Duniway student wins agricultural art contest

Duniway seventh grader Sofia Frison was one of 13 students whose art was selected from more than 1,500 statewide entries for the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom calendar. She was honored in a reception at the state fair. 

The following press release was issued by the Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation:

Local Student’s Art Celebrated at State Fair

School starts next Tuesday!

School starts on Sept. 2.

See our back-to-school resource page for key information to help you get ready for the first day of school.

Kindergarten camp prepares students for school

Photo by Columbus Elementary School Principal Kathi Fowler

A grant-funded kindergarten readiness camp is introducing students and families to school. The camps for all kindergarten students, are funded by the Kindergarten Innovation Partnership Grant-EL Hub.

The goal is for children and families to feel connected to their school and teachers before the first day of school.  

Pictured are students at the Columbus Elementary School camp, which was taught by two kindergarten teachers and four first-grade teachers. More than 70 students attended

New marching band students learn skills at summer camp

Music students have been busy learning new skills this summer at a series of summer camps. New marching band students worked on marching skills and formations at a camp from Aug. 18-22. 

The new marching band will debut at MHS home football games at Wortman Stadium.

 See photos on Flickr

Students can get required immunizatons at school clinics

All students can get required immunizations at two school clinics starting next week.  McMinnville School District is partnering with Yamhill County Public Health Department to provide immunization clinics this summer to provide required school immunizations for children in kindergarten through high school. The clinics will be held at both middle schools during school registration: Duniway Middle SchoolAug. 198 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. Patton Middle SchoolAug. 20 and 218 – 11 a.m.

EASA engineering fair will showcase student work and raise money for school projects

Photo and story by Kathy Loving, EASA Parent Group President of the EASA Parent Group

The EASA parent group and EASA teachers are hosting the second annual engineering fair to showcase student work and raise money for school projects. The Fair will be held at Evergreen Space Museum, 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, Oregon, on Saturday, May 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Congratulations Stephanie Legard, Oregon Elementary School Principal of the Year!

Sue Buel Elementary School Principal Stephanie Legard has been named Oregon Elementary School Principal of the Year for 2014 by the Oregon Elementary School Principals Association and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators. 

As the winner for Oregon, Stephanie will be honored at the Annual COSA conference in Seaside in June. She will also attend a special recognition ceremony in Washington D.C. in October. Additionally, she is in the running for the National Distinguished Principal of the Year Award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

MHS choir wins PAC 8 league competition

Photo and story by MHS Choir Director Robin Pederson.

The MHS Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Robin Pederson, was named the winner at the annual Pac 8 League Contest at Forest Grove High School on April 9.

Parents of incoming third graders: Sign your child up for summer school

Photo by Elementary School Director Kyra Donovan.

Children who will be in third grade in the fall are eligible to sign up for a five-week summer school program.

District wins Nike grant for preschool program

Photo credit: Nike. Pictured (left) is Lena Carr, District Grant Coordinator.

McMinnville School District was one of 25 local nonprofits and school districts to win a grant from the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

McMinnville Education Foundation website