Welcome to Desert View!
From the Principal
Parents and Students,
Welcome to 2014! We are ready for a great second half of the school year.
Congratulations is in order for our Desert View Educator of the year Jessica McCann! Jessica has done an amazing job with her first graders this year and we are lucky to have her!
Thank you to the 270 parents and students who joined up for "Snuggle Up and Read Night"! It is so great to see so many people turn out to celebrate reading and spend some time with our staff.
Don't forget, Desert View now has an official Facebook Page. "Like" us for updates on fun things and events going on at the school.
Mr. Michael Roberts
2012-2013 school and District Report Card Update
On October 10 the Oregon Department of Education released school and district report cards, summarizing educational performance of its pupils across 197 Oregon school districts. Hermiston School District is pleased to report that its students outperformed comparison district data on every performance measure tracked and reported by the Oregon Department of Education. Compared to districts with similar demographics, such as poverty levels, diversity of their student body, and pupil mobility, HSD outperformed its counterparts in all 10 academic measures reported (which includes reading, mathematics, writing and science across multiple grade spans.)
High school completion and college readiness outcome measurements yielded similar results, as HSD seniors outperformed their counterparts in college and career readiness (as measured by the percentage of students who took the SAT), high school graduation rate, completion rate, and dropout rate. The district’s dropout rate is well below the state and comparison district averages (2.6 percent compared to 3.4 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively).
The majority of schools within the district yielded strong performance. Based on the new state school rating criteria, which rates schools from a 1 (lowest performance) to 5 (model school performance), Hermiston’s three secondary schools all received strong level 4 ratings. Desert View and Sunset elementary schools also earned level 4 ratings. Highland Hills, Rocky Heights, and West Park elementary schools netted level 3 performance, while the district’s alternative school received a level 1 rating.
For more information on the HSD School Report Card or individual school report cards, please visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx and select Hermiston School District.
Up Coming Events
Jan 17 No School
Jan 20 Martin Luther King JR Day- No School
Bestselling Author Trudy Ludwig
Returning to Desert View Elementary!
On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Desert View parents, students, and staff will have the opportunity to spend time with children’s advocate and award-winning author Trudy Ludwig. Trudy has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’s nationally syndicated show, “Keeping Kids Healthy,” the National Crime Prevention Council’s Circle of Respect program, and served as an expert panel member on Sesame Street Workshop’s video series addressing bullying. Her books (My Secret Bully, Just Kidding, Sorry!, Trouble Talk®, Too Perfect, Confessions of a Former Bully, Better Than You, and The Invisible Boy) have received national praise for helping children cope with and thrive in their social world.
In her student assemblies for Kindergarten – grade 2 and grades 3-5, Trudy will read one of her books to the audience and discuss the story and the characters’ roles. Through engaging activities and role-play with the author, the children will learn important life skills related to making healthy friendship choices.
ATTENTION PARENTS: On the evening of February 4, come hear Trudy’s special parent presentation, “Understanding Our Kids’ Online & Offline Social World: Friendships, Cliques & Power Plays.” This event, co-sponsored by Desert View and Rocky Heights Elementary, will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hermiston High School Auditorium . The parent presentation is for adults only.
Sales and book signings will take place during the author’s visit. For more information about Trudy, her books, and other resources on the topics of friendship and bullying issues, please visit the author’s website: www.trudyludwig.com.
We wish to give special thanks to Desert View Elementary & Rocky Heights Elementary for co-sponsoring this author visit.
To provide a safe and caring environment where high expectations and high levels of learning produce academic excellence and lifelong learners.
Every Student Future Ready
The staff at Desert View is dedicated to providing a rigorous academic program where students:
- are meeting growth targets.
- experience continual progress.
- are engaged in learning.
- are willing to take risks.
- have the skills to succeed in middle school and high school.
The staff at Desert View is committed to fostering an environment where students:
- are valued, loved and feel they are part of the school family.
- believe in themselves.
- are accepted and connected to other students and staff.
- have ownership in their learning.
- grow up to be leaders.