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Future Business Leaders of America State Results

posted Apr 18, 2017, 8:36 AM by Shelly Quick

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Results - 2017

All FBLA students that earned first through fourth place will go on to compete in the national FBLA competition in Anaheim, California.

North Valley High School

  • Health  Care Administration - Alec Kalivicoglu - 1st place

  • Publication Design - Randy Staley and Sean Cram - 2nd place

  • Help Desk Test - Calli DeCourcey - 3rd place

  • Intro to Business Presentation - Nic Banuelos and Faith Nugent - 6th place

  • Intro to Business Communication - Morgan Dodge - 7th place

  • Help Desk Scenario - Calli DeCourcey- 8th place

  • Intro to Business Procedures - Jayce Leggitt - 8th place

  • Job Interview - Lonnie Dillard - 8th place

  • Digital Video Design - Joel Crawford and Alyssa Schmidt - 9th place

  • Digital Video Design -Cheyanne Dodge, Nikki Dutrow, Shaley Petropoulos - 10th place

  • Intro to Financial Math - Morgan Dodge - 10th place

Hidden Valley High School

1st Place

  • Business Financial Plan – Kaitlyn Musack and Caleb Dybala

  • Business Plan – David Moore, Josie Notter, Sayge Pereira

  • Community Service Project – Devin Pine, Kayley O’Day, Aria Back

  • Digital Video Production – Josh Saunders, Liam Hodge, Wyatt Arnsdorf

  • Graphic Design – Karl Giurlani, Austin Green, Abby Hardin

  • Job Interview – Kali Henderson

  • Public Speaking 2 – Aria Back

  • American Enterprise Project – Garret Marcoulier, Milo Dolantree, Katherine Haley

  • Who’s Who – Josie Notter

2nd Place

  • Business Communications – Sylvia Marr

  • Business Financial Plan – Ashley Pearson and Jasmine Pinkerton

  • Business Plan – Sylvia Marr and Jeydawn Coates

  • Impromptu Speaking – Garrett Marcoulier

  • Website Design – Brooklyn Park and Madison Park

  • Future Business Leader – Josie Notter

3rd Place

  • Scrapbook – Claire Wood

  • Electronic Career Portfolio – Kali Henderson

  • Partnership with Business – Kali Henderson and Averie Richter

  • Public Speaking 2 – Milo Dolantree

  • Future Business Leader – Katherine Haley

  • Website Design – Payden Tavelli and Daniel Smith

4th Place

  • Business Financial Plan – Hudson Burgess, Kaymbree Becker, Mason Lindorf

  • Electronic Career Portfolio – Katherine Haley

  • Emerging Business Issues – Rebecca Williams, Riley Arnold, Jackie Castillo

  • Public Service Announcement – Brianna Stark and Madison O’Brien

  • Public Speaking 1 – Alex O’Sullivan

  • Future Business Leader – Austin Green

5th Place

  • Help Desk – Makenzie Noga

  • Public Speaking 1 – Jasmine Williams

6th Place

  • Healthcare Administration – Katherine Haley

  • Electronic Career Portfolio – Ashley Pearson

  • Local Chapter Annual Business Report – Averie Richter, Sayge Pereira, and Madison O’Brien

  • Public Speaking 1 – Katelyn Rodriguez

  • Future Business Leader – Kali Henderson

  • 7th Place

  • Introduction to Information Technology – Payden Tavelli

  • Digital Scrapbook

  • 8th Place

  • FBLA Principles and Procedures – Moshe Little Guient

  • Business Plan – Chris Pearson and Claire Wood

  • Emerging Business Issues – Moshe Little Guient and Kyle Vanleeuwen

10th Place

  • Electronic Career Portfolio – Austin Green

  • Future Business Leader – Sylvia Marr


  • 16th Chapter of the Year

  • Adviser of the Year – Chris Pendleton

  • Government Promotion Program

  • Who’s Who – Austin Green, Abby Hardin, Sylvia Marr

  • Gold Seal Chapter

  • 3 Former State Officers – Josie Notter (State President), Austin Green (Executive Vice President), Abby Hardin (Vice President of Media)

  • Josie Notter elected as Executive Vice President

  • Abby Hardin and Austin Green each received $500 Scholarships

  • Kali Henderson received the OSU Full Tuition Scholarship for one year

New Hope

  • 3rd Place - Digital Video Production – Austin Yunker

  • 7th Place – Help Desk – Michael Loper

Notice of First Budget Committee Meeting - May 9, 2017

posted Apr 17, 2017, 11:45 AM by Shelly Quick   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 11:48 AM ]

TRSD School Board Appoints Permanent Superintendent

posted Mar 1, 2017, 12:33 PM by Eileen Dryer   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 2:44 PM by Shelly Quick ]

The Three Rivers School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that David Valenzuela has been approved as permanent Superintendent of Three Rivers School District. At the February 21 board meeting, the Board voted unanimously on the decision. Valenzuela was originally appointed as the district’s Interim Superintendent on May 17, 2016.  Board Chair Danny York stated, “We’re very excited to make this announcement and we’re hopeful that this is the long-term solution that the district is looking for.”

Valenzuela has a long history with Three Rivers School District. Having attended Three Rivers schools throughout his childhood, Valenzuela has been associated with the district for over 38 years in various capacities. He served as the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Technology, and Federal Programs from 2012 to 2016. Before that, Valenzuela served the district in the capacities of principal, vice principal, middle and high school teacher, and maintenance worker. He holds a Masters of Arts in Secondary Education from Southern Oregon University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Western Oregon University.

“I would like to sincerely thank the Three Rivers School District Board of Education for the appointment of Superintendent,” said Valenzuela. “Three Rivers School District provided me with the educational foundation that has essentially paved my career pathway in the field of education. I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Superintendent for this great district.”

Board Vice-Chair Kate Dwyer shares the Board’s confidence that “Dave Valenzuela is the perfect fit to shepherd this district into increasing success.” Board Member Paul Kelly agrees, saying, “Mr. Valenzuela has shown the board he has all the skills and experience to manage this district effectively for years to come.”

Karreen Ghena

Mar/Apr Newsletter

posted Feb 23, 2017, 2:37 PM by Shelly Quick   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 12:38 PM by Eileen Dryer ]

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New Bridge High School Groundbreaking Ceremony

posted Oct 14, 2016, 8:27 AM by Shelly Quick   [ updated Oct 14, 2016, 8:29 AM ]

A wall is coming down and a new school is going up.

Known as New Bridge High School, the 13,700-square-foot facility will arise next to the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility by the end of next year, and part of that 15-foot concrete wall will go to make room for a pathway connecting them.

The 100 youth who reside in the prison on Northeast F Street behind Wal-Mart currently do not have a designated school.

"Their high school education consists of a room in their living room," said Rex Emery, facilities manager for Oregon Youth Authority, the state agency that runs the prison. "It's not a normal adolescent experience."

Ground was officially broken — with golden shovels — for the new building on Thursday. New Bridge Principal Brent Workley said bringing down the wall symbolizes a new mindset and will bring normalcy to teens who may need it most.

"We want them to leave with the skills to never have to return," Workley said.

The new building will be a drastically different environment than what the youth have experienced since the facility opened in the late 1990s.

"Students do better in a classroom situation where they have fresh air, natural light, views to nature. It improves learning, instead of concrete walls," Emery said.

The new building, which will cost $9.9 million, paid for by the state, will include four traditional classrooms with large windows, two digital media classrooms, a commons area, quiet rooms, and a staff workroom.

Instead of the single acre of current recreation area, the youth will also get 9 acres of recreation space at the new site.

The high school will be Oregon Youth Authority's first LEED certified building and the second largest such facility in the state. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Solar panels will grace the roof of the high school, all fixtures will be low-flow to reduce water use, a swale system will be put in place to sponge up storm water, and the building itself will be oriented to take advantage of natural sunlight, among other things.

Officials hope the new high school will bring a more normal environment for the youth to make their eventual transition back into the real world easier.

The new environment, said Emery, will create a "wide horizon view that fosters hope and possibilities beyond their immediate circumstance."

By Alex Madison of the Daily Courier
September 30, 2016

Fruitdale Principal Heather Yount to be Honored in Washington D.C.

posted Oct 7, 2016, 7:24 AM by Eileen Dryer   [ updated Oct 7, 2016, 7:31 AM by Shelly Quick ]

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Meet our new K-8 Director of Teaching & Learning

posted Sep 16, 2016, 8:20 AM by Shelly Quick   [ updated Sep 16, 2016, 8:21 AM ]

Jessica Durrant is Three Rivers School District’s new Director of Teaching & Learning for grades K-8 and Director of Federal Programs. Jessica graduated from Pacific University in 1998 with an Advanced Math and Biology degree. She started teaching in 1999 as an Integrated Science teacher at Duniway Middle School in McMinnville, OR, before moving to Grants Pass in August 2003 and starting her career with Three Rivers School District.

Jessica taught math at Hidden Valley High School from 2003-2005. She then became Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Hidden Valley in 2005-06. Following that, Jessica served as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Lincoln Savage Middle School for two years and then was Principal at Manzanita Elementary from 2008 to 2014. She worked for Grants Pass School District as Principal of Riverside Elementary School for two years, and has now returned to Three Rivers.

Jessica has been married to husband Mike (a math teacher for Grants Pass High School) for 18 years, and they have two daughters: Abby, grade 9, and Madeline, grade 7. Jessica loves to spend time riding her bike on the beautiful roads of Southern Oregon. Her family loves outdoor activities like  hiking and paddle boarding, and traveling and exploring new places and restaurants.

After working in Three Rivers School District for 11 years, Jessica says it is a privilege and honor to come back “home” and work with the talented educators in our schools: “I look forward to supporting staff and principals in the path to excellent lesson design and delivery.”

Please join us in giving Jessica a warm welcome as she starts off her newest position with Three Rivers!

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