|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.
On October 18th at 9:00 AM, the Bay Area business community is coming together for another school enhancement project. This time they will be working on the Blossom Gulch Trail Gazebo. Parents and community members are invited to bring your gloves and tools to help with this semi-annual school project. NW Natural will host a BBQ at noon. Sponsored by Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
Tools needed for project repairs: paint brushes, wheel barrels, hand saws, battery powered tools, hammers, weed-eaters, brooms, gloves and garbage bags.
10-14 Extreme School Makeover Flyer
Destinations will have its first School Site Council meeting on Monday, October 20 at 3:30pm in the Harding Building Staff Room.
All are welcome to attend.
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
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.
The Coos Bay School District has long shared with the community the rapidly aging condition of their facilities as well their ideas for providing 21st Century learning environments for your children and grandchildren.
The Board asks that you take part in this third survey in our continuing work of Phase 1 to create a long-range (3-5 years) facility plan. We need input on two building configuration options that were recommended by the Coos Bay Schools Facilities Outreach Committee and are based on community input from previous surveys. We are looking for further clarification on whether our current configuration has community support, or if not, which of the two options the community would support.
Here is the link to the survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cbschoolssurvey3 . The survey will be open until August 22nd. The survey contains seven questions. We appreciate you taking a few moments to answer the questions.
Survey results will be reviewed at the September 8th School Board Meeting. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM and will be held at Milner Crest Education Center located at 1255 Hemlock Ave. (north of Mingus Park off N. 10th St.). We want you to be involved in this important discussion. We cannot do this without our parents, staff and community. We will not do this without our parents, staff and community. You can make the difference.
If you do not have computer access, please contact Peggy Ahlgrim at 541-267-1310 to have a paper copy mailed to you or to schedule access to a computer.
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