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 By Larry Horton    News    May 26, 2021

Imagination Library: Six years and going strong in Sweet Home

Six years ago a group of Rotarians from all four Rotary Clubs in Linn County meet with Greg Row, the head of the United Way of Linn County at that time. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss an ea...

 
 By Larry Horton    News    December 19, 2007

District, parents need to be ready for foul weather

District 55 School Superintendent Families with children need workable plans dealing with bad weather school closures. A number of issues can create major disruptions and problems in normal plans and activities. Listed below are some things to...

 
 By Larry Horton    News    October 24, 2007

District students shine on state assessments

For The New Era The Oregon Department of Education passed out their annual assessment results this past week. The results were generally positive for the Sweet Home School District. Reading scores were generally above state averages and the math and...

 

Give your kids some help

District 55 Superintendent Recently I read an article on the Internet at a site with the address www.KeepKidsHealthy.com. It reminded me when my own children would bring home school work. I was never sure how much help to provide. If I helped too... Full story

 
 By Larry Horton    News    November 23, 2005

Schools urge plans for bad weather

District 55 Superintendent For The New Era Families with children need workable plans to deal with bad weather school closures. A number of issues can create major disruptions and problems in normal plans and activities. Listed below are some things... Full story

 

Parents can help combat 'summer learning loss'

Superintendent, School District 55 Nearly all children display some level of what educators call "summer learning loss." In some studies it was found that students lost between 50 and 60 percent of what they had learned during the previous year. It... Full story

 
 By Larry Horton    News    December 3, 2004

School closure plans when bad weather hits

District 55 Supt. Families with children need workable plans dealing with bad weather school closures. A number of issues can create major disruptions and problems in normal plans and activities. Listed below are some things to consider. Always be...

 

Back to school 2004 nears

Dist. 55 Superintendent School will be starting in a few weeks. This yearly ritual brings with it a mixture of feelings. It brings smiles to the faces of most parents, that is unless you are a kinderg...

 
 By Dr. Larry Horton    News    April 9, 2004

From the Superintendent's Desk

District 55 Supt. The Sweet Home School District would like to invite all of our citizens to visit our schools during Back to School Week, April 26-30. Back to School Week generally draws hundreds of... Full story

 

School bond project on schedule

District 55 Supt. Two years ago the citizens of Sweet Home passed an $18 million bond project to upgrade the community schools. The largest portion of work was scheduled at the Sweet Home High School. Last year saw the completion of a new athletic fa...

 

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