Community Updates

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December 1, 2022

We hope you had a restful and festive Thanksgiving, whether you traveled or remained in beautiful Knappa. Yes, it’s that time of year. A time when Hilda Lahti is celebrating dress up days, the high schoolers are hosting the annual blood drive (December 7) and having fun with “winter week” activities, the first high school home basketball games are being played, wrestling is up and running, and musicians are preparing for their Holiday Concert (December 15).

Fri Dec 02 09:53 AM

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November 15, 2022

I write to you this week in a state of sorrow. Over the last two weeks, we have lost two members of our community in fatality accidents on Highway 30. This has impacted many students within our schools, some who lost family members directly, and others who either witnessed one of the accidents or are impacted having known a victim. Our hearts go out to those affected by these losses.

Thu Nov 17 08:50 PM

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November 7, 2022

Over the weekend, Knappa finished a successful athletic season. The cross country team brought home a team state championship! At the state meet in Eugene on Saturday, Isaiah Rodriguez placed 3rd, Joshua Peterson placed 8th, Wyatt Jacobson placed 12th, Clay Keyser placed 18th, Soren Brown placed 25th, Corbin Roe placed 35th, and Finn Peitsch placed 44th.

Tue Nov 08 08:17 PM

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November 3, 2022

I hope you are well in the cooler November weather. As the first quarter comes to an end, this is an opportunity to celebrate students’ accomplishments and to have a fresh start for those who need it.

Thu Nov 03 03:32 PM

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October 25, 2022

It has been quite a week in Knappa. At the league cross country meet last week, the Knappa men placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, and 13th of the 25 participants, scoring plenty of points in their team win. The rain that started last week has been perfect for our baseball field project. The hydroseed was applied last Thursday and it has rained every day since. On Wednesday night October 26th, I will be hosting a community conversation in the HLE cafeteria at 7pm. Knappa School District is always trying to learn and improve. Friday October 28th, from 3:30-5:00 pm, of course is Trunk or Treat in the school parking lot. Sugar high before the football game anybody??

Wed Oct 26 10:38 AM

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October 18, 2022

Conferences. We look forward to hosting families for conferences on Wednesday and Thursday. We want to hear from you regarding the District Success Plan. Tomorrow night we will host our Title I parent night at 6pm in the HLE Cafeteria. Ballots are on the way. We are still looking for a parent representative to serve on the Bond Design Team.

Tue Oct 18 06:29 PM

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October 12, 2022

We are already in mid-October, and there is so much going on. Our Title I Parent Night will occur on Wednesday, October 19th, 6:00pm in HLE Cafeteria. Families, if you haven’t already signed up for conferences, please remember to do so. They will take place next week on Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20. Next week, families are invited to take a look at our health curriculum supplements.

Wed Oct 12 07:37 PM

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October 3, 2022

Welcome to October! As we begin the second month of school, it is nice to have some normalcy to the way school feels. Monitoring case counts, complying with mask mandates, and the general stress of the COVID period seem to, at least for now, be in the rear view mirror. We remain in contact with the health department, and we are following safety protocols, but school feels like pre-COVID again

Mon Oct 03 03:28 PM

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September 22, 2022

School is now in full swing. It is so nice to be back to a normal year. In the classrooms, we can see teachers implementing newly learned literacy strategies with the support of our new curriculum. Students seem to be in good spirits in both schools. The preschool students are getting the hang of how to “do school.”

Fri Sep 23 05:57 PM

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September 15, 2022

It was wonderful to welcome our preschool and kindergarten students back to school on Monday. Last week, the teachers had the opportunity to meet individually with parents so that we all could launch the year on the right foot.

Thu Sep 15 04:42 PM

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September 7, 2022

Back to School Edition! We are so excited to finally be starting school. We have spent the summer planning, hiring personnel, updating our facilities, training our teachers and support staff, purchasing school buses, providing summer learning programs, and doing preliminary work related to the bond construction project.

Wed Sep 07 07:18 PM

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August 25, 2022

As summer is nearing an end, we are excited about the start of school. The roofing work at the high school is completed. The grounds, maintenance, and custodial teams are finishing up their cleaning, pulling weeds, and painting. Teachers will be “back to school” in the next two weeks doing professional development and getting prepared for the students to arrive.

Thu Aug 25 11:52 AM

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July 7, 2022

While our students have been on summer vacation, we have been working hard to prepare for the fall. This includes facility improvements and we just received our new school bus!

Thu Jul 07 04:15 PM

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June 15, 2022

We wish you a wonderful summer! Graduation, promotion, and the surrounding festivities have been fun. We wish the graduates well as they depart to make a difference in the world. We also would like to honor Sharon Thrasher, who is retiring after 19 years in the Knappa School District. Thank you to her for influencing so many students in a positive way.

Wed Jun 15 05:02 PM

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June 10, 2022

The last two weeks of school are times of celebration! Monday night, Knappa High School held National Honor Society Induction. All this week is outdoor camp. Tuesday was Senior Dessert. Friday is Graduation Practice. Saturday is Graduation. Monday is Promotion. June 16 is Field Day.

Fri Jun 10 06:07 PM

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June 2, 2022

Wow…it is June already. Time flies when we’re having fun. We are soon to be enjoying end of the year festivities. Last week was May week at KHS and students were engaged in many enjoyable activities, including service projects. Next week is 6th grade outdoor camp. HLE Field Day will occur on June 16th. Graduation will be on June 11th, with Promotion on June 13th.

Thu Jun 02 07:15 PM

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May 25, 2022

We want your input. We want to hear your perspective on the district’s current use of the Student Investment Act Resources as well as your thoughts on how to use next year’s resources. Please find a link to the survey on our website and let us know what you think.

Wed May 25 05:22 PM

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May 12, 2022

I have a couple of late in the week updates and reminders. Several of our high school art students are participating in a county wide art show in downtown Astoria! Monday, we will be hosting the Chat with the Superintendent at 6pm. You may attend in the KHS Library or virtually. We will be discussing our Student Investment Act plan and eliciting community feedback on the plan.

Thu May 12 09:21 PM

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May 11, 2022

It is nice to finally see some spring weather, although I hear it will be short lived and back to rain shortly. This week in Knappa Schools, we have a lot going on. Last Saturday was the high school prom. It is so nice to be back to a “normal” indoor event!

Wed May 11 06:20 PM

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May 3, 2022

We have many exciting spring happenings going on right now. After a strong win yesterday against St. Paul, the softball team is 11-3 (8-3 in League), and is ranked #6 in the state. Baseball continues on their win streak and is now 15-0 in league play. They are now ranked #3 in the state. Over the weekend, our music department also competed in Gladstone. This was their first competition in more than a decade, their first since the reboot of our program last year.

Tue May 03 06:20 PM

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April 26, 2022

We have a busy couple of days at the end of this week. Thursday, April 28 is Kindergarten Registration. April 29 is the Foundation Event. Just down the street in Gladstone, our beginning band, high school choir, and high school percussion ensemble will be competing on Saturday the 30th.

Tue Apr 26 09:49 PM

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April 25, 2022

Thank you to everybody who participated in the recent civility dialogues. Last Wednesday, the School Board reviewed a draft policy that was developed as a result of the process, which is designed to honor all of the feedback received. This Thursday is Kindergarten Registration. Preschool enrollment for 2022-23 is beginning. The School Board took action on Wednesday for the Knappa School District to purchase its first propane powered school bus. This Friday is the Knappa Schools Foundation event at the Liberty Theatre. Tickets are available on their website.

Mon Apr 25 05:17 PM

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April 12, 2022

Tonight is the final opportunity to participate in our civility conversations with Dr. Plano. He has chatted with eight stakeholder groups over the last two days as we work toward a community influenced operational definition of how we work together civilly to discuss and improve our schools. Please join us at 5pm tonight, either online or in the Hilda Lahti Elementary School Library.

Tue Apr 12 03:09 PM

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April 5, 2022

Next week, we will be inviting stakeholders to participate in dialogue regarding civil discourse as a school community.

Tue Apr 05 09:58 PM