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We are thankful for Mr. Richardson and the high school publication class for putting this video together. These are our students sharing their thoughts about online learning versus in person learning. We love their honesty and heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk3xXOV9VsA&feature=youtu.be
Here is the corrected version, we hope, of the Christmas Concert. Enjoy! Tonight is the night of our Christmas program via YouTube! A huge thanks to Mr. Carlsen for his work with our students, and also for thinking outside of the box to share our students hard work with you. Enjoy! Welcome: https://youtu.be/RBE6cxzWuT8 - Anthony Kindergarten -https://youtu.be/oyuU9J69s48 - Freezing Solid 1st grade - https://youtu.be/b_KZaUaYyc0 - It's Snowing, It's Blowing 2nd grade -https://youtu.be/aEdpJ4O17fU - A Covid Christmas Carol 3rd grade - https://youtu.be/3Lg9AF6xdX0 - Over the River and Through the Woods https://youtu.be/coWIQdll69U 4th grade - https://youtu.be/eZ_Ha7KOMjQ - Boom-whacker Jingle Bells 5th grade - https://youtu.be/aB18bJrzCf4 - Jingle Bells https://youtu.be/aWaqzrP6qoY - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star https://youtu.be/dQd3l2dQido - Mary had a Little Lamb Middle School Band - https://youtu.be/g33Q_jEaKR8 - Rondeau https://youtu.be/e-artNNi3sI - Rock.com https://youtu.be/Q55P4GI2Skc - The Thunderer Choir - https://youtu.be/Mm9zI5a6_tw - The Wexford Carol https://youtu.be/nYyBUe5bnuw - Addy High School Band - https://youtu.be/rMe_OcIaPpg - Stompin at the Savoy https://youtu.be/gZYsuNychrE - William Tell Overture https://youtu.be/edbxFMo3HuA - Hoedown
Tonight is the night of our Christmas program via YouTube! A huge thanks to Mr. Carlsen for his work with our students, and also for thinking outside of the box to share our students hard work with you. Enjoy! Welcome: https://youtu.be/RBE6cxzWuT8 - Anthony Kindergarten - https://youtu.be/3Lg9AF6xdX0 - Freezing Solid 1st grade - https://youtu.be/oyuU9J69s48 - It's Snowing, It's Blowing 2nd grade -https://youtu.be/aEdpJ4O17fU - A Covid Christmas Carol 3rd grade - https://youtu.be/3Lg9AF6xdX0 - Over the River and Through the Woods https://youtu.be/coWIQdll69U 4th grade - https://youtu.be/eZ_Ha7KOMjQ - Boom-whacker Jingle Bells 5th grade - https://youtu.be/aB18bJrzCf4 - Jingle Bells https://youtu.be/aWaqzrP6qoY - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star https://youtu.be/dQd3l2dQido - Mary had a Little Lamb Middle School Band - https://youtu.be/g33Q_jEaKR8 - Rondeau https://youtu.be/e-artNNi3sI - Rock.com https://youtu.be/Q55P4GI2Skc - The Thunderer Choir - https://youtu.be/Mm9zI5a6_tw - The Wexford Carol https://youtu.be/nYyBUe5bnuw - Addy High School Band - https://youtu.be/rMe_OcIaPpg - Stompin at the Savoy https://youtu.be/gZYsuNychrE - William Tell Overture https://youtu.be/edbxFMo3HuA - Hoedown
Don’t forget about the FFA live sale at 5:30 pm on Facebook live. There are some great items for sale.
Do you know an amazing Education Support Professional or Teacher in your school district? Nominate them for an Oregon Department of Education Award: 2021 Education Support Professional of the Year – Nominations accepted through January 3, 2021. Nomination Link: https://oregonteacheroftheyear.org/nominate-esp/ 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year – Nominations accepted through January 31, 2021. Nomination Link: https://oregonteacheroftheyear.org/nominate/ Anyone – administrator, teacher, staff, student, parent, community member – can nominate an individual for these two awards. For more information, please visit: https://oregonteacheroftheyear.org/
November 13, 2020 Dear North Powder School District Parents, Students and Caregivers, I hope everyone is doing well. I know these are trying times for all of us. I know the governor’s announcement today probably has many of you concerned. However, today I am bringing good news your way. This has no impact on schools at this time and on-site instruction will continue. There are two exceptions: Indoor sports are on hold at this time. This means no after school sports or private sports in indoor facilities. If you travel out of state for the holiday, you should self quarantine for 14 days and participate in CDL. Please, please help us stay open with students. Regardless of personal preference, we have demonstrated the ability to limit cases at school. Therefore, please follow travel restrictions, quarantine if you travel out of state to see families over the holidays and practice using personal protective equipment and social distancing. The district is required to add a travel question to screening and enforce students quarantining out of school if they travel out of state. As I see schools around us in CDL struggling dramatically with grades and other issues tied to CDL, I am ever so thankful we are in school!! Our students did exceptionally well overall academically the first 9 weeks. To lose what we have worked so hard to provide for children would be tragic. I know it is not easy, but it is up to each of us to do our part for our kids! Thanks for your patience, support and commitment to your children, this community and this school. This community has always been resilient, supportive and a great place to live. I feel fortunate to have raised my children here and hope we will continue to do our part to help all kids succeed. This includes keeping school open. Respectfully, Lance L Dixon Superintendent Molly Smith Principal
November 11, 2020 Dear Families, We are hosting “Badger Day” on Monday, November 16th. Badger Day is going to be a two hour session for our middle school students and high school students working on building empathy and compassion within our school. New Directions Northwest will be leading our two hour separate sessions. Our goal of this is to build our school community to help create a space where everyone feels safe. We realize that we have had an issue with bullying, and instead of tearing each other apart, we want to build each other up in order to become our best selves and best school environment. The two hour session will consist of interactive learning exercises, followed by small group interactions with a counselor from New Directions. Our middle school students will attend Badger Day from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., followed by our high school student body from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Staff will be in on all sessions with our students as well. We look forward to the day and bringing our student body together to be the best community we can be. Sincerely, Lance Dixon, Superintendent Molly Smith, Principal
This is a message to let families know that the health department will be coming Tuesday, November 3rd to give flue shots and vaccines. If you would like your child to receive a flu shot or have needed vaccines, please fill out a consent form located in the high school office with a copy of OHP or a copy of both sides of the insurance card. Students will be taken out of their afternoon classes to have the vaccine given. Unfortunately, parents cannot join students for this. If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Bingham. Thank you.
We will not have school on Veteran's Day, which is Wednesday, November 11th. Parent/teacher conferences will be on Thursday, November 12th, thus no school that day for students. Conferences will be held virtually, either by a phone call, google meets, or zoom. Please watch for information from your child's teachers. Please call the school if you have any questions.
The beautiful fall season has arrived, and many fun autumn activities for students can incorporate art, cooking, science and agricultural lessons. Check out ideas at this link: https://www.educationworld.com/holidays/archives/autumn.shtml
America's Safe Schools Week is October 18-24, 2020. Oregon students can always access SafeOregon, the statewide Oregon tip line, at this link: https://www.safeoregon.com/
Good Morning, Here is the Zoom link for tomorrows board meeting that begins at 6:00pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86062699770?pwd=UnhMNy9wYW9wWmk3ZXpad2ZxblkyUT09
Here is the IP address to NFHS Network to sign up and watch events live online. http://sso.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_in?redir=http://console.nfhsnetwork.com/events/%23/events/gamaec27a806c
The Grande Ronde Symphony is going Virtual, Oct 3rd How to Watch: Simply click into https://eoalive.tv/ or click the image above; Scroll down on the homepage until you see the 'A Night In with the Symphony' event; It starts at 7pm (pst)
This is a reminder that Mr. Dixon and Mrs. Smith are hosting a Q and A session tonight at 7:00 p.m. via zoom. The zoom link is below. If you have any questions, please join us tonight. Molly Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Q and A with families Time: Sep 9, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81931515113?pwd=QnNoZzlDMU5kOWdZTFBlL0dOZEF1QT09 Meeting ID: 819 3151 5113 Passcode: 083942 One tap mobile +13462487799,,81931515113#,,,,,,0#,,083942# US (Houston) +16699006833,,81931515113#,,,,,,0#,,083942# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 819 3151 5113 Passcode: 083942 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kevGWiAwyg
For those of you who are picking up your child, please read. Pick-up is in front of the old school. We really need all parents/guardians staying in your vehicles and driving in front of the old school. You can pull into the parking area, we will then send your child to your vehicle, and you can leave. For a variety of reasons and safety, please do this. If you have any questions, please contact the administration. Thank you!
7th & 8th Grade students need to have a permission form signed to go off campus at lunch. Parents, please fill out and return this form. https://5il.co/kq6c
If your child rides the Baker bus, the bus will leave the DMV at 7:00 a.m. each morning. It will arrive to school and then return to Haines to pick up students there at 7:48 in the morning and deliver them to school. In the afternoon, the Baker bus will drop off the students in Baker at 4:20 p.m. at the DMV. Haines kids will arrive around 4:48 in Haines. All other routes should be similar to last year. If you have questions regarding the bus, you can call the bus company in La Grande or send an email to Mrs. Smith.
The A/B schedule for 9-12th graders is attached. If you have any concerns, please contact Mrs. Smith. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y8vPZgTl6LON-HZ1bCl4GHRYY79rVO2S8luG9Zh3PNI/edit?usp=sharing
If you have not registered your elementary student, please go to this site or stop by the office for a packet. We need to know if your child is attending school or not. https://parent-northpowder.cascadetech.org/northpowder/PXP2_Login.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3uPuGJBRXtqEoYQVsHZXxceYfYxzeEK8xDqEua7bcgKbA1LAS082sH6io
The North Powder School District has moved the start date with students to September 8, 2020. This change was made due to a district determination that it would be in the best interest of families, students, and staff to delay the first day of school with students. In order to prepare for Comprehensive Distance Education per current ODE guidelines, there is additional professional development and planning that will need to occur for staff, students and families. This professional development will include online curriculum training, implementation of the district's operational blueprint for onsite education, and opportunities to meet with students and parents to update them on the online process and answer questions. This change in the starting date will not change any other dates on the calendar at the current time due to ODE guidelines allowing additional hours for professional development to count towards instructional time.