At North Wasco
    County School District,
    Improving Student Acheivement is our primary goal and focus.
    For the past two years, North Wasco County School District has been a leader in the community-wide SANCTUARY MOVEMENT in The Dalles. The SANCTUARY MOVEMENT is a collaborative effort to adopt the Sanctuary Model as developed by Dr. Sandra Bloom across the full spectrum of social services and the community as a whole. Through the SANCTUARY MOVEMENT and the adoption of the Sanctuary Model we are developing a common understanding of the ways in which trauma, chronic stress, and adversity affect brain development, individual behavior(s), and students' capacity to learn. The Sanctuary Model provides a universal approach to organizational culture change and strategies to mitigate the damaging effects of traumatic stress.