Stoops' Scoop

January 10, 2020- Edition 9

District Vision

We provide exceptional educational experiences that inspire, challenge and prepare each student to achieve personal and academic success.

January is School Board Appreciation Month

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January is National School Board Appreciation Month. We would like to recognize Teresa Kinkaid, Rod Hill, John Conklin, Vice Chair Greg Traeger and Chair Shari Traeger. We appreciate our board members for their volunteer service and commitment to guiding and governing our school district. Their leadership is the foundation for our district to continue to grow and thrive upon. Thank you Board Members, you make a positive difference for all staff and student.

Winter Weather is in the Forecast

As a reminder to all parents and staff, the district provides notice for school delays or cancellations by 6:00 am if inclement weather impacts our schools. We distribute the message by phone, email and text, as well as post to our websites and local tv and radio stations. Our goal is always to consider the safety for parents, staff, and students who travel to and from school.

District Staff Spotlight - Martin Hall

Martin Hall is Mt. Angel School District's Digital Communications Specialist. Martin is a 2016 graduate of Kennedy High School and provides expertise in the areas of digital communications through website and social media development and management. Martin has helped our district elevate the quality of our sites and the frequency of updates. Thank you Martin.

Mt. Angel School District Budget Committee Openings

There are currently two open positions for the Mt. Angel School District budget committee. It is the function of the budget committee to approve budget estimates for an educational plan previously determined by the Board. No new program should be considered for the budget estimate that has not previously been submitted to the Board and approved as part of the educational plan. The budget committee will determine levels of spending, but does not determine programs. These positions have a 3-year term ending June 30, 2022. Please follow the link on the district website for the application . You can submit your application via email to: or you can drop off your application at the District Office: 730 E. Marquam St. Mt. Angel, OR 97362. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Holland at 503-845-2345.

District Planning for Student Investment Account Application

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Mt. Angel School District leaders have begun the process of developing a plan for the SIA Application which is due April 15, 2020. The School Board is involved in the planning process and is expecting a completed plan to be on the March 9th agenda for board approval. Listening sessions and additional opportunities for public input are being planned. Board members have been receiving training from Oregon School Boards Assn. through the Promise Scholarship Program that includes six 3-hour trainings and provides $5,000 in scholarships at the end of the year. More to come soon. The process will be discussed at the regular board meeting on January 13, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Board Room.