Superintendent’s Update

Shared with the Corvallis School Board during the January 14, 2021 meeting

School Board Recognition 

We are joining with the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month! As elected officials, our school board members have volunteered hundreds of hours in service of our students and the broader community. Members of this board have been steadfast in their efforts to make progress towards our vision of success for all students.

Our elected (and all-volunteer) school board members bring thoughtful and diverse perspectives to the table—informing their decisions about the District’s stewardship of financial resources and our strategic direction. They are focused on continuous improvement through questioning, examining, revising, refining, and revisiting issues related to student achievement and equitable outcomes for all student groups.

We are pleased to share a recorded performance of CVHS Senior, Ronny Junkins in honor of our school board. Thanks to Kristine Janes, Director of Instrumental Music at Crescent Valley High School for making this possible.

Ronnie plays string bass in Camerata and has participated at the OSAA State Solo Contest and placed 5th in his Sophomore year. He has auditioned for and been selected to the OMEA All-State Orchestra his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He will be performing a Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, Movement 1 by Serge Kousevitzky.

Thank you to our School Board Superheroes for your work!

Engaging our Students

Cara Miller, the Library Media Technician at Husky Elementary shared a mini-lesson on digital citizenship that included a read-aloud of If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson, and focused on the links between kindness in real life and online.

This is one example of the many ways that our educators are engaging students in real-world conversations that are relevant for our current times. Watch one of our student’s share his perspective on how we can be kind.