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District Bond Projects Focus on Energy Efficiency

The Pendleton School District bond encompasses multiple projects, ranging from upgrades to existing district facilities to the construction of two new schools. Throughout these projects, the district and the Wenaha Group, are working hard to ensure facilities are incorporating the most environmentally sustainable components possible. To read the full article click here.

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Pendleton – Concluding its search for a Superintendent, the Pendleton School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Christopher (Chris) J. Fritsch has been selected as the district's Superintendent beginning July 1, 2017.  Fritsch and the school board are working on the terms of a tentative agreement that will be finalized by a formal offer and are expected to be accepted at the public board meeting on May 8.

“We had an excellent field of 21 candidates for our Superintendent position this year.  After initial interviews with numerous candidates, reference checks and having the final four candidates spend a day in our district meeting staff and community, we found a lot to like about each of the finalists. However, Chris Fritsch emerged as the right fit for Pendleton,” Board Chair Debbie McBee said. “He demonstrated a superior breadth and depth of experience at all levels of district administration and was well received by all who interacted with him.”

Fritsch has been the Assistant Superintendent at Longview School District with 6,500 students in Longview, Washington, for the last six years.  He was also Executive Director of Leadership & Learning for three years and high school Principal for six years in Longview. Before becoming an administrator, Fritsch was a social studies teacher for 15 years.  During his tenure as a high school teacher, he also served as Head Football Coach and Head Wrestling Coach. Fritsch has a Master of Arts in School Administration from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and Legal Studies from Pacific Lutheran University.

“Every child who steps through our doors deserves no less than the opportunity and our best effort to learn the knowledge, skills, and develop the abilities that will allow them to follow their dreams and career pursuits,” Fritsch said. “The challenges we face as a public school system are many and growing,” he continued. “However, the good news is that caring and highly skilled staff receiving support and inspiration can and do make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. I am very excited about joining the Pendleton community and serving as the next Superintendent as we pursue this vital work of educating the next generation together.”

Come to the Pendleton FFA Kiddy Carnival (fundraiser) to kick off summer!

On June, 29th at Roy Raley Park next to the Round-Up Grounds, from 6pm to 8pm.

Pendleton – The district’s new superintendent, Chris Fritsch, will be in Pendleton on Thursday, May 25, to meet with district staff and the community.

From 3:30 to 4:30 PM on Thursday, Mr. Fritsch will be available to meet school district staff at Sherwood Heights Elementary School’s library.

From 5:30 to 6:30 PM, Mr. Fritsch will have a Meet-and-Greet event where community members can meet him, also in the Sherwood library.

The track and field at Pendleton High School will be inaccessible and closed to public use (considered a construction zone) starting Wednesday, May 10, due to replacement of the track. The track will be closed all summer, as the project is slated to continue through August.

This project, along with a minor renovation of the high school auditorium, will complete the district’s bond projects.

The district is pleased to announce the May 2017 Staff in the Spotlight recipients. Every month, each of our schools honors a staff member at their building for going above and beyond their regular duties or for doing something special. Join us in celebrating these outstanding employees!

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