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North Central Oregon College Fair

Sophomores and Juniors – We will be taking a bus to the North Central Oregon College Fair in Hermiston on Wednesday, April 30th.  The bus will leave Irrigon High School at 5:45pm and return around 8:15pm.  If you are interested in attending there is a sign-up sheet in the counseling office.  This will be a good opportunity to talk to representatives about the application process, programs of study offered, and scholarship opportunities.  Over 35 different colleges will be in attendance, as well as military representatives.  Get a jump-start on the college application process and plan to attend.

Library Closed Today

Library will be closed today!  Library TAs shoudl report to the office instead.

End of Year Cafeteria Reminders

End of the year reminders for the cafeteria:

 

No pushing, shoving, cutting in line, throwing food, or leaving a mess on your tables.  Clean up after yourselves when you are done eating. If you get caught throwing food in the cafeteria you WILL be sent to the office

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Do NOT stuff fruit or food into the front pouch of your sweatshirts or jackets. We need to be able to see the fruit or food on your tray when you go through the line.

 

When you go through the line, you have to take ½ cup of fruit or vegetables on your tray or you will be told to go back through the line to get your required amounts, this is not a new rule.

 

We are coming to the end of the school year and negative balances need to be paid in full!

 

If you are on free or reduced  status, if you take a  second lunch you are charged regular price for the second lunch only.  Free and reduced status does not count towards  A La Cart OR second lunches. Also, you CAN NOT charge second lunches or A La cart if you have a negative balance and will not be allowed to purchase until your negative balance is paid in full. 

Toms Country.com Teams with FFA for Fundraiser

On Saturday, April 26th, Tomscountry.com will hold a fundraiser in Hermiston with proceeds benefitting the local and national FFA chapters.  Just sign up to test drive a Ram Truck and complete a survey about that experience and our local FFA will receive $13 for each person who participates!  Refreshments will alos be served.  For more info, or to sign up to test drive a Ram truck, see Mr. Greer.

Volleyball Meeting April 16th

ATTENTION! If you are a current 8th -11th grade volleyball player interested in playing next school year then you MUST ATTEND the team meeting next WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH  in the Library DURING YOUR NORMAL ADVISORY period.

Calling All Mathletes

All students who are going to the LaGrande Math Comptetition should meet with Mrs. Johnson Monday, April 14th in her classroom after school.

FFA Selling Boutiniers

FFA is selling boutiniers for $3 and bud vase arrangements for $4-$6.  See Mr. Greer to place your order.

Irrigon Citizen Recognition Banquet

The Irrigon Citizen Recognition Banquet will be held on Friday, April 24th from 6pm - 9pm at the Irrigon Senior Center.  It's still not too late to nominate so cast your vote in the office.  The dealine for nominations is April 18th.  Tickets to the banquet are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Get your tickets at Bank of Eastern Oregon, City Hall, of by calling 541-022-3857. 

Graduation Decoration Committee

There will be a meeting of the Graduation Decoration Committee on Tuesday, April 15th after school.

Knights Pride Booster Club Scholarship

Seniors – Applications are now available for the Knights Pride Booster Club Scholarship.  Awards are based on GPA, advanced course work completed, school activities, work experience, and career and college goals.  Applications are available in the red scholarship file outside the main office, or in the counseling office.  Deadline is noon, May 8th.

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month!  Show your support for Autism Awareness and Research by wearing blue!

Pictures Due for Graduation Slide Show

Attention Seniors!  All seniors must submit 3 baby/childhood pictures and one senior picture for the graduation slide show.  All submissions are due by Thursday, April 10th.  If you do not get your submissions turned in to Gabby Villareal or Mr. Fay before the deadline, you will not be included in the graduation slide show!

Prom is April 12th

Dust off your dancin' shoes!   The 2014 Prom will be held on Saturday, April 12th from 8pm - 12 am at the Riverfront room at the Port of Morrow.  If you are planning on bringing a guest who does not attend our school, you need to pick up a Dance Guest Pass form from Ms. Pedro in the Office and return it NO LATER than Wednesday, April 9th.

Irrigon Knights Have Their Day - State Champion Basketball Team Honored by County

Morrow County Commissioner Ken Grieb knew the Irrigon Knights had a special boys basketball team in the making while the kids were still in fifth and sixth grade.

That year, the future 2A state champions participated in a youth camp in Heppner where they arrived in hand-painted T-shirts and went on to win the local tournament. Their success continued into high school, and on March 8 the team captured Irrigon’s first ever hoops title.

The Knights unfurled their newest championship banners at an assembly Thursday afternoon in the school gymnasium, but that wasn’t all. Grieb also read from an official resolution passed by fellow commissioners recognizing March 8, 2014 as Irrigon High School Boys Basketball Team Day across Morrow County.

“I wanted to present this to your school, your team and let you know how proud all of Morrow County is of your accomplishment,” Grieb said.

Principal Craig Bensen commended both the coaches and players for not only bringing home the trophy, but representing their community with pride and integrity. Rival coaches had even sent letters applauding the boys for showing tremendous poise under pressure.

Already with a state title in softball in 2009, and now a third-place finish for the Knights at the Cheerleading State Championship in February, Bensen said they are fast running out room in the trophy case.

“It’s a huge source of pride,” Bensen said. “You see the crowd at our home games, and it’s just phenomenal.”

Not even 10 years ago, the city of Irrigon was fighting just to re-open its high school which had closed in 1959. For 46 years, students were bused to neighboring Riverside High School in Boardman, while Boardman’s seventh- through ninth-graders were brought to Irrigon at what was formerly Columbia Middle School.

Knights booster Barb Huwe remembers coming to Irrigon from Hermiston in 1981. There was nothing really to rally their community spirit, she said, until Columbia Middle School once again became Irrigon Junior-Senior High School in 2005.

“You could just feel the energy that was created when we got our high school back,” Huwe said. “It made all the difference in the world.

The school is really the nucleus of Irrigon, Huwe said. It generates a certain excitement that gets everyone in town buzzing. When the Knights finally captured the state basketball title, Huwe said the community got as big an adrenaline rush as the rest of the team.

“I’m so proud of those boys,” Huwe said. “This is pretty cool.”

This article originally appeared in the March 21, 2014, edition of the East Oregonian and was written by reporter George Plaven with photo by EJ Harris. It has been posted to this site with permission from the East Oregonian.

Youth Conservation Corps Recruitment

The uMatilla National Forest, Heppner Ranger District is recruiting four enrollees for a 6 - 8 week period of employment from June 23 - August 15, 2014.  Enrollees will be involved in field activities such as weed removal, fence construction and repair, trail maintenance, campground maintenance, slash piling, and fireline construction.  You can pick up an application from Ms. Pedro in the office.  Your application must be RECEIVED by the Heppner Ranger District by 2:00 pm on April 15th.  There is a lot more info on the Application packet, so don't delay!  Pick up your packets and enroll today!