Calendar for Sep. 3, 2019

 It’s back to school today in the Jefferson County 509J school district for 1st thru 8th grade students at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy and also for the freshman class at Madras High School.  For bus schedules you can check kwso dot org – and click on the school info box.

10th thru 12th grade students at Madras High School and all Bridges students start back tomorrow.  At the K8 – Kindergarten youth will attend in small groups tomorrow and Thursday.

At the Warm Springs K-8 Academy families will find new paved parking available in the front of the school.  Parents and Guardians are reminded to park in a parking spot and not along the curb if you are going to accompany your student into the school.  Vehicles should only stop at the curb for drop off and then pull through.

Warm Springs Head Start will hold its back to school open house today from 9am to 3pm at ECE. It is a chance to meet your child’s teacher, other Head Start staff and classrooms. It will take about an hour to complete all of the stations.

  • Warm Springs Tribal Council is in session today.  On their Agenda  this morning: updates from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Special Trustee, Realty, the Canoe Journey and OnTrack OHSU. This afternoon – there a legislative update conference call and tribal attorneys’ updates.
  • Today’s Senior Lunch at noon is Mexican Casserole.  Seniors 60 and older eat for free, 59 and under are $5 and youth under 13 are $3 at the Senior Wellness Center.  Seniors should mark their calendar for the Elders Picnic which is coming up September 26th
  • The Jefferson County Food Bank is located at 556 SE Seventh Street in Madras.  They are open for distribution this afternoon.
  • Voc Rehab in Warm Springs will hold an orientation session today at 3:00 in Behavioral Health Center conference room.  Those who cannot make it to one of the scheduled weekly sessions can call 541-553-4952 to request a one-on-one orientation.
  • The National Recovery Month & Back to School Powwow is today in front of the Behavioral Health Center on campus from 5:30-7:30pm. All drums, dancers and community members are welcome.
  • There is a Warriors for Wellbriety meeting this evening at High Lookee Lodge. They have drum practice at 6:30 and the meeting is at 7:30.

3 Warriors Market in Simnasho has moved to their fall and winter hours.  Monday thru Thursday the are open 7am – 7pm.  Friday’s hours are 7am – 6pm.  On the weekend – 3 Warriors is open 8am – 6pm.

Wednesday 9/4

  • The Native American Program Legal Aid Services of Oregon is offering free civil legal services in specialized areas to eligible tribal members. The next intake clinic will tomorrow from 1:30-3:30pm the Community Action Team office. Walk-ins are welcome.
  • Heart of Oregon YouthBuild is recruiting youth ages 16-24 years for its Fall 2019 cohort starting October 14th. YouthBuild members earn their GED, high school diploma, college credit, and job skills. There is an education award awarded for participants. The next information session is this Thrusday in Sisters. You MUST attend one of the information sessions to be considered for the YouthBuild Program. Details are available online at heart of Oregon dot org. (

Thursday 9/5

  • The Final Downtown Park & Play event is this Thursday from 5-9pm on 5th Street in Madras. There will be food, music and vendors. Anyone interested in setting up as a vendor can visit downtown park and play dot com.
  • The Art Adventure Gallery in downtown Madras will continue to host the All Jefferson County Exhibit with a reception this Thursday evening from 5:30-7.  All are welcome to stop in.
  • “In A Landscape,” a Hunter Noack concert will take place this Thursday, an hour before sunset, in the open at the end of the County Line Road.   Tribal members need to register to get free admission.  Contact Dustin Seyler at the Community Action Team office.

The Madras High School Girls Basketball Team is selling apples for a fundraiser.  You can pre-order apples for pick up on September 13th.  The Oregon grown apples are $25/box.  Order from coach Say or coach David.  Apples can be canned, used for baking or frozen.

Warm Springs Sanitation reminds residents to place your trash tote by the road or your cattle guard if you want it picked up on your scheduled day.  They will make accommodations for Senior Citizens.  To do that call (541) 553-4943.