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- Bard Park, 2921 22nd Avenue, Forest Grove. Lunch 12-12:30 p.m. from June 24-Aug. 22
- Rose Grove Mobile Park, 3839 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove. Lunch 12-12:30 p.m. from June 24-Aug. 22
- Harleman Park, 795 S. Heather St., Cornelius. Lunch 12-12:30 p.m. from June 24-Aug. 22
- Lincoln Park, 2725 Main St., Forest Grove. Lunch 12-12:30 p.m. from June 24-Aug. 22
- Fern Hill Elementary School, 4445 Heather St., Forest Grove. Breakfast 7:45-8 a.m. and Lunch 11-11:30 a.m. from July 8-Aug. 1
- Neil Armstrong Middle School, 1777 Mountain View Lane, Forest Grove. Breakfast 7:45-8 a.m. and Lunch 11-11:30 a.m. from July 8-Aug. 1
- Joseph Gale Elementary School, 3130 18th Ave., Forest Grove. Breakfast 8-9 a.m. and Lunch 11-11:30 a.m. from June 24-Aug. 1
- Tom McCall East Upper Elementary School, 1341 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove. Breakfast 7:45-8 a.m. and Lunch 11-11:30 a.m. from June 24-July 25
- Centro Cultural, 1110 N. Adair, Cornelius. Lunch 11:30-12 p.m. from July 1-Aug. 1
Jimenez was appointed to the board in January 2012, bringing extensive experience in banking, finance and economic development. He made a big impact in a short time, said Superintendent Yvonne Curtis.
Board Chair Alisa Hampton said Jimenez brought a sensible, balanced "caring for people at the core" approach to district issues.
Jimenez was a strong advocate for education and served on the board of directors for the Portland State University Foundation as well as the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
Jimenez had planned to seek election to his board position in the May election. The School Board will now decide whether to appoint someone to fill the remainder of his term, which runs through June 30.
His position is one of three that will be open on the May ballot. Board Chair Alisa Hampton has decided not to seek re-election to her Position 3 seat. John Hayes, who was appointed to the board at the same time as Jimenez, has filed for the Position 1 seat.
Cornelius Elementary has been designated as a “model school” by the state Department of Education based on the academic growth of students. This honor was given to only 27 out 600 Oregon Title I schools. These schools will serve as models and mentors to other schools around the state.
“We are proud that the hard work and the success that teachers and staff at Cornelius have with students is being recognized by ODE,” said Assistant Superintendent John O’Neill. “They have established a welcoming and family atmosphere in which students learn and thrive.” Full Story
Oregon used a new system to rate its public schools this year, emphasizing students' year-to-year growth in reading and math rather than whether students passed or failed state tests. Three ratings were used: model school, focus school and priority school.
Two schools in the Forest Grove School District -- Joseph Gale and Fern Hill elementary schools -- were designated as “focus schools.” Focus schools fall within the bottom 15% of high poverty schools and have faced challenges with closing the achievement gap.
“Priority schools” rank within the bottom 5% of Title I schools and have the lowest overall achievement or graduation rates. Both “priority” and “focus” schools will receive additional supports from the state to help improve student achievement.
Multiple measures were used to rate schools. For elementary schools, they included academic achievement, academic growth and subgroup growth. For high schools, graduation rates and subgroup graduation were also used.
Forest Grove School District's six other elementary schools and Neil Armstrong Middle School all received "Satisfactory" ratings. Forest Grove High School was rated as "In Need of Improvement" because too few special education students took the state assessment. This year, for the first
time, schools that miss participation targets in any subgroup automatically received an overall rating of “In Need of Improvement." Four additional special education students needed to take the test in order to meet the state's participation target.
Twenty-nine of the schools on the state's must-improve list were dinged for the same reason, including Southridge and Beaverton high schools in Beaverton and Grant and Lincoln high schools in Portland.
“We're disappointed at the rating, but we have set systems in place to make sure this doesn't happen again," said Assistant Superintendent & Chief Academic Officer John O'Neill.
More important, said O'Neill, is that Forest Grove High School scored well above the state average in student achievement. In math, 89 percent of FGHS students met or exceeded benchmarks, compared to the state average of 66 percent. In reading, 90 percent of FGHS met or exceeded benchmarks,
compared to the state average of 84 percent.
"We are proud of our high school and the success students are achieving," he said. "We also congratulate the students and staff at Dilley Elementary for another Outstanding rating."