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Employee Receives Statewide Award

Release Date: 
2/21/2017
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Lon Thornburg, Transition Network Facilitator at the InterMountain Education Service District, has been selected to receive the 2017 Innovative Agency Provider Award. Thornburg received the award at the Oregon Statewide Transition Conference in Portland on February 16, 2017. According to the award notification letter, Thornburg has been recognized for his “extraordinary contribution to vocational special needs education and outstanding professional support and for developing connections that create collaborative teamwork.”

Thornburg, who has worked for the IMESD for 12 years, helped create, develop and implement the Regional Job Club program, which connects special needs students ages 16 and over in rural schools with job opportunities. The current model is serving eight counties: Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa.

Building Educator Assessment Literacy (BEAL)

Event Date: 
3/8/2017
Event Time: 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host District: 
West Ed
Location: 
EOU in LaGrande
Instructor: 
Various

Link to registration coming soon

Science Curriculum Caravan

Event Date: 
2/21/2017
Event Time: 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host District: 
Intermountain ESD
Location: 
Intermountain ESD
Instructor: 
Various Publishers

Equity & Engagement Event Presents National Keynote Speaker

Release Date: 
1/27/2017
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The IMESD is partnering with several area agencies to bring a national keynote presentation and workshop to Pendleton on Friday, March 10. The Equity and Engagement event is at Sunridge Middle School and is designed for 6th – 12th grade instructors, counselors and administrators and post-secondary partners statewide. March 10 is designated as regional Inservice Day for eastern Oregon school districts.

The keynote speaker and facilitator is Dr. Meagan Pollock from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (www.napequity.org).

Equity and Engagement

Event Date: 
3/10/2017
Event Time: 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host District: 
Intermountain ESD
Location: 
Sunridge Middle School
Instructor: 
Various

Click here for the in-service day website and registration.

Public Invited to ODE Feedback Session -- POSTPONED due to weather

Release Date: 
1/10/2017
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School district administrators and staff, students, parents and community members from across eastern Oregon are invited to attend a community feedback session about education in Oregon on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 PM at Washington Elementary School in Pendleton, located at 1205 SE Byers Avenue. The event is FREE and open to the public.

This event is part of a series of feedback sessions being organized by the Oregon Department of Education across the state for people to give input on Oregon’s State Plan to improve student learning and determine how we can best support our schools to meet the needs of each and every student.

Students Invited to Technology Expo in March

Release Date: 
1/3/2017

Do you know a student interested in technology? Students across eastern Oregon are invited to the IMESD's annual STEP Technology Expo on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. This event is FREE and open to all students currently enrolled in 8th through 12th grades who attend one of the IMESD's component school districts.

IMESD Accepts Donation to Children's Rodeo

Release Date: 
12/21/2016

Swire Coca-Cola and Walmart of Pendleton recently donated $2,159 to the Children's Rodeo. The rodeo is an annual event organized by the IMESD that provides children with special needs the opportunity to be cowboys and cowgirls inside the famous Round-Up Arena. The rodeo is held on the Thursday of Round-Up Week, and celebrated 32 years in 2016.

Thank you to Swire Coca-Cola and Walmart for your generous support of this wonderful event for students in eastern Oregon!

Chief Stuart Roberts Honored with Statewide Police Award

Release Date: 
11/23/2016

Pendleton Chief of Police Stuart Roberts was recently awarded the Public Service Award from the Oregon Peace Officers Association (OPOA). This award is given to individuals who distinguish themselves and bring credit to the law enforcement profession by highly credible and unusual acts in the performance of public duties; such acts shall significantly rise above the expected norms of police or community service. Roberts was recognized for his work on the School Security Initiative he has spearheaded across eastern Oregon, through an agreement between the IMESD and the Pendleton Police Department.

Roberts received his award on Friday, November 4 at the annual awards banquet of the Oregon Peace Officers Association at the Spirit Mountain Conference Center in Grand Ronde, Oregon. Mark Mulvihill, superintendent of the IMESD, attended the banquet in support of Chief Roberts.

Memorial Day - Offices Closed

Event Date: 
5/29/2017