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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020

SH district files discrimination complaint against state

The Sweet Home School District last week officially filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights in Seattle, Wash., on behalf of Sweet Home High School's female forestry...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020

School staffs working to get local education online after break

Since the closure of local schools on March 16, educators have been busy working out ways to get instruction out to their students while they stay at home to help avoid spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus. Sweet Home School District officials expect...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 18, 2020

District makes plans for new state money

After School Board approval, the School District is submitting an application for nearly $1.8 million in Student Investment Account funds which would pay for an expansion of programs and more than 14 full-time equivalent employees. The funds are...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 18, 2020

Students get hands-on introduction to dental field

Sweet Home High School seniors Samantha Virtue, Brook Womack and Lilly Lindsey have spent time this year learning to make crowns, working with fillings and taking dental impressions. They are among...

 

School closure extended to April 28

Sweet Home schools will now be closed through April 28, along with all other public schools in the state, following an executive order issued Tuesday, March 17, by Gov. Kate Brown. Brown had earlier closed schools through March 31. All high school... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 11, 2020

District to file Title IX complaint over forestry rule

The Sweet Home School Board voted Monday evening to file a Title IX complaint against the Oregon Department of Education in response to the ODE’s decision to combine girls and boys in the physical portion of forestry competitions. The ODE decision...

 

Junior High OBOB team performs well at reading regionals

The Sweet Home Junior High Oregon Battle of the Books team finished in the top eight at the District 2 Regional Competition held February 29 at Philomath High School. The team, composed of three...

 

Students receive DAR Good Citizen Awards

The Santiam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented its Good Citizen Awards at a tea held Feb. 26 at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. The awards are presented annually...

 

School district poised to fight state's Title IX crackdown

Sweet Home Schools Supt. Tom Yahraes is preparing to lodge a formal complaint against a decision by Oregon Department of Education officials requiring the combining of girls and boys into single...

 

Tigers on Top

So, what does it take to get a 13-year-old out of bed and off to school – every stinking morning? Whatever it is, Sweet Home Junior High has apparently gotten a handle on it. The Junior High won...

 

State ruling on forestry competitions confounds local program

Sweet Home school officials and students were caught flat-footed last week by an announcement that boys and girls will no longer be able to compete in separate forestry competitions. Forestry...

 

Local schools announce first-semester Honor Roll

SWEET HOME HIGH SCHOOL Seniors 4.00: Davin Guzman, Megan Hager, Torree Hawken, Nicholaus James, Jasper Korn, Katie Kurtz, Zachary Luttmer, Brock Miller, Gavin Nichols, Bryce Porter, Tristan Saultz, Brom Sherwood, Pippi Somatis, Casey Tow, Kirtsen...

 

Schools developing plans for SSA funds

Supt. Tom Yahraes told the School Board Monday that district staff will use the findings from a community survey and the district’s data to develop a plan to spend some $1.7 million in additional funding expected next school year. The funding is...

 

Officials get walk-through of nearly completed schools

Sweet Home School Board members got to see two elementary school construction projects that were basically finished, and a junior high project in which major construction is just about wrapped up,...

 

Librarian seeking missing pieces in Timber Echo collection

Sweet Home High School librarian Jill Wilson is looking for copies of old yearbooks and Huskian newspapers. The High School Library houses a nearly complete collection of yearbooks, from 2019 back to...

 

District to create facilities plan

During the next 10 months, the Sweet Home School District will develop a long-range facilities plan funded by a $25,000 grant. By March 31, the district’s Business Office is tasked with completing population projections for the next 10 years....

 

Feb. 19 is immunization deadline for students

Wednesday, Feb. 19, is School Exclusion Day, and Oregon Immunization Program officials are reminding parents that children will not be able to attend school or child care starting that day if their records on file show missing immunizations. Under...

 

Sweet Home High School's graduation rate jumps 13.5%

Based on Oregon Department of Education data, Sweet Home High School's graduation rate for last year's Class of 2019 increased by more than 13.5 percentage points from the previous year. The ODE...

 

Superintendent gets thumbs up from school board on performance

Pointing at large increases in Sweet Home High School's graduation rate and freshmen on track rate, the Sweet Home School Board reported a positive evaluation of Supt. Tom Yahraes this month. The boar...

 

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