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District Receives CTE Revitalization Grant from ODE

posted Jan 2, 2018, 10:26 AM by Troy Stoops   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 2:56 PM ]

On November 28, 2017 Mt. Angel School District (MASD) received final grant approval for the state Career and Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grant, titled "The Building Opportunities through Local Design (B.O.L.D.) program.  This is a great opportunity for Mt. Angel students and the surrounding community.  The $283,993 award is a two-year grant that runs from January 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.   B.O.L.D. is a sustainable project aligned with the Mt. Angel School District’s strategic plan to ensure all students graduate with twelve college credits and six career/technical education credits.  The BOLD program provides an innovative CTE program that incorporates real world work experiences through semester long high school Cooperative Work Experiences (CWE) with our local community partners.  Activities will begin in middle school with visits to local partners to highlight key components and job skills aligned with current learning objectives in the students’ courses. The culminating high school activity is a semester-long work experience that integrates core academic courses, CTE courses, and foundational work skills with a meaningful career-related experience.  Integration of Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLE’s) embedded within elementary, middle and high school core academic content will provide students an age-appropriate, integrated understanding of how their assignments lead to real world practice. The aligned curriculum, with Career Related Learning Experiences embedded within core academic content lead to Cooperative Work Experiences provide pathways that guide students toward high wage and high demand occupations.  MASD has hired Sarah Bauman at the grant coordinator to develop and implement all components of the B.O.L.D. program.  We look forward to the many opportunities this brings to all students and Mt. Angel Community.  Below is a link to the full version of the CTE Revitalization Grant Application.

New - District Strategic Plan

posted Nov 14, 2017, 4:19 PM by Troy Stoops   [ updated Nov 29, 2017, 7:28 AM by Mt. Angel School District ]

The Mt. Angel School District Board of Directors adopted the new District Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 at their regular board meeting on August 14, 2017.  This Strategic Plan is the product of a year-long collaborative effort that included students, parents, staff and community members.  Copies of the Strategic Plan are available in all three school and at the school district office at 730 E. Marquam Street.  The school board will receive their first formal presentation on the progress of the plan at the regular board meeting on December 11, 2017.

Mt. Angel School District's New Logo

posted Aug 16, 2017, 1:40 PM by Troy Stoops   [ updated Aug 17, 2017, 12:03 PM by Carmen Fennimore ]

Mt. Angel School District has adopted a new logo to align with the new District Strategic Plan that was presented to the Mt. Angel School Board on August 14, 2017.  The new logo was designed by local graphic artists Glenn and Brittany Beyer.  The new design is simple, yet reflects the school district's and Mt. Angel community's collective values.  Follow the link below to learn more about the branding process that the Beyers went through to develop the final product. New Logo Presentation.pdf

Sidewalk Construction is Underway

posted Jul 21, 2017, 11:38 AM by Troy Stoops   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 11:40 AM ]

Mt. Angel SD is completing the last major project of the General Obligation Bond from November 2013 and the QZAB Loan to upgrade district facilities.  The final project started this week and expected to be complete by August 18th.  Construction schedule is posted here.  This project will make improvements to the JFK high school parking lot entrances and add new sidewalks to the north side of E. Marquam Street from Birch Street to the entrance of the Middle School parking lot.  This project will add safer pathways for students and visitors.

Kennedy Athletes Awarded the 2A Prestigious Oregonian Cup for 2nd Consecutive Year

posted Jun 21, 2017, 1:55 PM by Troy Stoops   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 2:21 PM ]

The Oregonian Cup began in 1999 as a way to recognize overall excellence by schools in academics, activities and athletics. The Oregonian began sponsoring the award in February 2002. The award honors a school's students, teachers, coaches and the entire school community.  Public schools in the 2A Classification have only been awarded this Cup four times in the past 18 years, Kennedy High School is two of the four.  I would like to recognize Principal Sean Aker and Athletic Director Kevin Moffatt for their leadership and their commitment to "Inspire, Challenge and Support" our students in all aspects of their education while at Kennedy.  I want to also extend a thank you to all the parents, district staff, coaches, youth coaches, Booster Club, and community supporters who provide opportunities for our students to realize their potential.  A special thank you to Randy Traeger, long time coach and founder of Virtue First.  Coach Traeger set the standard for sportsmanship and building of character in Mt. Angel School District that continues to thrive and prepare our students for personal, athletic and academic success.  And finally, thank you to all the students, past and present, who are represented in this honored award.

You can follow this link for more information about this award

New SafeOregon Tip Line

posted Mar 30, 2017, 1:09 PM by Troy Stoops   [ updated Mar 30, 2017, 1:30 PM ]

Safety of all students in Mt. Angel Schools is a top priority.  Each of our schools perform monthly drills to prepare for evacuating buildings and securing buildings for student and staff safety.  The new "SafeOregon Tip Line" is a new reporting system developed by Oregon State Police and the Oregon Schools Safety Council.  This Tip Line is a system that students can use to report school safety threats. SafeOregon gives your child another path for communicating with school administration when school safety incidents occur. Students can access SafeOregon through the web form on the SafeOregon web site, or by text, email, live call and mobile app.  All Mt. Angel School websites have a direct reporting link at the top of the front page.

SafeOregon can be accessed from the privacy of a phone, home computer or other Internet equipped device, eliminating the possibility of being identified by another student and thus, decreasing the likelihood that a school safety threat would go unreported. Specially trained technicians field incoming tips 24 hours- a-day, 365 days-a-year for all public schools Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. The Oregon State Police provides this service through a contracted vendor.  In most instances, the School will have the responsibilities to complete an after action note. This may require minimal reporting to detail action taken, how it was handled, whether it was resolved or whether it requires ongoing attention. The technicians are trained and experienced in recognizing mental illness, emotional disturbances and managing crisis situations. If necessary, a tip may be transferred to a local community mental health services provider in the same manner. 
This Tip Line has been discussed with staff and students in each of our schools.  Please take time to discuss and review the reporting system with your child.  If you have any questions or concerns you can contact SafeOregon directly by following link on the websites or contact your school counselor directly.

Top Honors for Traeger and Suing

posted Mar 2, 2017, 1:53 PM by Troy Stoops   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 2:06 PM ]

Congratulations to Jack Suing & Brett Traeger both received a $1,000 scholarship and award-plaques as “Outstanding Scholar-Athlete” (Oregon 4A/3A/2A) at the National Football Foundation Awards Banquet in Portland on February 26th. These are the first two students from Kennedy High School to be selected to the National Football Foundation “Top 16 Finalists”… plus being named the “Top Two” (Outstanding Lineman and Back awards).  This was only the second time in 56 years that one school had the “Top Two” winners for these awards.  Also pictured are assistant coach Eric Anderson and athletic director Kevin Moffatt.  GO, TROJANS!

Athletic Hall of Fame

posted Feb 7, 2017, 2:35 PM by Troy Stoops   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 3:01 PM ]

Congratulations to the eight new inductees into the Mt. Angel Athletic Hall of Fame.  Brad Beyer, Rachel Fleck, Gene Schurr, Randy Traeger, Joe Bielemeier, RJ Phillips, Mike Berndt and Rosie Wilgus were all inducted during the home basketball game on February 3rd.  It is a great honor to recognize the history of athletics here at the old Mt. Angel Prep School and John F. Kennedy High School.  Their successes have paved the way for the past and current success of our teams and athletes.  Kennedy Trojan coaches and athletes continue to shine in academics and sportsmanship as well as in their respective sports. Thank you Mt. Angel for supporting our school athletes and local youth programs.

Ready for Kindergarten

posted Jan 12, 2017, 1:03 PM by Mt. Angel School District   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 1:07 PM ]

Ready for Kindergarten Event
A fabulous opportunity available for families in the Mt. Angel area with 4 and 5 year-olds who are getting ready to enter Kindergarten. Call the St. Mary's Elementary School office (503-845-2547) today to register for our first class on January 26th!

Coats for Kids on Black Friday

posted Nov 28, 2016, 10:34 AM by Troy Stoops   [ updated Nov 28, 2016, 10:42 AM ]

A big "Black Friday" thank you to the Mt. Angel Knights of Columbus!  Last Friday the Knights of Columbus gave away new winter coats to over 50 locals children at the Festhalle in Mt. Angel.  The Knights of Columbus purchased 100 new coats in all sizes to meet the needs of our local kids.  Another great example of how the Mt. Angel Community comes together to make this such a great community.  There are still coats available.  If your child needs a coat please contact Mr. Ortega at 503-845-2547.  Thank you Knights of Columbus!

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