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PSD to Host Family Night for Smarter Balanced Assessments Informational Forum

PENDLETON – The Pendleton School District, in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Education, will host a Smarter Balanced Assessment Informational Forum Family Night on Monday, March 2 from 6:00-7:00PM at the Pendleton High School Auditorium. Pendleton parents as well as parents from other districts are invited to attend. Onsite childcare will be available.

Smarter Balanced assessments in English and math measure the real-world skills students need to be successful in the 21st Century and are more challenging than previous, multiple-choice only tests.

Leaders in education at both the state and local levels will talk about Oregon’s transition to the new Smarter Balanced assessments for English and math. Topics will include the differences between previous state tests and the Smarter Balanced Assessments, what the higher and more challenging state tests mean for students, and how parents can support their students during the transaction.

Following the short presentation, the remaining time will be available for those in attendance to ask questions.

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)


There's an app for that!

The Pendleton School District is excited to announce the launch of its mobile app. The free app is available on both Apple and Android mobile devices (including cell phones and tablets) by searching for “Pendleton SD” in the app store. The Pendleton School District is the first school district in the region to release a mobile app. 

Read the full aticle from the District here.

Washington develops shirt incentive plan

Have you earned YOUR Wildcat t-shirt yet? Read about how Washington Elementary students are earning special t-shirts for demonstrating positive behaviors by clicking here!

School Mission Statement

We will strive to create a learning environment with positive interaction between parents, students, staff, and community. We believe all students should be provided the opportunity for success by promoting cultural diversity, positive self-concepts, and a safe, caring and supportive environment. We promote academic excellence through shared decision-making, self-directed learning, and future oriented education to meet the demands of the 21st century.