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 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    September 16, 2020 

COVID counts may open doors of classrooms

The most current numbers from the Oregon Health Authority by county set Linn County at 13 cases per 100,000 the week ending Sept. 5, which is the third consecutive week Linn County has been eligible for students K-3 to return to the classroom. “As...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    September 16, 2020 

Trustees return Dale Keene to Sweet Home School Board

There’s a new School Board member in town, after board members chose Dale Keene to replace Angela Clegg, who stepped down earlier in the summer. Board members Jim Gourley, Jason Van Eck, Chanz Keeney, Mike Reynolds, Jason Redick, Debra Brown, and...

 

District, teachers negotiating as new school year nears

Of The New Era Sweet Home School District and teachers union leaders are facing off over classroom safety and other issues as opening day for the new school year approaches. Union leaders maintain that “teachers working at home is the safest way to...

 

SH returning to online school, but superintendent hoping for change

Following the Labor Day weekend, Sweet Home students will return to school Tuesday, Sept. 8, on-line, thanks to local COVID-19 case counts that the state has deemed too high to allow kids in...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 26, 2020

School now on line for all grades

As of last week, Linn County dropped out of eligibility for K-3 students to attend school in person. That means no students will start school in brick-and-mortar classrooms as the new year starts Sept. 8. With 52 new coronavirus cases reported last...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 26, 2020

Sweet Home position is return to Oregon for new JH principal

A longtime Alaska educator has been named principal at Sweet Home Junior High. Terry Martin's hiring was confirmed by the School Board at its August meeting earlier this month. Growing up in...

 

LBCC announces 'Rebounding Plan' for fall classes

Linn-Benton Community College has announced its plan for the fall quarter, which starts Sept. 28. The LBCC Board of Education has approved a plan – called the “LBCC Rebounding Plan” – for college-goers and staff that will include several...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 19, 2020

Schools update: New COVID numbers close SH classrooms to all students

Of The New Era Linn County has dropped out of eligibility for K-3 students to attend school in person. That means no students, including those in Sweet Home, will start school in brick-and-mortar clas... Full story

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 12, 2020

School Board finalizes fall school plans

By Kelly Kenoyer Of The New Era The Sweet Home School Board unanimously approved plans for students in kindergarten through third grade to return to school in a hybrid model, while older students stay at home and engage in distance learning. Members...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    August 5, 2020

New wrinkle: 4th-graders, up to start school at home in fall

Of The New Era Sweet Home students in grades 4 through 12 will be required to learn from home instead of attending school in person in fall, according to new information from the Oregon Department of Education. The newest guidelines from the state...

 

School Board meeting to be online

Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 state-wide restrictions, and in keeping with the efforts of social distancing to reduce the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19, the Monday, Aug. 10, meeting of the Sweet Home School Board will be conducted online,...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 29, 2020

Former SHJH principal now heading online instruction effort

Colleen Henry, who has been principal at Sweet Home Junior High since 2013, now finds herself in a new role as a result of the coronavirus. She's become a bridge builder to take the school district...

 
 By Kelly Kenoyer    News    July 29, 2020

Superintendent: New mask rule for students might help transportation

Students of all ages will be required to wear masks in schools in Fall, according to Oregon Department of Education guidelines released Wednesday, July 22. The order requires all students and staff to wear face coverings inside school buildings,...

 

Sweet Home's Class of 2020 awarded nearly $2.3M in scholarships

Sweet Home High School’s Class of 2020 was awarded a total of $2,292,972 in scholarships this year. That figure includes federal and state financial aid, school-based scholarship money and military college funding, as well as local scholarships....

 

SH residents earn degrees, honors

The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University. - Eileen Kane, bachelor of science, nursing. - Jeremy Ough, master of science, information technology management. * * * * * Wesley Anderson, a senior majoring in...

 
 By Tom Yahraes    News    July 22, 2020

Reopening schools presents challenges, requires coming together for students

Reopening schools amid a COVID pandemic has presented a multitude of challenges for school districts across our state and nation. In Sweet Home, our goal is to reopen onsite learning to the maximum extent possible while following COVID-19 county and...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    July 15, 2020

Supt. outlines plans for school in fall

One thing is clear following Monday night’s School Board meeting: School this fall is not going to look like anything students, parents and teachers have experienced in the past, at least not before the COVID shutdown last spring. Supt. Tom...

 

School Board to meet virtually

The Sweet Home School Board will hold its monthly meeting virtually at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 13. "Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 state-wide restrictions, and in keeping with the efforts of social distancing to reduce the spread of the... Full story

 

Linn-Benton Community College announces Sweet Home area graduates

Linn-Benton Community College has awarded 923 degrees and certificates to 818 students in its 52nd graduating class. Although the college was unable to hold a formal commencement ceremony this year, LBCC is commemorating grads through online...

 
 By Megan Stewart    News    July 1, 2020

Freshmen of the Year honors go to Brookelynn Burke, Christian Dominy

Despite an unusual and short-lived introduction to Sweet Home High School, Christian Dominy and Brookelyn Burke still managed to bring home the coveted Freshman Boy and Girl of the Year award for...

 

East Linn Christian Honor Roll

Following are students named to East Linn Christian Academy’s second semester Honor Roll, as announced by the school: High School 4.00: Todd Baker, Madeline Bowler, Julia Caswell, Kolby Clark, Susannah Cray, Alexis Freeman, Brooklyn Garber, Alayna...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 17, 2020

With state guidance, schools begin plans for fall

Sweet Home School District officials are figuring out how to implement guidelines released last week by the Oregon Department of Education for how schools should operate in the fall amid COVID-19. The...

 

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