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Judge Daniel Hill 2017 HHS Distinguished Alumnus

Hermiston School District announces that Judge Daniel Hill is the Distinguished Alumnus for 2017-18. For the last three years, nominations for this recognition were open in November and the alumnus announced in May. The process changed this school year to provide the alumnus an opportunity to serve as a mentor to students since the start of the school year.

On April 13, Judge Hill will be at Hermiston High School, he will meet with the administrative team, students that are part of the Leadership Class and various student groups. High school seniors will have an opportunity to ask questions about his career.

On Thursday, June 7, Judge Hill will be a featured speaker at the HHS commencement ceremony scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington.

In January 2005, Judge Daniel Hill began serving as the Circuit Court Judge, 6th Judicial District for Umatilla and Morrow Counties in the Oregon Judicial Branch. Judge Hill is a Brigadier General, US Army, Assistant to the Chief Counsel, National Guard Bureau and National Guard Advisor to the Judge Advocate General of the US Army.

Judge Hill graduated from Hermiston High School in 1979, in 1981 obtained his associate’s degree from Blue Mountain Community College, in 1983 obtained his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, and in 1986 obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Willamette University School of Law.

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District announces 2018-19 kindergarten registration

Hermiston School District is interested in reaching all kindergartners for the 2018-19 school year. The spring kindergarten registration dates are April 9 – April 20.

To be eligible for enrollment into kindergarten for the fall, students must be five (5) years old by Sept. 1, 2018, or born on or before September 1, 2013. Parents/guardians may register students at their attendance area school from 8:30 am-3:30 pm, daily.

Parents may begin the registration process online at www.hermiston.k12.or.us/parents, by clicking on the blue box next to “Register NEW Students Online.” Parents must answer all the questions that apply.

To finish the registration process, parents/guardians need to take the student’s birth record (birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport); social security number; proof of residence; and health/immunization records to the child’s 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

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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District names new Desert View principal

Interim Superintendent of Schools Tricia Mooney announced today that she will recommend Mr. Daniel Greenough as the next Desert View elementary principal to the Board of Education at its April 9 Regular Meeting. Mr. Greenough was selected from a very competitive pool of applicants.

If approved Mr. Greenough will begin his employment with the Hermiston School District on July 1, 2018.

Mr. Greenough currently serves as principal for Pendleton High School in Pendleton. He was the high school principal for the Athena School District for four years, and a mathematics teacher and department head for the Bendle Public Schools for five years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. He served as a high school principal for Onalaska School District 300 for two years.

Mr. Greenough holds a continuing education, educational administration certification from Concordia University-Chicago and a master of arts in K-12 administration from Michigan State University.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to join the Hermiston School District as the principal at Desert View Elementary School,” stated Greenough. “Through the interview process, I felt a strong sense of collaboration, care for the well-being of children, and commitment to students throughout the school. I am looking forward to building relationships with the children, staff, parents, and community, and in continuing the tradition of excellence already present at Desert View Elementary.”

“Mr. Greenough will be a great asset to the Hermiston team,” said Interim Superintendent Tricia Mooney. “I look forward to working with him in continuing to develop a positive learning environment for students.”

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Information on Walkout

Dear parents/guardians and community members:
The most recent school shooting in Florida has sparked a national discussion regarding school safety and the rights of staff and students to work in a safe learning environment. Because of the messages posted on social media and widespread news reports, several national events have been promoted/scheduled, including a national school walkout on March 14.
In general, the events are a memorial for victims and a call to action to end gun violence in America. Nationally, the walkout on March 14 is set to start at 10 a.m. and will last 17 minutes, one minute for each victim during the Florida shooting. Other planned events are on Saturday, March 24, for the “March for Our Lives” and on Friday, April 20, for the “National Student Walkout,” in commemoration of the Columbine shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999.
Hermiston School District has provided guidance to staff in preparation for the March 14 walkout, should students choose to participate, as student and staff safety is our top priority.

While this is a non-district sponsored event, students will be supervised should they choose to participate in the student-initiated walkout. Students have a constitutional right to free speech at school, so long as it does not disrupt the learning environment for others.
Should HSD students choose to participate in a walkout on school grounds during school hours, access will be limited to HSD students and the staff providing their supervision. These will not be public events.
Staff will not participate […]

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