Please join us for soup and lets visit about what student success looks like in our school district based on our Strategic Plan. We will share what programs, services, needs we would like to address and improve; We shall then discuss and take input on how best to spend Student Success Act funds.
October 15, 2019, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
La Grande Middle School Cafeteria
1108 4th St. La Grande, OR 97850
The La Grande Literacy Alliance, in partnership with Mountain Valley Reading Council, sponsored a community event September 19th at the Willow gym. The goal of the event was to promote reading in the home. Originally planned as an outdoor activity in a city park, the event was moved to the gym due to weather constraints.
Although media and school-wide flyers quickly announced the change, organizers were concerned the change would affect attendance. However, approximately 50 families attended. "We had multiple comments expressing appreciation and requests to repeat the event," said Debbie Mills, member of the La Grande Literacy Alliance.
As families arrived at the event, tables of free books were on display for readers between ages 1 - 10. Families selected four books to read, then chose their favorite to take home. They recorded their selections on a "passport" and traded the passport for snacks before leaving.
Alliance volunteers roamed the crowd encouraging readers, restocking book displays and explaining the event to families as they entered the venue.
Each child left with approximately 20 minutes of reading, a free book and a cookie! 50 passports were collected at the end of the evening, representing 200 books read and 50 free books given away to children.
Strategic Planning Initiative
This school year La Grande School District is engaged in launching a Strategic Planning Initiative to identify and meet our future district goals, and we invite you to participate and support this journey with us!
The Strategic Planning process will result in a new Vision, Mission and Beliefs statements, 3-5 strategic goals and performance indicators to monitor student success and goal attainment. Overall the strategic plan will help guide us with financial investments; Decision making in the best interest of students and staff; Communication, and overall focus for our school district.
We invite you to support and give feedback with this important initiative through our online survey where we ask a set of 5 questions that will help us gather information, perspectives and insights from a variety of stakeholders in this community. Information that you share will be analyzed and used to help us establish values, beliefs, goals for our school district.
We hope you can encourage as many of our fellow school district parents, staff and community members to complete this survey. Please contact Gaye Young or George Mendoza at 541-663-3200 for more information.
Survey is now closed, thank you for your responses.