“To increase student achievement by expanding learning opportunities, building stronger partnerships among educators, parents, and community partners and encouraging the use of diverse and innovative learning methods and techniques. Academic excellence will be realized through individual student programs that will be supported by the principles of multiple intelligence, service learning, arts appreciation, and vocational readiness.”


"Consistency in the Pursuit of Excellence" Joseph Charter School is located in scenic Joseph, Oregon. We have about 280 students in grades K-12, all housed on the same campus. We pride ourselves in being like a big family and still able to boast thriving Art and Music programs as well as more unique Career and Technical (CTE) programs such as Aviation. Our small class sizes and combined with our amazing teaching staff, make us second to none!


Conferences Moved to April 8th - 9th (2/23/21)

Please note that conferences have been moved to April 8-9th (originally scheduled for April 1-2).







we are hiring! 7th-12th grade math teacher (2/15/21)

Joseph School District No. 6

P.O. Box 787 Joseph, OR 97846

February 15th, 2021 Please Post

Internal/External Posting

7th-12th Grade Math Teacher Position

Beginning the 2021/2022 School Year

Position to be filled: 7th-12th Grade Math Teacher for Joseph School District


The teaching assignment will include 7th -12th grade math courses. Variations of the assignment could exist depending upon additional further qualifications and/or licensing of the successful candidate. All teachers are responsible for student behavior management and school safety. Teachers are responsible for curriculum design consistent with state and district standards.


Applicants must have or be able to obtain an Oregon Teaching License with an advanced mathematics endorsement. Applicants must have knowledge of effective instructional techniques and skills in student behavior management.


The experience and degree level in accordance with the current salary schedule will determine salary and extended contract stipend.

Application Procedure

A letter of interest, teacher application, at least 3 letters of recommendation, and a detailed resume should be submitted to Joseph School District No. 6, PO Box 787, Joseph, OR 97846 or the documents can be emailed to Lance Homan, Superintendent at .


Applications due by 4:00 Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Joseph School District #6 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Joseph School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, parental or marital status, or age. The district will provide reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of all applicants for positions and current employees upon request and with appropriate advance notice.


March 8, 2021

Hello - I haven't sent out an update in a while, so today sounded like a good day to do that. Below are updates from the school:

  • Both of our kitchen staff are either moving on or retiring, so you will see two new faces in the kitchen. Tami Klages will be our head cook and Brandi Shultz will be her assistant. Please welcome both Tami and Brandi into our school community. We want to wish Christine and Shelley the best in their next adventures.

  • We are hiring for a new 7th-12th grade math teacher. We have some really good applicants and we are excited to meet them. Mr. Hite will be moving to the shop (wood shop, metal shop, etc.)

  • We are fortunate to have added a very experienced administrative assistant/secretary for the remainder of the year. Her name is Lori Shaw and if you call the office, you will more than likely reach her. We are excited to be working with Lori as she brings a wealth of school office experience. Please welcome her into our school community.

  • Recently a school district relatively close to ours has had to go into COVID protocol and move to comprehensive distance learning as a result of students playing sports in Idaho. We fully support our students academically and athletically, but we just want to remind all families that the travel advisory statewide is still in effect. What does this mean? This means that it is recommended that students/staff quarantine if they leave the state for a reason that is not essential. If someone has received both vaccines for COVID they do not have to quarantine if they choose to travel outside of the state. Trust me when I say that we are not going to be following everyone around trying to figure out what everyone is up to. I personally struggle even writing this update, but I want everyone to be aware and I want to do whatever we can to keep our school open. Call or email me if you have questions or concerns.

  • Football, volleyball, and cross country have started back up. Football and volleyball played their first games of the "new" season. It is strange that these sports are being played in the winter, but here we are. After football, volleyball, and cross country are done, we will move into our normal spring sports (track, golf, baseball, and softball), followed by basketball and wrestling in May and June. Crazy times for sure.

  • State FFA is this week and we have a student participating in advanced public speaking and our beginning parli pro team will participate as well. Good luck to them and thanks Mrs. Mansfield for all your hard work as well!!

  • The gym is in the final, final, final steps in being fully done. Once it is completely finished we will do some kind of "open" house for those that would like to see it. It is truly spectacular!!

February 12, 2021

Hello everyone - This is just a quick update regarding the number of COVID cases in Wallowa County. As a county we have broken our 30 case barrier in two weeks. For our school this does not mean anything at this point. We will continue to move forward with in-person instruction. You may see some sort of shift with businesses in the community. We will continue to update everyone as we know more. At this point we do not have a case in our school. If we do, we will complete the proper communication.

Have a good snowy weeknd!

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

Hello Everyone - It has been quite some time since my last update. Below are all the things going on in the Joseph School District:

  • COVID cases are on the rise in Wallowa County. Hopefully they are on the decline now. I believe we had 12 cases last week in our county! This is a one week high for our county and really put us all on watch. There are a lot of rumors out in the county regarding case, but please know that we will be in immediate contact with everyone if we get a case in our school.

  • We continue to clean high traffic areas regularly. Bathrooms are disinfected several times a day as well. All staff are pitching in to make sure we are as safe as possible.

  • 7th-12th grade parents/guardians - grades should be updated last week so please check your students progress in Parent Vue. Let us know if there are any issues.

  • Athletics are still up in the air on which sports, what they look like, and when they will be played. If you have any questions or concerns our Athletic Director has been doing a lot of work to try to make things happen and he can be reached at

  • Spring Break is just around the corner March 22nd - 25th.

  • The gym area is very close to being all the way done. The crew is just finishing up little odds and ins and we should be fully back soon. We are brainstorming ways that the general public can view the finished product. If you have ideas that follow COVID protocols please let me know.

  • FFA competed this past weekend and our students did very well. We had kids complete in public speaking, FFA Creed speaking, job interviews, and the parliamentary procedures. We had kids placed overall very, very well. Congrats to Chelcee Mansfield and our FFA kids. Great Job!!

  • We recently had several students show their artwork at the Josephy Center. Students had to submit their art and if they were chosen their piece would be part of the art show. Several of our students work were chosen. Congrats to Jennifer Hawkins-Connolly and her students!!

We feel very fortunate to be in school and we will continue to do our best to keep it that way. I know there are kids that may be in a slump as things are as good as they can be, but it is definitely not normal. If your child needs more support at school we have a counselor available. Center for Wellness also has resources available as well. Let us know how we can help.

In closing, thank you for your continued support of our students, staff, and community. We are all dealing with this pandemic in one way or another and know we are thinking about you all and we are here to support in any way we can.