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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 16, 2019 

District: Summer school paid off for students with faster start in fall

Eighty-one Sweet Home elementary students and seven teachers got an early look at the School District’s new language arts curriculum as part of the district’s new summer school program this year and district officials hope resulting student...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019

Test results up for grade schoolers

The number of elementary students showing proficiency in state math and language arts in the Sweet Home School District continued an ongoing upward trend overall, while at the junior high and high school level, the number showing proficiency...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019

Music returning to grade schools, in a small way

For the first time since it was cut during the 1990s, the Sweet Home School District has an elementary vocal music program. The district has maintained a sixth-grade band program. In addition to the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    October 9, 2019

Temperature change presents challenges at SHJH

While construction continues at Sweet Home Junior High, the School District has had some trouble keeping classrooms warm as the weather changes. The district weathered some criticism over it via social media last week. Supt. Tom Yahraes said the...

 

Students step up for boy with cancer

Sweet Home's Sept. 11 volleyball game against Woodburn was more than just an athletic event. The players all wore custom-made tie-dyed orange socks and the student cheering section was decked out in...

 

New SH choir teacher's path to podium took twists, turns

Music has always been a part of Alison Hay's life, and her goal is to continue providing a strong education component to Sweet Home's music students. Hay went to work last week as Sweet Home High...

 

2018-19 Freshmen of the Year both into art, athletics, academics

Of The New Era Zoe Opperman and Carsen Perry entered their sophomore year last week as the Freshman Boy and Girl of the Year at Sweet Home High School for 2018-19. Opperman, 15, is the daughter of...

 

Schools off to good start despite construction issues

Of The New Era The construction work isn't all done yet, but school started on time last week for the nearly one-third of Sweet Home School District students attending schools undergoing renovation...

 

School Board learns homeless rate rising in Sweet Home district

Of The New Era Sweet Home School District Homeless Liaison Kristi Walker told the School Board that the district had 285 students identified as homeless in 2018. That's roughly 12 percent of the stude...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    September 4, 2019

SH student, teacher make waves at OSU

Michelle Snyder plans on making waves with her students at Sweet Home High School this year – real ones – and hopes it will be a big splash. Both Snyder and student Megan Hager, a senior this...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 28, 2019

New SHHS Athletic Director Nate Tyler 'super excited' to return

Of The New Era It's been 20 years since Nate Tyler walked the gym floor at Sweet Home High School. He's back. Among a large percentage of new staff members who graduated from Sweet Home High School...

 

Half of Sweet Home's 10 new teachers are returning alums

Ten new teachers will start the year with the Sweet Home School District next week along with one new administrator and a new district nurse. Five of them are Sweet Home School District alumni. ...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 28, 2019

SHHS auto shop on blocks – for now

Of The New Era Sweet Home High School will not have auto shop on its class schedule this school year. Principal Ralph Brown said that the program has not been year-round for some time, and wood shop...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019

Board votes to accelerate school repairs after storm damage

Of The New Era The Sweet Home School Board put the hammer down on repairs to district schools Monday night, Aug. 12. Board members voted 5-0 to approve a resolution declaring an emergency, which allow...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019

District gets new wheels for new school year

Of The New Era The Sweet Home School District last week moved four new buses into its fleet. The 2020 77-passenger Blue Bird Vision buses will replace four 2002 Blue Birds that have had various issues...

 

SHHS Class of 2019 graduates' scholarships total nearly $2.2 million

This year’s Sweet Home High School graduates received a total of $2,172,378 in scholarship money, according to the school. That figure includes $153,500 in general scholarship money, $38,000 in aluni-funded scholarships, $750,378 in school-based sc...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 24, 2019

Is that our school? Earthquake work on district campuses includes lots of ripping and tearing

of The New Era During some prime summer weather in Sweet Home last week, if school were in session, students at Holley Elementary School might have enjoyed some open-air classroom time – except...

 

Sweet Home High School Academic Awards 2018-19

Following are Sweet Home High School student activities, service and academic award recipients announced for the 2018-19 school year. Student Body Officers (2018-19): President Madelyn Neuschwander, Vice President Sicily Neuschwander, Secretary...

 

Junior High veteran steps down

Sweet Home Junior High secretary Toy Royer, center, celebrates her last school day on the job, here with student Taryn Abbott, right. Royer retired in June after 30 years on the jo...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 10, 2019

Champion Attendees: Holley students end school year with best getting-to-school rate after tight race

Of The New Era Holley Elementary School finished the past school year with the highest annual attendance rate among Sweet Home schools in a year that saw attendance improve across the school...

 

Teacher turnover in district stays low this year

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Turnover among teachers in the Sweet Home School District this year looks to be half of what has been typical in recent years. Sweet Home School District has had eight teachers resign so far this year, the end of the...

 

Redick re-appointed to chair School Board

During its regular meeting Monday evening, July 8, the Sweet Home School Board appointed incumbent Jason Redick to continue as board chairman. It elected Mike Reynolds to continue as vice chairman and Debra Brown as secretary. Brown succeeds Angela C...

 

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