Good morning Dufur School families! This is just a reminder that today is an early release at 1:00 p.m. for students.
This Fall, our Elementary students have been learning the difference between small problems and big problems with the curriculum Kelso’s Choices. Kelso’s Choices empowers kids to solve problems on their own with the guidance and support of trusted adults. Kelso the frog teaches kids that they are smart enough and strong enough to resolve conflict. Our awesome 5th graders have been working on projects to reinforce these choices throughout our school. Be sure to ask your kids about Kelso’s Choices!
Today is an early release for students at 1:00 p.m. There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. We wish all our families a very happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Wilson's high school anatomy and physiology class (and other guest high school classes) welcomed Tracy Hoyle from Donate Life Northwest to learn about organ, eye, and tissue donation. Mrs. Hoyle is a two-time heart transplant recipient and kidney transplant recipient.
Beginning Tuesday 11/12/19, there will no longer be bus transportation for students in city limits. Those students should resume walking to school via 4th Street or 6th Street. Please walk safely.
The Green House classes are working on lasagne gardening. They collect leaves from their community service yard raking project, and Mrs. Olson picks up coffee grounds and newspaper from We-3 to recycle in the garden. They layer it up and top it off with donated straw or rotten hay, then plant pollinator plants into it.
Congrats to the Ranger Football Team on defeating Elgin in league crossover play last night. The Rangers now travel to Perrydale for a first round game in the OSAA OnPoint Credit Union State Playoffs. The game is scheduled for Friday November 8, kickoff at 7:00 pm. GO RANGERS!
Congratulations to the Lady Ranger Volleyball Team on advancing to the OSAA State playoffs. Their first round match is Wednesday Oct. 30 at Damascus Christian beginning at 5:00 pm
Dufur School will be in session tomorrow, Thursday 10/24.
A reminder that Dufur School is closed today, 10/23, due to water testing issues.
The Dufur FAFSA night scheduled for Wednesday October 23rd has been canceled . Rescheduled date to be determined.
Middle School Volleyball players/parents: Wednesday's volleyball game against St. Mary's will begin at 4. Girls riding the bus from Dufur should be at the school by 2:30, girls in The Dalles should meet us at St. Mary's by 3:15. The games will be played B, A, C.
As a result of a failed water test, this evenings High School Volleyball match has been moved to South Wasco County High School, beginning at 5:00 pm. We will still be doing Senior Recognition prior to the match. Also, school will be closed again tomorrow, Wednesday 10/23.
The FAFSA night, scheduled for this evening 10/21 has been postponed until Wednesday 10/23, same time..
ATTENTION FOOTBALL PLAYERS! There will be NO football practice today (Mon. 21st). We will resume practice tomorrow (Tues. 22nd) at 3:00 pm.
Don't miss Homecoming Volleyball today as the Lady Rangers battle the Echo Cougars in Big Sky Volleyball action at 1:00 pm. GO RANGERS!
The Dufur School District invites everyone to the first home Ranger Football Game tomorrow evening vs Pilot Rock at 7:00 pm. As a thank you to the community for their amazing support of the school district there will be no admission charged, and a free hamburger meal in the Dufur School Cafeteria from 5 to 7:00 pm. We will be recognizing the people that have worked on our project at the end of the first quarter. At the conclusion of the third quarter we will be recognizing everyone that has played football for the Rangers through the years. GO RANGERS!
Due to work being completed on a water line near Dufur School, we will not be in session Monday October 21 and Tuesday Oct. 22. Monday October 28 which was scheduled as a teacher work day, is now an instructional day.
A reminder that the Bi-Mart flu shot clinic at Dufur School is tomorrow 10/14, beginning at 3:30 pm.
Just a reminder that today is early release for students at 1:00 p.m.
Dufur Students are you interested in studying or traveling abroad? The Dalles Sister City Assoc. is taking applications for the 2020 Student Delegation to Miyoshi City, Japan. Get applications from Ms. Jenny or the main office. Applications are due by October 30, 2019.
The Jerri Walker DePriest Memorial Endowment Fund received a generous $ 19,157.67 donation from the Everett (EE) and Betty Marvel Trust this morning. Everett and Betty were long time members of the Dufur Community and were always big supporters of the Dufur School District. Everett graduated from Dufur High School in 1940. Dufur graduates will benefit from their generosity forever!
Dufur School, in conjunction with Columbia Gorge Community College, will be hosting a Federal Financial Aid Workshop for Seniors on Monday October 21st at 6:00pm. Come learn how to fill out your financial aid forms online. Location TBD.
On Friday October 18 the Dufur School District will be celebrating the completion of the football field renovation, thanking the district voters that made the project possible, recognizing the workers that made the project a reality, as well as recognizing all who have ever played Ranger Football. The festivities will begin at 5:00 pm, and continue throughout the evening. All are invited to participate in this special event. A hosted dinner will begin at 5:00 pm and will continue through halftime of the football game, which kicks off at 7:00 pm vs Pilot Rock. A full schedule of the evening's activities will be shared soon.
Dufur School be hosting the annual Bi-Mart Flu Shot Clinic on Monday October 14 in the school cafeteria, beginning at 3:30 pm. The clinic is open to all community members.
Ranger sports today: The HS Football team plays Enterprise at 3:30 p.m. at Sherman County High School. JV & JV2 Volleyball plays Klickitat/Glenwood at Dufur starting at 5 p.m. GO RANGERS!
The Dufur Food Pantry is back to it's regular schedule, Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Visitors should enter from Food Pantry door on 6th street.
Just a reminder of the Back to School Night Wednesday August 28th. Kindergarten meet and greet, Freshman Orientation, and Senior parent meeting will be at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm and classrooms will be open to visit. Parking available in the back of the school.
The Playworks training scheduled for August 26th has been canceled. A reschedule date is yet to be determined.
Registration today and Tuesday August 20th from 9-12 and 2-7pm. Parking is limited and the streets are busy with construction. Parking is available behind the school on the elementary play field. Access the entrance from Mill Street.
Dufur Seniors- we will be offering the SAT at Dufur this year on 10/16/19 during the school day. Please sign up with Ms. Jenny NO LATER than September 16, 2019. SAT School Day Test Materials need to be ordered ahead of time. Juniors- we will offer the SAT again in the Spring.
The annual Ranger Football Camp begins on Monday August 12 and runs through Thursday August 15 at Dufur City Park from 6-8 pm. It is open to all 6th through 12th grade students that attend Dufur School.
Dufur Registration Dates are August 14th from 4-6p.m. at Celilo Education Building and in Dufur Upper Building August 15th and 20th from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00 to 7:00pm both dates.
Foreign Exchange Student Host families are needed for Dufur School. Full year and part year options are available. If interested please call Andrea Dorzab, (541) 965-0163.
Steve's Creature Feature was a huge success in the Dufur Library today. Over 100 students enjoyed seeing both snakes and lizards.
The 2019-20 School Calendar and student supply lists are now available on our website. Look for the links in the "News" section.
Due to the construction project, students attending the summer reading program should plan to enter the school through the entry from the back parking lot.
The Food Pantry is open this evening from 4:30 until 5:30 pm. Please use the side entrance on 6th street.
Phyllis Olson, from the Garden Club, has been partnering with the 3rd Grade this year to work on some great projects! The latest craft was a card decorated with pressed flowers and plants. The students had fun choosing the plants and rolling them onto their cards to make special designs. Thank you for your time, resources, and creativity, Mrs. Olson!
Congratulations to Dufur High School's Class of 2019! All graduation images can be downloaded here: https://sbaphotography.smugmug.com/Parties/2019-Dufur-High-School-Graduation/
Overflow parking will be available on the east side of Dufur Elementary School for Graduation tomorrow evening. To access this area drive up Mill Street on to the school property. There will be a person on site to direct parking beginning at 6:00 pm. Entry from this area will be through the cafeteria, which is handicapped accessible.
Just a reminder that we will be holding our Spring Concert tomorrow, Thursday May 30th, at 6:00p.m. in the lower gym. All grade levels are performing. We hope to see you there.
Mrs. Miller's fourth grade class has spent weeks learning about the Oregon Trail, building their own wagons, and creating provisions to put inside them. Today they simulated traveling down the Oregon Trail with the goal of reaching Oregon. Obstacles along the way stopped the journey for many--including the deaths of their "people". Dressing like pioneers added to the fun!
Join us this Friday for the Junior Class Carnival! From 5-7 pm in the lower gym there will be games, treats, face painting and the ever popular Fish Pong!
Congratulations to the Ranger Boys Track and Field team, 1-A State Champs!! GO RANGERS!!!
Thank you all for working through our drop off/pick up routines. Parent drop off/pick up remains in the front of the school, buses will be in the back, and walkers should go out the back of the school onto Mill St. Drivers please come into the school from 7th St. onto College St.
The Gorge Roller Girls recently donated $ 1,665.25 to the Ranger Athletic Fund from their recent bout at Dufur High School. Thanks Ladies!
The second annual Dufur Outdoor School was a success! Two days of gaining new perspectives and finding value where we could not before. "Science indicates what can happen in natural systems; not what should happen. The latter involves human decisions about the use of knowledge."
The Dufur School District Bond Project is about to begin! We have had residents of Dufur request to remove sod from the football field prior to excavation. The answer is YES, on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, you may remove sod from the football field. The only guidelines are that you remove the sod at your own risk, and provide your own tools for the removal. Anyone interested in making a donation in exchange for the sod are encouraged to do so.
Edward Jones Investments of the Dalles recently made a generous $ 600.00 dollar donation to the Jerri Walker DePriest Memorial Endowment Fund at Dufur High School. Thanks to Tara Donovan, Kathy Durham and Heather Runyon for this thoughtful donation!
The Dufur School talent show will be held on Thursday, May 23rd in the lower gym. Stay tuned for information on auditions and rehearsals, but start planning your performances now! You can sing, dance, do gymnastics, play an instrument, act… Be creative and show us your talents!
There will be volleyball meeting for next years incoming freshmen-seniors on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m. Please meet in the cafeteria to discuss fundraising, camps, team camp, open gym and summer play opportunities.
The Dufur School District received information this morning that a student had made threats of harm to people at the school. When this information was received, the student in question was detained; the Wasco County Sheriff's office was notified immediately. The WCSO conducted a thorough investigation; the investigation confirmed that that the student had made comments as reported. At no time were students in danger at Dufur School. The student was cited, and has been suspended from school. The Dufur School District takes the safety of our students and staff very seriously, regrets this situation arose and is glad that it has come to a conclusion.
The Greenhouse Aquaponics System (Hydroponics where the nutrient rich water is created by fish) is now producing more green leaf lettuce then the school cafeteria can use. Help us out by eating more.
We currently have several certified job openings at Dufur School. Check it out on our website, www.dufur.k12.or.us under the "News" section or on the "Employment" page under the Departments tab!
PSU is hosting the 2019 Transportation Summer Camps. We offer students an introduction to the workings of the transportation system including classwork, computer training, field trips, & projects. Learn more about the four camps at: https://trec.pdx.edu/education/k-12-education
Our FCS Program is in search of sewing machines for student use. If you have one in working condition that you would like to donate or if you would like to donate towards the purchase of a new one please contact Mrs. Black! firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-467-2509!
Video on our Rolling Study Halls done by the Central Oregon Daily News. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=312173856140925&id=149157235775922
Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) https://sail.uoregon.edu/ FREE Residential Programs:July 14–19 & July 21–26 SAIL is a program for middle & high school students with the aim of encouraging students to enroll & succeed in college through early exposure and exploration.
Congratulations to the Ranger Track and Field team for an amazing first meet of the season. We had several PRs and top finishes. Check out the results at https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Report/FullSeasonTeam.aspx?SchoolID=37&S=2019
Robotics State Day 2. After a strong start our robot developed connection issues which caused the robot to start freezing. A big problem anytime, and unfortunately happening at state. The team worked on the bot last night and we are hopeful that the issue has been improved. We face day 2 with an adjusted strategy and optimism. Our goal for the season was to compete here, we've met that goal, now we need a strong showing in our last day of competition.
The Missoula Children's Theater is at Dufur School next week presenting the Pied Piper. Students Kindergarten - 12 grades are encouraged to participate. Auditions are Monday beginning at 3:30 until 5:30 pm. Rehearsal will be from 5:45 to 7:45 pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday rehearsals from 3:30 until 5:30 pm, and 5:45 until 7:45 pm. Friday dress rehearsal beginning at 2:00 pm, Performance at 6:00 pm. Saturday performance is at noon. Admission for performances will be $ 5.00 dollars for adults, students free. MCT is brought to Dufur School by the Garner Endowment for the Arts.
Dufur's Vex Robotics Team is ready for State! Tiny Todd the robot is tiny no longer.
Ranger Attendance Goals. This year the Dufur Rangers have a goal to reach 92% regular attendance for the school year. We are well on our way. We encourage families to help students meet this goal. "The less you miss... the more you learn!"
Thanks to all that participated in the Rolling Study Halls Kickoff Event and the Senator Ron Wyden Town Hall at Dufur School. Thanks to Google for their investment in the youth of our nation, and to Senator Wyden for his passion for technology in education!
On Tuesday January 22, Google and Dufur School will celebrate its Rolling Study Halls (RSH) pilot program in Dufur School. Senator Ron Wyden will be participating in the event, as well as several School District and Google representatives. The event will begin at 9:00 am in the Dufur School Cafeteria. There will be a computer coding activity with 50 Dufur Students participating. Ten students will take part in a Rolling Study Halls demonstration. Following these activities, Senator Wyden will conduct a "Town Hall" event in the Dufur School Gymnasium beginning at 10:00 am.
Tuesday, Jan 15th's game at Mitchell / Spray has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 5th. All times will be the same.
Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year 2020 Nominations: oregonteacheroftheyear.or
Don't forget that tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12th, is an early release day for students! Students are released at 1:00 p.m.
The Dufur School District hosted a "Walk Through" on December 3 for contractors interested in applying to become the Construction Manager (CM) General Contractor (GC) for the upcoming construction project in the district. There was a strong turnout of qualified contractors present. Applications are due on December 11th.
The Heisler Family recently donated $ 50,000 dollars to the Heisler Scholarship Fund, the fund now has $240,000 dollars in it! Thank You Heisler Family!
Six Appeal will be coming to Dufur. December 12th at 9:15a.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maIw7tAEDo8
Please follow the link to read the high school journalism class' November/December publication of "The Scarlet and White" https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/266144/ScarletandWhiteVol2Issue1.pdf
Our new website went live today! We now have a Dufur School App for smart phones as well. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or follow the links below in the footer.
Win for Ten! The Rangers are going for a 4-peat on Saturday, Nov. 24th @ 11:00 a.m.. Football vs. St. Paul for yet another epic clash in this storied rivalry.
Basketball Schedules are available now! Look for them under the athletic tab under our Site Menu.
On to Bend to play Hosanna Next Sat., Summit HS, 4:00pm
Football Action Saturday 1:00 p.m. Quarter-Final 1A State Football Play-Off vs. Camas Valley
This is part of this year's Botany/Greenhouse class's pumpkin crop. They were grown from seeds that were saved and planted by the 4th & 5th grade classes last spring. They grew 120 pumpkins this year. Some were sold, some were given away and some were donated to the Dufur Food Pantry. Students are saving seeds for next spring.
Parent Teacher Conferences, November 1st & 2nd.