Wow!! Cougar Family! We all raised over 2,000 items in the food drive! Special thanks to the PTO for putting this event on and to teachers who got pie'd in the face at the assembly today! All families really made this a great event that will impact many local students! Cougars Roll!
4 days ago, Central Elementary
UCYSA Spring Soccer starts March 11th! See ucysa.org for more details.
4 days ago, Deb Comfort
image with soccer ball and mt emily and text UCYSA Spring Soccer starts March 11th! See ucysa.org for more details.
Reminder: Central's canned food drive ends this Friday! These donations will all directly benefit students in our district! Our goal is 2,000!! We need 944 more items to reach the goal. Here's a list of items needed: Canned Fruit, Canned soups, beans, and meat, Peanut butter or other nut butters, Whole-grain cereal, pasta, and rice, Shelf-stable milk (that doesn't require refrigeration), Baby food, Pet food to donate to Blue Mountain Humane. Thank you everyone for making this event a success!
5 days ago, Central Elementary
Reminder: 3rd - 5th family game night is tonight from 6:30 - 7:30! There will be snacks and ton of fun! This is a free event!
5 days ago, Central Elementary
Reminder: 3rd - 5th family game night is tonight from 6:30 - 7:30! There will be snacks and ton of fun!
5 days ago, Central Elementary
Reminder: Central's canned food drive ends this Friday! These donations will all directly benefit students in our district! We grew this food bank by 300+ items today! Our goal is 2,000!! Many more items are needed to reach the goal. Here's a list of items needed: Canned Fruit, Canned soups, beans, and meat, Peanut butter or other nut butters, Whole-grain cereal, pasta, and rice, Shelf-stable milk (that doesn't require refrigeration), Baby food, Pet food to donate to Blue Mountain Humane. Thank you everyone for making this event a success!
6 days ago, Central Elementary
Reminder: Central's canned food drive started today and ends this Friday! Here is a list of items needed: Canned Fruit, Canned soups, beans, and meat, Peanut butter or other nut butters, Whole-grain cereal, pasta, and rice, Shelf-stable milk (that doesn't require refrigeration), Baby food, Pet food to donate to Blue Mountain Humane. Thank you everyone for making this event a success!
7 days ago, Central Elementary
La Grande Little League 2024 Spring Registration is now OPEN! Go to lagrandelittleleague.net for more information!
7 days ago, Deb Comfort
La Grande Little League 2024 spring registration information overlaying a baseball next to the batter's box
Reminder: Central's canned food drive starts today and ends this Friday! Thanks for participating in this community service event! Cougars Roll!
7 days ago, Central Elementary
La Grande School District #1 will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in honor of President's Day.
11 days ago, Deb Comfort
image of US flag at sunrise with text: Happy President's Day, in honor of President's day, La Grande School District #1 will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024
Congratulations to Paige Allen for being selected as an OSAA Athlete of the Week! Paige won the Hood River Valley Girls Invitational and the Lady Huskie Invitational (WA). She has a current record of 30-4 this season. Tiger up!!!
15 days ago, Deb Comfort
image of athlete of the week Paige Allen from LHS girls wrestling
Let’s make kindness the norm this week! As we all work to create a kinder world, we can start with ourselves and our community. We invite you to celebrate Valentine’s Day (February 14th) and Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17th) by spreading kindness. There is no limit on the amount of goodness we can put into the world. Every ounce of kindness matters and inspires kindness in others. Ready to participate in the Kindness Challenge? Here are ideas to get started: Join the #MakeKindnessTheNorm challenge and share your acts of kindness on social media. Practice kindness and self-compassion with these guided practices and exercises: Self Compassion Practices Some of us are already taking steps to find professional help with our well-being and perhaps you or a loved one should too. If you or a family member would like help finding a mental health care provider, use Care Solace, a complimentary and confidential coordination service provided by La Grande School District: Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365. Visit caresolace.com/lagrande and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone. Spreading kindness improves our well-being and fosters a caring community. What will you do to spread kindness this week?
15 days ago, Deb Comfort
magenta background with the words kindness is contagious every day choose to be kind and Care Solace at the bottom right
We want to thank our outstanding counselor, Teresa Dowdy! She puts in countless hours outside her regular job duties and supports our students at Central so well! She is the full embodiment of LOVE-CARE-SERVE! Thank you for everything you do, Teresa. Cougars Roll!
18 days ago, Central Elementary
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Please watch this video about attendance at Central! Thank you to all families for your tremendous support! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xdWwAOhEumJABDZd7nL4GZEG7hd5UZjb/view?usp=sharing
18 days ago, Central Elementary
PUBLIC NOTICE – SAFETY CONCERN Today, February 8, 2024, La Grande School District received a report that a male in a black SUV pulled up next to a student who was walking to the middle school. The individual attempted to get the student in his vehicle. LMS administrators were notified and informed law enforcement of the event. Additional law enforcement patrols were requested and will be patrolling the area and school sites. Please visit with your student(s) about the potential danger of getting into vehicles with people they do not know. For additional information on how to talk with your student about the potential dangers you may access this resource. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/stranger-danger-and-stranger-safety
19 days ago, Deb Comfort
text stating News from the La Grande School District over the image of mt Emily
February 21, 2024 is School Exclusion Day. If your student needs a vaccine CHD or the School-Based Health Center can help! Call 541-663-3330 or 541-962-8801 for fee information.
21 days ago, Deb Comfort
IMage with germs and information on  vaccinations
National School Counseling Week is February 5-9th. We thank our school counselors for their contributions to our students and school communities. School counselors help students succeed in school and plan their careers while encouraging them to set healthy goals, mindsets, and behaviors. They have a huge impact on our entire school community. As we move forward into the new year, we encourage you to pause and take care of your own well-being. Reach out to a counselor if needed, and if you need additional help, Care Solace is available to support all of us. If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace will help you navigate the mental health care system, explain your options, and quickly find available providers in our local community. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided by La Grande School District. If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider: Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365. Visit caresolace.com/lagrande and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone. May we all be happy and healthy!
22 days ago, Deb Comfort
chalkboard and person's hand with the work thank you written in different colors and languages
February is Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Awareness Month. As a school community, let's stay informed about the signs of teen dating violence and know where to turn if you suspect yourself, a friend, or a family member is experiencing dating violence. Dating violence is never okay in any form. There are many forms of violence to be aware of: Physical abuse - unwanted and intentional contact with someone's body or something close to their body with the intent to harm. Emotional and verbal abuse - non-physical behavior such as threats, insults, humiliation, intimidation, isolation, or social media monitoring. Sexual abuse - force or coercion to perform unwanted sexual acts. Digital abuse - using social media or texting to intimidate, stalk, or harass someone. Stalking - when someone follows you or harasses you, causing fear and uncertainty. For more information on types of abuse, you can visit loveisrespect.org. It’s important to be aware of signs someone may be a victim of dating abuse. If you have a friend you suspect is experiencing signs of abuse, here are some tips on how you can help them: Reach out to them and ask if they need help or support. Ensure they’re safe when communicating your concerns, and let them know you are there for them when they need someone. Listen to them. Let them share their story and remind them it’s not their fault. Tell a trusted adult. Sometimes, looking out for your friend means letting an adult know something is wrong and allowing them to step in and help. If you, a friend, or a family member is experiencing abuse, here are resources available to La Grande School District. https://www.lagrandesd.org/page/counseling-resources Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided by La Grande School District. If you want to use Care Solace to help you find a mental health or substance use provider: Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365. Visit caresolace.com/lagrande and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
26 days ago, Deb Comfort
picture of a hand showing stop with info on teenage dating violence prevention month
Welcome new English Language Arts Teacher, Matthew Horgan, at La Grande High School!
27 days ago, Deb Comfort
photo of Matthew Horgan new ELA teacher at LHS
Welcome new Kindergarten Teacher, Julianna Lovelace, to Island City Elementary!
28 days ago, Deb Comfort
new kindergarten teacher Julianna Lovelace