>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

La Grande Observer 11/28/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow LHS PRINCIPAL RESIGNS



By Dick Mason

Observer Staff Writer

La Grande High School principal Jeff Kleck announced Thursday that he will resign next month to pursue a new career.

Kleck is concluding his third year as principal at LHS and his 23rd year as an educator.

I appreciate what he has done for La Grande High School, said Jerry Sessions, school district superintendent. We wish him well on his new career.

Klecks resignation is effective June 25. He declined to discuss details about his new career opportunity. Kleck, however, does plan to remain in La Grande. His wife, Tammy, is a secretary at Central Elementary School

Jeff Kleck said that he has enjoyed working with young people throughout his career.

I have enjoyed watching kids grow and become successful young adults. I will miss them, the principal said.

Central Elementary School Principal Bruce Kevan, who earlier was an assistant principal at LHS, said he enjoyed working for Kleck.

He was always looking to the future and trying to figure out how to make things better. That is what made him fun to be around, Kevan said.

LHS athletic director and assistant principal Verl Miller also spoke highly of Kleck.

He was outstanding to work for. He gave me great pointers whenever I had trouble, Miller said. He always supported everything I was doing.

Miller credits Kleck with playing a key role in changing La Grande High Schools class schedule. The change reduced the length of classroom periods in the schools block schedule and added a period each day.

It (the schedule change) was needed to better serve the students at La Grande High School, Miller said.

Assistant Principal Jim Boen credits Kleck with doing a lot to improve campus security. Kleck made a point of having LHSs administrative team visible during breaks between classes.

In addition Kleck and other administrators made a point of roaming the streets around the school and talking with students to make sure everything was all right.

He has a good rapport with kids, Boen said.

Athletic director Miller said Kleck played an important role in getting La Grande High School moved to the 3A classification from 4A in September. La Grande has enjoyed enormous success on the state level after moving to 3A, which is for smaller schools with 301 to 824 students. Miller said that a presentation Kleck made to the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) in Wilsonville was pivotal in getting LHS moved to 3A.

Miller also credits Kleck with helping obtain funding to improve the high schools outdated weight room. It is now considered among the finest at the 3A level, he said.

Kleck came to LHS after serving as principal of Grant Union High School in John Day for three years. He came to John Day from Hermiston High School where he taught biology for six years. At Hermiston, Kleck was the high schools nominee for Oregon Teacher of the Year.

Klecks move to La Grande was a homecoming of sorts since he is an Eastern Oregon University graduate and started his career in the community. He taught at the old Valley Christian Education Center in La Grande for three years in the early 1980s and then became attendance officer at La Grande High School, serving from 1984-85.

Jeff has a big heart, Miller said. If he had any fault it was that he didnt let people know what a big heart he had.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

purchase ms excel 2003 windows 7 professional pricing buy ms office 2010 key
  • cheap adobe acrobat 9 pro buy dreamweaver cs5 cheap purchase symantec ghost solution suite
  • buying photoshop elements 8 for mac buy windows 8.1 oem discount adobe acrobat 9 pro
    cheap photoshop alternative mac cost of indesign upgrade purchase microsoft office 2007 basic
    natural viagra for women 
    canadian pharmacy cialis generic 
    how to get viagra without a prescription 
  • viagra pills for cheap viagra india online viagra soft tabs information
  • cheap adobe photoshop cs4 for windows windows office 2013 price download ms office 2007 standard
    ms office 2013 download 
    mac os x snow leopard download 10.6