Varsity Football at Estacada: Buzz Randall Stadium 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Halftime: Estacada Youth Flag Football Teams Playing 10:00 min. Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNytpZisNVStwpWRv3UKGsA. Audio: http://www.westcoastradio.info/. Gate Admission Prices (No cash at Gates, Pre Purchase Tickets or Purchase at Gate with Card, Everyone must have ticket). General Admission - $6.00. Children (6-17) - $4.00 (NO EHS ASB). Senior Citizens (65+) – Free. Toddlers (Infant -5) – Free. Military Vets (Show ID) – Free. Ticket Link: HomeTown Fan app https://www.estacada.k12.or.us/parents/event_registration_and_tickets
GAME TIME CHANGE: Tonight's Varsity football game time in Ontario has been moved up! The game will now start at 6 p.m. MST, 5 p.m. PST.
Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students 09-01-22 La Grande School District will continue to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all district students for the 22-23 school year. The meals are available at all schools without the need for parents to complete any paperwork. The district is providing the meals for the second year through CEP, Community Eligibility Provision. According to Michelle Glover, Business Director at LGSD, the district qualified for the program before the pandemic based on the percentage of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. During the 21-22 school year, free meals were provided through pandemic-relief programs, but it was year one of CEP, which Glover said the district had to use last year. The good news, however, is that CEP is for a total of four years, so two years remain after this one. “Especially considering recent rises in food prices, we are pleased that the district can continue to provide free meals for all our students, because children having consistent nutrition contributes to student success in classrooms,” Glover said. For questions about free meals, please contact your child’s school. ###
Back to School Rally 08-24-22 While students were busy picking out new school backpacks and school supplies, their teachers and everyone else who supports their learning at La Grande School District were also getting ready for back to school. On Wednesday, August 24th, all employees of the district gathered in the high school auditorium for a Back to School Rally. This annual gathering before the new school year starts is a great opportunity for all staff to reconnect, meet new employees, get information from the district and get ready for the year together. “Our Rally is always a great, uplifting event when all LGSD employees gather and get motivated for the new school year. Being together to share district planning and goals is a good start for serving students,” said Scott Carpenter, Assistant Superintendent of LGSD. At the event, Carpenter gave a short overview of recent district summer camps, which served more than 1,000 students, and highlighted other district programs and plans. School principals introduced their building staffs. Shawn Brooks, fourth grade teacher at Central Elementary, shared some words about how he works to make his classroom successful by ensuring it’s a safe place where students trust him and the environment in order to learn most successfully. Finally, Braden Carson, valedictorian of the La Grande High School Class of 2022, spoke. Carson, who also won nine state championships during high school, talked about being positive, optimistic and kind, plus working hard and having a “no problem” mindset to resolve issues. He said his teachers at LGSD showed him that teaching is a lot more than educating kids, it’s inspiring kids and using their strengths to reach them. “You inspired me to do my greatest work,” Carson said. ###
LHS Families -- Thank you for helping our students get off to a great start this fall! We appreciate your efforts to reinforce the need to keep cell phones put away during class time and for your encouragement for them to wear their student ID lanyard each and every day. We have seen more face to face conversations with students and more positive interactions in school. I love seeing them without their phones in hand every moment. It is a healthy habit to cultivate - individuals need to control the media and technology they use, not the other way around. Thank you for reiterating this to them at home and often. Our student leadership is working diligently to Restore the Roar at LHS, and we appreciate their enthusiasm and involvement. Please take time to attend one of the many activities or athletic events we hold each week to watch these young people work to be their best. As always, if you have any questions about how to be involved or how things work at LHS, please reach out to us at 541.663.3301.
The La Grande School District will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5th. Have a wonderful long weekend!
Sports Fans, on Thursday, September 1st, we will have JV Girls Soccer playing at LMS at 4 p.m. against Irrigon. We will have JV Football playing at EOU at 4 p.m. against Weiser (ID), followed by Boys Varsity Soccer at approximately 6 p.m. against Irrigon. PLEASE NOTE: EOU's main gate is currently under construction. All participants and fans will need to enter through the gate on G ave, at the North end of the stadium. There will be admissions at EOU during Football and Soccer.
LHS families - we are eager to see our 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students tomorrow for their first day of school! Our freshmen had a great day with games, food, music and support today, and we look forward to having our hallways full again with all students. Important reminders - doors open at 7:45, and breakfast is available at that time for those who choose to eat. Classes start at 8:20. Backpacks are not allowed in classrooms, so students will need to plan for locker use throughout the day. Cell phones are not allowed during instructional time, which means the only time student may use a cell phone is during passing times, lunch, and before and after school.
Update Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer and Cross Country Schedules, as of 8/29/2022
Updated Football and Volleyball Schedules, as of 8/29/2022.
LHS parents, please remember that we start with all freshmen and new students on Monday August 29th. All freshmen and new students should report to LHS at the main auditorium and gym entrance at 8:10 AM. All students grades 9 through 12 will begin classes on Tuesday morning August 30th at 8:10 AM. Beginning on Tuesday all students will enter at LHS' main entrance with the flagpole. We look forward to seeing our students again and are very excited for this new year with our Tigers. Tigers R.O.A.R!
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The first day of school for students in grades kindergarten through 7th grade, as well as 9th grade students will be Monday, August 29, 2022. Students in grades 8, 10, 11 and 12 will begin on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
Reminder for Student Athletes: In order to compete in games, your fees MUST be paid. Please contact the office if you have any questions or concerns.
Reminder of Registration dates and times: Juniors and Seniors - August 22nd, 8-11:30am and 12:30-3pm Freshmen and Sophomores - August 23rd, 8-11:30am and 12:30-3pm Students will get their picture taken when they register!
Join us at the end of summer Community Block Party on September 8th!
Current (as of 8/18/2022) Cross Country schedule.
Current (as of 8/18/2022) Fall Sports schedules!
Get ready for school!!
Congressional Representative Cliff Bentz Union County Town Hall Eastern Oregon University Badgley Hall, Huber Auditorium One University Boulevard La Grande, OR 97850 Thursday, August 11 1:30pm - 2:30pm