Snow Routes in Effect on Tuesday

Due to road conditions, Pendleton School District buses are on Snow Routes on Tuesday 1/17/17.

For snow route information, click here or call Mid Columbia Bus Company at 541-276-5621.

Posted 1/17/17 at 9:20 AM

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District Bond Projects Focus on Energy Efficiency

The Pendleton School District bond encompasses multiple projects, ranging from upgrades to existing district facilities to the construction of two new schools. Throughout these projects, the district and the Wenaha Group, are working hard to ensure facilities are incorporating the most environmentally sustainable components possible. To read the full article click here.

More Bond Project Information Here

With the arrival of winter weather, we would like to remind parents/families about our district policy. If school is delayed or closed, the information is posted by 6:00 AM on:

  • District Website
  • District Facebook page
  • Mobile App
  • Automated calling system
  • Regional media outlets (newspaper online, radio, tv stations)

The location with the most accurate information to confirm a delay/closure is the district website. On occasion, media inaccurately reports school delay/closure information. If schools must close early, notification is given using the same method.

If no notice is posted, school is running on regular schedule. If you have questions about the policy, please call the District Office or your child’s school.

PHS Teacher Wins $100,000 for Big Dream

CONGRATULATIONS to Kristin Swaggart, teacher of culinary arts at Pendleton High School, who has won $100,000 in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge sponsored by the Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers program. It will fund a mobile food truck owned and operated by the Pendleton School District, where students will prepare and sell the food. It will also be used for fundraisers and community service projects.

Swaggart was one of just 15 finalists across the nation – six winners were awarded $100,000 each for their projects. Voting happened throughout the month of October, and the six teacher projects that received the most votes nationwide won.

"Being the recipient of such a large grant is beyond exciting. For me, this experience is about so much more than the truck. I hope the take away for everyone is that it’s important to allow yourself to dream big! It’s pretty incredible what can be achieved when people support and encourage one another, like Pendleton has time and time again. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who voted and spread the word on behalf of this project," said Swaggart.


School district administrators and staff, students, parents and community members from across eastern Oregon are invited to attend a community feedback session about education in Oregon on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 PM at Washington Elementary School in Pendleton, located at 1205 SE Byers Avenue. The event is FREE and open to the public.

This event is part of a series of feedback sessions being organized by the Oregon Department of Education across the state for people to give input on Oregon’s State Plan to improve student learning and determine how we can best support our schools to meet the needs of each and every student.

January is School Board Recognition Month, and PSD Superintendent Andy Kovach would like to thank the Pendleton School District Board of Directors for the dedication, energy and time they give to our district. Superintendent's Letter.

On January 4, 2017, the Oregon Department of Education sent information to all school districts reminding parents about the Oregon tax exemption for parents of children with disabilities. The Pendleton School District would like to share this summary with staff and parents. The information is available under the "All Parent Links & Resources" under Special Programs Department on this website or click here.

Do you know an 8th through 12th grade student interested in technology? Students across eastern Oregon are invited to the IMESD's annual STEP Technology Expo on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. This event is FREE and open to all students currently enrolled in 8th through 12th grades who attend one of the IMESD's component school districts.

This year's Expo is from 8 AM to 4:30 PM at EOU. Transportation will be provided to students from their school district (details are currently being determined).

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