RSD Board Vacancy

The Redmond School District Board of Directors is seeking qualified people to apply for a vacancy of Position #3.

The board consists of five members elected at large. Those interested must be qualified voters in the district and have been residents within the district for one year immediately preceding the appointment.

Applications will be taken until June 24th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled following that date. Please contact Executive Assistant Gina Blanchette, at 541-923-8250 for more information.

Click here for a link to the application.

The person filling this appointment of position #3 and will serve until June 30, 2017 replacing A.J. Losoya who has resigned from his position effective July 31, 2016 or until a replacement appointment decision has been made.

 

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Bank of the Cascades Donates $5,000 to Vern Patrick Elementary

Redmond School District would like to thank Bank of the Cascades for their generous donation of $5,000 to Vern Patrick Elementary!

Vern Patrick’s son, Ryan Patrick, who is the Chairman of their Board of Directors, visited Vern Patrick Elementary to present the gift.  Ryan spoke about his father and his love for the Redmond community.  Words cannot express our gratitude for this wonderful support!

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Ridgeview High School Senior Named Ford Family Foundation Scholar

Ridgeview High School senior Marta Beserra has been named one of 106 Oregon Ford Family Foundation Scholars for 2016.

According to the Ford Family Foundation, eligibility criteria include financial need and merit qualifications. In addition, Scholars must attend an accredited, nonprofit college in their home state and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree full-time. The renewable scholarship covers 90 percent of each student’s unmet financial need each academic year. This year’s Ford Scholars were chosen from 6,049 applicants.

Beserra plans to pursue a nursing degree. She plans to attend COCC and OSU Cascades in Bend and will transfer to Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Nursing in Portland.

“I can’t thank The Ford Family Foundation enough for allowing me and encouraging me of pursuing my goal of becoming a pediatric nurse,” stated Marta Beserra. “Not only did The Ford Family Foundation encourage me, they inspired me to become a great person in the future and to make my parents proud of my accomplishments. Thanks to The Ford Family Foundation, I’m more determined than ever before of becoming a successful person. This …

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RELC Family Festival

Redmond School District is set to open the Redmond Early Learning Center next school year for all of Redmond’s in-town kindergarten students!  Join us as we celebrate this new school with our Early Learning Family Festival on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hugh Hartman Campus in Redmond.

Learn about the new Early Learning Center and register for kindergarten!  Explore firetrucks, police cars and “Things That Go!” in our transportation exploration zone!  Enjoy food and hands-on activities for kids up to 6 years of age!  Bring the family and get ready for a successful year of kindergarten at the Redmond Early Learning Center! Visit www.redmondearlylearning.org or call 541-923-8900 for more information!

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New Elementary Math Curriculum – Parent Night

Tuesday, June 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Ridgeview High School Skybox

Join us for pizza and learn more about our new elementary math curriculum for all of Redmond’s Elementary Schools!

Our team of district teachers and leaders have spent the last year reviewing curriculum. The team’s final recommendation is the Ready/iReady math curriculum, which has been reviewed and approved by our Board of Directors.

The lessons in Ready Mathematics use a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model with a balance of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build confidence and mastery of math standards.

There will be no supervision provided for students.

Please RSVP for food purposes.  You may do so at www.bit.ly/RSDmathnight.

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RSD End of Year Events

Please scroll down to view your school’s End of Year Events!

 

Edwin Brown Education Center Events

Community 101 Awards Ceremony May 27th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Presentation of Community 101 Grants

Last Day of School June 15th, 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served.

 

Elton Gregory Middle School Events

5th Grade Visit to EGMS June 2nd, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at EGMS For 5th grade students coming to EGMS next year. Students will be shown the school & have lunch.

5th Grade Parent Night June 2nd, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at EGMS Informational meeting for parents of incoming 6th graders.

End of Year Band Concert June 9th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at EGMS Gym Join us for our Band & Choir performance!

8th Grade Celebration June 15th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at EGMS Join us for a dance with live DJ & snacks! This free event is only for 8th grade students.

 

M.A. Lynch Elementary Events

Ned Show Yo Yo Performance May 25th, 1:30 p.m. in the Gym

2nd Grade Family Math Night May 26th, 4:00 p.m. at Lynch Elementary

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Teacher Appreciation Week

WHEREAS, teachers prepare future citizens through guidance and education; and

WHEREAS, teachers encounter students of widely differing backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, our country’s future depends upon providing quality education to all students; and

WHEREAS, teachers spend countless hours preparing lessons, evaluating progress, counseling and coaching students and performing community service; and

WHEREAS, our community recognizes and supports its teachers in educating the children of this community.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Redmond School Board of Directors proclaims 

May 2-6, 2016, to be

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Redmond School District Board of Directors strongly encourages all members of our community to join with us in personally expressing appreciation to our teachers for their dedication and devotion to their profession.

Adopted this 27th day of April, 2016.

Richard C. Bailey, Chair

Redmond School District Board of Directors

 

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Team Spotlight – Amber McCloud

Amber McCloud joined Redmond School DIstrict in the fall of 2015 as the District Pre-K/Kindergarten Transition Coordinator. Amber’s position is funded by federal grant dollars and has been incredibly valuable in assisting all of the district’s pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers. She takes on many tasks in her roles, like helping teachers create lesson plans, providing relief time so teachers can attend workshops and by fostering and facilitating collaboration among teachers between the district’s seven elementary schools. She also aides teachers who may need additional assistance with lesson plans for struggling students. How long have you worked for RSD  what did you do before coming here? This is my first year with Redmond School District.  Before coming to RSD, I worked as a primary teacher in Hillsboro School District for Farmington View Elementary.  It is small school with one teacher per grade level.  I taught kindergarten, third grade and a 2/3 split.  I loved that I had the opportunity to teach my students as kindergarteners as well as third graders.  The school was surrounded by country fields and vineyards.  Prior to …

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Pre-Kindergarten Screenings

The Title 1A PreKindergarten Screening events on April 27 & May 4, 2016 were very successful!

More than 50 children were screened for the Title 1A PreK open slots and families will be notified the week of May 23rd of their qualification status.

At this time screenings have closed for this program. RSD would like to thank Healthy Beginnings, Deschutes Public Library, and Head Start for their participation and assistance in the screening events.

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