Superintendent’s Blog2017-03-10T00:07:32+00:00
210, 2018

October 2

October 2nd, 2018|

Neah-Kah-Nie School District Community, I am sorry to announce Jim Mudd, co-founder of the Mudd Nick Foundation, passed away Monday, October 1. Jim's charisma, engaging personality, sense of humor, honesty, business acumen, faith, organizational skills, [...]

1308, 2018

Staff Welcome Back Letter

August 13th, 2018|

Monday, August 13, 2018 Greetings Neah-Kah-Nie Staff, Welcome to the start of the 2018-19 school year!  The beginning of the new school year is always an exciting time for veteran staff to welcome new staff [...]

207, 2018


July 2nd, 2018|

First Student would like to invite the public to the 2018 STUFF THE BUS campaign at the Tillamook Fred Meyer on July 10th, 11th, and 12th. The school bus company from Rockaway Beach is asking [...]

904, 2018

Neah-Kah-Nie School District Employee Recognition Week

April 9th, 2018|

Dear Neah-Kah-Nie Staff, Last year we voted to combine all individual and group employee recognition (Classified Employee Recognition Week, Licensed Employee Recognition Week, Secretaries Day, Bosses Day, Administrative Assistant Week, School Nurses Week, etc.) into [...]

201, 2018

School Board Recognition Letter

January 2nd, 2018|

Monday, January 1, 2018 Dear Neah-Kah-Nie School District Staff, Students, Parents, and Community: The Neah-Kah-Nie School District will join the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as, School Board Recognition Month. Our [...]

2509, 2017

Nehalem Elementary seismic grant

September 25th, 2017|

Nehalem Elementary Parents, I am excited to share with you that the $1.4 million dollar seismic upgrade at Nehalem Elementary is 99% complete!  The demolition and reconstruction lasted until the first day of school.    Extensive [...]

1408, 2017

Neah-Kah-Nie School District Is Your School District

August 14th, 2017|

Neah-Kah-Nie School District Is Your School District YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF 69% of licensed staff have a master’s degree or higher 6 years is the average experience of our new teachers 10 years is the [...]

1408, 2017

Neah-Kah-Nie In-service Week Schedule

August 14th, 2017|

Neah-Kah-Nie In-service Week Schedule 2017-2018   Friday, August 18 8:00-4:00                   New staff orientation @ district office (Synergy, PERS, leave requests, etc.)  Lunch will be provided.  Kathie Sellars is the organizer. Tuesday, August 22 8:00-4:00                   [...]

1408, 2017

Welcome to the Neah-Kah-Nie School District!

August 14th, 2017|

Message from Our Superintendent As the Neah-Kah-Nie School District Superintendent, I am thrilled to begin the 2017-18 school year! Every new school year begins with many exciting moments for students, parents, and staff.  Returning students [...]

3105, 2017

Neah-Kah-Nie School District Employee Treasure Awards

May 31st, 2017|

Staff, congratulations to the Neah-Kah-Nie School District Employee Treasure Awards recipients for third trimester: Kim Miller and Russell Zaugg.  This semester it was very difficult for the Employee Recognition Committee to select our two outstanding [...]

205, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1-5

May 2nd, 2017|

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1-5, please recognize our outstanding licensed staff with a simple “Thank you!”  Neah-Kah-Nie School District is proud of our licensed staff including teachers, school counselors, literacy coach, and all other [...]

803, 2017

Classified Week

March 8th, 2017|

NKN Staff, please take a few moments to recognize our classified staff during Classified Week.  When I think of our classified staff, I think of: Shawn Grimes, IA, GGS-Shawn was ecstatic that one of his [...]

2202, 2017

Treasure Award recipients

February 22nd, 2017|

Congratulations to Delpha Corwin, high school head secretary, and Jenna Betts, high school English Language Arts teacher, for being selected as the second trimester Neah-Kah-Nie School District Treasure Award recipients! Dr. Buckmaster wrote [...]

301, 2017

January is School Board Recognition Month

January 3rd, 2017|

The Neah-Kah-Nie School District will join the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as, “School Board Recognition Month.” Our seven school board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide [...]

1309, 2016

September 13, 2016

September 13th, 2016|

Congratulations Cynthia Grelck, 7th and  8th grade math teacher; Ruben Bitts and Sarah Crow, 6th grade math teachers; and all NKN School District staff for your efforts in producing the fifth highest percentage of 8th [...]

1008, 2016

August 10th, 2016|

  Dear Neah-Kah-Nie Staff, Welcome back to the Neah-Kah-Nie School District!  Summer went by in a flash.  It feels like yesterday I saw many of you at the NKN High School sponsored pancake breakfast on [...]

908, 2016

August 9, 2016

August 9th, 2016|

  Dear Neah-Kah-Nie School District Families: I am excited to welcome you back to the 2016-17 school year.  Our custodians and maintenance staff (Bob Horton, Luke Nugent, Darren Hastings, Karla Watkins, John Wheeler, Jeff Short, [...]

1506, 2016


June 15th, 2016|

Neah-Kah-Nie School District Community, I am proud to announce Nehalem Elementary Principal Kristi Woika as the Oregon Small Schools Association Administrator of the Year for 2016!  The Oregon Small Schools Association (OSSA) recognizes one school [...]

106, 2016


June 1st, 2016|

After reading about recent cases of lead in the drinking water in Flynt, Michigan and Portland Public Schools, I would like to inform parents and staff how the Neah-Kah-Nie School District ensures drinking water in [...]

2504, 2016


April 25th, 2016|

The public is invited to the dedication of the newly renovated Neah-Kah-Nie Youth Baseball Field on Wednesday, April 27 at 5:15 PM. The field is located behind the NKN School District's main office. Neah-Kah-Nie Youth [...]

1904, 2016


April 19th, 2016|

The community is invited to the Neah-Kah-Nie community track and field renovation "open house", Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This is an opportunity to learn more about the proposed $1.6 million [...]

1104, 2016


April 11th, 2016|

Nehalem Elementary received a $1.4 million construction grant from the Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program.  This is a state of Oregon competitive grant that provides funding for the seismic rehabilitation of critical public buildings, primarily public [...]

704, 2016


April 7th, 2016|

Nehalem Elementary Parents and Community Members, Thank you for attending the NCRD/Neah-Kah-Nie School District sponsored question & answer session on Tuesday, April 5.  NCRD staff & Neah-Kah-Nie School District Board members and administrators were pleased [...]

3003, 2016


March 30th, 2016|

To Nehalem Elementary Parents, It has come to my attention there is some misinformation in the community concerning NCRD’s swim program that provides swim lessons to Nehalem Elementary students. NCRD and the Neah-Kah-Nie School District [...]

1201, 2016

School district calendar changes for this year

January 12th, 2016|

Parents, due to the three inclement weather days (12/9,10,11) the following changes will be made to the school district calendar: March 11 will now be a school day rather than a grade day. March 17, [...]

601, 2016

January is School Board Recognition Month

January 6th, 2016|

January is School Board Recognition Month The Neah-Kah-Nie School District will join the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as, “School Board Recognition Month.” Our seven school board members spend countless hours [...]

1611, 2015

Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) Convention

November 16th, 2015|

Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) Convention I had the honor of attending the OSBA Convention November 13-14 in Portland with the NKN School Board.  NKN School Board: Terry Kelly, Chair; Pat Ryan, Vice Chair, and [...]

2810, 2015

District Student Attendance Data

October 28th, 2015|

District Student Attendance Data Oregon Department of Education (ODE)  released state-wide student attendance data on October 22.   ODE data includes information on student attendance at the district, school, grade, and student group level.  The main [...]

1410, 2015


October 14th, 2015|

This year I have read many books including, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, The Disappearing Spoon, Devices and Desires, Redeployment, Rain of Gold, All the Lights We Cannot See, Rebel Yell, The Masters [...]

210, 2015

Standard Response Protocol

October 2nd, 2015|

The tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College is a stark reminder of the importance of school safety. Neah-Kah-Nie School District staff and students are trained how to respond to an incident at school.  There are [...]

2809, 2015

Homecoming Saved!

September 28th, 2015|

Great job Principal Buckmaster, Athletic Director Steve Sherren, and the Rogue River High School football team, coaches, and school administrators for “saving”  NKN High School’s homecoming celebration!   Go to the Oregonian’s link to a very [...]

2509, 2015

Smarter Balanced Letter to Parents

September 25th, 2015|

Students, Parents, and Staff, The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released school performance data detailing achievement rates and academic growth in math and English language arts (ELA) on the newly implemented Smarter Balanced Assessment in [...]

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Phone: 503-355-2272

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