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 News    May 5, 2021 

School Board seat has two candidates as others opt for noncompetitive positions

Ballots were mailed late last week to Sweet Home voters for Sweet Home's May 18 School Board election. The only competitive School Board race will be the Zone 8 At Large seat, for the Sweet Home Schoo...

 

Local resident receives scholarship from Sweet Home's PEO Chapter DD

Sweet Home PEO, Chapter DD, has awarded Sweet Home resident Muffie McQuistion $1,800 through the Program for Continuing Education grant. McQuistion is currently enrolled at the Institute of Technology in Salem and will be graduating this spring as a...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 7, 2021

SH schools to move to fuller days April 19

In response to relaxation of COVID restrictions by state schools officials, Supt. Tom Yahraes announced Friday that Sweet Home will be moving to more ambitious in-person scheduling and increased activities at district schools. The state announced in...

 

Sweet Home High School 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 2020-21. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D,...

 

4-H students get scholarships from forestry group

Seven Linn County forestry 4-H’ers have been awarded scholarship money through the Linn County Small Woodlands Association. The students shared a total of $1,600 in scholarship money that is raised through the annual Linn County Small Woodlands...

 

State eases restrictions on schools

Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Education on Monday announced new guidelines for schools that allow 3 feet of physical distancing under certain conditions. "After careful review by the...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 10, 2021

Student numbers up but athletics participation falls

Over the last two months Sweet Home School District has gained 58 students, which is not typical for this time of year, Supt. Tom Yahraes told School Board members Monday night, March 8, in their monthly meeting. “Our enrollment usually decreases...

 

Medical scholarship applications being accepted

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

 

School return sees boost in enrollment

Sweet Home School District saw a jump in enrollment numbers at the beginning of this year, from 2,101 students on Dec. 18 to 2,131 students on Jan. 29. “Due to the return of in-person learning, we saw people coming back,” said Supt. Tom Yahraes....

 

Despite COVID hurdles, SHHS notches record graduation in 2019-20

Sweet Home High School's Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies were unique in many ways: Graduates finished their high school careers in small pods in separate ceremonies over two days, and they were...

 

SHJH remodel getting final touches as students return

Finishing touches are being put on the newly remodeled Sweet Home Junior High building, which includes a renovated gym that is being called the Douglas Fir Dome, Supt. Tom Yahraes and Facilities Director Josh Darwood told School Board members at thei...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    February 3, 2021

Staffers practice at Hawthorne for students' return

In the hustle and bustle of preparing to bring students back, teachers and staff at Hawthorne could hardly contain their glee last week. Said one staffer to another: "I can see you smiling behind...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 27, 2021

Schools gear up for return of students

It’s been nearly a year, but the day has finally arrived for Sweet Home students to return to their classrooms. On Monday, Feb. 1, grades K-3 will return to in-person schooling five days a week, either in a.m. or p.m. cohorts. The following week,...

 

Local students named to OSU fall Honor Roll

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for fall term 2020 have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 8,378 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    January 13, 2021

SH students to return to schools during February

The Sweet Home School District has announced plans to bring all students back to in-person learning during the month of February, starting with K-3 students on Feb. 1. Supt. Tom Yahraes announced the...

 

SHHS gets two grants for work skills education

Sweet Home High School teachers won two microgrants at the end of 2020 to support projects that reduce barriers to education in STEM and career and technical education. The grants were provided by...

 
 By The New Era    News    December 30, 2020

District mulls options after Gov. Brown changes policy

Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday, Dec. 23, directed the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority to implement several new policy initiatives, with the goal of putting more school districts on track to return students to in-person...

 

Governor turns responsibility for opening schools over to local districts

Gov. Kate Brown today (Wednesday, Dec. 23) directed the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority to implement several new policy initiatives, with the goal of putting more school districts on track to return students to... Full story

 

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