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.
Kristin Swaggart, teacher of culinary arts at Pendleton High School, knows what it means to dream big. Swaggart is a finalist in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge sponsored by the Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers program. Her proposal is to fund a mobile food truck owned and operated by the Pendleton School District, where students would prepare and sell the food. It will also be used for fund raisers and community service projects.
Swaggart is one of just 15 finalists across the nation – six winners will be awarded $100,000 each for their projects.
And now, it’s up to the voters – students, teachers, staff, community members, family, friends, strangers, social media contacts, etc. – to make Swaggart’s dream a reality. The six teacher projects that get the most votes nationwide are the six winners.
The Pendleton School District 16R has an opening on the Board of Directors. Bob Rosselle, board member since 2009, resigned from Position 4 at the October 4, 2016, special board meeting.
The Board of Directors extends an invitation to all interested persons to apply for this vacant board position. The person selected for Position 4 will serve until June 30, 2017, following the next regular board election.
The Pendleton School District is pleased to welcome all of our students and their families to the 2016-17 school year. Our administrators, teachers and staff are excited as we prepare for a successful academic year. We'd like to take a few minutes and remind you about a few key dates and changes.
Monday, August 29 is the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for students in Grades 6th through 12th.
Monday, September 19 is the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This later start is allowing all of the infrastructure work around our two new elementary schools, Sherwood Heights and Washington, to be ready for students.
The Pendleton School District continues to focus on attendance during the month of October.
Parents of school-aged children are the best resource to ensure good attendance for students, but often don’t realize how quickly absences can add up to academic trouble. Students usually don’t realize the cost of absenteeism. In a national survey, nearly half the older students surveyed believe they could skip a day a week and still not suffer academically. Every absence matters at every grade level. Every day missed is a day of instruction missed, a day of classroom interaction with students and teachers that can’t be recovered. Here are some parent resources:
The Pendleton School District has concluded its testing for lead in the water at school buildings.
The district received its final results for McKay Creek Elementary, which had one site still above the EPA acceptable limit of 20 ppb (parts per billion). Filters were installed, the site was re-tested and is now within acceptable levels. McKay Results 4, McKay Final Results