Superintendent's Message​​

April 2017

It is always fun to recognize our students for the great things they do. Every week we randomly draw five names who have received a “Caught Ya” card from an appreciative staff member. At the end of the month we recognize three students, selected by staff members, at an assembly attended by the entire student body. Again this month, we honored three more students who showed “Gumption” during the month of April. Those students are: Faith, Daley, and Makaylah.

Our student led conferences are coming up next week. Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20. This is an opportunity for your student to share with you how they have progressed through the year, what they have learned, and what their future plans might be. We look forward to seeing you there.

Our next Dorm Dinner is scheduled for Friday, April 21 at the Pioneer Saloon. If you have not yet had the opportunity to attend one of these dinners I hope you can do so. This is the next to last dinner this year. Our international students work hard to make sure everyone has a positive experience. Thanks again to Jon and Angela for supporting this effort. Proceeds from the evening help with dorm expenses during the year.

Our track season is underway. Athletes and coaches are working hard with the ultimate goal of participating in the district track meet on May 13 at Summit High School in Bend and the state track meet at U of O May 18 and 19.

The seismic upgrade project of our main building is underway. During the months of April and May we will be taking things off walls, boxing up items for storage, and getting the building ready for the main construction that will begin on June 5. We will be moving some classrooms to the elementary wing the last week of school and relocating the front office staff to another part of the campus.

Construction includes the reinforcement of walls, the strengthening of building corners, and the upgrade of our internet lines. The interior of the building will be painted. The building will be closed for the summer except for the weekend of the Centennial and Mosquito Festival. The plan is to have building ready for occupancy when school resumes in the fall.

Graduation is scheduled for June 3. The seniors have chosen to have ceremony at the front of the main building. We hope to see you there.

Bill Wurtz