Greater Oregon STEM Hub is focused on making STEM education accessible to all Eastern Oregon students with a new lab: https://tinyurl.com/yvzup5u6
January is School Board Recognition Month! Thank you to Board Vice Chair Joe McElligott for all of the time, skill and service you provide to the IMESD Board of Directors. We appreciate you!
All IMESD offices and classrooms will be CLOSED on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
January is School Board Recognition Month! Thank you to Board Chair Merle Comfort for all of the time, skill and service you provide to the IMESD Board of Directors. We appreciate you!
Amy Martin, IMESD Speech-Language Pathologist, was recently elected Chairman of Oregon’s Board of Examiners (BOE) for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Read the entire article: https://www.imesd.k12.or.us/article/950923
A retired La Grande teacher is honored for her commitment to literacy: https://tinyurl.com/2p89yycj
The FCC’s new National Broadband Map shows internet availability data nationwide, and for the first time, accepts input from consumers like you! Go to: https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/home, search for your home or small business. If the reported service or speed is not available for purchase, submit a challenge to correct the map. Help Improve the map! More information: https://www.fcc.gov/BroadbandData/consumers For more resources, visit the IMESD website: https://www.imesd.k12.or.us/article/948903
Meet an employee from IMESD's Early Learning Services Department! Kayla Harvey is an EI/ECSE Specialist serving early learners. Read more about Kayla: https://www.imesd.k12.or.us/article/948823
Student and adult musicians from around the region bring Holiday cheer to Stanfield: https://tinyurl.com/2n6n48t6
A La Grande high school student received nominations to four service academies: https://tinyurl.com/2d27nffz
Here are some ideas for having fun with your family during the winter break: - Read a book together - Go sledding - Make a snowman - Repurpose items for crafts - Bake cookies - Play a board game or cards - Bundle up and go for a walk - Warm up with some hot cocoa
ECHO — A young barrel racer from Umatilla said she’s feeling great after wrangling in 39th place out of 634 contestants during a recent major competition in Las Vegas: https://tinyurl.com/58f3k2zu
'We don’t count volunteers, we count blessings' Nearly 400 Christmas food boxes are helping local families make their holiday dinners this year. "The Christmas food boxes, spearheaded by the Milton-Freewater Ministerial Association, has been a community tradition for longer than anyone can remember and involves churches, service organizations, Safeway, local businesses, schools and individual volunteers, according to the association." One of the organizers, Rachel Giger, noted her thanks to the local schools: "The schools are always a huge source of donations." The classes who bring in the most donations are offered a pizza party, she added "It get gets very competitive!" https://tinyurl.com/y3d8ud2r
IMESD Offices are CLOSED for Winter Break from Monday 12/26 through Monday 01/02. We will re-open on Tuesday 01/03 at 7:30 AM. Happy Holidays from all of us at IMESD!
IMESD is currently highlighting our Early Learning Services Department. To learn a little about the Blue Mountain Early Learning Hub, we recently interviewed Erin Bartsch, Operations Coordinator of the Hub. Read the article: https://www.imesd.k12.or.us/article/947273
Due to extreme weather conditions predicted for tonight and tomorrow, combined with a high absence rate due to illness, Cove School District has CANCELED SCHOOL tomorrow, Thursday 12/22.
Pendleton High's Chas Corbett among Bentz nominees for acceptance to U.S. service academies: https://tinyurl.com/5n87262v
Due to inclement weather and road conditions, the following school districts are affected on Tuesday 12/20: Athena-Weston SD - on 2 HOUR DELAY Pendleton SD - on 2 HOUR DELAY
The Union County Stitch Witches 4-H club bring personalized Christmas gifts to local foster children: https://tinyurl.com/2cuzm2wd
Start preparing for January with School Board Recognition Month Resources from the Oregon School Board Association: https://tinyurl.com/2az8kzp4