Heads up: Tomorrow's 8th grade football game (9/23) in Milton Freewater has been canceled. We'll update as needed if it is rescheduled.
Reminder: Sports pictures for volleyball, football, and cross country are tomorrow 9/22 right after school. Be sure that your athlete brings their uniform and picture packet order form.
Please see updated volleyball schedule: https://5il.co/1g7f6
Correction: 8th grade football game on Wednesday has been rescheduled for October 24th, there is no football game today. Sorry for any confusion.
Heads up: Today's 8th grade football game has been rescheduled to October 24th. Our next game for both 7th and 8th grade is on September 21st here at the LHS field.
Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students 09-01-22 La Grande School District will continue to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all district students for the 22-23 school year. The meals are available at all schools without the need for parents to complete any paperwork. The district is providing the meals for the second year through CEP, Community Eligibility Provision. According to Michelle Glover, Business Director at LGSD, the district qualified for the program before the pandemic based on the percentage of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. During the 21-22 school year, free meals were provided through pandemic-relief programs, but it was year one of CEP, which Glover said the district had to use last year. The good news, however, is that CEP is for a total of four years, so two years remain after this one. “Especially considering recent rises in food prices, we are pleased that the district can continue to provide free meals for all our students, because children having consistent nutrition contributes to student success in classrooms,” Glover said. For questions about free meals, please contact your child’s school. ###
LMS Monthly Newsletter Link is attached: https://5il.co/1hocn Please read for useful, up-to-date information!
Please see attached flyer for information on the next Conscious Discipline for Families Class.
Back to School Rally 08-24-22 While students were busy picking out new school backpacks and school supplies, their teachers and everyone else who supports their learning at La Grande School District were also getting ready for back to school. On Wednesday, August 24th, all employees of the district gathered in the high school auditorium for a Back to School Rally. This annual gathering before the new school year starts is a great opportunity for all staff to reconnect, meet new employees, get information from the district and get ready for the year together. “Our Rally is always a great, uplifting event when all LGSD employees gather and get motivated for the new school year. Being together to share district planning and goals is a good start for serving students,” said Scott Carpenter, Assistant Superintendent of LGSD. At the event, Carpenter gave a short overview of recent district summer camps, which served more than 1,000 students, and highlighted other district programs and plans. School principals introduced their building staffs. Shawn Brooks, fourth grade teacher at Central Elementary, shared some words about how he works to make his classroom successful by ensuring it’s a safe place where students trust him and the environment in order to learn most successfully. Finally, Braden Carson, valedictorian of the La Grande High School Class of 2022, spoke. Carson, who also won nine state championships during high school, talked about being positive, optimistic and kind, plus working hard and having a “no problem” mindset to resolve issues. He said his teachers at LGSD showed him that teaching is a lot more than educating kids, it’s inspiring kids and using their strengths to reach them. “You inspired me to do my greatest work,” Carson said. ###
Check out the latest edition of the La Grande Pride newsletter! https://5il.co/1gdw4
Please use the attached link if you would like to pre-order school pictures this year. https://www.barksdalestorefront.com/shop/login/?ac=0095471IN Picture day for LMS is September 7
CELL PHONES In an effort to improve positive school culture and the effectiveness of instructional time, LMS has updated our cell phone policy for the 22/23 school year. Personal cell phone use will not be allowed during the school day from the hours of 8AM to 3PM. Students bringing phones to school will be expected to turn phones off and leave them in their lockers for the duration of the school day (this includes passing periods and lunch). Students using cell phones to monitor personal medical health concerns will, of course, be allowed to use them, as usual, for their needs. Students will be allowed to use the office phone for contacting home, and messages to students can be passed through the main office. Personal cell phone use during school hours will result in the phone being placed in the main office and parents notified to pick it up at their convenience.
The first day of school for students in grades kindergarten through 7th grade, as well as 9th grade students will be Monday, August 29, 2022. Students in grades 8, 10, 11 and 12 will begin on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
Just in case you didn't receive our Back to School Newsletter previously, it is attached here: https://5il.co/1gacc It contains all of the information you and your student will need for returning to school this year.
Please see the link attached to access information regarding Student Accident Insurance. Health insurance is required for students to participate in school sports, if your student does not have health insurance this is an option for them so that they can participate. https://5il.co/1gann
Join us at the end of summer Community Block Party on September 8th!
Get ready for school!!
LMS is hiring two 6th grade Volleyball Coaches! If you are interested please click the link to apply. https://www.applitrack.com/lagrande/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Athletics%2fActivities
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We have an opening for a Spanish teacher at LHS! Join our Team! www.lagrandesd.org/jobs