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Professional Learning Day

Reminder: Friday, January 20 is a Professional Learning day for staff. There is no school for students.

AWERE Grant Deadline Extended

The deadline for the AWERE Grant has been changed to January 30, 2017.  The criteria and form may be downloaded here.

School Board Positions

The Athena-Weston School Board has four positions with terms ending in 2017. If anyone is interested in running for the position  please complete the Candidate Filing Form (PDF) between February 4 and March 16. Elected board members serve a four-year term.

Zone 1 (Outside the city limits of Athena) - Current board member is Bob Irvine

Zone 2 (Weston) - Current board member Preston Winn

Zone 5 (Athena) - Current board member Duane Smalley

Zone 6 (Weston Mountain) - Current board member Clell Hasenbank

Students Invited to Technology Expo in March

Do you know an 8th through 12th grade student interested in technology? Students across eastern Oregon are invited to the IMESD's annual STEP Technology Expo on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. This event is FREE and open to all students currently enrolled in 8th through 12th grades who attend one of the IMESD's component school districts.

Welcome back!

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! This is the stretch where we see tremendous learning occur.  Unfortunately it is also winter, and with winter comes the potential for closures or delayed starts. Late starts and school closures include extensive planning and communication in determining safe transportation routing for our students.

Our transportation supervisor is out on the roads early to evaluate road conditions for buses and cars. School bus drivers are trained professional drivers and are prepared for winter road conditions, however freezing temperatures can play havoc with diesel fuel and may need additional time for warming up. Our facilities director evaluates the plowing and snow removal needs for each building to determine if we can start school on time. 

Finally we consult with area superintendents and make decisions based on weather reports and individual situations for each district. It may not be the same for each district, however all districts consider student safety as the priority.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at your convenience. - Laure Quaresma

Weather Guidelines for Children

Winter weather has arrived. With temperatures expected to stay well below freezing this week, here are some guidelines and tips for keeping kids safe and warm.

Weather Guidelines for Children – Wind-chill Factor Chart (PDF)

Tips for dressing in cold-weather

Dress your child in layers of clothing that can be taken off and on off easily.

Mittens, instead of gloves, will allow fingers to retain warmth.

A warm hat will help maintain body temperature.

Prevent frostbite by keeping ears covered at all times.

Waterproof boots should be roomy enough for a child to wiggle their toes while wearing an extra pair of socks.

Wet clothing and boots should be removed immediately after playing outdoors.