IMESD News/Press

IMESD Offers Free Hearing Screenings to Students this Fall

Release Date: 
8/25/2016

Again this year, the IMESD will provide free hearing screenings to public elementary school students at area schools this fall.

Hearing screenings are conducted annually by the IMESD’s Audiology Department for public school students in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties. The program is cooperatively sponsored by our 18 component school districts.

Annual Children’s Rodeo Scheduled for September 15

Release Date: 
8/25/2016

September means rodeo fun in Pendleton and for the IMESD! The annual Children’s Rodeo will occur on Thursday, September 15 at 10:30 AM in the Round-Up Grounds. This annual event, celebrating 32 years in 2016, provides children with special needs ages 5 through 12 years the opportunity to be cowboys and cowgirls inside the famous Round-Up Arena.

IMESD Releases Results of Testing for Lead in Water

Release Date: 
8/10/2016

This summer, the InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) tested drinking water sites at all of its buildings that are used by students for the potential presence of lead. These buildings included the main IMESD building in Pendleton, Lifeways Day Treatment Center in Pendleton, Punkin Center in Hermiston, the Joseph Building in La Grande, the Baker City Learning Center in Baker City and Outdoor School sites. Results from two companies, Table Rock Analytical Lab in Pendleton and Magic Valley Labs in Twin Falls, Idaho indicate that all sites were below the acceptable EPA limit.

IT Director Receives National Certification

Release Date: 
7/20/2016

Cheri Rhinhart, IMESD's Director of Information Technology, recently earned the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation. The CETL certification, awarded by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), signifies that Rhinhart has mastered the knowledge and skills needed to bring 21st century technology to K-12 school systems. There are approximately 233 individuals with CETL certification nationwide, and Rhinhart is one of only four certified in Oregon.