Superintendent Message


Again this year, I would like to wish our seniors the very best.  I am sure that many of our seniors are feeling the mixed emotions of closure and anticipation.  They are quickly approaching the closure on their high school years and the anticipation of the impending responsibilities which will soon fall upon them.


Our seniors are trying to put the finishing touches on this year’s Senior Project as they prepare for the Senior Boards on Friday, April 27th.  At the same time, they must direct their        attention to this summer and next year.  Some are still trying to decide whether to extend their education, go into the military, enter the work force, or a myriad of   other things this world will hold for them after May 27th.  We wish them the best with the decisions before them.

 We still have a lot of school year ahead of us.  The softball and track teams are still competing; check the calendar for home games and nearby track meets. The Spring Concert is coming up May 13th and the International Club is having a       spaghetti d inner on May 14th to raise money for their trip to New York and       Washington D.C. in the summer of 2020.

Adrian High School recently went through our six year review as part of our accreditation process with AdvancED. According to their website:


 AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals In the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous,  on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all  learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more an a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that educational institutions  are good enough. Rather, our commitment is to help these institutions continuously improve.

As part of the accreditation process, the AdvancED team visited our high school over a two day period interviewing, teachers, staff, students, and parents. There was a great deal of work put in by the staff prior to the visit to get requested       documentation in order and available for the visit. The exit interview with the team was very encouraging, as they were extremely complimentary of our students, staff and community. They were very pleased with numerous things that we are doing here and we look forward to seeing their suggestions for improvement when the final report arrives.

 As we close out another year at Adrian High School, I want to thank everyone for the support you show our students, teachers, coaches and other staff. This is     certainly a community that values their school. 

Enjoy your summer and I look forward to seeing all of you back safely in the fall.

Kevin Purnell
Go Green! Go ‘Lopes!





Adrian School District | P.O. Box 108 | Adrian, OR 97901 | (541) 372-2335