Welcome to IHS!


Battle of the Books

Calling all reading warriors!  It's time once again for Oregon's Battle of the Books!  Sign up with Mrs. Lunders in the library and pick from a wide variety of new books.  There's something for everyone -- science fiction, fantasy, mystery, biography, history.  Sign up today and start gearing up for battle!

Art Club

Don't forget ART CLUB meets every Thursday in Room 65 at 3:00 pm.  Unleash your creative beast!

Logo Contest

Morrow County Special Transportation is getting a new name:  The Loop -- Morrow County Transportation.  They are hosting a contest to find their new logo and they need your help!  Submit a logo on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper before October 20th.  See Ms. Pedro for further info.

Lost Watch

If you've lost a watch recently, please come and see Ms. Pedro in the office.  She may have your lost watch, if you can describe it.

Drama Club Rummage Sale

Our Drama Club, the Awesomely Creative Theater, will be holding a rummage sale this Friday and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd in the A.C. Houghton parking lot.  The sale will start at 9:00 am and close at 4:00 pm both days.  There will be tons of treasures to be found: clothes, shoes, books, furniture, knick-knacks, artwork, ceramics, and MORE!  Come early and swoop on the best deals around!  (Don't forget Christmas is coming!)

Knights Tame Wildcats 48 - 12

Congratulations to our Fightin' Knights varsity Football team!  They tamed the Union Wildcats on Friday night with a score of 48 to 12.  Way to go, Knights!

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be held here at IHS on Wednesday, October 7 from 12:30pm - 3:00 pm.  If you did not have your picture taken at registration, you MUST have it taken at retakes for your ASB card.  So plan ahead and be sure to brush your hair and teeth on October 7th!

Student Parking

There is no fee for students to park this year!  HOWEVER, students still need to fill out and submit their paperwork to Mrs. Hopkins, including license, registration, and proof of insurance.  Paperwork needs to be signed by student and parent(s). Students MAY NOT park in the staff parking lot.  Please see Mrs. Hopkins with any questions  you may have.

Late Arrivals and Absence Policy

Students arriving late to school MUST check in with the office before heading to class.  If you do not check in with office, the teacher will send you back to the office anyway.  Students who are late to either 1st period or 6th period, in particular, will receive detention and will serve the 30 minute detention after school the following day.

This year, in accordance with ORS 339.065, the only absences that will be excused are for illness, family emergency, school activities, or a pre-arranged absence.  Such things as oversleeping, missing the bus, car problems, personal errands, etc. will not be excused.  Medical appointments will only be excused if the student brings a note from the healthcare professional.  Most healthcare providers have such notes in their offices.

Morrow County High Schools Ranked Nationally

Heppner – Morrow County School District (MCSD) is pleased to announce that Heppner High School and Irrigon High School were named award recipients of the U.S. News Best High Schools in 2015. Both schools were awarded a Bronze Medal.

To earn this prestigious honor, Oregon high school students are required to earn at least 24 credits to graduate. Students also must establish college readiness by demonstrating mastery of essential skills, such as earning proficient scores in math, reading and writing on the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS). This data is gathered annually from the Oregon Department of Education.

Our district is proud of Heppner and Irrigon High’s accomplishments. Whenever a school is recognized as highly successful, it is great cause for celebration and a testament to our K-12 learning system. Learning is a lifelong endeavor--the work that is done prior to high school often leads to high school success. Our district is proud of all K-12 students, staff, community members and families that make this all possible,” said Dirk Dirksen, superintendent of MCSD.

For more information about the rankings, please visit:

US News