Superintendent's Message​​

Paul Hauder

Superintendent’s Message

A belated Happy New Year to Paisley School District community members! I wish you all a healthy and happy 2019.

January will be a busy time for both the charter school and distance learning program. Mid-year assessments are completed, grades are being processed and the second semester starts on Tuesday, January 22. We will be sending student and parent surveys out in the next two weeks. I encourage you to respond when you receive them. Last year these surveys provided important feedback, which has been incorporated into our work this year. I am looking forward to reading your comments and suggestions again this year.

The high school basketball season is more than half over. Both the boy’s and girl’s teams are doing well in a pretty competitive league, with league win/loss records of 4/3 for the boys and 5/2 for the girls. Playoffs are scheduled for mid-February. We will make sure to post playoff schedules to the website should our teams qualify.

Paisley Charter School has been fortunate this year to have some exciting guests visit. In November political scientist and writer Darius Rejali visited our government and world literature classes. December, poet Brittney Corrigan-McElroy visited our literature classes. These two were linked to Paisley through our deepening connection to Playa, where both were Artists in Residence. Rick Dancer—producer of “Exploregon” and “That Oregon Life”--visited last week. His video of the school and dormitory will be posted on his u-tube channel by the time you read this. His visit was sponsored by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. Author and illustrator Dennis McGregor will visit on January 23 with his new picture book “You Stole My Name”. Our school librarian, Cindy Wurtz, brought him to our school. The public is welcome to attend his presentation to the school and community at 11:00 am.

Our distance learning program continues to provide a unique and powerful learning experience for students and families. Over 100 DLP students and family members enjoyed the stage production of “Lion King” earlier this month. Science enrichment with OMSI has delighted many students and parents over the past year. This month an OMSI light lab is scheduled (January 29). The DLP has also fully embraced Google Classroom this year, providing students and families with better on-line service as well as enabling students to receive feedback in writing and other assignments in a timely and effective manner. Congratulations also goes out to DLP Principal Emily Cothern, who completed her Professional Administrative License program last month. Emily and her team have grown one of the highest quality distance learning programs in the state—not just in my estimation, but also in the words of department of education staff!

Paul Hauder