School Announcements

Students Invited to Free Reading Program in August

The Pendleton Foster Grandparent volunteers are having a FREE reading program for students in August.

August 3 – August 20, 2015 (Monday through Friday)   8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Lincoln Primary School -- please enter through the Lincoln School Cafeteria entrance

Includes breakfast, reading, games and lunch

FREE

This activity is designed for students in grades 1 through 6

During the program, students can come to Lincoln Primary School to eat breakfast, read, play games and have lunch. Both meals and activities are free. The program is designed for students entering 1st through 6th grades.

Parents can register at the free breakfast/lunch program at Lincoln earlier in the summer or on the first day of the program on August 3. Come and enjoy meals, reading time and games with Foster Grandparent Reading Volunteers and your friends!

For more information, call the Pendleton School District Office at 541-276-6711.

 

Step Two of the Thoughtexchange Engagement Process

Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members,

The Star step of the Thoughtexchange engagement process is now closed.

This spring we invited you to share your thoughts about our schools. We then invited you to review and prioritize your own thoughts and the thoughts of others by placing stars next to the ideas you liked most. Our goal was to get a sense of shared values and priorities from our schools and community.

We're excited to report that we had over 700 individuals respond. Participants shared 1,537 thoughts and assigned 38,820 stars to their top priorities from across the district. We are still reviewing the wealth of information we received and look forward to sharing the results with you in September.

Your feedback is vital to Pendleton School District’s strategic planning process. If you were one of the many people that participated, we thank you for taking the time to contribute your thoughts and priorities.

Sincerely,
Jon Peterson
Superintendent, Pendleton School District

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)

 

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