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LAST CHANCE to Share Your Opinions!

District survey available through Sunday, May 24th! If you received an email, please use the link included, it is customized for you. If you did NOT receive an email, click here to access the survey.

PENDLETON – The Pendleton School District is starting the process to develop its next 10-year plan for the direction and vision of the district. One of the first steps is to gather input from students, parents, school staff and the Pendleton community to help district leaders better understand what is important to people in schools and in the district as a whole.

PSD is contracting with the company, Thoughtexchange, to direct an online learning process that allows communication from those affected by decisions made in the Pendleton School District. The process enables people to share their thoughts and priorities for the future of community schools.

There are three steps that individuals will be invited to participate in:

  1. Share – answer open-ended questions about education in our schools
  2. Star – review ideas from other stakeholders and star the ideas you like best
  3. Discover – learn wh at is important to the community as a whole

People received emails inviting them to participate in the Thoughtexchange survey. If you did not receive an email, you can click the link at the top of this announcement to register your email address.

This is an important first step in the development of long-term strategic thinking for our district. We believe the Thoughtexchange process will provide a user-friendly, interactive way to elicit crucial community input,” said Jon Peterson, PSD Superintendent.

For more information, please contact the Pendleton District Office at 541-276-6711.

School Attendance - Every Day Matters

In 2013-2014, the Pendleton School District’s attendance rate was 93%. The PSD strives not only toward 100%, but to have the best school attendance rate in Oregon.

National research shows a clear connection between chronic student absenteeism and poor performance in school and on standardized tests.

Poor attendance in the first month of school can predict chronic absence for the entire school year.

Missing just 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year.

Help our kids get to school - Every Day Matters!

  • Click here for printable version of this poster (pdf)
  • Click here for a Proclamation from the Mayor (pdf)


Sherwood Heights Elementary School

3111 SW Marshall Ave.

Pendleton, OR 97801

Phone: (541) 276-1165

FAX: (541) 966-3096

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