Please help us congratulate the LHS Swimmers as they had an incredibly successful weekend at the State Swim Meet: La Grande girls take 2nd in state, while the La Grande boys claim 3rd at the state meet this afternoon in Beaverton. 1st place: Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay - La Grande 1) Hannah Zamora 2) Rinnah Lynch 3) McKinley Kruse 4) Shiloh Lynch Boys 500 Yard Freestyle - Zane Ricker Anica Setser - 200 free - 5th Zane Ricker - 200 free - 3rd Rinnah Lynch - 200 IM - 2nd Evan Zastrow - 200 IM - 6th Shiloh Lynch - 50 free - 4th Shiloh Lynch - 100 free - 4th Rinnah Lynch - 100 back - 2nd Hannah Zamora - 100 back - 6th Jake Weigand - 100 back - 5th Evan Zastrow - 100 breast - 5th Boys 200 Medley Relay - Jake Weigand, Jayden Riley, Evan Zastrow, and Zane Ricker - 4th Girls 400 Free Relay - Anica Setser, Rinnah Lynch, Mckinley Kruse, and Shiloh Lynch - 2nd Boys 400 Free Relay - Jake Weigand, Jayden Riley, Evan Zastrow, and Zane Ricker - 3rd
LHS Families, please see the attached information and flyers from EOU. EOU is thrilled to extend an invitation to all students currently enrolled in ECI courses through EOU's dual credit program to ECI's first annual BBQ. We are coming together as a campus to celebrate our youngest Mounties and their efforts in the area of dual credit attainment. April 10th Matinees will be going on for some of our theatre productions as well. On the same day as the BBQ EOU will have acts of the play MacBeth with our Theatre department and then in May they will be having opportunities for schools to watch the play "She Loves Me". May 22nd- 31st (These are open to any students from your districts.) Finally EOU has an amazing opportunity to have Six Summer Institutes this year for students to be apart of. Students will need to have been in 9th grade this year and can be graduating this year and still attend. June 16-21 and June 24-29. https://www.eou.edu/early-college-initiatives/summer-institutes/ Let EOU be part of your student's opportunities this Spring and Summer.
La Grande School District #1 will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in honor of President's Day.
LHS Seniors and Senior Families, it's time to celebrate! Please see the attached flyer for Senior Swag!
LHS Sports Fans: The Tiger Boys Basketball team will be traveling to Pendleton for a District Play In game on Thursday, February 15th! Please see information below for time and price: Pendleton Boys and Girls Basketball will be hosting GOL District playoff games on Thursday evening. Girls vs. Baker at 5:00pm Boys vs. La Grande at 6:30pm Ticket prices are $4/Students, $6/Adults
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!!!
LHS Families, help us congratulate the Boys and Girls Swim teams on a fantastic showing at Districts this weekend! Both teams took second, along with more than a few State qualifiers: Jake Weigand broke a minute and won the 100 back, and he got 3rd in the 200 free. He qualified for State in both events. Rinnah Lynch went a 1:02 and won the 100 back and got 2nd in the 200 IM. She qualified for State in both events and is seeded first in the 100 back. Zane Ricker won the 500 free and got 2nd in the 200 free. He qualified for State in both events. Shiloh Lynch got 2nd in the 50 free and 100 free. She qualified for State in both events. Hannah Zamora got 2nd in the 100 back with a 1:05 and 4th in the 200 IM. She qualified for State in both events. Evan Zastrow got 2nd in the 200 IM and 3rd in a very competitive 100 breast. He qualified for State in both events. Anica Setser got 3rd in the 200 free and 500 free. She qualified for State in both events. Mckinley Kruse got 3rd in the 100 fly and the 100 breast. She qualified for State in both events. Jayden Riley took 2nd in the 100 fly and 5th in the 100 breast. He qualified for State in both events. Three relays claimed #1 and automatically qualified for State as well: Girls 200 Medley, seeded #1 at State: Hannah Zamora, Rinnah Lynch, Mckinley Kruse, and Shiloh Lynch Girls 400 free, seeded #1 at State : Anica Setser, Hannah Zamora, Mckinley Kruse, Rinnah Lynch Boys 400 free, seeded 2nd at State: Evan Zastrow, Jayden Riley, Jake Weigand, and Zane Ricker
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?
Spring Sports Schedules are out! The first official practice is February 26th.
Youth Activities at The 906 (across from EOU)
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!
Starting tonight at 4 pm Boys Wrestling are hosting home JV duals. Varsity Senior Night duals begin at 5:15. Come cheer on and support these athletes!
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!
Senior Families, As the second semester is getting going, we have some important dates for you to put on your calendars: Senior Check out - May 29th - This will be done throughout the day and you will turn in your paper at the end of the day. Baccalaureate - May 29th Senior Banquet - May 30th Graduation Walk/Practice - May 31st Graduation - June 1st. As we get closer we will update with times and places. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the front office.
Welcome new 5th Grade Teacher, Shelby Starr, to Greenwood Elementary!
Join us for out next PTA Meeting!