UCYSA Spring Soccer starts March 11th! See ucysa.org for more details.
La Grande Little League 2024 Spring Registration is now OPEN! Go to lagrandelittleleague.net for more information!
La Grande School District #1 will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in honor of President's Day.
Congratulations to Paige Allen for being selected as an OSAA Athlete of the Week! Paige won the Hood River Valley Girls Invitational and the Lady Huskie Invitational (WA). She has a current record of 30-4 this season. Tiger up!!!
Let’s make kindness the norm this week! As we all work to create a kinder world, we can start with ourselves and our community. We invite you to celebrate Valentine’s Day (February 14th) and Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17th) by spreading kindness. There is no limit on the amount of goodness we can put into the world. Every ounce of kindness matters and inspires kindness in others. Ready to participate in the Kindness Challenge? Here are ideas to get started: Join the #MakeKindnessTheNorm challenge and share your acts of kindness on social media. Practice kindness and self-compassion with these guided practices and exercises: Self Compassion Practices Some of us are already taking steps to find professional help with our well-being and perhaps you or a loved one should too. If you or a family member would like help finding a mental health care provider, use Care Solace, a complimentary and confidential coordination service provided by La Grande School District: Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365. Visit caresolace.com/lagrande and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone. Spreading kindness improves our well-being and fosters a caring community. What will you do to spread kindness this week?
PUBLIC NOTICE – SAFETY CONCERN Today, February 8, 2024, La Grande School District received a report that a male in a black SUV pulled up next to a student who was walking to the middle school. The individual attempted to get the student in his vehicle. LMS administrators were notified and informed law enforcement of the event. Additional law enforcement patrols were requested and will be patrolling the area and school sites. Please visit with your student(s) about the potential danger of getting into vehicles with people they do not know. For additional information on how to talk with your student about the potential dangers you may access this resource. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/stranger-danger-and-stranger-safety
February 21, 2024 is School Exclusion Day. If your student needs a vaccine CHD or the School-Based Health Center can help! Call 541-663-3330 or 541-962-8801 for fee information.
National School Counseling Week is February 5-9th. We thank our school counselors for their contributions to our students and school communities. School counselors help students succeed in school and plan their careers while encouraging them to set healthy goals, mindsets, and behaviors. They have a huge impact on our entire school community. As we move forward into the new year, we encourage you to pause and take care of your own well-being. Reach out to a counselor if needed, and if you need additional help, Care Solace is available to support all of us. If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace will help you navigate the mental health care system, explain your options, and quickly find available providers in our local community. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided by La Grande School District. If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider: Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365. Visit caresolace.com/lagrande and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone. May we all be happy and healthy!
February is Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Awareness Month. As a school community, let's stay informed about the signs of teen dating violence and know where to turn if you suspect yourself, a friend, or a family member is experiencing dating violence. Dating violence is never okay in any form. There are many forms of violence to be aware of: Physical abuse - unwanted and intentional contact with someone's body or something close to their body with the intent to harm. Emotional and verbal abuse - non-physical behavior such as threats, insults, humiliation, intimidation, isolation, or social media monitoring. Sexual abuse - force or coercion to perform unwanted sexual acts. Digital abuse - using social media or texting to intimidate, stalk, or harass someone. Stalking - when someone follows you or harasses you, causing fear and uncertainty. For more information on types of abuse, you can visit loveisrespect.org. It’s important to be aware of signs someone may be a victim of dating abuse. If you have a friend you suspect is experiencing signs of abuse, here are some tips on how you can help them: Reach out to them and ask if they need help or support. Ensure they’re safe when communicating your concerns, and let them know you are there for them when they need someone. Listen to them. Let them share their story and remind them it’s not their fault. Tell a trusted adult. Sometimes, looking out for your friend means letting an adult know something is wrong and allowing them to step in and help. If you, a friend, or a family member is experiencing abuse, here are resources available to La Grande School District. https://www.lagrandesd.org/page/counseling-resources Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided by La Grande School District. If you want to use Care Solace to help you find a mental health or substance use provider: Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365. Visit caresolace.com/lagrande and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
Welcome new English Language Arts Teacher, Matthew Horgan, at La Grande High School!
Welcome new Kindergarten Teacher, Julianna Lovelace, to Island City Elementary!
Welcome new 5th Grade Teacher, Shelby Starr, to Greenwood Elementary!
Welcome new Third Grade Teacher, Shelby Fyn, to Greenwood Elementary!
Check out our progress on the new Wildcat Center! https://www.lagrandesd.org/page/lgsd-bond-2022-update
Welcome new English Language Arts Teacher, Ryan Townsend, to La Grande High School!
Welcome new Special Education Teacher, Brooke DeYoung, to Central Elementary!
More of our LHS CTE projects!
Welcome new Rising Stars Teacher, Dylan Hodges, to Greenwood Elementary!
Welcome new Fourth Grade Teacher, Jessica Sutten, to Central Elementary School!
Welcome new Agriculture and Science Teacher, Chelsey Sharp, to La Grande High School!