Comments from students & staff...

Thank you very much for letting us see beautiful art work from people I didn’t even know existed. I got to learn different ways of creating art because of you guys.

Ruby, PHS, Art student monthly trips to Pendleton Center for the Arts, 2016

Thank you for letting us go and visit the Art Center. My favorite project that we did was when we used oil pastels to draw the river. It was really nice of you to let us go and see the different displays and learn different techniques to make our art special to ourselves.

Heather, PHS, Art student monthly trips to Pendleton Center for the Arts, 2016

Thank you for letting us learn about art in a very interesting way. I really enjoyed the different pieces in the galleries and the staff at the Art Center was very good at teaching us about them and the artists behind them.

Sofie, PHS, Art student monthly trip to Pendleton Center for the Arts, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the ability to apply the things we learned in class to the real world. Thank you so much!

Sydney, PSH, Marine Biology Field Trip, 2016

This bio trip is such a positive experience for everyone to go on. I’ve seen things I’ve never seen before, and made so many memories. I learned a lot about marine biology and had fun while doing it. I sure hope this trip continues for those after me, because it’s well worth it. Thank you so much.

Shelby, PHS, Marine Biology Field Trip, 2016

The play was pretty hilarious! It was a little tough to understand at first because of the language, but it was fun to track. The follow-up lessons were meaningful, especially for students in my class who already knew what it was like to be bullied or outcast.

Tatum, Sunridge Middle School, Shakespeare and Violence Prevention” presentation, 2016

This assembly gave us a quick phrase ‘Character Counts’ to use throughout the school year to remind them to make good choices.

Teacher, “Character Counts” assembly, kindergarten students, Pendleton Early Learning Center, 2015

The play was funny! It was the first time I had seen a Shakespeare play. In the classroom afterward, it was the first time I had ever played a party in a skit and I liked that a lot.

Kerry, Sunridge Middle School, "Shakespeare and Violence Prevention” presentation, 2016.

You may think you have it all planned out, but open your mind to new ideas. Don’t just base your decision on the first thing you see. When you feel a connection, you’re destined to make the right decision.

Three seniors, PHS, college tours, 2016

The college tours opened my eyes to many programs and opportunities that I had not previously known about.

Jarrett, PHS, college tours, 2016

"My favorite parts of the Reluctant Dragon were the fights and at the end when they demonstrated how the puppets worked.  It was pretty cool!"

James, Fourth grade, Washington School, Tears of Joy Theatre Group

"I found the puppets very interesting.  I loved the dragon and the little boy, but my favorite character was the brave dragon slayer.  He was very funny!"

Antoinette, 2013

"Thank you for sponsoring Okaidja to come to our school and teach us to drum. It was also cool because he also taught us a little bit of how he became interested and about his culture."

Sierra, District grades K-5, Okaidja, Ghana Drumming and Dancing, 2013

"Okaidja was wonderful!"

Emily, 2009

"I loved being able to see all the art.  I enjoyed seeing my own art.  My favorite art was the painted mask."

Alyssa, Third grade, Washington School, District Art Show, 2013

"We had a great time at the conference and were also able to see some of the Alaskan wild beauty."

Nolan, Nixya’awii Community School, Trip to American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference, 2012

"I love to sing.  Thank you for the opportunity!'

Kirsten, McKay and Sherwood elementary school choirs, Eastern Oregon Children’s Choir Festival, 2013

"Thank you for making it possible for us to go to La Grande."

Chelsea, 2013

"Enemy Pie makes no more enemies!"

Elsie, Washington School, Second grade, Derek Munson Author Visit, 2013

"Thanks so much! So awesome to have a chance to use what I learned this year!"

Kelsie, PHS Senior, Honors Biology II, Trip to the Oregon Coast, 2013

"The whole trip was really, really, really fun!'

Amanda, PHS, Ninth grade, Foreign Language and International Studies Day at the University of Oregon, 2013

"I liked it because it made you be in someone’s shoes and see how they felt."

Cortney, Washington Elementary, Second Steps Program, 2013

"This grant allows me to order the new titles this spring and will help the program be up and running when the students return to school next fall."

Library Manager, Pendleton High School Library, 2010

"Thank you for helping our school by bringing OMSI here to our school."

Reece, OMSI Crime Lab at Washington Elementary, Third and Fourth grades, 2010

"Students received solid instruction and practice in the area of scientific inquiry."

Teacher, OMSI Crime Lab at Washington Elementary, 2010

"Thank you for your continued support of the Pendleton School District Art Show."

Teacher, Pendleton Schools K-12, 2010

"Your support makes this trip happen!  Thank you on behalf of our students."

Foreign Language Teacher, Foreign Language Field Trip to U of O, Pendleton High School, 2010

"Thank you for helping me learn how to deal with bullies and jerks!"

Tyler, Boys Advocacy and Mentoring Program, 7th grade, Sunridge Middle School, 2010

"It was great to be together with the high school girls."

A Little Sister, Sunridge Middle School, “Girl Talk,” 2010

"It was an honor to attend the festival, and without you, we wouldn’t have gotten there."

Bailey, Oregon Writing Festival, Portland State University, Pendleton High School and Sunridge Middle School, 2010

"My junior and senior ProStart students are always very excited about this field trip and without your generosity, we would not have been able to fund the trip."

Prostart Teacher, NW Foodservice Show, Seattle, Washington, 2010

"The best field trip I have ever been on!  Thanks so much!"

Katelin, Honors Biology II, Marine Biology Field Trip, Newport, Oregon, 2010

"At the staycation (sic), I will definitely remember how we made lemon batteries and hooked them all together, and two people grab the wire and LCD and made it light up!"

Madison, Science Overnight, McKay Creek Elementary, 2010

"Students shared a camaraderie/friendship that is so important for all children to develop."

teacher of Intensive Learning Center Functional Skills Program, Bowling Field Trip, Sherwood Elementary, 2010

"Thank you for letting OMSI come to our school.  There were really great experiments not to try at home."

Nathan, OMSI workshop, 2009

"The ‘Altered States’ assembly was amazing!  I learned that you can change a solid to a gas and that it is called sublimation."

Donya, OMSI workshop, 2009

"I loved making and using the writing machines.  It was so extravagant using just an eraser, tape, a marker, a cup, a battery, and a motor, and pipe cleaners, twisty ties, and popcicle sticks."

Cece, OMSI workshop, 2009

"I’m not a very brave or friendly person, but on that day I did things I never would and talked to people I never really thought I would.  I feel more open minded, and I’m ready to experience more things in life."

ECMC Scholar, Oregon National Guard Ropes Course, 2008

"I came out of a shell I didn’t think I would."

ECMC Scholar, Oregon National Guard Ropes Course, 2008

"Thank you for helping me step out of my safety zone.  I needed that.  I have major trust issues, so thanks for helping."

ECMC Scholar, Oregon National Guard Ropes Course, 2008

"When I get older I would like to be an author, and this writing festival really helped me see other types of writing and that writing doesn’t need to be too complicated."

Sophia, Oregon Writing Festival, 2009

"My favorite place on the museum tour was the Byrd School House.  I think that is so cool.  You actually feel like you’re going to school in the olden days.  It was so totally awesome!  But I’m still not sure about being spanked by that hard paddle! Yikes! No thanks!"

Madison, Heritage Station Tour, 2009

"This trip was a ton of fun and a great learning experience.  We were immersed in our lessons and were able to see everything up close."

Tracey, Honors Biology II, Marine Biology Field Trip, 2009

"Students had joy on their faces in response to drumming and singing."

Teacher at Victor Johnson’s Drumming Workshop, Washington Elementary, 2009

"I didn’t think college was for me, but I could come here and be successful."

Senior Male, College/Museum based research trip, 2010

"Thank you for paying for the art show.  My favorite was the scarey lady inside the eye."

Siara, District Art Show, 2012

"Singing is music to my ears, so thank you for sending us to Eugene. It was awesome!"

Brooke, Oregon All-State Elementary Honor Choir, 2012

"I love to sing. This was a very exciting experience!"

Sarah, Eastern Oregon Children’s Choir Festival, EOU, LaGrande, 2012

"Thank you so much for donating money so we could perform at our choir festival in LaGrande."

Student, Eastern Oregon Children’s Choir Festival, EOU, LaGrande, 2012

"Students also learned a great deal about the different types of careers that are available in the hospitality industry that they were not previously aware of."

ProStart Teacher, Northwest Foodservice Show, 2012

"This was a terrific experience for students to use a variety of communication skills, not only writing skills."

Language Arts Teacher, Oregon Writing Festival, 2012

"Thank you very much! It was a great hands-on learning experience."

Chad, Honors Biology II, Marine Biology Field Trip, 2012

"Thanks for helping end our senior year with a bang!"

Jacob, Honors Biology II, Marine Biology Field Trip, 2012

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