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Armand Larive’s music program receives funding from Umatilla County Cultural Coalition

Armand Larive Middle School was recently notified by the Umatilla County Cultural Coalition that its choir program was selected to win a cash award of $770. The funds will cover the ticket costs for 50 students to see Restless Vocal Band, who will perform April 15, at Hermiston High School, as part of Desert Arts Council spring lineup.

“The kids and I are so grateful to Umatilla County Cultural Coalition for their generous grant,” said Music Teacher, Brooke Baker. “This gives kids the unique opportunity to see high caliber performances they many never get to have again. The award is the second grant we have received from Umatilla County Cultural Coalition. They have been an amazing support for students’ exposure to the arts.”

Umatilla County Cultural Coalition is made up of individuals representing the Arts, Heritage and Humanities in Umatilla County. The group strives to increase the awareness of cultural organizations and activities in the county. Through their local grants they provide funding to support goals in the Umatilla County Cultural Plan. The coalition is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust.

To make a donation or learn more about either Umatilla County Cultural Coalition, (http://www.umatillacountyculture.org/) or Oregon Cultural Trust visit (http://culturaltrust.org/), visit the provided website.

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District recognizes 2016-17 Classified Employees of the Year

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Fred Maiocco recognized the Classified Employees of the Year at the board of education meeting last night.

There are 168 classified employees in the Hermiston School District that serve 5,600 students in the roles of clerical staff, paraprofessional, interpreter/translator, library assistant, custodian, maintenance/grounds worker, print shop operator.

Classified Staff is essential to the district. They provide the best support in the smooth operation of offices, the safety and maintenance of buildings and property, and direct instruction of students.

This year’s recipients are:

High School

This is Lindy Thompson’s first year at Hermiston High School but as many of you know not her first in the district.  Lindy transferred from Sandstone Middle School where she was the lead secretary.  The athletic department has worked hard this year to help change the culture in the building, Lindy has been a key person in this restructuring process.  Though the school has a long way to go, with Lindy’s contagious smile and attitude I am sure that we will get there.  Congratulations to Lindy Thompson!

Joyce Wright is an outstanding representation of a person who is consistent and goes above and beyond to help students while at the same time holding them accountable.

She greets everyone with a smile, covers several miles per day ensuring that our students are making it to class, and builds lasting relationships with many of our students that are struggling. I would also add that Joyce is a bulldog when it comes to looking up incidences on the cameras saving both Michael […]

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District announces 2017-18 kindergarten registration

Hermiston School District will hold a spring kindergarten registration window April 3 – April 14, for students entering kindergarten next fall, for the 2017-18 school year. Registration will be held at each elementary school main office from 8:30 am-3:30 pm, daily.

Parents/guardians must register students at their attendance area school. To verify a boundary school, adults may locate their home address on the district boundary map: http://hermiston.k12.or.us/boundaries or call a school directly for assistance.

Desert View 1225 SW 9th St 541-667-6900
Highland Hills 450 SE 10th St 541-667-6500
Rocky Heights 650 W Standard Ave 541-667-6600
Sunset 300 E Catherine Ave 541-667-6700
West Park 555 SW 7th Ave 541-667-6800

To be eligible for enrollment into kindergarten for the fall, students must be five (5) years old by Sept. 1, 2017, or born on or before September 1, 2012.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to bring the student’s birth record (birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport); social security number; proof of residence; and health/immunization records to complete the enrollment process.

Spanish translation services will be available.

For further information and frequently asked questions, please visit the HSD Enrollment Page (http://hermiston.k12.or.us/enrollment) on the web.

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“School Breakfast Challenge” encourages more students to begin their day with breakfast

Hermiston School District will join the National School Breakfast Week celebration by serving free breakfast for all students the week of March 6-10, to encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast.

The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “School Breakfast Challenge,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to “Take the Challenge” from March 6-10.

“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Food Services Director, Betsy Heath. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy and appealing choices we offer.” The district serves an average of 1,100 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in Hermiston School District prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards (limiting fat, calories and sodium), and encourage students to choose from fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.

National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles. The “Take the School Breakfast Challenge” is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association, Kellogg’s and Potatoes USA. Parents and students can follow the fun on Facebook.com/TrayTalk.

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