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EDGAR BROWN STADIUM OPENS AS SCHEDULED

new turf  

Pasco School District’s Edgar Brown Stadium opened to the public Aug. 15 as scheduled after being closed for renovation since June. 

The sports complex was closed for the resurfacing of the athletic track and the replacement of the field turf, which was installed in 2002 with an expected eight-year life span. With proper maintenance, the District was able to extend the life of the turf to 12 years. It was time to replace the worn surfaces for the safety of Pasco’s student athletes and patrons. 

Construction was completed on time and on budget. No bond dollars were used to fund the project.

Posted Aug. 15, 2014

 PASCO SCHOOLS PLAN WELCOME BACK EVENTS

Schools across the District have events planned events to welcome students and their families back to school. The first day of school in Pasco schools is Aug. 26 for all elementary students and students in sixth and ninth grade, as well as all New Horizons High School students. Students in grades 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 will begin school on Aug. 27. Parents/guardians should contact their school, or visit their school web site for more information.

Angelou Elementary Welcome Back Night
Aug. 25, 5-6 p.m.
Chess Elementary Welcome Back Event
Aug. 25, 4-5 p.m.
Chiawana High School Open House
Oct. 20, 6 p.m.
Delta High School Family Mixer Event
Aug. 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Emerson Elementary Welcome Back Event
Aug. 25, 6-7 p.m.
Franklin STEM Elementary Welcome Back Night
Aug. 25, 4-6 p.m.
Frost Elementary Welcome Back Event
Aug. 25, 3-4 p.m.
Livingston Elementary Welcome Back Night
Aug. 25, 5-6 p.m.
Longfellow Elementary Back to School Picnic and Open House
Aug. 25, 3-5 p.m.
Markham Elementary School Welcome Back Event
Aug. 25, 4-5:30 p.m.
McGee Elementary Open House and Ice Cream Social
Aug. 20, 5:45-7:30 p.m.
McLoughlin Middle School Sixth Grade and New Student
Orientation and Schedule Pick-Up
Aug. 14, 5:30-7 p.m.
McLoughlin Middle School Open House
Sept. 11, 6-7 p.m.
New Horizons High/Discovery Middle Open House
Sept. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.
Ochoa Middle School Sixth Grade Orientation
Aug. 14, 3-7 p.m.
Ochoa Middle School Open House
Sept. 25, 6 p.m.
Pasco High School Open House
Nov. 6, 6 p.m.
Robinson Elementary School Ice Cream Social
Aug. 25, 5-6 p.m.
Stevens Middle School Sixth Grade Open House
Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
Stevens Middle School Open House
Sept. 18, 6 p.m.
Twain Elementary School Welcome Back Event
Aug. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Whittier Elementary School Welcome Back Night
Sept. 16. 6-7 p.m. 

Posted August 13, 2014 

CURIE STEM ELEMENTARY GROUNDBREAKING
 
Pasco School District cordially invites parents, students, employees and members of the community to a groundbreaking ceremony for Marie Curie STEM Elementary on Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at the corner of N. California Ave. and E. Broadway St. by Highland Park in Pasco.

The school is scheduled to open for the 2015-2016 school year.
 
Posted August 11, 2014 

STUDENT REGISTRATION 
 
Is your Pasco student registered for school? If you have not registered your kindergartener or new student yet please stop by your child’s school and do so as soon as possible.

When students have to be moved to another school due to over enrollment the last ones registered will likely be the first ones transferred if there is not enough space for all students at their home school.

School offices will be open throughout this week. Employees are ready to help your family get students registered for the upcoming school year. The registration process takes about 30 minutes. Each school’s office hours differ so please call ahead to your school if you have questions about office hours (see phone list below).

You may also download and fill out the registration form ahead of time by going to our web site, www.psd1.org, and clicking on the “Registration and Community Forms” link under the “Quicklinks” tab.

In order to register for kindergarten families must provide the student’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of address, such as a utility bill.

All-day kindergarten is being offered at Captain Gray Early Learning Center, Whittier, Robinson and Twain elementary schools. McGee, Livingston, Angelou, Franklin, and Markham elementary schools are on a half-day kindergarten schedule.

School Phone List

Angelou Elementary: 543-6748
Captain Gray Early Learning Center: 547-2474
Chess Elementary: 543-6789
Emerson Elementary: 543-6792
Franklin STEM Elementary: 416-7114
Frost Elementary: 543-6795
Livingston Elementary: 546-2688
Longfellow Elementary: 547-2429
Markham Elementary: 543-6790
McGee Elementary: 547-6583
Robinson Elementary: 543-6086
Twain Elementary: 543-6794
Whittier Elementary: 543-6750
McLoughlin Middle: 547-4542
Ochoa Middle: 543-6742
Stevens Middle: 543-6798
Chiawana High: 543-6786
Delta High School: 544-8355
New Horizons High & Discovery Middle: 543-6796
Pasco High: 547-5581
 
Posted August 11, 2014 

SCHEDULE PICK-UP

Students attending Pasco High, Chiawana, and New Horizons high schools and Ochoa, Stevens, and McLoughlin middle schools are encouraged to pick up their schedules on the following days:

Pasco High School
Aug. 18
Last Names A-L
8-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.

Aug. 19
Last Names M-Z
8-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.

Chiawana High School
Aug. 15
Juniors and Seniors
8-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.

Aug. 18
Freshmen and Sophomores
8-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.

New Horizons High School
Aug. 26
All students pick up schedules

Stevens Middle School
Aug. 14
7th and 8th Grade
4-7 p.m.

Aug. 21
6th Grade
6-8 p.m.

McLoughlin Middle School
Aug. 13
7th Grade
5-6 p.m.

Aug. 13
8th Grade
6-7 p.m.

Aug. 14
6th Grade
5:30-7 p.m.

Ochoa Middle School
Aug. 13
7th and 8th Grade
3-7 p.m.

Aug. 14
6th Grade
3-7 p.m.
 

High school students will also be photographed for identification badges when they pick up schedules. Sixth graders and freshmen will begin classes on August 26. The first day of classes for all other high school and middle school students is August 27. If you have any questions or need assistance contact your school for more information.

Posted Aug. 5, 2014

SUMMER TIP
Reading  
Provide your children with books to read. Help them select books on topics they are interested in and on their reading level. A simple rule of thumb for helping your child select books at their reading level is to have them choose a page in the book (not the first one) and read it. If your child doesn’t know five or more of the words, then the book is too hard for pleasure reading.
 
Posted Aug. 5, 2014

ALAS HOSTS CAMP AT LAKEVIEW
ALAS CAMP  
Chiawana High School senior Ovidio Castillo leads a math activity for students at the Lakeview community summer camp July 30. Castillo and his fellow Ambassadors of Lakeview Achieving Success (ALAS), who are all CHS students or alumni, organized the weeklong camp. More than 50 K-5 students enjoyed learning activities, crafts, games, and educational presentations from community members. “We’re making a difference, and it’s going to pay off,” says Castillo. Click here to see more images from Lakeview
 
Posted Aug.1, 2014

BOARD REPRESENTATIVE REUNION
Student Board Reps  
Back row, left to right: Eury Gallegos, Trino Chavez, Sergey Gorbatyuk, Courtney Campbell, Ovidio Castillo, Ignacio Bayardo, and Neydeen Martinez. Front row, left to right: Nayeli Cervantes, Adriana Mendez and Daphne Gallegos. 
 
The Board of Directors hosted a reunion for current and former student board representatives July 22. Sixteen students have served on the board since 2003, and seven were able to attend the event, which included dinner with board members and this year’s three new student representatives Daphne Gallegos, Adriana Mendez, and Nayeli Cervantes. Those who attended received special recognition during the board meeting.

Please enjoy this presentation to learn more about these board representatives.
 
Posted July 30, 2014

WELCOMES NEW STUDENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVES

The Pasco School District Board of Directors welcomes 2014-2015 School Board Student Representatives Nayeli Cervantes, Daphne Gallegos, and Adriana Mendez. They will be sworn in at the board meeting on July 22.

In 2003 Pasco School District added a student representative position to its board of directors. In 2009 the opportunity was extended to two students per year and, at their June 24, 2014 meeting, Pasco School District’s Board of Directors voted to add an additional student board position, bringing the total to three.

“We are so pleased that the board voted to extend this opportunity to a third student,” says President Sherry Lancon. “It has been such a benefit to both the board and the student representatives. We look forward to working with these bright young women in the coming year.”

Cervantes Cervantes is a senior at Chiawana High School. She attended Markham Elementary School and McLoughlin Middle School. Her older sisters are Pasco High School graduates, and she has 12 nieces and nephews who are current or future Pasco students. With a 4.0 GPA, Cervantes will be taking several Advanced Placement (AP) classes this year, including AP Government and Politics. She hopes to study pre-law and political science at Gonzaga University after graduation in 2015 and aspires to be a judge. Her passion for law was strengthened after playing the role of a Supreme Court justice at the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session leadership conference in San Diego this summer.

“It’s an honor to serve on the board,” says Cervantes. “It’s an even better way to serve as a role model and show my family I am focused on education.”

Cervantes has been a member of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) for two years and will serve as president this year. She was also elected National Honor Society co-president. She is currently on track to become a valedictorian for the Chiawana High School class of 2015.Cervantes is an active leader and volunteer in her school and community and works as an after-school tutor at McLoughlin Middle School. She is the daughter of Martin and Irma Cervantes.

Gallegos Pasco High School senior Gallegos is a straight-A student active in drama and French clubs. She will take a number of AP classes this year including AP French and AP Chemistry. She was elected president of National Honor Society, captain of the speech and debate team, and president of the drama club—a position she has held since her freshman year. Though immersed in theatre and foreign languages from a very young age, Gallegos plans to study medicine and hopes to make a difference for patients suffering from autoimmune disorders—a decision inspired by her mother’s own health struggles. After graduation, she hopes to attend Reed College or the University of Portland.

Gallegos is the daughter of Bernardo and Claudia Gallegos. She attended Angelou and McGee elementary schools and McLoughlin Middle School. Her older sister, Eury Gallegos, also served as a student board representative in 2010-2011. Gallegos is on track to be a PHS valedictorian for the class of 2015.

“As a student, you get to experience the trials and tribulations of school. It’s really special to be able to bring this perspective to the board and to the decisions being made at the District level,” says Gallegos.

Mendez A senior at Delta High School, Mendez is a top student and active volunteer. The youngest of five, she attended Emerson Elementary School and Stevens Middle School. Mendez has excelled at Delta High School by changing her approach to studying and shifting her way of learning, she says. The school has challenged her and made her a more dedicated student. She will take math, English, and Spanish classes for college credit this year and hopes to study medicine after graduation. Mendez is involved in debate, yearbook, ambassador, and tennis clubs, and was elected Key Club president this year.

Mendez has experienced the fulfillment of helping to build homes for families in need through her service at Habitat for Humanity and will serve as an intern there this year. She plans to complete a second internship at Tri-Cities Cancer Center. Mendez has worked with patients and shadowed medical professionals at Kadlec, assisted migrant workers at a Wenatchee health clinic, and volunteered at the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter.

“I am excited to serve as a channel of communication between students and the board and to provide student insight to the board,” says Mendez.

Cervantes, Gallegos, and Mendez were selected from a pool of 13 outstanding candidates. All former student representatives have been invited to the July 22 meeting.

Posted July 9, 2014

FEDERAL SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM

Leerlo en expañol The Pasco School District announces the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. This is a federally-mandated program, and meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

No meals will be served on July 4, 2014. Meals will be provided Monday-Friday (unless otherwise noted) at the following sites and times:

• Chiawana High School, 8125 W. Argent Road
o June 11 to July 8, breakfast 7:30-7:45 a.m., lunch 11-11:30 a.m.
o July 21 to Aug. 15, breakfast 7:30-7:45 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Pasco High School, 1108 N. 10th Avenue
o June 16 to July 11, breakfast 7:30-8 a.m., lunch 10:45-11:45 a.m.
o July 14-16, breakfast 8-8:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
• New Horizons High School, 3110 W. Argent Road
o June 16 to July 11, breakfast 7:30-7:45 a.m., lunch 11-11:30 a.m.
• McGee Elementary, 4601 Horizon Drive
o June 9 to Aug. 8, breakfast 7:30-7:45 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
• Memorial Park, 1520 W. Shoshone Street
o June 11 to July 18, lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
• Ochoa Middle School, 1801 E. Sheppard Street
o July 21 to Aug. 15, breakfast 7:30-7:45 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Stevens Middle School, 1102 N. 22nd Avenue
o July 21 to Aug. 15, breakfast 7:30-7:45 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Twain Elementary School, 1801 N. Road 40
o June 10 to July 2, breakfast 8:45-9 a.m., lunch 11:30-11:45 a.m. (Mondays through Thursdays only)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you have additional questions about the federal summer feeding program or schedule, contact the Pasco School District Nutrition Services supervisor at (509) 546-2836.

Posted May 28, 201