At Ponderosa ...
We Believe Learning creates life-long opportunities. All Students can learn, deserve to learn, and have something to offer. We are a positive and energetic Community that is willing to work for student success. Educators are life-changers who are dedicated to helping each student achieve their full potential.
Ponderosa students were honored at the school's 2nd annual Growth Awards February 27 for challenging themselves to take two or more advanced courses, hitting the 60% growth mark on state tests, improving their overall GPA or demonstrating personal growth. Pictured are 7th-grader Cindi Gallery and her nominating teacher Ryan Millsap. Congratulations to all who are working hard to be their best!
Ponderosa Middle School’s Math Counts club performed well at its chapter competition at Oregon Institute of Technology 2/21. The four-student team of eighth graders Zia Hill Sparks, Brook Nelson, Dominic Armijo and Carter Harmon took second place in the “official team” category. Ponderosa’s three other teams took the top three spots in the “unofficial team” category. In individual competition, Mercy Lassett Egbert won second place overall and Zia Hill Sparks won third place overall, both qualifying to compete at the state-level meet in Portland 3/7.