School Announcements

LAST CHANCE to Share Your Opinions!

District survey available through Sunday, May 24th! If you received an email, please use the link included, it is customized for you. If you did NOT receive an email, click here to access the survey.

PENDLETON – The Pendleton School District is starting the process to develop its next 10-year plan for the direction and vision of the district. One of the first steps is to gather input from students, parents, school staff and the Pendleton community to help district leaders better understand what is important to people in schools and in the district as a whole.

PSD is contracting with the company, Thoughtexchange, to direct an online learning process that allows communication from those affected by decisions made in the Pendleton School District. The process enables people to share their thoughts and priorities for the future of community schools.

There are three steps that individuals will be invited to participate in:

  1. Share – answer open-ended questions about education in our schools
  2. Star – review ideas from other stakeholders and star the ideas you like best
  3. Discover – learn wh at is important to the community as a whole

People received emails inviting them to participate in the Thoughtexchange survey. If you did not receive an email, you can click the link at the top of this announcement to register your email address.

This is an important first step in the development of long-term strategic thinking for our district. We believe the Thoughtexchange process will provide a user-friendly, interactive way to elicit crucial community input,” said Jon Peterson, PSD Superintendent.

For more information, please contact the Pendleton District Office at 541-276-6711.

THANK YOU PENDLETON FOUNDATION TRUST

West Hills was the recepient of a Grant from the Pendleton Foundation Trust for the purpose of purchasing 5 chromebooks per classroom.  Thanks to their generosity, we were able to purchase 35 chromebooks!

School Attendance - Every Day Matters

In 2013-2014, the Pendleton School District’s attendance rate was 93%. The PSD strives not only toward 100%, but to have the best school attendance rate in Oregon.

National research shows a clear connection between chronic student absenteeism and poor performance in school and on standardized tests.

Poor attendance in the first month of school can predict chronic absence for the entire school year.

Missing just 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year.

Help our kids get to school - Every Day Matters!

  • Click here for printable version of this poster (pdf)
  • Click here for a Proclamation from the Mayor (pdf)

 

Meal Price Changes for the 2014-2015 School Year (District Wide)

Elementary -  $2.10
Middle School - $2.35
High School - $2.70
Reduced for all grades is still $0.40
Milk $0.60
Adult $3.50

Elementary Breakfast price is still the same ($1.25)

Welcome to West Hills

A Positive Environment

Our classrooms are positive and nurturing environments where students and parents feel welcome.  All students will be challenged academically according to individual ability.  The social and emotional needs of the child will be integrated into the classroom instructional program.  Our staff will establish orderly routines and serve as models of positive interaction, stressing, cooperation and teamwork among children and each other.

Mission Statement

We believe in every student striving for success and are committed to providing opportunities for all to reach their highest potential.

We value uniqueness and individuality but also emphasize the importance of teamwork.

We strive to create a positive and stimulating environment where staff and students care for each other.

All staff and students will work together to help everyone reach their fullest potential.  Everyone will be treated with dignity and respect.

The following character traits will be emphasized:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Caring
  • Trustworthiness
  • Fairness
  • Citizenship