Phil Ortega and Lucy Brossard deal daily with another kind of showing up—attendance. As Superintendent Cynda Rickert stated, “Life is a lot better if you show up.” The attendance initiative has heavy emphasis on developing good habits in kindergarten—habits to carry kids through their school years and beyond. Ortega’s team calls absentees within a half…

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Technology and Attendance

Technology and Attendance By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Showing up was on the minds of D9 school board members, administration and cabinet staff last Wednesday evening. At the work session, Dennis Mihocko and Brent Kortus gave an update of proposed tennis/pickleball courts in Eagle Point, including discussion of potential sites and possible grants and…

District 9 school board meeting

D9 Board meting By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Were it not for the students being honored at the first D9 Board meeting of the school year, there wouldn’t have been many in attendance at the meeting. Schools honored two bright and rising educational stars at White City, Giovanni Rangel-Hernandez and Brian Pintarelli. Rangel-Hernandez is…

School year resumes for 2014-2015

School year resumes for 2014-2015 By F. C. Blake For the Independent A phone call on August 25, to District 9 office confirmed that staff had anticipated and addressed   most frequently asked questions. “Letters have already gone out to families of registered students,” the staff member replied. “Extensive details are also available on the District’s…

Tips for a Safe and Successful Bus Ride to School

Tips for a Safe and Successful Bus Ride to School   By Steve Roessler Senior Vice President, Operations Excellence, First Student As we near the start of another school year, parents across the country are preparing their children for new teachers and new classrooms, but it is important not to forget to think about how…

Matt York is new AD for D9

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JCSD9 is very proud to announce that Matt York has been selected as our Athletic / Activity Supervisor.  Mr. York has been a teacher at Eagle Point High School for the past year and an assistant coach in the Lady Eagles basketball program. Prior to coming to Eagle Point he was a teacher and athletic…

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Eagles head to state wrestling tournament

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thirteen wrestlers from Eagle Point High School left at 9 a. m. this morning for the state wrestling tournament in Portland.  the eagles stand a good chance of finishing well up in the rankings, having blown out the competition during the divisional tournament just a couple of weeks earlier.  Results as soon as they become…

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