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Nominations for 2015 Crystal Apple Awards open Feb. 1

Release Date: 
1/30/2015

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).

Medication Administration, A Training for School Personnel

Event Date: 
3/6/2015
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
Aspen Room, 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801
Instructor: 
IMESD Nursing Dept.

This training is intended to assist school personnel who will be administering medication to students in the school setting, per Oregon law (ORS 339.867 - 339.870; OAR 581-021-0037).  School secretaries and other school staff who will be designated to administer medication to students should complete this full course a minimum of every 4 years.

Limited to 10 participants.

Superintendent Mark Mulvihill named Pendleton's Boss of the Year

Release Date: 
1/26/2015

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.

Functional Routines/Discrete Trial Training Workshop for Secondary Level Staff (ORPATS)

Event Date: 
2/10/2015
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
InterMountain Education Service District
Location: 
Lodgepole/Ponderosa, IMESD, 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton, OR
Instructor: 
Oregon Program Autism Training Sites and Support Staff (ORPATS)

This workshop is designed for secondary staff (upper elementary, middle, high school and post-secondary) intending to implement evidence-based strategies through the use of the Links Curriculum or the FACTER Curriculum with students with autism and other developmental disabilities. 

Public Announcement for Literacy Grant in Morrow, Umatilla and Union County

Event Date: 
1/23/2015

The Blue Mountain Early Learning HUB has Literacy Grant funds available to expand Ready! for Kindergarten in communities already offering the program. These funds can only be used as match funds for toolkits for the program. Agencies must show proof of current toolkit purchase before the funds will be matched.

Public Announcement for Great Start and Family Support- Union County Only

Event Date: 
1/23/2015

The Blue Mountain Early Learning HUB has $5,866 available in Great Start funds and $6,007 available in Family Support funds. A Request for Assistance and an outline for program eligibility is available on the IMESD website or contact Ali VanHouten at alexandria.vanhouten@imesd.k12.or.us with questions.

Senator Merkley Announces State of the Union Guest

Release Date: 
1/16/2015

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.

Visible Learning for Administrators: Moving Beyond the Basics of Evaluation

Event Date: 
3/6/2015
Event Time: 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host District: 
COSA
Location: 
Rivers Event Center, Wildhorse Resort & Casino- Pendleton

Who: Superintendents, A

Advising Roundtable

Event Date: 
1/29/2015
Event Time: 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Host District: 
IMESD & BMCC
Location: 
OSU Conference Room, Umatilla Hall - BMCC Pendleton

Advisors of high school students (teachers, administrators, counselors, volunteers), come learn from BMCC's students sercives division and each other how to point students to their path:

IMESD staff quickly resolve regional network disruption

Release Date: 
1/8/2015

Regional Internet networks and devices were disrupted Tuesday during a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, but thanks to the swift response from staff in the InterMountain Education Service District’s (IMESD) technology department, the interruption in service was resolved in just 30 minutes.