Superintendent's Message​​

Paul Hauder

January 2018

Welcome to 2018! I wish all of our community a prosperous and happy new year!

January is a busy month for Paisley School District. We have much to accomplish in the second half of the school year. A major focus will be gathering information for our accreditation review. You will see surveys and other opportunities to give us feedback—telling us how we are doing—in the next weeks. We will also take time as a school to review progress toward our mission to provide a challenging and balanced educational program that develops “well-rounded citizens ready for college, the workforce and a lifetime of service to their community.”

The past week has given me a glimpse into our success with this mission as our seniors presented their portfolios to a panel of evaluators, parents, friends and staff. It was informative, inspirational and—at times—emotional to hear the stories of challenge, success and expectation of these incredible young folks. They have a lot to be proud of. I think great things will come out of the Paisley High School “Class of 2018”!

Many events are on the horizon for the next two weeks. The second semester begins on January 29. Report cards will be sent out the same week. Our basketball season is in full swing with 12 games on the schedule (see our link for specifics). Our drama class will perform “Greek Tragedies” at Playa on January 24, and at Marshall High School in Redmond on January 26. Homecoming is scheduled for February 3, with Homecoming Court voting the week of January 22 and Spirit week leading up to the dance on the 3rd.

Our first “International Dinner” will be held at the Pioneer Saloon on February 1st. The menu will be devised by students in our international exchange program and prepared by the Pioneer staff. This month’s culinary focus is “Asian Food”. Proceeds from this dinner will be used to support activities for the international students during spring break. Thanks are due to the Pioneer Saloon for supporting this on-going fundraiser. Reservations are required. Call 541-943-3289.

December word of the month was “Inspirational”. The following students were recognized by staff for displaying this character trait: grades K-3--RJ Hiatt; grades 4-8—Levi Hyde; grades 9-12—Kaylin Arrington. Winners received coupons for local merchants and a goody bag of other treats. Congratulations to our inspirational students! January’s character word is “Influential”.

Thank you, as always, for your support!

Paul Hauder