Annual North Marion Auction - Big Hit
Supporters of the North Marion School District filled the Wellsprings conference area in Woodburn on Saturday evening to show their support for the District with their generous contributions. A silent auction with hundreds of items, followed by a live auction, insured the evening was full of fun, great conversations and an opportunity for folks to feel good about their role as stewards of the District.
Auction Chair Christi Christenson brought months of work by the dozens of volunteers who make up the auction team to a successful completion. The evening netted the Auction Committee tens of thousands of dollars to be used to fund dozens of projects across the campus. At the start of the live auction, Mrs. Christenson announced she was turning the leadership role over to Glenn Holum for next year. Our best wishes to Christi as she transitions to other roles and to Glenn and the team of volunteers as they move toward another year.
A big thanks to all of the volunteers who made this year such a great success, the many sponsors who helped foot the bill for the event and people who opened their pocketbooks to help North Marion live up to its reputation as a family of caring supporters who are proud to claim their allegiance to Husky Nation.
Shining A Light In Our Buildings
The North Marion School District is pleased to announce that we have started a long range facility planning process and will be engaging our students, staff, and communities throughout our work on this critical capital campaign.
We started this effort this last summer by engaging DLR Group to assess our very old and tired buildings and systems. DLR Group was engaged for our 1998 long range planning effort that resulted in our new Primary School, the addition to our High School, and critical capital needs at all of our facilities. With that bond debt set to expire in 2018, the District is evaluating where we are against our District Mission and what must be done to prepare us for the future.
The assessments also included a workshop and surveys of our staff to identify needs in respect to the educational adequacy of our classrooms. With no surprise, the age of our buildings is reflected in the classrooms. Click here to READ FULL ARTICLE. Shining A Light in our Buildings
The Teaching and Learning Team has decided to cancel all future meetings due to lack of participation in our monthly "Empowering our Community Forums". However, if you are interested, we will instead post monthly web-casts. These monthly recordings will be available for families to access at home, and will provide information on current topics in education.
We are sorry to see the forums go, but we are excited for this new opportunity to communicate with our families. If you would like to access our Community Forum web-casts visit our Teaching and Learning page and click on Community Forum. If you have any additional questions, please contact Desiree Kiesel at 503-678-7126. We appreciate your support with this decision.
a. Division 22 Standards Assurances: Superintendent Keyser said by January 15 of each year, school district superintendents are required to report to their communities the district’s standing with respect to all Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools as set forth in Oregon Administrative Rules. ODE Guidance for Division 22 standards He reported that North Marion School District is meeting all the requirements by the state in the following standards: 1) District Improvement Plan, 2) Policies on Reporting Child Abuse, 3) Diploma Requirements, 4) District Curriculum, and 5) Required Instructional Time. View report to community here. Division 22 Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 2015-16 Assurances.