ONTARIO SCHOOL DISTRICT

We're O Positive.

O Positive is more than a slogan for us.
It's our way of telling a story of the many
successes that are deserving of Ontario's pride.
Are you ready to be a part of our story?

WE ARE ONTARIO
Ontario School District serves approximately 2,500 students and is comprised of five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The district employs a staff of 150 licensed teachers, 190 support staff, and 25 administrators.

Ontario School District is known for its financial stability. No employment reductions have been necessary since 2008, nor have contract days been cut since the 2011-12 school year.

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Ontario School District 8C, Malheur County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 will be held at the District Administrative Office Meeting Room, 195 SW 3rd Avenue, Ontario, Oregon.

The meeting will take place on the 3rd day of June, 2019 at 5:30 PM.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained at the meeting or after at the District Administration Office, 195 SW 3rd Avenue, Ontario, Oregon, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. 

We invite you to join our Aiken Pre-K Academy for 16 days of fun and learning! We hope to see all of our incoming Kindergarteners there!

Pick up registration forms at any elementary school or at the District Office. June 17-20, 24-27 and July 8-11, 15-18

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

Thank you to our amazing volunteers! We would not be able to do it without all of your hard work, dedication to students, and selflessness! You are OPositive! 

At April's School Board Meeting, we had the honor of recognizing our outstanding volunteers for the year! Thank you to Jaime Oviedo and Ben Oviedo from Aiken, Jennifer Schaffer and Annie Ward from Alameda, Kate Draper and Amanda Sandberg from Cairo, Juan Mendoza from May Roberts, Brenda Carter from Pioneer, Sandy Geils and Tommy Elizondo from OMS, as well as Larena Lewis and Don Lewis from OHS!

Ontario Welcomes Josh Mink as Athletic Director

Ontario High School welcomes Josh Mink as the new Athletic Director beginning the 2019-20 school year.  Mr. Mink is currently a school counselor in Wyoming and has his administrative license.  He is also a basketball and track coach and has served as Athletic Director in both the public school setting and Boys and Girls Club in the Portland Metro area.  He has a close connection to Oregon where he graduated from high school.  Mr. Mink went on to Portland State, EOU, Chemeketa, and Lewis & Clark College to obtain the majority of his training for his career in education, and also taught English in both Japan and Korea. 

In his role as counselor, he has gained extensive experience working with students of all socioeconomic levels and abilities, finding ways to meet their needs.  He trains teachers in programs such as Restorative Justice and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and is known for his communication and organization skills.  Those who work with Mr. Mink describe him as a “pillar of their school and focused on the well-being of students; he places a lot of importance on the academics for athletes as well as the goal of improved athletic performance, knows how to support coaches, and understands what it takes to grow a program in collaboration with students, teachers, athletes, parents, and the community”.  He expressed a thorough understanding of the job responsibilities and was able to speak to experience in all aspects of the position.  Mr. Mink says he looks forward to joining the OHS team and supporting Tiger Nation.  

WE ARE ONTARIO
Ontario School District serves approximately 2,500 students and is comprised of five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The district employs a staff of 150 licensed teachers, 190 support staff, and 25 administrators.

Ontario School District is known for its financial stability. No employment reductions have been necessary since 2008, nor have contract days been cut since the 2011-12 school year.

WHAT SETS US APART?

Higher Graduation Rates; 89% for the 2017-2018 Graduating class.
The 4-year cohort graduation rate for the class of 2018 was 89%

Above Average Academic Growth for All Elementary Schools
Schools received "above average" ratings in individual student progress

Ontario Students Never Pay to Play
No cost for clubs, athletics or other school sponsored activities

Advanced Coursework Opportunities
Ontario High School students have access to full Honors course selections in addition to many college credit options

Focusing on Engineering: Project Lead the Way
Ontario students receive engaging, hands-on experience

6 College Credit Classes on OHS Campus
Every year we have students who graduate with the majority or all of their Associates Degree completed, giving them a head start financially, as well as in time spent in postsecondary education

8 Career and Technical Education Programs
The most of any Eastern Oregon High School

Courses in the field of Welding, Nursing, and Business

These courses have college credit and industry relevant certifications available to students upon completion

Students at OHS have graduated with certifications that allow them to be instantly employable and give them preference in the job market

COME AND PLAY
You don’t have to go far to find a fantastic assortment of recreational choices for all ages, interests and skill levels. Here, you can enjoy: cycling, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, camping, sport fishing, bird watching, kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding and much more.

Ontario is situated only two hours from four separate ski resorts. You can not only downhill ski to your heart’s content, but also snowmobile, cross country ski and ice skate as well. There are also 61 acres of lush parks within the city.

Ontario Population: 11,435
Malheur County Population: 31,865
Service Area: 80,000
Time Zone: Mountain
Elevation: 2,150

(Source: www.ontariochamber.com)

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