Sherman County eNews #16


  1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 25

  2. Sherman County Preschool Planning Meeting, Feb. 5

  3. City of Moro Sign Design Contest

  4. Sherryl Candyce (Gordh) White 1950-2018

  5. North Central Education Service District (Unapproved) Minutes, Jan. 11

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 25

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 5/6 Girls at 4:00, 5/6 Boys at 5:00, 7/8 Girls at 6:00, and 7/8 Boys at 7:00 vs Dufur at Dufur, bus departs at 2:40, class dismissal at 2:30.


2. Sherman County Preschool Planning Meeting, Feb. 5

Sherman County Preschool invites current and prospective preschool families to attend our next board meeting on Monday, February 5 at 5 p.m. in the Sherman County Public/School Library conference room. We will be discussing the preschool’s schedule for next year and whether the preschool will continue to offer a bus to and from both daycares. We would love to hear input from families before a decision is made. ~Carrie Somnis, Sherman County Preschool.

3. City of Moro Sign Design Contest

The City of Moro is seeking design submissions for new city welcome/entrance signs that express the city’s character as a destination, incorporate the city’s history, and reflect the culture of the community.

The first of these signs will be located at the North entrance to Moro, on Hwy. 97. The second of these signs will be located at the South entrance to town on Hwy. 97, near High School Loop.

The designer of the signage design that is ultimately selected by the City of Moro will have their name displayed on the signs.

Deadline: Designers are asked to submit sign designs to the City of Moro no later than 2 p.m. on Thursday March 15, 2018.

Design Proposals can be a simple hand sketch or a computer rendering. They may be emailed, delivered in person, or mailed. Proposals may not be faxed to the City. All electronic submissions must be in a PDF format. Send email submissions to Erik Glover, City Administrator at:

Designs will be judged by the City Council on how well they express the city’s character as a destination, incorporate the city’s history, reflect the culture of the community, and their ability to be constructed.

Questions regarding the sign design contest may be addressed to Erik Glover, City Administrator, City of Moro, 104 1st Street, PO BOX 231, Moro, OR 97039, by calling (541) 565-3535 or by sending an e-mail to

4. Sherryl Candyce (Gordh) White 1950-2018

flower.rose.starSherryl Candyce (Gordh) White passed away on January 3, 2018 in Portland.  She was 67 years old.

Sherryl was born on September 29, 1950 to Dana Jean (McMillin) and Stanley E. Gordh. She grew up in Wasco, Oregon, attended Wasco Grade School and graduated from Sherman High School in 1968.  She attended Linfield College.

She married James R. White in 1974 and they made their home in Lincoln City, Oregon.  After Jim passed away in 1980 Sherryl moved to Portland and remained there until her death.

She is survived by sister Kathryn Gordh-Kotke of Roland Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim White, her mother Dana Jean (McMillin) Gordh in 2002, her father Stan Gordh in 2005, and maternal grandparents Sibyl and Steve McMillin.

Memorial contributions for a grave marker for Sherryl and Dana Jean may be sent to: Wasco Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 155, Wasco, Oregon 97065. The check should be made out to: Wasco Cemetery Association. Please add Attention: Gordh Memorial to your check.

5. North Central Education Service District (Unapproved) Minutes, Jan. 11

The North Central ESD Board of Directors met in regular session in the NCESD Conference Room, Thursday, January 11, 2018.


P—Amy Derby, Chair-June 2019

P—Jim Doherty-June 2021

P—Geremy Shull-June 2021

P—Kristen Neuberger-June 2019

A—Sarah Rucker-June 2021

P—Jeff Schott -June 2021

A—Greg Greenwood -June 2019

P—Penny Grotting, Superintendent

P—Kim Domenighini, Bus. Mgr.


Brooke Ansotegui

Rinda Montgomery

Stacy Shown


Geremy opened the Board Meeting at 6:10 p.m.

Public Input: None


The minutes from the November 2, 2017 regular board meeting were distributed for review via email December 21, 2017.

Motion—Jeff, seconded Jim, to approve the minutes as presented.

VOTING—Unanimously approved.


Fiscal Receipts and Claims

The financial report detailing revenue and expenditures for the period ending January 11, 2018 was distributed for review.

Motion—Jeff seconded Kristen, to approve the financial report.

VOTING—Unanimously approved.


  • Penny read Proclamation to the board for Board Recognition Month. Penny also passed out Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Penny has attended a meeting in Mitchell with Insight Charter School, since Mitchell is considering sponsoring two more charter schools and went to Mitchell School Board Meeting for explain Resolution Services.
  • Penny passed out her Superintendent goals for the coming year.



  • Jim would like to see the component districts have a positive working relationship with the ESD.
  • Penny would like for the board members to reach out to school districts and employees to see about her performance.
  • Penny will send out the Superintendent Evaluations to the board members by the next board meeting.


  • Brooke Ansotegui, OPK Director has put in her resignation and her last day will be January 31, 2018. Brooke will help train for February and part of March 2018.
  • Michael Connor is coming to our region to evaluate the program and see how to improve OPK. Michael would like make some configuration changes with OPK due to things not working sufficiently.
  • Penny does not want to post the position until after Michael has visited and knows what direction is best for OPK.
    • OPK is 0-5 years old and is free to families who are eligible. Services include preschool education, early childhood development, child health/mental health and nutrition, parent education and family support. Currently the program has 21 children in OPK.
    • Healthy Families is 0-5 and their goals are to reduce child abuse and neglect, increase healthy outcomes and school readiness or optimizing early learning opportunities.
  • Brooke will put together a summary of her program. Many changes are being made to all of the programs. Currently the program has 10 families.
  • OPK has increased their standards to more hours a day. All preschools need to have a policy council but it is very difficult to keep running since most of the parents don’t participate.
  • GOBHI funds part of the OPK budget. It will be going away as of June 30, 2018. Brooke really needs to find other grants to subsidize the program.

OSBA On-Line

  • OSBA will be coming to do an overview for the online policies.


  • Penny reviewed the website with the board and explain all that has been entered and hopefully will be up and going within the next two weeks.

Local Service Plan

  • Penny discussed the Local Service Plan to the board.

Motion—Jeff, seconded Kristen, to approve the Local Service Plan for 2018-19 as presented.

  • VOTING—Unanimously approved.

 Next meeting: March 1, 2018 6:00pm

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.