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Representative Lead Drinking Water Results Show Concentrations Below EPA/DEQ Action Levels For District Facilities

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SOESD retained Coleman Creek Consulting, Inc. (CCC) to perform representative lead drinking water sampling and analysis to determine lead concentrations in representative drinking water sources at District facilities.  Sampling was performed June 28, 2017 and July 6, 2017 and analysis indicated that all drinking water sources sampled were below the EPA and DEQ lead action level concentration.  A report for each facility was prepared by CCC, and can be found at the SOESD website at  The facilities tested were:

  • Phoenix Office
  • Klamath Falls Office
  • Grants Pass Regional Office
  • Early Childhood Services Program
  • Medford Office

SOESD Facilitates 2017 Science Curriculum Materials Review

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During the Week of June 26-29th five school districts joined together with the SOESD to review Next Generation Science Curriculum Materials.  38 teachers worked with 4 grade level band facilitators.  The participants attended a one-day training and calibration, June 26th, on the EQUiP Rubric from Achieve that would be used to review the unit. From June 27-28th, teams reviewed four programs. On June 29th each facilitator led their teams in a collaborative discussion around each of the rubric items and the evidence the reviewers had gathered. Together they agreed on the evidence that was to be included in the final review, the sub category ratings, and the final ratings.

Click here for the final review of the materials.
Click here to access all final reports by band.

What’s Happening in November, 2016?

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Flower: Chrysanthemum
Birthstone: Topaz

Month-Long Commemorations 

Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month
Adopt a Turkey Month
American Diabetes Month
Child Safety Protection Month
Family Stories Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Manatee Awareness Month
Military Family Appreciation Month
National Adoption Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month 
National Family Literacy Month 
National Inspirational Role Models Month 
National Native American Heritage Month
National Novel Writing Month 
National Runaway Prevention Month
National Scholarship Month 
Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month 
Picture Book Month
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month 

Special Weeks

World Communication Week (11/1-11/7)
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (11/5-11/11)
National Young Readers Week (11/6-11/10) 
National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week (11/11-11/20)
Geography Awareness Week (11/12-11/18)
World Kindness Week (11/12-11/18)
American Education Week (11/13-11/17)
National Book Awards Week (11/13-11/19)
Better Conversation Week (11/24-11/30)
National Game and Puzzle Week (11/19-11/25) 

Special Days

Autistic Speaking Day (11/1)
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) (11/1)
National Authors Day (11/1)
National Family Literacy Day (11/1)
U.S. Weather Service Established in 1870 (11/1)
Cookie Monster Day (11/2)
Cliche Day (11/3)
Public Television Day (11/3)
National Candy Day (11/4)
First Wagon Train Reached California(1841) (11/4)
King Tut’s Tomb Discovered (1922) (11/4)
Use Your Common Sense Day (11/4) 
Daylight Savings Time Ends (11/5)
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (11/6) 
Scientist Marie Curie born in 1867 (11/7)
Election Day (11/7)
X-Ray Day – X-Ray was discovered on this day in 1895 (11/8)
National STEM/STEAM Day (11/8)
Holocaust Began in 1938 (11/9)
Kristallnacht (11/9-11/10)
Sesame Street Debuted in 1969 (11/10)
Veterans Day Observed (11/10)
Origami Day (11/11)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Women’s Rights Leader, was born in 1815 (11/12)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982 (11/13)
World Kindness Day (11/13) 
William Steig born, 1907 (11/14)
International Girls Day (11/14) 
National Spicy Guacamole Day (11/14)
National Young Reader’s Day (11/14)
America Recycles Day (11/15)
I Love to Write Day (11/15)
National Clean Out your Refrigerator Day (11/15)
Daniel Pinkwater born in 1941 (11/15)
Georgia O’Keefe born, 1887 (11/15)
National Educational Support Professionals Day (11/15)
International Day for Tolerance (11/16)
Great American Smokeout (11/16)
Use Less Stuff Day (11/16)
National Unfriend Day (11/17)
Substitute Educators Day (11/17)
Lewis & Clark Reached the Pacific in 1805 (11/17)
Mickey Mouse’s Birthday (11/18)
Antarctica discovered in 1820 (11/18)
International Games Day (Libraries) (11/18)
Gettysburg Address Delivered in 1863 by President Lincoln (11/19)
Mother Goose Day (11/19)
UN Universal Children’s Day (11/20) 
Mayflower Compact Signed in 1620 (11/21)
John F. Kennedy Assassinated in 1963 (35th President) (11/22) 50th Anniversary
Fibonacci Day (11/23)
Thanksgiving Day (11/23)
D.B. Cooper Day (11/24)
National Day of Listening (11/24)
Native American Heritage Day (11/24)
Marc Brown born in 1946 (11/25)
UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (11/25) 
World Day of Giving (11/25)
Magellan reached the Pacific (1521) (11/28)
Madeline L’Engle born, 1918 (11/29)
Square Dancing Day (11/29)
National Meth Awareness Day (11/30)
Mark Twain born, 1835 (11/30)
U.S. Representative, Shirley Chisholm born, 1924 (11/30)

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