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2013-2014 State Report Cards Are In

View Report Cards here: http://www.morrow.k12.or.us/reportcards

Morrow County School District is pleased to report that its students outperformed comparison school districts data on 5 of 6 outcome performance measures as it relates to what students are achieving in high school.

Compared to districts with similar demographics, such as poverty levels, diversity of their student body, and pupil mobility, MCSD seniors outperformed their counterparts in college and career readiness (as measured by freshman on track to graduate and the percentage of students who took the SAT), high school graduation rate, completion rate, dropout rate and continuing education.

As part of the state’s federal waiver application, Oregon developed a new accountability system with a much greater focus on student learning and growth. Schools also receive a rating that compares them to “like” schools – other schools with similar student demographics including percent poverty, mobility, students of color, and English learners. Schools are rated as below average, about average, or above average as compared to similar schools. This provides parents and community members with another perspective on achievement at the school.

MCSD has 8 schools within the District. Half of the schools within the District yielded strong performances based on the new state school rating criteria, which rates schools from a 1 (lowest performance) to 5 (model school performance).

This year Heppner Elementary and Heppner High School have attained a Level 4 rating. A.C. Houghton, Windy River Elementary, Irrigon Junior/Senior High, Riverside Junior/Senior High, and Sam Boardman Elementary achieved level 3 performance, while Irrigon Elementary School obtained a level 2 rating.

For more information on the MCSD School Report Card or individual school report cards, please go to your child’s school site main office and ask for a copy, or visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx  and select Morrow County School District.

HEPPNER – El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Morrow está contento en informar que nuestros alumnos superaron los datos de comparación distritos en 5 de 6 medidas de desempeño resultados en como los estudiantes están logrando en la escuelas secundaria. En comparación con los distritos con características demográficas similares, tales como los niveles de pobreza, la diversidad de su alumnado, y la movilidad de alumnos, Estudiantes 12 º grado in MCSD superaron alumnos de comparación distritos en la preparación universitaria y profesional (medida por el porcentaje de estudiantes en camino a graduarse y que tomaron el SAT), la tasa de graduación de la escuela secundaria , la tasa de finalización, y la tasa de abandono escolar.

Como parte de nuestra solicitud para recibir una exención  federal, Oregon desarrolló un nuevo sistema de asignación de responsabilidades con un mayor enfoque en el aprendizaje y el crecimiento de los estudiantes. Las escuelas también reciben una clasificación que las compara con escuelas “similares” -otras escuelas con características demográficas similares de estudiantes incluyendo porcentajes de pobreza, movilidad, estudiantes de color, y estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés. Las escuelas son clasificadas como debajo del promedio, cerca del promedio o por encima del promedio en comparación con escuelas similares. Esto proporciona a los padres y miembros de la comunidad otra perspectiva sobre el logro de la escuela.

El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Morrow tiene 8 escuelas dentro del distrito. La mitad de las escuelas dentro del distrito dio un fuerte desempeño. Sobre los nuevos criterios de calificación escolar del estado, que tasas las escuelas de un 1 (el rendimiento más bajo) a 5 (rendimiento escolar modelo). Este año Heppner Elementary y Heppner Jr/Sr High han alcanzado una calificación de nivel 4. AC Houghton, Windy River, Irrigon Junior / Senior High, Riverside Junior / Senior High, Sam Boardman Elementary  alcanzó el nivel 3 de rendimiento, mientras que la escuela Irrigon Elementary obtuvo una clasificación de nivel 2.

Para obtener más información sobre el reporte escolar de MCSD o para el acceso de reportes de individual escuelas, por favor visite la oficina de la escuela de su estudiante o pueden utilizarla el Internet y utiliza el website: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx  y seleccione Morrow County School District.

College Application Week

Seniors – November 3-6 is college application week in the state of Oregon.  The goal is for Oregon high school seniors to take that first step in completing and submitting an admissions application to the college or trade school you would like to attend next fall.  Wednesday, November 5th is the day we have targeted and lab 38 will be open all day for seniors to come in and work on their application.  Seniors that complete an application will be recognized the following. 

Fall Sports Awards

There will be a Fall Sports Awards Dessert event on Monday, November 3rd at 6:00 pm.  Coaches will talk about the season, hand out Varsity letters, all state awards, team awards, andLeague awards.

Parent Conferences

Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 6th in the evening from 4 pm to 8 pm, and Friday, November 7th in the morning from 7:30 am to 11:30 am.  Conferences will be held in the gym.  Please contact the office if you have further questions.  

"Future Lady Knights" Basketball Camp

7th and 8th grade girls are invited to register for the Future Lady Knights “Friday” Basketball Camp.  The camp will begin this Friday, October 24th, and will also run Friday, October 31st, and Friday, November 14th.   The Camp will run from 9:00 – 10:30am, and will be held at Irrigon Elementary School.  Registrations forms are available in the main office, or from Mr. Royer, Mr. Sheller, or Mr. Joyce.

Girls Basketball Open Gym

Girls basketball open gym will be on Mondays and Wednesdays,  3:15-5:00,  beginning October 27th.

Open Gym For Boys Basketball

 Open Gym for 7th - 12th grade boys basketball players at I.E.S. will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.   No sign-up...just show up!  :0

Sports Bus Protocol

If you are returning from a sporting event with a parent other than your own, or not riding the bus, you will need to bring in a note from your parent(s) detailing your plan AT LEAST TWO SCHOOL DAYS BEFORE THE SPORTING EVENT.  No notes will be accepted after that deadline.




Due to time restraints getting the buses to AC Houghton to pick up those students after school we have to make a few adjustments to Brown 40, Red 41, & Purple 42 after school routes. The intent is to reduce the (now) 10-15minute wait outside that the K-3rd graders have after school is out for these buses to even arrive.


Starting this Thursday____September 25th, 2014______AFTERNOON ONLY

bus drop off time will be changing.


Brown 40: 4th-12th graders that live on Patterson Ferry Rd will not get dropped off until after AC Houghton Students are picked up.


Red 41: 4th – 12th graders that live near or at the Fish Hatchery, Usage Ln, and the stops on W. 7th Street will not be dropped off until after AC Houghton Students are picked up.


Purple 42: 4th – 12th graders that live outside of town towards Umatilla will not get dropped off until after AC Houghton Students are picked up.


All Irrigon junior high and senior high students will be expected to sit in the back of the bus so that the youngest ones are up front closest to the driver, unless instructed otherwise by the bus driver or if permission is given by the bus driver for individual needs.

I apologize for the inconveniences. If it wasn’t absolutely necessary we wouldn’t be making the change. Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation. Feel free to call the Mid Columbia Bus Co. at 541.481.7551 if you have any questions.

AC Houghton PARENTS:

Your children that ride on Brown 40, Red 41, & Purple 42 should be arriving at their stops approx. 10 minutes earlier.

Spend A Week In Washington D.C.!

High School juniors – You could spend a week in Washington D.C., all expenses paid, by submitting an application to Umatilla Electric Co-op.  The Washington D.C. Youth Tour is open to qualified juniors attending school in Umatilla or Morrow County.  Parent/guardian must be a current member of Umatilla Electric Co-op.  Pick up an application in the counseling office if you’re interested.  

Parking Permits

Those without an IHS parking permit must park on the side of the road, going the correct direction and not blocking the access road off of 1st street.  You cannot park on the grass/spinklers  by the soccer field, this is school property and can cause damage. If you are parked incorrectly you run the risk of a parking citation from the police.  Reminder: Winter is coming, you may want to get your parking permit before you are walking 2 blocks in the cold winter weather.

Backpack Reminder

Everyone should have been assigned a locker by now.  All students should store their backpacks in their lockers.  

Class Officers for the 2014-2015 School Year

The polls have closed and the ballots have been counted!  Your class officers for the 2014-2015 school year are:

Freshpersons:     President -- Karlee Gale

                                Vice President -- Brandy Quezada

                                Treasurer -- Kolyne Blurton

                                Secretary -- Lizeth Nunez

Sophomores:      President -- Bruno Salas

                               Vice President -- Asusena Munoz

                               Secretary/Treasurer -- Megan Harley

Juniors:               President -- Nate Verley

                              Vice President -- Colton Seeley

                              Secretary/Treasurer -- Emily Cain

Seniors:              President -- Nancy Mejia

                             Vice President -- Von Groves

                             Secretary/Treasurer -- Oscar Romero

Cafeteria Announcement

just a reminder that ALL food must be eaten in the cafeteria.  No food allowed in the hallways.   Also, binders, books, backpacks, etc. need to be placed in your locker before lunch.  If you leave them laying around, they may feel neglected and disappear, never to return.

ASB Receipts

If you have paid your ASB fee, but have not had you picture taken for an ASB card, please be sure to bring your ASB receipt with you to the sports events.  With your receipt you will get in to the home games for free.  Without your receipt, you'll have to cough up the two bucks!