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 By Sarah Brown    News    May 23, 2018

Hindmarsh, Somatis named valedictorians; Tow is salutatorian

Two Sweet Home High School seniors have been named valedictorians and one as salutatorian for the school's graduation ceremonies, scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 8 at Husky Stadium. The two...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Schools budget includes pool equipment, PERS changes

The Sweet Home School District Budget Committee approved the proposed 2018-19 budget Thursday evening, May 17. The budget moves on the School Board for a public hearing and adoption during its regular meeting on June 11. The General Fund is $25.8 mil...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

Students' efforts to unearth 1973 capsule are frustrated

The Sweet Home High School AP History class dropped by the Sweet Home Wastewater Treatment Plant Thursday morning, May 17, to attempt to dig up a time capsule buried by the class of 1973. Students...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 23, 2018

New Husky Field sign reflects students' handiwork

A new sign is taking shape at Husky Field as Sweet Home School District staffers work on it between other projects, repairs and maintenance. Last year, a new metal image of a Husky created by metals...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

Bus Driver Training

Sweet Home School District needs more bus drivers. Constantly running light on enough drivers, its two mechanics, dispatcher and transportation supervisor end up filling in constantly, cutting into th...


Second-graders write of spring

Oak Heights teacher Julie Jefferson's second-grade class has been working on writing poetry and, together, penned the poem at the right. "We are learning the feeling and imagery poetry creates as we...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

School Board adopts new five-year Strategic Plan

The Sweet Home School Board last week adopted a new five-year Strategic Plan aimed at improving academic growth in the elementary schools and junior high and the attendance rate at Sweet Home High School. During the board’s regular meeting on...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 16, 2018

School district's proposed budget includes new positions

The proposed 2018-19 budget for the Sweet Home School District includes approximately six new full-time equivalent positions while transferring more than $500,000 into its Long-Term Maintenance Fund. Supt. Tom Yahraes presented the proposal to the di...

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 9, 2018

School District launching new forum series

The Sweet Home School District this month will introduce a new series of forums to increase connections among the district, community and parents. “The goal is to inform and empower parents and families on a variety of topics,” said Supt. Tom... Full story

 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 2, 2018

1973 time capsule to be opened soon

In the next few weeks, Sweet Home High School will open a time capsule buried by students at the Sweet Home Wastewater Treatment Plant in 1973. School officials are working out the details, and city...

 News    May 2, 2018

Forestry Club second at state

Sweet Home's Forestry Club took second place as a team in the state championship held April 27-28 at Hopkins Demonstration Forest near Oregon City. Individually, Luke Shiffert took Overall Jack as the...

 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...

 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...


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