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Welcome to our school and community!
We hope you will find our website helpful for information and communication. Even though we are increasingly using technology, it is still OK to call us on the telephone or stop by the school.
We have a lot to be proud of at Mitchell School. Our dedicated staff of six classroom teachers and support staff of ten welcome our students daily for quality instruction and guidance to meet their diverse learning needs.
Our on-campus boarding residence for high school students brings a unique flavor to the school. With international exchange students from six countries plus a mix of students from across Oregon, Washington and Nevada, the boarding students bring their worldly perspectives to our small town in Central Oregon. Be a frequent visitor to our webpage and school. It is OUR school.
Tim Wilson, Superintendent/Principal
This Week's Activities
Tuesday (24) - Spring Fling Variety Show postponed until May 31.
Wednesday (25) - Elementary Field Trip; Final day for seniors.
Friday (27) - Senior Banquet at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Saturday (28) - Graduation at 2:00 p.m. in the gym.
Monday (30) - Memorial Day Holiday - no school.
Tuesday (31) - K-11 Awards, Spring Fling Variety Show and Eighth Grade Promotion in the gym at 6:00 p.m. Potluck dessert served. Please bring a dessert to share.
Wednesday (June 1) - Final day of school. Early dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
New Superintendent Selected
May 12, 2016
The Mitchell School Board has voted unanimously to name Nancy Moon of Burns to be their next superintendent/principal. Moon will replace Tim Wilson who has served in the same position for the past four years. He is leaving to take a position in Gold Beach.
Moon, who is a principal in the Burns School District, was one of three candidates interviewed by the Board. Each candidate had three separate interview sessions meeting with the Board, the Mitchell staff, and a large group of community members and students.
Following the interviews, the Board received and reviewed written feedback from all of those who took part in the interview process. After reviewing the feedback from the staff and community and discussing the results of their interviews with the candidates, the Board deliberated for several hours before going back into regular session and voting 5-0 to offer a contract to Moon.
Board Chair Miesha Bennett visited with Moon at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday morning and offered the position which Moon immediately accepted. By mid-afternoon, she had signed a contract with the district.
Board members were impressed by the candidate's level of interest in not only the school position, but her desire to become an integral part of the community. Moon told the board her husband has a variety of interests and skills and that he, too, is anxious to contribute to both the school and the community.
Moon has had a successful career as a classroom teacher and as an administrator. She spent time working in Alaska which acquainted her with the special challenges of working in a rural community.
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