Congratulations Hawthorne Class of 2020!
As graduation nears, Principal Sandven has provided additional details for senior events.
1) Scholarship Night via Google Meeting: May 27, 7:00 pm.
2) Hawthorne High School Graduation, Drive-Through Format at P-TECH: May 27, 6:00 pm.
3) Baccalaureate via Google Meeting: May 28, 7:00 pm. (sponsored by Chris Thatcher and Young Life)
4) Final Drive-Through Check-Out, May 29, 10-2:30 pm (return books and other school property, pay fees) Senior Parents distribute gifts to seniors 10-12:00 pm at Warberg Court.
5) Pendleton High School Graduation, Drive-Through Format at Round-Up Grounds: May 30, 10:00 am.
Please call the High School if you have questions. (541) 966-3800
Principal Melissa Sandven has provided details regarding PHS graduation on May 30, 2020. Please follow the link to read her letter: Graduation Communication
The state of Oregon developed avenues for students to work towards and obtain a seal of bi-literacy on their high school diploma for demonstrating the ability to read, write, listen, and speak in more than one language. Pendleton School District connected Taffy Carlisle from the Oregon Department of Education to the CTUIR Language Department to develop a pathway for students learning Indigenous languages at Nixya’awii and Pendleton High School to demonstrate proficiency and obtain this high honor. CTUIR Language Department has been working tirelessly to preserve languages lost due to colonization and assimilation efforts of the past. Part of this work has been a pre-school language immersion program, Kindergarten Heritage Language program, addition of first grade Heritage Language program, and High School Language programs.
Five graduating seniors have earned the high honor of the seal of bi-literacy for the first time.
Seth Scott of PHS, Nez Perce language
Christina Kaltsukis, Susie Patrick, Lily Picard, and Joseph Simon of NCS, Umatilla language
Please visit the following link to read the full press release from CTUIR:
Five seniors awarded for proficiency in native languages
Pendleton High School will be conducting its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 30th. Due to the pandemic impacts and social restrictions that are currently in place, this year’s ceremony will be different from year’s past, in particular, we will be utilizing a “drive-thru” strategy. There is a limit of one vehicle per graduate to the presentation of diplomas that will take place at the Round-Up Grounds. Despite these historic times, we are excited to be able to honor our graduating seniors in the Class of 2020.
Although final details are still being determined, graduates and families should expect to receive instructions for the 30th within the next 5-7 days. Please contact the school directly with any questions at 541.966.3804.
Date and times for student drive-through pick-up in the bus lane in front of the school building
April 27, 2020
Dear Pendleton High School Parents,
We will be giving Pass/Incomplete final grades on June 4 when the semester ends.
If students were not passing on March 12, they need to continue to work in order to earn a full credit.
If students were passing as of March 12, they need to keep working until June 4 or until they complete the course in Acellus to earn full credit.
We want students to stay engaged in meaningful learning and cover as much content as possible through the end of the semester.
If your student has barriers to participating in distance learning, contact the administration immediately.
These are some strategies for staying aware of your students’ progress:
Look at their grades in Home Access.
For Math, Science, Social Studies, and Health 1 look at their Acellus account (we emailed user names and passwords on April 8).
Email teachers or counselors.
See our PHS website for teacher contact information and information about classes.
Call the administration at 541-966-3804 for usernames and passwords and any other questions.
Information to follow about Senior Drive Through Check-Out on May 4. Grades 9-11 drive through locker pick-up on May 5.
Take care of yourself and your family. Do not hesitate to call us if you have questions or need support.
Melissa Sandven, Principal
The Pendleton School District has extended an offer of employment to Mr. Mike Somnis to be the new Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Pendleton High School.
Pendleton School District 16R has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
On Thursday, January 23rd, the Oregon Department of Education released graduation rates for school districts in Oregon.
Pendleton School District
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Phone: 541.276.6711 Fax: 541.278.3208
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