Education in Rural Oregon
Tiny though it may be, Ashwood Elementary offers its students the same sort of enrichment activities as you might find in any part of the state. From classroom guests to field trips or time hanging out with friends on the playground, Ashwood students are always busy learning!
What’s it Like to Teach in a One-Room School?
You could ask Melanie Friend. She’s been teaching all grades at Ashwood for the past several years, adapting lessons as necessary to include students from kindergarten up through 8th grade.
She’s a master at involving all her students, despite their sometimes vast age differences, in the topic of the day. It might be a lesson on the digestive systems of ruminant animals one day. It might be a ukulele lesson the next. Regardless, Ms. Friend knows her students, their families, and the community at large so well that she can enlist the strengths of each in order to teach all grade levels simultaneously. And she does it so skillfully that she’s been named Teacher of the Year for her region of Oregon and will qualify to compete for the state-wide title later this year.
Congratulations, Ms. Friend. and thank you for keeping the one-room schoolhouse vital to rural Oregon!
Melanie Friend isn’t the only outstanding teacher representing rural Oregon as a Regional Teacher of the Year. Read about the Adel School District’s Stacey Martin.
I am incredibly blessed to get to foster strong relationships with my students and their families in our little one-room school.— Melanie Friend, Ashwood School District
Increased Services for Deschutes County Veterans
In 2019 the Deschutes County Veterans Services Office received over $164,000 in Lottery funding to increase office hours and advertising to get more veterans to use their services. One in fourteen Oregonians is a veteran and we care about each other, especially those who protect us at home and aboard. Voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery funds to help veterans with essential services in 2016.
Brookings Veterans Services Increased with Additional Oregon Lottery Revenue
The Curry County Veterans Services Office received over $88,000 in Lottery funding to increase office hours and advertising to get more veterans to use their services. One in fourteen Oregonians is a veteran and we care about each other, especially those who protect us at home and aboard. Voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery funds to help veterans with essential services in 2016.
Education gets a Boost in the St Paul School District
In 2019 over $83,000 in Lottery funds helped the St. Paul School District with needed school projects, infrastructure and supplies.
Prineville Veterans Receiving More Services Thanks to Oregon Lottery Funding
In 2019 the Crook County Veterans Services Office received over $86,000 in Lottery backing to increase office hours and advertising to get more veterans to use their services. One in fourteen Oregonians is a veteran and we care about each other, especially those who protect us at home and aboard. Voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery funds to help veterans with essential services in 2016.
Shuttle for Veterans Funded with Oregon Lottery Dollars
The Coos County Area Transit Service is making the rubber meet the road when it comes to veterans services. In 2019, the transit district put nearly $131,000 of Oregon Lottery proceeds into bus service to the Rosburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Now those veterans who don’t have transportation, can take a shuttle.
Southwestern Oregon Community College Taps Oregon Lottery Funds to Help Veterans
In 2019, Southwestern Community College put over $54,000 of Oregon Lottery funds to work, tapping the funds for programs at the Veterans Resource Center on campus. One in fourteen Oregonians is a veteran and we care about each other, especially those who protect us at home and aboard. Voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery funds to help veterans with essential services in 2016.
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