Barnes Butte Elementary officially opens with Ribbon Cutting ceremony
On Friday, August 21, 2015 the community of Crook County showed their support for the opening of Barnes Butte Elementary. The ceremony opened with the NJROTC group from Crook County High School in the presentation of the flag.
Jim Bates, Principal
Dr. Duane Yecha, Superintendent
Doug Smith, School Board Chair
Ribbon Cutting by Jim Bates (Principal), Patti Norris (School Board Vice Chair) and Dr. Duane Yecha (Superintendent)
Judge Mike McCabe (far left), Scott Cooper, Board Member (3rd from left), Walt Wagner, Board Member (4th from left), Doug Smith, Board Chair (5th from left), Dr. Duane Yecha, Superintendent (far right), Mike Gorman, BLRB Architects (standing, far left)
Mayor Betty Roppe (far left), Judge Mike McCabe (1st row, 2nd from left), Patti Norris, Board Vice Chair (2nd row far left)
Jerry Milstead, CCSD Project Manager, Cassie Milstead, Eric Meeuwsen, CS Construction (2nd row far right)
Healthy snacks provided by Dana Rudy, CCSD Nutrition Services Manager, and Kristi Hiaasen, OSU Extension – Supplemental Nutrition Education Program. Many of the vegetables were harvested from the Crook County Kids’ Club Garden.
Dana Rudy, Nutrition Services Manager
Dylan Levi and Vivian Levi
Community Living Room Area and Entry to Cafeteria
Full Size Gym
The design of the school includes seven pods, or community learning groups. The pods are arranged by grade level with each classroom in the pod facing a shared learning commons that facilitates individualized attention and enhances student-teacher relationships. The learning commons is very flexible and can be used in a variety of ways by the teachers. Each pod is identified by a unique name taken from geographical areas of Crook County and a color scheme which is anchored by a photo that depicts the name of each pod.
Entrances to Pods:
Crooked River – Kindergarten
Beaver Creek – DLC, Title, ELL, Resource
McKay Creek – 1st Grade
Ochoco Creek – 2nd Grade
Grizzly Mountain – 3rd Grade
Big Summit Prairie – 4th Grade
Lookout Mountain – 5th Grade