RSD Team Spotlight: Janice Hueners

Janice Hueners was unanimously nominated by her peers to be featured in this month’s team spotlight! Janice’s brings dedication and heart to her work in serving RSD students. 

Janice shares, “I love RHS students! Each day I strive to be pleasant, smile, and share an encouraging word as they go on their way. My favorite part of every (regular) school day is seeing the students when they come in for breakfast or lunch. Each one is amazing and special in their own way. I feel that feeding and caring for kids is a noble profession!  Redmond High provides a positive, caring and energetic work environment.  Our staff is fabulous! 

I’ve worked for Redmond School District in Nutrition Services for 7 years now. Previously I’ve been a deli manager with Safeway Co. and have other restaurant management experience. I am a true Oregonian, born in Klamath Falls to school teacher parents. I am the mother of three wonderful adult children and blessed with four spectacular grandkids. In my off work time I like to cook, bake, read and dig in the dirt, (otherwise known as gardening). My husband and I like to camp, …

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Redmond School District Board of Directors Selects Dr. Charan Cline for Superintendent

The Redmond School District Board of Directors has announced its selection of Dr. Charan Cline of Yamhill, Ore. for the position of superintendent.

The board of directors hosted interviews with four finalists on March 9 and March 10. Each candidate participated in a thorough series of interviews including a community stakeholder panel, school tours, executive leadership interviews and an interview with the board of directors. The board selected Cline as the final candidate during a special board meeting held on Tuesday, March 31.

“After a nationwide search and considerable input from the community, the board is pleased to announce the selection of our next superintendent, Charan Cline,” shared Tim Carpenter, Redmond School District Board Chair. “We look forward to working with Charan to continue the great work that is happening in the Redmond School District.”

Dr. Charan Cline currently serves as superintendent of Yamhill Carlton School District. In his 19 years as a school administrator, he has served as a high school assistant principal, a middle school principal, a district school improvement director, and a superintendent. Cline holds a …

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Redmond School District Board of Directors Announces Superintendent Finalist Lineup

Redmond, Ore – The Redmond School District Board of Directors has announced four finalists for the position of Superintendent to be interviewed on March 9 and 10. 

Finalists include Dr. Charan Cline, Superintendent, Yamhill Carlton School District in Yamhill, Ore.; Dr. Lexi Cunningham, Superintendent of Salt Lake City School District in Salt Lake City, Utah; Lee Loving, Principal of Ridgeview High School in Redmond, Ore.; and Pablo Ortega, English Learners Program Director for Des Moines Public Schools in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Charan Cline, Superintendent, Yamhill Carlton School District

Dr. Charan Cline has been the Superintendent at Yamhill Carlton School District since 2012. Cline was raised in Southern Oregon and graduated from Glendale High School. Cline served in the United States Army and after discharge earned a degree in secondary education from Western Oregon State College. He spent six years as a high school social studies teacher then transitioned into administration. In 19 years as a school administrator, he has served as a high school assistant principal, …

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Redmond School District Board of Directors Seeks Volunteers for Superintendent Finalist Community Panel

The Redmond School District Board of Directors invites members of the community to help in the final stages of choosing the district’s next Superintendent by applying for the Community Stakeholder Panel.

The Redmond School District Board of Directors will publicly announce finalist candidates for the Superintendent role on March 4, 2020. In person interviews with each finalist will occur on March 9 and 10 and will include an interview with the Community Stakeholder Panel.

The Community Stakeholder Panel is a volunteer panel of individuals that will be chosen by lottery. The panel will consist of parents, staff members, students, community members and district administrators. 

Those interested in the finalist panel must be able to attend all interview sessions tentatively scheduled for:

Monday, March 9th, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 10th, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

“The Board values the input of parents, students, staff members and community leaders in this critical process,” shared Tim Carpenter, Redmond School District Board Chair. “We encourage anyone who is interested in participating in this panel to apply as we select …

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Redmond School District Prepares to Lower Class Size in Primary Grades

Hello Redmond School District community,

Redmond School District is poised to make a significant investment to improve opportunities and outcomes for our students through the use of funds generated by the Student Success Act.

These investments are strongly informed by stakeholder input. In the fall of 2019 the District launched a comprehensive community engagement process to listen to students, parents, community members and local community leaders as to what is working and what needs improvement in our schools. The District engaged in conversations with students, parents and community members in 20 different listening sessions. In addition, the district conducted surveys with more than 700 respondents to identify what our community prioritizes in regards to education. One of the strong themes that emerged from this process is that our community greatly values smaller class sizes, a key priority of the Student Success Act. 

After listening to the community’s feedback our plan is to prioritize investment of some of the Student Success Act funds toward class size reduction. We are currently exploring what a class size reduction will look like in the …

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Redmond School District Graduation Rate Surpasses State Average

Redmond, Ore – Redmond School District is proud to announce its 2018-2019 graduation rate for the district is 84.3 percent, which is all inclusive, district wide graduation rate.

This puts Redmond School District among the highest district graduation rates in the region and four percentage points higher than the state average of 80%.

The district is proud of the upward trend of student graduation rates with an increase of more than 14 percentage points since 2013-2014. Redmond School District also happy to report a steady increase in the district’s five year completer rate at 86.4% which includes graduates, plus students who earned a GED or other form of high school diploma.

The district’s historical four year cohort graduation rates are illustrated in the following table:

2018-19 

Four-Year Cohort 

Graduation Rate

2017-18

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2016-17

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2015-16

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2014-15

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2013-14

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

84.30

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Redmond School District Graduation Rate Surpasses State Average

Redmond School District is proud to announce its 2018-2019 graduation rate for the district is 84.3 percent, which is an all inclusive, district wide graduation rate.

This puts Redmond School District among the highest district graduation rates in the region and four percentage points higher than the state average of 80%.

The district is proud of the upward trend of student graduation rates with an increase of more than 14 percentage points since 2013-2014. Redmond School District also happy to report a steady increase in the district’s five year completer rate at 86.4% which includes graduates, plus students who earned a GED or other form of high school diploma.

The district’s historical four year cohort graduation rates are illustrated in the following table:

2018-19 

Four-Year Cohort 

Graduation Rate

2017-18

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2016-17

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2015-16

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2014-15

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2013-14

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

84.30

82.86

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Tumalo Community School Accepting Applications for Pre-Kindergarten Afternoon Program

Tumalo Community School is now accepting applications for the school’s afternoon Pre-Kindergarten program this fall.

Tumalo Community School’s afternoon Pre-K program operates from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes begin the week of September 9th and will run throughout the school year.

“Tumalo Community School is proud to continue our Pre-K program this year,” shared Justin Nicklous, Tumalo Community School Principal. “Participation in Pre-K classes offer a wonderful start to a child’s education and introduces them to their school community in a positive way.”

Students must be four years old before September 1, 2019 in order to apply to the program. Tuition is $225 per student monthly. 

Registration closes Friday, August 30th. For questions or more information about Tumalo Community School’s Pre-K program, please contact the school directly at 541-382-2853. Tumalo Community School is currently open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Vern Patrick Elementary Receives $5,000 Grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation

Vern Patrick Elementary School has received at $5,000 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation to support its community school programming in the 2019-2020 school year.

Vern Patrick Elementary’s community school program offers after school enrichment activities that complement academic programs to support student success. Students are able to participate in extra curricular activities and programs that support core academic goals. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities provided in partnership with community organizations such as Girls on the Run, LaClasse, Girl Scouts, STEAM (science, technology, arts and math) classes, cheer leading with local high schools, Kids in the Kitchen with OSU, and many more. 

The school will use the funds awarded to support the program through a part time community school coordinator who will facilitate all programming and work with community partners, staff, students and parents.

“Vern Patrick Elementary is honored to receive this grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation,” shared Jennifer Hesse, Vern Patrick Elementary Principal. “With this extra funding we were able to continue with programming this year in …

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Redmond School District Launches Online Student Registration for 2019-20 School Year

Redmond School District has opened online student registration and verification for all students for the 2019-20 school year.

Using ParentVue, the district’s parent portal, parents or guardians can securely register new or verify returning student information in all grade levels. This significantly reduces the traditional paper documentation that was previously completed in person then hand delivered to schools.

“The online registration process is fast and convenient for Redmond School District families,” said Mike McIntosh, superintendent. “It is designed to ensure accuracy of student information while offering a helpful tool to save time during the busy back-to-school season.”

To register new students or verify returning student information, parents can visit the district website at www.redmondschools.org and click the online registration link on the home page. 

Parents of new students will still be required to bring certain documents to their student’s school such as proof of birth, proof of immunization and proof of address. The online registration process will detail which documents are required for new student registration. 

Incoming in-town kindergarten students who have not yet registered may do …

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