In honor of Veteran’s Day there will be no school on Monday, November 12, 2018.
Friday, November 2 is a teacher workday. School is not in session for students.
Enjoy the three day weekend!
Mr. Jesse Light has been selected as our November Employee of the Month! Mr. Light and his wife (also named Jessie) have two sons, both of whom were born abroad. Maximus Indigo Vintor Light is 5 and was born in Doha, Qatar, and Tristan Phoenix Moon Light George is 7 and was born in La Ceiba, Honduras.
As you can imagine a favorite pastime of the Light family is traveling! Mr. Light has been to over 30 countries and has visited 40 states. In addition to being born out of the country, both of Mr. Light’s sons are on their second passports! This summer their family plans to travel to France, Germany, Hungry, Austria and Slovenia.
Mr. Light has been a teacher at the Fern Ridge Middle School since September of 2016 and has been a teacher for over 7 years. He has taught students grades 5th to 12th and coached soccer, volleyball, basketball and knowledge bowl. When asked what his favorite thing is about his job he told us, “middle schoolers are hilarious, a constant surprise, an endless wonder and still love to have fun.” Mr. Light enjoys teaching and says he will teach anybody, anywhere, anything. We want to thank Mr. Light for bringing his energy, enthusiasm and love for teaching to Fern Ridge Middle School!
The Fern Ridge School District is continuing to accept applications to fill two vacant Budget Committee Positions:
Position #3 (Term expires 6/30/2021)
Position #4 (Term expires 6/30/2021)
To be eligible for appointment the appointive member must live in the district and not be an officer, agent or employee of the district. Applications are available by clicking HERE. Applications will be received at the District Office until the positions are filled.
Please call 541-935-2253 ext 1203 if you have any questions.
Just a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences for Fern Ridge Middle School and Elmira High School students are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 10 from 4:00pm-8:00pm and on Thursday, Oct 11 from 8:00am to noon. There is no school for FRMS or EHS students on Thursday, Oct 11. (Elementary students are in session on Oct 11.)
Friday, Oct 12 is State Teacher In-service Day – No school for all students.
Do you like working with young children? Do you want to help support families with children from birth to six years old? Do you want to make a difference in the Fern Ridge Community?
Fern Ridge School District is seeking a Family Resource Coordinator to run their Family Resource Center. The Fern Ridge’s Family Resource Center provides outreach and support to families of children who aren’t yet in school. This includes weekly “play” groups to build literacy, numeracy and social skills training in 3 to 4 year olds as well as parent education activities. The Fern Ridge Family Resource Center is located at the Fern Ridge Middle School, but this position will be actively working at both elementary schools, collaborating with administration and working with staff to identify students and families in need of support. Candidates should have good organizational and clerical skills. The position is 15 hours a week during the school year with flexible hours. Pay range is $14.75 to $15.25
Updated as of 11/1/18: This position has been filled.
Over the last several months, folks at the Lane Education Service District have been working on a program that would fund driver ed training. This program could be particularly beneficial for rural communities like ours. We have received a grant from the ODOT Safety Division for Oregon residents.
The grant fully pays for tuition for the course. The course is 9 weekends long (both days) for a total of 18 days that includes classroom discussions, video presentations and hands on exercises. The only cost for participants is paying a $100 materials fee and a $10 criminal history check.
Successful completion of the course would make you an ODOT approved Driver Ed instructor. Every year thousands of Oregon’s teens become new drivers, and every year motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for teens aged 15-20. Oregon is facing a statewide shortage of ODOT approved driving instructors and fewer instructors mean more teens on the road without proper training.
Becoming an ODOT approved instructor is a nice way to make some extra income, it saves lives, and it helps parents. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may go to http://triwou.org/projects/tse/scheduleofcourses for more information and to register for the series of courses that take place in Eugene, beginning in late October.
Missy Hall, an instructional assistant at Veneta Elementary, is a natural choice for the Fern Ridge School District August Employee of the Month.
She has worked in the district for nearly 22 years! Her main assignment is in the computer lab, where she sees most of the students in the school on a daily basis. She has made a name for herself as a “go to” person when anything computer orientated needs to be accomplished. You will also find her out and about the school during recess duty, lunch duty and even selling yoyos occasionally. She is ready and willing to do anything that is thrown her way if it means that the staff and students at Veneta Elementary will benefit.
Missy has put her heart and soul into making Veneta Elementary a successful place for students and staff alike.
Reminder that Friday, April 6th, is a no-school day in the Fern Ridge School District. It is a District wide grading day.