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School Board Meeting Postponed

The April 24, 2017 school board meeting was postponed and re-scheduled for Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:30 in the school.  

Revised Calendar With Make Up Days

A revised Year Calendar has been posted in our calendar tab.  It includes the school days that have been added to make up for our snow days.  The days that have been added are February 17, April 7, April 21 and May 5.  These are mandatory school days for all students.  School lunch will be served and the school bus will run.

We are Nixyaawii Community School.  Proud to be the Golden Eagles.

Our school is a charter of the Pendleton School district and we are located on the beautiful Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon. Our charter focuses on Native American culture, infusing native languages into daily school life, and serving the tribal community.

Here's what's happening...

School Board Officers Returning

Randall Melton and Corinne Sams were re-elected to the school board and will serve from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021.  Charles Sams did not seek re-election.

Nixya'awii Improves Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the Pendleton School District, including Nixya'awii Community School,  increased from the 2014-15 school year to the 2015-16 school year, according to rates released on January 26 by the Oregon Department of Education.

The district’s 2015-16 four-year cohort rate for all students was 83.93%, compared to the previous year’s rate of 74.52%. This rate is for all students at Pendleton High School, Hawthorne High School and Nixya’awii Community School. The district’s rate is significantly higher than the Oregon state graduation rate of 74.83%.

“This is the direction in which we are striving – to have more and more of our students graduate from high school in four years,” said Andy Kovach, district superintendent. “While we celebrate this accomplishment, we realize there is much more work to be done.”

New System for Reporting School Safety Concerns

The Pendleton School District has a new system, called SafeOregon, for reporting school safety threats. SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, and community members to report and respond to student safety threats. Tips can be submitted through email, phone call or text, mobile app or the web portal. Tips are confidential and can be made anonymously.

Tips may include bullying, violence, threat of violence, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying, self-harm, etc.

When a tip is reported, it is handled by specially trained technicians who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for all of Oregon’s public schools Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The Oregon State Police provides this service through a contracted vendor.

SafeOregon is made possible through Oregon HB 4075 as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety.

The Pendleton School District is committed to student safety and realizes that when students feel safe in their schools, learning is more effective.

We encourage you to find out more about SafeOregon by visiting safeoregon.com.

Senior Class Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Senior Class Raffle.  The winner of the scope was Megan Sevey and the winner of the Pendleton blanket was Christina Pierce.  Thanks to all of you who supported the Senior Class with your raffle purchases - and donations.

December Newsletter

Find out how our first few months of school have been going; See who the nominees are for various awards; Also find reminders and important dates.