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Windy River Teacher Recognized by Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics for Outstanding Contributions

BOARDMAN – A Windy River Elementary School Title I teacher has been recognized as an outstanding contributor to the mathematics community of Oregon by the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM). Rhonda Boor won the award for OCTM Area 11 for Umatilla-Morrow counties.

Math is advanced among school children by teachers and others who work on the progress in math education and work to increase the quality of mathematics education. OCTM members are math teachers and classroom teachers who are interested in keeping quality mathematics in Oregon schools. Boor’s work has demonstrated she is indeed one of these people. She has bolstered the mathematics community by building curriculum resources for the Morrow County School District’s Kindergarten through 6th grade teachers, helped the District to organize math professional development opportunities, and has supported teacher workshops on the implementation of Common Core State Standards into everyday teaching.

“Rhonda Boor is a great educator and leader in our District, and someone who supports the work we do with math, reading, and data-driven instructional practices,” said Superintendent Dirk Dirksen. “She helps our District move forward in educating students and supporting staff.”

OCTM promotes a comprehensive math education community and supports educators in implementing state and national math standards.

“It is an honor to highlight accomplishments, leadership, and excellent work of people who promote mathematics across our state,” said Molly Smith, vice president of OCTM. “The state of Oregon is fortunate to have forward thinking people in the mathematics community!”

For more information about OCTM, please visit http://www.octm.org.

Windy River Geo Bee

Congratulations to Megan Hegar for winning the National Geographic Bee on January 15!  Read the Press Release on the District's Website.

2012-2013 ODE Report Cards are available online

El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Morrow está contento en informar que nuestros alumnos superaron los datos de comparación distritos en 5 de 6 medidas de desempeño resultados en como los estudiantes están logrando en la escuelas secundaria. En comparación con los distritos con características demográficas similares, tales como los niveles de pobreza, la diversidad de su alumnado, y la movilidad de alumnos, Estudiantes 12º grado in MCSD superaron alumnos de comparación distritos en la preparación universitaria y profesional (medida por el porcentaje de estudiantes que tomaron el SAT), la tasa de graduación de la escuela secundaria , la tasa de finalización, y la tasa de abandono escolar.

Como parte de nuestra solicitud para recibir una exención  federal, Oregon desarrolló un nuevo sistema de asignación de responsabilidades con un mayor enfoque en el aprendizaje y el crecimiento de los estudiantes. Las escuelas también reciben una clasificación que las compara con escuelas "similares" -otras escuelas con características demográficas similares de estudiantes incluyendo porcentajes de pobreza, movilidad, estudiantes de color, y estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés. Las escuelas son clasificadas como debajo del promedio, cerca del promedio o por encima del promedio en comparación con escuelas similares. Esto proporciona a los padres y miembros de la comunidad otra perspectiva sobre el logro de la escuela.

El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Morrow tiene 8 escuelas dentro del distrito que recibió una calificación. La mitad de las escuelas dentro del distrito dio un fuerte desempeño. Sobre los nuevos criterios de calificación escolar del estado, que tasas las escuelas de un 1 (el rendimiento más bajo) a 5 (rendimiento escolar modelo). Este año AC Houghton, Heppner Elementary, Windy River y Heppner Jr/Sr High han alcanzado una calificación de nivel 4. Irrigon Junior / Senior High, Riverside Junior / Senior High, Sam Boardman Elementary  alcanzó el nivel 3 de rendimiento, mientras que la escuela Irrigon Elementary obtuvo una clasificación de nivel 2.

Para obtener más información sobre el reporte escolar de MCSD o para el acceso de reportes de individual escuelas, por favor visite la oficina de la escuela de su estudiante o pueden utilizarla el Internet y utiliza el website: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx  y seleccione Morrow County School District. http://www.morrow.k12.or.us/reportcards

2012-2013 ODE Report Cards are available online

Morrow County School District is pleased to report that our students outperformed comparison districts data on 5 of 6 outcome performance measures as it relates to how students are achieving in High School.   Compared to districts with similar demographics, such as poverty levels, diversity of their student body, and pupil mobility, MCSD Seniors outperformed their counterparts in college and career readiness (as measured by the percentage of students who took the SAT), high school graduation rate, completion rate, and dropout rate.

As part of our federal waiver application, Oregon developed a new accountability system with a much greater focus on student learning and growth. Schools also receive a rating that compares them to "like" schools – other schools with similar student demographics including percent poverty, mobility, students of color, and English learners. Schools are rated as below average, about average, or above average as compared to similar schools. This provides parents and community members with another perspective on achievement at the school.

MCSD has 8 schools within the district that received a rating.  Half of the schools within the district yielded strong performance based on the new state school rating criteria, which rates schools from a 1 (lowest performance) to 5 (model school performance).  This year A.C. Houghton, Heppner Elementary, Windy River Elementary and Heppner High School have attained a Level 4 rating. Irrigon Junior/Senior High, Riverside Junior/Senior High, Sam Boardman Elementary achieved level 3 performance, while Irrigon Elementary School obtained a level 2 rating.

View Report Cards here: http://www.morrow.k12.or.us/reportcards

For more information on the MCSD School Report Card or individual school report cards, please go to your child’s school site main office and ask for a copy or visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx  and select Morrow County School District.