Blue Moon

Students hike to the summit to experience the Blue Blood Super Moon!

A total of 38 brave adventurers endured frosty temperatures in the early morning hours on Wednesday, January 31st, to experience the Blue Blood Super Moon Total Eclipse. Sixteen students from Ms. Du Moulin’s 5th-grade Dual Language class gathered with their teacher, friends, family and Mr. Bates at 4:30 a.m. at the new Barnes Butte Recreation […]

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CRE Keyboards

Crooked River Elementary has keyboards!

Students at Crooked River Elementary love their new keyboards that were purchased with grant funds donated by the Autzen Foundation. “We are teaching so much math, reading, spelling, and science with them,” says Mrs. Deboodt, Music Teacher at Crooked River Elementary. Quarter notes, half notes, and whole notes reinforce math concepts such as fractions, and […]

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Lori Simonsen

Meet Lori Simonsen

“I am the Academic Coach at Crooked River Elementary School, as well as the TAG coordinator and CARE team coordinator for the school. My responsibilities vary from helping out in classrooms and offering teachers advice to attending planning meetings and organizing different types of files. When I am not at work, I am Mom to an 11-year-old […]

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BBE - Keyboards

Barnes Butte Elementary has keyboards!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Autzen Foundation, Pacific Power and the efforts of the District’s wonderful grant writer, Cynthia Jurgensen, first- through fifth-graders will be learning to play the keyboard this year! We’re very excited and grateful to have this opportunity!

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Sean Corrigan, Director of human Resources

Meet Sean Corrigan, new Director of Human Resources

“I am the new Director of Human Resources for Crook County School District. Some of my responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and, training employees.  In addition, I’ll be appraising employee performances, resolving conflicts, and engaging in labor relations. I’ve been married for 26 years to my wife, Tracy. We have two sons in college and one […]

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Exploding Boxes

Exploding Boxes at the Library Lunch Bunch program.

Crook County Middle School Students try their hand at making “Exploding Boxes” during one of the bi-monthly Library Lunch Bunch programs.  This wonderful interactive scrapbook style papercraft is just one many great interactive lunchtime learning programs provided in partnership with the Crook County Library and hosted by their visiting Teen Librarian Shun-Sho Fong.  While program […]

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Marble Run project at Crooked River Elementary

5th-Grade Marble Run project at Crook River Elementary.

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Board Members

January is School Board Appreciation Month.

Thank you to our dedicated group of volunteer Board members – Scott Cooper, Gwen Carr, Walt Wagner, Patti Norris, and Doug Smith – for committing your time and energy towards building a positive educational experience for Crook County students. Posters created at the schools were the decorations for our January School Board meeting.  

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Fifth graders at BBE

Mrs. Kelly’s fifth-graders at Barnes Butte Elementary dissected owl pellets.

They learned a lot as they discovered skulls, jaws, ribs, etc., in their pellets and tried to put them together to see what kind of rodent the owl had eaten.

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The walls of the CCMS gyms were painted during the holiday break.

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