Football is coming -- we get to have a padded full-contact football season at the high school level! Gear checkout will be on Wednesday, the 24th and practice starting Monday, March 1st. A 3-5 game schedule is being developed and will be released soon. I encourage all who have considered playing football to take advantage of this short season!
BRRRRRR! The weather got cold and many of us did not have our winter clothes. Try to remember warm clothes because we have recess outside everyday rain or shine. If your child needs a coat, hat, gloves or boots let their classroom teacher know. We have clothes to keep them warm head to toe!
Please remember to use the student pick up and drop off area (located on Haefer Lane just past the Elementary School building) before and after school. For safety reasons, elementary students wait for parents/guardians or older siblings in the pick up area and are not to walk to the High School. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.
January is all but over, and we have completed our 22nd week of in-person school. Time flies when you're having fun! Thanks to our community's efforts and support of our health and safety protocols, our students and staff members have been able to stay in school. Keep up the great work. It's a great day to be a leopard!
I am having a good time teaching the seventh graders science this semester. I wanted to take some time to share a few of the videos that were created to describe the cell cycle. Video is not very easy, but the students worked hard to create some stop motion that might help others learn as well. Check out the links below. Erich https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p77vH-0_PncPcx1UgA4rP7bILqdY6hwm/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vruplWqDvr6zvtBOax8FGJVbCI_pERxk/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HtL02j33G0BXfDCJ_esnrDzqP3jfUeok/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/11bZiq71k0kjEhcwNChbd3KzpQe7m8ELz/view?usp=sharing
Parents: Please remember that the school doors do not open in the mornings until 7:30. Students who arrive before 7:30 have to stand out in the cold until then. The cafeteria doors open at 7:20, so that students have time to eat breakfast before school.
Kindergarteners colored their hand and arm to look the way they feel about themselves on the inside. Martin Luther King Jr said, “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Happy MLK Jr. Day on Monday! No school! See you Tuesday!
Let’s go skiing! There is no cheaper way than to take advantage of the Anthony Lakes Ski School offer. $30 gets you a lesson, a rental and a lift ticket. January 29 is the day ALMR has reserved for Cove students. Get your paperwork from Kelsey or Mr.G and turn it in ASAP to reserve your spot!
Cove School District is seeking a Jr/Sr High School Principal and a Counselor/Education Specialist for next school year. Postings close on March 8th. Details of the Principal Position may be found here: https://www.cosa.k12.or.us/jobs/9855 Details for the Counselor/Education Specialist Position may be found here: https://www.cosa.k12.or.us/jobs/9856 Contact Superintendent Earl Pettit with any questions or for additional details.
4-12 Graders! Would you like a super cheap day of skiing or snowboarding up at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort? On Friday, January 29 ALMR ski school is offering you a lesson, a rental, and a lift ticket for just $30! Pick up an information and registration packet from Mr. G or Kelsey ASAP! Paperwork and payment is due by 1/21 to reserve your spot.
Today, December 22nd we will be performing our Annual Christmas Program Virtual. You can watch your children perform with the following links. Intermediate Program (3rd/4th, with 5th) at 8:30 am https://youtu.be/ySkacPmpN2A Primary Program (K-2, 5th) at 10:00 am https://youtu.be/A2DKwjN9jGw Happy Holidays!
In lieu of a Winter Concert this year, the Prelude High School Band recorded “Deck the Halls” and made this video. We were toying with Stop Motion video as the hallways were being decorated. This turned into a fun way to gather video footage to go with song. Happy Holidays! https://youtu.be/5utvkEmyUUA
Seven brave seventh and eighth graders are competing in a virtual speech and debate tournament today! Coached by high school seniors Haiden Wiggins and Bill Pettit, the kids are the only participants from outside the metro Portland area with a total of 155 competitors. The tournament ends later today - we will update regarding results. Pictured are the parlimentary debate team of Angel Shields-Mars and Taylor Weishaar arguing their case on an impromptu topic of cameras on or off during comprehensive distance learning.
Cove School District is happy to report some good news: It was announced a few moments ago that ODE updated their Safe Harbor Clause set to expire on January 4. The bottom line? Since our school is already open, regardless of what the local or state metrics are, we can remain open for in-person instruction. The only reason for us to close would be based upon what happens within our own school community and based upon local decision-making. Thank you for your support in helping us to continue to stay open for in-person school. It's a good day to be a Leopard!!!
While the term "Sweet 16" might bring a bit different image to your mind, we at Cove School are happy to apply it to our feelings of being in our sixteenth week of in-person school! We are beyond excited to have made it this far, and have every hope of continuing through next week and returning on January 4. Thanks for all of your support!
Are you looking for a great family read aloud??? If so, pick up a copy of White Fur Flying by Patricia Maclachlan. Our class just finished reading this beautiful story about family, friendship and the value of accepting, loving and learning from each other. The Cassidy family rescues Great Pyrenees dogs, which help their new neighbors connect to each other. AND lucky for us, Ms. Britt, one of our favorite paraprofessionals, brought her two Great Pyrenees dogs in to visit us!!! This experience helped us all realize how important the dogs in White Fur Flying were to the Cassidy’s and their new neighbors. We LOVED hugging on Mr. Bear and Moose so much! They brought their little buddy, Cooper, a Miniature Aussie, to visit as well. We hugged on him a bunch too! I can’t think of a better way to help kiddos connect to a story!
Today OSAA published a new calendar for extra-curricular activities, which adjusts the dates of our sports seasons. Football, Volleyball and Cross Country are now Season 2 sports, beginning practice on February 8 for football and February 22 for volleyball and cross country. Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming are now a Season 4 sport, and are allowed to begin practice on May 10. For more details and to view the revised calendar, please click here: https://5il.co/no2x
Christmas Decoration Donations Needed! The high school students will be taking part in a progressive Christmas activity (we did gingerbread houses last year), and we are in need of all sorts of Christmas decor: artificial trees (4' and up), tinsel, lights, ornaments, inflatable characters, etc. If you have old decorations that you have been wanting to get rid of or if you just want to donate something, please bring it to Dr. Farrell by Dec. 17. Questions? Contact Dr. Farrell.
Cove Speech and Debate Team Competed Virtually Today! Cove Speech was led by Team Captain Haiden Wiggins with a 4th place finish in Varsity Radio and a 7th place finish in Varsity Prose today. The Clackamas/Cleveland Tournament had 44 teams competing with 431 students and is the largest tournament in Oregon. Other members of the Cove team competing were: Wil Slagle, Chance Rivard, Jack Deem, Kade McLean, and Bill Pettit. Full results will be published in an upcoming newsletter. Special thanks to Andy Lindsey and Karen Moore for serving as 2 of the 241 judges for the tournament.
While the school metrics for on site operations seem to be shifting even after 9 months of mitigating pandemic risk, several superintendents from eastern Oregon worked together to craft and deliver the attached letter to Governor Kate Brown: https://5il.co/njv2 Cove School District leadership believes the data makes clear that the safest place and best place for our children's education is on-site.
The Fall Play is now ready to view! Please visit my Extracurricular Theatre website for the links: https://sites.google.com/covesd.org/drfarrellsliteraryzone/extracurricular-theatre-2020?authuser=0
In the past 2 weeks, we have had 3 positive or presumed positive cases of COVID-19 among our students. Thanks to the prompt actions of parents, students, and staff, quarantine measures were implimented in a timely manner and there was little to no risk of exposure to other students or staff. There has been no indication of spread to others, and we are able to continue in-person school at all grade levels at this time.
With stories of Contact Tracing scams being reported in our area, please read the following information on what Local Public Health Authorities will ask and will NOT ask if you get a call from them for Contact Tracing information: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1009661/Contact_tracing_questions.pdf More information on Contact Tracing can be found on the school website under Documents/COVID 19 Information.
Week 12 has concluded! This week came with it's share of hurdles, but we've been able to get over them. We have had to exclude a few students to quarantine for 2 weeks due to outside exposure to positive COVID cases, and a coach tested positive as well. Thanks to our safety protocols, exposure to other students and staff members was very minimal. As the holiday season approaches, please remember to use all precautions possible to stay safe and healthy. Keeping our school open depends on all of us working together.
Fall Play Online--The fall play will be available to view online after we are able to get it recorded next week. This is not a livestream.
Cove has completed its 10-year radon testing of all buildings. The summary statement is, "All radon test results for Cove School District are below the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L and no further action is required." The full report may be viewed here: https://5il.co/n3z7
Fall Play CHANGES: This production will now be shared online only--no in-person audience due to the latest COVID-19 executive order. Please tune in online for our livestream this weekend! More info to come!
We have completed 11 weeks of in-person teaching at Cove School! COVID-19 has taken a toll across the state of Oregon, affecting all of us in one way or another. We are grateful for everyone's continued efforts to mitigate risk so that we can keep our school open. Keep up the great work Cove students, parents and staff members! We appreciate all that you do.
Cove 2nd Grader’s honor our Veterans with attribute buttons and learning about American symbols.
Sixth grade students are thankful to our Veterans and service people. The letters in the attached document were written from the heart. They are not part of an assignment and are not graded. Their beliefs are genuine and true, much like your service. Thank you Veterans! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RP0Lf6fF0hvcAcNMpCEANRPKoil9R0Lv9_Q544QqqsI/edit Click on the link to read their letters!
Happy Veterans Day from Cove’s 2nd Grade! We would like to thank all those who have served, and are currently serving, in our Armed Forces. We appreciate the sacrifices you and your families have made for our families. We hope you can feel all the love we are sending your way!♥️
Cove School District is carefully tracking the situation regarding the county-wide increase in COVID-19 cases. As of today school is on a normal schedule for all classes as we begin the week on Monday. A few students have moved to Comprehensive Distance Learning temporarily due to exposures outside the school. Within the school, we have yet to receive a report of a confirmed case. Please continue to adhere to all mitigation practices.
Here is the latest COVID-19 Exclusion Summary Guidance to help parents/guardians decide when students should stay home from school, and for how long: https://5il.co/moye
Today we start our 10th week of in-person school! We are grateful for the support of our community, parents, and students in making this possible. As you may know, school districts in our area are trying to begin in-person school, while others are having to transition to Distant Learning because of COVID. Thank you for remaining vigilant in complying with Cove School's Operational Blueprint so that we can keep our school open. Keep up the great work! https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/documents/commdisease.pdf
THE COVE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING COACHING POSITIONS: MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL. Applications can be found on district web site: https://www.cove.k12.or.us/o/cove-school-district/browse/55828. Please submit application and resume to: email@example.com. Positions close November 9th, 2020 or until filled.
Parent-Teacher conferences this week Oct. 29th & 30th. You can sign up to meet in person, zoom or by phone. Your choice. Here is the link for secondary students to signup https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BACA722AAFEC07-secondary
A Special Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 at 7PM, in the school cafeteria. The sole item for discussion is a revision of the current Budget with participation from the Budget Committee as a whole. The agenda may be viewed here: https://5il.co/mfq0 Proposed revisions are summarized here: https://5il.co/mfqc and reflected in the proposed revised budget here: https://5il.co/mfq9
K-6 Sign up for Conferences Oct. 29th & 30th https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0849AAAA22A5FC1-fall Conferences will be in person, via zoom, or telephone - your choice.
Oregon FFA and Les Schwab Tires have teamed up for the annual drive away hunger initiative. All proceeds go to the Oregon Food Bank. Drop off non-perishable food items in one of the drop boxes located in the Cove FFA Ag House, high school, or elementary buildings by October 31st to help us do our part in feeding Oregon families.
Here is a virtual, musical collaboration between the HS Encore Band and K-4 Elementary students performing the Addams Family. https://youtu.be/4qjd4BQWv7k
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Oct 21, 11:00am the Josten's Rep will be back to collect orders for cap & gown, graduation invitations, rings, etc. Please send information to school with your student in order to get the better price. Payment options are available.
We have completed six full weeks of in-person school! This week we successfully reintroduced a short after-school recess for grades K-6 (masks are required). A new change to be aware of: While parents/guardians are still not allowed in the school building, they can leave their vehicles when picking up students (please wear your masks). Our goal is to return to our pre-COVID routines as soon, yet as safely, as possible .
Josten's Rep will visit Cove High School on Tuesday, Oct 13 at 10:00 in the HS Math Room. He will be giving out information on caps & gowns, graduation invitations, class rings & much more. ALL seniors should attend. If unable to attend, let Mrs Murchison know so she can pick up information for you.
VOLLEYBALL--The Cove High School volleyball team will be in action tomorrow night against the Imbler Panthers. The Leopards are undefeated after last week's opening matches. Gate will open at 5:00 and will close at 5:30. Please remember that only those with tickets can attend.
Please join Cove Booster Club for our monthly meeting this Wednesday, October 7, 2020. We will meet in the school cafeteria at 7:00 pm. We are excited to return to our usual schedule of meeting the first Wednesday of each month. Old and new members are welcome and encouraged to attend. See you there!
Picture Re-takes that were scheduled for Thursday, October 8th have been cancelled. Re-takes will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any questions about your current pictures please call Life Touch Photography 541 276-2889. Have a great rest of your week.
A big shout out to all the volunteers, fans, players, and coaches who made last weekend's volleyball and football games such a big success. Thank you to the community for wearing their masks, and for all the volunteers who worked and made these events possible.
As of Monday, October 5, Cove School is moving back to our pre-COVID time schedule. We will be open from 7:30 am-4:30 pm Monday through Wednesday, and 7:30 am-4:00 pm on Thursdays. Please do not drop your kids off or have them to walk to the school before 7:30 am. They are not allowed in the building (or on the playground) before that time, and we don't want them having to wait outside in the cold.
REMINDER-- Cove High School's "5 on 5" touch football team will play Elgin tonight at 7:00 pm. No admission will be charged, but we ask that you check in at the gate to be counted. Face masks are required.
Reminder .... Senior Parents & Students, join the meeting tonight via ZOOM at 6:30pm. We will be discussing graduation, college, FAFSA, and much more. Hope to see you there. ZOOM invites were sent to student emails as well as parent texts.
It's that time of year again! Fall has arrived and brought with it our annual cases of head lice. Please be aware that we have found head lice/nits on a few students in our school today. Classmates of those students were also checked. If you have any questions, please check the following website, or call the school: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/gen_info/faqs.html
Cove High School's "5 on 5 football team" will play this Friday starting at 7:00 pm against Elgin. All players, coaches, officials and fans are required to wear masks at the game. Tickets will be given out at the gate for those who sign in. 250 MAX
The Cove volleyball team will play the Elgin huskies on Friday starting at 4:00 pm. The doors will open at 3:30 for those fans with tickets and will close at 4:00 pm sharp. No one will be admitted into the gym without a ticket. Masks are required to be worn at all times by everyone in attendance. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! We are still looking for a couple event volunteers. Please talk to Mrs. McGilvray as soon as possible if you would like to volunteer. We will start giving out tickets on Wednesday to players, coaches, and volunteers. Please remember that you will be unable to attend the volleyball game without a ticket. There is a 100 person limit for our gym during Covid restrictions.
***NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED AT VOLLEYBALL GAME IN WALLOWA ON SATURDAY*** Just a reminder to everyone--Do not to drive to Wallowa on Saturday expecting to see our girls play. WHS has decided not to allow spectators in their gym due to Covid concerns.
COVE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING COACHING POSITION: Junior Varsity Volleyball. Applications can be found on the district web site: https://www.cove.k12.or.us/o/cove-school-district/browse/55828. Please submit application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position closes September 25th.
Senior Parents Meeting Tuesday, Sept 29 6:30 p.m. Topics include: Expectations for Seniors, Calendar, Graduation, College & Financial Aid Info., Other questions about Senior Year Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89025069505?pwd=WXlZTWxBWlNKR01OVnpXeFo4L3dmdz09 Meeting ID: 890 2506 9505 Passcode: x0yaB6
8:46 AM EST. Patriot Day is a United States national observance that honors the memory of those who were killed in the September 11 attacks. It was first observed in 2002, after the proclamation by President George W. Bush. On September 11, 2001 al-Qaeda launched a series of coordinated terrorist attacks upon the United States, killing almost 3,000 people. In the immediate aftermath of the tragic events, President Bush proclaimed September 14, 2001 as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. A year later, September 11 was made a national day of mourning referred to as Patriot Day. This observance has been proclaimed annually since 2002. In 2009, President Barack Obama rededicated it as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. On Patriot Day, the national flag is flown at half-mast on all United States government buildings and establishments. Individuals are also encouraged to display flags on their homes. A moment of silence is traditionally observed at 8:46 AM. Cove School District joins with other American institutions and people in remembrance of the victims of 9/11.
Bus Transportation Changes effective Monday 9/14. The La Grande bus will return to its regular schedule with one bus - departing BiMart at 7AM and Faith Center at 7:10AM. The afternoon drop offs will be at 4PM for Faith Center and 4:10 for BiMart. With lower than anticipated ridership due to students opting for online instruction, all safety protocols may now be observed on a single bus. The Lower Cove route will return to its normal schedule - riders will be contacted and reminded of pickup/drop off times. Route Leopard remains unchanged.
I thought after 6 months of summer vacation we might have to ease back into a learning environment but boy was I wrong. 4th grade is rocking and rolling, they are a great group of learners. Thank you to everyone for keeping us safe and making it happen.
Week one is in the books for Third Grade! We have got the hang of our new routines, logins and passwords, and are ready to dive into our curriculum. It was definitely a week well spent in our classroom, together.
5th grade had an amazing week 1!!! Thank you to all of my students and parents for a strong start!!
1st grade enjoyed popsicles in the shade after our math lesson taught us different ways to graph our favorite flavors! It was a great way to cool off on a hot afternoon.
172 consecutive days without students in my classroom. 172! We finally broke the streak and it has been so nice to have students walking around campus and participating in the classroom this week. Thank you to the school board and administration for making sure this week happened and that it happened safely!
Lyndon B. Johnson said, “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” Cove High School was awesome this week. Never before have I seen so many students working together towards one common goal. Kudos to the CHS community for making this happen.
We are back! We struggled a bit with the internet connection this week, but that did not stop the 7th Grade from making some amazing Origami and great paper airplanes. Congrats to Paige and Will for winning the distance and flight time competitions!
We are living in a turbulent time, full of conflicting information and opinions. Please remember that no matter what your personal beliefs may be, we at Cove School are trying our best to do what is best for our students and this wonderful community that we call home. It will take all of us working together to keep our school open for in-person learning. Our students have been very adaptable and are so excited to be here. The patience, extra effort, and support that have made this first week of school possible are greatly appreciated!
Last night I trapped my 10th skunk off of my deck. Unfortunatly this one was about half of the size as the other 9, So I may have to deal with a new litter. I set it free (10) miles from home. Our School's internet is running better today, so life is Good! Have a great day.
Congratulations on a great first week at Cove School. The students have been awesome and we are all enjoying getting back into our routines. Keep up the good work Leopards.
English/Drama is off to a great start! We are dipping our toes into the grammar and vocab curriculum which is a good challenge for everyone. Routines are being established, and students seem generally excited to be face-to-face as am I!
On Monday, August 31, the US Department of Agriculture announced the continuation of the "Summer Seamless" service program. What this means for Cove is that ALL on site students may eat free of charge through December with the USDA reimbursing the cost of meals. Meals are free of charge to any child during this period and online or home school students in the community may also access these meals on a take-out basis. Children not attending Cove School on site must sign up for the program through Kelsey Stitzel at the Cove School office.
School is in session! It has been so fun to watch the excitement of students, parents, and staff this week as our school year began after such a long closure. I have observed students settling in and getting used to new routines and protocols. As we become more comfortable, it is vital that we stay vigilant in continuing safety protocols and procedures to keep our school and community healthy. Please continue to remind students the importance of hand washing and wearing their masks whenever possible, including after school while waiting for their bus to arrive. I saw a bulletin board recently with a helpful and fun object lesson: Treat your MASK like underwear: -Do NOT share it -Change it daily -Make sure it's clean -Do NOT borrow or lend it -Make sure it fits snug, but not too tight
After the 7-12 Zoom Meeting tonight at 7:00 teachers will be available to meet virtually. Use this link to find it on our webpage. https://www.cove.k12.or.us/article/296077?org=cove-school-district
Hi there 5th graders! I am so excited that the first day of school is rapidly approaching! Please remember to join us tonight for our virtual back to school night at 6 pm and I will see you Monday! I know that we will accomplish great things this year! ~Mrs. Tucker
La Grande and Lower Cove Bus Riders: As part of the reentry plan, there have been significant changed to the bus schedules. Two buses will serve La Grande and riders must select and ride either the Bi-Mart OR Faith Center Bus. Lower Cove Route is significantly adjusted to support this requirement. See the modified/ temporary Bi-Mart bus schedule here: https://5il.co/kauz See the Lower Cove and Faith Center Temporary Bus Schedule here: https://5il.co/kauy Route Leopard within Cove remains largely unchanged.
Cove Virtual Learning Academy Parents and Students: Online School Starts September 8. Chromebook check out will be from 4-6PM on September 3 and 8-11:30 AM on September 4 at the Cove High School lobby. Orientation Information may be viewed here: https://5il.co/ka7v
"I've always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings." Jen Han This is a new school year, a new beginning, and things will change. My beginning is full of hope and excitement, welcome back everyone.
Welcome Back.... I am so happy to be back to school! I can't wait to see you all on Monday. If you are a high school math student, things will look a little different but we will get it figured out together - I have faith in us! Please contact me in the next few days if you have any questions about school, math or senior stuff... See you soon!!
Join our Virtual Back To School Night! Elementary (K-6): August 27, 6PM at https://zoom.us/j/91273596495 Junior/Senior High School: August 27, 7PM at https://zoom.us/j/94660691747 Hear from the leadership, meet the staff, and orient to the reopening plan. You may type questions live through the Q&A function.
Hello 2nd Grade families! I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year. Those of you who worked with Mrs. Noble last year are already connected with me through Seesaw. I sent out my first message to you this afternoon with a Virtual Meet the Teacher slideshow for you and your little one to view. If you were not in Mrs. Noble’s class last year I will be contacting you soon. I am looking forward to seeing you all next week!🤩
Cove School Staff are already working on student activity plans for the fall! With the delay of all OSAA sports seasons until winter, see https://5il.co/jerc , and today's sports guidance from Governor Brown, see https://5il.co/jerb , we are working on interscholastic and intramural sports and other activities for the fall. Cove Students will have activities this fall!
Today, the Oregon Department of Education released the 5th version of the Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance. The heavily discussed metrics were revised which will make it much more attainable for Cove to meet. Cove School continues to be committed to an on-campus opening on August 31 with other options available at parental request. We are on track for opening and I look forward to welcoming our students back in 20 days!
Along with most Eastern Oregon Schools, Cove School District has been advocating for greater flexibility and local control regarding recent statewide metrics guiding reopening decisions. Regional School Boards and superintendents, county commissioners, State Representative Greg Barreto and US Representative Greg Walden have been involved in supporting this effort. See US Representative Greg Walden's letter to Governor Brown here: https://5il.co/jdms
Entering his 10th year as high school principal, Mat Miles announced his upcoming retirement this year. While we continue to grapple with the reality of the ongoing pandemic, Mat will also continue in position to see the crisis through until his retirement date of Dec 31, 2020.
OSAA Releases Fall Sports Guidance: Cross Country and Volleyball Contests delayed until September 23, Football prohibited. For the message from OSAA with a full list of activities and restrictions, click here: https://5il.co/ik0u We will update our school community concerning Cove activities and schedules as they are redeveloped in coming weeks.
Today, Governor Kate Brown directed that face coverings be worn by all students and staff as they return to school in fall. Cove school will be navigating the entirety of the many added requirements included in today's guidance. Please remain patient as we prepare updates to our reopening plan. A revised and updated Cove plan can be expected by July 28.
Cove school is currently accepting applications for the following positions: Full Time Instructional Assistant; Part Time Food Service Assistant; and Temporary/Full Time Special Assistant to the Superintendent - COVID Response. Details and descriptions may be reviewed at https://www.cove.k12.or.us/o/cove-school-district/page/job-openings--62
Cove School District's primary goal is to return to school in a manner that is consistent with guidelines set forth by the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority. We are committing resources, energy and effort to keep students, staff and our community safe while providing a quality school experience. While reopening for on-site learning, Cove School is also offering a full online curriculum through the new Cove Virtual Learning Academy for students unable to return in person. See details here: https://5il.co/huyi We appreciate the input received from our committee of stakeholders in the the development of our plan. See the plan summary here: https://5il.co/icp8 The full Reentry Operational Blueprint draft may be viewed here: https://5il.co/icp6 We will inform everyone concerning activities and sports as guidance becomes available from the state and adjustments may be made to our plans as any other new guidance is released. Contact Superintendent Earl Pettit at email@example.com with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
SCHOOL START DATE: AUGUST 31st. In order to allow staff adequate time to facilitate a safe, efficient, and instructionally effective reopening, Cove School will push its calendar start date for fall to August 31. While some academic testing and student registration tasks may take place during the week of August 24, classes are now set to resume on campus with a largely unmodified daily schedule beginning August 31. Draft plan details will be available by July 20th.
COVE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING COACHING POSITION: Varsity Girls Basketball. Applications can be found on district web site: https://www.cove.k12.or.us/o/cove-school-district/browse/55828. Please submit application and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Position closes July 31st.
The Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Auction is today! Now is a better time than ever to have fresh, locally-grown meat! You can bid on animals at the following link: https://bid.virtualstockshow.com/
Job Openings: 20-21 School Year - Elementary Teacher - 1st Grade, Part Time Food Service Assistant, See Position announcements here: https://www.cove.k12.or.us/o/cove-school-district/page/job-openings--62
Attend, watch or listen to our class of 2020 graduation tomorrow, Saturday May 30th, at 11 AM. For those attending, please limit your live streaming until after the event - the cell bandwidth has limits and we want to ensure we can stream for those not in attendance! Gates open at 10 and you will be parked on the football field so tune your car radio to FM 98.7, The Ranch, and be parked by 10:45. For those wishing to watch from home, the live feed may be viewed here: https://youtu.be/wBZXc1Gm6yk or on our website. Congratulations Class of 2020
COVE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION Sat. May 30 11:00 Cove HS Football Field A senior parade will be followed by the ceremony which will be livestreamed on our website as well as broadcast live on 98.7 The Ranch Gate opens for parking at 10:00
Students in grades 7-12 can return Chromebooks, laptops and books on Thursday noon to 4 or anytime Friday. Locker items can be picked up at that time and complete class schedule request for next year.
First day of 7th & 8th grade presentations and I am impressed! Learned about sugary liquids affect on teeth, temperature of water for ideal daisy growth and a review of common drinks effect on 1 mile run performance.
Cove Chapter of National Honor Society has new members! Congratulations to Karia Weber, Breanna Harvey, Hannah Alldredge, Maggie Frisch, Rachel Baird and Isaac Lee. We are very proud of you for your commitment to scholarship, service, leadership & character.
FREE VIRTUAL MEDQUEST - due to the Covid-19 issues, NEOACEC is offering the Virtual MedQuest Camp for free.... Check your school email for more information & the link to register.
The Cove Charter Application for the 2020-2021 school year is available here: https://forms.gle/kv6P8X7bnK8ANKVv8 The annual lottery will be held June 1st.
For my 5th graders! I miss you tons!
SIDEWALK ART Thurs, May 7th Decorate the sidewalks at school. We have some chalk but please bring some if you have it Due to Social Distancing we will work in shifts Last Name A-M at 1:00 N-Z at 2:00 PARENTS feel free to come help with little ones K-8th Elem steps 9-12th HS
Seniors: Please remember that arrangements for graduation ceremony have not been finalized. If you are sending out invitations, please don't give specifics about location or the ceremony, include a note that says info coming later....this will eliminate a lot of confusion later.
Reminder: Budget Committee Meeting Tonight at 6:30 PM via ZOOM Webinars. Attend the meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/96517553338 Attendees may comment or ask questions by using the Q&A function or by "raising hand" and being admitted to speak.
The Cove FFA Plant Sale will be held May 7th, 8th, & 9th (the three days before Mother’s Day) until plants are sold out. There hasn’t been a better year to improve your yard than this one! Feel free to call 541-6219882 for plant sale questions.
Reminder that the scholarships that should be returned to me are due Friday, May 1 4:00 pm This is FREE MONEY that ONLY Cove Seniors can apply for. - DO IT Make sure to check the due dates for the other scholarships - packet of scholarships still available if you haven't picked one up yet.
A Special Meeting of Cove School Board is scheduled for April 14 at 7PM via internet-based conferencing. The sole agenda action item is a first reading of the District graduation policy revision related to the current facility closure. See the proposed revision and background information here: https://5il.co/exou The meeting may be viewed live Tuesday, April 14 at 7PM at https://youtu.be/zyGVHxGWdzs (updated video link)
May Activity Cancellations: Due to restrictions placed on the school during the COVID 19 pandemic, most May activities have been cancelled. Alternative activities are being considered for the FFA banquet, 8th grade reception, and scholarship and awards night. High School Athletics contests and practices have been cancelled for the remainder of the year by the Oregon Schools Athletics Association. All Junior High School Athletic Events and Practices - Cancelled May Activity Cancellations: May 4-5: FFA CDE Days – Cancelled May 7: May Day Celebration – Cancelled May 9: FFA Banquet – Cancelled, may be rescheduled for summer May 15: Junior High Dance - Cancelled May 15: 8th Grade Reception – Cancelled, alternative activity being developed May 26: Scholarship and Awards Dessert – Cancelled, alternative recognition activity being developed May 30: High School Graduation - Will take place with location, method, and details to be determined
Governor Brown has announced the closure of school facilities for the remainder of the year. Cove School will continue its "Distance Education for All" efforts through May. High School Graduation remains scheduled for May 30 - ceremony details to be determined.
High School Math Students.... if you haven't already been communicating with me, please check your StudentVue or your school email for information about assignments. Hope to SEE you soon, stay well!
49th Annual Play Day Postponed Until 2021. Like the 2020 Olympics, the 49th Annual Play Day set for 2020 set for May 14th is postponed a year and will be held in May of 2021. After 48 consecutive years and since 1971, this is the first year the annual event has ever been cancelled.
Spring Grading System Set. During the March 31 meeting of the Board, the District adopted a temporary grading system for the spring. The only grades awarded can be A,B,C, or P. Any student not passing a class will not be given a grade at all. Plans are now developed and being implemented to hold students harmless for the closure and simultaneously provide opportunities for credit to those who seek it. Read the full story here: https://www.cove.k12.or.us/article/224443?org=cove-school-district
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Think of it as a medication you need to take DAILY! Ms. Tally’s PE classes (8th, 9th, Advanced) please check StudentVUE and/or your school email (maybe spam folder) for PE activities.
Junior Health students please check studentVUE for a welcome letter and an important survey for you to fill out. Can’t wait to make contact again with everyone. Stay well!
Distant Learning For All Announced. In direct contradiction of the guidance received by all schools across Oregon on March 19, late last night the Oregon Department of Education reversed its position and released a directive that all schools provide "Distance Learning for All." This means assignments will be graded and credit will be awarded. Please be patient and wait for your teacher to contact you with modifications to the supplemental learning plans they may have already released. See last night's directive here: https://5il.co/efgz . Cove School has until April 13th to transition to a distance education institution for the 27 instructional days which will remain for the year.
Day 1 of food service deliveries from the new cafeteria went well with over 250 breakfast or lunch meals provided to kids and community. Details of the child program may be found on our website here: https://5il.co/e145 . Those picking up meals will follow strict social distancing guidelines and meals are only available for pickup between 7:30am and 9am, Monday-Friday.
Parents, Students and Cove Community: On Monday March 30, Cove School District will resume and expand its food service program to be available for all youth, seniors, and any other adult in the Cove community requesting meals during the COVID -19 pandemic. The service will run M-F with delivery or pickup options available. While not required to receive a meal, we ask that you sign up for youth meals here: https://forms.gle/xeMWDPk3Mvvx76d17 or Adult meals here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemJvprrKBVaDxSP5t2tILiQG_zSntSp8C-AtzXQS6p61X8Qw/viewform La Grande youth may be served by La Grande School District: https://lagrandesd.org/article/free-meals-children You may also call 541-568-4424 to request this service. Details of this program may be viewed on our website.
6th grade parents! Please follow this link. I’ve written you a brief note explaining my hopes for the coming weeks. Please let me know if the links to any of the documents do not work. Thanks! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SR1iQVJURR2RZiAtE8hzZqlk9oaXh5ipmqu7kWjH1MA
Attention 5th grade! Attached you will find a survey that will help me as we transition to our school away from home. Please fill it out as soon as possible. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8bZqTn-6xpVH4913HmC4751ITGuSAaLIW9X_9clV5qUONlA/viewform?usp=sf_link
High School Math students....please check your StudentVUE for a message from me regarding communication for your classes.
We are happy to report that Mental Health Counseling services are still available! In order to comply with social distancing, Luke will be available for scheduled appointments by phone or video conferencing. To set up appointments for students please call Luke at 541-910-8841. If you reach voice mail, please include the student’s name, date of birth and the best phone number to reach student or family directly. Luke will return your call as soon as he is able.
I will be regularly posting educational opportunities on my Google Classroom pages. Take advantage of the opportunity to continue to grow. Check Google Classroom and your school email frequently and stay engaged.
History 201 students- We will continue our studies online to earn credits through Blue Mountain Community College. I will be regularly posting assignments and information on our Google Classroom page. Check your school email and Google Classroom frequently.
Students! Next Tuesday I will be setting up new Google classrooms, sending you emails and trying to set up our SAFS (School Away from School) please have your parents fill out this questionnaire so I can get you all rolling as efficiently and quickly as possible. I’ll talk to you soon! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sHDixo_gUNnqkX8VAuZm848n_fa6hymQrpAQM5iTAkM
Noted that the links were not functioning in the previous message. Link Address Corrections for Meal Requests: Adult Meal Requests Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemJvprrKBVaDxSP5t2tILiQG_zSntSp8C-AtzXQS6p61X8Qw/viewform Youth Meal Requests Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwKEyM_696el9kmGc2-7nsiLOBAUMvi3ReOfmGm-tk7Lre-g/viewform
Students and Parents: These are challenging times and I wanted to give a brief reassurance that our teachers and staff are working to establish and deliver supplemental education resources for you. Beginning the week of March 30, expect weekly (or more) direct communication with your teacher or adviser. We want to ensure you don't lose that Cove academic achievement edge during the closure. All students will be provided with supplemental learning material and resources. More details will be made available next week and through your teacher/adviser. Despite the closure, Cove remains laser-focused on your education.
I was just watching OPB News Hour and they featured an artist playing a favorite song of the Middle School Band, “The Theme from D’vorak’s New World Symphony” played by Yo-Yo Ma on the Cello in a theme of Encouraging Songs of Comfort. In these uncertain times may you find hope and encouragement in the music you listen to: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/yo-yo-ma-on-encouraging-songs-of-comfort-amid-global-crisis
6th graders! Keep your brain in shape! Login to IXL, GoMath or Prodigy to give your noggin some exercise. Read an interesting article on Tween Tribune and post it to our Google Classroom for others to read. Email or text me directly if you need help logging in. I’m here for you. 👍
Cove School Lunch program plan for the March 2020 school closure. Sack or similar lunch prepared by Cove food service program. Breakfast and/or lunch meals will be provided to students who desire it. Meals will be provided at approximately the same scheduled time as school days. Breakfast: 7:30-8:15am Lunch: 11:30-12:15pm Meals will be a "grab and go" so come on in to the cafeteria and pick up your meal.
There will be packets with information about the local scholarships available Monday (16th) either with Mrs. Murchison or on the bench by the office. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Emergency Board Meeting Tonight Friday, March 13th @ 5:30pm in the High School Math Room.
For the safety of our students, their parents, their extended families, and our community, the Cove School District will suspend all organized sports practices until further notice.
STEAM NIGHT March 18th has been Postponed until a further date.
Governor Kate Brown advises the following steps for managing the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The guidelines encompass large gatherings, workplace provisions, long-term and assisted living and several of them impact our schools. In addition to previous guidance to keep schools open, all non-essential school-associated gatherings and group activities should be canceled — such as group parent meetings, field trips, and competitions.
GOLF--The Cove High School golf team will have an organizational meeting tomorrow after school in Mrs. McGilvray's room. A lesson with Stewart is scheduled for Friday at noon at the La Grande Country Club. Charge is $10 per athlete. If you are interested in playing golf, please attend this important meeting.
If you are in Middle School and interested in track come to the informational meeting on Thursday after school in the High School Gym. Practice will begin on Monday, March 16th after school. Meet in the High School gym. See you there!
Reminder: There is a "Fix-it Cafe" Tuesday night from 4:30 to 7:30 where there will be volunteers available to help you fix lamps, extension cords, bike tires, sewing, simple tech issues, etc. It will be in the High School Shop.
REMEMBER.... College, Career & Military Fair at LaGrande High School 6:00-8:00pm Tuesday, 10th. Door Prizes, Open to Public!!
The Cove Middle School boys and girls team will be playing in the Huntington Tournament this weekend starting at 10:00 am tomorrow morning. Please join us in Huntington for a fun weekend. The middle school band will also be performing on Friday.
Come join the Cove FFA Chapter for our annual Community Breakfast this Saturday from 7:00am-10:00am. On the menu is pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, and a variety of beverages.
College, Military & Career Fair - LaGrande High School, March 10, 6:00pm....14 colleges, 15 employers & military. Contact Lisa Murchison for more information. OPEN TO COMMUNITY!!
Cove High School Girls are playing Wallowa this afternoon at the District Tournament in Baker. You can listen on Enterprise radio station KWVR 92.1. Internet link to KWVR: https://tunein.com/radio/KWVR-FM-921-s26391/
The Cove High School girls basketball team will play Wallowa on Thursday in the district basketball tournament at 2:00 pm in Baker City. Come out and support the girls at Baker High School. GO LEOPARDS!!!
Cove Swim Team-OSAA has just put their entries up for the State Swim meet next weekend. Taylor Fox made it into the 200 IM and the 100 Fly. Tim Koza will swim the 500 freestyle and the 100 back. Great job Cove! Our 200 free relay missed the cut by several seconds. Steve
Cove High School asks all our fans to wear blue to tomorrow nights basketball games against Imbler to honor our seniors, our alumni, and for Monte.
Cove High School will be honoring our senior athletes and their parents at our final home game for the 2019-2020 season this Friday against the Imbler Panthers. JV games will start at 4:30 with varsity will follow at 6:00 pm.
The Cove Leadership Class is conducting our 2nd annual canned food drive for our local food pantry. Students in grades K-12 are participating. Please send your donations to school with students or donate at Friday's basketball game. Thank you in advance for your donations.
Congratulations to Wil Slagle for his 5th place finish in After Dinner Speaking at the Singletary Speech Tournament at Linfield College. Wil led the Cove team to a solid showing among the 21 schools competing. All competitors from Cove placed in the top half in at least one of their events. The team is now preparing for Districts.
Come support FBLA at our Valentine photo booth Friday night with all your family and friends. Come get your photos taken with those you love at Friday night’s games. Valentine backdrop will be provided. $5.00 for 8x10 and $3.00 for a 5x7. Photos will be printed on site.
With the cancellation of school today, there will be no boys basketball practice tonight. Stay safe and warm.
Tonight's Booster Club meeting is cancelled. February 5th.
Update: Cove School is closed today, Wednesday February 5th.
Update: Busses will run regular routes two hours late. Wednesday, February 5th.
Due to inclement weather. Cove School will be on a 2 hour delay today, Wednesday February 5th.
MIDDLE GIRLS BASKETBALL--MS girls basketball teams will play in Union on Friday at 10:00 am and in Wallowa on Saturday at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
HS BASKETBALL--The Cove High School varsity teams will be playing Joseph tomorrow night at Enterprise High School starting at 5:30 pm. There will be no JV games.
Come join the Booster Club for our monthly meeting. It will be this Wednesday, February 5th at 7:00 pm at the High School. Hope to see you there!
Boxes of Love Fundraiser - Saturday Feb. 1 - High School Hall 1-5pm - Rylie Overton's senior project is a fundraiser that provides for children in foster care. Please come bid on over 30 items, including gift certificates, artwork and quilts. Your support is much appreciated!!
Interested in college prep? Come to the SAIL camp @ Univ. of Oregon in July for FREE! App opens 3/15. Visit sail.uoregon.edu or come see Mrs. Murchison for more info.
The Cove School District is accepting applications for the following position: Head Coach -- Middle School Track. Applications can be found on our district web site. For additional information, contact Candy McGilvray at email@example.com. DATE: Open until filled.
Robotics Team: A big CONGRATULATIONS to these students for their achievements at the Columbia Basin League Tournament. They received trophies for Winning Alliance and the Innovate Award. They finished first in the five qualifying rounds. (The only team to win all five.) They also won every match in the finals bracket with their alliance from Union High School. The alliance had a high score of the tournament of 77 points while the second highest scoring alliance was a distant 42.
CHS Alumni, CHS Students, and Cove Staff are invited to audition for the spring musical Once on This Island, Feb. 3-5, 4:00-6:00 pm in Dr. Farrell's room. Prepare 60-90 seconds of a Broadway showtune to be sung a capella. Movement exercises and readings will also be conducted.
HS Basketball--Cove vs Wallowa starting at 1:00 on Saturday, January 25th, with varsity girls, JV girls, and then varsity boys.
HS Basketball--High school games will start in Imbler tomorrow at 4:00 pm. Varsity girls should start around 5:30 pm with boys varsity to follow.
NAP Night (Night Against Procrastination) January 29 - High School students can come to the Math room from 6-8 pm to work on any subject. Come get caught up before the MidTerm reports.
Due to unexpected circumstances, tonight's (1/16) middle school dance has been cancelled. The ASB apologizes for the inconvenience.
There will be a pulled pork dinner at CHS on January 18th during the Cove/Adrian basketball games to raise money for the family of Jake Lindsey who was injured in a snowboarding accident. Dinner is free to the public, but we will be accepting donations for the Lindsey family.
Due to inclement weather, Cove School is on a 2 hour delay Thursday, January 16.
Anthony Lakes ski school starts this Friday! If you are interested, Mr. G needs your paperwork ASAP!
High School Basketball--Junior varsity girls will start at 3:00 pm on Friday at Nixyaawii, and they will start in Cove against Adrian on Saturday at 2:00 pm. The junior varsity boys and varsity teams will follow. Hope to see you at the games.
Mr. Brett Dunten will be starting little kids basketball tomorrow night, January 8th, in the small gym for ages 3-8. They will begin practice at 5:30. All basketball players age 3-8 are encouraged to attend this fun activity.
Please join us for our monthly meeting! It will be held this Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00 pm at the High School. We hope to see you there!
Anthony Lakes ski school starts January 17! If you are interested, see Kelsey or Mr. G for the paperwork. Please return the forms ASAP! The deadline is January 15.
Just a reminder that the Cove Leadership class is hosting a winter formal this Friday, January 6th, from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm at the Coe-Kerr Community Center. Hope all our high school students can attend. Cost is $6.00 for singles and $10.00 for couples.
Order Your High School Yearbook before 2020 and save! Orders must be completed by May 1st. Orders placed by January 1st are $15.00, by spring break are $17.00, and by May 1st are $20.00. Order Here: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/CoveHighSchool2020
High School Basketball--Just a reminder that the Cove High School basketball teams will be playing at Powder Valley Thursday night in the first round of the Union Christmas Tournament. Girls varsity plays at 7:30 pm and boys varsity plays at 9:00 pm.
It was an honor for the Cove High School Choir to sing a few songs for the Grande Ronde Hospital Hospice Remembrance Ceremony last Thursday night. It is interesting to see how meaning of songs change in different contexts. It was an emotionally moving event and the choir did a nice job of helping honor those that had passed in care of GRH Home Hospice Service.
7th Grade Programming The seventh-grade tech class has been working with many different ways to code: code.org, java, and blocks. The latest is Scratch. This is a block program created over a decade ago by a group at MIT. For some of you that remember “Pong” and “Battle Tanks” from Atari, these games will look familiar. If you are interested in how they created them click the “See Inside” button in the top right of your screen while in the game. Some of the games: (you might have to copy the link into a web browser) https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/340677696 Colter L. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/340678771 Micah J. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/340993506 Baylee S. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/344715903 Evey S. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/340998930 Cabella G. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/343000488 Tanner R. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/340994384/ Jesse L.
We are traveling the world this holiday season to learn about the geography and traditions of other countries. We stopped in Mexico today and took a virtual field trip to Chichen Itza, one of Mexico’s most famous archaeological sites. We were also introduced to traditional folk art weaving and are finding we have to be patient and thoughtful in our work. Next stop, Peru!
Cove Holiday Program is Tonight! For those not able to attend, Live Feed is available after 6:15 here: https://youtu.be/bOUhX1bTp_0
Basketball practice after school will be a shooting practice in the little gym. Practice will get out around 515 to allow those students in band to prepare for their concert. Thanks and see you after school.
Christmas program Tues. Dec. 10th @ 6:30. 4th grade students please be to your classroom by 6:15. Don't forget to bring your Teddy Bears Tues. morning when you come to school. Mrs. Thomas will hang on to them until program time.
The Cove High School girls and boys varsity basketball teams will have their home season opener tonight against the Cascade Ramblers . Varsity girls will start at 4:00 pm with varsity boys at 5:30. They will also play at the Union Lion's Tournament tomorrow starting at 3:00 pm.
Just a reminder that the Cove Middle School Booster Club tournament starts Friday morning with Cove's games versus Echo at 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Come out and support your Cove Middle School team.
Winter Concert on December 10th at 6:30 pm in the High School Gym!
Please join us for our monthly meeting. It will be held this Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm at the high school. We will be completing our final sign ups for the middle school basketball tournament which is this weekend, December 6th and 7th. It is one of our main fundraisers. If you are unable to attend the meeting please consider contacting a booster member to get signed up to help with the gate or concessions! See you there!
Cove annual Christmas program is to be held Tues. Dec. 10th @ 6:30 in the High School gym. There will be one program k-12. Hope to see you all there!
Early release today. Buses depart at 12:30. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday. We have much to be thankful for.
Just a reminder that fall sports awards for the Cove Middle School and Cove High School are tonight at 6:00 pm in the Coe-Kerr Community Center. Please join us for a celebration of our student athletes.
Basketball practice will end by 520 - 530 tonight so you can change for fall sports banquet. Forgot to let you know last night night. Thanks.
#Let'sHelp-Please help Cove High School keep the homeless warm this winter by donating blankets, coats, toys, hats, gloves, and socks. Please bring all donations to the high school or elementary school by December 18th. Donation tubs are placed by the front doors of each school.
Booster Club Scholarship....parents must be paid members by January 31, 2020 ... Join Now... https://www.cove.k12.or.us/o/cove-school-district/page/booster-club--45
Fall Play! Come and see the fall theatre production of Psych, a comedy written by Lisa Rowe. Friday and Saturday (Nov. 15 & 16) at 7:00 pm and Sunday (Nov. 17) at 2:00 pm, at the Coe Kerr Community Center on Church Street. Tickets: $5/$3 available at the door.
Everybody brush! Parents, be on the lookout for a consent for dental hygiene screenings, they should be coming home today (11/7/19) in Thursday folders. Happy oral health.
Come join us for our monthly Booster Club meeting this Wednesday, November 6th at 7:00 pm. We will meet at the high school. We hope to see you there!
Order Your High School Yearbook Today and Save! Orders must be completed by May 1st. Orders placed by January 1st are $15.00, by spring break are $17.00, and by May 1st are $20.00. Order Here: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/CoveHighSchool2020
SAVE THE DATE--Donkey basketball is back in Cove on November 22nd at 7:00 pm. For a fun-filled evening with family and friends, join us for donkey basketball in the big gym. This is part of Kelly Winebrenner's senior project and this a fund raiser for the Fisher House Foundation.
We just finished up our cardboard creations and wanted to share this amazing slide. Way to go Eli and Rowan! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IySFLHO47mY
MS Boys Basketball--The Cove middle school boys basketball team will be starting their season with a home game at 10:00 am Friday morning against Pine Eagle. Their game that was scheduled for Saturday morning is cancelled due to district volleyball and will be rescheduled soon.
Cove High School is still seeking an assistant girls basketball coach. If you are interested in the position, please contact Candy McGilvray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molly Turner will be in the HS Library at noon on Monday, Oct 21 to help students register for Fall term dual-enrollment.
Stage Manager Needed! Dr. Farrell is looking for a high school student or adult to serve as a stage manager for the upcoming fall play. The commitment begins ASAP and runs through November 17. If interested, please contact her.
Set Pieces Needed for the Fall Play! If you have a small sofa (preferably leather) or a nice wooden office desk that you are willing to loan us for a few weeks, please contact Dr. Farrell.
HAMBURGER FEED--FBLA hamburger and hotdog feed at the Cove High School/Powder Valley football game tomorrow night. The grill will open at 5:15 for anyone who wants to join us for dinner before or during the game. Please come out and support the Cove FBLA chapter.
PINK GAME--Cove High School versus Powder Valley High School in volleyball tomorrow afternoon starting at 4:00 pm. This will be our seniors final home game as well as our PINK GAME. Please wear pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Parent Conferences are fast approaching! Conferences will be held from 4PM to 8PM on Thursday, October 24, and from 8AM to Noon on Friday October 25. Grades 7-12 will be drop-in at the high school gym while grades K-6 is by appointment. Elementary parents, schedule your conference appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0849aaaa22a5fc1-20191
Reminder: Thursday, October 17 is a professional development day for elementary teachers. There will be no school for grades K-6 on Thursday. Grades 7-12 will have a regular school day.
Final home game for the Cove Leopards volleyball and football teams this Friday. Volleyball will start at 4:00 pm and football will start at 7:00. Come out and support the teams and honor our seniors in their last home game.
Middle school boys basketball starting at 3:45 tomorrow in the small gym. Their first game will be Friday, October 25th.
Kids have incredible strength. Last week I’ve had the (exhausting) privilege of taking my class to an OMSI Outdoor School where I got to witness my students grow as they overcame so many personal challenges. It’s stressful to live together in tight quarters and travel away from home. They supported and accepted each other and made their experience great. I’m proud of them.
Cove middle School volleyball and football will be starting in Elgin at 9:00 am on Saturday. The four-way will be run in jamboree format. Please come out and support our middle school teams on their last weekend for the 2019 fall seasons.
NAP (Night Against Procrastination) will be this Wednesday, October 9 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the High School Math Room.... Come in to study, finish projects, get papers proof-read or just get work done before the end of the Quarter.
Congratulations to Cove High School's 2019 homecoming court, Princess Austin Kendall, Princess Coarral Jordan, Princess Elli Hines-Dunlap, and Princess Kelly Winebrenner. Their escorts will be Chase Tennis and Tristin Walker at tomorrow's homecoming football game.
FBLA hamburger feed at tomorrow night's home football game against Pine Eagle. Join us for hamburgers before the homecoming game.
Community pep assembly and bonfire tonight starting at 6:30 pm. Come join our CHS students for a fun evening of music, games, and entertainment.
The Cove School District is still accepting applications for middle school boys basketball coach. If you are interested, please contact Candy McGilvray.
Due to Homecoming activities, Cove Booster Club’s monthly meeting will be on Thursday, October 3rd. It will be at 7 pm at the high school. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!
SENIORS - Tonight's the Night! File your FAFSA
SAT Deadline - Tuesday, October 1 is the deadline for signing up for the November SAT test. collegeboard.org
Cove school district was recently awarded technical assistance grants from the state for Facilities Assessment, Long-Range Planning, and Seismic Assessment. Proposals are now being accepted for 1) Facilities Assessment/Long Range Planning and 2) Seismic Assessment. RFP's may be viewed here: https://5il.co/ajat and here: https://5il.co/ajau
Volleyball in Cove on Friday afternoon starting with junior high at 1:00 pm, junior varsity at 4:00 pm, and varsity to follow. If you want to see all three Cove teams in action, join us for this unique opportunity on Friday. Leopard homecoming football game to follow.
On Monday (9/30), the 6th grade is headed to Outdoor School in Fossil, Oregon. Pack for colder temperatures and prepare for a great week of growth and learning! You have the power to make this outstanding. I’m excited!
If you missed the FAFSA/ financial aid meeting last night, here is some important information: October 1 you can file for financial aid from the Federal Gov't - www.fafsa.ed.gov Student will need an FSA ID number & so will one parent unless they already have one from an older sibling: studentaid.ed.gov You can get your FSA ID number now. If you have questions, contact me or call the financial aid office at EOU or the college of your choice. If you would like to receive the powerpoint covering FAFSA & Financial aid, please email me.
Due to construction and closure of Haefer Lane today, please plan to park on Jasper, French, or Main to pick up your child this afternoon. Students may be met at the same location - East Entrance. We expect a return to regular traffic flow tomorrow morning.
Tuesday, Sept 24, EOU admissions will be at Cove High School to do on-the-spot acceptance as well as give information about attending EOU. Great opportunity for students to experience the application process.
FAFSA/ Financial Aid meeting. Tuesday, Sept 24, 6:30 pm in the High School math room
Tailgate party this Friday night at our Leopard football game against Adrian/Jordan Valley. Bring your appetite and enjoy a hamburger at our CHS tailgate party. The grill turns on at 5:00 pm.
SENIORS - Deadline is this Thursday, Sept 20 for the October 26th ACT test. http://www.act.org to register
High School volleyball in Elgin this afternoon. Varsity volleyball starting at 4:00 pm with JV to follow. Football team plays at 7:00. Come out and support your teams. GO LEOPARDS!!!
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE CHANGE--The Cove High School football team will be playing Imbler High School on September 27th at Eastern Oregon University. Game time is at 7:30 pm.
Football Game at Elgin this on Friday at 7pm - come support our first game of the season. (players be at school by 5pm to prepare for the bus)
In addition to Patriot Day, picture day is tomorrow, Wed. Sept. 11, 2019. "We promise to remember."
NAP Night - Night Against Procrastination - is back! High School students that may need some extra help or just a place to work.... 6:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday, Sept 11 in the HS Math room. Everyone welcome - not just math!
CONGRATULATIONS Cove Varsity Volleyball Team on a job well done. The girls brought home some hardware, taking second place at the Helix Tournament on Saturday. Way to go girls!
Special Request from Cove School District to all kids returning to school. If you see someone who is struggling to make friends or being picked on because they don't have many friends or because they are shy or not as pretty or not dressed in the most "in" clothes--PLEASE step up. Say HI or at least smile at them in the hallway. You never know what that person might be facing outside of school. Your kindness might just make a BIG difference in someone's life!
You might be aware that there have been comments posted online recently regarding a threat to student safety. The District is aware of these comments and is working with law enforcement. Please be assured that student safety is the District’s top priority, and that there is no threat to student safety. If you have any additional questions, please contact Sheriff Rasmussen at 541-963-1017.
Auditions for the high school play, Psych, are being held Sept. 9 & 10 at 4:00 pm in Dr. Farrell's room with callbacks on Sept. 11 at 4:00. Please be prepared to do cold readings from the script. For more info, contact Dr. Farrell.
Please note: the Booster Club meeting will be September 4th. NOT August 4th. Apologies for the error!
Please join us for our monthly Booster Club meeting tomorrow, August 4th. It will begin at 7 pm at the High School. We look forward to seeing you there!
What happened 236 years ago today (September 3) in Paris? Hey Sherlock, think about it before you ask Siri or Google. Do some math and use your power of deduction...
U.S. History 201- Here come the Europeans. We have studied the pre-Columbian people of North America, and now we are preparing for the arrival of the Spanish, English, French, and Dutch empires.
The 2020-21Cove Charter School Application form is now available by clicking here: https://forms.gle/kv6P8X7bnK8ANKVv8
Senior Parent meeting Wednesday, September 4th @ 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.
Cove Middle School football practice starts Tuesday, August 27th at 4:00 pm. Mr. Bill Ledbetter is our new junior high football coach. GO LEOPARDS!!!
Football Practice Schedule (note no-game Fridays) Monday-Thursday 4:00-6:30 pm No-Game Friday 9:00-11:00 am Labor Day 7:00-9:00 pm Please contact Coach L.Wiseman with any questions.
The Cove School District is still looking for a middle school football coach. If you are interested, please contact Candy McGilvray at 541-568-4424
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT... Tuesday, August 20 Come see me about math classes AND Senior Year questions. See you then!
Where words fail, music speaks!
It's going to be another exceptional year here in beautiful Cove, Oregon. Knowledge is power!
Wanted: Mystery Readers in second grade! If you are curious about what a “Mystery Reader” is and are interested in being one, please contact Mrs. Williams for more information.
Auditions for the fall play will take place Sept. 9 & 10 at 4:00 with callbacks Sept. 11 at 4:00. For more information, please see Dr. Farrell's website (under "staff" on the School District site) or contact her directly.
Kindergarten Parents: You should have received a letter or phone call notifying you of your child’s Kindergarten Classroom Visit on Monday, August 19th or Tuesday, August 20th. If you are unsure of your time or need to reschedule, please call the school. The first day of kindergarten is Wednesday, August 21st.
Welcome back to school! Looking forward to seeing you at Back to School Night 8/15 for Elementary students and 8/20 for 7-12.
Welcome back Leopards. We are looking forward to having you all back in class for a great school year.
Sixth grade parents please keep an eye out for outdoor school information! We will be headed to Hancock Field Station in Fossil, Oregon from September 30 through October 2 and there is much to discuss!
Hello 5th grade students and parents! I am super excited for this upcoming year. I look forward to seeing you at back to school night this Thursday and for the adventure we have before us!
SENIORS... Friday, August 16 is the deadline to register for the Sept. ACT test.... http://www.act.org
4th Grade is going to be fantastic. Looking forward to my new classroom assignment as 4th grade teacher. It's going to be a fantastic year!
Back to School Night for grades 7-12: Tuesday August 20 at 6 pm.
School Supplies will be provided by the school for grades K-6th. Those that are in K-6th need to purchase their own backpacks and water bottles. 7th-12th Grades students need to get notebooks & pencils to start school and teachers will specify if they want anything specific. See everyone soon!
The Cove Booster Club will meet Wednesday August 7 at 7 pm at Cove High School. As planning starts for the upcoming year, it is the perfect time to join!
Special Board Meeting to discuss and possibly approve a construction contract for the new cafeteria August 1st at 7AM. See agenda on website.
FAFSA workshop...parents & students come learn about filing your FAFSA for college as well as all types of financial aid. September 24, 6:30 p.m. in the High School Math Room.
SAT Test Registration - July 26 is the deadline to register for the August 24 test. Go to collegeboard.com, set up a profile & pick a location....also FREE test prep problems!
I am pleased to announce the Assistant High School Football Coach -- Sam Wiseman. Sam has been working with football as an athlete or coach for over 40 years - he has experience coaching college and high school football and was part of the coaching staff while Union and Cove merged teams a few years back. Sam has a passion for the sport and an interest in raising student leaders on and off the field. Speed/Agility/Strength training Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm!
Cove School District Job openings. Please see the employment page under district info.
Football Strength and Agility Training Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30-6:30 Open and encouraged for all interested in playing Football!
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