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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 18, 2018 

Cove logger named SHHS natural resources teacher

Starting next year, Sweet Home High School students will have the option to earn credits in natural resources following the School Board's decision last week to hire a natural resources career and...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 11, 2018

Cops seek ways to steer pot revenue to students

The state regularly issues press releases about how much tax revenue the sale of marijuana is generating, but none of that money is earmarked for education programs about the newly legal drug. That's...

 

Choir qualifies for state competition

The Sweet Home High School Symphonic Choir placed first in its league April 4 at a competition in Roseburg, automatically qualifying for the state competition. The choir’s average score improved by about three points from its initial competition...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 28, 2018

High school choir aims for first state berth in 7 years

It's been quite a while since Sweet Home High School's Symphonic Choir has qualified to go to the state championships. This year there's a lot of hope in the choir room. The Symphonic Choir last week... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 28, 2018

Sweet Home senior one of 42 West Coast students awarded ROTC scholarship

Ricky Yunke wasn't sure what was going on when he got called out of class Friday morning, March 23, to a meeting in the Sweet Home High School library. "They told me I had a quick wrestling meeting,"...

 

Outdoor School students get a taste of winter

Approximately 170 sixth-grade students from Sweet Home elementary schools gather Friday morning, March 23, outside the lodge at Camp Tadmor after snow interrupted the annual Outdoor School, organized...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

High school administrators shuffle seats with A.D.'s departure

Sweet Home High School Dean of Students Chris Hiaasen will be Sweet Home High School's new vice principal next year following the retirement of Athletic Director Steve Brown. Mark Looney will move to... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 21, 2018

High school officials focus on boosting graduates

In their new positions at Sweet Home High School, Kristin Adams and Chris Hiaasen are spearheading the district’s Measure 98-based efforts to increase high school graduation rates. Adams, who was formerly the district’s GEAR-UP coordinator, will... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 14, 2018

School Board sets calendar for 2018-19

The Sweet Home School Board Monday approved the calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The calendar addressed some complaints from teachers and parents while failing to address all of them. On Monday...

 

Payoff on a friendly wager

Augustadt said the school challenged the students to decrease the number of tardies. SHJH has implemented tardy sweeps between classes, Augustadt said, and it dramatically cut the number. The...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 14, 2018

Grant funding provides help for Little Promises' playground equipment

Before the fences came, the smallest students at Little Promises Child Care could only gaze longingly as older children played on a set of four large tires on the preschool and daycare program's...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    March 14, 2018

Biologist: New fish weir installed in Foster Dam will facilitate fish travel

After a two-week delay U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staffers installed a new fish weir in Foster Dam Tuesday, March 6. It was clearly a big moment for Corps Fish Biologist Fenton Khan of the Portland...

 

Forestry Club wins at home meet

The Sweet Home High School Forestry Club finished first Saturday at home to open the forestry competition season. Also competing Saturday were Clatskenie, Knappa, Scio, Philomath and Tillamook. The...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    March 7, 2018

Holley students win Battle of the Books regional title

In their first year of participation in Oregon Battle of the Books, Holley students won the regional competition in Woodburn against 49 other schools March 3, and will move on to the state tournament...

 

Forestry winners

Sweet Home Forestry Club members won their first competition of the spring season on Saturday, March 3, at Knappa. In addition to the team's win, Callie Baker won Overall Jill and Zech Brown won...

 

Junior High Interact Club discovering ways to reach out

It's a sunny afternoon outside Sweet Home Junior High and SHEM Pantry Manager Cindy Rice is surrounded by five girls busily filling planter cups with soil, then inserting seeds. "What kind of tomato...

 

SHHS students to perform who-dunnit murder mystery 'Clue' March 2-4

Sweet Home High School will soon reveal the who, the where and the how of the murder of Mr. Boddy when students perform their winter play, "Clue." Performances are at 7 p.m. March 2 and March 3, with...

 

'Fight club' draws 'multiple suspensions' at Junior High

Sweet Home Junior High suspended a total of 19 students earlier this month after they participated in consensual fights and recorded video of the fights. “We had multiple suspensions,” said district Supt. Tom Yahraes. “We became aware of studen...

 

Board gives Supt. Yahraes good review

The Sweet Home School Board Monday gave Supt. Tom Yahraes what amounted to a big thumbs-up after an evaluation in closed executive session. Trustees released a statement that read: “The School Board noted their collective appreciation of Supt. Yahr...

 

SHHS graduation rate drops slightly, but officials hopeful

Sweet Home High School’s four-year graduation rate slipped slightly in 2016-17, by less than a percentage point; but school officials see some bright spots in the underlying statistics. In 2016-17, the four-year graduation rate was 70.88 percent,...

 

New finance director learned craft at WOU

The City of Sweet Home's new finance director brings several years of experience in budgeting from a post at Western Oregon University. Brandon Neish, 29, succeeds Pat Gray, who retires at the end of...

 

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