Superintendent's Message​​

Paul Hauder

October, 2017

October already! This is the time of year when the days seem to fly. We have passed the half-way mark of the quarter and are fully underway. Much has happened in these first weeks, and while we are still under construction, everyone is moving forward with the year.

Progress reports should be in your mailbox by the time you read this message, which means the first grading period is half-way complete. Quarter grades will be out in one month! Our teachers and staff have been busy making sure this year is off to a strong start, and our students are demonstrating their enthusiasm for school—and life—every day! Paisley Distance Learning Program has distributed technology resources to students as well as completed two field trips. Four field trip experiences are scheduled for October, assuring ample opportunities for PDLP students to work with peers.

Our students of the month for September were recognized on October 5th. They are Claira VanBelle (K-3), Grace Brummer (4-8), and Anh Pham (9-12). These students represented the positive character trait “Flexibility”. They received gift bags including treats and a gift card. The word for October is “Humble”.

A few upcoming events for October:

10/11: PSAT tests administered to sophomore and junior students

10/13: Movie night, 7th-12th grades, 8:00 pm (permission slips required)

10/14: Sadie Hawkins Dance at the Community Center, 9th-12th grades, 8:00-11:00 pm

10/24: Oregon School Board Association meeting at the Paisley Community Center, 6:00 pm

10/28: Pumpkin carving contest and scavenger hunt, 7th- 12th grades, 6:30 pm

10/31: Community Halloween Party, Sponsored by VIPs at the Community Center

Our Fall sports teams have had a great season so far: both Volleyball teams have done well, and have grown stronger as the year progresses; our Cross-Country runners have competed well in every meet; and our Soccer team is showing the league that Paisley is a contender! Check the sports calendars (posted on the web page) for upcoming events, and Facebook for updates

Winter is giving us a preview of what is to come as the temperatures have dropped to near freezing every day the past weeks. Along with the cold, of course, comes forgotten jackets and mittens, scarves and other items. If your student comes home without some of this cold-weather gear remind them to check in the “lost and found” in the main building. We are starting to gather quite a collection!

Have a great October!

Paul Hauder