|Address:||755 S. 7th StreetCoos Bay, OR 97420|
|School Hours:||8:00am – 3:18pm|
|Office Hours:||7:30am – 4:00pm|
|K-7 Supply List Harding Learning Center List|
We offer several different learning environments for those students seeking a model different than traditional public school settings. The following models are based in the Harding Learning Center:
Destinations Academy – allowing students to work at their own pace incorporating hands on learning in on-the-job settings.
Child Development Center & Teen Parent Program – allows students who are also parenting to continue their education as students and parents.
CBD9 Online - A program which offers online classes for all or part of the school day with all the benefits of neighborhood schools.
GED – An experienced classroom teacher helps students elevate academic skills to pass the series of GED exams.
Please join us for brief volunteer trainings and information once a month in the teacher’s lounge at either Blossom Gulch or Madison Elementary Schools. This is a great time to learn about new volunteer opportunities and to meet other parents and volunteers.
If you are involved in another school in our district, you are still welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!
Blossom Gulch – 1st Monday of each month, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.
Madison Elementary – 2nd Thursday of each month, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.
If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, go to http://cbd9.net/human-resources/volunteers
Here is the link to the Volunteer Handbook which has helpful tips and guidelines for volunteering: (please link the attached handbook)
In an effort to improve system practices, Destinations Academy is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: Parent Survey Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Principal Harding Learning Center
To ready our students for college and career by teaching academic, social and transitional skills.
The vision of Harding Learning Center is to partner with students, parents and the community to assist a diverse student body in taking ownership of their future and learning by:
The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce believes that great education and a great economy go hand in hand. Thriving businesses support a healthy education and graduates who are work or college ready in turn support our local businesses and community. It is our goal to build bridges between business and education throughout the Bay Area. To that end, we are looking for nominations for three Educator Awards which are handed out annually:
Innovation in Teaching is for educators that are on the cutting edge and may form exciting community or business partnerships or utilize technology to improve learning.
Contributor to Education is for educators who contribute to the learning of students by their tireless efforts, time and dedication.
Unsung Hero is for educators recognized for their dedication to making sure students graduate. Regardless of their titles, they are all heroes to the students they help reach the goals of diploma or degree.
From these three honorees a Bay Area Educator of the Year is selected and will be honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet the last Saturday in January. The two runners up will be recognized at our monthly luncheons following the banquet.
This is a great way to recognize that individual educator that has made a difference in a student’s life. Anyone can make a nomination and nominations can be made any time during the year but the deadline for submission is November 30th. The form is accessible online at www.oregonsbayarea.org . Contact the Chamber office at 541-266-0868 for more information.
Superintendent Dawn Granger is looking for parent volunteers to be on the Superintendent’s Advisory Team (SAT). The SAT is a group that meets monthly with Dawn and is comprised of parents representing each school in the Coos Bay district. If you are interested in being on the committee or have questions how you can represent your child’s school, please contact your school’s administrator. For more information about the SAT, go to the Superintendent’s Advisory Team webpage @ www.cbd9.net under the Parents & Community Link or call 541-267-1310. Meetings take place at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave in Coos Bay on the first Monday of each month at 12:00 noon.
Rachel’s Challenge, named in honor of 17-year-old Columbine victim Rachel Joy Scott, is coming to Coos Bay and other local school districts, sharing its namesake’s philosophy and motivating students to help create a more positive school environment.
Rachel’s Challenge will train high school students to continue the challenge and include a presentation to the community about what they and their children can do to make a better school environment.
Call 541-267-3104 for more information.
For more information on Rachel’s Challenge, go to www.rachelschallenge.org
2014-15 School Year Calendar
In 2014-2015 we will be keeping our model of early release Fridays for our educators to do their PLC (Professional Learning Community) work. It has been successful and helped to improve our student learning. Each Friday staff gather to review student
performance, plan for common lessons and assessments, and provide for the learning of every child so that no one falls behind and those who are advanced get the support they need.
2014-15 Student Calendar
The district office would like to give you an update on the automated attendance service. It has been activated and is programmed to call the primary number listed for the student whenever they have an unexcused absence. If you know your student is going to be absent, please contact the office before 8:30 AM to excuse the absence or send a note with your student when they return to school. If you call after the cut-off time, you will still receive the automated call.
If you would like to change the number that is called or remove a number, please contact the school office and they will be happy to make the change for you.