

Three School Districts Pass Bond Measures

Release Date: 
5/18/2016

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).

SuperQuest 2016

Event Date: 
7/20/2016 - 7/23/2016
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Host District: 
Intermoutnain ESD
Location: 
Intermountain ESD in Pendleton
Instructor: 
Various

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Integrating Technology Support into your Math Curriculum

Event Date: 
7/21/2016
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
Intermountain ESD
Location: 
Intermountain ESD
Instructor: 
Joe Buglione / Heidi Paullus

Participants will get a chance to explore a variety of resources supporting the math curriculum, from online activities to apps on an iPad.  With each resource we will ask particpants to determine where during their year they would like to implement the activity into their course outline.

OIS 2-Day Training, June 15 & 16

Event Date: 
6/15/2016 - 6/16/2016
Event Time: 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
Lodgepole/Ponderosa Room, IMESD Pendleton
Instructor: 
Amy Stringer

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is a state approved process for implementing basic Positive Behavioral Supports in school settings. Using bio-psycho-social principles, this two day workshop is designed to aid staff in understanding, preventing, and responding to challenging behavior.

Education Institute on Transition:

Event Date: 
6/7/2016
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Host District: 
La Grande
Location: 
La Grande

This full day institute will cover areas of school-based pre-employment transition services and provide time to explore the ODE transition toolkit preview assessments and curriculum.