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Superintendent Monthly Report

Superintendent Vince Swagerty

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Superintendent Vince Swagerty has served students since 1985 as a teacher, principal, and superintendent.  He graduated from Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon and then earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in 1985 and his master’s degree from Portland State University in 2000.  He returns to the North Bend School District having served as the North Bend Middle School principal from 2007-2009.  Most recently, he led the Mitchell School District in eastern Oregon for five years from 2018-2023.  His wife, Valerie, is a long-time school employee serving as an educational assistant for most of her career and then as an administrative assistant in Mitchell.  His daughter, Melissa, is a 2009 North Bend graduate who currently is an educational assistant in the Wilsonville High School special education department.  His son, Matthew, recently finished his Speech Pathology program at Idaho State University and completing his clinical fellowship to obtain his Speech Pathology CCC.

Please call the North Bend District office at (541) 756-2521 or email to setup a meeting.

Superintendent Board Report


Superintendent Board Report

April 4, 2024

State Testing
Now that we are back from Spring Break, Oregon State testing is now in full swing. Each
building has a testing schedule that was created with input from the buildings and district staff.
As is the case each year, students will be tested in English/Language Arts, Math, and Science.
Initial reports indicate that we have fewer students opting out this year than last year.

In the week prior to Spring Break I had the opportunity to attend a wonderful concert and
Hillcrest and the high school spring band concert. It was wonderful to see kids as elementary
aged musicians at the 4th and 5th grade level performing a variety of songs as they used their
voices and a variety of instruments throughout the concert to make great music. The high
school band concert showcased our award winning band but also individuals and small
ensembles who are ready to compete at the State level. Unfortunately, the high school choir
concert was at the same time as our work session and I was not able to attend. However, I
heard reports that the kids also did an amazing job.

Spring Baseball
My travels to Phoenix during the break coincided with the baseball trip to play in the Phoenix
area as well. I was able to watch three of their four games on their spring trip. It was great to
see the kids and the family who traveled to Arizona to watch them play. They competed against
schools from Florida, Colorado, Illinois, and Oregon and each of their opponents came from
schools that are much larger than North Bend High School. It was great to see them and
support our Bulldogs.

Spring has Sprung
It’s hard to believe that spring is officially here. Interestingly, April is a long month of school in
which there are not any holidays or traditional breaks. I do want to remind you that the only
break is a District calendared day off on April 26th.

Cheerleaders Win!
The North Bend High School competition cheer team won the small/medium cheer division of
the Sharp National Cheer Competition on April 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Congratulations to
the entire team and thank you to our local law enforcement members for the wonderful parade
as the team made it back to North Bend.

Oregon RTI Conference
We have a team of our educators at the district and building level who are attending the ORTIi
(Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention) 2024 Annual Spring Conference at the
Graduate Hotel in Eugene, Oregon. This conference has several different study tracks that
include, but are not limited to, assessment and data, data based teaming, effective instruction,
science of reading, and supporting multilingual learners. This conference supports much of the
work we are doing as we implement multi-tiered systems of support in our schools.

Navigating a successful course for every student, every day, every way
Phone: (541) 756-2521 • Fax: (541) 756-1313
Superintendent Vince Swagerty