Welcome to Morrow County School District

Morrow County School District is located in rural north central Oregon. Morrow County is bordered on the north by the beautiful Columbia River and by the Umatilla National Forest on the southern border.  The county encompasses more than 2,000 square miles with a growing population of over 11,000 in the four main communities of Boardman and Irrigon, along the Columbia River, and Heppner and Lexington, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

As one of the largest wheat producing areas in the nation, the county’s economy is rooted in agriculture.  Major industries include timber, energy, food processing and agriculture such as potatoes, corn, watermelons, grapes, wheat, canola, sheep and cattle.  A mild dry climate with plenty of sunshine offers lots of outdoor opportunities for summer and winter activities, including skiing, snowmobiling, water sports, sailing, hiking, hunting, fishing and golf.

The people of Morrow County School District have a passion for the education of all children.  Our communities care about and support their schools.  Morrow County Schools serve almost 2,200 K-12 students with three elementary schools, two intermediate schools, three high schools, and one alternative school.  The student population in Boardman and Irrigon is diverse and growing.  The largest minority group is Hispanic.  Schools in Heppner are smaller and have more stable student populations. 

The dedicated seven member board, together with teachers and staff, works very hard to prepare Morrow County students for the 21st Century and to make parents and patrons proud to call Morrow County home.

Eclipse Viewing in Morrow County

photo: eclipse with sun's corona

On Monday, August 21, the continental United States will experience a solar eclipse, which occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, totally or partially blocking the view of the Sun. An eclipse's area of totality means that people viewing the eclipse in that geographic location will be able to experience the entire eclipse, while people outside that area can view a partial eclipse. The path of the total eclipse includes the southern portion of Morrow County, but even viewing the partial eclipse is an exciting scientific event for students and families to experience.

You need a way to safely view the eclipse! People should never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection, as this can result in serious eye injury. Eclipse glasses that are ISO 12312-2 compliant are needed to safely view the eclipse. They can be purchased at some stores or online.

The SAGE Center in Boardman is LIVE streaming the Total Solar Eclipse. In Heppner, there will be transportation available to Morrow-Grant OHV Park.

Information from NASA about the 2017 Eclipse is available on these PDFs:  English Spanish

Here are some helpful links to eclipse-related websites:

NASA:  https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

Sage Center: http://visitsage.com/event/180

Morrow County/Heppner Transportation:  http://www.co.morrow.or.us/community/page/solar-eclipse-august-21-2017

Oregon Trail Libraries: https://www.facebook.com/OTLDlibraries/



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