La Grande Middle School
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1305 N. Willow St. │ La Grande, OR 97850 │ 541-663-3200 │ Fax 541-663-3215

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No School on Monday, January 20th

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The La Grande School District will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Conscious Discipline for Families

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This class series is FREE

Be the Person You Want Children to Be

  • Set Limits Respectfully
  • Notice and Connect with Children
  • Build Self-Esteem and Willpower
  • Teach Children to Manage their Emotions
  • Create Teaching Moments
  • Help Children Learn from Mistakes

Includes Dinner and Childcare at no cost!
Register by calling: 541-910-6280 Or 541-910-5646
*Pre-registration required

When: Thursdays,, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. January 23rd through March 12th
Where: Central Elementary

  • Dinner: 5:30-6:00 pm.
  • Class: 6:00-7:30 pm.

Dinner and childcare are provided at no cost to the participant

Class sponsored by the La Grande School District , Eastern Oregon University Head Start, and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

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Nominate Your Favorite Teacher!

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Do you know a great teacher? The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, is pleased to announce the continuation of Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year to honor exemplary educators in every region of the state!

  • Nominations are open statewide through January 31, 2020.
  • Oregon Education Service Districts will select a winner from their region.
  • Regional Teachers of the Year will be honored across the state in May 2020!

Regional Teachers of the Year will receive a cash prize of $500 and will be celebrated across the state.

Anyone can nominate a teacher! All Oregonians are encouraged to nominate their favorite teacher today at:

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2020 School Board Proclamation

We heart our School BoardWHEREAS, school boards create a vision for what students should know and be able to do;

WHEREAS, school boards establish dear standards for student performance;

WHEREAS, school boards ensure that student assessments are tied to established standards;

WHEREAS, school boards are accountable to the community for operating schools that support student achievement;

WHEREAS, school boards align school district resources to ensure that students meet standards;

WHEREAS, school boards create a climate that supports the philosophy that all children learn at high levels;

WHEREAS, school boards build collaborative relationships based on trust, teamwork and shared accountability; and

WHEREAS, school boards are committed to continuous education and training on issues related to student achievement;

NOW, THEREFORE, I hereby declare my appreciation to the members of the La Grande School Board and proclaim the month of January to be School Board Recognition Month.

I urge all citizens to join me in recognizing the dedication and hard work of local school board members in preparing today's students for tomorrow's world.


George Mendoza, Superintendent

Dated: January 13, 2020

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