On Monday, May 29th, the La Grande School District is closed in observance of Memorial Day. This holiday honors military personnel who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
Summer 2023 Youth Classes through Art Center East are now posted. Please contact 541-624-2800 for more information!
DATE CHANGE: LHS Choir fans, due to end of season activities and many of the Choir students being involved in multiple other activities, the End of Year Choir Concert for La Grande High School Choirs has been MOVED to Wednesday, May 31st at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium. Please help us share the word.
EOU Basketball Summer Youth Camp, for grades 1st through 8th will be held on June 12-14, 2023. Register at EOUSports.com Camps and Clinics. Email Chris Kemp at email@example.com for questions.
The Island City Elementary Spring Carnival is Friday, May 19th, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Just $10 for punch cards. Enjoy raffle prizes, food, games, dunk tank and more!
La Grande Youth Volleyball Camp on June 14, 15, and 16, 2023 at La Grande High School Cost is $50 per student. The event is hosted by LHS Volleyball Team. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Conscious Discipline for Parenting Teens resources now available. Call 541-910-3267 for more information.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, focusing on the importance of mental health in our overall well-being. Chances are that you know someone who is struggling with their mental health. People experiencing mental health challenges aren’t broken — they need support and care. And that begins with a conversation. This month we have an opportunity to break the stigma around mental health by talking openly, compassionately, and kindly to each other. No one should ever struggle alone. If you want to quickly be connected to a mental health care provider, contact Care Solace, a complimentary and confidential mental health care coordination service provided by La Grande School District: Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365. Visit www.caresolace.com/lagrande and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone. Don’t hesitate to ask for help, use the resources around you, and never give up hope.
Family Night with a focus on raising teens, Thursdays from 5 to 7 PM. Call 541-910-3267 for information.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023, is National School Nurse Day! We honor all school nurse leaders bridging healthcare and education, providing care coordination, advocating for quality student-centered care, and collaborating to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential! LGSD thanks our amazing nurses, Nurse Amy and Nurse Jacey! #SND2023 #schoolnurses
Summer Reading Skills Program from Oregon State University is now available! Please contact 1-800-715-2808 for more information or to register.
Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated May 8-12. Thank you to all the teachers in our district for your energy, hard work and dedication. We appreciate all you do to foster student success!
PUBLIC NOTICE: EMERGENCY RESPONSE NOTIFICATION Date: May 5, 2023 Today, at 1:55 p.m., staff and students reported seeing individuals in masks with guns on the La Grande High School track. La Grande High School Administration was notified and Central Elementary, La Grande High School, and La Grande Middle School immediately went into an emergency Lock Out and contacted 911. Law enforcement officers were immediately dispatched to the scene. Law enforcement made contact with four students matching the description of the initial report to 911. It was quickly determined that the individuals did not have real weapons, criminal intent, and did not pose a credible threat to students, staff, or the community. Per established protocols, law enforcement and school officials worked collaboratively to quickly address the situation. At 2:08pm, school district officials were notified by law enforcement that campuses were safe to resume normal operations. District officials contacted schools and gave the “All Clear” command and all three locations were restored to normal operations. The district will continue to work to address any negative impacts that have resulted from this incident. Sincerely, George Mendoza Gary Bell LGSD Superintendent Chief of Police, La Grande Police Department
Today is National School Lunch Hero Day!! Thank you to all of our La Grande School District School Lunch (and Breakfast!) Heroes! We appreciate you! May 5, 2023
Today, May 1st, Central Elementary will be hosting our annual Kindergarten Roundup from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the Central Gym. All elementary schools will be present to support families as well as a variety of community partners and agencies. We hope to see everyone there. For more information: https://www.lagrandesd.org/article/1041069
This week, the La Grande School District celebrates the work of school secretaries and administrative professionals. Say an extra “Thank You” to your school’s secretary and all the administrators who work in the front office keeping everything running smoothly.
April 24 – 30 is National Student Leadership Week This year’s theme is “Ready, Set, Lead!” Celebrating student leaders is a powerful expression of gratitude and recognition for their unwavering dedication, passion, and drive in making a difference within your school, community, and the world. This week we acknowledge the work of our Student Council members and National Honor Society students for their leadership. Check out more information at: https://www.studentleadershipweek.org/
National Library Week is April 23-29, 2023!
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. The theme is Invest In Our Planet, which focuses on how we take action on climate and work to build sustainable economies to preserve and protect our health, our families and our livelihoods. For more: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2023/
Type 1 Diabetes Children and Family Support Group! When: Monday, April 24th from 5:30pm-6:30pm, May 8th, and 22nd. Bi weekly support group. Further dates will be released in the future. Where: Eastern Oregon University, Badgley Hall Room #148 on the first floor.