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October ESPY Winners

Sweet Home School District's ESPY honorees for the month of October include, in front from left: Cayson Morgan, second grade, Oak Heights; Ricki NIcholson, first grade, Charter School; Avery...

 

Martin named permanent Sweet Home School District superintendent

Sweet Home School District trustees voted unanimously Monday night, Nov. 14, to change Terry Martin's role from interim superintendent to superintendent, pending a mutually agreeable contract between...

 

Tigers deliver

Sweet Home Junior High Tiger Leadership Council members deliver food to Sweet Home Emergency Ministries on Nov. 8 that students collected during their Spirit Week Canned Food Drive. TLC members...

 

Sweet Home Junior High announces October students of the month

Sweet Home Junior High has inaugurated a new award: Student of the Month. Principal Mark Looney said one student from each home room, selected by the home room teacher, will be honored each month....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    October 19, 2022

Oak Heights third-graders build bridges to learning

Cheryl Jones was pretty proud of her third-graders at Oak Heights School last week after they came back with an assignment she'd given them to build bridges – real ones, out of whatever they could...

 

SHSD October ESPY award winners

Exceptional students for the month of October, who received ESPY Awards at the Oct. 10 School Board Meeting, are, in the first photo, from left, Ryder Farris, sixth-grader, Foster School; Caleb...

 

FFA Soils Contest Winners

Sweet Home's agriculture program's students got a taste of competition Oct. 5 at an FFA Soils Contest held Oct. 5 at Roaring River Park. The event was hosted by Scio High School's FFA chapter, and inc...

 

OSU Honor Roll

Names of students who have made the Summer 2022 Scholastic Honor Roll have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 3,162 students earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at...

 

Schools battling back from 'hit' by pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic's after-effects is still being felt in local schools, principals told the School Board Monday, Oct. 10. At the board's monthly meeting, principals shared the highlights from...

 

LBCC Honor Roll (Sept. 28, 2022)

The following local students at Linn-Benton Community College earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during summer term, June to August 2022. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits. Honor Roll...

 

Sweet Home High School alumna becomes assistant principal at junior high

After 16 years teaching at South Albany High School, Amanda Marvin GaVette started Monday, Aug. 1, as the new assistant principal at Sweet Home Junior High. Despite the new role, however, she's...

 

School district welcomes 25 new teachers

Sweet Home School District welcomes 25 new teachers this year. These are brand-new district teachers, joining 16 others returning from various positions last year with the district. Here is a list of...

 

District looks locally for good school leaders

Like many school districts, Sweet Home has been on the lookout for teachers in the last couple of years, since the onslaught of COVID-19. More and more, district administrators are finding them locally. As this school year begins, depending on how...

 

School board discusses shutoff, numbers

At the Monday, Sept. 12, Sweet Home School District board meeting, Superintendent Terry Martin addressed the weather-related public safety power shutoffs (see story on this page) that hit the city...

 

Cooking up a career path

New Sweet Home School District Nutrition Services Director Amber Walker has worked in the kitchen since 2013, but her family has an even longer association with local palates: her mother, Kathleen...

 

Athletes Rewarded

Sweet Home boys soccer players were presented with a check for $3,036 at Sweet Home High School from Radiator Supply House Tuesday, Sept. 6, for helping out during the Icebox Cookoff barbecue...

 

Junior High upgrades unveiled

A massive upgrade to Sweet Home Junior High was completed in 2020, and many members of the public came out Thursday evening, Aug. 1, for an open house to see the work. In this photo, visitors check...

 

PEO chapter announces scholarship winners

Sweet Home PEO Chapter DD has announced its annual scholarship winners. Mikayla Spencer was awarded an Oregon State Scholarship for her third consecutive year. She will use it to complete her...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 31, 2022

District to use Orange Frog to boost goodwill

Many people might associate the Sweet Home School District with green and gold, but lately another color has been showing up more and more often: orange. That's because on Aug. 23 and 24, about 30...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 31, 2022

Ag education comes to Sweet Home High

Scott Jacobson stands in what used to be an auto shop vehicle repair bay at Sweet Home High School, now filled with desks and chairs and with a couple of students who are sweeping the floor and...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 24, 2022

School district bus-driver numbers improve

With September just around the corner, the Sweet Home School District is down one permanent bus driver — an improvement over 2021-22, when its transportation department was down three for most of the school year. A permanent driver will arrive...

 

Sweet Home High School grads land nearly $1.76M in scholarships

Following are scholarships awarded to Sweet Home High School graduating seniors from the Class of 2022. This list does not include federal or state need grants. The total amount of scholarships, including financial aid, Oregon Promise, military and...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    August 10, 2022

Superintendent outlines approach, plans for school board members

At the Sweet Home School District's Monday, Aug. 8 meeting at the District Office, Interim Supt. Terry Martin, who assumed that role July 1 after former Supt. Lisa Riggs resigned on June 30, told the...

 

Always faithful, Sweet Home High School

Members of the Sweet Home High School Class of 1972 gathered July 9 for their 50-year reunion. Some participated in the Cut The Gut cruise night and gathered at the Woods Roadhouse in Foster (owned...

 

Two named to George Fox dean's list

Local students were among those who earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University for the spring 2022 semester. Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work to earn a...

 

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