School Supply Donations Pour In


On Tuesday afternoon, barrels, tubs, boxes and bags of school supplies poured into the Family Access Network headquarters at Crooked River Elementary.

Just in time for the new school year, Fortis Construction and Rosendin, along with many of their trade partners, donated two pickups full of school supplies to FAN.

These donations aren’t just pencils and glue sticks. These are backpacks, 3-inch binders for AVID students, and scientific calculators in addition to the traditional paper, crayons and erasers. FAN Advocates will disperse the supplies to students as needed throughout the school year.

Fortis Construction and Rosendin organized a school supply drive Aug. 7-23, encouraging construction site workers to donate quality school supplies or cash. The Rosendin company and data center workers pitched in nearly $2,000 in cash, which was used to purchase additional high-need supplies.

FAN Advocates have been busy handing out school supplies and allowing families to shop in the closing closets this week as they prepare for school to start after Labor Day.

Meet Marques Hase


Meet Marques Hase, the new Assistant Principal at Crook County Middle School, where he will focus on student and teacher support. Mr. Hase previously worked in the Redmond School District as a middle school Dean of Students and Athletic Director. While working in Redmond, he taught middle school social studies, leadership and the AVID Elective and enjoyed coaching football, baseball and wrestling. His wife works as a fourth-grade teacher at Crooked River Elementary. They have two children, a 3-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter, who will be a first grader at Crooked River Elementary. Mr. Hase enjoys spending time with his family and doing outdoor activities. This year, he is looking forward to being a part of the Crook County School District and hitting the ground running to join the well-established middle school team. Welcome aboard, Mr. Hase! We are happy to have you at CCMS!