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Kelso volunteers at school luau

April 16-20 is Volunteer Appreciation Week!

This week schools across the district are celebrating and honoring their many dedicated and hard-working volunteers. School volunteers play important roles in education, including tutor, classroom helper, fundraiser, and event planner – and OTSD students and staff benefit from the support of hundreds of parent and community volunteers. Their invaluable support makes a meaningful difference […]

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Dana Marin, Art Teacher Choice Best of Show

Congratulations to Sandy High Artists!

Sandy High students won all the Best of Show awards at the April 6 NWOC Art Show Student Choice Best of Show: Emily Davis Art Teacher Choice Best of Show: Dana Marin Judges Choice Best of Show: Natalie Tammad Freshman Best of Show: Sydney Dawson (1st Place), Kylee Holder (2nd place) Other awards: Mix Media – […]

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Sandy High student in Food Science class

Oregon Trail Teams Up With Local Business to Design Instruction

Since last year, students of agriculture teacher Trisha Smith have collaborated with Ever Fresh Fruit Company, a local business that produces flavoring for the dairy industry. Smith assigned her food science students a research and development project which challenged them to create a product from development, packaging, nutritional data and marketing. To better understand the […]

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Hwy 212 paving project

ODOT is planning paving improvements on Hwy 212, between Boring and Hwy 26, April 16-20. While they intend to work with the district to minimize disruptions to student transportation, buses that serve Naas Elementary and Boring Middle may experience delays delivering students home in the afternoon. ODOT flyer

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Sandy High FFA Ag Marketing team

Congratulations to Sandy High FFA!

Sandy FFA had a good showing at the 2018 State FFA Convention 1st place and headed to nationals in Ag issues- Cailey Ellzey, Fallon Marshall, Kadi Atiyeh, Kara Atiyeh, Anna Persell, Robert Gorham, and Evin Hagemann: Presentation on the use of human food byproducts in animal feed- under the Food Safety Modernization Act 4th place- […]

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Kristine Nuivert reading with student

Educator balances fun, teaching

Kristine Nuivert left world of fashion merchandising for forests, rivers, small-town life For the past 28 years, Nuivert has called Sandy home. She has taught in the Oregon Trail School District for 22 years, serving most recently as a third and fourth-grade teacher at Welches Elementary School. “When I think about where I would want […]

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Naas kindergarten classroom

Schools to provide preview for incoming kindergartners

Round-ups meant to help parents, kids, schools prepare for next academic year For many kindergartners, school is a completely new and sometimes scary experience. To better acquaint local 5-year-olds with their new educational communities, Oregon Trail elementary schools are preparing to host Kindergarten Round-Ups. The events are meant to prepare children and their parents for […]

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Manufacturing lab, student working with new equipment

Thank you to the Nippert Family!

Sandy High Manufacturing students are benefitting from a generous gift from Pat and Hal Nippert. The gift of $50,000 was left to the school through Pat Nippert’s Trust, in memory of Hal – specifically for the metals manufacturing program. In 1979 Hal Nippert founded U. S. Metal Works in Sandy. Now managed by their son, […]

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Speech & Debate Team

Congratulations to SHS Speech & Debate Team!

Congratulations to the Sandy High School Speech and Debate Team for their 3rd place finish at Districts. The Pioneers qualified 6 people, along with 3 alternates, for the State Tournament on April 19-21. Congratulations to:  Cassidy Moore – District Champion in Radio and Impromptu Hannah Randall – District Champion in Extemp Lilyanne Caswell & Parker […]

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