School Announcements

Pendleton Goes Screen-Free for One Week (May 4-10)

McKay Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lincoln Primary, and West Hills Intermediate School will join thousands of schools, libraries, and community groups nationwide in a coordinated effort to encourage millions of Americans to turn off televisions, computers, ipads, ipods, and video games at home for seven days and turn on the world around them.

Read the full press release on our District site.

PSD Invites Community to Give Input on New Elementary Boundaries

The Pendleton School District is starting to plan for the task of re-drawing elementary school boundaries within the district. New boundaries will take effect for the 2016-2017 school year, when the two new elementary schools, Sherwood Heights and Washington, will be operational.

The District is inviting parents, neighbors, educators and community members to be involved in this important process. They have scheduled the following meetings to answer questions and to seek input.

Community Meetings:

April 22 – Lincoln Primary

April 27 – West Hills Intermediate

April 28 – Sherwood Heights Elementary

April 29 – McKay Creek Elementary

April 30 – Washington Elementary

Each meeting begins at 6:00 PM. Parents are invited to attend any of the meetings.

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


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