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Wallowa Elementary School


Wallowa Elementary's 4-6 graders created and launched their rockets again this year!  The students participate in this STEM learning activity each year.  The entire elementary school heads out to the football practice field to watch the students launch their rockets.  Be aware!  Some of the rockets have a mind of their own!    

Smokey the Bear Visited Wallowa Elementary School!

Wallowa Elementary Teachers Go to School!


                                                                                      Nancy Roberts with Dr. Anita Archer at the Oregon RTIi Annual Conference


On April 25th and 26th, many of Wallowa Elementary's teachers and principal attended an Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention Annual Conference in Eugene, Oregon.  This action packed two day conference offered keynote speeches from nationally recognized educators, Dr. Anita Archer and Dr. Kevin Feldman.  Break out sessions filled the majority of the two days so teachers could pick and choose what best matched their professional learning goals.  

All of the sessions and keynote speeches discussed a variety of topics ranging from math and reading to behavior.  The focus of the entire conference was Reponse to Instruction and Intervention (RTIi).  Wallowa Elementary School recieved a grant last spring to help implement RTIi.  The grant helps pay for the coaching, implementation, and conferences the teachers attend.  



The walls in the school are covered with PBIS posters as staff move to implement this behavior program for the 2017-2018 school year.   PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.  It is a popular and well known school-wide behavior program for schools.  Staff have been learning about and creating the program specifically for WES for the past 2 years and are ready to implement it this year.  "PBIS includes preventative and responsive approaches that may be effectively implemented with all students in a classroom and intensified to support small groups or a few individual students. PBIS strategies are important tools to decrease disruptions, increase instructional time, and improve student social behavior and academic outcomes." (pbis.org website)  The WES staff are excited to implement PBIS!

I-Ready is a new reading and math test and curriculum that Wallowa Elementary School has adopted to help provide instructional level support to ALL students in the school.  The students begin by taking a diagnostic test.  A diagnostic test will adapt according to the student answers and eventually place them at an instructional level.  Each day, the students login to their math and reading I-Ready accounts to learn and practice the skills needed to advance their learning.  Students are also able to login at home, or any computer with internet access.  This is a great way to help your child at home!

Oregon Response to Instruction & Intervention

Wallowa Elementary School applied for and recieved a grant from the Oregon Repsonse to Intstruction and Intervention group.  This grant has allowed Wallowa Elementary School begin implementing Reponse to Instruction and Intervention (RTIi).  The purpose of ORTIi is to provide technical assistance to Oregon school districts implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) systems that provide targeted, effective instruction to meet the needs of all students and provide the framework to identify students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). The focus of the project is on literacy, early intervention, and the use of evidenced-based practices.


You may have noticed the new posters hanging around Wallowa Elementary School.  These new posters are the helpful reminders to staff and students about expected behaviors in all areas of the building.  Last year, staff worked on the plan to help set students up for what is expected of them and to teach them school ettiquette.  This summer, the staff finished up their hard work and created the posters and lessons to implement the new expectations this year.

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