With the current power outage affecting Island City Elementary, phones are down but school is operating as close to normal as possible. Dismissal will be at 2:35 PM, as normal. Families picking up students are asked to park and pick up students from the west Soccer Field at the normally scheduled time. Please avoid the bus area as we want to ensure everyone's safety. OTEC indicates this issue should be resolved by Thursday morning. Thank you for your patience!
11 days ago, Deb Comfort
Island City Elementary School Rams
Welcome to new 2nd Grade Teacher, Kelly Bryant! Kelly will be teaching at Island City Elementary this year.
12 days ago, Deb Comfort
Kelly Bryant, new 2nd Grade Teacher at Island City Elementary
La Grande Optimist Pack 515 invites you to a Scouting Adventure on Wednesday, September 14th at 6 PM.
13 days ago, Deb Comfort
Inviting you to a scouting adventure, picture of kids in front of a fire truck, recruitment and orientation wednesday September 14th at 6 PM at Pete' s Pond. Questions REach out to Cubmaster MJ Heather at majheather@gmail.com
Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students 09-01-22 La Grande School District will continue to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all district students for the 22-23 school year. The meals are available at all schools without the need for parents to complete any paperwork. The district is providing the meals for the second year through CEP, Community Eligibility Provision. According to Michelle Glover, Business Director at LGSD, the district qualified for the program before the pandemic based on the percentage of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. During the 21-22 school year, free meals were provided through pandemic-relief programs, but it was year one of CEP, which Glover said the district had to use last year. The good news, however, is that CEP is for a total of four years, so two years remain after this one. “Especially considering recent rises in food prices, we are pleased that the district can continue to provide free meals for all our students, because children having consistent nutrition contributes to student success in classrooms,” Glover said. For questions about free meals, please contact your child’s school. ###
18 days ago, Deb Comfort
Chalk board that reads school lunch, fruits and vegetables, pencils, a clock, notepad, sandwich, orange, bananas
Back to School Rally 08-24-22 While students were busy picking out new school backpacks and school supplies, their teachers and everyone else who supports their learning at La Grande School District were also getting ready for back to school. On Wednesday, August 24th, all employees of the district gathered in the high school auditorium for a Back to School Rally. This annual gathering before the new school year starts is a great opportunity for all staff to reconnect, meet new employees, get information from the district and get ready for the year together. “Our Rally is always a great, uplifting event when all LGSD employees gather and get motivated for the new school year. Being together to share district planning and goals is a good start for serving students,” said Scott Carpenter, Assistant Superintendent of LGSD. At the event, Carpenter gave a short overview of recent district summer camps, which served more than 1,000 students, and highlighted other district programs and plans. School principals introduced their building staffs. Shawn Brooks, fourth grade teacher at Central Elementary, shared some words about how he works to make his classroom successful by ensuring it’s a safe place where students trust him and the environment in order to learn most successfully. Finally, Braden Carson, valedictorian of the La Grande High School Class of 2022, spoke. Carson, who also won nine state championships during high school, talked about being positive, optimistic and kind, plus working hard and having a “no problem” mindset to resolve issues. He said his teachers at LGSD showed him that teaching is a lot more than educating kids, it’s inspiring kids and using their strengths to reach them. “You inspired me to do my greatest work,” Carson said. ###
19 days ago, Deb Comfort
Braden Carson addresses staff at Back to School Rally
LGSD Staff attending Back to School Rally
Check out the latest edition of the La Grande Pride newsletter! https://5il.co/1gdw4
about 1 month ago, La Grande School District
Hot off the press! La Grande Pride Newsletter
The first day of school for students in grades kindergarten through 7th grade, as well as 9th grade students will be Monday, August 29, 2022. Students in grades 8, 10, 11 and 12 will begin on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
about 1 month ago, La Grande School District
First Day of School for 2022 is Monday August 29th for students in k-7 & 9. Tuesday August 30th is first day for 8, 10, 11, and 12th grades.
Join us at the end of summer Community Block Party on September 8th!
about 1 month ago, La Grande School District
Celebrate La Grande with three silly hot dogs around a bbq grill  27th ANNUAL  COMMUNITY END-OF-SUMMER BLOCK PARTY Thursday, September 8th 5-7 PM RIVERSIDE PARK Free Hot Dogs, Bottled Water, Ice Cream & Chips Activities for Kids  “The district does not sponsor this event/activity/offer and the district assumes no responsibility for it. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the La Grande School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including cost, attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.”
Get ready for school!!
about 1 month ago, La Grande School District
Register your student to ride the bus! Registration form at www.lagrandesd.org/bus. Mid Columbia Bus Company
Come Join Us!
about 2 months ago, La Grande School District
Come Join Us La Grande School District Student Registration and Resource Fair Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Place: La Grande Middle School Resource Fair is for all La Grande School District K-12 students/families. School registration is for La Grande School District K-8 students only. Grade 9-12 students need to register at the High School. The School Resource Fair will be held for La Grande School District students in grades K-12. Many local agencies and resources will be available at the Fair to share information and support students and parents as they prepare to return to school. Examples of Agencies: ● Advantage Dental ● Cook Memorial Library ● Community Connections ● Child Care Referral Services Example of Services: ● School District Program Reps ● School Supplies Resources ● Clothing Resources ● And Many More! One day, one stop, registration for La Grande School District K-8 students on August 11th at La Grande Middle School. Parents will also be able to register their students at any local school after August 11, 2022.
We have an opening for a Spanish teacher at LHS! Join our Team! www.lagrandesd.org/jobs
about 2 months ago, La Grande School District
Opportunity Oportunidad
Calendars are available at lagrandesd.org/calendars
2 months ago, La Grande School District
School starts in August!
Calendars are available at lagrandesd.org/calendars
3 months ago, La Grande School District
School starts in August!
Mid Columbia Bus Company is looking for bus drivers!
3 months ago, La Grande School District
Looking for a great part-time career? Become a professional school bus driver. Paid training to upgrade your license from C to B. Start Immediately. Part-Time Hours. $15.50/hr. Starting Driver Rate. Up to $2,000 Sign on Bonus. Requirements: 19 and older, clear driver license report, clear background check, must pass drug test. Great Locations to Work La Grande, Union, North Powder, Unity. Please call 541-96306119. Stop by our office: 1901 Jefferson, La Grande, OR. Or apply online at https//midcobus.com/work-with-us/
The LGSD track will be closed for regular maintenance from June 27th to July 10th.
3 months ago, La Grande School District
The LGSD track will be closed June 27-July 10 for regular maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Thank you to all our students, parents, families, teachers and staff for a great school year! Despite the challenges, you have made it a successful year of learning and thriving in our district. Have a wonderful summer!
4 months ago, La Grande School District
Thank you Post Its
Check out LGSD Summer Camps! Free! High schoolers have some fun activities offered for you and your friends! Check them out!
4 months ago, La Grande School District
La Grande School District Summer Camps. Sign up for a summer of fun! Free to all! Camps run June 13-August 31. 3 camp limit for all participants. www.lagrandeparks.org
Art Center East has so many summer youth art classes. Please check out their offerings from ages 0 to middle school to high school! https://5il.co/1bl7o Here is a complete list of their offerings! https://artcentereast.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/PDF-ART-CENTER-EAST-SUMMER-CLASSES.pdf
4 months ago, La Grande School District
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We love hearing what LGSD students like about their school!
4 months ago, La Grande School District
What do you like about your school? "I like music class, especially the Chicken Little song and the boom whackers." La Grande School District
If the proposed district bond is passed, $8.845 million would be available for proposed bond measure projects: **Replace the Annex at La Grande Middle School with a new Academic & Athletic Center **Relocate Maintenance Department to Adams Professional Plaza
4 months ago, La Grande School District
Did you know? Bond Fact