D9 meeting

It’s About the Kids By Lynn Leissler For the Independent At the D9 work session of May 11, 2016, those present were asked to take a survey designed by Oregon Rising. According to their website, “Oregon Rising is a public outreach effort about what Oregonians want for their children and their schools. At the heart…

Eagle oint FFA specking team

  by: Myra Rademacher Eagle Point FFA Chapter Reporter The Eagle Point FFA has had a highly successful past two weeks. First, at the 2016 Southern Oregon District CDE Contest in Klamath Falls, then hosting the Southwestern Sectionals CDE Contest at Trail Christian Fellowship in Eagle Point. At the District level contest, Eagle Point competitors…

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EPMS honor roll

honor roll students

6th Grade SILVER Chloe Acosta, Jake Amidei , Alexander Andresen, Samuel Arroyo-Mendoza, Samuel Bate, Sarah Bezner, Lily Bixler, Trevor Breshears, Presley Brown, Luke Callahan, Hailey Carlisle, Jimmie Copeland, Dylan Dahling, Nathanael Dorr, Stephen Dutton, Joshua Garlitz, Lane Gifford, Thomas Goff, Mateo Gonzalez, Paige Green, Angeliana Gwinn, Maiya Halaas, Kaley Hanson, Bryan Hayes, Isaiah Hill, Tavan…

D9 board meeting news

  By Lynn Leissler For the Independent District 9 school board utilized a new method this year in its annual superintendent evaluation, broadening the survey base to include community members, classified staff and others who know her in professional context. Pleased with the process, the board will adopt it for future years. Rickert received a…

Scholarship awarded

Scholarship award   Recently, it was announced that 556 students have been selected to receive the 2016 Horatio Alger State and Specialized Scholarship, awarded at $7,000 each. One of the Scholars, Prissilla Greenmyer, attends Eagle Point High School in Eagle Point, Oregon and I thought you’d be interested from a local perspective.   Since 1984,…

Meeting Needs of All D9 Kids

Meeting Needs of All D9 Kids By Lynn Leissler For the Independent During the January 13 D9 work session, Phil Ortega, Student Services Supervisor, talked about his role in helping all kids in the district.

D9 Transportation and Maintenance

D9 Transportation and Maintenance By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Transportation Supervisor, Tom Reimer, retired after many years with District 9. During the December 9 work session, Scott Whitman introduced Reimer’s replacement, Ed Hayes, who has long experience in transportation and schools. Hayes likes what he sees, but will work toward improvement. The district will…

Students Dominate D9 Board Meeting

Students Dominate D9 Board Meeting By Lynn Leissler For the Independent During D9’s work session, Jessica Falkenhagen, Instructional Coach at Eagle Point Middle School, demonstrated Kahoot! Using the program for quizzes allows her to evaluate students, collectively and individually, and see what she needs to re-emphasize. When she announces Kahoot! kids eagerly scramble for the…

EPFFA floriculture at Nationals

Eagle Point FFA Finishes Silver in National Floriculture Contest   At the 88th National FFA Convention, held in Louisville, Kentucky, the Eagle Point FFA represented the state of Oregon in the National Floriculture Career Development Event (CDE). Mr. David Kercheval with the Texas Department of Agriculture served as superintendent of this year’s event, and coordinated…

Attendance Up Throughout D9

Attendance Up Throughout D9 By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Principal Harry Hedrick of Eagle Rock Elementary, demonstrated a computer program called Crosskick during “Appy Hour” at D9s work session on October 14.

Elk Trail School, Goals and New Principals

Elk Trail School, Goals and New Principals By Lynn Leissler For the Independent The D9 school board and district cabinet discussed the Elk Trail facility at its August 12 work session meeting. Everyone agreed that the school would never again be needed as an education site. During its operation, lower elementary students were bused from…