Community Updates

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March 20, 2023

As we enter the final week before spring break, things are busy in the Knappa School District. High school sports are off to a good start with the baseball team’s decisive win last week against Warrenton and the softball team’s solid win in their game against Neah-Kah-Nie on Friday.

Tue Mar 21 04:00 PM

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March 10, 2023

What a busy week it has been in our schools. This week we celebrated Classified Employee Appreciation Week, where we honored our bus drivers, kitchen staff, office staff, program assistants, custodians, maintenance employees, and our bus mechanic. They are key to our ability to educate students and keep them safe.

Mon Mar 13 07:31 PM

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March 3, 2023

As we move toward spring, we had an eventful week and there are so many upcoming events to look forward to.

Mon Mar 06 08:26 PM

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February 21, 2023

It is already gearing up to be an exciting week in Knappa. The State Wrestling Tournament starts tomorrow and we have four wrestlers competing: Corbin Roe, Kiya Roe, Isabella Ramirez, and Donnie Van Gundy. Both basketball teams are proceeding in post-season play.

Tue Feb 21 05:26 PM

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February 16, 2023

Thank you for your patience with us as we dealt with the school delays on Tuesday. It is an exciting week in Knappa sports. Last night, the boys’ basketball team beat Portland Christian in a “nail biter” by a score of 49 to 47 in the Northwest League playoff game. The girls’ team plays tonight against Vernonia. On Saturday, both teams will be playing in Vernonia in another League Playoff game. The state wrestling championships occur next week. Isabella Ramirez, Kiya Roe, Corbin Roe, and Donnie VanGundy will represent Knappa in the event. Best of luck to them in the tournament.

Thu Feb 16 10:25 PM

Rolled Newspaper Pages
February 10, 2023

Our bond design team held our final schematic design meeting on Tuesday. Toward the end of this month, you will be invited to join us to take a look at the school design. We are wrapping up the high school athletic season. The basketball teams are preparing for post-season play right now, and the wrestlers will host the District Tournament on Saturday.

Fri Feb 10 09:09 PM

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February 1, 2023

Welcome to a sunny and cool first day of February.We have a number of things happening in our schools right now. Elementary students are almost finished with their MAPS assessment, and for most students we are celebrating solid growth. If your students is still finishing up, please encourage them to do their best so we can accurately determine how to assist them during the second part of the year.

Wed Feb 01 02:08 PM

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Dear Knappa Community, I hope that you had an enjoyable extended weekend. As a person who has spent a good portion of my life in the southeastern United States, I have seen significant movement toward Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream within my own lifetime. Hopefully, the Holiday both reminded you about the progress that has been made toward equity in our society, while also giving you a moment to pause on how you can contribute to a better society moving forward. Whether that is caring for somebody in need, confronting an unjust act, or donating to charity, it is my hope that each of us can use Dr. King’s legacy to make a difference.

Thu Jan 19 10:17 AM

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January 11, 2023

I hope that the new year is treating you well. Aside from a little wind and power outage surprises, things are running smoothly in our schools. We are glad to have the students back for more fun and learning.

Wed Jan 11 12:49 PM

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December 13, 2022

As we engage in the final week prior to winter break, we look forward to the sing a long and music concert that will occur on Thursday (5:30 and 7pm, respectively). In sports, girls’ basketball team plays at Neah-Kah-Nie this week and then engages in tournament play during the break. The boys’ basketball team (also 2-1), plays at Kennedy tonight and Willamina tomorrow, before also engaging in tournament play during the break.

Tue Dec 13 03:28 PM

Rolled Newspaper Pages
December 5, 2022

It is a joy to be serving your students on this first full week of December! It was great to see so many fans at the home wrestling meet on Wednesday and at the games on Friday night. We continue to seek feedback related to our district improvement plan. Please remember to take our parent survey if you haven’t already. On December 15, Hilda Lahti Elementary and Music Director Jackson Hughston invite you to come to the sing-a-long at 5:30 pm in the HLE gym. The high school will be hosting our annual blood drive on December 7 from 10-3. Scheduling is available on our website.

Mon Dec 05 07:33 PM

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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