A statement from the Mt. Angel School District Board of Directors
June 9, 2020
In the last 2 weeks, the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis erupted in focus of many in our nation and world on institutional racism and discrimination that perpetuates harm and disadvantage for people of color. This week, it became clear our community and schools in Mt. Angel are not apart from it all.
Our school system plays an important role in the virtues of our students and community, and we wholeheartedly condemn racism in any form.
We have foundational elements in place to help us serve our students and community better. Two of our formally adopted values state that our district:
1. Embraces diversity and believes we are stronger together, and
2. Develops, models and celebrates virtuous citizenship
Earlier in 2020, we crafted an equity lens, which we will continue to develop with input from administration, faculty, and the community. The values stated as a driver for decisions in that guide are:
1. All students benefit from the district's programs
2. We strive to eliminate barriers to provide access to an equal education
3. Every student feels welcome, safe, valued, and confident in their learning
4. We meet students where they are and provide what each student needs
5. District staff feel welcome, safe, valued, and confident in their work environments
6. We seek continuous improvement throughout the district
We are united today in calling out the strength and truth of these values and beliefs -that allow no space for tolerating racism.
We stand united in support of the people of our school district: our students, our staff, our School Resource Officers, our administrators, our community members - to forge ahead with these values and beliefs driving and guiding our work in education. We are committed to doing better for all of our students.
As Superintendent Stoops said last week, "This is not a time for hatred, blame, or persecution. This is a time for unity and compassion for others." We challenge each of you, and ourselves, to strive ahead in just this way- in every action, reaction, and interaction with one another.
Let us learn more and do better. In the words of John F. Kennedy, "The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds."
MASD Makes Top 25 in State for TeachersThe Portland Business Journal has rated our district as 19th best in the state for teachers. They have taken into account many factors researched by Niche.com, a website that ranks public and private schools, such as Academics, Facilities & Resources, Administration, et cetera. Our district, with an average salary of $50,169 and student-to-teacher ratio of 17:1, ranked #1 for best teachers in Marion County. Overall, we have been given a B grade, and have been rated as 19th best school district in Oregon and 3rd best in Marion County.
This month, construction began on the 24' x 48' addition to the Kennedy High School Agriculture Shop. The CTE Revitalization Grant will provide 1152 sq. ft. of additional space for shop projects and storage. Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities are a top priority in Mt. Angel School District and supplying students with more space and resources for these learning and career opportunities gives them an edge in the workforce and their own lives.
Mt. Angel School District looks forward to the completion of our shop addition and how our CTE students will utilize it to create and learn.
With the roll-out of our new district and school websites, comes issues and needs for improvement. Available in this post, and also at the bottom of every school webpage, is the link for a suggestion form for our websites.
This form is anonymous and does not track users or their identities.
2018-19 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests
Attached is the annual notice and Parent Opt Out Form from Oregon Department of Education for Statewide Tests.Adjunto esta el aviso anual y el formulario de Exclusion de los Padres del Departamento de Educacion de Oregon para los Examenes Estatales.
State Report Cards 2017-2018Dear Mt. Angel School District Parents,The 2017-18 State report cards are now available in English and Spanish. The reports are in a new format and there is also a detailed sheet available. If you are unable to access the reports online, please contact Eva Briseno at 503-845-2345 to request a hard copy.Thank you for all that you do to help your child be successful in school.Estimados Padres del Distrito Escolar de Mt. Angel,Los Reportes de Calificaciones Estatales de 2017-18 ahora estan disponibles en Ingles y Español. Los informes estan en un nuevo formato y tambien hay una hoja de de detalles disponible. Si no puede acceder a los informes en linea, comuniquese con Eva Briseno al 503-845-2345 para solicitar una copia impresa.Gracias por todo lo que hace para ayudar a su hijo a tener exito en la escuela.
State Law requires all schools to post Immunization Rates for the current school year. Please click on links for detailed information regarding Immunization Rates for the Mt. Angel School District schools. District Immunization Site
School Board Meetings
The Mt. Angel School District Board meetings are held in the new District Office located at 730 E Marquam Street. Meetings will begin at 6:30 pm on the second Monday of each month. Board meetings are open to the public.