The Crystal Apple season is here! Nominations for the 2018 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards are open now through April 1, 2018. The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals in the education field who are dedicated to the success of students.
Those eligible to be nominated are employees in any of the IMESD’s component school districts in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties. Nominees can be any full-time or part-time employee who has a cumul...ative total of regular service of at least one year in their school district. Crystal Apple Awards can be given to principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff. They can be nominated by administrators, teachers, paraeducators, other school staff, parents or community members. Information and the nomination form are available on the IMESD website: https://imesd.k12.or.us/crystalapple/home. Nominations are due by April 1, 2018.
More than 50 Crystal Apple award winners will be honored in 2018 during two ceremonies in May – in La Grande on Monday, May 7 and in Pendleton on Monday, May 14.
Nominations are also being accepted for the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes one outstanding administrator (Superintendent, Principal, Vice Principal) each year. The award is open to administrators serving in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties in a school district or in an education service district that is a customer of Mid Columbia Bus Company. Information and the nomination form for Doug Flatt are available here: https://imesd.k12.or.us/crystalapple/dougflatt Nominations are due April 1, 2018.
Here is an official press release announcing the Stanfield School District has hired Steve Sheller as the new principal for Stanfield Secondary School for the 2018‐19 school year. Sheller is currently a science teacher, coach and yearbook advisor at Irrigon Jr/Sr High School.
Sheller has been offered the position, which will be considered by the Stanfield School Board on Wednesday, March 14th.
"Mr. Sheller will be a great addition to our staff -- his vision for school culture and his ability to relate to kids are two things that really stand out about him," said Beth Burton, Stanfield Superintendent. "He is passionate and fully invested in the things he is a part of, and we are really excited to have him on board!"
Sheller has been a teacher for 20 years and has taught in Umatilla and Hermiston, plus he was the head football coach in Stanfield four years ago. He has been in Irrigon since 2014.
Sheller will begin his new position on July 1, 2018.
It Takes Heart to be a HERO!
Stanfield Tiger Cubs “rock” Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Event 2018 raising $3,452…NEW SCHOOL RECORD for The American Heart Association. Their efforts connected Stanfield Elementary School to our community by fundraising money used for research in the fight to prevent heart-lung disease and stroke. By doing so, they also promoted awareness to staying fit, active, and healthy for a life-time. And, we had a lot of FUN!!
Along with the A.H.A., I would like to congratulate our 94 participants for a job well done.
Way to hustle your HEART Muscle!
Hoops Tournament Champions
EAT HEALTHY STUFF - EXERCISE ENOUGH - STAY TOBACCO FREE
Governor Kate Brown has signed a proclamation declaring this week as National School Counseling Week in the state of Oregon. The purpose of the week is to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors and how students are different as a result of their work. School counselors across the nation celebrate National School Counseling Week with the American School Counselor Association, and this is the perfect opportunity to shed light on their role and significance within the educational setting.
We are very privileged and grateful for the work that Mrs. Kirsten Wright does with our students. She works tirelessly to guide our students toward their educational goals.
She is our Generation College Advisor. Mrs. Wright is a strong advocate of post-secondary education and training and plans many college visit trips throughout the year so that students get exposure to different kinds of campuses and programs. She coordinates activities that promote our college-going culture and guides students through the application and financial aid process.
She handles our GEAR UP program. Oregon GEAR UP's goal is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary programs. She supports middle and high schools in their efforts to set high academic expectations, promote early awareness of college opportunities, and engage students in college and career planning.
If you happen to see her, be sure to tell her thank you for all her hard work toward making our students better.
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