This week is Secretary’s Week, with Wednesday, April 26th being Secretary’s Day.  On behalf of all the staff, students and parents of the Fern Ridge School District, we want to thank the many secretary’s that work in our schools.  Thank you to Tammy Boren at Elmira High School, Amy Eastman and Dawn Northey at Fern Ridge Middle School, Michelle Cook and Tammy Eutsler at Elmira Elementary, Ronda Henneman and Lorrie Haffner at Veneta Elementary, Mary Griswold in Special Services, and Debbie Moore at the District Office. You are very much appreciated for all you do on a daily basis.  Happy Secretary’s Week.



Congratulations to our own Kasey Cutsforth (Sconce) on being inducted into Northwest Christian University’s Sports Hall of Fame.  Kasey played soccer, basketball, and softball at Elmira High School prior to attending NCU.  At NCU she participated in basketball and softball.  Upon her graduation in 2007, she was hired to be an elementary teacher in Fern Ridge School District.  Kasey currently teaches 1st grade at Veneta Elementary School.

talentshow(1)We hope you can come join us for the Fern Ridge Schools Districtwide TALENT SHOW on Friday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Elmira High School.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Over 23 acts by our schools students and staff are scheduled to perform – dancing, singing, magic tricks and more!!!  Cost is $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per student, ages 4 and under are free.  Dessert intermission is included!  This is an Ultimate Falcon Fundraiser for Mid Lane Cares.  Contact EHS for more information at 541-935-8200.

Congratulations to the following 2016-2017 Fern Ridge School District Distinguished Service Award Recipients:

Cassadie Ross
Educational Excellence – Distinguished Teacher

Michelle Cook
Distinguished Classified Employee

Debbie Moore
Distinguished Administrator/Confidential Employee

Julie Bothel
Distinguished Volunteer

Annika Faris
Distinguished Future First Citizen

Kevin Cochran
Distinguished Emerging Future First Citizen

Brad Renfro
Distinguished Community Builder

The awards will be officially presented at the 51st Annual Distinguished Service Award Ceremony sponsored by the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Elmira High School.

On Saturday, March 4th, the Elmira High School Oregon Battle of the Books team participated in the Region 3 North Regionals along with six other teams from our area.  They came out of pool play as the top scoring team.  They continued with wins against Crow, Creswell and won in the finals against South Eugene 80 to 75.  The team of Jessica Coone (senior), Emily Eagle-Eye (freshman), Josiah Lorenz (freshman), and Jessica Woods (freshman) will be representing EHS Falcons and our region at State on Saturday, April 8th at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon.  GO FALCONS!!

On Saturday, March 11th, the Fern Ridge Middle School Oregon Battle of the Books team participated in the Region 3 North Regionals along with thirty other teams from our area.  They came out of pool play and into the sweet sixteen in sixth place.  They played Oaklea, St. Paul, Roosevelt and won in the finals against Meadowview 78 to 63. The team of Vanessa Coone (7th), Hayden Coone (7th), Gracie Storey (6th) and Zola Walker (7th) will be representing FRMS and our region at State on Saturday, April 8th at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon.  GO ROYALS!!

Congratulations to Coach Sherry Cooper, FRMS OBOB Team and EHS OBOB Team!!!!!!

Fern Ridge School Dsitrict 28J is accepting applications to fill a vacant Budget Committee position.  The following position is open:  Position #1 (Expires 6/30/17).  To be eligible for appointment, the appointive member must 1) live in the district; and 2) not be an officer, agent or employee of the district.  Applications are available here or at the District Office, 88834 Territorial Road, Elmira.  The applications will be received at the District Office until opening is filled.

staff“This week in the Fern Ridge School District we celebrate Classified Employee Appreciation Week.  The Classified Employees in our District are critical to our mission and an invaluable resource to our community.  They are the Secretaries, Instructional Assistants, Custodians, and Bookkeepers just to name a few.  They work directly with students, educators, parents and volunteers.  They support the smooth operation of our offices, the safety and maintenance of our buildings and property, and the instruction of our students.  The Fern Ridge Community depends on our Classified Employees to serve our students in a wide variety of ways.  The diverse talents and true dedication of these employees is greatly appreciated.   Thank you to all the Classified Employees that work throughout the Fern Ridge School District.”  Gary Carpenter, Superintendent, FRSD

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April 2017

April 25
FRMS - Parent Group

May 1
School Board Regular Worksession Meeting

April 2-5
EES/VES/FRMS/EHS - Math - State Testing (All Grades)

May 3
EHS - Grad Night Meeting

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