School Announcements

Upcoming Training Sessions for Parents of Children with Disabilites

There are 3 training sessions coming to Pendleton: Wraparound 101, Behaviors and the IEP, and 504 Plan or an IEP?. These trainings are provided by Oregon Family Support Network in collaboration with Pendleton SEPTA & Special Needs Families Connect.

Wraparound 101

Wraparound is a planning process to help children and their families realize their hopes and dreams. Attend this training and gain an understanding of "Systems of Care" and the Wraparound process, including the 10 Wraparound principles, how the principles guide the practice of Wraparound teams and how the family voice is valued in the process.

Download/print the flyer (pdf)

Date: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Back entrance to City Hall
501 SW Emigrant Ave.
Pendleton, Oregon

Registration is requested for this FREE, 3 hour training.


Behaviors and the IEP

Does your child's behavior affect their learning or the learning of other children in the classroom?

Please join us for a review of the protections provided to children under the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) as it relates to behavior in the school setting.

Download/print the flyer (pdf)

Date: Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Back entrance to City Hall
501 SW Emigrant Ave.
Pendleton, Oregon

Topics Include:

  • Overview of the law in OR
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA's)
  • Behavior Support Plans

Registration is requested for this FREE, 3 hour training.


504 Plan or an IEP? What's the difference?

Children with disabilities often need extra help in school. This training compares and contrasts the process (child find, eligibility, etc.) and protections (child & parent rights) found under the section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Download/print the flyer (pdf)

Date: Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Back entrance to City Hall
501 SW Emigrant Ave.
Pendleton, Oregon

Topics Include:

  • Eligibility
  • Evaluations
  • Team Members
  • Safeguards

Registration is requested for this FREE, 3 hour training.

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)

 

Mac Bledsoe Presents Parenting with Dignity

Mac Bledsoe, father of retired NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe, will be coming to Pendleton School District in October. Mac is a former teacher and coach, and now a motivational speaker who speaks throughout the country. 

During his visit to Pendleton, Mac will be speaking at an assembly at each of the schools in the district.  Along with talking to our students, he will also be speaking at a parent event on October 14th The night will start with dinner in the PHS commons at 6pm followed by Mac’s presentation in the PHS auditorium at 7pm.  Free childcare will also be available for families.  The cost of the event is $20.00 per family. The purchase a ticket includes dinner for the entire family, childcare if needed, as well as Mac’s presentation. Tickets can be purchased at any school in the district as well as Dave’s Chevron and Mission Market.   

If you would like more information about Mac’s presentation please visit his website at:  http://parentingwithdignity.com/getmac/pwd_presentation.htm

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