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Announcements

Eastern Promise and FAFSA Fair!

“Who wants to win a scholarship and win prizes?  You? Well, write this down students! Come to the Eastern Promise Scholarship and FAFSA Fair January 3rd from 9:00 to 1:00 at Riverside High. That is the Saturday before we come back to school after winter break from 9:00 to 1:00. Then, stay for the basketball games afterward! At the Scholarship and FAFSA Fair, seniors can get help completing the FAFSA, Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors can make a plan to graduate high school with lots of college credit, everyone can enter to win prizes and scholarships. There will be free pizza and childcare. Bring a friend and join the fun! See you January 3rd from 9 to 1:00 for the Scholarship and FAFSA Fair.”  

Holiday Meal for Lunch Today

There will be a delicious holiday meal served for lunch today!  Turkey gravy and mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls, and cookies!  Thank you, Mrs. Osborne, Mrs. Roberts, and Chef Victor!

HS ASB MEETING

There will be a meeting of HS ASB officers in the library during high school lunch today.  Teachers, please release HS ASB officers 3 minutes early for lunch.

JR. HIGH ASB MEETING CANCELLED

The Jr. High ASB Meeting scheduled for today ahs been cancelled.  It will be rescheduled after Winter Break.

Jr High Girls Basketball Meeting

There will be ameeting for jr. high girls who are interested in playing basketball today at 11:00 am in the library.  Pleae get your lunch first and then head to the meeting.

Girls Basketball Open Gym

There will be an Open Gym for 7th and 8th grade girls baskball at IES on Thirsday, Dec. 18th at 3:00 pm.

Canned Food Drive

'Tis the season for our annual canned food drive!  Please bring in canned foods and non-perishables and place them in the boxes located in all 5th period classrooms.

Candy Cane Sales!

The class of 2016 will be selling candy canes during Junior High and High School lunches from December 8th through December 18th.  If you buy one with a message, it will be delivered during 8th period on the 18th.  Candy Canes with notes attached are $1. plain candy canes are .25 or you can get 5 plain canes for a dollar!

Financial Aid Seminar for Parents

Irrigon High School will  be hosting a Financial Aid Night for Parents and students on Wednesday, December 17th, at 6:30pm in the library. Financial aid representatives from Blue Mountain Community College will be on hand to present information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The computer lab will be available for parents and students to apply for their FAFSA PIN.  This is needed to electronically sign the FAFSA.  The information will be presented in both English and Spanish.

Perfect Attendance Contest

It's time once again for our annual Perfect Attendance Contest!  Any day from now until Christmas Break in which you have perfect attendance (that means no absences AND NO TARDIES) you will have a chance to guess the number of Skittles in the jar.  The jar and the forms will be available in the cafeteria every day at lunchtime.  Good luck!

Winter "Informal" Event

The Winter Informal  will be held on Saturday, December 11th from 7:00 pm until Midnight.  Tickets are $7 for Singles and $10 for Couples.  Tickets will be on sale duriong High School lunch starting today and continuing through next week.   There will be pizza, popcorn, soda and...MOVIES!

Fire & Fuels Career Camp

The 2015 Fires & Fuels Camp will be held from March 6-8, 2015.  Applications must be submitted by December 19, 2014.  This camp is open to 20 high school seniors only so be sure to get your applications in early!  If you are curious about a carer in fire management, fire ecology, and natural resource programs, this is a great opportunity for you!

Important Message from the Superintendent

To our students, parents, staff and community:

All of us in the Morrow County School District have been struggling to come to terms with the recent death of one of our students. The loss of someone so young is a tragedy for all of us, and healing will require time and effort.

To that end, Morrow County School District implemented a crisis team from the InterMountain Educational Service District at Irrigon Jr-Sr High to provide assistance to students and staff who need it.  Students and staff have been notified of support, care services and have been given access, to be able to share their grief.  The district has also maintained additional counseling staff throughout the week.  Morrow County School District has also provided information to families as well as offered grief resources to teachers and families.  As you know, young people are impressionable, and we’re counting on our staff, parents, and community to help emotionally support our students and remain vigilant for any signs that could warn of impending issues of concern. 

Please contact Superintendent Dirk Dirksen at 541-922-4016 with concerns or questions.

One of the many benefits of living and learning in a small community such as ours is that we support each other in hard times. Let’s do all that we can to help one another, and particularly to support the family that has suffered this terrible loss.

Sincerely,

Dirk Dirksen
Superintendent
Morrow County School District

BMCC Poster Contest!

BMCC is sponsoring a poster contest for students in grades 9 - 12.  The winner will have their poster used in ads for BMCC and will receive $250!  Your poster should show reasons why students should consider BMCC after graduating high school.  Your poster can be either vertical or horizontal, but not bigger than 11" x 17"; it should contain print and graphics that are school appropriate and you must have your name, address, phone number, grade, and the name of our school on the back.  Bring your entry to Mr. Bensen's office before December 11th and the winners will be selected on December 17th.

Students Going to Mexico

Students who are planning to go to Mexico for the holidays should see Mrs. Hopkins and make sure to fill out and turn in the proper forms.