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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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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