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 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...

 

Sweet Home alumni graduate from OSU, Yale

Following are current or former Sweet Home residents who have graduated from universities or college, as reported to The New Era. Elea Hewitt, of Sweet Home, graduated May 23 from Yale University’s Branford Residential College. Hewitt, a 2017...

 

OSU Honor Roll

Names of Sweet Home students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Spring 2022 have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 7,150 students earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor Roll, students must...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    July 13, 2022

Martin to continue as Sweet Home schools superintendent

The Sweet Home School Board on Monday, July 11, unanimously approved an employment contract for Interim Superintendent Terry Martin to continue in that capacity through the 2022-23 academic year....

 

Honor Rolls (July 6, 2022)

SWEET HOME HIGH SCHOOL Semester 2 Following are Sweet Home High School students who have been announced by the school as having made the Second Semester Honor Roll for 2021-22. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded...

 

Sweet Home Junior High School eighth-graders move on

Sweet Home Junior High promoted 171 eighth-graders in a ceremony held Wednesday, June 15, at Husky Field. See more photos in our online gallery....

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 22, 2022

Malabago, Markell named SHHS Freshmen of the Year

Ethan Malabago and Peyton Markell have been named this year's Sweet Home High School Freshmen of the Year. The award is decided by SHHS staff members based on academic achievement, extracurricular...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 15, 2022

Seniors celebrate soppy graduation

Pouring rain may have soaked caps and gowns, but it did nothing to dampen the spirits of the 181 Sweet Home High School graduates celebrating Friday evening, June 10, at Husky Field. "After we leave...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 15, 2022

Dr. Wolthuis Hall receives High Q Award

Accomplished pianist and music teacher Dr. Carmen Wolthuis Hall received the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation's High Q Award of Merit during Sweet Home High School's graduation ceremony Friday, June 10, a...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 15, 2022

Board OKs 2022-23 budget, talks school safety

At its June 13 meeting in the District Office, the Sweet Home School Board unanimously accepted the resignation of Superintendent Lisa Riggs, effective June 30, 2022. In a letter addressed to the Swee...

 

Farewell, Class of 2022

See more photos of the 2022 graduation ceremony, parade and SAFE party in their respective galleries....

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 8, 2022

SHHS Class of 2022 names valedictorians, salutatorian

Eight valedictorians and one salutatorian have been named to lead the Sweet Home High School Class of 2022 graduation exercises, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Husky Field, 1012 22nd Ave. Va...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 8, 2022

Classrooms without walls

After the same two-year hiatus that has affected nearly every other institution in the state, Sweet Home's Outdoor School was back in business last week at Camp Tadmor, north of town. "It was so...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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