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'Manley Jobs' videos draw nationwide attention

It appears that "Manley Jobs," the YouTube series launched a year ago by Sweet Home High School forestry and natural resources teacher Blake Manley and editor Ramil Malabago, has, as they say, gone...

 

Masks back on table as parents address board

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era Just over two dozen unmasked individuals entered Sweet Home School Board meeting in the high school auditorium Monday, Sept. 13, despite being told at the door that th...

 

SHHS alum awarded Mealey scholarship

By Katie Kohl LCSWA Scholarship Chair Three Linn County high school graduates have been awarded 2021 Robert Mealey Scholarships by the Linn County Small Woodlands Association for studying forestry or...

 

Sept. 13 School Board meeting moved to high school auditorium

The location of the regularly scheduled Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, has been changed from the Sweet Home Boardroom to the High School Auditorium. Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 state-wide restrictions, and in keeping with the... Full story

 

30 new teachers join school district

Sweet Home School District is adding 30 new teachers this year, well above the usual number of new licensed personnel for a new school year. Some, such as Hawthorne Counselor Julie Harvey, who was a...

 

New superintendent takes helm at school district

Lisa Riggs became superintendent of the Sweet Home School District on Tuesday, Aug. 17, succeeding Tom Yahraes, who resigned earlier this month after a half-decade at the helm. Riggs brings 25 years...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 25, 2021

New assistant principal starts at high school

Sweet Home High School recently welcomed Aaron Huff as its new assistant principal. The new administrator began working in the building on Monday, Aug. 2. Huff, 38, grew up in Coos Bay and graduated...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 18, 2021

Riggs selected to lead school district

The Sweet Home School Board unanimously approved the hire of Lisa Riggs as the district's new superintendent at a special meeting Monday, Aug. 16. Riggs has been the assistant superintendent of...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 11, 2021

Residents protest mask mandate

A parking lot full of people, with crowds spilling into the streets, showed up at the Sweet Home district office on Monday evening, Aug. 9, brandishing signs and making their voices heard in regard...

 

Class of 2021 Scholarships

Following are scholarships awarded to Sweet Home High School graduating seniors from the Class of 2021. This list does not include federal or state need grants. The total amount of scholarships, including financial aid, Oregon Promise, military and...

 

Three finalists named for Sweet Home School District superintendent

The Sweet Home School Board has announced three finalists for further consideration to be the next superintendent for the Sweet Home School District. Finalist Paul Peterson is the interim principal... Full story

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 4, 2021

New principal brings experience to Hawthorne Elementary

Hawthorne Elementary School has a new principal with multiple decades of education experience. Debbie Phillips started the job Monday, July 19, six days after arriving from Montana. She replaces...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 28, 2021

New Board member Hoffman

Sara Hoffman looks forward to serving the Zone 1 area on the Sweet Home School District school board. But she didn’t necessarily expect to be selected. It was her friend, Jenna Northern, who posted...

 

PEO awards scholarships to four women

Sweet Home PEO Chapter DD has announced its annual scholarship winners. Three young women were awarded Oregon State Chapter Scholarships. Samantha Hutchins and Mikayla Spencer were awarded scholarship...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 21, 2021

New School Board members Albert, Hoffman sworn in

The Sweet Home School District's July 19 board meeting at the district office featured some new faces. Recently elected school board members Janice Albert and Sara Hoffman took their oath of office...

 

School board to conduct special meeting Monday

The Sweet Home Board of Directors will hold a special board meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, July 19.  Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 state-wide restrictions, and in keeping with the efforts of social distancing to reduce the spread of the...

 

Honor Rolls

SHHS announces spring Honor Roll Following are Sweet Home High School students who have been announced by the school as having made the First Semester Honor Roll for 2020-21. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 23, 2021

Summer school proving popular

Students – lots of them – are signing up to participate in summer school in Sweet Home this year. This year is the first the Sweet Home School District will receive state funding solely for summer programs, said District Business Manager Kevin...

 

School Board seeking to fill vacant seats

The Sweet Home School District seeks applicants for two positions on the School Board. Although winners were announced for both the Crawfordsville and Foster seats on the board, Crawfordsville winner John Marble declined to accept the seat, and...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 16, 2021

At Last, The Finish Line

Forecasted rain held off as hundreds of friends and family of Sweet Home High School's class of 2021 celebrated the graduation of 128 young people after a senior year like no other. Onlookers sat on...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 16, 2021

Outdoors students build own boards, skis at Hoodoo

Fifteen Sweet Home High School juniors and seniors in Lindsey Haggas' outdoor PE class went to the Santiam SnoLab at Hoodoo Ski Area over the last few weeks to design and build their own skis and...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 16, 2021

Superintendent Tom Yahraes says it's time to leave district

Superintendent Tom Yahraes announced to the Sweet Home School Board at its June 14 meeting that he will be resigning from the position of Sweet Home School District's superintendent, effective August...

 

SHHS graduation a go this week – with conditions

Sweet Home High School’s graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m. on Husky Field, weather permitting. The ceremony is not open to the community. Visitors can attend with a ticket only. Each graduate will receive six tickets...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 9, 2021

Dozen top students to lead SHHS graduation exercises Friday

Twelve Sweet Home High School seniors have been named named to lead graduation exercises this Friday, June 11, at Husky Field (see accompanying story). Valedictorians, all of whom finished with...

 

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