Congratualations to the NHS Cheer, named Oregon's top small COED Cheerleading Team in Oregon School Activities Assoc. competition on Saturday.
Parent and community advocates named 2017 Partners in Education
Newberg students are within the State Board of Education instructional time requirement despite missing five days of school due to weather. Teachers and staff will need to make-up days however. School districts can seek a waiver for up to 14 hours for missed instructional time resulting from emergency school closures due to adverse weather conditions.
Making school relevant, setting up every student for success and increasing student choice are just some opportunities five Newberg educators will have as part of an innovative new program launched in Oregon. Karen Pugsley, Casey Petrie and Cass Thonstad (CVMS), Michele Paton (MVMS) and Kyle Laier (NHS) have been selected as Oregon’s first School Retool cohort to learn techniques to “hack” new ideas and redesign their school cultures to foster innovation in teaching and learning. This is a secondary leadership move to support deeper learning in grades 6-12 in Newberg schools.
Opt out notice for state tests
Local schools will begin state assessments in April and May to provide information that influences decisions on an individual student’s learning. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 take Smarter Balanced assessments in math, science and English language arts. The state make a provision for parents wishing to opt out their student from the math and English language arts tests. State opt out forms are on the school district website and available in school offices.
Two-year school calendar adopted
Over 1,000 parents and staff members weighed in on preferences for school start and end dates as well as length of breaks. The result is a two-year 2017-19 school calendar “blueprint” featuring first/last days, holidays, vacation breaks, staff development and conference days. Teacher workdays and semester breaks will be added as soon as the new secondary schedules are determined.