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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 17, 2018 

Members of public take tour of new plans for Sweet Home Junior High

From inside the Sweet Home Junior High School Library, Sweet Home School District Maintenance Supervisor Josh Darwood last week provided a virtual tour of the district's plan for remodeling the...

 

Board says little on SHJH plan

The Sweet Home School Board gave little feedback on an initial design for the upcoming remodel of the Sweet Home Junior High School. Chris Walkup, an architect with gLAs Architects, explained the proposed project designed based on input from...

 
 By Audrey Caro    News    January 3, 2018

LBCC steps up to provide door for disabled students

Gerritt Schaffer expected to face some challenges when he returned to college last year. Getting into the building wasn't one of them. Schaffer, 42, has used a wheelchair since he was paralyzed from...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 3, 2018

Public to get look at plans for Jr. High

The public will get its first look at schematic design plans for the Sweet Home Junior High School remodel next week during two public forums. The following week, the board will consider whether to...

 
 By Tom Yahraes    News    January 3, 2018

Superintendent outlines progress, plans for local schools

As we head into the new year, I want to highlight the district’s strides toward continuous facility and program improvement as well as opportunities for staff and community to provide input. Junior High Renovation ’Tis the season to say thanks...

 

'Tardy Tank' putting muscle behind high-schoolers getting to class

Sweet Home High School has slashed its number of unexcused tardies in this year. A year ago, the school had 3,201 unexcused tardies in the first trimester. This year, the school had just 1,448, a...

 

Oregon education performs poorly, requires state to do better

Oregon’s high school graduation rates were an embarrassingly low 75 percent in 2015-16. Sadly, Oregon is almost 10 percent below the national average and has ranked among the worst five states in the nation for five years in a row. This is...

 

Federal grant enables fire department to beef up paramedic staffing

Two firefighter-paramedics, J.T. Weld and Scott Moehlmann, will bolster the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's ability to respond during its busiest hours as they officially begin work this...

 

Library classes for kids provide hands-on science, engineering learning

As Ward Christman smashed egg after egg at the Sweet Home Public Library Dec. 6, his young audience cheered enthusiastically. It was another episode in Christman's monthly class, "Mechanisms: Simple M...

 

LBCC business adviser dedicated to Sweet Home

As a new adviser with the Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center, George Medellin is available free of charge to help Sweet Home businesses to improve. "We've been working...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    December 6, 2017

Basketball star with local ties tells kids to press toward goals

Jesse LeBeau knows how to handle kids – and basketballs. Which isn't surprising, considering he does both frequently. LeBeau, who's starred in TV commercials and is a regular on the street ball...

 

Auditorium fixes extend beyond safety requirements

The Sweet Home School Board celebrated the completion of the Sweet Home High School auditorium seismic upgrade project on Nov. 13. The $1.4 million project connected the roof to the walls, and tightened the building’s trusses to better withstand...

 

SHHS makes Honors changes

Sweet Home High School requires students to maintain a 3.50 GPA to qualify for an Honors Diploma and, until this year, they had to declare their intention to enter the program early in their high school career. So what if a student starts getting...

 

Students of salmon

Zach Sartin's fourth-grade class at Oak Heights released a handful of surviving salmon fry into the South Santiam River Monday, Nov. 20, capping its involvement in this year's egg-to-fry project....

 

SHHS students to present first musical in two decades

A plant with an appetite will be looking for blood in Sweet Home next week as it grows on the High School stage in a local production of the black horror musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors.”...

 

School Board hires engineer, architect firms

The Sweet Home School Board Monday voted to hire ZCS Engineering to complete engineering on seismic upgrades for three elementary schools and gLAs Architects to design renovations to Sweet Home Junior High. ZCS Engineering The district will pay ZCS E...

 

Google beefing up technology for school district

The Sweet Home School District recently moved all of its email to Gmail and provided Google accounts to staff members in an effort to take advantage of the variety of applications provided by Google....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 30, 2016

New SHJH vice principal tested other fields, found real calling was teaching

Andy Price is joining Sweet Home Junior High as vice principal this year. Price, 31, grew up in the Mohawk Valley close to Marcola. He went to Mohawk Elementary School and graduated from Thurston...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 23, 2016

New Oak Heights principal started educating kids young

Josh Dargis takes over as principal at Oak Heights Elementary School this year with an appreciation for Sweet Home generated by years working in small towns and a long connection with east Linn...

 

SHHS graduates finish with nearly $1 million in scholarship money

Sweet Home High School’s Class of 2016 has received some $953,328 in scholarship money for college – much of it coming from local donors. Counting military education, federal and state grants, the total for the Class of 2016 is close to $2...

 

2015-16 Sweet Home High School Academic Awards

Business Keyboarding 1 – Tatiana Tolman, Makenna Ashton Keyboarding 2 – Kylie Johnson Windows Applications 1 – Kaitlyn Gourley Windows Applications 2 – Jacob Pickett Practical Accounting 1 (A&B) – Samuel Somatis...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 12, 2016

Four instances of excessive lead found in SH schools

Testing has identified four locations at Sweet Home High School with lead levels above the maximum allowable, while all of 156 other locations throughout the Sweet Home School District were below. Of the 160 test locations, lead was undetectable in...

 

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