October 4, 2022
Hello everyone and welcome to October!
I figured I would write up a little update now that we are a month into the new school year and halfway through the first quarter.
We are off to a good start here at the school this fall. Our fall sports teams are having some memorable seasons, so if you haven't been up to watch any games yet, you should come check us out. We are nearing the end for the Junior High seasons and the high school volleyball and football seasons will be starting playoffs in a couple weeks.
Speaking of fall sports, we did have one unfortunate occurrence at a home volleyball game last week. During the game there were a number of younger kids playing in and out of the building and after the game there was a large mess both inside and out. In the future we will be herding kids back inside the gym if they are there to watch the game or sending them home if they are not.
I am pleased to introduce you to our new mental health counselor, Sara Simpkins, who will begin meeting with students this week. Sara will be serving Powers students on Thursdays this year. She is a North Bend graduate that has moved back to the area. She works in the North Bend School District on the other days during the week. I met with her last week and I think she is going to be a great provider for our students.
We have some things coming up that I want to make sure everyone is aware of. Our elementary school is holding an Open House on Thursday, October 6th at 6:00. Then the next day, on Friday, the high school student council is hosting a tailgate party at 1:00 before the home football and volleyball games that day. The football team plays Gilchrist at 3 and the volleyball team plays against Yoncalla at 6.
When you come visit us, you may notice some of the updates that occurred over the summer here at the school. Most noticeable as you arrive is the road, parking lot and sidewalks at the high school. Then there is the new pavilion in the front lawn and the remodeled bathrooms inside the building. It is a constant job to try to keep our facilities updated and maintained, but we want our school to be a place our students and alumni are proud of. Continuing to invest in our buildings and facilities will always be a priority.
Thank you all for your support of our school. We are working hard to make this a great school year for our kids!