In ESD News

Retool and refuel on Inservice Day, Aug. 26, 2016

By late August, families are squeezing the last drop out of summer as school schedules loom. At Douglas Education Service District, staff is gearing up for our annual Inservice Day, which primes us all for the new school year.

This year’s gathering will be on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Our office will be closed and services suspended for the day so everyone can attend.

Tune in to Supt. Michael Lasher's KQEN interview

If you've ever struggled to explain to anyone what Douglas Education Service District does and is -- after all, our organization is a complex and many-layered one -- you'll want to listen to Douglas ESD Superintendent Michael Lasher's explanation on the Aug. 17 edition of Inside Douglas County with KQEN's Kyle Bailey. Supt. Lasher talks about the various services we provide, as well as who receives them throughout our county and beyond.

Congratulations to Geneva Academy on its accreditation

Douglas ESD congratulates Roseburg private classical and Christian school Geneva Academy on its recent accreditation through AdvancEd! Read on to learn more about the local school's accreditation.


Home visiting systems coordinator joins Douglas ESD

The Douglas Education Service District has hired Vanessa Pingleton as home visiting systems coordinator to work in collaboration with agencies involved in maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting programs over a three-county region.    

Preschool for low-income families offered at nine sites in South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub region

Administrators are accepting applications for Preschool Promise, a full-day preschool program scheduled to begin at six Douglas County sites and three in Klamath County this fall.

See the 2016 PartnerSports Camp daily schedule

The Douglas ESD/YMCA 2015 PartnerSports Camp begins July 11 and will run through July 21, excluding Fridays. Parents wishing to see a full roster of activities may download the schedule here.

An abbreviated version of the first week appears below. 

Here’s the schedule for July 11, 2016: