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 News    May 25, 2022 

High school Drama Club to stage dark drama, Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'

Drama students at Sweet Home High School hit the stage this weekend for three performances of "A Doll's House." The first performance is on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m., with subsequent shows on Saturday,...

 
 News    May 25, 2022 

Carnival back at Oak Heights

Oak Heights School held its first Carnival in 2½ years Saturday, May 21. Principal Todd Barrett said the event, aimed at raising money for improvements the school playground, drew the largest...

 

School district names ESPY winners for May

Sweet Home School District named its ESPY Award winners for May at the May 9 School Board meeting. In front, from left, in the first photo from the meeting, are Sailor Burr, third grade, Hawthorne...

 

Sweet Home School District Clothing Closet reopens

The Sweet Home School District Clothing Closet reopened May 4 at River of Life Fellowship, 1658 Long St., for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the spring of 2020. Hours are 1 to...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 11, 2022

Wet May Week

The May Week Track Meet competition on Friday afternoon, May 6, brings out self-sacrificial spirit and a lot of showers as Sweet Home High School juniors, on ground, from left, Trenton Smith, Mars...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 11, 2022

School district faces challenges in 2022-23 budget

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era The Sweet Home School District's 2022-23 proposed budget was released for public review and a budget message from Acting Supt. Terry Martin was delivered to district...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 4, 2022

School board grants Supt. Lisa Riggs furlough

Sweet Home School District Supt. Lisa Riggs will take a leave of absence for the remainder of the school year for "personal" reasons, School Board members agreed Monday night, May 2, following a...

 

Sweet Home Junior High announces Quarter 3 Honor Roll (April 27, 2022)

SEVENTH GRADE 4.00: Xander Blom, Ryker Burr, Khrystoffer Domingo, Kellen Hartsook, Austyn Hogan, Brittany Lippert, Micah Matney, Landon Murry, Lexi Rundell, Olivia Saveskie, Miu Simmons, Nate Swanson, Gavin Tyler and Victoria Victor. 3.50-3.99: Maile...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 20, 2022

Visitors attempt to attend teacher's appeal hearing

About a dozen people attempted to enter the Sweet Home School District office Wednesday afternoon, April 13, to attend an appeal hearing for Tina Tressel. Tressel was terminated Nov. 8, 2021, after...

 

Sweet Home students to pursue tech-ed degrees at Linn-Benton

Five Sweet Home students signed letters of intent April 14 to pursue technical education degrees at Linn-Benton Community College, during the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) Letter of Intent Signing Day. The virtual signing day...

 

Steppin' up at the forestry competition

In this photo, Tristan Lemmer, left, and Alex Miller compete in the crosscut event during Sweet Home High School Forestry Club's invitational competition Saturday morning. Dom Freeman, center, oils,...

 

District announces April ESPY award winners

April ESPY award winners: Foster School: Mitchell Cockrell and Piper Smith, kindergarten. Hawthorne School: Sidney Turpen, second grade; and Brooke Doyle, fourth grade. Oak Heights School: Zeplin Berg and and Alexus Bernardi, sixth grade. Sweet Home...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 13, 2022

District teachers seeing silver linings during 'tough' year

By Benny Westcott Of The New Era Sweet Home teachers have demonstrated resilience during a difficult school year, School Board members heard from certified representative Steve Thorpe Monday evening, April 11. “I tell my wrestlers that how you resp...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 13, 2022

Winners named in My Healthy Sweet Home poster contest

Some talented young artists got a chance to practice their craft while also conveying important health messages in a poster contest at Sweet Home High School. The winners of the My Healthy Sweet Home...

 

OSU names Honor Roll

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Winter 2022 have been announced by Oregon State University. To be on the Honor Roll, students must earn a B-plus (3.50) or better and carry at least 12 graded hours of course work. Students...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    April 6, 2022

High school, COMP-NW students collaborate in program

Juniors and seniors in Michelle Snyder's anatomy and physiology class at Sweet Home High School have been learning not just from their teacher but from other students like themselves – ones,...

 

School Disrict honors March 2022 ESPY Winners

Foster School: Mickey Russell and Bella Walls, first grade. Hawthorne School: Paisley Grabeel*, second grade; and Ava Padua*, sixth grade. Holley School: Hensley Haigh, first grade Oak Heights: Arash Hemedanizadeh, first grade; and Bryce Barber,...

 

Blue-Collar Career Fair

Fifty-five juniors and seniors at Sweet Home High School attended a March 16 High School Career Fair at the former Wells Fargo building. Represented businesses included Knife River, Albany's Palm...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 16, 2022

Mask mandate end brings 'newness' to school life

Sweet Home High School wasted no time in getting back to pre-pandemic programming on Monday, March 14, the first school day in Oregon since the state's long-held mask mandate was lifted on March 12....

 

In-person graduation ceremonies return to OSU

Oregon State University’s campuses in Corvallis and Bend will hold in-person commencement ceremonies this year, the university has announced.  The Corvallis ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Reser Stadium. The...

 

Sweet Home at Oregon Logging Conference

Sweet Home high-schoolers partook in the 84th annual Oregon Logging Conference last week at the Lane County Convention Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene. In the first photo, Dom Freeman and Madi Seavy...

 

High School announces First Semester 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 2021-22. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D,...

 

Sweet Home School District February ESPY Award Winners

Foster School: Violet Wilson and Blake Bellon, second grade. Oak Heights School: Abigail Meek, third grade; and Jaxson Hutson, kindergarten. Hawthorne School: Abby Banker and Willow Hart, first grade; and Nathan Uhlry, second grade. Holley School:...

 

Principal: Grad rate worrisome

Sweet Home High School Principal Ralph Brown told School Board members, at their monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 14, that the percentage of freshmen on track to graduate worries him “greatly.” Brown said that the percentage of ninth-graders on...

 

Scholarships available for students pursuing health care

The Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation is accepting scholarship application programs for east Linn County students pursuing careers in health care. Scholarships are available for medical, nursing and nursing education students as well as students...

 

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