http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/cindi-hiatt-henri-oregon-outstanding-nutrition-director-year en Patton junior thespians teach elementary students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-junior-thespians-teach-elementary-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DSC_0144.JPG?1398175530" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo and story by Patton teacher Emily Ward. Pictured: Second Grader McKenzie with Zoe Blanchard, Caitlin Kuberski, and Katie Allison.</em></p><p>On April 11, fifteen students from Patton's junior thespian troupe offered our very first elementary drama camp. Five lucky second graders and five awesome fourth and fifth graders were taught basic stage presence through drama games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-junior-thespians-teach-elementary-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:05:32 +0000 Marcia Latta 17232 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District wins Nike grant for preschool program http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-wins-nike-grant-preschool-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Lena-Nike2.jpg?1398116835" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo credit: Nike. Pictured (left) is Lena Carr, District Grant Coordinator.</em></p><p>McMinnville School District was one of 25 local nonprofits and school districts to win a grant from the <a href="http://nikeinc.com/pages/the-nike-foundation">Nike Employee Grant Fund</a> of the <a href="http://www.oregoncf.org/">Oregon Community Foundation</a>.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-wins-nike-grant-preschool-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:26:45 +0000 Marcia Latta 17227 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Parents of incoming third graders: Sign your child up for summer school http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/parents-incoming-third-graders-sign-your-child-summer-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Columbus-SummerSchool.jpg?1398115244" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo by Elementary School Director Kyra Donovan.</em></p><div>Children who will be in third grade in the fall are eligible to sign up for a five-week summer school program.</div><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/parents-incoming-third-graders-sign-your-child-summer-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:04:10 +0000 Marcia Latta 17221 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS choir wins PAC 8 league competition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-choir-wins-pac-8-league-competition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SymphonicChoir.jpg?1397566417" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo and story by MHS Choir Director Robin Pederson.</em></p><p>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&nbsp;on April 9.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-choir-wins-pac-8-league-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:53:38 +0000 Marcia Latta 17218 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Congratulations Stephanie Legard, Oregon Elementary School Principal of the Year! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-stephanie-legard-oregon-elementary-school-principal-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/StephanieLegard.jpg?1398283565" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-stephanie-legard-oregon-elementary-school-principal-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:24:20 +0000 Marcia Latta 17217 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Kindergarten registration is May 8 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kindergarten-registration-may-8 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_3794.JPG?1397153665" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Parents can register children who will be five years old on or before September 1 for kindergarten next month. The District’s annual kindergarten registration is scheduled for May 8 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at all McMinnville and Lafayette elementary schools.&nbsp;</p><p>To register, please bring:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kindergarten-registration-may-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:59:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 17212 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us McMinnville School District is National STEM Showcase District http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-school-district-national-stem-showcase-district-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_5240.JPG?1396842996" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville School District was selected as one of three STEM Showcase Districts in the nation by the U.S. Department of Education. The District earned the honor for providing high-quality science, technology, engineering and math programs to students in every grade<br /><br />District programs will be featured in a video, scheduled for release this summer. A videographer visited several schools and program sites in last week. Pictured above, he is filming the Duniway Purple Thunder robotics team in action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-school-district-national-stem-showcase-district-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 03:47:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 17211 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway students show projects at science fair http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-students-show-projects-science-fair <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_5247.JPG?1396534203" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Duniway Middle School students tested their scientific hypotheses and displayed their findings at the school's annual science fair this week. Student questions included:</p><p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Do fish like the dark?</em></p><p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Will alternative energy sources power a mobile device?</em></p><p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Do three- or four-blade turbines produce more power?</em></p><p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Is water or Kool-Aid better for plant health?</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-students-show-projects-science-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:21:17 +0000 Marcia Latta 17210 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Cindi Hiatt-Henry is Oregon Outstanding Nutrition Director of the Year http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/cindi-hiatt-henry-oregon-outstanding-nutrition-director-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/CindiHH.jpg?1396285301" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Director of Nutrition Services Cindi Hiatt-Henry has been nominated for the School Nutrition Association's Oregon Outstanding Director of the Year Award.&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the award is availlable on the association's <a href="http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=19113">website</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/cindi-hiatt-henry-oregon-outstanding-nutrition-director-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:44:36 +0000 Marcia Latta 17208 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Schools are closed for spring break http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-are-closed-spring-break <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/spring-break-color.gif?1395981918" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Happy Spring Break! </strong></p><p><strong>Schools are closed for the week and will reopen on March 31.</strong></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:40:38 +0000 Marcia Latta 17205 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS hosts winter percussion show on Saturday http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-hosts-winter-percussion-show-saturday <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/photo%20%285%29.jpg?1395334353" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo by Joseph Demianew</em></p><p>Ten Oregon high school marching bands will compete at the <a href="http://ocindoor.org/">OC Indoor</a> Show of Hands percussion competition on Saturday at McMinnville High School. See the <strong><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/2014OCIShowFlyer.pdf">flyer </a></strong>for details about the event.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-hosts-winter-percussion-show-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:51:25 +0000 Marcia Latta 17203 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us SOAR students visit KGW Studios http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/soar-students-visit-kgw-studios <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MHS-SOAR-KGW.jpg?1395191675" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photos by&nbsp;Vaugh Monogan. Story by Soar advisor Kathy Beyer.</em></p><p>Sixteen MHS students in the Soar Production program spent the day at the KGW Channel 8 studios this week. The students, who produce a newscast from their studio at Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, had the opportunity to learn more about the craft from behind the scenes of a broadcast news studio.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/soar-students-visit-kgw-studios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:14:36 +0000 Marcia Latta 17185 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Grandhaven kindergartners celebrate writing skills http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grandhaven-kindergartners-celebrate-writing-skills <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/img007.jpg?1394819858" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photos by Grandhaven kindergarten teacher DG Coy.</em></p><p>Grandhaven kindergarten students were recognized for the progress they've made this year in an &nbsp;an author's celebration. Kindergarten teacher DG Coy took red carpet photos of each student as they read their narrative papers.</p><p>Families were invited to the event, which highlighted the students' new writing skills, including word choice, organization, punctuation and conventions and illustration.&nbsp;</p><p>At the kindergarten level, students learn writing skills for narrative, explanatory and opinion pieces.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grandhaven-kindergartners-celebrate-writing-skills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:57:39 +0000 Marcia Latta 17183 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us More than 250 people attend the Hispanic Resource Fair at MHS http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/more-250-people-attend-hispanic-resource-fair-mhs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_5011.JPG?1394814427" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Almost 250 Hispanic parents and children attended the Hispanic Resource Fair at McMinnville High School earlier this month. The event was sponsored by the District's Hispanic Advisory Committee and included about 30 community partners who provided information about schools, legal services, housing, social services and more.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/100950360@N02/sets/72157642232315345/">See photos on Flickr.</a></strong></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:45:25 +0000 Marcia Latta 17181 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway robotics team places seventh at state tournament http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-robotics-team-places-seventh-state-tournament <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Thunder-DuniwayRobotics.jpg?1394341492" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><em>Photo and story by Duniway teacher David Larson.</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Duniway Middle School robotics team, the Purple Thunder, placed seventh in the state robotics championship earlier this month. The team includes Cole Stritzke, Rosa Martinez, Ethan Hampton, Hallie Johnson, Luke Larson, Katie Martinez, Kai Depweg, Payton Hudson and CJ Lomas.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Duniway team competed against teams from other Oregon and Washington robotics teams. </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-robotics-team-places-seventh-state-tournament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 05:04:53 +0000 Marcia Latta 17179 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us McMinnville School District is a National STEM Showcase District http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-school-district-national-stem-showcase-district <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_4724-2_0.jpg?1394080989" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville School District has been honored as one of the top providers of&nbsp;science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in the country. It was named one of only three STEM Showcase Districts nationwide by the U.S. Department of Education.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>Dear 21st&nbsp;CCLC Program:</p><p>Congratulations! Your program has been selected as a featured science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Virtual Showcase.</p> </blockquote><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-school-district-national-stem-showcase-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:05:39 +0000 Marcia Latta 17176 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us March 3-7 is Classified Employee Appreciation Week http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/march-3-7-classified-employee-appreciation-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_4878.JPG?1393809894" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week is Classified Employee Week. We are honoring and recognizing the dedicated support staff who serve our students, schools and district.</p><p>Classified employees are the "backbone" of the public school system, providing support and working directly with students, staff, parents, volunteers, business partners and community members.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/march-3-7-classified-employee-appreciation-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:45:44 +0000 Marcia Latta 17152 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us The School Board is reviewing calendar options. Tell us what you think. http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-board-reviewing-calendar-options-tell-us-what-you-think <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/calendar.jpg?1393364051" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The McMinnville School District Board of Directors reviewed three proposed calendar options for the 2014-15 school year at the February Board meeting. The Board will vote to adopt the 2014-2015 calendar at its March 10&nbsp;meeting.</p><p>Please share your input about the calendar options.<strong> <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XCQL5WR">Take the online survey.</a>&nbsp;</strong>The survey will close on March 6.</p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/2014-15-Calendar-Option1.pdf"><strong>Option #1</strong></a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-board-reviewing-calendar-options-tell-us-what-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:37:47 +0000 Marcia Latta 17168 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS cheerleaders place fifth at state tournament http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-cheerleaders-place-fifth-state-tournament <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Cheer-OregonLive.JPG?1393088554" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo by Michael Zacchino, Oregonlive.com. <a href="http://photos.oregonlive.com/4450/gallery/osaa_state_cheerleading_champi_27/index.html#/0">See the&nbsp;Oregonian photo gallery.&nbsp;</a></em></p><p>The MHS Grizzly Cheerleaders placed fifth out of 12 teams at the <a href="http://highschoolsports.oregonlive.com/cheer/">Oregon High School cheerleading state championships </a>on Feb. 15. The Grizzlies competed against teams from across the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Team photo by cheer squad advisor Tracy Brandt:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-cheerleaders-place-fifth-state-tournament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:50:56 +0000 Marcia Latta 17167 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway robotics team wins first place at qualifying tournament, advances to state http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-robotics-team-wins-first-place-qualifying-tournament-advances-state <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/FTC-Robotics.png?1393011185" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo and story by Duniway Middle School teacher David Larson.</em></p><p>The Duniway <a href="http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/">First Tech Challenge</a>&nbsp;robotics team,&nbsp;The Purple Thunder, took first&nbsp;place&nbsp;in the robotics qualifying tournament at Evergreen Aviation Museum on Sunday, Feb. 16.&nbsp;</p><p>The team will advance to the state championship tournament on March 1&nbsp;and 2&nbsp;at Benson High School in Portland. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-robotics-team-wins-first-place-qualifying-tournament-advances-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 01:22:29 +0000 Marcia Latta 17165 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS students preparing for space launch experiment http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-preparing-space-launch-experiment <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_0151.jpg?1392573820" /> </div> </div> </div> <div>Students from McMinnville History are taking their science studies into space. MHS is the first high school in Oregon to participate in a Nanolabs launch. </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-preparing-space-launch-experiment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:45:10 +0000 Marcia Latta 17164 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Immunization exclusion day is next week http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/immunization-exclusion-day-next-week-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/syringe_0.jpg?1397069021" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All students must meet vaccination requirements by Feb. 19. Any student who is not up to date on shots by that deadline will not be able to attend school.</p><p>There is still time to get required vaccinations. Please check your child's immunization records. Your child's physician can tell you if your child has any missing vaccinations. You can also check this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SchBusEng14.pdf">list of required vaccines</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/immunization-exclusion-day-next-week-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:04:15 +0000 Marcia Latta 17162 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Inclement Weather Make-Up Day http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/inclement-weather-make-day <p>McMinnville Schools are open and operating on regular hours.</p><p>Students will make up school on June 13<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;2014 due to inclement weather school closures on February 7 and February 10<sup>th</sup>. The last day of school is now scheduled to be June 13<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;and is contingent upon normal calendar operation for the remainder of the year. Additional make up days, if needed, will be scheduled the week of June 16-20.</p><p>MHS Graduation remains as scheduled, June 6, 2014.</p><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:17:06 +0000 Marcia Latta 17157 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton multimedia students feature local businesses in video productions http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-multimedia-students-feature-local-businesses-video-productions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Patton_1.jpg?1391546428" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story by Patton Middle School teacher Emily Ward. </em></p><p>Patton Middle School's multimedia class for eighth&nbsp;graders is learning about documentary film production. They have been filming on location, interviewing subjects, researching information, using a boom microphone for the first time, writing narratives and more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-multimedia-students-feature-local-businesses-video-productions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:40:30 +0000 Marcia Latta 17155 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Wascher recognizes students for their perseverance and hard work http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/wascher-recognizes-students-their-perseverance-and-hard-work <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Wascher_1.jpg?1391181791" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The theme for this school year is grit: hard work, perseverance and self discipline. Wascher Elementary School is making an effort to recognize students who demonstrate these "grit" characteristics.&nbsp;</p><p>Several teachers have noted especially hard working students and photographed them. They have made posters of the student photos and their accomplishments.&nbsp;</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/wascher-recognizes-students-their-perseverance-and-hard-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grit Fri, 31 Jan 2014 02:48:15 +0000 Marcia Latta 17153 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS students celebrate Diversity Week http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-celebrate-diversity-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MHS-DiversityWeek.jpg?1390882791" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo and story by MHS teacher <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/kerrie-savage">Kerrie Savage</a>.</em></p><p>MHS Student Body President, Nathan Lausmann, read the following statement at the Diversity Week assembly last Friday:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-celebrate-diversity-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:18:56 +0000 Marcia Latta 17151 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Schools focus on developing student grit http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-focus-developing-student-grit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Grandhaven-Wanted.jpg?1390527625" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The theme for the school year is grit. At the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/staff-back-school-training-key-success-grit">staff inservice training</a>&nbsp;in August, Superintendent Maryalice Russell shared that grit is the key to success. Grit includes hard work, perseverance and self-discipline.</p><p>Schools around the district are helping their students understand the value of grit.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-focus-developing-student-grit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grit Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:52:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 17148 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students learn about kiwi and potatoes, January's Harvest of the Month http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-learn-about-kiwi-and-potatoes-januarys-harvest-month <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/KiwiPotato.jpg?1390267955" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services">Nutrition Services</a>&nbsp;Harvest of the Month program focuses on kiwifruit and potatoes this month. Each month of the school year, students are exposed to a new local fruit or vegetable. The program is part of the Oregon Department of Education’s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3294">Oregon Harvest for Schools program</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-learn-about-kiwi-and-potatoes-januarys-harvest-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 01:32:38 +0000 Marcia Latta 17144 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Monday is a district holiday http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/monday-district-holiday <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/martin-luther-king-day.jpg?1390187547" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The district office and all schools are closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Day.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:12:28 +0000 Marcia Latta 17140 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Annual Swingin on a Star fundraiser supports school music programs http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/annual-swingin-star-fundraiser-supports-school-music-programs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MMBJazzNight2014-Poster_0.jpg?1389589446" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The annual MHS jazz&nbsp;night Swingin' on a Star fundraiser is Jan. 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the McMinnville Community Center. The event includes dinner and musical entertainment by McMinnville student vocal and instrumental jazz. Proceeds will benefit McMinnville school music programs.</p><div><p>For more information, see the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MMBJazzNight2014-Poster_0.pdf">flyer&nbsp;</a>or email&nbsp;<span class="spamspan"><span class="u">machighmusicboosters</span> [at] <span class="d">yahoo [dot] com</span><span class="t"> (McMinnville Music Boosters)</span></span>.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/annual-swingin-star-fundraiser-supports-school-music-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 05:01:51 +0000 Marcia Latta 17138 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us January is School Board Appreciation Month. Thank you, School Board Members! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/january-school-board-appreciation-month-thank-you-school-board-members <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/BoardAppreciation-2014_edited-1.jpg?1389019493" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>January is School Board Appreciation Month. Thank you, School Board Members!</p><p>The following proclamation was signed by Superintendent Maryalice Russell:</p><p><strong>WHEREAS</strong>, school boards create a vision for what students should know and be able to do;</p><p><strong>WHEREAS</strong>, school boards establish clear standards for student performance;</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/january-school-board-appreciation-month-thank-you-school-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 01:47:29 +0000 Marcia Latta 17121 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Winter break: Schools are closed until Jan. 6 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/winter-break-schools-are-closed-until-jan-6 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/snowflakes-light.jpg?1387816324" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have a safe winter break. Schools will reopen on Jan. 6.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:31:21 +0000 Marcia Latta 14893 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton students collect toys and funds for local charities http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-collect-toys-and-funds-local-charities <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/patton-toydrive.jpeg?1387591080" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story by Kellie Berger, Patton Middle School. Photo by Susan Ackerman, Patton Middle School.</em></p><p>Students at Patton Middle School spent the past month focusing on the attribute of ‘caring’. Spearheaded by Joannie Van Vlack’s Leadership class, a toy drive and fundraising activities gave students a chance to contribute to those less fortunate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-collect-toys-and-funds-local-charities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:28:10 +0000 Marcia Latta 17117 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS student wins scholarship and study trip to Washington, D.C. http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-student-wins-scholarship-and-study-trip-washington-dc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MollyOlsen.jpg?1387218851" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MHS student Molly Olsen was selected for a prestigious government and leadership education program that comes with a $5,000 scholarship and a week-long study experience in Washington, D.C., over spring break.&nbsp;</p><p>Olsen is one of only two students in Oregon and 104 students nationwide who were selected to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program. She will be in the nation's capital from March 8-15, 2014. The program is now in its 52nd year.&nbsp;</p><p>The following is the notification letter to MHS Principal Kris Olsen:</p><p>Dear Dr. Olsen,</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-student-wins-scholarship-and-study-trip-washington-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:09:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 17114 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students learn computer skills during national Hour of Code Week http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-learn-computer-skills-during-national-hour-code-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/HourofCode.jpeg?1386907984" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo by Patton Middle School teacher Anna Gradek.</em></p><p>This week is national <a href="http://code.org/">Hour of Code</a> week, an initiative designed to teach students computer programming skills. Organized by the founder of code.org and supported by the technology industry, the goal is to expose students to basic computer programming skills and encourage them to learn code that they can use in the workforce.&nbsp;</p><p>Students at Patton Middle School, pictured, were among the more than 12 million students registered in the initiative.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-learn-computer-skills-during-national-hour-code-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:25:55 +0000 Marcia Latta 17112 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS students send holiday care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-send-holiday-care-packages-soldiers-afghanistan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_4461.JPG?1386790470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Soldiers in Afghanistan will have a brighter holiday because of MHS teacher Francesca Morrison's freshman seminar students.</p><p>Students in each of her five classes gathered items for care packages that filled nine boxes. The gifts included beef jerky, soap, hand-made ornaments by Duniway special education students, CDs and books. Each soldier will also get a santa hat and a <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Francesca-lettertotroops.pdf">letter from Morrison.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-send-holiday-care-packages-soldiers-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:34:31 +0000 Marcia Latta 17111 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS students design posters for annual Swingin on a Star Music Fundraiser http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-design-posters-annual-swingin-star-music-fundraiser <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MMBJazzNight2014-Poster.jpg?1386718693" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><em>Poster art by MHS student Adrian Martin.&nbsp;</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The annual MHS jazz&nbsp;night fundraiser, Swingin' on a Star, is scheduled for Jan. 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the McMinnville Community Center. Proceeds will benefit McMinnville school music programs. For more information, see the&nbsp;<a href="/sites/default/files/MMBJazzNight2014-Poster.pdf">poster&nbsp;</a>or email&nbsp;<span class="spamspan"><span class="u">machighmusicboosters</span> [at] <span class="d">yahoo [dot] com</span><span class="t"> (McMinnville Music Boosters)</span></span>. </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-design-posters-annual-swingin-star-music-fundraiser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:28:20 +0000 Marcia Latta 17104 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Enjoy festive winter music in upcoming performances http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/enjoy-festive-winter-music-upcoming-performances <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/March-Birthday%20100.JPG?1386208760" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are concerts and performances at schools around the district this month. For more information about performances at your local school, call the <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/schools">school office</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Buel Elementary School</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/enjoy-festive-winter-music-upcoming-performances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:05:24 +0000 Marcia Latta 17094 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Immunization clinic for children will be on Dec. 4 at MHS http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/immunization-clinic-children-will-be-dec-4-mhs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/immunization_1.jpg?1386112680" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville School District will partner with&nbsp;<a href="http://hhs.co.yamhill.or.us/hhs-ph">Yamhill County Public Health Department</a>&nbsp;to provide an immunization clinic on Dec. 4&nbsp;to provide required school immunizations for children in kindergarten through high school.</p><p>The clinic will be held on:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/immunization-clinic-children-will-be-dec-4-mhs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:25:31 +0000 Marcia Latta 17090 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Have you signed up for inclement weather updates? A test message will be sent on Monday http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/have-you-signed-inclement-weather-updates-test-message-will-be-sent-monday <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/FlashAlert-web.jpg?1385131936" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An easy way to get notices about school closures and delays due to inclement weather is to sign up for <a href="http://www.FlashAlert.net">Flash Alert</a>, a service that will email or text you the latest school closure news.</p><p><strong>A test of the FlashAlert system will be conducted on Nov. 25 at 10 a.m., which will allow you to confirm that you are signed up.</strong></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/have-you-signed-inclement-weather-updates-test-message-will-be-sent-monday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:47:38 +0000 Marcia Latta 17088 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Memorial students make colorful cut paper creatures with artist-in-residence http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/memorial-students-make-colorful-cut-paper-creatures-artist-residence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Memorial-Artist.jpg?1385052222" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photos by Annie Painter</em></p><p>Oregon artist <a href="http://www.anniepainter.com/">Annie Painter</a> has been at Memorial Elementary School this month as the artist-in-residence. Students have been working on color, design and cut paper creations in each grade level.&nbsp;</p><p>On Friday, Nov. 22, the school is hosting a family art night to showcase the student artwork. The artist will not be there, but families can view student work on display throughout the building. There will also be a family art activity in the gym. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/memorial-students-make-colorful-cut-paper-creatures-artist-residence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:04:57 +0000 Marcia Latta 17082 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us American Education Week Honors School District Staff http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/american-education-week-honors-school-district-staff <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_4313.JPG?1384406824" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/district/school-board">McMinnville School Board</a>&nbsp;recognizes November 18-22, 2013, as&nbsp;American Education Week&nbsp;with the following <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/AmericanEdWeek-2013-signed.pdf">proclamation</a>:</strong></p><div><em>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</em></div><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/american-education-week-honors-school-district-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:51:15 +0000 Marcia Latta 17069 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS Cheerleaders Win All-State Cheerleading Championship http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-cheerleaders-win-all-state-cheerleading-championship <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MHS-Cheer_0.jpg?1384298858" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo and story by MHS cheer advisor Tr</em>acy Brandt.</p><p><em>Pictured:&nbsp;Partner Stunt State Champions, from left to right: Dominique Burden (sr), Carissa Collins (jr), Tryston Thayer (sr).&nbsp; These three are also in the Group Stunt State Champion in addition to Madi Patten (sr).</em></p><p>Saturday, Nov. 9,&nbsp;was the annual All-State Cheerleading Championship for groups and individuals. McMinnville Coed Cheer secured two state championships.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-cheerleaders-win-all-state-cheerleading-championship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:27:39 +0000 Marcia Latta 17076 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton Middle School Veterans Day Assembly honors local veterans http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-middle-school-veterans-day-assembly-honors-local-veterans <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Patton-VetAssembly.jpg?1383890072" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the ninth year, Patton Middle School students celebrated local veterans in the school's annual Veterans Day Assembly.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/100950360@N02/sets/72157637434605474/"><strong style="color: rgb(99, 99, 99); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Bitstream Vera Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18.65625px;"><font color="#2e43a0">See photos on Flickr.</font></strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-middle-school-veterans-day-assembly-honors-local-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 05:51:34 +0000 Marcia Latta 17068 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton drama students collect 704 pounds of food during Halloween drive http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-drama-students-collect-704-pounds-food-during-halloween-drive <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Patton-Halloween.JPG?1383779660" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><em>Photo by&nbsp;Patton Middle School Drama Director Emily Ward.</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On Oct. </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-drama-students-collect-704-pounds-food-during-halloween-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:23:50 +0000 Marcia Latta 17070 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Linfield football players play recess games with Memorial students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/linfield-football-players-play-recess-games-memorial-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_4120.JPG?1383508741" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last month, Memorial Elementary students had some special guests at recess. Members of the Linfield College football team joined students during all three recesses for some playground games.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/100950360@N02/sets/72157636949340914/"><strong style="color: rgb(99, 99, 99); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Bitstream Vera Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18.65625px;"><font color="#2e43a0">See photos on Flickr.</font></strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/linfield-football-players-play-recess-games-memorial-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 19:11:51 +0000 Marcia Latta 17066 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Preschool students color American and Mexican flags for Hispanic Heritage Month http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/preschool-students-color-american-and-mexican-flags-hispanic-heritage-month <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Newby-preschool.jpg?1384111727" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo by Juana Chavez, Newby Elementary School.</em></p><p>Preschool students in the Newby Migrant Preschool program celebrated Hispanic heritage month, Sept. 16 to Oct. 16 by learning about their Hispanic heritage.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/preschool-students-color-american-and-mexican-flags-hispanic-heritage-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 05:04:30 +0000 Marcia Latta 17063 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Sign up to receive inclement weather updates http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/sign-receive-inclement-weather-updates <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/12-19-08%20Cowls%20Street%20Snow_0.JPG?1383059444" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When winter weather requires school closures or delays, there are several ways to get the latest information.</p><p>All notices will be posted on the District website and at <a href="http://www.pdxinfo.net/">www.pdxinfo.net</a>, part of the FlashAlert messenger service.</p><p>Sign up for FlashAlert email and text messages at <a href="http://www.flashalert.net/">www.FlashAlert.net</a>.</p><p><strong>A test of the FlashAlert system will be conducted on October 30, which will allow you to confirm that you are signed up.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/sign-receive-inclement-weather-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:07:58 +0000 Marcia Latta 17061 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Grandhaven named Golden Shoe winners in MEF Runtoberfest fundraiser http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grandhaven-named-golden-shoe-winners-mef-runtoberfest-fundraiser <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Grandhaven_0.jpg?1382887773" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo and story by Grandhaven Elementary School Principal Margie Johnson.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grandhaven-named-golden-shoe-winners-mef-runtoberfest-fundraiser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:27:48 +0000 Marcia Latta 17058 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Hands and Words are not for Hurting Proclamation http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/hands-and-words-are-not-hurting-proclamation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Buel-HandsareNotforHurting.jpg?1382449151" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p>The 16th annual&nbsp;<a href="http://handsproject.org/">Hands &amp; Words are Not for Hurting</a>&nbsp;Week is Oct. 20-26. On Oct. 14, the School Board heard a presentation about the project and approved a proclamation of support.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/hands-and-words-are-not-hurting-proclamation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:39:13 +0000 Marcia Latta 17051 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS in the news: Fox 12 features Grizzlies Football and Band of the Week http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-news-fox-12-features-grizzlies-football-and-band-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/KPTV2.jpg?1382311089" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you couldn't catch the MHS football game last Friday night, you can see the highlights. The Fox 12 network featured the Grizzlies game against Glencoe High School.</p><p><em><strong><a href="http://www.kptv.com/video?autoStart=true&amp;topVideoCatNo=default&amp;clipId=9433149">See the Fox 12 Friday Night Lights highlight clip.</a></strong></em></p><p>The Grizzlies were also the Band of the Week.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-news-fox-12-features-grizzlies-football-and-band-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:04:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 17054 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us School Board member Larry Vollmer shares the secrets of success in News-Register article http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-board-member-larry-vollmer-shares-secrets-success-news-register-article <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/101113-memorial-learning2_fitbox_400x1000-MarcusLarson.jpg?1381954349" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photos by Marcus Larson,&nbsp;</em><em>News-Register</em><em>.</em></p><p>Longtime School Board member Larry Vollmer published an opinion editorial in the News-Register on Oct. 11 about the District's steady rise in student achievement over the last 10 years.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-board-member-larry-vollmer-shares-secrets-success-news-register-article" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:16:57 +0000 Marcia Latta 17052 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District schools receive high ratings on state report cards http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-schools-receive-high-ratings-state-report-cards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_3834.JPG?1381439414" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>State report cards for Oregon schools and districts were released today. The results show more positive gains for McMinnville schools. All report cards are listed on the <a href="http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx">Oregon Department of Education website</a>. Read the <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/2012-13SchoolandDistrictReportCardRelease.pdf">press release</a>&nbsp;for more information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-schools-receive-high-ratings-state-report-cards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:20:27 +0000 Marcia Latta 17047 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Parents are invited to third annual Ready for Kindergarten workshop http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/parents-are-invited-third-annual-ready-kindergarten-workshop <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Buel-kindergarten.jpg?1380828578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p>For the third year, parents of infants, toddlers and preschool children up to age five are invited to attend a series of three Ready for Kindergarten workshops. The grant-funded program will begin on Oct. 24. Registration is due on Oct. 9 and is open to any parent. The series is free to families in McMinnville and Lafayette and $40 for families outside the district.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/parents-are-invited-third-annual-ready-kindergarten-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:51:07 +0000 Marcia Latta 17041 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Columbus fourth graders study science at Miller Woods http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/columbus-fourth-graders-study-science-miller-woods <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_3904.JPG?1380215119" /> </div> </div> </div> <div>The elementary science experience program kicked off with a fourth-grade trip to Miller Woods to study life sciences.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/100950360@N02/sets/72157635892192276/">See photos on Flickr.</a></strong></div><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/columbus-fourth-graders-study-science-miller-woods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 04:46:10 +0000 Marcia Latta 17037 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District school lunch program mentioned in blog on Huffington Post http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-school-lunch-program-mentioned-blog-huffington-post <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/onion.jpg?1380057812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>MSD in the national news: </strong><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/impact/">The Huffington Post</a> recently ran a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dayle-hayes-ms-rd/whats-the-real-school-lun_b_3971493.html">blog post by nutrition expert Dayle Hayes, MS, RD,</a> about nutrition standards in today's school lunch program. She counters criticism of school lunch that she says is dated and no longer reflects current practices in schools around the country:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-school-lunch-program-mentioned-blog-huffington-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:40:09 +0000 Marcia Latta 17032 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us SOAR students interview State Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/soar-students-interview-state-deputy-superintendent-rob-saxton <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DSC_0246.JPG?1380205924" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photos by Kathy Beyer.</em></p><p>Last Friday, <a href="http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=631">State Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton</a> toured McMinnville schools. His visit included stops at Newby and Buel elementary schools, Duniway Middle School, McMinnville High School, SOAR at Evergreen, and Miller Woods to observe a field-based science experience.</p><p>During his visit to Evergreen, he was interviewed by SOAR students in their broadcasting studio.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/soar-students-interview-state-deputy-superintendent-rob-saxton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:51:39 +0000 Marcia Latta 17027 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Elementary School Back-to-School Night is Thursday http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/elementary-school-back-school-night-thursday <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_3791.JPG?1379528169" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All elementary schools will hold back-to-school nights on Thursday, Sept. 19.</p><p>The events start at 6:30 p.m. See school websites for information&nbsp;about your school, including school phone numbers and addresses:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/elementary-school-back-school-night-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:03:28 +0000 Marcia Latta 17015 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Hear retired teacher Don Witten's inspirational back-to-school poem http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/hear-retired-teacher-don-wittens-inspirational-back-school-poem <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DonWitten.jpg?1379001242" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently retired MHS literary arts teacher Don Witten gave the keynote speech at the <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/staff-back-school-training-key-success-grit">staff back-to-school training</a> at the end of August. He reflected on his life as a student and his many years in the classroom as a teacher.&nbsp;</p><p>Now in retirement, he is recording some of his observations of daily life. He closed the speech with a reading of a poem he wrote called, "Hold the Rope."&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/hear-retired-teacher-don-wittens-inspirational-back-school-poem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:18:20 +0000 Marcia Latta 17013 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Harvest of the Month program teaches students about fruits and vegetables http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/harvest-month-program-teaches-students-about-fruits-and-vegetables <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Corn-on-the-Cob-2.jpg?1378584637" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services">Nutrition Services</a> Harvest of the Month program is starting the school year with corn on the cob and Italian plums. Each month of the school year, students are exposed to a new local fruit or vegetable.&nbsp;</p><p>The program is part of the Oregon Department of Education’s <a href="http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3294">Oregon Harvest for Schools program</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/harvest-month-program-teaches-students-about-fruits-and-vegetables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:35:14 +0000 Marcia Latta 17011 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Schools welcome students back for new school year http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-welcome-students-back-new-school-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_3757.JPG?1378230552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>School started on Sept. 3 for all elementary and middle school students and McMinnville High School freshmen. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will start tomorrow to allow freshman a chance to familiarize themselves with their new school and schedule.&nbsp;</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-welcome-students-back-new-school-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:27:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 17006 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Staff back-to-school training: The key to success is "grit" http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/staff-back-school-training-key-success-grit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Back%20to%20school%202013%20039.JPG?1377753587" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Staff returned to work this week with a message for the school year: The key to success is grit.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/100950360@N02/sets/72157635283331130/">See photos of staff inservice on Flickr.</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/staff-back-school-training-key-success-grit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 03:04:11 +0000 Marcia Latta 17001 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Welcome back training helps food service staff get ready for new year http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/welcome-back-training-helps-food-service-staff-get-ready-new-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_3523.JPG?1377626484" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services">Nutrition services</a>&nbsp;staff are getting the school kitchens ready for a new school year. Part of their back-to-school training included an inservice training on Monday by nationally known nutritionist and school lunch expert <a href="http://www.garrettberdan.com/Garrett_Berdan/Welcome.html">Garrett Berdan</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/welcome-back-training-helps-food-service-staff-get-ready-new-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 05:27:16 +0000 Marcia Latta 17000 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS Grizzly Spirit: Students get ready for fall football season http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-grizzly-spirit-students-get-ready-fall-football-season <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/kah%20nee%20ta%20080.JPG?1377185822" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Wednesday, the MHS Grizzly dance team and drumline gave a surprise performance at the McMinnville School District office. After practicing for only a week, they are nearly ready for the fall football season.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Maryalice expressed her pride in the students and offered them a pizza lunch if they marched to Pizza Hut.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-grizzly-spirit-students-get-ready-fall-football-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:04:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 16989 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Volunteers build garden cloches for horticulture program http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/volunteers-build-garden-cloches-horticulture-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/FinishedCloches2013.jpg?1376947845" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><em>Photo and story by <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/kerry-naylor">Kerry Naylor</a>.</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On Aug. 17, MHS students, staff and volunteers built two garden cloches for the horticulture program. Materials and funds were donated by <a href="http://www.baileynurseries.com/">Bailey Nurseries</a>. Labor was donated by the following individuals:</div><ul><li>Alan Wenner, Bailey Nursery employee and Yamhill Co. </li></ul><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/volunteers-build-garden-cloches-horticulture-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 03:20:19 +0000 Marcia Latta 16993 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Migrant students attend STEM camp at Evergreen http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/migrant-students-attend-stem-camp-evergreen <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/CET%20059.JPG?1376583098" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, 31 migrant students from Duniway and Patton middle schools are strengthening their science, technology, engineering and math skills at a STEM camp at <a href="http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/">Evergreen Aviation Museum</a>.</p><p>The students, entering grades six through nine, are working on math and science skills through hands-on activities that include robotics and paper airplane building. The camp will culminate with an engineering design class and water-based experiments at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/waterpark/">Wings &amp; Waves Waterpark</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/migrant-students-attend-stem-camp-evergreen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:46:52 +0000 Marcia Latta 16985 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students can get required vaccines at school immunization clinics http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-can-get-required-vaccines-school-immunization-clinics <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/syringe.jpg?1375678643" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville School District will partner with <a href="http://hhs.co.yamhill.or.us/hhs-ph">Yamhill County Public Health Department</a> to provide immunization clinics this month. Children in kindergarten through high school can get required school immunizations at two school sites.</p><p>The clinics will be held at the following schools during their school registration times:</p><p><strong>Duniway Middle School&nbsp; </strong></p><ul><li>August 20, 2013</li></ul><p><strong>Patton Middle School</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-can-get-required-vaccines-school-immunization-clinics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 04:40:41 +0000 Marcia Latta 16978 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Watch a video of the demolition of the Second Street modular http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/watch-video-demolition-second-street-modular <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-news-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="325" height="267" data="http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=71395898&amp;server=www.vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&autoplay=0"><param name="quality" value="best" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="scale" value="showAll" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=71395898&amp;server=www.vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&autoplay=0" /></object></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>The modular classroom on the Second Street side of the Newby Elementary School campus was demolished July 8. The structure was at the end of its useful life after years of service to the District.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/watch-video-demolition-second-street-modular" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 02:07:02 +0000 Marcia Latta 16976 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District receives five-year grant for programs at McMinnville High School http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-receives-five-year-grant-programs-mcminnville-high-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/2409041-3711773-928-2.jpg?1374859360" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p>McMinnville School District was awarded a five-year grant worth about $1.6 million for afterschool programming at Duniway and Patton middle schools and McMinnville High School. The grant is a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. The Oregon Department of Education announced the state winners in the following press release:&nbsp;</p><p><strong>NEWS RELEASE</strong></p></div><div><p>July 24, 2013</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-receives-five-year-grant-programs-mcminnville-high-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:06:26 +0000 Marcia Latta 16974 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Safeway eScrip program is easy way to contribute to local schools http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/safeway-escrip-program-easy-way-contribute-local-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Safeway2_edited-1.jpg?1374856442" /> </div> </div> </div> <div>Support local schools by signing up for <a href="http://www.escrip.com/">eScrip</a>, a fundraising program that allows participating businesses to contribute a portion of your grocery loyalty cards, credit cards and debit/ATM card purchases to the school of your choice.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Safeway is a local participant. </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/safeway-escrip-program-easy-way-contribute-local-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:24:22 +0000 Marcia Latta 16973 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Operation Backpack needs volunteers and donations http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/operation-backpack-needs-volunteers-and-donations <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/OperationBackpack.png?1373815756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Operation Backpack is collecting school supplies for children of families in need. The annual school supply drive is sponsored by local churches, services organizations and businesses to benefit elementary students in the McMinnville School District.</p><p>Families must pre-register to receive school supplies. Registration is open from 2 -5 p.m. on July 15-17. Backpacks and supplies will be distributed on Aug. 17 at <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/schools/elementary-school/newby-elementary-school">Newby Elementary School</a>.</p><p><strong>To register, call 503-883-6727.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/operation-backpack-needs-volunteers-and-donations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:42:44 +0000 Marcia Latta 16968 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Summer reading program offers books and activities for students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/summer-reading-program-offers-books-and-activities-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_3283.JPG?1373394743" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>School libraries are open this summer at <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/schools/elementary-school/buel-elementary-school">Buel </a>and <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/schools/elementary-school/wascher-elementary-school">Wascher </a>elementary schools. This is the fourth summer the Buel library has hosted summer hours and the second for Wascher. The goal for each school is "to put books in the hands of kids," said librarian Sharon Buehler.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/summer-reading-program-offers-books-and-activities-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 04:49:32 +0000 Marcia Latta 16955 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Summer meal program for kids runs through Aug. 9 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/summer-meal-program-kids-runs-through-aug-9 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SummerMeals.jpg?1373042611" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 1em 0px; color: rgb(99, 99, 99); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Bitstream Vera Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18.65625px;">The McMinnville School District summer meal program started on June 17 and will run through Aug. 9. Any child under 18 can receive a free meal at Buel or Wascher elementary school &nbsp;or Duniway MIddle School. Adults may purchase breakfast for $2.50 or lunch for $3.75.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/summer-meal-program-kids-runs-through-aug-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:43:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 16953 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Cheerleaders and football players represent MHS at Les Schwab Bowl football game http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/cheerleaders-and-football-players-represent-mhs-les-schwab-bowl-football-game <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/LesSchwabBowl-2013.jpg?1372620805" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo by Tracy Brandt.</em></p><p>On June 22, MHS senior Kane Kennedy played for the South team in the <a href="http://www.lesschwabbowl.com/">Les Schwab Bowl</a> at Hillsboro Stadium. Two MHS cheerleaders,&nbsp;Devin Draper and Maya Weiler,&nbsp;were selected for the South team cheer squad.</p><p>The&nbsp;Les Schwab Bowl&nbsp;is in its 66th year. It features the top graduating seniors from Oregon's 6A and 5A schools. Players are assigned to the North or South teams.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/cheerleaders-and-football-players-represent-mhs-les-schwab-bowl-football-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 19:30:02 +0000 Marcia Latta 16949 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Apply to serve on the Budget Committee http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/apply-serve-budget-committee <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/100Bucks.jpg?1372340234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div>The McMinnville School District is seeking applicants for two vacancies on the District’s Budget Committee. Committee members serve for a three-year term. The term of office for this position is July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Committee meetings are generally held during early spring to develop a budget recommendation for the School Board for the coming school year. </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/apply-serve-budget-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:34:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 16948 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us School supply lists are online http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-supply-lists-are-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/crayons.jpg?1372052833" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Enjoy your summer break!</p><p>School starts on Sept. 3. Check your school's supply list <strong><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/district/school-supplies">here</a>.</strong></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 05:45:07 +0000 Marcia Latta 16942 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Congratulations and thank you, retirees! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-and-thank-you-retirees-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Retirees.jpg?1371226281" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The following retirees were recognized by the School Board for their years of service to the District in a special ceremony at the School Board meeting on June 10. The retirees' years of service ranged from 13 to 32 years.</p><p>Thank you, retirees, for your dedication to McMinnville students!</p><p><strong>Ruth Gaskin</strong></p><p>17 Years</p><p><strong>Jean “Frosty” Lay</strong></p><p>23 Years</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-and-thank-you-retirees-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:35:48 +0000 Marcia Latta 16931 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Migrant preschool students graduate in ceremony at Newby Elementary School http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/migrant-preschool-students-graduate-ceremony-newby-elementary-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_2542.JPG?1371068096" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday night, 19 preschool students and their families celebrated the end of the school year with a graduation ceremony that included caps and gowns. The students were part of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/preschool-program-gets-students-ready-learn">migrant preschool program at Newby Elementary School</a>.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/migrant-preschool-students-graduate-ceremony-newby-elementary-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:48:39 +0000 Marcia Latta 16932 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS students graduate with EASA honors http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-graduate-easa-honors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Graduation-2013.jpg?1370968167" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo by&nbsp;Kim Sapunar, <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/schools/high-school/mcminnville-high-school-engineering-aerospace-sciences-academy">EASA</a></em></p><p>During last Friday's graduation ceremony at McMinnville High School, 15 seniors were recognized with special green sashes for completing requirements of the Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy program,&nbsp;a specialized McMinnville High School program at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/">Evergreen Aviation Museum</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-graduate-easa-honors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 03:46:35 +0000 Marcia Latta 16928 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Kindergarten field trip is first science experience for students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kindergarten-field-trip-first-science-experience-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_2423.JPG?1370614684" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year, McMinnville students study science in the field in grade-level science experiences. The outings take students to Evergreen Aviation Museum, Miller Woods, the McMinnville water treatment plant and, this year, Tice Park.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kindergarten-field-trip-first-science-experience-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 05:29:19 +0000 Marcia Latta 16927 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Grizzly Summer Soccer Camp for Girls http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grizzly-summer-soccer-camp-girls <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SoccerCamp-2013.jpg?1370455821" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MHS girls' soccer team is sponsoring the Grizzly Summer Soccer Camp for girls. The camp will be held at Joe Dancer Park from Aug. 12-15.</p><p><strong>For more information or to sign up,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SoccerCamp-2013.pdf">see the camp flyer</a>.</strong></p><p>Proceeds will benefit the McMinnville High School Girls Soccer Program.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grizzly-summer-soccer-camp-girls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:00:44 +0000 Marcia Latta 16923 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS Live at the Blackbird broadcast: See last episode of the year http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-live-blackbird-broadcast-see-last-episode-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_2735.jpg?1370405656" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-and-evergreen-aviation-museum-create-video-production-partnership">MHS broadcast students</a> aired their last live broadcast of the year. The production, called Live at the Blackbird, is a partnership with Evergreen Aviation Museum.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-live-blackbird-broadcast-see-last-episode-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 03:58:36 +0000 Marcia Latta 16922 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Space still available for middle school girl’s STEM camp: Register now! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/space-still-available-middle-school-girl%E2%80%99s-stem-camp-register-now <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/New%20Image2.JPG?1370134569" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: rgb(99, 99, 99); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Bitstream Vera Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18.65625px;">Registration is open for the middle school girls' Science, Technology, Engineering and Math camp at Evergreen Space Museum. The fourth annual STEM camp will run June 17-20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/space-still-available-middle-school-girl%E2%80%99s-stem-camp-register-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:56:11 +0000 Marcia Latta 16860 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students enjoy a reading break during Stop, Drop and Read event http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-enjoy-reading-break-during-stop-drop-and-read-event <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_2224.JPG?1370026909" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Students around the district joined community members in the second annual<a href="http://www.stopdropread.org/home.html"> Stop, Drop and Read</a> event this Tuesday. Sponsored by <a href="http://reading4all.com/">Reading for All</a>, Stop, Drop and Read is billed as "a community-wide reading break," where schools, businesses and community members are urged to "stop what you are doing, drop everything and read up to 15 minutes."</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-enjoy-reading-break-during-stop-drop-and-read-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 03:57:27 +0000 Marcia Latta 16918 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton students learn physical theatre skills at Do Jump! in Portland http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-learn-physical-theatre-skills-do-jump-portland <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DSC_0999.JPG?1369930292" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><em>Story and photo by Patton Middle School Drama Director&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/emily-ward">Emily&nbsp;Ward</a>.</em></div><div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On May 23, students from Patton Middle School’s Thespian Troupe took a field trip to <a href="http://www.dojump.org/index.shtml">Do Jump! Theatre</a> in Portland. This theatre specializes in acrobatic theatre.</div> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-learn-physical-theatre-skills-do-jump-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 14:46:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 16914 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen hands out writing awards and tips at Duniway http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/oregon-poet-laureate-paulann-petersen-hands-out-writing-awards-and-tips-duniway <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Collage.jpg?1369862990" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In April, the annual Duniway writing contest drew more than 180 student entries in essay, short story and poetry genres.</p><p>Duniway language arts teachers named winners in each category. Students were presented with a small cash prize at an awards assembly, but one of the best parts of winning was the personal review of each winner's submission by <a href="http://oregonpoetlaureate.org/">Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/oregon-poet-laureate-paulann-petersen-hands-out-writing-awards-and-tips-duniway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 05:00:07 +0000 Marcia Latta 16862 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us School Board Election Results http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-board-election-results-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/BoardElection2013%20copy.jpg?1369284258" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations to the following candidates who were elected to positions on the McMinnville School Board in the May 21 election.&nbsp;They will be sworn in during the July School Board meeting.</p><p><a href="http://www.newsregister.com/article?articleTitle=roberts-carter-win-mac-school-board-seats--1369175570--7889--breaking-news">Read local election results in the <em>News-Register</em>.</a></p><p><a href="/district/school-board">See more information about the McMinnville School Board.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Tim Roberts</strong></p><p>Reelected to Position 1</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-board-election-results-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 04:42:29 +0000 Marcia Latta 16883 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Update: Congratulations OnPoint Educator of the Year! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/update-congratulations-onpoint-educator-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Francesca_0.JPG?1369243428" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MHS Social Studies teacher <strong><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/francesca-morrison">Francesca Morrison </a></strong>is one of two winners for the <strong><a href="http://www.onpointprize.com/Home.aspx">OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education</a></strong> contest. Her mortgage will be paid for one school year, and $1,000 will be awarded to McMinnville High School for resources and supplies.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Congratulations, Francesca!</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="/sites/default/files/OnPoint-Francesca.pdf">Read one of Francesca's award essays.</a></strong></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 19:28:07 +0000 Marcia Latta 16864 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us McMinnville Rotary Club honors exceptional teachers http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-rotary-club-honors-exceptional-teachers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Rotary2.jpg?1368471062" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On May 10, <a href="http://www.mcminnvillerotary.org/">McMinnville Rotary Club</a> honored several McMinnville teachers for exceptional service to young people.</p><p>Rotary Teachers of the Year are selected by the school district based on a staff vote at each school.</p><p>The following teachers were introduced by his or her school principal to receive the award.</p><p>Pictured from left:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-rotary-club-honors-exceptional-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 11 May 2013 04:14:34 +0000 Marcia Latta 16857 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Wascher elementary students raise money, win bet with principal http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/wascher-elementary-students-raise-money-win-bet-principal <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/BrianCrain-Superman.jpg?1368470680" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story and photo by <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/debbie-gooch">Debbie Gooch</a>,&nbsp;Wascher Elementary School.</em></p><div><p>I thought you might like to meet Wascher Elementary School's new superhero!</p></div><div><p>The goal was to raise $5,000 during the jog-a-thon this year. If the kids were able to meet the goal, our principal, Mr. Crain, said he would dress up in Superman footie pajamas for a school assembly. Unfortunately, the kids came up $400 short....they were heartbroken. But Superman did not dissappoint. Truth, Justice, and the American way prevailed!</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/wascher-elementary-students-raise-money-win-bet-principal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 05:30:45 +0000 Marcia Latta 16855 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students test science theories at District Science Expo http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-test-science-theories-district-science-expo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_1794.JPG?1368200607" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The best student scientific inquiry in the District was on display at the annual McMinnville School District Science Expo at Evergreen Aviation Museum on Friday, May 3. Eighty students in kindergarten through eighth grade showed their winning science projects. The final judging was done by science education students from Linfield College and district staff members.</p><p>See the <strong><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/JudgingCriteria.pdf">judging criteria</a></strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-test-science-theories-district-science-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 04:00:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 16849 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10. Thank you, teachers! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/national-teacher-appreciation-week-may-6-10-thank-you-teachers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_1828.JPG?1367879381" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The important contribution that teachers make to students is recognized officially this week as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Join students, parents, community members and staff in thanking a teacher for all they do every day.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Proclamation-Teacher2013.pdf">official school board proclamation</a> reads:</p><p><strong>WHEREAS</strong>, today's teachers mold our future citizens through their guidance and education, and</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/national-teacher-appreciation-week-may-6-10-thank-you-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 05:04:16 +0000 Marcia Latta 16850 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Kindergarten registration is May 9 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kindergarten-registration-may-9 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Candalaria%20Funds%20Run%20001.JPG?1367879255" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Parents of children entering kindergarten this fall may register them for school next week. Kindergarten registration will take place at each elementary school on Thursday, May 9, from 3 to 6:30 p.m.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kindergarten-registration-may-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 05:38:42 +0000 Marcia Latta 16846 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us High school FFA students place third in state floriculture competition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/high-school-ffa-students-place-third-state-floriculture-competition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/StateFloricultureTeam-2013_0.JPG?1367442707" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo and story by FFA Advisor <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/kerry-naylor">Kerry Naylor</a>.</em></p><p>McMinnville High School FFA students competed in the State FFA Floriculture contest in Phoenix, OR. The team placed third.</p><p>Members Maggie Ng, Dennis Ng, Tess Scott and Alec DeMarco competed in plant identification, general knowledge test, problem solving, floral arranging, pest and disorders, handling a customer complaint, tool identification, asexual propagation and team activity events.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/high-school-ffa-students-place-third-state-floriculture-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:03:44 +0000 Marcia Latta 16841 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Middle school students build chicken coops for Casa Verde event http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/middle-school-students-build-chicken-coops-casa-verde-event <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DuniwayCoop.JPG?1367440059" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story and photos by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/david-clauson-larson">David Larson</a>.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/middle-school-students-build-chicken-coops-casa-verde-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:02:15 +0000 Marcia Latta 16839 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us April 22-27 is Volunteer Recognition Week http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/april-22-27-volunteer-recognition-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/GrandhavenVolunteer.jpg?1366744927" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Mike McClure, pictured, is a regular volunteer at Grandhaven Elementary School. He does a variety of volunteer work at the school. Here, he greets visitors and&nbsp;monitors the school entrance to assist with school security.&nbsp;</em></p><div>The School Board is recognizing school volunteers this week. They have proclaimed April 22-27 School Volunteer Recognition Week.</div><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/april-22-27-volunteer-recognition-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:19:00 +0000 Marcia Latta 16827 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS Academic and Activities Night is May 1 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-academic-and-activities-night-may-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/ActivitiesNight.jpg?1366737948" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Images and information by <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/christie-giddings">Christie Giddings</a>.</em></p><p>McMinnville High School will host an Academic and Activities Night on Wednesday, May 1,<font size="1">&nbsp;</font>from 6 - 8:30 p.m.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-academic-and-activities-night-may-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:45:58 +0000 Marcia Latta 16834 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Dana Libonati, MHS music teacher, earns Grammy nomination http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/dana-libonati-mhs-music-teacher-earns-grammy-nomination <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DanaLibonati-2.jpg?1366402969" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><div><div>MHS choir director <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/dana-libonati">Dana Libonati</a> has been nominated for the first annual <a href="http://www.grammy.com/news/nominations-for-first-ever-music-educator-award-now-open">GRAMMY Music Educator Award</a>.&nbsp;</div></div></div><div><p>The new award will be presented during GRAMMY week 2014. The winner will be selected from 10 finalists recognized for their impact on students' lives.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/dana-libonati-mhs-music-teacher-earns-grammy-nomination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:35:10 +0000 Marcia Latta 16829 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton students awarded grand prize in art and writing contest http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-awarded-grand-prize-art-and-writing-contest <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Junior.JPG?1366243216" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story by Kellie Berger. Photo by&nbsp;Scott Phoenix</em></p><div>Eight students from Patton Middle School were named winners in the <a href="http://www.ohrconline.org/writing-and-art-competition/art-and-writing-contest/">Sala Kryszek Art and Writing contest</a>.&nbsp;</div><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-awarded-grand-prize-art-and-writing-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:18:08 +0000 Marcia Latta 16823 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students win Friends of McMinnville Public Library Essay Contest http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-win-friends-mcminnville-public-library-essay-contest <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Essay_Winners_2013_018.jpg?1366220789" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Five students from Columbus Elementary School and one student from Grandhaven Elementary school submitted winning essays in the&nbsp;<a href="http://maclibrary.org/kidsessaydirections.php">Friends of McMinnville Public Library Essay Contest</a> for&nbsp;students in grades 2 - 5. &nbsp;</p><p>See student photos and&nbsp;<a href="http://maclibrary.org/kidsessaydirections.php">winning essays</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><u><strong>Second- and Third-Grade Division</strong></u></p><p>First place: Cailin, Columbus: Badger's Bad Mood</p><p>Second place: T.J., Columbus: Mythbusters</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-win-friends-mcminnville-public-library-essay-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:22:19 +0000 Marcia Latta 16818 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Memorial team finishes in final four of state Battle of the Books contest http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/memorial-team-finishes-final-four-state-battle-books-contest <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MemorialOBOB-State.JPG?1366057113" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Update from Memorial Principal Deborah Weiner:</em></strong></p><p>The Memorial Battle of the Books team competed at the State Finals on Saturday and made it through Round 1 to Sweet 16 to Great 8 to Final 4!&nbsp; (We didn't make it to the semi-finals.) Congratulations to everyone who got us to the TOP 4 in the STATE!&nbsp; Please congratulate Annie, Kaylani, Jordan B. &amp; Lane.&nbsp; They are amazing!</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/memorial-team-finishes-final-four-state-battle-books-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:40:36 +0000 Marcia Latta 16802 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Columbus fourth grader wins regional spelling contest http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/columbus-fourth-grader-wins-regional-spelling-contest <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SpellingBee12-13.JPG?1365792809" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>News and photo by <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/kathi-fowler">Columbus Elementary School Principal Kathi Fowler</a>.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/columbus-fourth-grader-wins-regional-spelling-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:53:12 +0000 Marcia Latta 16817 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS FFA students took top scores at two recent competitions http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-ffa-students-took-top-scores-two-recent-competitions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/FFA-Spring2013%20copy.jpg?1365620239" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photos and story by <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/kerry-naylor">FFA Advisor Kerry Naylor</a>.</em></p><p>MHS FFA students took top scores at two recent competitions</p><p><strong>Nursery:</strong></p><p>McMinnville High School FFA competed in and took first place in the Lower Willamette District FFA Nursery Contest held at Dayton High School.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-ffa-students-took-top-scores-two-recent-competitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:45:09 +0000 Marcia Latta 16816 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Science education newsletter features McMinnville science program http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/science-education-newsletter-features-mcminnville-science-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/foss41.mcminn_1.jpg?1365373567" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville school district has an excellent science curriculum for students. It is based on the Full Option Science System (FOSS) for grades K-8. FOSS is a research-based science curriculum developed at the University of California at Berkeley. The instruction uses inquiry-based learning, hands-on learning, student-to-student interaction and writing.&nbsp;</p><p>The District's program was featured in the<a href="http://lhsfoss.org/newsletters/present/FOSS41.pdf"> FOSS spring 2013 newsletter</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/science-education-newsletter-features-mcminnville-science-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 22:23:54 +0000 Marcia Latta 16814 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Learn about MHS pathway programs at City Club presentation http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/learn-about-mhs-pathway-programs-city-club-presentation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/CityClubApril_2013_Page_1.jpg?1365007467" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville High School students have the opportunity to learn about and begin training for careers through the high school pathway program.</p><p><strong>Learn about the school pathway program at the McMinnville City Club on April 9 at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. The presentation starts at 11:45 a.m.</strong></p><p>For more information or to make a reservation for the April 9 program, see the&nbsp;<a href="/sites/default/files/CityClubApril_2013.pdf">City Club flyer</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/learn-about-mhs-pathway-programs-city-club-presentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:16:18 +0000 Marcia Latta 16809 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS students hear lesson about safe driving from national speaker and crash survivor http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-hear-lesson-about-safe-driving-national-speaker-and-crash-survivor <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/KerrySavage-3.JPG?1365005260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photos and story by <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/kerrie-savage">Kerrie Savage</a>.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-hear-lesson-about-safe-driving-national-speaker-and-crash-survivor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 22:34:01 +0000 Marcia Latta 16806 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Oregonian features MHS junior at NW Youth Careers Expo http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/oregonian-features-mhs-junior-nw-youth-careers-expo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/CareerExpo.jpg?1364845288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://photos.oregonlive.com/oregonian/2013/03/oregon_youth_explore_careers_o_2.html"><em>Photo by Faith Cathcart, The Oregonian.</em></a></p><p>High school students from schools around the state participated in a jobs fair at the Oregon Convention Center on March 19. Students had the opportunity to learn about possible careers, talk to companies about job skills and try their hands at a variety of job-related tasks at the annual NW Youth Careers Expo in Portland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/oregonian-features-mhs-junior-nw-youth-careers-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 05:26:07 +0000 Marcia Latta 16805 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us See the 2013-14 school year calendar http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/see-2013-14-school-year-calendar <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Calendar_2013-14-3.jpg?1364841150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The school board recently approved the calendar for the 2013-14 school year, which includes all school breaks and inservice days.</p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Calendar_2013-14-final.pdf"><strong>2013-14 School Calendar</strong></a></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:03:19 +0000 Marcia Latta 16803 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Irish Grizzlies fifth-grade girls score big at basketball tournaments http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/irish-grizzlies-fifth-grade-girls-score-big-basketball-tournaments <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Basketball.jpg?1363802754" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo and story by Christina McMillan. Pictured:&nbsp;Back row, from left, Kylee Arzner, Grace Bliven, Delaney Kizer (Memorial), Payton&nbsp;</em><em>Burke&nbsp;(Grandhaven), &nbsp;Megan Bomberger, Emmie Angevine, Gretchen Sorenson&nbsp;(Memorial); on floor, from left, Ellen McMillan&nbsp;and Emily Schorzman (Memorial).</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/irish-grizzlies-fifth-grade-girls-score-big-basketball-tournaments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 04:39:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 16797 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us What's happening in McMinnville Schools? Follow Superintendent Russell's Twitter feed http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/whats-happening-mcminnville-schools-follow-superintendent-russells-twitter-feed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MAR%20page%20copy.jpg?1363645748" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Want to find out more about McMinnville programs, staff and students? Follow the superintendent's new Twitter feed. She tweets about activities and programs happening in the District. You can also see links to video updates and staff interviews.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/SuptRussell_MSD"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/Twitter-icon-sm.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; float: left; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" /></a></p><p><strong>Follow Supterintendent Maryalice Russell on Twitter:</strong></p><p><strong>twitter.com/SuptRussell_MSD</strong></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:25:52 +0000 Marcia Latta 16794 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Fifth-grade girls win championship basketball game http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/fifth-grade-girls-win-championship-basketball-game <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/team-trophy.jpg?1363643718" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo from <a href="http://www.newsregister.com/">NewsRegister.com</a>.</em></p><p>The fifth-grade <a href="http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/?u=MCMINNVILLEBASKETBALL&amp;s=basketball&amp;t=c">McMinnville Basketball Association</a>&nbsp;(MBA) girls' basketball team won the <a href="http://www.statebasketballchampionship.com/schedule">state championship</a> last weekend against the Shockwaves, a team from South Salem. The game was held in Redmond.</p><p>The MBA team is coached by Nile Seibel and Mike Fetch. All of the girls attend McMinnville Schools.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/fifth-grade-girls-win-championship-basketball-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 04:14:13 +0000 Marcia Latta 16793 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Superintendent Russell's Budget Update http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/superintendent-russells-budget-update-0 <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-news-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="325" height="267" data="http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=61504188&amp;server=www.vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&autoplay=0"><param name="quality" value="best" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="scale" value="showAll" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=61504188&amp;server=www.vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&autoplay=0" /></object></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Superintendent Maryalice Russell provided a budget update last week. She filmed a video interview about potential budget scenarios for the McMinnville School District based on possible funding levels under discussion at the Legislature.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://vimeo.com/61504188">Click here to see the video if you are viewing from a mobile device. </a></strong><a href="http://vimeo.com/61504188"> </a></p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/superintendent-russells-budget-update-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 03:33:56 +0000 Marcia Latta 16785 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Third graders learn survival swimming skills at McMinnville Aquatic Center http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/third-graders-learn-survival-swimming-skills-mcminnville-aquatic-center <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/2013%2002%2028_0001.JPG?1363125124" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year, McMinnville third graders learn an important life skill. They spend a week at the <a href="http://www.ci.mcminnville.or.us/city/departments/aquatic-center/">McMinnville Aquatic Center</a> learning to swim.</p><p>All elementary schools bring students to the pool for an hour-long lesson. For some students, it's a first exposure to water. For others, it's a chance to practice skills and enjoy the pool.&nbsp;</p><p>The program is a partnership between the City of McMinnville and the District.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 04:59:50 +0000 Marcia Latta 16781 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Thank you, Classified Staff! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/thank-you-classified-staff <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_1223.JPG?1362717748" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: rgb(99, 99, 99); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Bitstream Vera Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18.65625px;">This week is Classified Employee Week. We are honoring and recognizing the dedicated support staff who serve our students, schools and district.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/thank-you-classified-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:15:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 16777 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Author/filmmaker visit entertains, teaches elementary students about sharks http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/authorfilmmaker-visit-entertains-teaches-elementary-students-about-sharks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_0784.JPG?1362437658" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In February, students at Buel and Memorial elementary schools enjoyed a fact-filled, fun presentation about sharks by sister/brother educational team Laura and Rob Sams. The siblings started <a href="http://www.sisbrostudios.com/about_sisbro/index.html">Sisbro Studios</a>, which focuses on providing creative educational programs about the natural world.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/authorfilmmaker-visit-entertains-teaches-elementary-students-about-sharks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:21:14 +0000 Marcia Latta 16772 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS student represents Boy Scouts in Washington, D.C. http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-student-represents-boy-scouts-washington-dc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/AaronClifton.jpg?1362165859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/boyscoutsofamerica/8505029278/in/set-72157632849336238">Boy Scouts of America</a>.&nbsp;</em><em>Story by <a href="http://www.newsregister.com/">News-Register</a> staff.</em></p><p>McMinnville High School student Aaron Clifton is part of a team that presented Boy Scouts of America’s annual report in Washington, D.C., last weekend.</p><p>He and seven other Boy Scouts from across the nation spoke to U.S. officials during their Feb. 23-28 visit to the capital. They discussed scouting’s achievements during 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-student-represents-boy-scouts-washington-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:33:47 +0000 Marcia Latta 16765 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS athletes score at state championship events http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-athletes-score-state-championship-events <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/cheer2013.jpg?1362092224" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MHS student athletes had outstanding performances in state events this month. The following are results for cheer, wrestling and swimming competitions.</p><p><strong>MHS Cheer Team</strong></p><p><em>Photo by <a href="http://photos.oregonlive.com/8002175/gallery/2013_cheerleading_state_championships_mcminnville_grizzlies/index.html">Pete Christopher, OregonLive.com</a></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-athletes-score-state-championship-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:58:40 +0000 Marcia Latta 16760 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Superintendent Russell congratulates Natl. Supt. of the Year winner http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/superintendent-russell-congratulates-natl-supt-year-winner <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-news-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="325" height="267" data="http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=60232170&amp;server=www.vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&autoplay=0"><param name="quality" value="best" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="scale" value="showAll" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=60232170&amp;server=www.vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&autoplay=0" /></object></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Superintendent Maryalice Russell was one of four finalists for the National Superintendent of the Year Award. During an awards ceremny on Feb. 21, <a href="http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=27088">Mark Edwards, Superintendent of Mooresville School District in North Carolina, was announced the winner</a>.</p><div><p>Superintendent Russell sends her congratulations to Edwards.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/superintendent-russell-congratulates-natl-supt-year-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 06:00:45 +0000 Marcia Latta 16759 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS culinary students featured in Oregonian story http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-culinary-students-featured-oregonian-story <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/OregonLive-MHSCulinary.jpg?1361395686" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo by Motoya Nakamura, story by <a href="http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/bhammond/posts.html">Betsy Hammond</a>, The Oregonian</em></p><p>Four MHS student chefs-in-training were recently featured in a Feb. 16 story on OregonLive.com:&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2013/02/oregon_student_chefs_cook_up_s.html#incart_river">Oregon student chefs cook up seriously sophisticated meals, with a little help from pros</a></strong></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:27:16 +0000 Marcia Latta 16755 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us EASA students win award to learn helicopter pilot skills from Evergreen http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/easa-students-win-award-learn-helicopter-pilot-skills-evergreen <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/HelicopterAward.jpg?1360964920" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story and photo by <a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/michael-roberson">Michael Roberson</a>,&nbsp;MHS/EASA Science and Mathematics. &nbsp;</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/easa-students-win-award-learn-helicopter-pilot-skills-evergreen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:08:07 +0000 Marcia Latta 16750 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Immunization exclusion day is next week http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/immunization-exclusion-day-next-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Shot.jpg?1360963542" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All students must meet vaccination requirements by Feb. 20. Any student who is not up to date on shots by that deadline will not be able to attend school.</p><p>There is still time to get required vaccinations. Please check your child's immunization records. Your child's physician can tell you if your child has any missing vaccinations. You can also check this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SchBusEng12.pdf">list of required vaccines</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/immunization-exclusion-day-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:06:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 16749 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Middle school students perform in regional honor concert http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/middle-school-students-perform-regional-honor-concert <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MarcDana-HonorGroup.jpg?1360616288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story and photo by Duniway Middle School Music Director&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/bio/marc-dana">Marc Dana</a>.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/middle-school-students-perform-regional-honor-concert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:27:14 +0000 Marcia Latta 16747 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Volunteers needed for spring and fall robotics teams http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/volunteers-needed-spring-and-fall-robotics-teams <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Lego%20Robotics%20007.JPG?1360349258" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Schools are seeking parent, community and staff volunteers to coach upcoming <a href="http://firstlegoleague.org/">Lego Robotics</a> teams.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/volunteers-needed-spring-and-fall-robotics-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:49:51 +0000 Marcia Latta 16744 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Western Oregon Waste 2013 Student Calendar Contest Winners http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/western-oregon-waste-2013-student-calendar-contest-winners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/WOW-Calendar-Cover.jpg?1360188070" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last month, <a href="http://www.westernoregonwaste.com/">Western Oregon Waste</a> announced the winners of their annual student poster contest. The winning entries are published in a calendar printed by Yamhill County.</p><p>The contest is open to students in Yamhill County schools. Prizes are awarded to students at each grade level. Nine students from Memorial Elementary School and Patton Middle School won awards. Their art, pictured below, is featured in the 2013 calendar. The cover art (pictured above) is by Alyssa, a seventh grader at Patton.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/western-oregon-waste-2013-student-calendar-contest-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:39:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 16740 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District nutrition staff will join dietary panel at community health event http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-nutrition-staff-will-join-dietary-panel-community-health-event <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/5210LifestylesPresentation_McMinnville-web.jpg?1360019954" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Local health and nutrition experts will share tips for healthier lifestyle choices at a free presentation on Saturday, Feb. 9.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-nutrition-staff-will-join-dietary-panel-community-health-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:46:18 +0000 Marcia Latta 16737 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Another achievement: MHS has Oregon's fifth highest large-school graduation rate http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/another-achievement-mhs-has-oregons-fifth-highest-large-school-graduation-rate <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Graduation-2012.jpg?1360038942" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.ode.state.or.us/home/">Oregon Department of Education</a> recently released <a href="http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/announcements/announcement.aspx?ID=8845&amp;TypeID=5">state graduation rates</a>. <a href="/schools/high-school/mcminnville-high-school">McMinnville High School</a> has a 77% on-time graduation rate for the class of 2012, compared to the state rate of 68%.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/another-achievement-mhs-has-oregons-fifth-highest-large-school-graduation-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MHS Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:30:13 +0000 Marcia Latta 16735 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students test reading skills in Battle of the Books competition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-test-reading-skills-battle-books-competition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_0406.JPG?1359671562" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://oboblsta.pbworks.com/w/page/5653620/FrontPage">2013 Oregon Battle of the Books competition</a> has started. Students will test their reading skills against their peers in school battles around the district through February. The winning school teams will battle each other in a district competition for the right to move on to regionals in March and possibly a state battle in April.</p><p>The Oregon Battle of the Books is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-test-reading-skills-battle-books-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OBOB Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:14:28 +0000 Marcia Latta 16733 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS sophomore travels to Korea for Special Olympics youth summit http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-sophomore-travels-korea-special-olympics-youth-summit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/CaitlynnStanley.jpg?1359128143" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville High School sophomore Caitlynn Cantrell has been chosen to represent Oregon at the <a href="http://www.specialolympics.org/globalyouthsummit.aspx">2013 Special Olympics’ Global Youth Activation Summit </a>in Pyeongchang, Korea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-sophomore-travels-korea-special-olympics-youth-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:09:14 +0000 Marcia Latta 16732 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Buel, Grandhaven and Memorial share best practices at Model Schools visitation http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/buel-grandhaven-and-memorial-share-best-practices-model-schools-visitation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_8323.JPG?1358970410" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week the District's three Oregon Model Schools shared their best practices with more than 88 educators from 16 different school districts during the Model School Visitation day.</p><p>Groups of visiting educators spent the morning touring classrooms and programs at two of the three schools. During lunch, they listened to a panel discussion that included <a href="/bio/kyra-k-donovan">Kyra Donovan</a>, <a href="/bio/cathy-carnahan">Cathy Carnahan</a>, <a href="/bio/pattie-waltz">Pattie Waltz</a> and <a href="/bio/tony-vicknair">Tony Vicknair</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/buel-grandhaven-and-memorial-share-best-practices-model-schools-visitation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:48:47 +0000 Marcia Latta 16729 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Catch the lastest news on the MHS student broadcast http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/catch-lastest-news-mhs-student-broadcast <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Live-Jan.17.jpg?1358549923" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MHS broadcast students aired their second live newscast this week. The production is part of the school's <a href="/news/mhs-students-and-evergreen-aviation-museum-create-video-production-partnership">SOAR program</a>, a partnership with Evergreen Aviation Museum for broadcast and publishing students.</p><p>Although the show aired live, it is available to view on the <a href="http://mhsbruin.com/live-broadcasts/">MHS Bruin</a>, the student news site. The next broadcast is scheduled for Jan. 24 at 9:30 a.m.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:58:43 +0000 Marcia Latta 16727 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us January is School Board Recognition Month http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/january-school-board-recognition-month-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/2011-12_edited-1_1.jpg?1358967553" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thank you, School Board Members, for all of the work you do for McMinnville students!</p><p>At the School Board meeting on Jan. 14, Superintendent Maryalice Russell read the following proclamation to honor the School Board during School Board Recognition Month:</p><p><strong>WHEREAS</strong>, school boards create a vision for what students should know and be able to do;</p><p><strong>WHEREAS</strong>, school boards establish clear standards for student performance;</p><p><strong>WHEREAS</strong>, school boards ensure that student assessments are tied to established standards;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/january-school-board-recognition-month-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:48:04 +0000 Marcia Latta 16723 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District invites interested districts to visit Model Schools http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-invites-interested-districts-visit-model-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/ModelSchools_horizontal.jpg?1358193155" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/schools/elementary-school/grandhaven-elementary-school">Grandhaven</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/schools/elementary-school/memorial-elementary-school">Memorial&nbsp;</a>and&nbsp;<a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/schools/elementary-school/buel-elementary-school">Sue Buel</a>&nbsp;elementary schools received Oregon Model School designations in August. Model schools serve as examples of effective educational practices that other schools could adopt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-invites-interested-districts-visit-model-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:59:14 +0000 Marcia Latta 16721 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Swingin on a Star fundraiser supports musical programs http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/swingin-star-fundraiser-supports-musical-programs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/JazzNightPoster.jpg?1357749891" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><div>The annual MHS jazz&nbsp;night fundraiser, Swingin' on a Star, is scheduled for Jan. 19 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Community Center. Proceeds will benefit McMinnville school music programs.</div><div><p>For more information, see the <a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/JazzNightPoster_0.pdf">flyer </a>or email <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">machighmusicboosters</span> [at] <span class="d">yahoo [dot] com</span><span class="t"> (McMinnville Music Boosters)</span></span>.</p></div><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:22:15 +0000 Marcia Latta 16714 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Superintendent Russell is a National Superintendent of the Year finalist! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/superintendent-russell-national-superintendent-year-finalist <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MaryaliceRussellI.jpg?1357333593" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Superintendent Maryalice Russell has been selected as one of four finalists for the National Superintendent of the Year award by the American Association of School Administrators.</p><p>The award honors the leadership and exceptional contributions to education of public school superintendents. She will travel to Washington, D.C., next week for interviews. The winner will be announced on Feb. 21 at the National Conference of Education in Los Angeles, Calif.</p><p>The following is from the press release announcing the finalists: &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/superintendent-russell-national-superintendent-year-finalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:22:51 +0000 Marcia Latta 16707 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton student wins honorable mention in state holiday card contest http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-student-wins-honorable-mention-state-holiday-card-contest <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Vincent-OEIBHolidayCard.jpg?1357334450" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This snowman art is by Vincenzo (Victor) Gonzales, a Patton Middle School seventh grader, who won honorable mention in the <a href="http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/oeib/OregonEducationInvestmentBoard.aspx">Oregon Education Investment Board</a>&nbsp;Holiday Card Contest. Victor was honored at a meeting at West Salem High School on Dec. 11 and was personally congratulated by Governor Kitzhaber. His card was published on the OEIB's Twitter account (@ORLearns).</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-student-wins-honorable-mention-state-holiday-card-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:38:40 +0000 Marcia Latta 16690 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Update about School Safety http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/update-about-school-safety <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Candle.jpg?1355786370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/JointPressRelease-SafetyUpdate.pdf">Read a joint press release update by McMinnville School District and the McMinnville Police Department</a></p><hr /><p><em>The following is a safe schools response from Superintendent Maryalice Russell:&nbsp;</em></p><p>All of us send our heartfelt wishes to those personally involved in the tragedy in Connecticut and hope the families find strength to heal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/update-about-school-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 04:03:11 +0000 Marcia Latta 16695 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS students air live TV broadcast this morning http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-air-live-tv-broadcast-morning <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SOAR_0.jpg?1355509470" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last January <em><a href="http://mhsbruin.com/">MHS Bruin</a></em> students interested in video production formed a partnership with Evergreen Museum called&nbsp;<a href="https://msd.orvsd.org//news/mhs-students-and-evergreen-aviation-museum-create-video-production-partnership">SOAR Productions</a>&nbsp;that produces a&nbsp;television show for the museum called <em>Take Flight</em>. The shows have been aired on the IMAX Theatre at Evergreen and the <a href="http://www.mcm11.org/">McMinnville Community Media channel</a>.</p><p>Today, SOAR aired its first live streaming broadcast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-air-live-tv-broadcast-morning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SOAR Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:05:32 +0000 Marcia Latta 16692 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton drama students perform bilingual play http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-drama-students-perform-bilingual-play <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/PattonPlay-Dec2012.JPG?1355352019" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story and photo by Patton Middle School Drama Director <a href="/bio/emily-ward">Emily Ward.</a></em></p><p>Pictured: Nick Howard (left) plays Duende a silly sprite that gives Pedro, Emmy Martin (right), the magic shoes (Los Zapatos Magicos).</p><p>Patton Middle School drama students proudly presents their very first bilingual production, <a href="http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=2816"><em>Los Zapatos Magicos de Pedro</em></a> (Pedro’s Magic Shoes) by Ric Averill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-drama-students-perform-bilingual-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:43:57 +0000 Marcia Latta 16686 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway student selected for state student council board http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-student-selected-state-student-council-board <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Maria-Duniway.jpg?1355177713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations to Duniway eighth grader Maria Martinez for her appointment to the <a href="http://oasc.org/?page_id=195">Executive Board</a> of the <a href="http://oasc.org/">Oregon Association of Student Councils (OASC)</a>. Maria will serve a one-year term with 10 other youth board members and 10 adult board members from around the state.</p><p><a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/MediaRelease-MariaMartinez-Duniway.pdf"><em>Read the OASC press release.</em></a></p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:00:03 +0000 Marcia Latta 16684 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us McMinnville robotics team wins at first tournament http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-robotics-team-wins-first-tournament <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Robotics.jpg?1354729197" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story and photo by <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">mike [dot] knutz</span> [at] <span class="d">oregonstate [dot] edu</span><span class="t"> (Mike Knutz)</span></span>, Oregon State University Extension Service.</em></p><p>The FIRST LEGO League regional tournament was held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, at the Evergreen Space Museum. Fourteen of the thirty-six teams that competed were 4-H teams, nine of which were 4-H afterschool Robotics teams from the McMinnville School District. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-robotics-team-wins-first-tournament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> robotics STEM Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:13:35 +0000 Marcia Latta 16681 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Bilingual book club boosts reading and language skills http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/bilingual-book-club-boosts-reading-and-language-skills <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/BilingualBookClub.JPG?1354728859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo by <a href="/bio/carolyn-rima">Carolyn Rima</a>.</em></p><p>Four students from each of the District's six elementary schools are in a bilingual book club this year at the <a href="http://www.maclibrary.org/">McMinnville Public Library</a>. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/bilingual-book-club-boosts-reading-and-language-skills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:33:36 +0000 Marcia Latta 16676 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District is federal Race to the Top finalist http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-federal-race-top-finalist <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/department-of-education-1.jpg?1354727334" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The McMinnville School District is one of 61 finalists out of 371 applications for a federal Race to the Top grant award. There were 11 districts from around the state that applied individually or as a group for the $400 million grant program. McMinnville is the only Oregon district to make it to the final selection phase.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.ed.gov/">U.S. Department of Education </a>will name 15-25 winners by the end of the year to receive grant awards ranging from $5 million to $40 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-federal-race-top-finalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> grants Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:44:35 +0000 Marcia Latta 16677 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us FFA students hold annual holiday greenery sale http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/ffa-students-hold-annual-holiday-greenery-sale <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/HolidaySale.JPG?1353952004" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p><em>Story and photo by MHS FFA Advisor Kerry Naylor. </em></p><p>The annual MHS holiday sale starts this week. Advanced Horticultural students are holding their annual student sale to raise funds for FFA programs and competitions. <a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/HolidayDecorations-Order2012.pdf">Order forms are available for holiday wreaths, candle arrangements and swags</a>.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/ffa-students-hold-annual-holiday-greenery-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FFA MHS Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:46:46 +0000 Marcia Latta 16674 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Elementary robotics teams ready for competition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/elementary-robotics-teams-ready-competition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Lego%20Robotics%20010.JPG?1353950838" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, robotics teams from five McMinnville elementary schools tested their programming and robot-building skills at at practice night at Buel Elementary School. Students ran a test course on the competition table, shared their Senior Solutions Project and practiced teamwork skills.</p><p>The teams will compete in an <a href="http://ortop.org/">Oregon Robotics Tournament</a> qualifying competition on Dec. 1.</p><p>There are 10 teams from five schools:</p><p><strong>BLT</strong>, Buel Elementary School</p><p><strong>Fireball Turnaround</strong>, Buel Elementary School</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/elementary-robotics-teams-ready-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lego robotics Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:37:48 +0000 Marcia Latta 16670 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Nov. 11-17 is American Education Week http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/nov-11-17-american-education-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Memorial-2012.JPG?1352936142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="../district/school-board">McMinnville School Board</a> recognizes November 11-17, 2012, as <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/09/presidential-proclamation-american-education-week-2012">American Education Week</a> with the following proclamation:</p><p><em>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</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/nov-11-17-american-education-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:38:19 +0000 Marcia Latta 16660 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Wascher fifth graders see middle school life during tour of Patton Middle School http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/wascher-fifth-graders-see-middle-school-life-during-tour-patton-middle-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Wascher-.jpg?1352494458" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story and photos by Wascher principal <a href="/bio/brian-crain">Brian Crain</a>.</em></p><p>Fifth-grade students typically take a middle school tour at the end of the school year. This year, 10 Wascher Elementary School fifth graders got an early view of what they can expect next year. On a recent visit to Patton Middle School, Wascher fifth graders visited classrooms, ate lunch with eighth-grade student leaders and attended the school's annual Veterans Day Assembly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/wascher-fifth-graders-see-middle-school-life-during-tour-patton-middle-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 18:41:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 16658 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton students' Halloween food drive nets 1,299 pounds of food http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-halloween-food-drive-nets-1299-pounds-food <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/totseat.jpg?1352416445" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><em>Story and photos by Patton teacher <a href="/bio/emily-ward">Emily Ward</a>.</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On Oct. 29, Patton theatre students participated in a Halloween food drive. The students are part of the <a href="http://schooltheatre.org/society">International Thespian Society (ITS)</a>, a division of the <a href="http://schooltheatre.org/">Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).</a> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-halloween-food-drive-nets-1299-pounds-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:43:34 +0000 Marcia Latta 16653 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District recognized for afterschool robotics program http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-recognized-afterschool-robotics-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/2012FLLShowcase-pic.jpg?1352238925" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p>McMinnville School District was recognized on Oct. 29 for partnering with 4-H to provide afterschool robotics.</p><p>Mike Knutz, 4-H Youth Development Program and Yamhill County Leader with the Oregon State University Extension Service made the following comments during the awards presentation:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-recognized-afterschool-robotics-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:11:53 +0000 Marcia Latta 16644 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Third graders study science of water at water treatment plant http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/third-graders-study-science-water-water-treatment-plant <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_8142.jpg?1351629343" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This month, McMinnville third graders visited the <a href="http://mc-power.com/">McMinnville Water and Light</a> water treatment plant to learn about the science of water.</p><p>All third graders visited the water treatment plant to participate in four hands-on science experiment stations. Each station focused on the <a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/Grade3-Standards.pdf">third-grade engineering and design science standards</a>. <em><a href="http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/real/standards/">Read more about Oregon education standards.</a></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/third-graders-study-science-water-water-treatment-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elementary science MEF STEM Water treatment plant Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:48:20 +0000 Marcia Latta 16639 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Asante Children’s Choir Performance at Patton Middle School http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/asante-children%E2%80%99s-choir-performance-patton-middle-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_8890.JPG?1351631172" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Story by Patton staff members <a href="/bio/gary-thorson">Gary Thorson</a> and <a href="/bio/kellie-berger">Kellie Berger</a>. Photo by Kellie Berger.</em></p><p>Last Friday, Patton Middle School was visited by the <a href="http://asantechoir.org/">Asante Children’s Choir</a> who performed as part of a Global Awareness assembly. The choir consisted of children ages 8-15 who had been left orphaned in East Africa, primarily from the countries of Rwanda and Burundi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/asante-children%E2%80%99s-choir-performance-patton-middle-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:38:40 +0000 Marcia Latta 16638 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us State report card shows "Outstanding" schools http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/state-report-card-shows-outstanding-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/StateReportCard.jpg?1351039244" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="content"><p>Earlier this month, the Oregon Department of Education released its annual State School Report Card with ratings for all schools. Six of McMinnville's nine schools were rated Outstanding, the highest rating. They are among the top 31 percent of schools statewide.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/state-report-card-shows-outstanding-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> report cards Sun, 21 Oct 2012 15:09:14 +0000 Marcia Latta 16632 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Congratulations, Dr. Russell, Oregon Superintendent of the Year! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-dr-russell-oregon-superintendent-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SuptoftheYear011.jpg?1350421760" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a surprise announcement this morning, Superintendent Maryalice Russell was informed of her selection as 2013 Oregon Superintendent of the Year by the Oregon Association of School Executives.&nbsp;</p><p>The Superintendent of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize chief administrators who exemplify excellence and achievement in educational leadership. Recipients are nominated by their administrative peers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-dr-russell-oregon-superintendent-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:39:30 +0000 Marcia Latta 16633 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Third graders attend Koncert for Kids performance at MHS http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/third-graders-attend-koncert-kids-performance-mhs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_8061.JPG?1351271279" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville resident and nationally known pianist/composer <a href="http://mikestrickland.com/">Mike Strickland</a> entertained district third graders this morning in a concert at McMinnville High School. He was joined on stage by vocalists Aimee Palacios and Jeremy Moll and the MHS Symphonic Choir directed by <a href="/bio/robin-pederson">Robin Pederson</a>. His dog Sadie even helped with a couple of songs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/third-graders-attend-koncert-kids-performance-mhs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:07:30 +0000 Marcia Latta 16630 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us School Board supports Hands & Words are Not for Hurting Project http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-board-supports-hands-words-are-not-hurting-project <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/HandsWeek-2012.JPG?1349892171" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 15th annual <a href="http://handsproject.org/">Hands &amp; Words are Not for Hurting</a> Week is Oct. 21-27. On Oct. 8, the School Board heard a presentation about the project and approved a proclamation of support.</p><p>The project aims to reduce abuse and violence through education. As part of the project, students are&nbsp; asked to take the pledge: "I will not use my hands or my words for hurting myself or others." The community is asked to make a commitment to live free of abuse and violence and to join in helping make the dream for peace and freedom become reality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-board-supports-hands-words-are-not-hurting-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:57:50 +0000 Marcia Latta 16627 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Parents of young children invited to kindergarten readiness workshop http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/parents-young-children-invited-kindergarten-readiness-workshop <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Newby-Columbus%20021.JPG?1349805449" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A series of three Ready for Kindergarten workshops will start in October for parents with children ages birth to five years old.</p><p>This is the second year of the grant-funded program. In its first year, more than 160 parents attended. The workshop provides parents with tools that include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/parents-young-children-invited-kindergarten-readiness-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> kindergarten readiness parent workshop Fri, 05 Oct 2012 22:05:09 +0000 Marcia Latta 16624 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students experience science in the field http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-experience-science-field <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/STEM-Grade4%20049.JPG?1349213500" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville students are learning science by doing hands-on field-based science labs around the community. Each year, students participate in grade-level "science experiences," which focus on a different scientific study in grades one through six. The first experiences of the year brought fourth graders to <a href="http://www.millerwoods.org/">Miller Woods</a> to study ecology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-experience-science-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> STEM Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:45:09 +0000 Marcia Latta 16616 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Columbus students reduce waste through new recycling program http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/columbus-students-reduce-waste-through-new-recycling-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Columbus-recycling.jpg?1348766197" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p>Columbus students and staff are reducing waste by recycling almost everything. The PTA is leading the school-wide efforts that include "upcycling" waste through <a href="http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/">Terracycle</a>, which provides incentive points to schools and turns waste into new products.</p><p>The following is information to parents about the recycling program from Columbus PTA chair CB Mason:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/columbus-students-reduce-waste-through-new-recycling-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:16:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 16615 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS earns recognition for high school college credit program http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-earns-recognition-high-school-college-credit-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Hooray%21.jpg?1348608030" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville High School students earned almost 6,000 college credits last year through Chemeketa Community College's <a href="http://www.chemeketa.edu/mwec/ccn/">College Credit Now program </a>— more than any high school in the <a href="http://www.chemeketa.edu/index.html">Chemeketa Community College</a> service area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-earns-recognition-high-school-college-credit-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:47:24 +0000 Marcia Latta 16610 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Healthy school lunches feature locally grown fruits and vegetables http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/healthy-school-lunches-feature-locally-grown-fruits-and-vegetables <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Asparagus-2011.jpg?1348608530" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p><a href="/departments/nutrition-services">McMinnville Nutrition Services</a> have partnered with <a href="http://www.ecotrust.org/farmtoschool/">Ecotrust </a>to get more healthy, local foods into our school lunches.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/healthy-school-lunches-feature-locally-grown-fruits-and-vegetables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nutrition Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:33:47 +0000 Marcia Latta 16598 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us In the news: Middle schools offer new STEM class for girls http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/news-middle-schools-offer-new-stem-class-girls <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Science%20Fair%20033.JPG?1348002434" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new middle school course at Duniway and Patton middle schools aims to increase girls' participation in STEM courses: science, technology, engineering and math.</p><p>Read <a href="http://www.newsregister.com/article?articleTitle=stem-class-targets-girls--1347478380--4615--">news coverage about the new STEM classes</a> in the <em>News-Register</em>.</p> STEM Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:04:57 +0000 Marcia Latta 16592 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us In the news: McMinnville Schools ranked as top performers for student achievement http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/news-mcminnville-schools-ranked-top-performers-student-achievement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/KOB-Newby2009_0.JPG?1347477362" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>By almost any statewide measure, McMinnville schools are achieving excellence. The district has been recognized recently for several impressive accomplishments:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/news-mcminnville-schools-ranked-top-performers-student-achievement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> excellence media Oregonian Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:08:22 +0000 Marcia Latta 16590 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Plan ahead: Use our list of upcoming key dates http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/plan-ahead-use-our-list-upcoming-key-dates <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/calendar_0.jpg?1347302375" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The school year is under way, and you can plan ahead with our list of key dates in the school calendar.</p><p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Key dates for the 2012-13 school year</strong></span></p><p><strong>September 4:</strong>&nbsp;First day of school</p><p><strong>October 11:</strong> No school: Furlough day</p><p><strong>October 12:</strong> No school: State inservice day</p><p><strong>November 2:</strong>&nbsp;No school: Grading/furlough day</p><p><strong>November 7:</strong> Conferences (evening)</p><p><strong>November 8-9:</strong>&nbsp;No school: Conferences</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/plan-ahead-use-our-list-upcoming-key-dates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:32:48 +0000 Marcia Latta 16586 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Schools welcome students back on first day http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-welcome-students-back-first-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_7933.JPG?1346866392" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>School started today for McMinnville students. At every school in the district, parents were snapping photos of their children's first day, students were greeting classmates, and school staff were welcoming students back to class.</p><p>Read recent news stories from the <a href="http://www.newsregister.com"><em>News-Registe</em></a>r about McMinnville School District:</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-welcome-students-back-first-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:33:25 +0000 Marcia Latta 16578 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District inservice welcomes staff back for 2012-13 school year http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-inservice-welcomes-staff-back-2012-13-school-year-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_7924.JPG?1346359580" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville School District staff started the new school year with a district-wide welcome back inservice that included recognition of staff for years of service, personal accomplishments in the classroom and school-wide accomplishment as part of their school teams. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-inservice-welcomes-staff-back-2012-13-school-year-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:26:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 16574 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Find back-to-school information to help you get ready for the start of school http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/find-back-school-information-help-you-get-ready-start-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/First%20day%202011%20002.JPG?1346085868" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>School starts on Sept. 4.</strong> Our <a href="/node/9393">back-to-school resource page</a> has key information to help you get ready for the first day of school.</p> back to school enrollment Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:44:29 +0000 Marcia Latta 9403 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District receives award for excellence in financial reporting http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-receives-award-excellence-financial-reporting <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/ExcellenceFinancialReporting_edited-1.jpg?1344869448" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville School District has been recognized for high standards in government and financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. The district received the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement for its 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.</p><p>The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. It is based on a demonstrated "constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report."</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-receives-award-excellence-financial-reporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:27:50 +0000 Marcia Latta 16554 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Three McMinnville schools earn recognition for high achievement http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/three-mcminnville-schools-earn-recognition-high-achievement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/BuelGrandhavenMemorial.jpg?1344220105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations to Grandhaven, Memorial and Sue Buel elementary schools for earning a new state designation as a model school—Title 1 schools with records of high achievement. Title 1 schools are high poverty schools.</p><p>The Oregon Department of Education describes model schools as "high poverty schools which are rated in the top 5% (approx.) of Title I schools in the state based on the new rating formula. They are showcased as models of successful student outcomes and will help support other schools through Continuous Improvement Networks."</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/three-mcminnville-schools-earn-recognition-high-achievement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 02:24:38 +0000 Marcia Latta 16525 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students can learn skills at MHS summer soccer camp http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-can-learn-skills-mhs-summer-soccer-camp <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/highschoolsoccercamp2_edited-1.jpg?1343753598" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MHS girls' soccer team is sponsoring the Grizzly Summer Soccer Camp for boys and girls entering grades 1-12. The camp will be held at Baker Field from Aug. 13-16.</p><p><strong>For more information or to sign up, <a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/SoccerCamp.pdf">see the camp flyer</a>. </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:52:03 +0000 Marcia Latta 16524 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Summer meal program serves children through Aug. 17 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/summer-meal-program-serves-children-through-aug-17 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Buel-summerlunch.JPG?1343657784" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="content"><p>The summer meal program for children up to age 18 has served up more than 5,000 lunches at Buel and Wascher elementary schools and Duniway Middle School, and 1,000 breakfasts at Duniway and Buel. </p></div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/summer-meal-program-serves-children-through-aug-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:24:16 +0000 Marcia Latta 16522 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Buel Elementary School hosts summer reading program at library http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/buel-elementary-school-hosts-summer-reading-program-library <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/BuelLibrary2.JPG?1373344393" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the third summer, the <a href="/schools/elementary-school/buel-elementary-school">Buel Elementary School</a> library is open for summer reading. The school invites students to come in to read:</p><p>Our school library will be open to our students over the summer from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: June 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 and August 2, 9 and 16.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/buel-elementary-school-hosts-summer-reading-program-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buel Summer library Sun, 08 Jul 2012 15:30:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 16500 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MEF Starry Night Fundraiser is Saturday http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mef-starry-night-fundraiser-saturday <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MEF-StarryNight-Invite-sm3_0.jpg?1341769949" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="content"><p><strong>McMinnville Education Foundation Starry Night Fundraiser</strong><br />Saturday, July 7, 2012<br />6 p.m.<br />Stoller Vineyards, Dayton, OR </p></div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mef-starry-night-fundraiser-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:27:36 +0000 Marcia Latta 16498 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us School District Offices Closed: July 4-6 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-district-offices-closed-july-4-6 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/4th-july.png?1341769977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The District Office will be closed July 4 for the Independence Day holiday and on July 5-6 for staff furlough days.&nbsp; </strong></p><p><strong>The <a href="/reminder/free-summer-meal-program">free summer meal program</a> will be open on July 5 and 6.</strong></p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:38:50 +0000 Marcia Latta 16495 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS senior wins spot on cheer team for Les Schwab Bowl http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-senior-wins-spot-cheer-team-les-schwab-bowl <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Cheer-June2012.jpg?1341249153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 23, recent MHS senior Devin Draper cheered at the Les Schwab Bowl at Hillsboro Stadium. He represented McMinnville High School and joined others from across the state for the South Team.</p><p>The <a href="http://lesschwabbowl.com/">Les Schwab Bowl</a> is in its 64th year. It features the top graduating seniors from Oregon's 6A and 5A schools. Players are assigned to the North or South teams. The game was played at Hillsboro Stadium on June 23. The South team won with a game score of 21-0.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-senior-wins-spot-cheer-team-les-schwab-bowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cheer Les Schwab Mon, 02 Jul 2012 01:01:15 +0000 Marcia Latta 16493 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Free summer meal program starts June 25 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/free-summer-meal-program-starts-june-25 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/July2010-006.jpg?1340641091" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Students can get free summer meals at three schools this summer. The free meal program is available to children 18 and under at <a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/schools/middle-school/duniway-middle-school">Duniway Middle School</a>, <a href="/schools/elementary-school/buel-elementary-school">Buel Elementary School</a> and <a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/schools/elementary-school/wascher-elementary-school">Wascher Elementary School</a> from June 25 to Aug. 17. Breakfast and lunch will be served at Duniway and Buel, and lunch will be served at Wascher. No meals will be served on July 4.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/free-summer-meal-program-starts-june-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> free lunch summer food service summer meals Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:50:17 +0000 Marcia Latta 16483 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Congratulations and thank you, retirees! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-and-thank-you-retirees <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Retirees-2012.jpg?1340379409" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year, 14 staff members retired from the McMinnville School District after years of dedicated service. They were honored in a recent ceremony by the School Board. Congratulations to the following staff and best wishes for a happy retirement!</p><p><em>Pictured (from left): Joseph Huante, Lu Ann Anderson, Jan Davis, Erin Moran, Mark Schoenbein, Barbara Carter.</em> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-and-thank-you-retirees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> retirees Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:53:56 +0000 Marcia Latta 16470 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us School's out for summer http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-out-summer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_7848.JPG?1340033119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Summer vacation officially started on June 15. Schools celebrated the end of the year with field day activities. Pictured here are students from Memorial Elementary School. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-out-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 04:30:40 +0000 Marcia Latta 16462 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway students win school peace prize medals http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-students-win-school-peace-prize-medals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Duniway-PeaceQuestions.JPG?1339693770" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year, <a href="/schools/middle-school/duniway-middle-school">Duniway Middle School </a>awards Peace Prize medals to three students who represent peace and peaceful resolution to situations during their time at Duniway. This year, the awards went to these students:</p><ul><li>Renee Myers</li><li>Tatum Frey</li><li>Leslie Martinez</li></ul><p>In addition to the medals, their names will be added to the Peace Garden at the school.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-students-win-school-peace-prize-medals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 04:46:43 +0000 Marcia Latta 16463 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us End-of-Year Fun: Grandhaven Kindergarten Trip to Enchanted Forest http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/end-year-fun-grandhaven-kindergarten-trip-enchanted-forest <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_7833.JPG?1339521570" /> </div> </div> </div> <div>Schools are wrapping up the school year with fun end-of-year activities. Last Friday, Grandhaven Elementary School kindergarten students traveled to Salem for a day at <a href="http://www.enchantedforest.com/enchanted_forest.html">Enchanted Forest</a>.</div><p>The field trip included approximately 93 kindergartners from Grandhaven's two morning and three afternoon kindergarten classes.</p> Grandhaven Tue, 12 Jun 2012 04:32:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 16455 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton Theatre Spotlight: Thespian Student Field Trip and Saturday Dinner Theatre Production http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-theatre-spotlight-thespian-student-field-trip-and-saturday-dinner-theatre-production <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Patton-TheatreFieldTrip.jpg?1339446206" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's a busy time for Patton Middle School theatre students. Early this month, students traveled to Portland for an all-day field trip/workshop.</p><p>On Saturday, students will showcase their performance skills at a dinner theatre fundraiser to raise funds for the drama program. The production is on Saturday, June 9. The dinner will be catered by Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant. <a href="/news/event/patton-middle-school-dinner-theatre-production">Read more</a> about this event or <a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/PattonPlay-2012Reservation.pdf">reserve a seat</a>.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-theatre-spotlight-thespian-student-field-trip-and-saturday-dinner-theatre-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Patton performance theatre Sat, 09 Jun 2012 02:58:56 +0000 Marcia Latta 16453 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS Graduation: Class of 2012 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-graduation-class-2012 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MHS-Graduation%20001.JPG?1339446527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The class of 2012 graduated on June 8 &nbsp;at 7 p.m. at Wortman Stadium.&nbsp;For more information, contact McMinnville High School, 503-565-4200.</p> MHS Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:38:16 +0000 Marcia Latta 16412 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Newby students explore world cultures through art http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/newby-students-explore-world-cultures-through-art <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Newby-CulturalAwareness1.jpg?1338405187" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p>Students at Newby Elementary School studied Asian culture through an art literacy unit that spanned several weeks and incorporated art, literature and cultural education.</p><p>The program is part of the district's art literacy program which was started three years ago and is in use at all elementary schools. It includes six themes based on continents of the world. At Newby, students have studied Native Americans Africa in the last two years.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/newby-students-explore-world-cultures-through-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> art Newby Wed, 30 May 2012 05:19:40 +0000 Marcia Latta 16404 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students learn science lessons on first-grade science experience field trips http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-learn-science-lessons-first-grade-science-experience-field-trips <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Evergreen-Science-FirstGrade.jpg?1337806026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville elementary school students benefit from hands-on science field trips to several community locations. This school year, students in first through fifth grades had science experiences at <a href="http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/">Evergreen Aviation Museum</a>, <a href="http://www.millerwoods.org/">Miller Woods</a> and the <a href="http://mc-power.com/">McMinnville Water and Light Treatment Facility</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-learn-science-lessons-first-grade-science-experience-field-trips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Evergreen STEM Wed, 23 May 2012 14:43:07 +0000 Marcia Latta 16373 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Attention middle school girls: Sign up for summer STEM camp http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/attention-middle-school-girls-sign-summer-stem-camp <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Faber.png?1337708885" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is still time to sign up for the middle school girls' Science, Technology, Engineering and Math camp at Evergreen Space Museum. The third annual STEM camp will run from June 19-22.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/42385423"><strong>See a video interview with participants from last year's camp.</strong></a> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/attention-middle-school-girls-sign-summer-stem-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> middle school STEM Fri, 18 May 2012 05:24:35 +0000 Marcia Latta 16323 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton students raise money for Children's Cancer Association http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-raise-money-childrens-cancer-association <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Patton-CancerFundraiser_0.JPG?1337197052" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A student play at Patton Middle School has inspired students to raise money for cancer. The next theatrical production, which focuses on students dealing with cancer, will donate proceeds to the <a href="http://www.childrenscancerassociation.org/">Children's Cancer Association</a> (CCA). In addition, one student who is part of the production was inspired to start her own fundraising effort.</p><p><a href="/bio/emily-ward">Emily Ward</a>, Patton Middle School drama teacher, submitted the following story describing the students' charitable projects:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-raise-money-childrens-cancer-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drama fundraisers Patton Middle School Wed, 16 May 2012 17:48:17 +0000 Marcia Latta 16273 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Community members are welcome at student musical performances http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/community-members-are-welcome-student-musical-performances <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/AirForce-Band.JPG?1337183374" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MHS has many talented student musicians and an award-winning music program. In April, several band students were selected to play with the <font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Air Force Academy Band during their performance in McMinnville. Pictured<em> (back row, left to right)</em>: Band director Jeff Hornick, students Brendon Walters, Connor Pomeroy, Kyle Morrell, Chris Bradley and 1st Lt. Jason Plosch (Commander, USAFA Band);<em> (front row)</em> students Brooke Clover, Melissa Robles</span></font>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/community-members-are-welcome-student-musical-performances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MHS band music Tue, 15 May 2012 17:20:36 +0000 Marcia Latta 16243 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Congratulations, Rotary Teachers of the Year! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-rotary-teachers-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Group.jpg?1337004808" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p>On May 7, five McMinnville teachers were honored by the <a href="http://www.mcminnvillerotary.org/">McMinnville Rotary Club</a> for exceptional service to young people. Rotary Teachers of the Year are selected by the school district based on a staff vote at each school.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-rotary-teachers-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> rotary teacher awards Fri, 11 May 2012 21:58:59 +0000 Marcia Latta 16233 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS FFA class plant sale fundraiser is today http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-ffa-class-plant-sale-fundraiser-today <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/FFA-plantsale.JPG?1336766761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The annual McMinnville High School FFA plant sale is today from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-ffa-class-plant-sale-fundraiser-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FFA fundraiser MHS plant sale Fri, 11 May 2012 13:08:54 +0000 Marcia Latta 16203 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Thank you, teachers! National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/thank-you-teachers-national-teacher-appreciation-week-may-7-11 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Memorial-TeacherAppreciationWeek.JPG?1336671169" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The important contribution that teachers make to students is recognized officially this week as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Join students, parents, community members and staff in thanking a teacher for all they do every day.</p><p><a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/Proclamation-TeacherApprecWeek-May2012_0.pdf">The official school board proclamation reads</a>:</p><p><strong>WHEREAS</strong>, today's teachers mold our future citizens through their guidance and education, and</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/thank-you-teachers-national-teacher-appreciation-week-may-7-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Teacher appreciation week teachers Wed, 09 May 2012 19:12:16 +0000 Marcia Latta 16153 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students present scientific experiments at Science Expo http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-present-scientific-experiments-science-expo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Science%20Fair%20022.JPG?1336664979" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Friday, May 4, student scientists presented their scientific questions and experiments at the annual District Science Expo at <a href="http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/">Evergreen Aviation Museum</a>. Each elementary and middle school sent 10 school science fair winners to compete against their peers from other schools. The experiments were judged by students majoring in science fields at<a href="http://www.linfield.edu/"> Linfield College</a>.</p><p>In addition to presenting their projects, the competitors participated in science-related activities at the museum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-present-scientific-experiments-science-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> science fair STEM Tue, 08 May 2012 16:34:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 16133 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Science teacher awarded National Geographic fellowship for arctic expedition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/science-teacher-awarded-national-geographic-fellowship-arctic-expedition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/032.JPG?1336075349" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MHS science teacher Jared Larson will travel to the arctic on a National Geographic expedition this summer. He was selected as one of 14 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows for an in-depth exploration of <a href="http://www.arctic.ac.uk/home/svalbard.php">Arctic Svalbard</a>, which is within 600 miles of the North Pole.&nbsp;</p><p>The object of the Grosvenor fellowship program is to enhance teachers' geographic learning through direct experience and to bring that knowledge back to their classrooms.</p><p>Excerpt from the National Geographic press release:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/science-teacher-awarded-national-geographic-fellowship-arctic-expedition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards Jared Larson MHS Thu, 03 May 2012 04:00:28 +0000 Marcia Latta 16063 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Cory Eklund named Outstanding Educator by Jaycees http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/cory-eklund-named-outstanding-educator-jaycees <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Ecklund.jpg?1335474085" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The annual <a href="http://www.mcminnvillejaycees.com/#%21">McMinnville Jaycees</a> Distinguished Service Awards were announced earlier this month, naming MHS science teacher <a href="/bio/cory-eklund">Cory Eklund </a>Outstanding Educator earlier this month.</p><p><br />Eklund's award was presented by last year's Outstanding Educator, fellow MHS teacher Kerrie Savage.</p><p>This excerpt about Eklund was published in the April 18 edition of the <a href="http://www.newsregister.com/"><em>News-Register</em></a>:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/cory-eklund-named-outstanding-educator-jaycees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards Jaycees MHS Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:19:54 +0000 Marcia Latta 15873 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS FFA Horticulture team places first at state competition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-ffa-horticulture-team-places-first-state-competition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/StateFFANurseryContest-2012.JPG?1336587696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div>Members of the McMinnville Horticulture FFA Contest team competed in the Oregon State FFA nursery competition and placed first for the second year in a row.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Members scored in plant identification, pests and disorders, tool identification, mathematical problem solving and team activity.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Several students also placed in individual contests:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><ul><li>Jeannie Klein: 1st place</li><li>Laura Ng: 3rd place</li><li>Miranda Gleason: 4th place</li><li>Maggie Ng: 18th place</li><li>Dennis Ng</li></ul><div>&nbsp;</div><di <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-ffa-horticulture-team-places-first-state-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FFA horticulture MHS Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:56:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 15953 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Register now for third annual STEM camp for girls http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/register-now-third-annual-stem-camp-girls <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/EASA%20010.JPG?1335293206" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Middle school girls can work on their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills at the third annual STEM camp at <a href="http://sprucegoose.com/">Evergreen Aviation Museum</a> from June 19-22.</p><p>Registration is now open for girls in grades 6-8. The four-day camp provides hands-on instruction in mathematics, engineering, robotics, astronomy and biology.</p><p>The camp is sponsored by the <a href="http://mcminnvillekiwanis.org/">Kiwanis Club of McMinnville</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The camp will have a capacity of 75 students. Registration is open until all slots are filled.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/register-now-third-annual-stem-camp-girls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Evergreen STEM Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:16:13 +0000 Marcia Latta 15923 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Grandhaven team finishes third in state Battle of the Books http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grandhaven-team-finishes-third-state-battle-books <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Grandhaven-OBOB%20003.JPG?1334855440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="copy"><p class="maincontent">The Grandhaven Elementary School Battle of the Books team took third place in the state <a href="http://oboblsta.pbworks.com/w/page/25660408/OBOB%20BOOKS%20FOR%202011-2012">Battle of the Books</a> championship on April 15 at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grandhaven-team-finishes-third-state-battle-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battle of the Books OBOB Thu, 19 Apr 2012 02:50:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 15863 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us National School Volunteer Week is April 15-21 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/national-school-volunteer-week-april-15-21 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Newby-Volunteer%20027.JPG?1334790515" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The School Board is recognizing school volunteers during National School Volunteer Week, April 15-21.</p><p>Through March of this school year, McMinnville schools have counted a total of of 26,435 hours of volunteer contributions. Volunteers work with students, chaperone field trips, organize school and class events, assist with supplemental fundraising activities, help prepare materials for classroom activities and other duties as needed.</p><p>Read the <a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/Proclamation-SchoolVolunteerApprec-April.pdf">School Board proclamation.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/national-school-volunteer-week-april-15-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> proclamation school volunteer week Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:15:00 +0000 Marcia Latta 15813 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton art teacher and students show artwork at Amity Daffodil Festival http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-art-teacher-and-students-show-artwork-amity-daffodil-festival <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DaffodilFest_0.jpg?1333657846" /> </div> </div> </div> <div>Last month, several Patton Middle School art students showed their work at the annual <a href="http://www.daffodilfestivals.com/insidetemp.php?festid=1469">Amity Daffodil Festival</a>. The juried art show included daffodil representations in watercolor and ceramics.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-art-teacher-and-students-show-artwork-amity-daffodil-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Patton Thu, 05 Apr 2012 17:32:40 +0000 Marcia Latta 15723 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us OMSI brings Kiddie Chemistry to Grandhaven First Graders http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/omsi-brings-kiddie-chemistry-grandhaven-first-graders <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_7680.jpg?1332355401" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Grandhaven first graders became mini chemists on Tuesday during an <a href="http://www.omsi.edu/for-educators/traveling-programs/schools">OMSI Kiddie Chemistry</a> program. The students learned the difference between chemical mixtures and chemical reactions. They conducted experiments to observe changes in color, temperature and states of matter, and they learned basic lab safety procedures. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/omsi-brings-kiddie-chemistry-grandhaven-first-graders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grandhaven OMSI STEM Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:42:38 +0000 Marcia Latta 15603 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Planning for next year? See the 2012-13 school calendar http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/planning-next-year-see-2012-13-school-calendar <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Calendar_2012-13-final.jpg?1332270633" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The school board recently approved the calendar for the 2012-13 school year, which includes all school breaks and inservice days.</p><p><strong><a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/Calendar_2012-13-final.pdf">2012-13 School Calendar</a></strong></p> calendar Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:53:43 +0000 Susan Escure 15583 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS culinary team places second at state championship competition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-culinary-team-places-second-state-championship-competition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/mhs-cooking.jpeg?1331702389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><font size="2">The MHS culinary competition team took second place out of 23 high school teams at the 2012 Oregon ProStart Culinary Championships in late February.</font></p><p>The culinary teams of four were challenged to create a three-course meal in one hour using two butane stoves. Each team had a compact 10-foot-by-10-foot space to work and maneuver and were observed by a professional "Chef Master."</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-culinary-team-places-second-state-championship-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> culinary MHS prostart Wed, 14 Mar 2012 05:19:50 +0000 Marcia Latta 15553 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us EASA robotics team wins first place at competition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/robotics <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/BuelArtist%20014.JPG?1360344783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p>The MHS programming team took 1st place in the annual Willamette University&nbsp;computer programming contest on Saturday. They earned top place by correctly solving 12 of 14 problems designed to cover a range of abilities from novice programmer to upper division college student.</p></div><div><p>This is the premiere (only large scale) programming competition in the state. This year it drew 17 high schools from around the state; schools as far as Eugene and Bend competed as well as the traditional powers in Beaverton and the metro area.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/robotics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:13:11 +0000 Marcia Latta 15533 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Thank you, Classified Employees! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/thank-you-classified-employees-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Back%20to%20School%202011%20006.JPG?1331007499" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>March 5-9 is Classified Employee Week. We are honoring and recognizing the dedicated support staff who serve our students, schools and district.</p><p>Classified employees are the "backbone" of the public school system, providing support and working directly with students, staff, parents, volunteers, business partners and community members.</p><p>Classified employees are secretaries, educational assistants, food service workers, custodians, maintenance workers, bus drivers and more.</p><p>Thank you, classified staff!</p> Classified staff proclamation Tue, 06 Mar 2012 04:18:20 +0000 Marcia Latta 15503 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Peer mediator program trains Duniway students to solve conflicts http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/peer-mediator-program-trains-duniway-students-solve-conflicts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_0568.JPG?1330996800" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Duniway Middle School now has a new problem solving resource at their disposal: Sixteen peer mediators, recently trained in conflict resolution by professional peer mediation trainer Kathy Beckwith.</p><p>Duniway's DunThis program is a two-day training funded by a McMinnville Education Foundation grant as a collaboration with the McMinnville School District and Yamhill County Your Community Mediators.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/peer-mediator-program-trains-duniway-students-solve-conflicts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Duniway MEF Mon, 05 Mar 2012 04:51:53 +0000 Marcia Latta 15493 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton students join Rachel's Challenge to build kindness http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-join-rachels-challenge-build-kindness <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_6089.JPG?1330492285" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Patton Middle School students have joined their peers in schools around the country, including MHS, in a pledge to build a chain reaction of kindness.</p><p>The challenge to be kind and compassionate to everyone is an international effort to end bullying and isolation. It is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott, the first person to die in the April 20, 1999, Columbine High School shootings. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-join-rachels-challenge-build-kindness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Patton Middle School Rachel's Challenge Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:02:47 +0000 Marcia Latta 15453 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS senior Erika Bakner named 2012 Academic All-Star http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-senior-erika-bakner-named-2012-academic-all-star <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/bakner.jpg?1329885652" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="LTR">Last Sunday, 36 high school seniors in the Mid-Willamette Valley were honored for academic and extracurricular achievements at an awards reception sponsored by the <em>Statesman Journal</em> newspaper. Senior Erika Bakner represented McMinnville High School and was one of two seniors to also win the Outstanding Essay Award.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-senior-erika-bakner-named-2012-academic-all-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards MHS Wed, 22 Feb 2012 04:40:52 +0000 Marcia Latta 15393 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Buel builds LRC library with grant from McMinnville Education Foundation http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/buel-builds-lrc-library-grant-mcminnville-education-foundation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_7599.JPG?1329434850" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Students in the learning resource center at Buel Elementary School are building reading confidence and skill with a new high-interest, lower-level library tailored to their age and ability-level.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/buel-builds-lrc-library-grant-mcminnville-education-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buel LRC MEF Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:07:36 +0000 Marcia Latta 15233 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS cheer team wins third in state and top choreography award http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-cheer-team-wins-third-state-and-top-choreography-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MHS-Cheer.jpg?1329158661" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong><a href="http://www.osaa.tv/events/17061">See the MHS state championship cheer performance. </a></strong></em></p><p>The MHS varsity cheer team competed at the <a href="http://www.osaa.org/cheer/">OSAA State Cheerleading Championship</a> at Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 11. The team placed third in the coed division with a score of 65.35. They were also the recipients of the <a href="http://www.occa.net/index.php?componentName=Section&amp;scid=27639&amp;action=sub&amp;sectionid=9541&amp;offset_Section=0">Leslie Maley Creative Choreography Award</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-cheer-team-wins-third-state-and-top-choreography-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cheerleaders MHS Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:44:22 +0000 Marcia Latta 15323 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Oregon College Access Challenge Grant features successful MHS program http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/oregon-college-access-challenge-grant-features-successful-mhs-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/OregonCACGBlogBanner.jpg?1328506771" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MHS College Credit Now Program is getting noticed. As a leader in dual college credit opportunities in the state and a recipient of an Oregon College Access Challenge Grant (CACG), MHS was featured in the <a href="http://oregoncacg.blogspot.com/2012/02/program-spotlight-mcminnville.html">first CACG program spotlight</a>. Here is an excerpt of the feature, which was submitted by district grant writer <a href="/bio/jill-long">Jill Long</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/oregon-college-access-challenge-grant-features-successful-mhs-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> college credit now MHS Mon, 06 Feb 2012 05:18:22 +0000 Marcia Latta 15263 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Missoula Children's Theatre visits Grandhaven Elementary http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/missoula-childrens-theatre-visits-grandhaven-elementary <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MissoulaChildrensTheatre%20016.JPG?1328652437" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Grandhaven Elementary students are getting a taste of show business in a week-long actor's workshop that teaches basic performance skills and some life lessons. The school PTA brought the<a href="http://www.mctinc.org/"> Missoula Children's Theatre</a> to school for motivational school assemblies and the production of a student performance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/missoula-childrens-theatre-visits-grandhaven-elementary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grandhaven Fri, 03 Feb 2012 06:43:55 +0000 Marcia Latta 15253 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Columbus artist in residence teaches African drumming and dancing http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/columbus-artist-residence-teaches-african-drumming-and-dancing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Columbus%20artist%20015_0.JPG?1327603956" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/35694133"><span style="font-weight: bold;">See a video clip of the student percussion lesson. </span></a></p><p style="margin-left: -0.9pt;">This month, Columbus Elementary Students are learning about Ghana through music. Percussion artist and educator Mark Powers, of <a href="http://www.powerspercussion.com/">Powers Percussion</a>, is the school's artist in residence, bringing his African percussion instruments and knowledge of Ghana to the students in his <a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/The%20Sights.pdf">Sights and Sounds of Ghana program</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/columbus-artist-residence-teaches-african-drumming-and-dancing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> artist in residence columbus MEF Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:21:05 +0000 Marcia Latta 14953 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Thank you, School Board members! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/thank-you-school-board-members <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/2011-12_edited-1.jpg?1327344846" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>January is School Board Appreciation Month. Thank you, School Board members, for all you do for schools!</p><p>To honor school board members, Superintendent Maryalice Russell read this proclamation at the Jan. 9 School Board meeting:</p><p><strong>WHEREAS</strong>, school boards create a vision for what students should know and be able to do;</p><p><strong>WHEREAS</strong>, school boards establish clear standards for student performance;</p><p><strong>WHEREAS</strong>, school boards ensure that student assessments are tied to established standards;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/thank-you-school-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> School Board school board appreciation school board members Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:59:13 +0000 Marcia Latta 15143 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Rachel's Challenge encourages acceptance and compassion among students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/rachels-challenge-encourages-acceptance-and-compassion-among-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/RachelsChallenge.jpg?1326930196" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During Diversity Week earlier this month at McMinnville High School, students heard a message about acceptance and compassion toward others. In an all-school assembly, a guest speaker from <a href="http://www.rachelschallenge.org/">Rachel’s Challenge</a> spoke about eliminating prejudice, having empathy for others, and starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/rachels-challenge-encourages-acceptance-and-compassion-among-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> diversity week MHS Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:55:02 +0000 Marcia Latta 15103 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us School bus collides with minivan; student transported to hospital for evaluation http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-bus-collides-minivan-student-transported-hospital-evaluation <p><em><span style="color:#ff0000;">News update:</span></em></p><p>A mini bus transporting two Memorial School students and a minivan with one school-age child collided after school on Dec. 9, 2011.</p><p>The mini bus was tipped on its side. One student from&nbsp; the bus and the minivan driver were transported to the hospital for evaluation.</p><p>All parties were treated and released this afternoon.</p> accident bus News Sat, 10 Dec 2011 00:03:00 +0000 Marcia Latta 14823 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Grants help fund innovative programs for students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grants-help-fund-innovative-programs-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Grants.png?1323371412" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Grant awards provide important supplemental funding for educational programs. The McMinnville School District has been very effective at identifying grant programs that would benefit students and submitting successful applications.&nbsp;</p><p>The value of grants awarded in 2010-11 totals $8,859,024, providing multi-year funding for programs that include afterschool activities, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) funding, college preparation and more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grants-help-fund-innovative-programs-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> grants Thu, 08 Dec 2011 19:08:55 +0000 Marcia Latta 14783 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Congratulations Sean Burke, Oregon Assistant Principal of the Year! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-sean-burke-oregon-assistant-principal-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SeanBurke%20012.jpg?1321989340" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><a href="http://animoto.com/play/bv6sPod0OfE8fZjNil3cLg#"><strong>See a slideshow of this morning's staff announcement. </strong></a></em></p><p>MHS Assistant Principal Sean Burke was named Oregon Assistant Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators. His award was announced in a surprise staff meeting on Tuesday morning at the high school.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-sean-burke-oregon-assistant-principal-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MHS Tue, 22 Nov 2011 17:05:45 +0000 Marcia Latta 14603 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS freshman collect food donations for the Soup Kitchen http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-freshman-collect-food-donations-soup-kitchen <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MHS-FoodDonation.jpg?1321887629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year, one of the <a href="http://www.mhsteams.org/">MHS small learning communities</a> asks incoming ninth graders to give back to the community. <a href="http://www.mhsteams.org/team-ochoco.php">Team Ochoco</a>, one of four smaller learning communities at the school, challenges freshman to collect food and personal hygiene items for the <a href="http://www.stbarnabasmcminnville.com/soup.htm">Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church</a>,</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-freshman-collect-food-donations-soup-kitchen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MHS Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:59:29 +0000 Marcia Latta 14583 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us FFA students start competition year with awards http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/ffa-students-start-competition-year-awards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/FFA-Awards2011.JPG?1321542745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="LTR">MHS FFA students started their competition season with a second-place sweepstakes win in the Hudson's Bay High School Nursery Landscape competition in Vancouver, Wash., last weekend.</p><p dir="LTR">The nursery team also placed third in the Test category; fourth in Landscape Problem Solving; fourth in Nursery Practicum; and second in Plant Identification. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/ffa-students-start-competition-year-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FFA MHS Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:10:39 +0000 Marcia Latta 14563 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Layfayette community members visit Wascher for American Education Week http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/layfayette-community-members-visit-wascher-american-education-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Lafayette-Wascher.jpg?1321477868" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In honor of American Education Week, Wascher Elementary School invited members of the Lafayette community to a breakfast at the school on Wednesday morning. Principal <a href="/bio/brian-crain">Brian Crain</a> gave them an overview of Wascher, answered their questions and took them on a tour of the school.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/layfayette-community-members-visit-wascher-american-education-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 05:18:46 +0000 Marcia Latta 14523 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway and Patton middle schools honor veterans at school assemblies http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-and-patton-middle-schools-honor-veterans-school-assemblies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_0131.JPG?1321384404" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="http://vimeo.com/31924042">See a slideshow of the Veterans Day assembly at Duniway and Patton middle schools. </a></strong></p><p>This week, both of the McMinnville middle schools honored local veterans with their annual veterans day assemblies. Veterans from the community and several from among the staff were the guests of honor during the all-school events, which included musical performances and presentation of colors.</p><p>In honor of the Veterans Day holiday, there is no school tomorrow, Nov. 11.</p> Duniway Patton Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:01:56 +0000 Marcia Latta 14503 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us New college access grant helps MHS students earn dual credits http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/new-college-access-grant-helps-mhs-students-earn-dual-credits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/graduation%20666.jpg?1320779000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="LTR">McMinnville High School's new Early College Access Project received a $59,120 grant to fund support for students earning college credit while in high school. The grant was awarded by the <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/programs/cacg/index.html">College Access Challenge Grant program</a> for:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/new-college-access-grant-helps-mhs-students-earn-dual-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MHS Mon, 07 Nov 2011 00:26:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 14433 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway students share anti-drug messages during Red Ribbon Week http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-students-share-anti-drug-messages-during-red-ribbon-week <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/RedRibbon-Duniway.JPG?1320790325" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/schools/middle-school/duniway-middle-school">Duniway Middle School</a> is celebrating healthy lifestyles with Red Ribbon Week.&nbsp; Communities and schools around the country share drug-free messages during the week. This week, Duniway students will participate in a variety of activities, including a video and lesson during Bridges classes on Tuesday, lunchtime quizzes with prizes and daily “wear your red ribbon” rewards.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-students-share-anti-drug-messages-during-red-ribbon-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:41:35 +0000 Marcia Latta 14423 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Hear MHS musical talent in upcoming performances http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/hear-mhs-musical-talent-upcoming-performances <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/9-30-2011_001.jpg?1320775743" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="http://vimeo.com/31391514">See a video of MHS sophomore Levi Polasek playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Third Movement.</a></strong></p><p>McMinnville High School has an award-winning music program. Talented student musicians will show off their musical skills at the <a href="/news/event/mhs-fall-band-concert-1">fall band concert on Nov. 1</a> at 7:30 p.m. For more information, <a href="/schools/high-school/mcminnville-high-school">contact the school. </a> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/hear-mhs-musical-talent-upcoming-performances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Band MHS Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:34:27 +0000 Marcia Latta 14113 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS Bruin newspaper wins state awards http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-bruin-newspaper-wins-state-awards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/OliviaJessicaAwards.jpg?1319811355" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="LTR">MHS Bruin staff <a href="http://www.nwscholasticpress.org/awards/2011/10/26/journalists-compete-for-top-state-honors/">won top honors at the annual NW Scholastic Press Fall Press Day</a> on Oct. 26 at Western Oregon University. The annual event is a day of workshops and speakers for high school journalism students.</p><p dir="LTR">Student media is judged in a variety of categories.<em> <strong>The Bruin</strong></em><strong> placed first in Best Of Show for Newspaper Division 5A and second in Best Of Show for 5A website division.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-bruin-newspaper-wins-state-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MHS newspaper The Bruin Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:11:59 +0000 Marcia Latta 14373 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Third graders study water cycle at water treatment plant http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/third-graders-study-water-cycle-water-treatment-plant <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/WaterTreatment.jpg?1319654258" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This month, all third graders in the district are participating in a day-long science experience at the McMinnville Water &amp; Light water treatment plant. As part of the fieldtrip, the students learn about the water treatment process and water cycles. They conduct experiments or observe water processes in science stations that include filtration, gravity flow, chemical composition and water treatment operations. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/third-graders-study-water-cycle-water-treatment-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MEF science Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:37:09 +0000 Marcia Latta 14213 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway student leaders raise money with "haunted hallway" http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-student-leaders-raise-money-haunted-hallway <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/HauntedHallway.JPG?1319588574" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="LTR"><span lang="en-us"><font face="Calibri"><a href="/schools/middle-school/duniway-middle-school">Duniway Middle School's</a> student leadership class sponsored a “haunted hallway” last Friday night to raise money for the organization, <a href="http://blissfulbedrooms.org/">Blissful Bedrooms</a></font></span><span lang="en-us"><font face="Calibri">, a nonprofit organization that provides bedroom makeovers for young individuals with disabilities. </font></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-student-leaders-raise-money-haunted-hallway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:22:55 +0000 Marcia Latta 14203 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Life Flight helicopter lands on Grandhaven playfields http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/life-flight-helicopter-lands-grandhaven-playfields <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Grandhaven-mediflight.JPG?1319488673" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="LTR"><a href="/schools/elementary-school/grandhaven-elementary-school">Grandhaven Elementary School</a> provided a helping hand this morning for an emergency Life Flight transport. The school allowed the helicopter landing on the playfields at about 8:30 a.m. Students were not informed of the landing, which allowed classes to continue without disruption.</p><p dir="LTR">Principal <a href="/bio/margie-johnson">Margie Johnson</a> sent the following update to staff: </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/life-flight-helicopter-lands-grandhaven-playfields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 18:25:10 +0000 Marcia Latta 14163 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Fourth-graders visit Miller Woods for science experience http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/fourth-graders-visit-miller-woods-science-experience <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MillerWoods-Buel4thGr.JPG?1319226658" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/schools/elementary-school/buel-elementary-school">Buel Elementary School</a> fourth graders visited <a href="http://www.millerwoods.org/">Miller Woods</a> this week to study a variety of life science subjects. The trip has an ecology focus with students cycling through five stations:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/fourth-graders-visit-miller-woods-science-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:27:18 +0000 Marcia Latta 14133 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Clicker tests help teachers focus instruction for each student http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/clicker-tests-help-teachers-focus-instruction-each-student <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/FundsRun2011%20001.JPG?1318527777" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/30446533"><strong>See a video of students taking a clicker test. </strong></a></p><p>During a recent test in Mr. Horvat's science class, <a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/schools/middle-school/patton-middle-school">Patton Middle School </a>sixth-graders looked more like they were channel surfing than test taking. The students were using clickers—remote-control-like handheld devices—to answer questions displayed on the <a href="http://smarttech.com/edredirect">SMART Board</a>. After each student answered, the class moved on together to the next question.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/clicker-tests-help-teachers-focus-instruction-each-student" target="_blank">read more</a></p> clickers MEF Patton Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:48:07 +0000 Marcia Latta 14063 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Three schools get outstanding ratings on state report card http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/three-schools-get-outstanding-ratings-state-report-card <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/congrats-hyphen.jpg?1318457035" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>State report cards for 2010-11 have been released. Congratulations to <a href="/schools/elementary-school/columbus-elementary-school">Columbus</a>, <a href="/schools/elementary-school/grandhaven-elementary-school">Grandhaven </a>and <a href="/schools/elementary-school/memorial-elementary-school">Memorial </a>elementary schools for receiving an "outstanding" rating.</p><p>Ratings are based on academic scores, participation on tests, attendance and graduation rates at the high school level. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/three-schools-get-outstanding-ratings-state-report-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> state report card Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:20:34 +0000 Marcia Latta 14033 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Kids on the Block after-school program provides learning and fun activities http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kids-block-after-school-program-provides-learning-and-fun-activities <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Migrant_Newby%20011.JPG?1318268013" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mcminnvillekob.org/home/registration/"><strong>Register your child for Kids on the Block.</strong></a></p><p>When the bell rings at the end of the day, students around the district begin a new set of learning activities in the after-school<a href="http://www.mcminnvillekob.org/"> Kids on the Block program</a>. The program, sponsored in partnership with the district and City of McMinnville, promotes academic and recreational development for elementary students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kids-block-after-school-program-provides-learning-and-fun-activities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> afterschool Kids on the Block KOB Power Hour Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:31:25 +0000 Marcia Latta 14013 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS graduates share how they earned college credits in high school http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-graduates-share-how-they-earned-college-credits-high-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Back%20to%20School%202011%20044.JPG?1317742548" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="http://vimeo.com/29940400"><strong>See a video overview of the MHS College Credit Now program with interviews of graduates from the class of 2011.</strong></a></strong></p><p>Last year <a href="/schools/high-school/mcminnville-high-school">McMinnville High School</a> students saved more than $300,000 in college credit costs by taking dual credit courses at MHS. Students can transfer these credits to community colleges or four-year universities after graduating.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-graduates-share-how-they-earned-college-credits-high-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-graduates-share-how-they-earned-college-credits-high-school#comments college credit now MHS Mon, 03 Oct 2011 03:53:15 +0000 Marcia Latta 13933 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Staff liaisons reach out to homeless students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/staff-liaisons-reach-out-homeless-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/September%20079.JPG?1317310411" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the end of the 2010-11 school year, there were almost 150 homeless students attending McMinnville schools. District homeless liaison staff members ensured that those students had their basic needs met to help them be successful in school.&nbsp;</p><p>There are two homeless liaisons: <strong><a href="/bio/marci-bittner-ingram">Marci Ingram</a></strong> (pictured), a drop-out prevention specialist, works with students in grades K-8; and <strong><a href="/bio/tom-newton">Tom Newton</a></strong>, a high school counselor, works with high school students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/staff-liaisons-reach-out-homeless-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> homeless students Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:33:32 +0000 Marcia Latta 13903 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Schools welcome families at open house events http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-welcome-families-open-house-events <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_7173.JPG?1316813982" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, all McMinnville Schools hosted open house events for students and their families. Schools showed off educational programs, and parents had a chance to talk to teachers and school specialists and try out classroom and library technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-welcome-families-open-house-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:25:58 +0000 Marcia Latta 13833 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Grandhaven special education teacher recognized for student achievement http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grandhaven-special-education-teacher-recognized-student-achievement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/JoleneHeinrich.JPG?1316634329" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jolene Heinrich has motivated and encouraged her special education students at <a href="/schools/elementary-school/grandhaven-elementary-school">Grandhaven Elementary School</a> to love reading. Last year, 75 percent of her students met or exceeded state benchmarks for reading. She was recognized for making a difference to her students in the latest newsletter from <a href="http://www.shadow-project.org/">The Shadow Project</a>:</p><p><em><strong>Teachers Making a Difference</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grandhaven-special-education-teacher-recognized-student-achievement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 19:37:00 +0000 Marcia Latta 13843 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Jump start workshop helps parents prepare kids for kindergarten http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/jump-start-workshop-helps-parents-prepare-kids-kindergarten <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Migrant_Newby%20062_0.JPG?1316452595" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A series of three child development workshops will start in October. The program is aimed at parents of children from birth to five years old to promote kindergarten readiness.</p><p>Parents can learn important information on how children learn and grow, activities to make learning at home fun and age-appropriate toys and learning aids.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/jump-start-workshop-helps-parents-prepare-kids-kindergarten" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 17:06:11 +0000 Marcia Latta 13783 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Middle and high school orientation program helps new students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/middle-and-high-school-orientation-program-helps-new-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MHS-LinkCrew-Sept2011.jpg?1315803201" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The start of school went smoothly for students last week thanks, in part, to the help of student leaders. To make the transition to a new grade level easier, student mentors at the middle and high school greeted incoming sixth and ninth graders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/middle-and-high-school-orientation-program-helps-new-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 04:53:22 +0000 Marcia Latta 13663 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Schools raise memorial "Flag of Honor" for Sept. 11 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-raise-memorial-flag-honor-sept-11 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Newby_Sept11Flag.JPG?1315425253" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Students at Newby Elementary School joined other Yamhill County schools in a commemoration of Sept. 11, 2001. A school color guard made up of second- through fifth-grade Boy Scouts lowered the American flag and replaced it with a special flag containing the names of all of the people who died on that day.</p><p>The flag was donated by the Willamette Valley Medical Center to help schools pay tribute to the victims.</p><p>Two of Newby's fifth-grade classes joined the color guard for the ceremony. Principal Mark Hinthorn spoke the following words to his students:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/schools-raise-memorial-flag-honor-sept-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 19:46:14 +0000 Marcia Latta 13603 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Staff back-to-school meeting celebrates district "superheroes" http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/staff-back-school-meeting-celebrates-district-superheroes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Tanya-Fay-2.jpg?1314977354" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The new school year kicked off Monday with a welcome-back inservice for staff at McMinnville High School. The theme of the event was "inspiration."&nbsp;<a href="/departments/superintendent-maryalice-russell"> Superintendent Maryalice Russell</a> applauded the "everyday superheroes" working for students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/staff-back-school-meeting-celebrates-district-superheroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 15:29:18 +0000 Marcia Latta 13563 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Donate school supplies to Operation Backpack through Aug. 27 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/donate-school-supplies-operation-backpack-through-aug-27 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/schoolsupplies.jpg?1313989333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Operation Backpack is collecting school supplies for children of families in need. The annual school supply drive is sponsored by local churches, services organizations and businesses to benefit elementary students in the McMinnville School District.</p><p>Pre-registration for school supplies has filled all 700 slots with a waiting list for additional students. Backpacks and supplies will be distributed on Aug. 27.</p><p>For more information, contact <a href="/bio/heidi-upmeyer-vollmer">Heidi Upmeyer-Vollmer</a>.</p><p><strong>School supply drop-off locations:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/donate-school-supplies-operation-backpack-through-aug-27" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 04:55:16 +0000 Marcia Latta 13443 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Summer school students get ready for a new school year http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/summer-school-students-get-ready-new-school-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MigrantEd-Newby2011.jpg?1313002113" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Almost 350 students got a jump on the new school year through a two-week summer school program at Newby Elementary School. The grant-funded program allowed migrant and English-Language Learner (ELL) students to get additional academic instruction to prepare them for the new school year.</p><p>Grants also funded a middle school science camp for 20 migrant middle school students at Evergreen Aviation Museum.</p><p>For more information, contact <a href="/bio/kristian-frack">Kristian Frack</a>, district ELL coordinator.</p> ELL Migrant Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:48:34 +0000 Marcia Latta 13383 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Kids get summer meals through Aug. 12 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kids-get-summer-meals-through-aug-12 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/July2010-006.JPG?1312259383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The McMinnville School District summer meal program has provided free breakfast and lunch to hundreds of children at two school sites this summer. Any child under 18 can receive a free meal at Newby or Wascher elementary school through Aug. 12.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kids-get-summer-meals-through-aug-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:01:20 +0000 Marcia Latta 13273 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Starry Night event raises funds for McMinnville Schools http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/starry-night-event-raises-funds-mcminnville-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Starry_Night-promo.jpg?1310843915" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="content"><p>One of the two main fundraisers for the <a href="http://www.mac40kids.org/">McMinnville Education Foundation</a> is Saturday, July 23, at <a href="http://www.stollervineyards.com/">Stoller Vineyards</a>. The auction event supports classroom grants for the coming school year.</p><p>The foundation is an important partner in our schools, providing learning enrichment opportunities through more than $282,000 in grant awards during the past 13 years.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/starry-night-event-raises-funds-mcminnville-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MEF Sat, 16 Jul 2011 06:49:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 13233 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Middle school students will attend OSU science camp this month http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/middle-school-students-will-attend-osu-science-camp-month <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/EXXON_B_HARRIS_COLOR_PATCH%20copy.jpg?1311827625" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Four middle school students from Duniway and Patton were accepted into the <a href="http://www.theharrisfoundation.org/sitecontent/565/summer-science-camp/category/457/education.aspx">ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Foundation Summer Science Camp</a> at Oregon State University. The students are <a href="/schools/middle-school/duniway-middle-school">Duniway</a> seventh graders <strong>David Cano-Luna</strong> and <strong>Mac Whitake</strong>r and <a href="/schools/middle-school/patton-middle-school">Patton </a>seventh graders <strong>Makayla Mendoza </strong>and <strong>Shante Marin</strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/middle-school-students-will-attend-osu-science-camp-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 17:07:21 +0000 Marcia Latta 13143 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Leadership students plant Duniway Middle School garden http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/leadership-students-plant-duniway-middle-school-garden <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DuniwayGarden.jpg?1309979246" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Duniway Middle School is a little brighter this summer thanks to a new garden on the Michelbook Lane side of the school. Five students planned the project as part of their Leadership Passion Project.</p><p dir="ltr">Shay Bristow, Harley Taylor, Katie Coy, and Lillian Hallett raised money, planted the garden and are tending it through the summer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/leadership-students-plant-duniway-middle-school-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 04:24:39 +0000 Marcia Latta 13163 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us End-of-Year Fun: Tom Sawyer Days Field Trip http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/end-year-fun-tom-sawyer-days-field-trip <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Duniway8.jpeg?1309152125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Before school ended, <a href="/schools/middle-school/duniway-middle-school">Duniway Middle School</a> sixth graders took their literature studies outside with the annual Tom Sawyer Days field trip. The group spent a day at Lower City Park where they made breakfasts of bacon, pancakes, and eggs on buddy burners, hunted for hidden “treasure,” and made ice cream.&nbsp;</p><p>The trip is an annual event for sixth-grade students from Duniway and <a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/schools/middle-school/patton-middle-school">Patton </a>middle schools.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/end-year-fun-tom-sawyer-days-field-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 05:14:25 +0000 Marcia Latta 13113 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Grandhaven students publish writing in student "treasure" books http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grandhaven-students-publish-writing-student-treasure-books <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Grandhaven-TreasureBooks.JPG?1308626459" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Grandhaven Elementary School students completed the year by showcasing their literacy skills in a published book. Every year most of the school's third, fourth and fifth graders write, illustrate, and publish their own books. Some of the primary classes publish class books with pages by each student.</p><p>The books are <a href="http://student%20treasure%20books/">Student Treasure Books</a>. The program started at grandhaven in 2005 under the direction of Title I teacher <a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/bio/susan-stubberfield">Susan Stubberfield</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grandhaven-students-publish-writing-student-treasure-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grandhaven Tue, 21 Jun 2011 03:21:02 +0000 Marcia Latta 13093 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Congratulations MHS Class of 2011! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-mhs-class-2011 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Connor.jpg?1308335194" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 10, McMinnville High School celebrated the class of 2011. Approximately 380 seniors received diplomas during the graduation ceremony at Wortman Stadium.</p><p>Class highlights include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-mhs-class-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MHS Fri, 17 Jun 2011 17:17:55 +0000 Marcia Latta 13063 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Last day at Wascher celebrates students and school history http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/last-day-wascher-celebrates-students-and-school-history <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Dance%20Performance-May%20067.JPG?1308233981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>See the <a href="http://vimeo.com/25170712">video about Josephine Wascher</a>.</em></p><p>On the last day of school, <a href="/schools/elementary-school/wascher-elementary-school">Wascher Elementary School</a> fifth graders received a flower, a certificate and medal, applause from parents and a reminder that they will always be Wildcats.</p><p>The students were recognized in an assembly in front of the student body, staff and family members. <a href="/bio/brian-crain">Principal Brian Crain</a> congratulated each of the students and welcomed them back to visit any time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/last-day-wascher-celebrates-students-and-school-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wascher Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:19:42 +0000 Marcia Latta 13053 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Congratulations and thank you, retiring staff members! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-and-thank-you-retiring-staff-members-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Retiree-cake.jpg?1308161883" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year, eight staff members are retiring from the McMinnville School District after years of dedicated service. They were honored in a recent ceremony by the School Board. Congratulations to the following staff and best wishes for a happy retirement!</p><p>The retirees were recognized at the June 13 School Board meeting: </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-and-thank-you-retiring-staff-members-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:17:25 +0000 Marcia Latta 13003 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MACA ceremony recognizes second graduating class http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/maca-ceremony-recognizes-second-graduating-class <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DSC_0848.JPG?1308069746" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On June 8, 35 graduating seniors received Media Arts and Communications Academy diplomas. The school graduated its second class at the ceremony at the McMinnville Community Center.</p><p dir="LTR"><strong>The following are remarks from Principal Jim Pierce:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/maca-ceremony-recognizes-second-graduating-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MACA Tue, 14 Jun 2011 05:10:55 +0000 Marcia Latta 12943 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Free summer meal program starts June 20 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/free-summer-meal-program-starts-june-20 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/July2010_014_0.JPG?1307995780" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Students can get free summer meals at two schools this summer. The free meal program is available to children 18 and under at <a href="/schools/middle-school/duniway-middle-school">Duniway Middle School</a> and <a href="/schools/elementary-school/wascher-elementary-school">Wascher Elementary School</a> from June 20 to Aug. 12. Breakfast and lunch will be served at Duniway, and lunch will be served at Wascher.</p><p>Adults may not eat meals served to children, but they may purchase breakfast for $2.50 or lunch for $3.75.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/free-summer-meal-program-starts-june-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:19:42 +0000 Marcia Latta 12863 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MACA students named community media superstars http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/maca-students-named-community-media-superstars <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MACA-MCM.jpg?1307637328" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/es/schools/high-school/media-arts-communications-academy">Media Arts and Communications Academy </a>students Jake Fitzgerald, Trevor Constans, and <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Logan</st1:place></st1:city> Brown were recognized by <a href="http://www.mcm11.org/">McMinnville Community Media</a> for excellence in video production. The students, led by instructor <a href="/es/bio/liz-randall">Liz Randall</a>, have&nbsp; taped each McMinnville City Club meeting this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/maca-students-named-community-media-superstars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MACA Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:21:06 +0000 Marcia Latta 12783 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us McMinnville School District holds earthquake drill today http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-school-district-holds-earthquake-drill-today <p dir="LTR">McMinnville School District is testing earthquake procedures today as part of the Yamhill County Emergency Team Earthquake Preparedness Drill. If there were a real earthquake emergency, you would see the following messages:</p><p dir="LTR"><strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><em><span lang="en-us"><font face="Corbel">THIS IS JUST A COMMUNICATIONS TEST. THERE IS NO EARTHQUAKE!</font></span></em></span></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-school-district-holds-earthquake-drill-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:50:02 +0000 Marcia Latta 12773 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway student wins national award for promoting respect and acceptance http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-student-wins-national-award-promoting-respect-and-acceptance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Cantrell.jpg?1359125041" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Duniway Middle School student Caitlynn Cantrell has been selected as the national Lovin Compassion Award winner by the <a href="http://www.lovinscoopful.com/home.aspx">Lovin Spoonful Ice Cream Company</a>.</p><p>Caitlynn was nominated for her dedication to promoting acceptance and respect for all students. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-student-wins-national-award-promoting-respect-and-acceptance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 21:59:19 +0000 Marcia Latta 12673 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway students use iPads to support classroom lessons http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-students-use-ipads-support-classroom-lessons <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Duniway-ipads.JPG?1307134095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/schools/middle-school/duniway-middle-school">Duniway Middle School</a> is expanding educational opportunities for sixth graders with new technology. The school purchased 30 <a href="http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/">iPads</a>, a charging cart, headphones, microphones and educational apps with an <a href="http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/announcements/announcement.aspx?ID=4882&amp;TypeID=4">Ed Tech grant</a>.</p><p>Seven sixth-grade core teachers are now incorporating them into their classroom instruction. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-students-use-ipads-support-classroom-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Duniway Middle School grants technology Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:48:17 +0000 Marcia Latta 12733 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students show skills in MACA Spring Exhibition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-show-skills-maca-spring-exhibition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/NeysaElbonBekkaEstrada.jpg?1307126854" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span lang="en-us"><font size="2" face="Arial">Last week, <a href="/schools/high-school/media-arts-communications-academy">Media Arts and Communications Academy</a> students submitted some of their best media work at the school's annual Spring Exhibition. Students at all grade levels pres</font></span><span lang="en-us"><font size="2" face="Arial">ented projects on a variety of topics in four different categories: still image, moving image, communications and computer. </font></span> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-show-skills-maca-spring-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MACA Thu, 02 Jun 2011 04:30:47 +0000 Marcia Latta 12713 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Nutrition Services newsletter lists school year accomplishments http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/nutrition-services-newsletter-lists-school-year-accomplishments <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MSDNutrition-logo.jpg?1306445956" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>See the <a href="/departments/nutrition-services">Nutrition Services</a> accomplishments for this school year and goals for next in the department <a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/WellnessNewsletter-2011.pdf">Wellness Committee newsletter</a>. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/nutrition-services-newsletter-lists-school-year-accomplishments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nutrition Tue, 24 May 2011 18:49:08 +0000 Marcia Latta 12613 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton student film is 2011 Youth Silent Film Festival finalist http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-student-film-2011-youth-silent-film-festival-finalist <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Patton.jpg?1306252957" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A group of aspiring filmmakers from Patton Middle School is getting a taste of big screen success. Their film, <em>Cane Killer</em> is one of 45 finalists in the <a href="http://www.makesilentfilm.com/">2011 Youth Silent Film Festival</a>. It will be screened by a celebrity jury pool at a showing in Portland next week.</p><p>The jury includes Gus Van Sant, Tom DeSanto, Chuck Palahnuik and Kerry O'Quinn. Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded to the finalists during this showing. Final judging will be in June.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-student-film-2011-youth-silent-film-festival-finalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Patton Middle School Fri, 20 May 2011 22:35:02 +0000 Marcia Latta 12633 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS theater students perform "Letters to Lucerne" this weekend http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-theater-students-perform-letters-lucerne-weekend <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MHS-LetterstoLucerne.JPG?1305759011" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville High School drama students will close the school theater season with a final play this weekend. Thirteen MHS students will perform <em>Letters to Lucerne</em> in Anderson Auditorium on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. See <a href="/news/event/mhs-play-letters-lucerne">performance information</a>. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-theater-students-perform-letters-lucerne-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MHS Wed, 18 May 2011 22:49:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 12313 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Middle school students bring marching band to town http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/middle-school-students-bring-marching-band-town <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Patton-DuniwayAlienDaze.JPG?1305651660" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><font size="2">The combined Duniway/Patton band students participated in this year's Alien Day Parade on Saturday, May 14. There were 130 students from both schools. Middle school band instructor <a href="/bio/marc-dana">Marc Dana</a> said it was the first middle school marching band in more than 20 years.</font> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/middle-school-students-bring-marching-band-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Duniway middle school music Patton Tue, 17 May 2011 14:14:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 12273 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us "Singlish" helps reinforce English lessons http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/singlish-helps-reinforce-english-lessons <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/May2011%20052.JPG?1305652430" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newby kindergarten students are dancing and singing and learning English. The English language learner (ELL) students use "Singlish"—music that teaches and reinforces English lessons. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/singlish-helps-reinforce-english-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ELL Newby Fri, 13 May 2011 04:56:03 +0000 Marcia Latta 12223 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Kindergarten registration is today http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kindergarten-registration-today <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Wascher-kindergartners.JPG?1305218909" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="content"><p>Parents of children entering kindergarten this fall may register their children for school at the McMinnville School District’s annual kindergarten registration today, May 12, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at each of the <a href="/schools/elementary-schools">elementary schools</a>. </p></div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/kindergarten-registration-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> enrollment kindergarten Wed, 11 May 2011 17:44:56 +0000 Marcia Latta 12213 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Get MHS news at Bruin Online http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/get-mhs-news-bruin-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/BruinOnline.jpg?1305215540" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="LTR">The MHS student Newspaper, <em>The Bruin</em>, now has an <a href="http://mhsbruin.com/">online edition</a>, which will have frequent MHS news updates.&nbsp;</p><p dir="LTR">"<em>The Bruin</em> staff is committed to updating the web site daily," said student newspaper advisor <a href="/bio/katherine-beyer">Katherine Beyer</a>. "New stories will be posted continuously. There will also be new features coming soon," she said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/get-mhs-news-bruin-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bruin MHS Thu, 05 May 2011 17:00:31 +0000 Marcia Latta 12083 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-7 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/teacher-appreciation-week-may-2-7 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/mhs-April2011%20007.JPG?1304376969" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The important contribution that teachers make to students is recognized officially this week as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Join students, parents, community members and staff in thanking a teacher for all they do every day.</p><p><a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/TeacherAppreciationWeek-2011.pdf">Read the School Board proclamation.</a></p> Teacher appreciation week Mon, 02 May 2011 04:42:41 +0000 Marcia Latta 11823 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS students place first in FFA competitions http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-place-first-ffa-competitions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/statefloralwinners2011arrangements.jpg?1304003925" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="LTR"><strong>See a <a href="http://vimeo.com/22953210">horticulture student-produced video</a> for the May 5-6 plant sale.</strong></p><p dir="LTR">MHS Horticulture FFA students won top spots at two state contests this weekend. Students competed in the State Nursery competition in Junction City on April 22 and the Floriculture competition in Silverton on April 23. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-place-first-ffa-competitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 20:06:27 +0000 Marcia Latta 11783 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us School Volunteer Recognition Week is April 17-23 http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-volunteer-recognition-week-april-17-23 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Columbus-April20-006.JPG?1303323105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During School Volunteer Recognition Week, schools are taking time to thank the many parent and community volunteers who contribute to the success of schools, staff and students. Volunteers donate countless hours throughout the school year to provide classroom and individual student assistance, PTA and site council leadership and fundraising support. Thank you, school volunteers!</p><p><strong>Read the <a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/Proclamation-SchoolVolunteerWeek.pdf">School Board proclamation</a>.</strong></p> proclamations volunteers Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:42:06 +0000 Marcia Latta 11393 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Sign up now for girls' science, technology, engineering and math camp http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/sign-now-girls-science-technology-engineering-and-math-camp <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/EASA_020.JPG?1303154336" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Registration is now open for the second STEM camp for girls in grades 6-8. The four-day camp provides hands-on instruction in science, technology, engineering and math at the <a href="../schools/high-school/mcminnville-high-school-engineering-aerospace-sciences-academy">EASA </a>campus at <a href="http://sprucegoose.com/">Evergreen Aviation Museum</a>. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/sign-now-girls-science-technology-engineering-and-math-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EASA girls grants STEM camp Mon, 18 Apr 2011 05:36:20 +0000 Marcia Latta 7973 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MACA students earn college credit for graphic design course http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/maca-students-earn-college-credit-graphic-design-course <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/all_0.jpg?1302878743" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><font size="2"><a href="/schools/high-school/media-arts-communications-academy">MACA </a>Still Image 2 students produced projects with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to test their skills. The course provides college credit and is taught by <a href="/bio/elizabeth-randall">Liz Randall</a>.</font></p><p><font size="2">The sample designs modernize the American Dollar and design and advertise a new product.</font> <strong><font size="2">See the <a href="/book-page/maca-student-work">student samples</a>.</font></strong></p> MACA Fri, 15 Apr 2011 04:37:32 +0000 Marcia Latta 11713 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Preschool program gets students ready to learn http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/preschool-program-gets-students-ready-learn <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Newby%20migrant%20preschool%20024.jpg?1302796431" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Juana Chavez's preschool class at Newby Elementary School, students are not only learning early academic basics; they are learning how to learn. The migrant preschool program focuses on getting students prepared for kindergarten. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/preschool-program-gets-students-ready-learn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ELL migrant students Spanish Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:13:53 +0000 Marcia Latta 11583 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton students win Western Oregon Waste recycling poster contest http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-win-western-oregon-waste-recycling-poster-contest <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/WOWPoster-Patton2.jpg?1302718489" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/schools/middle-school/patton-middle-school">Patton Middle School</a> seventh graders German Vera (smiling earth image, left) and Allison Pope ("Why?" image, below) were among the 13 student winners in the 2010 Recycling Awareness Week Poster contest. The posters, which focus on recycling, have been compiled into a calendar by Yamhill County.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-students-win-western-oregon-waste-recycling-poster-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dunniway Patton Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:12:36 +0000 Marcia Latta 11563 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Band students qualify for state solo competition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/band-students-qualify-state-solo-competition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Band-KelschFloratos.JPG?1304532612" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>Photo by Ashley Stolp, MACA Sophomore</em></span></p><p>Sophomore David Floratos and senior Jordan Kelsch will represent MHS on tenor saxophone at the 2011 OSAA Oregon State Solo Contest on April 30 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/band-students-qualify-state-solo-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MHS Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:08:06 +0000 Marcia Latta 11553 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS sophomore places first at cheer finals in Florida http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-sophomore-places-first-cheer-finals-florida <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Lakeridge-Cheer.JPG?1301928749" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://mail.msd.k12.or.us/exchange/mlatta/Inbox/Final%20cheer%20competition%20results.EML/#"><font color="#000000" size="2"><nobr></nobr></font></a>Sophomore Hannah Lang took first place <font size="2">in the Senior Prep Individuals Division </font>at the Am<font size="2">eriCheer Internationals competition in Florida during spring break. </font><font size="2">She received a first-place trophy and was interviewed by ESPN. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWfODkdErfk">See the video</a> on youtube showing parts of her routine and interview. </font></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-sophomore-places-first-cheer-finals-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MHS Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:52:29 +0000 Marcia Latta 11543 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Musical Bears take MHS Battle of the Bands title http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/musical-bears-take-mhs-battle-bands-title <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MusicalBears-MHS.jpg?1301597676" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>See the <a href="http://vimeo.com/21735777">video of MHS Battle of the Bands winners, <em>The Musical Bears.</em></a></p><p>The group includes junior Kyle Chambers, banjo player and lead singer extraordinaire; junior Tim Anderson, out-of-this-world acoustic guitarist; junior Garrett Ewing, jamming on the string bass; and sophomore Penn Sumner, vocals and smokin’ hot fiddle player.The Musical Bears won the annual competition during a “cheer-off” at a school assembly.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/musical-bears-take-mhs-battle-bands-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Band MHS music Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:54:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 11483 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Jaycees recognize excellence in service to schools http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/jaycees-recognize-excellence-service-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Jaycees.jpg?1301458086" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The annual <a href="http://www.mcminnvillejaycees.com/#%21">McMinnville Jaycees</a> Distinguished Service Awards recognized contributions from two individuals with a long history of dedicated service to students in McMinnville schools.</p><p>Longtime School Board member <strong>Francis Charbonnier</strong> was named Man of the Year at the awards banquet on March 21. MHS college writing instructor <strong>Kerrie Savage</strong> was named Educator of the Year.</p><p><strong>Francis Charbonnier</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/jaycees-recognize-excellence-service-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards Jaycees MHS School Board Wed, 30 Mar 2011 04:08:07 +0000 Marcia Latta 11493 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway students clear trash at annual beach cleanup http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-students-clear-trash-annual-beach-cleanup <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SOLV-DuniwayStudents.JPG?1301425167" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On March 26, 37 <a href="http://www.schools.msd.k12.or.us/duniway/Default.html">Duniway Middle School</a> students joined the estimated 3,300 volunteers to clean up Oregon beaches in the <a href="http://www.solv.org/programs/spring_beach_cleanup.asp">SOLV spring beach cleanup</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-students-clear-trash-annual-beach-cleanup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:38:30 +0000 Marcia Latta 11503 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS horticulture videos document student work, promote literacy skills http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-horticulture-videos-document-student-work-promote-literacy-skills <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Untitled.jpg?1300467245" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><font size="2">MHS students are using a video camera they received as part of a <a href="http://www.mwec.org/instructors/professional-technical-education.php">grant </a>from the <a href="http://www.mwec.org/">Mid-Willamette Education Consortium</a> to showcase their horticulture skills and expand their speaking and literacy skills.The students have produced three videos with their <a href="http://www.theflip.com/en-us/">Flip </a>video camera. </font></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-horticulture-videos-document-student-work-promote-literacy-skills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> horticulture MHS Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:03:50 +0000 Marcia Latta 11443 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS FFA team places first in floriculture competition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-ffa-team-places-first-floriculture-competition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DistrictFloriculture2011.jpg?1300213591" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="LTR"><span lang="en-us"><font face="Arial" size="2">McMinnville High School FFA placed first in the team competition at the FFA floriculture contest this weekend. In individual placement, McMinnville FFA members swept first</font></span><span lang="en-us"><font face="Arial" size="2"> through sixth</font></span><span lang="en-us"><font face="Arial" size="2"> place:</font></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-ffa-team-places-first-floriculture-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:02:52 +0000 Marcia Latta 11383 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton drama students take theatre field trip to Portland http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-drama-students-take-theatre-field-trip-portland <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DSCN0173.jpg?1299705721" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Earlier this month, 40 Patton Middle School drama students traveled to Portland for a field trip. The students toured <a href="http://www.pcs.org/">Portland Center Stage</a>, spoke to professionals from <a href="http://fusepdx.moonfruit.com/">FUSE Theatre Ensemble</a> and <a href="http://www.artistsrep.org/">Artists Repertory Theatre (ART)</a> and participated in a stage combat workshop at <a href="http://www.actorsconservatory.com/">Portland Actors Conservancy</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-drama-students-take-theatre-field-trip-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> field trip Patton theatre Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:22:02 +0000 Marcia Latta 11353 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton team wins regional Battle of the Books title, Grandhaven takes second place http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-team-wins-regional-battle-books-title-grandhaven-takes-second-place <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Patton-BOTB.JPG?1299694746" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Two District teams will advance to state finals in the <a href="http://oboblsta.pbworks.com/w/page/5653620/FrontPage">Battle of the Books</a> reading competition after competing in the regional finals on March 5. <strong>Patton Middle School's Fluffy Bunnies team</strong>, pictured above, and <strong>Grandhaven Elementary School's team</strong>, pictured below, will represent the McMinnville School District at the state level in Salem on April 16.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-team-wins-regional-battle-books-title-grandhaven-takes-second-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battle of the Books Grandhaven Patton Tue, 08 Mar 2011 05:26:45 +0000 Marcia Latta 11323 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Thank you, Classified Employees! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/thank-you-classified-employees <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Central%20010_0.JPG?1299877705" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>March 7-11 is Classified Employee Week. This week, we are honoring and recognizing the dedicated support staff who serve our students, schools and district.</p><p>Classified employees are the "backbone" of the public school system, providing support and working directly with students, staff, parents, volunteers, business partners and community members.</p><p>Classified employees are secretaries, educational assistants, food service workers, custodians, maintenance workers, bus drivers and more.</p><p>Thank you, classified staff!</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/thank-you-classified-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> classified employees staff appreciation Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:18:58 +0000 Marcia Latta 11293 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway library assistant publishes story in "Chicken Soup" series http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-library-assistant-publishes-story-chicken-soup-series <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/VanDyke.JPG?1299517890" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><font size="2"><a href="/bio/deborah-k-van-dyke">Deborah Van Dyke</a>, library assistant at </font><font size="2">Duniway Middle School, recently published a short story, "The Rescue," in the </font><font size="2">new <a href="http://www.chickensoup.com/cs.asp?cid=comingsoon"><em>Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat's Life</em></a>. The book is scheduled for release April 12, 2011. </font></p><p><font size="2">Deborah has lived in Yamhill County for 24 years and is mother of two daughters, both graduates of McMinnville High School.</font></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-library-assistant-publishes-story-chicken-soup-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Duniway staff awards Mon, 07 Mar 2011 14:27:03 +0000 Marcia Latta 11313 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students ready for district and regional Battle of the Books competition http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-ready-district-and-regional-battle-books-competition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/BattleBooks-Memorial.JPG?1299267552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On <a href="http://readacrossamerica.org/">Read Across America Day</a>, Memorial Elementary School's Battle of the Books champs, the Lightning Bolts, could be found in the school library. The team was readying for tonight's District competition at McMinnville High School where all reigning McMinnville teams will compete. The elementary teams will vie to win the District trophy before competing again at regionals on Saturday, and the middle school teams will vie for the right to represent the District at the regional competition on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-ready-district-and-regional-battle-books-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battle of the Books Thu, 03 Mar 2011 15:15:18 +0000 Marcia Latta 11243 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us McMinnville Education Foundation grant funds new library books at Memorial http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-education-foundation-grant-funds-new-library-books-memorial <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_6526.JPG?1299173124" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="/MEF">McMinnville Education Foundation</a> awarded more than $40,000 in grants to teachers for student programs last November. Since then, teachers have started using the grant funds for their programs.</p><p>"The foundation does so much for us," said Memorial Librarian <a href="/bio/joyce-lowry">Joyce Lowry</a>, whose "Going Graphic" grant allowed her to purchase popular graphic novels that would appeal to struggling readers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mcminnville-education-foundation-grant-funds-new-library-books-memorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> grants McMinnville Education Foundation MEF Memorial Wed, 02 Mar 2011 21:14:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 11233 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Technology makes EASA a SMART Showcase School http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/technology-makes-easa-smart-showcase-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/_MG_0031.jpg?1297962754" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Technology is a key part of the <a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/schools/high-school/mcminnville-high-school-engineering-aerospace-sciences-academy">Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy (EASA)</a>. The 96 MHS students who are enrolled in the program benefit from the hands-on learning opportunities in the EASA classrooms at the <a href="http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/">Evergreen Aviation Museum</a> and the state-of-the-art technology.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/technology-makes-easa-smart-showcase-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EASA STEM Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:32:08 +0000 Marcia Latta 11143 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS cheerleaders win state championship rankings http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-cheerleaders-win-state-championship-rankings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MHS-Cheer.JPG?1297790205" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: rgb(178, 34, 34);"><strong>UPDATE</strong></span>: Congratulations to the MHS cheer team for the third place win in the coed division at the <a href="http://www.osaa.org/cheer/">OSAA State Cheerleading Championship</a> on Feb. 12.</p><p>MHS cheerleaders have showcased their school spirit and placed in the top two in competitions since the beginning of the year. The team placed first at competitions at Lake Oswego, Lakeridge, Wilson and Jesuit high schools and second place at Tualatin High School.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-cheerleaders-win-state-championship-rankings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cheerleaders competition MHS Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:38:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 11083 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Field trip takes middle school girls to Oregon Coast Aquarium http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/field-trip-takes-middle-school-girls-oregon-coast-aquarium <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Aquarium-rays.jpg?1297790532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Jan. 27, 40 girls from Patton and Duniway visited the <a href="http://aquarium.org/">Oregon Coast Aquarium</a> in Newport. The girls took part in a classroom experience where they had a chance to study Oregon coast&nbsp; intertidal creatures including barnacles, sea anemones, and mollusks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/field-trip-takes-middle-school-girls-oregon-coast-aquarium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> field trips STEM Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:00:39 +0000 Marcia Latta 11053 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Superintendent's coffee to discuss budget reductions is tonight http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/superintendents-coffee-discuss-budget-reductions-tonight <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/coffee.jpg?1297176993" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Please come to a <a href="../../sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/SUPERINTENDENT_COFFEE2011.pdf">Superintendent's Coffee</a> on tonight at <a href="../../schools/elementary-school/columbus-elementary-school">Columbus Elementary School</a>. We want to hear about your budget priorities, and we would like your input on the online <a href="../../news/parents-staff-and-community-members-please-complete-web-survey-about-our-budget">budget reduction survey</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/superintendents-coffee-discuss-budget-reductions-tonight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:56:35 +0000 Marcia Latta 10703 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS Twilighters win jazz honors http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-twilighters-win-jazz-honors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Twilighters.jpg?1296841963" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><font size="2">The McMinnville High School Twilighters </font>won the <font size="2">Clark College Vocal Jazz Festival on Jan. 27 and </font>qualified for regional<font size="2">. </font><font size="2">The Twilighter rhythm section, Bethany Humlie, Matt Silver, Jordan Kelsch and Alex Bean received Outstanding Musician awards.</font></p><p><font size="2">"The Twilighters performed extremely well in the final round and won the festival," said choir director Dana Libonati. </font></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-twilighters-win-jazz-honors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards MHS music Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:52:03 +0000 Marcia Latta 10983 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Fifth graders learn physics lessons at EASA http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/fifth-graders-learn-physics-lessons-easa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Dec.2010-Jan2011%20003.JPG?1296592077" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville fifth graders are using skateboards to learn physics. A field trip to Evergreen Aviation Museum and help from <a href="/schools/high-school/mcminnville-high-school-engineering-aerospace-sciences-academy">EASA </a>and <a href="/schools/high-school/mcminnville-high-school">MHS </a>students are giving the elementary students a hands-on lesson in friction, gravity and magnetic forces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/fifth-graders-learn-physics-lessons-easa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:34:22 +0000 Marcia Latta 10933 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Rotary members distribute dictionaries to fourth graders http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/rotary-members-distribute-dictionaries-fourth-graders <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Dec.2010-Jan2011%20043.JPG?1296600964" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This month, fourth graders area fourth graders got a boost in building their vocabularies with free dictionaries from <a href="http://www.rotary.org">Rotary International</a>.</p><p>The project is a joint venture between the Rotary Club of McMinnville, the McMinnville Sunrise Rotary, and the Rotary Club of Sheridan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/rotary-members-distribute-dictionaries-fourth-graders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> contributions dictionarys elementary school Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:06:25 +0000 Marcia Latta 10863 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Students speak to astronauts during NASA downlink at Evergreen Aviation Museum http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-speak-astronauts-during-nasa-downlink-evergreen-aviation-museum <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/NASA.png?1295632408" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Watch a <a href="http://www.kptv.com/news/26550397/detail.html">video story</a> from the event.</strong></p><p>On Wednesday, Jan. 18, McMinnville students dialed up astronauts for a long-distance conversation about life in space. Students were selected from around the District to participate in a downlink at <a href="http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/">Evergreen Aviation Museum</a> based on winning essay and drawing entries. Students from all other McMinnville schools watched remotely.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/students-speak-astronauts-during-nasa-downlink-evergreen-aviation-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 06:01:42 +0000 Marcia Latta 10843 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MACA's student-produced videos share positive messages and reminders http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/macas-student-produced-videos-share-positive-messages-and-reminders <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Responsibility.jpg?1295324613" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/schools/high-school/media-arts-communications-academy">MACA </a>student announcements are broadcast in school daily via video feed. Students also see video advertisements with helpful reminders about topics such as school pride, responsibility, recycling and other civic messages.</p><p>To see some of the student-produced videos, visit the <a href="http://vimeo.com/groups/76376">MACA group</a> on the <a href="http://vimeo.com/channels/123380">District Vimeo channel</a>.</p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 04:18:54 +0000 Marcia Latta 10813 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us January is School Board Recognition Month http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/january-school-board-recognition-month <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Board2010-11-group_0.jpg?1294868334" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Thank you to the McMinnville Schools Board of Directors!</strong></p><p><strong>Janis Braich, </strong><strong>Kathy Cabe, </strong><strong>Francis Charbonnier, </strong><strong>Nicole Obrist, </strong><strong>Stan Primozich, Tim Roberts and Larry Vollmer</strong></p><p><em><a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/BoardProc001.pdf">See the District Proclamation</a></em></p><p><a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/SchoolBoardRecognition_Proclamation.pdf"><em>See the Governor's Proclamation</em></a></p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:05:12 +0000 Marcia Latta 10783 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Budget work session kicks off 2011-12 budget process http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/budget-work-session-kicks-2011-12-budget-process <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Picture1.png?1294089415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Due to a decline in state resources, school districts will continue to experience economic challenges. A series of budget meetings is scheduled through June to review budget needs and recommend funding priorities to the School Board for the 2011-12 school year.</p><p>At the Nov. 29 meeting, <a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/BudgetCommitteeandSchoolBoard2011-12-members.pdf">Budget Committee</a> members received background information in a<a href="/node/10523"> special budget work session</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/budget-work-session-kicks-2011-12-budget-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 20:10:53 +0000 Marcia Latta 10643 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Oregon Coast Aquarium brings ocean to Buel students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/oregon-coast-aquarium-brings-ocean-buel-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Buel%20Aquarium%20Assembly%20020-1.jpg?1291921103" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/schools/elementary-school/buel-elementary-school">Buel Elementary School</a> students didn't go to the ocean, but the <a href="http://www.aquarium.org">Oregon Coast Aquarium</a> brought ocean life to them. During an assembly on Dec. 7, the students learned about marine animals and ocean life, and some helped bri<img alt="" src="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/BuelAquarium-2_0.jpg" style="width: 235px; height: 314px; float: left; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px;" />ng the animal lessons to life by dressing as a barnacle, sea star, anemone octopus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/oregon-coast-aquarium-brings-ocean-buel-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Dec 2010 18:58:23 +0000 Marcia Latta 10593 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Plant of the month program showcases MHS horticulture class http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/plant-month-program-showcases-mhs-horticulture-class <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/poinsettia3_1_.jpg?1291583039" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><font size="2">MHS horticulture teacher Kerry Naylor's students are making their classroom projects available to the public in a five-month plant-of-the-month (POM) program starting this month.</font> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/plant-month-program-showcases-mhs-horticulture-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 05 Dec 2010 21:02:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 10503 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS choir students selected for honor choirs http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-choir-students-selected-honor-choirs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/McMinnvilleChoir.jpg?1290098898" /> </div> </div> </div> <div><p>Five McMinnville High School Choir students were selected to participate in two honor choir festivals in 2011. </p></div><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-choir-students-selected-honor-choirs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards choir MHS music Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:27:25 +0000 Marcia Latta 10453 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us FFA nursery and floral teams earn awards http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/ffa-nursery-and-floral-teams-earn-awards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/FFA-NurseryTeam.jpg?1289403512" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="LTR">MHS FFA students kicked off the season with competitions on Nov. 5 and 6 in Vancouver, Wash. The nursery team placed fourth in the test category and seventh in sweepstakes out of 17 teams at a nursery contest </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/ffa-nursery-and-floral-teams-earn-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FFA MHS Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:31:05 +0000 Marcia Latta 10293 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS Band Director Jeff Hornick honored by National Band Association http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-band-director-jeff-hornick-honored-national-band-association <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Hornick_DirectorAward.jpg?1289249668" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, Band Director Jeff Hornick was presented with the <a href="http://www.nationalbandassociation.org/">National Band Association</a> Citation of Excellence for his contributions to bands and music. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-band-director-jeff-hornick-honored-national-band-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Band Jeff Hornick MHS Mon, 08 Nov 2010 18:32:53 +0000 Marcia Latta 10143 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Actors teach Patton students lessons about navigating technology and information http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/actors-teach-patton-students-lessons-about-navigating-technology-and-information <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Patton_Assembly.jpg?1288814608" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, <a href="/schools/middle-school/patton-middle-school">Patton Middle School</a> students enjoyed a live performance from the <a href="http://www.octc.org/">Oregon Children's Theatre</a> with a moral about how to navigate today's information age. The production, called "Texting the Sun," was funded by a grant from <a href="http://www.kaiserpermanente.org/">Kaiser Permanente</a>. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/actors-teach-patton-students-lessons-about-navigating-technology-and-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 20:03:29 +0000 Marcia Latta 10103 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us School phone lines have been restored http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-phone-lines-have-been-restored <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Update:</span> After a temporary outage due to technical problems, school phone lines have been restored and should be operating in all buildings. If you have problems reaching a school office, call the main district office line for assistance, 503-565-4000.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 19:08:24 +0000 Marcia Latta 10083 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MACA videos inform and motivate students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/maca-videos-inform-and-motivate-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MACA-teacher2.jpg?1288752818" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every day, <a href="/schools/high-school/media-arts-communications-academy">MACA </a>students get their news and announcements through student-produced videos. They also see motivational video ads, such as this<a href="http://vimeo.com/16256164"> "Why do you like being a teacher?" video</a> produced by MACA faculty for their students. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/maca-videos-inform-and-motivate-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MACA student videos Wed, 03 Nov 2010 02:53:38 +0000 Marcia Latta 10063 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Class for Spanish-speaking parents a success http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/class-spanish-speaking-parents-success <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Spanish-parents.JPG?1292016044" /> </div> </div> </div> <P><SPAN lang=en-us>A new grant-funded class for parents is providing elementary and middle school instruction for Spanish-speaking parents in the McMinnville School District.</span></p> <P dir=ltr><SPAN lang=en-us>The program from the </span><FONT size=2>National Institute for Adult Education (INEA) </font><SPAN lang=en-us>teaches basic literacy skills and helps parents model study skills for their children.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/class-spanish-speaking-parents-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:21:38 +0000 Marcia Latta 10013 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us New grant will help more students prepare for college http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/new-grant-will-help-more-students-prepare-college <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Teller-MACA.JPG?1288120009" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanks to a new grant, more McMinnville graduates will be prepared for college. The one-year $48,500 College Access Challenge Grant Program will fund the <a href="/schools/high-school/mcminnville-high-school">MHS </a>and <a href="/schools/high-school/media-arts-communications-academy">MACA </a>Bridge to College Project, designed to increase the number of students attending college after high school. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/new-grant-will-help-more-students-prepare-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:06:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 9923 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Artist teaches brush painting to Memorial students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/artist-teaches-brush-painting-memorial-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Memorial_Lomassen.jpg?1288047506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Portland watercolor artist <a href="http://web.me.com/krugp/SAACAE2010/LOMMASSON_CINDY.html">Cindy Lommasson</a> is the fall artist-in-residence at <a href="/schools/elementary-school/memorial-elementary-school">Memorial Elementary School</a>. She specializes in Chinese brush painting, known as sumi-e. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/artist-teaches-brush-painting-memorial-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> art artist-in-residence Memorial Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:02:25 +0000 Marcia Latta 9873 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us School Board Director Francis Charbonnier honored for 30 years of service http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-board-director-francis-charbonnier-honored-30-years-service <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/francis.jpg?1287095922" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the Oct. 11 School Board meeting, long-time Board member Francis Charbonnier was recognized by the McMinnville Education Association and the Oregon School Employees Association for his years of service to McMinnville School District. MEA named a student scholarship for Francis and OSEA made a donation to the <a href="http://mac40kids.org/">McMinnville Education Foundation</a> in his name. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/school-board-director-francis-charbonnier-honored-30-years-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 22:38:42 +0000 Marcia Latta 9843 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Memorial students go to outdoor school http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/memorial-students-go-outdoor-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MemorialOutdoorSchool.jpg?1286824999" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, <a href="/schools/elementary-school/memorial-elementary-school">Memorial Elementary School </a>students got a taste of the outdoors during outdoor school. About 100 first through fifth graders spent afterschool hours at Metzger Park. The students rotated among hiking,&nbsp; fishing, art, stream life and outdoor cooking stations.</p><p>Outdoor school was supported by Memorial and <a href="http://www.ci.mcminnville.or.us/city/departments/parks-a-recreation-kob/">Kids on the Block</a> staff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/memorial-students-go-outdoor-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Oct 2010 19:23:20 +0000 Marcia Latta 9823 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Eighth-grade WEB leaders help new students navigate middle school http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/eighth-grade-web-leaders-help-new-students-navigate-middle-school <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/aug.sept_.2010%20005.JPG?1286461598" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><font size="2">Incoming sixth- and seventh-grade students were welcomed this year by the eighth-grade WEB students, who helped them ease the transition to middle school.</font></p><p><font size="2">WEB, <a href="http://www.boomerangproject.com/web">Where Everybody Belongs</a>, is a nationally-based middle school transition program</font> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/eighth-grade-web-leaders-help-new-students-navigate-middle-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> enrollment first day Patton Wed, 06 Oct 2010 19:34:52 +0000 Marcia Latta 9573 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us District wins $6.7 million federal grant http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-wins-67-million-federal-grant <p>McMinnville schools will get an extra boost from the federal government for student achievement gains. The district was awarded a five-year $6.7 million federal grant for teacher incentive programs. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/district-wins-67-million-federal-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 03:39:59 +0000 Marcia Latta 9673 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Cathy Carnahan is National Principal of the Year! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/cathy-carnahan-national-principal-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/IMG_6020_cropped.jpg?1286391276" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">In a surprise assembly at <a href="https://msd.orvsd.org/schools/middle-school/duniway-middle-school">Duniway Middle School</a> this morning, Cathy Carnahan was named the National Middle School Principal of the year.</p><p dir="ltr">The award was presented by representatives from MetLife and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Also attending were representatives from the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, Oregon School Boards Association, City of McMinnville and more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/cathy-carnahan-national-principal-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Duniway Thu, 09 Sep 2010 16:06:57 +0000 Marcia Latta 9493 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Buel summer library program keeps students reading http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/buel-summer-library-program-keeps-students-reading <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/BuelLibrary_0.JPG?1282067963" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During summer vacation, more than 100 students from the <a href="/schools/elementary-school/buel-elementary-school">Buel Elementary School</a> neighborhood kept up their reading skills by visiting the school library during summer hours every Thursday afternoon. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/buel-summer-library-program-keeps-students-reading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Aug 2010 22:56:13 +0000 Marcia Latta 9083 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway's Cathy Carnahan is one of three finalist for National Middle School Principal of the Year http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniways-cathy-carnahan-one-three-finalist-national-middle-school-principal-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/CCarnahan_video%20copy.jpg?1280427335" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/13445200">See a video of Cathy Carnahan, Finalist for National Middle School Principal of the Year</a>. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniways-cathy-carnahan-one-three-finalist-national-middle-school-principal-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cathy Carnahan Duniway middle school Mon, 19 Jul 2010 04:52:11 +0000 Marcia Latta 8333 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Summer meal program serves up breakfast and lunch http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/summer-meal-program-serves-breakfast-and-lunch <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/July2010_014.JPG?1279596455" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Three schools are serving up breakfast and lunch to children who are 18 and under as part of the <a href="/sites/www.msd.k12.or.us/files/SummerFoodService2010.pdf">summer food service program</a>. The meals are served at Newby and Wascher elementary schools and McMinnville High School </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/summer-meal-program-serves-breakfast-and-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food program school lunch summer school Fri, 09 Jul 2010 19:51:04 +0000 Marcia Latta 8303 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS has cheer and player representation at Les Schwab Bowl football game http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-has-cheer-and-player-representation-les-schwab-bowl-football-game <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/LesSchwabBowl_2.JPG?1278522776" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>McMinnville High School had good representation in this year's annual Les Schwab Bowl football game. Graduating seniors Taylor Ulbricht and Ronna Huntley were selected to cheer at the game, and graduating senior Michael Carrillo was selected to play on the South team. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-has-cheer-and-player-representation-les-schwab-bowl-football-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 Jul 2010 17:12:33 +0000 Marcia Latta 8063 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS students and staff produce end-of-year videos http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-students-and-staff-produce-end-year-videos <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/MHS.png?1277835577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Two end-of-year videos have been produced by <a href="/schools/high-school/mcminnville-high-school">McMinnville High School</a> students and staff members.</p><p><a href="http://www.schools.msd.k12.or.us/MHS/Video/VTS_01_1_4.html">"Echoes in the Hallway"</a> by <a href="/bio/donald-witten">Don Witten</a> and Andrew Murga celebrate the school's centennial year.</p><p><a href="http://www.schools.msd.k12.or.us/Videos/VTS_01_1_5.html">"A Legendary Story: Class of 2010"</a> is the 2010 Senior Music Video.</p> MHS videos Tue, 29 Jun 2010 18:16:13 +0000 Marcia Latta 8023 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS graduating class marks 100th commencement http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-graduating-class-marks-100th-commencement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/SeanBurke.JPG?1277321479" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span lang="en-us"><font face="Arial" size="2">On June 11, 384 MHS seniors graduated, making school history as the 100th graduating class from McMinnville High School. </font></span> </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-graduating-class-marks-100th-commencement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> graduation MHS Mon, 21 Jun 2010 17:34:42 +0000 Marcia Latta 7913 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Congratulations and thank you, retiring staff members! http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-and-thank-you-retiring-staff-members <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Kathleen%20Sill_0.jpg?1277321508" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year, eleven staff members are retiring from the McMinnville School District after years of dedicated service. They were honored in a recent ceremony by the School Board. Congratulations to the following staff and best wishes for a happy retirement! </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/congratulations-and-thank-you-retiring-staff-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> retirees Fri, 18 Jun 2010 22:38:49 +0000 Marcia Latta 7883 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Duniway Middle School names Peace Prize winners http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-middle-school-names-peace-prize-winners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/DuniwayPeacePrize.JPG?1277321548" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year,<a href="/schools/middle-school/duniway-middle-school"> Duniway Middle School</a> awards medals to three students who represent peace and peaceful resolution. This year, the awards went to students Chloe Zinda, Alexis Ober and Maria Saldana. In addition to the medals, their names will be added to the Peace Garden at the school. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/duniway-middle-school-names-peace-prize-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Duniway student awards Fri, 18 Jun 2010 03:37:53 +0000 Marcia Latta 7863 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Memorial students win challenge to raise pennies for Doernbecher http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/memorial-students-win-challenge-raise-pennies-doernbecher <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Doernbecher.jpg?1275713635" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Elementary school students pitched in their pennies to raise money for Doernbecher Children's Hospital. The McMinnville High School Doernbecher Club challenged elementary students to afundraising drive, which raised $2,500 for the hospital. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/memorial-students-win-challenge-raise-pennies-doernbecher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Doernbecher Memorial student fundraiser Sat, 05 Jun 2010 04:41:34 +0000 Marcia Latta 7393 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Patton seventh graders study habitats at Miller Woods http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-seventh-graders-study-habitats-miller-woods <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Patton84.JPG?1275589052" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, Patton Middle School seventh graders took their studies outside. The whole class traveled to <a href="http://www.millerwoods.org">Miller Woods</a> to wrap up the required environmental studies class with hands-on observations and data gathering. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/patton-seventh-graders-study-habitats-miller-woods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> outdoors Patton students Fri, 28 May 2010 15:04:13 +0000 Marcia Latta 7273 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS teacher receives OSU award for work with migrant students http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-teacher-receives-osu-award-work-migrant-students <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/CeciliaCasillasRentsch.JPG?1274899134" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MHS counselor and English Language Development (ELD) coordinator <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">CRentsch</span> [at] <span class="d">msd [dot] k12 [dot] or [dot] us</span><span class="t"> (Cecilia Casillas-Rentsch)</span></span> received the Harvest of Hope award from the <a href="http://oregonstate.edu/dept/camp/">OSU College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)</a> for her work to get migrant students ready for and accepted to college. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-teacher-receives-osu-award-work-migrant-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards migrant students staff Wed, 26 May 2010 18:35:28 +0000 Marcia Latta 7213 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS band students wrap up season with music awards http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-band-students-wrap-season-music-awards <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Saxophone_students.jpg?1273692099" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MHS band students wrapped up a successful music festival season at the State Solo Contest at Linfield College on May 1. Junior <strong>John-Martin Paddock </strong>placed fourth on Tuba and junior <strong>Jordan Kelsch</strong> placed sixth in both the Low (Tenor and Baritone) Saxophone and Guitar categories. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-band-students-wrap-season-music-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards MHS music Wed, 12 May 2010 19:20:31 +0000 Marcia Latta 6803 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us MHS Twilighters make their mark in Big Apple music festival http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-twilighters-make-their-mark-big-apple-music-festival <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Twilighters_NY2.JPG?1273687553" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the end of last month, McMinnville High School's <em>Twilighters </em>traveled to New York to compete in the Big Apple Classic at the College of Staten Island. The students, under the direction of Dana Libonati, topped 25 high school music groups from around the country to win the Grand Champion trophy for the highest festival scores. </p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/mhs-twilighters-make-their-mark-big-apple-music-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards MHS music Tue, 11 May 2010 17:48:07 +0000 Marcia Latta 6783 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Grant will fund science, technology, engineering, math camp for girls http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grant-will-fund-science-technology-engineering-math-camp-girls <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/3TaylorO%20060.jpg?1273683441" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>UPDATE: </strong></em>STEM camp is full. To add a student name to the waiting list, contact <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">gcraven</span> [at] <span class="d">msd [dot] k12 [dot] or [dot] us</span><span class="t"> (Gail Craven)</span></span>, 503-565-4004.</p><p>This summer, middle school girls can explore a range of exciting subjects in a four-day, hands-on summer camp. The Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) camp is funded by a grant from the <a href="http://www.aauw.org/">American Association of University Women</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/grant-will-fund-science-technology-engineering-math-camp-girls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> camp girls grants STEM Sat, 01 May 2010 00:29:37 +0000 Marcia Latta 5983 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Welcome to the new McMinnville School District Web page http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/welcome-new-mcminnville-school-district-web-page <p>The launch of our new Web site is part of our goal to improve the way we communicate with our parents, staff and community members. Through this site, we are expanding our access to program and staff information to help you find the tools you need to get information about your schools.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/welcome-new-mcminnville-school-district-web-page" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News web site Mon, 12 Apr 2010 23:54:40 +0000 Marcia Latta 1693 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us Tamale sale helps send students to Cesar Chavez Leadership Conference http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/tamale-sale-helps-send-students-cesar-chavez-leadership-conference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/sites/default/files/Tamale%20Final%20pic.jpg?1273689660" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In March, 53 MACA and MHS students attended the Cesar Chavez Leadership Conference at Western State University with help from a tamale fundraiser. </p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.msd.k12.or.us/news/tamale-sale-helps-send-students-cesar-chavez-leadership-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 admin 138 at http://www.msd.k12.or.us