Superintendent/Elementary Principal Organization: Elgin School District Closing date: Monday, April 1, 2024 The Elgin School Board welcomes qualified candidates to apply for the position of Superintendent/Elementary Principal. This position would officially begin on July 1, 2024 and would include a one-year contract through June 30, 2025. The Elgin School Board is interested in selecting a Superintendent/Elementary Principal that would be interested in continuing in a permanent position if the relationship is deemed a good fit during the “Interim” period. Elgin is located in the NE corner of Oregon at the base of the Blue Mountains. In Union County there are 5 small school districts as well as a larger (although small still) District in La Grande. Elgin community residents are active in activities presented at the school, and engage in many events provided to enhance the community. Music, PE, ART, and CTE programs are additions to the core curriculum in the District. Elgin School District serves 400-450 students in grades K-12 in a 4-day school week, with occasional Fridays for staff professional development. Stella Mayfield Elementary is home to approximately 250 students Pre-K through 6. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience at the Elementary level. Successful candidates would have experience in Instructional Strategies and classroom management at a level they can lead, instruct, and demonstrate to staff. The next Superintendent for the Elgin School District will need to have a strong understanding of school budgeting and financial management. They need to provide leadership, while developing a method to share their learned knowledge, as well as soliciting leadership skills from the staff they will supervise. The next Superintendent in the Elgin School District should be a good communicator who is able to share ideas clearly, prioritizes listening, welcomes feedback and engages all stakeholders to ensure each voice is heard. Collaborative leadership and inclusive should be recognized as they learn from and contribute to the learning of others, while placing a high value on building long-term relationships. They should be an invested leader willing to immerse themselves in the district and community as they lead educational innovation. High level of commitment to students and families experiencing poverty and mental health issues that impact school attendance Salary and Benefits shall be negotiated to include a salary commensurate with comparable school districts in the region, plus appropriate additional benefits. The calendar length shall be 210 days, with a 4-day school week and 9 professional work Fridays. All applicants should apply by sending the following to Dianne Greif @ firstname.lastname@example.org Oregon Teacher Application (also used for Administrative positions) Formal Letter of Application Complete Resume (detailing experience) Administrative credentials 5 Letters of reference For questions regarding the vacancy, contact any of the following: Dianne Greif email@example.com 541-437-1211 THE DISTRICT Elgin schools are proud of their community traditions and their widely known reputation as educational innovators. As statewide leaders in early childhood learning, Core Collaborative, Response to Intervention and preparation for college and career, each of the district's two schools are unwavering in their commitment to students and their families. The district is home to Stella Mayfield Elementary (grades Pre-K - 6, Title Services, ART, MUSIC, PE). Elgin High School (grades 7-12). Technology opportunities are provided in every school building ranging from iPads in kindergarten to robotic and engineering courses in middle and high school. Elgin High School has a robust and growing CTE program with several courses that are articulated with local community colleges. These programs support enrolled students in graduating high school with college credits and industry certifications for high demand, high wage jobs. THE COMMUNITY Elgin, Oregon, is known for its welcoming, small town atmosphere and family friendly lifestyle. There is a local theater group that has received national recognition. It offers a mix of residential areas, beautiful parks and local activities/events for its approximately 1,800 residents. Located 10 miles north of La Grande, Oregon, Elgin provides residents with a small community experience with easy access to more urban amenities. Elgin is situated at the confluence of the Grande Ronde River, which flows towards the wilderness areas. These areas offer residents a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Civic leaders work closely with the School District and are strong supporters and contributors in the education of the town's youngest citizens. https://www.visitunioncounty.org/trip-ideas/elgin/ https://www.visitunioncounty.org/about-union-county/ https://www.elgin.k12.or.us/
**Updated Time** 6:00-7:00 pm Math and Movement Night Kindergarten-2nd graders Wednesday, February 28th @ Stella Mayfield Gym from 6:00- 7:00pm!! Come practice math skills while moving your body. All Stella Mayfield students in Kindergarten-2nd grade are invited to have a night of fun, math, and exercise. There will be 7 different stations and a prize for each station the child participates in. Also, meet some of the Elgin High School Basketball players who are helping run stations!!
Winter Formal and Festivities for the week!
Math and Movement Night Kindergarten-2nd graders Wednesday, February 28th @ Stella Mayfield Gym from 5:00- 6:00pm!! Come practice math skills while moving your body. All Stella Mayfield students in Kindergarten-2nd grade are invited to have a night of fun, math, and exercise. There will be 7 different stations and a prize for each station the child participates in. Also, meet some of the Elgin High School Basketball players who are helping run stations!!
Dear Stella Mayfield Families, Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off, and we are so excited to learn how to keep our hearts healthy & happy! If you haven’t yet, register today to join the Legacy of Lifesavers and help kids with special hearts! Just for registering, your student will receive the KHC Heart Wristband! Check out our VIRTUAL ENVELOPE(https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/ym_khc_get_started_guide_tier3) to learn more. The American Heart Association is celebrating 100 years of saving & improving lives, and this would not be possible without YOU! Please join the AHA’s 100th birthday party by following these two steps: 1. Register TODAY at http://www2.heart.org/goto/StellaMayfield or by downloading the free AHA Schools App for Apple(https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jump-hoops/id548389448?mt=8) or Android(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aha_jump.android.communicator&hl=en) 2. Complete Finn’s Mission to learn Hands-Only CPR & raise lifesaving donations to help special hearts SPECIAL INCENTIVES: • Any student who raises a donation THIS WEEK will be entered into a drawing to earn Avocado Warmie #2! • Top 3 fundraisers will earn BUSTER! The American Heart Association is excited to extend their work with the NFL to support improving health outcomes at home and beyond through the Hands-Only CPR education. Students that complete the Finn’s Mission learning module will earn an entry for two tickets to Super Bowl LIX in 2025 and our school will be entered to receive a $10,000 fitness equipment makeover for every 18 completed Finn’s Missions. Be sure to talk with your student about their favorite Heart Hero and heart healthy message from today’s kick-off! Thank you for supporting our school and the American Heart Association! Together, we are saving lives! Christina Salyer Administrative Assistant, School Engagement American Heart Association Kennewick, WA 99337 Cell: 206-336-7193
Update... due to increasingly poor weather and road conditions, the Elgin School District is canceled for today, Wednesday, January 17th. At this time, school will resume as normal on Thursday. Thank you and stay warm!
Good morning. The Elgin School District will be observing a two hour late start this morning Wednesday, January 17th. Doors to our buildings will open at 9:30 with the start of school at 10:00. Due to the late start, breakfast will not be served. See you then!
School was canceled for the day in Griswold. By rule, all activities and games are canceled as well. There will be no basketball games today. The games have been rescheduled for Tuesday, 1/23. Stay warm, be safe!
Union County Thanksgiving Meals
Parents and Students: There will be an EOU FAFSA Meeting for seniors tomorrow, November 9th at 5:30pm in Mrs. Anderson's room. This meeting is for both students and parents to attend. Hope to see you there!
Our second district Wacky Wednesday Challenge is this Wednesday! K12 students and staff are invited to dress cozy! No PJ's-but warm and cozy clothes such as baggy sweaters, sweat pants, fuzzy socks, etc. The class with the highest percentage will enjoy a hot chocolate with whipped cream!
Colton was recognized by Mrs. Bottger for showing Helpfulness. Mrs. Bottger states, “Colton volunteered to come in and set up the Library for his class. Afterwards, he stayed behind and reorganized the chairs for me. Thank you, Colton!”
Stella Mayfield Elementary is having a Halloween Color War Monday, October 31st!
Stanna, Heidi, and Opal were recognized by Mrs. Chagas for always being Attentive to the students' likes and needs. Mrs. Chagas states, "these three ladies always see the students, even those that aren't easily seen. They learn what the kids love on an individual level and go out of their way to make special meals and special, unique relationships with each student. Thank you for warming the hearts and bellies of all the kids and staff of Elgin SD."
Ben was recognized by his teachers Mrs. Harris and Miss. Megan for showing Compassion. Mrs. Harris and Miss. Megan states "Ben shared a very special toy with a friend who showed genuine interest. When recess was over, the friend still needed the toy as it was making him very happy. Ben let the friend hang onto the special toy until the friend arrived back to class."
Paul was recognized by his teacher, Mrs. Ledbetter, for showing compassion. Mrs. Ledbetter states "A student hadn't eaten enough for lunch and was feeling bad. Paul jumped right up during reading intervention to offer them a snack he had in his locker. What an incredible classmate and friend."
Halloween festivities for Elgin JH/HS.
Fall Teacher/Parent Conferences