Stoops' Scoop

September 23, 2019

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District Mission

We develop virtuous students who honor Mt. Angel's diverse culture and inspire their pursuit of academic success.

First Weekly District Newsletter

Hello Mt. Angel School District students, staff, parents and community members. This is my first attempt at providing a weekly district newsletter, Stoops' Scoop. One of my superintendent goals recently approved by the school board, includes increased communications of district activities to all stakeholders. The Scoop will cover a variety of topics in an effort to help the Mt. Angel Community have a better understanding of district operations, successes and challenges. If you want to hear about any specific topics, I encourage you to send me a message. My contact information is at the bottom of this Scoop.

Planning for Student Success Act Funding

Engaging the Community

Mt. Angel School District Staff are working on several plans this fall in preparation for funding from the Student Success Act (SB 3427) starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The District Consolidated Improvement Plan is due to the Oregon Department of Education in November, planning for the Student Success Act will follow. Staff at each school have been working for several months on assessing their building needs using the Oregon Integrated Systems Framework (ORIS). We are now in the process of using the same assessment tool to develop a District Plan. Resources can be found at this ODE link: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/StudentSuccess/Pages/StudentInvestmentAccount.aspx.

Mt. Angel Schools Continue to Focus on Mental Health

District Special Services Director, Erica Gordon continues to lead efforts to address student mental health. All district staff have been trained in Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) training www.qprinstitute.com. This training is not a form of counseling or treatment. Rather it is intended to offer hope through positive action. By learning QPR, staff come to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of people in trouble. and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy. The district will make these trainings available for parents and community members again this year.
WESD Suicide Prevention

Kindergartners Get Help from 5th Graders at St. Mary's Public School

During the first week of school kindergartners get assistance from 5th grade students with learning the cafeteria routines during lunch.
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Mt. Angel School Board Members - Promise Program

District Board Members are participating in the Oregon School Board Association's (OSBA) Promise Scholarship Program. The program included 4 board member trainings throughout the year. By completing the training the board is awarded $5,000 form OSBA to distribute as scholarships to 2020 graduates. In 2017-2018, the board completed the same program and awarded two $2,500 scholarships to Kennedy High School graduates. Thank you School Board Members for serving our students, staff and community.