The mission of

North Powder
Charter School

is to provide for all students--the educational excellence for promotion of skills, self-esteem, life-long personal growth, and the fundamental knowledge for becoming responsible citizens in partnership with parents and community.


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Public Complaint Policy

For public complaints see board policy KL. This can be found under the link titled School Board/Council. (Para las quejas del público vea la política del consejo KL. Esto se puede encontrar bajo el enlace titulado Escuela Junta / Consejo.)

Board Policy KL Public Complaints - English | Spanish (PDF)

Student Farmers Hired

Photo: 2016 Student FarmersSincerey Shoemaker and Darby Lahaug are student farmers who will be working in the garden this summer until school starts again in the fall. The two positions are responsible for weeding, watering, and harvesting. The produce will be sold at farmers markets and will help support the garden. The purpose of these positions is to help make the garden manageable and successful.

“I am overjoyed to be able to be given the opportunity to work in our school garden. I think that this will be a great experience that I will benefit from in the near future,” says Darby.

The two student farmer positions are funded through the Specialty Crops Block Grant from the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Congratulations, Michelle Williams!

Michelle Williams completed her spring Junior High rodeos in Central Oregon this past weekend. She has earned herself a trip to the Junior High National Finals which will be held in Lebanon, Tennessee June 19-25. Michelle won the barrel racing, finished second in breakaway roping and third in pole bending, qualifying her to compete in those three events. She was also named the Reserve All Around Girl! Best of luck Michelle on your 4,288 mile round trip adventure!

Notice of Cancellation: Budget Committee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Budget Committee of the North Powder School District 8J will NOT meet on Tuesday May 24, 2016. The Budget Committee approved the 2016-2017 North Powder School District 8J Budget at the Monday, May 16th continuation meeting. A copy of the approved budget document can be downloaded here. (PDF)

The 2016-2017 District Budget Hearing and Board Adoption will be on June 21, 2016 immediately preceding the Board Meeting.

2016 Crystal Apple Winners

North Powder School District is proud to announce our Crystal Apple Award winners for 2016: Allie Scott and Nancy Simonis! The winners were recognized in a ceremony in La Grande. Please join us in congratulating these great North Powder School District employees!

Allie Scott has worked at North Powder School for eight years and currently teaches 1st Grade. Allie is an inspiration to her students and is constantly monitoring their progress to identify needs and successes, provide them the best resources and ensure academic growth. Through her exemplary organizational skills, she is an effective teacher leader through mentoring peers, identifying and implementing best practices, leading PLCs and managing staff meetings in the superintendent’s absence. “She is a true asset and appreciated more than words can express.”

Nancy Simonis has worked for the district for 28 years. During that time, she has worn many hats – cook, paraprofessional, janitor, summer maintenance, administrative assistant, nurse and more. Nancy is always positive, warmly greeting students and adults each morning and ready to step up and do what’s best for the district every day. She works with a variety of students, is fair and reasonable and is an advocate for others at all times, with a constant smile and a kind heart. North Powder is so appreciative of Nancy!