Don't miss MHS fall theatre production, The Matchmaker

Photo by Melanie Martinoff.

Don't miss the next MHS play. Tickets are still available for the Nov. 20, 21 and 22 performances, performed in the Douglas Anderson Auditorium at McMinnville High School. 

Tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 before each performance. The show starts at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact MHS Drama Director Bethany Mason, 503-565-4394. 

American Education Week recognizes the contributions of District staff

The McMinnville School Board proclaimed November 17-21, 2014, as American Education Week with the following proclamation:

WHEREAS, public schools are the backbone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation's precious values of freedom, civility and equality; and

Patton drama students collect record 1,212 pounds of food for YCAP food bank

Photo and story by Patton Drama Director Emily Ward.

The International Thespian Society (ITS), a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), is pleased to announce the results of Patton Middle School’s participation in the International Thespian Society's Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program. On Oct. 30,

Memorial students win "Yammy" library award

Photo and story by Memorial Principal Dan Sheppard.

Memorial Elementary School won the McMinnville Public Library YAMMY award for the seventh consecutive year. 

Each summer, the Library has a reading contest involving approximately 18 schools throughout Yamhill County. Students log their reading times and turn these into the McMinnville Public Library throughout the summer.

Congratulations Vic Downs, Coach of the Year

MHS science teacher and cross country coach Vic Downs has been named Coach of the Year for the Greater Valley Conference.

Congratulations, Coach Downs!

Weather alert: Schools are closed

Weather alert: No School

UPDATE: Schools are closed due to inclement weather. 

There is no kindergarten, no activity bus runs and no evening activities.

Thank you, Veterans!

See photos on Flickr. 

Last week, Patton Middle School held its annual Veterans' Day Assembly to honor veterans and active military personnel. This was the last annual assembly organized by Patton Middle School teacher Scott Phoenix, pictured above with Board Director Tim Roberts. Phoenix has overseen the assembly for 10 years. He is retiring at the end of this school year. 

Have you seen the latest MSD news?

All McMinnville School District homes received a district newsletter last month. Did you get yours? We mailed it to all homes in the McMinnville and Lafayette communities.

You can also check it out here

Middle schools will honor veterans at annual assemblies

Every year, Duniway and Patton middle schools host assemblies to honor veterans and active service members. 

Each school's event includes a slide show about the veterans who are in attendance, musical tributes by middle school and McMinnville High School students, and inspirational speeches by students. 

In addition to students and school staff, students' families are invited to attend the event, which welcomes all local veterans. Many of the veterans who attend are family members of students or staff. 

Both schools' assemblies are scheduled for early November.

Stephanie Legard's trip to Principal of the Year Conference in D.C.

This month, Buel Elementary School Principal Stephanie Legard joined distinguished principals of the year from every other state at the National Principal of the Year Conference in Washington, D.C. 

She was recognized for leading student achievement gains at Buel, met with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and shared educational best practices with her peers from around the country. 

Stephanie traveled with her family for the conference, and she brought a photo of her students with her.

McMinnville Education Foundation website