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Annual Children’s Rodeo Scheduled for September 15

Release Date: 
8/25/2016

September means rodeo fun in Pendleton and for the IMESD! The annual Children’s Rodeo will occur on Thursday, September 15 at 10:30 AM in the Round-Up Grounds. This annual event, celebrating 32 years in 2016, provides children with special needs ages 5 through 12 years the opportunity to be cowboys and cowgirls inside the famous Round-Up Arena.

IMESD Offers Free Hearing Screenings to Students this Fall

Release Date: 
8/25/2016

Again this year, the IMESD will provide free hearing screenings to public elementary school students at area schools this fall.

Hearing screenings are conducted annually by the IMESD’s Audiology Department for public school students in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties. The program is cooperatively sponsored by our 18 component school districts.

Functional Routines/Discrete Trial Training Workshop For Secondary Level Staff

Event Date: 
9/27/2016
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
InterMountain Education Service District
Location: 
Cooke Memorial Library (La Grande Public Library), 2006 Fourth St., La Grande, OR
Instructor: 
Brenda Hancock and Oregon Program Autism Training Sites and Support Staff

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 d

Preschool/Elementary Evidence-based Practices Workshop

Event Date: 
9/29/2016 - 9/30/2016
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
InterMountain Education Service District
Location: 
Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton, OR
Instructor: 
Brenda Hancock and Oregon Program Autism Training Sites and Support Staff

Two Day Comprehensive Workshop: Implementing Evidence-based Practices as used in the STAR Program

This workshop is designed for preschool and elementary school staff intending to implement evidence-based practices using the STAR curriculum with students.

IMESD Releases Results of Testing for Lead in Water

Release Date: 
8/10/2016

This summer, the InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) tested drinking water sites at all of its buildings that are used by students for the potential presence of lead. These buildings included the main IMESD building in Pendleton, Lifeways Day Treatment Center in Pendleton, Punkin Center in Hermiston, the Joseph Building in La Grande, the Baker City Learning Center in Baker City and Outdoor School sites. Results from two companies, Table Rock Analytical Lab in Pendleton and Magic Valley Labs in Twin Falls, Idaho indicate that all sites were below the acceptable EPA limit.

IT Director Receives National Certification

Release Date: 
7/20/2016

Cheri Rhinhart, IMESD's Director of Information Technology, recently earned the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation. The CETL certification, awarded by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), signifies that Rhinhart has mastered the knowledge and skills needed to bring 21st century technology to K-12 school systems. There are approximately 233 individuals with CETL certification nationwide, and Rhinhart is one of only four certified in Oregon.

Ukiah Teacher Selected to Participate in Development of Nationwide STEM Curricula

Release Date: 
6/29/2016

Ukiah, OR – Laura Orr, a science teacher in the Ukiah School District, has been chosen to be a Teacher Advisor for “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms,” an initiative to create new instructional models and digital media tools for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. Orr was chosen by the education team at Boston public media producer WGBH. The new resources to engage students about topics in Earth, space and physical sciences will be produced by WGBH in collaboration with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), and will be distributed free of charge through PBS Learning Media, reaching millions of students and teachers nationally.

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.

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 - Aspen
Instructor: 
Malina LIndell

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