Fern Ridge School District

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Fern Ridge School District 28J, Lane County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, will be held at the District Administration Office at 88834 Territorial Rd in Elmira, Oregon. The meeting will take place on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 9, 2018 at the District Administration Office, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday, April 20th.

Elementary Schools will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Fern Ridge Middle School and Elmira High School will have a Teacher Workday.

Students – Enjoy the three day weekend!

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Fern Ridge School District Distinguished Service Award Recipients!

Distinguished Volunteer:
Sherry Cooper

Distinguished Classified Employee:
Pam Zellers, Elmira Elementary

Distinguished Educator:
Kyle Moeller, Veneta Elementary

Distinguished Administrator/Confidential Employee:
Greg Baker, District Office

Distinguished Future First Citizen:
Millie Carpenter, Elmira High School

Distinguished Emerging First Citizen:
Riley Chambers, Elmira High School

Distinguished Community Builder:
Beau Admire, Elmira High School

Please join us at Applegate Elementary School on Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 pm and help us celebrate our FRSD award winners

This past Saturday, April 7th, the EHS OBOB team traveled to Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon for the High School section of the state OBOB Tournament.  The tournament began with “pool play” among the 15 schools that would be competing for the state title.

Elmira started out by by beating Alliance Charter School (from Oregon City) by a score of 45-25.  Next up was Adrian, located south of Ontario, and EHS won by a score of 33-8.  The third pool play battle was against Triad School (a private K-12 school in Klamath Falls) and again EHS won, this time by a score of 45-25. The final battle was against Imbler (a school near LaGrande) and EHS again prevailed by a score of 50-20.  Coming out of pool play EHS was seeded number one with a total of 168 points scored.

The next section of the tournament was an 8 team seeded bracket.  EHS matched up against the 8 seed, Imbler, and won by a score of 45-10.  In the final 4 / semi-final round, EHS faced Estacada.  The Final score was EHS 50, Estacada 20 and EHS was onto the Championship match that contains twice as many questions as the prior rounds.

In the Championship match, EHS faced Lebanon. While the match went back and forth, with both teams having the lead at some point, EHS went on a late run to win by a score of 68-52.  This is the first OBOB championship trophy for EHS, a testament to years of work and practice put in by the members of our team and their coaches.  A big congratulations to their coach and advisor, Sherry Cooper, as well as the team members:  Josiah Lorenz, Emily Eagle Eye, Jessica Woods and Kelly Hoffman!  Go Falcons!

Mr. Ryan Chambers has been selected as Fern Ridge School District’s April Employee of the Month!

Mr. Chambers came to the district in August of 2014 as a counselor at the Fern Ridge Middle School and has been an invaluable asset to the our district ever since.  He says that a favorite part of his job is helping kids and the fact that he never knows what the day is going to bring.

In addition to serving the student at FRMS as a counselor, Mr. Chambers is also adviser to the school leadership class and the chair of the middle school’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Committee.  He also spends his time coaching track at the middle school and soccer at the high school.

Traveling, attending live musical concerts and starting a record collection are a few ways he enjoys spending his free time.  Mr. Chambers also loves to read with his favorite book of all time being The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.  He is married to the talented Jennifer Chambers who is a local author as well as a substitute instructional assistant for the school district.  Their three amazing kids all attend school at Fern Ridge with Keira at Veneta Elementary, Quinn at Fern Ridge Middle School and Riley at Elmira High School.

Mr. Chamber enriches the lives of students everyday at the middle school.  Thank you for all you do Mr. Chambers!

The next principal of Elmira High School will be Mr. Rick Gardner!  Please join the EHS staff and students in welcoming Mr. Gardner who will take over beginning in the 18-19 School year.

On July 1, 2018 Mr. Gardner will bring his 22 years of educational experience to EHS.  He comes to us after having most recently worked at Marist High  School in Eugene, Oregon.  The last 3 years he has served as the Director of Athletics and Facilities, and the 7 years prior to that as an Assistant Principal.  Prior to arriving at Marist, Mr. Gardner worked in the Mckenzie School District as both a teacher and the High School Principal.

Over the past several weeks a committee of 10 have screened applicants, interviewed candidates and conducted reference checks.  Finally, our committee organized and participated in a “community forum” with two outstanding finalists, to help us make this important decision.  It is without question I can say that we had multiple qualified candidates who would have done an outstanding job for us.  Having said that, Rick stood out to the committee as someone that is a great fit for our community.  While we know Mr. Gardner will appreciate the great things we have at Elmira, it will be his charge to assist EHS in reaching new heights in the years to come.   I know he welcomes the challenge.

Again, join me in welcoming Rick, his wife, and his three daughters to the Fern Ridge School District!  Congratulations!

Gary Carpenter, Principal EHS, Superintendent/FRSD

 

Staff, students and community members are invited to attend an open forum with the two finalists for the Elmira High School Principal position.  The forum will begin promptly at 6:00 PM in the EHS theater on Thursday, March 15th.  All those interested are invited to attend, hear from the candidates, ask questions, and leave feedback for the selection committee to consider.  The two candidates are:

Rick Gardner:  Rick has 22 years of experience in education, including 11 years as  H.S. Science teacher. The last 11 years Rick has served as a school administrator in a variety of positions including 1 year as the Principal at Mckenzie H.S., 7 years as an assistant principal at Marist, and the last 3 years as the Director of Facilities and Athletics at Marist H.S., in Eugene Oregon.

Phillip Pearson:  Phillip has 18 years of experience in education, including 10 years as a Science teacher.  Since 2009, Phillip has served in a variety of administrative roles including Dean of Students, Associate Principal, Director of Technology, and the last 6 years as the Principal of Corbett High School in Corbett Oregon.

Both candidates will be doing a 10 minute presentation introducing themselves to our staff and community, followed by 30 minutes of an opportunity for  those in attendance to ask them questions.  Mr. Gardner will start at 6:00 PM, and Mr. Pearson will follow at approximately 6:45.

Summer 2018

 

July 16

School Board Mtg – 6:30 at the District Office

July 30-Aug 2

Strong Start at EHS (for incoming 9th grade students)

August 6

5:30 EHS Fall Sports Registration

August 15

Kindergarten/New Student Registration

August 21

Elementary/Middle School Registration

August 22

Elementary/Middle School Registration

8am  Seniors Register

1pm  Sophomores Register

August 23

Elementary/Middle School Registration

1pm  Juniors Register

5pm  Freshman Register

 

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