Regular start time on Monday 12/9/13.
I have seen every information from CLOSED to 2 hours delay on every channel....ALL OF WHICH ARE INCORRECT!
As of 3 pm this afternoon, the decision was made to START SCHOOL ON TIME, and have all buses on snow routes both AM and PM.
Run for the Arts
We have moved our annual Run for the Arts fundraiser to the Fall, when good weather is a bit more predictable! This event will be held October 8th, each classroom will have a 30 minute block of time to go down to our track and walk/run as many laps as they can. Please feel free to come join your student on the track that day. All funds support our Art program at the elementary school; supplies, assemblies, and family art night.
Professional DevelopmentSeveral new state initiatives are driving our efforts in professional development this school year; continued implementation of the Common Core State Standards, proficiency-based reporting (HB 2220), and student growth and professional development goals embedded into the teacher evaluation system (HB 290). WES converted to proficiency reporting two years ago, prior to legal mandate, but we continue to improve our efforts in creating reports that are user-friendly and address any questions our families have. Several staff members will be attending professional development opportunities October 11th during State-wide Inservice Day.Lost and FoundOur lost and found collection is growing rapidly. It is very helpful if you label your child’s clothing with their last name, we will make a concerted effort to get it back to them. If you happen to be in the building please check the lost and found rack, near the small gym, for missing items.School HoursSupervision for students begins at 7:45 am each day and ends at 3:15 pm. The academic day begins at 8:00 am for 5th & 6th grade students and 8:15 am for K-4th grade. Kindergarten students are finished with the academic day at 2:30 pm each day, supervised snack and recess is provided until buses arrive at 3:15 pm, when all remaining students are released. We appreciate your efforts to have students at school the entire time of their academic day.
Registration Dates Kindergarten
The Willamina School District Provides free education to district residents between the age of five and twenty-one who do not possess a diploma. Out-of-district students, wishing to enroll must complete an inter-district transfer agreement through the District Office and their resident district before registering.
An adult must accompany all students registering for the first time. In order for school staff to prepare properly for the new student, it is our procedure to allow students to attend their first class on the day following their initial registration.
students must be five years old before September 1, and have proof of age and an Oregon Immunization Record in order to enroll. The immunization record may be completed by either your family physician or the county health department, and should contain a complete history of immunization; doses received, listed and dated. Student insurance may be purchased, please contact the school for the form.
Elementary: August 14th & 15th.
Middle and High School: Wednesday August 14th.
Parent Teacher Conferences: Monday August 26.
First day of School: Tuesday August 27th
The Willamina School District Board of Education voted to place a bond measure on the November 5, 2013 ballot. More information concerning the bond measure can be found here
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This is a notice to inform you that there are
significant changes that will be occurring in our on-line/credit recovery
courses that will be effective August 27th, 2013. Starting next
school year, Willamina School District will be unveiling a new alternative
school located at the Oaken Hills campus. Please see attachment for more information.
Willamina Elementary was awarded the high honor of becoming a "Green Ribbon School" by the US Department of Education. There were only 78 schools awarded in 29 states across the nation, with Willamina Elementary being only 1 of 4 in the state of Oregon to win this award.
Please read the attached articles for more interesting information about our new and well deserved status!
Great job to everyone involved!
On Saturday March 12, The Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Daiy Council presented Willamina Elementary School with the 2011 Oregon Wellness Award for implementation of the district's wellness policy. This award includes a plaque, banner and $2,500. A detailed media release and plans for an all-school celebratory assembly are being developed and will be coming soon. Check back for more information.http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/announcements/announcement.aspx?ID=7166&TypeID=5
Willamina Elementary School Awarded National Recognition for Nutrition Program
By Susan Castillo
United States Department of Agriculture official Allen Ng visited Willamina Elementary School in Willamina Oregon last week to honor the elementary school with a National Healthier School Challenge Award. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) program to recognize schools that are creating healthier school environments through the promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.
I am proud of Willamina Elementary for their dedication to establishing a healthy school environment for their students. Willamina recognizes the link between health and education and demostrated their commitment through an extraordinary cooperation between food service, teaching staff, administrators, and students. They have exceeded standards by providing healthier food choices, nutrition education, and physical activity to students and have earned this national recognition by creating a world-class school nutrition program. We know that healthy students learn better and physical health is a crucial component for academic achievement.
I applaud Willamina Elementary for their leadership and encourage other schools to explore the many partnerships and opportunities available in Oregon to support this work. The Healthy Kids Learn Better program is a partnership led by specialists from the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Department of Human Services - Health Services, in collaboration with other health and education organizations aimed at supporting health-related school programs.
Every year, I honor Oregon schools with outstanding school wellness programs. The schools recognized have effectively implemented their district’s wellness policies, are creatively promoting healthy student behavior, and are monitoring and evaluating their programs to meet all student needs. These schools all have strong child nutrition programs to promote learning readiness and healthy eating behaviors. For more information Oregon School Wellness awards and how to nominate your school go to:http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/announcements/announcement.aspx?=5244
PHOTO CAPTION: (left to right) Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Program Director Joyce Dougherty, Willamina student, and US Department of Agriculture Western Regional Administrator Allen Ng share a healthy lunch.