Why do we need new schools?

Safety and Security is an Urgent Priority

No school in the District, with the exception of the new middle school, has a fire suppression system. Our High School has multiple points of entry and some of our schools lack important modern safety features such as classroom doors that lock from the inside, emergency alert systems, and security cameras.

+ASBESTOS
+Roof leaks
+Over-Crowding
+KIDS EAT ON THE FLOOR
+SCIENCE LABS WITHOUT SPRINKLERS
+Concrete Gym (Not Handicapped ACCEssiBLE)
+CLASSROOMS WITHOUT ADEQUATE WIRING
+NORMAL CHEMISTRY LAB USE TRIPS CIRCUIT BREAKERS 


Our School Buildings are Aging and in Need of Repair

The average age of a school in the North Wasco County School District is 60 years old and some schools are nearly 100 years old. This means their electrical, heating, and cooling systems are inefficient, out-of-date and in some cases so old the district cannot find replacement parts anymore.

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Classrooms are Outdated, Small, and Lacking in Technology

Many of our school buildings are outdated, classrooms are too small, and every school is lacking in basic technology needed to give our students the tools they need to graduate college-and-career ready.


Efficient, Modern Schools Save Taxpayers Dollars

Investing in these facilities will make them more energy efficient and allow the district to pay off debt incurred for building repairs, saving more than $400,000 that will enable the school district to spend more on education and less on building costs.

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Our Schools - History

Our schools, like many across the country, don’t measure up to the safety and security needs of our times. We take many security measures, but costs to add the needed repairs and upgrades, far exceed budget capabilities. 


1920

  The  Olympic flag  was raised for the  first  time at the  1920  Games

 The Olympic flag was raised for the first time at the 1920 Games

 

mosier community school

Mosier School was built in 1920, about the same time as the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.


1924

 Hockey during the  First  Winter Olympic Games in  1924

Hockey during the First Winter Olympic Games in 1924

 

Colonel wright elementary school

Colonel Wright Elementary School was built in 1924,
the year the first Winter Olympics was held in Chamanix, France.


1940

  Winston Churchill  becomes Prime Minister-  1940

Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister- 1940

 

The dalles high school

The Dalles High School was built in 1940
the year Winston Churchill succeeded Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister.


1960

 "Things do not happen. Things are made to happen." -John F. Kennedy

"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen." -John F. Kennedy

 

dry hollow elementary school

Dry Hollow Elementary was built in 1960,
when John F. Kennedy was elected 35th President of the United States.


1961

 "Looking at the earth from afar you realize it is  too small for conflict and just big enough for co-operation. " -Yuri Gagsrin

"Looking at the earth from afar you realize it is too small for conflict and just big enough for co-operation." -Yuri Gagsrin

 

chenowith elementary school

Chenowith Elemetary was built in 1961,
when Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit Earth.


1965

  "Take a sad song, and make it better." -The Beatles

"Take a sad song, and make it better." -The Beatles

 

wahtonka community school

Wahtonka was built in 1965,
the year The Beatles played live at Shea Stadium.


2003

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the dalles middle school

The Middle School was built in 2003, when the United States launches war on Iraq.

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  In the late 1950s and early 1960s, The Dalles built four new schools and doubled the size of a fifth.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, The Dalles built four new schools and doubled the size of a fifth.