We are a group of local residents with a vision

School Campuses that are a welcoming and beautiful source of community pride:

Safe - Secure - Healthy - Timeless
Maintainable - Learner Centered - Community Resource


We propose a bond

Replace The Dalles High School and all three elementary schools over 15 years (including improvements to Mosier Charter School), and make modest but needed improvements to the schools that must last through that time.

  • Improve Safety and Security
  • Upgrade and Update Buildings
  • Build Four New Schools Over the Next 20 Years
  • Modernize our Classrooms
 
 
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Our Vision

Over the next 20 years we will replace four aging and declining schools in the North Wasco School District with safe, secure and healthy campuses that are timeless, maintainable, student-centered, serve as a community resource and are a welcoming and beautiful source of community pride.

 

Safe, Secure and Healthy

Safety + Security • Kids Travel • Not Scattered – Consolidate • Control Access • Closed Campus • Physical Safety • Healthy • Calm • Comfortable

• Every campus is effectively controlled to provide access to authorized users during school and after hours.
• Every building is effectively controlled and monitored by school or administrative staff during school and after hours.
• Every building interior environment is consistently clean, comfortable and conducive to learning.
• Every building incorporates day-lighting and is a place where students want to be.


Timeless

Resilience • Flexible/Adaptable • Future-proof • Economical • Expandable • Forward thinking • Adaptable • Innovation

• Teaching and Learning space are flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the student, teachers and staff.
• Every school is flexible and adaptable to physical change based upon the needs of future, research-based teaching and learning pedagogy.
• Every school is adaptable to change in size and purpose; and can easily be modified.
• Every school looks to the future; while portraying an enduring and high quality of construction.


Maintainable

Low environmental impact • Longevity • Low maintenance • Efficient • Economy • Standards • Feasible

• Replacement equipment, materials, and systems can be sourced from a standardized list of products that are applicable at all schools.
• Products for new installation or replacement are efficient, durable low maintenance and sustainable.
• Schools are constructed of quality materials that will last; and be adaptable to new technologies.


Learner-Centered

Inclusive – culture/special needs/peers • Growth • Multi-sensory • Multi-discipline • Multi-option • Kid ownership • Space for kids to collaborate and study • Kids creating community • Acceptance • Inspiring • Blended Learning • Happy and Fun • Cool • Dynamic • Smart • Informal • Good Food

• Schools provide space that supports student collaborative learning. • Schools provide spaces for all learners – inclusive, multi-option and multi-sensory. • Schools provide spaces that are age and size appropriate. • Schools inspire students to excel; and are dynamic spaces for learning. Keywords: Inclusive – culture/special needs/peers • Growth • Multi-sensory • Multi-discipline • Multi-option • Kid ownership • Space for kids to collaborate and study • Kids creating community • Acceptance • Inspiring • Blended Learning • Happy and Fun • Cool • Dynamic • Smart • Informal • Good Food


Community Pride

Inviting • Welcoming • Pride • Community Ownership • Excellence • Good value • Beautiful • Tradition • Heritage • The Gorge • Transportation Center/Agricultural Center/ Trade Center • SHARED pride • Identity • Trusting & Doable • Successful

• Schools are welcoming, inviting, and beautiful; and reflect shared pride in community heritage.
• Schools establish and foster a culture of community ownership.
• Schools portray an image of success and excellence.
• People feel valued and important.


Community Resource

Convenience for community • Interactive connectivity • Outreach • Partnerships • Community Resource • Connection • Outdoor space • Greenspace • Connected • Hospitality

• Solid community partnerships have been created and sustained.
• Community partners and public view the schools as convenient and valuable resources that are flexible to their needs.
• Outdoors spaces are available for community use.
• Schools are open and available for community use at minimal to low-cost.
• Schools that can be occupied; and a community resource after natural disasters (Postearthquake). 


The photos below show 31 students working in a lab built for 24, as well as a beautiful, but nonfunctional drinking fountain, hallway fan (the only cooling source), and exterior of the building.