Issue # 7 - March, 2023
Issue #8 - May, 2023
The Final Days of School Are Quickly Winding Down!
June 9th | Graduation Day
June 15th | Last Day for Paulina/Brothers
June 15th | 8th-Grade Recognition
June 16th | Last Day for all Remaining K-11 Students
Exploring Elementary English Curriculum
Teachers at Crooked River Elementary School provide families an update on the new English Language Arts Curriculum that launched at the beginning of the the school year. In this informative six-part series, families will learn the basics of the curriculum and the tools teachers use to improve reading, writing, and speaking skills. Join us as we explore what a typical day looks like in the classroom with Wit & Wisdom and Fundations!
How is that possible? There's been confusion this year thanks to different national celebration calendars. Teacher Appreciation Week is typically the first week of May. However, some organizations consider Sunday the first day of the week, and since May 1st fell on a Monday this year, some calendars scheduled Teacher Appreciation Week May 8th-12th.
We're solving this problem by celebrating our incredible teachers for two weeks! Some buildings celebrated this week, and others will celebrate next week. If you or your child has a favorite teacher, now would be a great time to send them a note, give them a gift, or offer your gratitude by saying things like "Thank you" or "We appreciate you."
Did you know ❓❓❓
- There are 205 certified teachers in our school district
- Every teacher is licensed through the Teacher Standards & Practices Commission
- 156 teachers have at least three years of experience
- 102 have ten years of experience or more (50% of all teachers)
- 71% have a Master's Degree
- 28% have a Bachelor's Degree
Students at Pioneer High School Learn Practical Life Skills
Pioneer High School students are learning valuable life skills thanks to Enrichment Fridays! They recently enjoyed a crash course on all things automotive:
- Changing oil
- Rotating tires
- Auto insurance with Shawn Benson
- Toured the DMV learning about registration, licensing, and much more
- Auto loans with Natalie Spry, Mid Oregon Credit Union
- Vehicle maintenance and what to look for when buying a vehicle; Eric Rice, King's Auto
- Vehicle emergency kits with Pete Goodrich
Thank you to the staff and community partners for caring about our kids and thinking of creative ways to make learning fun!
CC's High School Equestrian Team Heads to State
Congratulations to the Crook County Oregon High School Equestrian Team on a great season!
Everyone qualified for the 2023 OHSET Championship at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds May 11th - 14th. The most recent event included Individual Flags, Barrels, Keyhole, Driving, Saddle Seat, Jumping, Steer Daubing, Breakaway, Team Versatility, Team Flag, Drill 5+, and In-Hand Obstacle Relay.
Your CC OHSET Team: Hayden Adkins, Emma Brandau, Grace Budre, Corley Holliday, Brooke Lockling, Alayna Neville, Tavia Quinn, and Tristan Sutherlin. Nice job! 👏
Crooked River Elementary Offers an After-School Guitar Club! 🎸🎵
The talented Mrs. Pascuzzi at Crooked River Elementary School teaches beginning guitar lessons as one of the many after-school clubs offered throughout our school district. And it's pretty popular! Students are learning how to hold a guitar properly, the notes of each string, stay on beat, and basic strumming patterns. And, of course, a little music theory as well!
We visited her classroom recently, and it's so cool what the students are learning. Thanks, Mrs. Pascuzzi, for offering such a fun after-school club!
Cowboy Up! 🤠🐎
Elementary students enjoyed a fun and positive presentation this month about the history of rodeos and what it means to be a Cowboy. It's through a national program called Cowboys & Kids, made possible by the Crooked River Round Up Foundation.
Motivational Speaker Penny Conway talked about Western heritage and the qualities Americans hold in high regard: rugged individualism, freedom, honesty, patriotism, and pride in achievement. She also encouraged students to be kind, thoughtful, generous, and good community members. All characteristics of real Cowboys and Cowgirls!
Perfect Weather for the 2023 Badge Dash 🏃♀️🏃♂️
Badger Dash was incredibly fun. Congratulations to our grade level winners who were able to put a pie in their choice of teachers face. WHAT A DAY! HUGE shoutout to the amazing BBE staff for making it a great day. Heartfelt thanks to Mr. Yuma - the guy who makes it happen!
CCMS Students Place 2nd at State Math Competition
Congratulations to Mr. Matt Fischer and his team of math students who showed off their math skills at the one-day Pentagames on Friday, April 29th, in Hermiston.
Here's what Mr. Fischer said about the competition:
"Our team was divided into three small teams (a seventh-grade team, an eighth-grade pre-algebra team, and an algebra team) and competed against students in those groups from other schools. Each of our three teams finished in second place in their division. The seventh-grade team was: Adam Crass, Weston Coshow, and Calvin Woolsey. Weston finished first overall as an individual for the 7th-grade team. The pre-algebra team was: Marissa Jarrell, Cairo Wrolson, and Cole Turner. Marissa placed 5th overall as an individual, and Cole placed first overall. The algebra team was: Rylin Olson, Piper Hallam, and Kannon Whiting. Kannon got second overall as an individual. They came away with many trophies and medals, and seeing them do so well was exciting."
▶️ Crook County HS trap shooting team sees interest grow in second season
by Eric Lindstrom | Central Oregon Daily News | It's the fastest-growing extracurricular high school sport in America. Trap shooting has gone from a sport with just a few kids participating back in 2008 to over 30,000 kids participating today. Crook County High School students are among them, preparing for their second season.
▶️ Crook County HS improves security system; Can send alert to staff phones
by Central Oregon Daily News Sources | >>> Have you checked out Central Oregon Daily News on YouTube? Click here to subscribe and share our videos. Crook County High School has made improvements to its security system that goes beyond replacing old cameras.
- May 8th | School Board Meeting, CCMS - 6:30pm
May 29th | No School, Memorial Day
June 2nd | Last Day for Seniors
June 9th | CCHS Graduation Day
June 12th | School Board Meeting, District Office - 6:30pm
June 15th | 8th-Grade Recognition
June 16th | Last Day for K-11 Students
Crook County School District
Location: 471 Ochoco Plaza Drive, Prineville, OR, USA
Phone: (541) 477-5664