Redmond High School student qualifies for national CTE competition

Redmond High School junior Kyler Outman recently qualified to participate in the SkillsUSA national competition scheduled for June 25-29, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.

SkillsUSA is national organization comprised of students, teachers and industry partners focused on providing the United States with a skilled workforce through career and technical education (CTE) classes.    

Outman earned his trip to the national competition by winning a gold medal in cabinet-making and power equipment technologies at the SkillsUSA state competition held in April in Milwaukie, Oregon. He beat out the second place finisher by 400 points.

During the national competition, Outman will participate in a variety of challenges, including parts identification, failure analysis, reassembly of a lawn tractor transmission, fuel injection theory, circuitry and voltage drop tests, engine failure to run diagnostic, mock interviews, and much more.

“The challenges I will compete in at nationals involve skills learned from my CTE classes at Redmond High,” he said. “I’m thankful to attend a school in a district focused on providing students with …

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Redmond School District students participate in local entrepreneur competition

Middle school and high school students from across Redmond School District recently participated in a competition sponsored by the Redmond Education Foundation called Teen Tank.

Billed as an event featuring student innovation and ideas, the competition consisted of teams from Obsidian Middle School, Tumalo Community School, Redmond High School and Ridgeview High School.

Inspired by the hit television show, Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch their company or product ideas to a panel of successful industry judges, Teen Tank competitors similarly pitched their social, business and community-focused projects to a panel of local judges.

Teams were given five minutes to pitch and six to respond to any questions from the panel of judges. Winners were selected based on a scoring rubric.

Obsidian Middle School (OMS) produced this year’s winning team, garnering them a check for $2,500 to be directed toward their proposed project, “Growing Hope,” a community garden to be located off of 15th street near OMS.

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December 8 – After School Activities Canceled

Good morning Redmond School District Families,

Due to today’s snowfall and inclement weather, all after-school activities and events will be canceled. We are following the weather very closely and are working with our partners at ODOT and Redmond Police Department to determine a plan for tomorrow. Once a decision has been made regarding school delays or closures we will communicate that to families immediately through our automated phone system, website and social media.

RSD will continue with regular daytime operations through the remainder of the school day. School buses will run on their regular schedules and buildings will remain open until all students have left for the day. Parents are welcome to pick up students at any point during the school day.

As a reminder, you can receive text alerts from Redmond School District regarding inclement weather delays or closures by texting “YES” to the number 67587.  Please note, it may take up to 48 hours for texts to begin so please follow our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Thank you and please be safe.

Redmond School District

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Tumalo Community School Water Results

Greetings Tumalo Community School families,

We have received notice from Laidlaw Water District that the lab results from our water tests showed no evidence of contaminants and that our water is safe for consumption. We are thankful for their fast response and support to ensure that our water is safe.

Safety precautions will be lifted and students will be able to utilize drinking fountains and faucets today.

For a copy of the final lab result click the following link:

Final Lab Results – Tumalo Community School

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us at 541-923-5437.


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School in Session – Tumalo Community School – December 6th

Good evening Tumalo Community School families,

This weekend, Laidlaw Water District experienced a leak in their main line. Although the leak was not in our school building, we want to ensure that the water is safe for students and staff members. With this in mind, Laidlaw has collected water samples to be tested and we expect results back early tomorrow.

In the meantime, school will be in regular session tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th. We’ve made special arrangements to provide bottled water, courtesy of Earth2O, for students and staff. Bathroom facilities will be usable, however, water faucets and drinking fountains will not be in working order. There will be alternate hand washing options for students and staff members to use. A modified menu will be served for both breakfast and lunch which will include only wrapped or packaged meal items and produce that does not require washing.

These precautions will be in place until test results arrive and our water is deemed safe. Tests are due back tomorrow morning. We will be in touch with you to share the news of …

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Team Spotlight – Kristi Messner

Kristi Messner teaches 1st grade at Terrebonne Community School. Kristi has dedicated her entire teaching career to Redmond School District, having served 38 years with RSD! We are honored to feature Kristi as this month’s Team Spotlight!

How long have you been working for Redmond School District and what did you do before coming here?

I imagine I am, or close to the longest, employed RSD teacher! This year puts me well over three decades! Where did the time go?

When I was a senior in college I received a job offer from another district and was waiting for the contract to come in the mail. But as fate would have it a Redmond administrator called to set up an interview. It was my dream job. I was offered a position as a First Grade Individualized Learning Center teacher at Brown Elementary. I quickly sent the other district a sincere apology and an unsigned contract. I have been a part of the RSD district ever since!

What do you enjoy most or find most rewarding about your role?

The …

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Redmond School District Seeks Volunteers for District Advisory Committee

The Redmond School District is seeking individuals interested in serving on the District’s new Advisory Committee.

The District Advisory Committee will review aspects of policies, practices, and programs presented to the Committee and advise the Superintendent on such areas. Applicants should be representative of the Redmond community population and involved in, or concerned with, the education of children. Students, parents, teachers and community members are invited to apply. A majority of the members must be parents or students in the Redmond School District.

The volunteer members of the committee will be appointed by the Superintendent for a term of two years, not to exceed two terms. The District Advisory Committee will meet at least three times annually throughout the school year.

Advisory Committee Bylaws

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Application for the District Advisory Committee

Online Application

Printable Application

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You may also pick up an application in person at the RSD District Office located at 145 SE Salmon Drive in Redmond.

Deadline for applications is Friday, December 16.

For questions or for more information, please …

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RHS Students Selected for All-State Jazz Band

Redmond High School students Trey Conley, Ryan Schmid and Arron Park have been selected to participate in the Oregon All-State High School Jazz Band.

The Oregon Music Education Association All-State Jazz Band is comprised of the best 18 high school jazz musicians in the state. This year nearly 150 students submitted applications. This event is the backbone of OMEA’s efforts to provide quality experiences for music students and professional development for music educators.

OMEA shares, “Music education is an integral part of a complete education. It is one of the ways in which you prepare students to be high achievers and life-long learners.”

These RHS students will participate in the OMEA Conference and All-State performance held in Eugene January 12 through 14 at the Eugene Hilton and Conference Center.

For questions or more information, please contact Paul Nolan, RHS Principal, at 541-923-4800 or at

About OMEA Oregon Music Educators Association is a non-profit 501c3 organization comprised of approximately 900 members who are dedicated to the music education of Oregonians of all ages. The majority of its members teach in …

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