IMESD News/Press

IMESD Announces Vacancy on Board of Directors

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The IMESD Board of Directors currently has a vacancy for its Zone #1 position. Persons interested in applying to serve on the IMESD Board of Directors must be a legally registered voter and reside within the boundaries of Zone #1 for one year preceding the appointment. Zone #1 applicants must reside within the boundary of one of the following school districts: Morrow, Ione, Ukiah, Pilot Rock or Umatilla. This position will run through June 30, 2019.

Please submit an application by 5:00 PM July 7, 2017 to Mark Mulvihill, IMESD, 2001 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801. Here is the application (MS Word).

For questions, please contact Board Secretary Marla Royal at 541-966-3102 or

iCan Bike Event Seeks Participants & Volunteers

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Participants and volunteers are still needed for the iCan Bike camp at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston from June 25 to June 30, 2017. The camp is organized by iCan Shine, a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle. This five-day camp requires riders to attend only one 75-minute session per day.

This camp is being hosted by Hermiston Kiwanis and supported by the Hermiston School District, the InterMountain ESD and numerous business and private donations.

Eastern Oregon High School Graduates Also Earn AAOT Degrees this Spring

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With support from the Eastern Promise program, 12 eastern Oregon students are graduating from high school and also earning their AAOT (Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer) degrees this May/June 2017. Here is the flyer celebrating these AAOT Completers.

Students from Three Counties Win Annual Spelling Contests

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More than 35 students from three counties participated in the Annual Spelling Contest sponsored by the InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) earlier this month. Students from Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties participated on May 8 at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton. The IMESD sponsors the spelling contests each year.  

The students who competed in the county competitions had already won a spelling contest in their division at their schools. There are three divisions: Division 1 (1st-5th grades), Division 2 (6th-8th grades) and Division 3 (9th-12th grades).