Community Updates


Rolled Newspaper Pages
01/19/2023

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

Rolled Newspaper Pages
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

Rolled Newspaper Pages
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

Rolled Newspaper Pages
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

Rolled Newspaper Pages
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

Rolled Newspaper Pages
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