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Elks provide supplies to teachers

Sweet Home Elks held their seventh annual supplies giveaway for local teachers Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Elks Lodge. Lodge members purchase basic classroom necessities, along with individual items...

 

Holley, Foster seismic work gets green light

The Sweet Home School Board voted Monday evening to authorize an evaluation committee to offer a contract to complete seismic upgrade projects at Foster and Holley elementary schools next summer. The projects are funded by two $1.5 million grants...

 

State police announce new school safety tip line for threats

The Oregon State Police last week announced the availability of a new school safety tip line program for all public K-12 schools in Oregon. “With the recommendation of the Sweet Home police chief and our school resource officer, we have implemented...

 

SH student test scores improve

More Sweet Home students met or exceeded testing standards in the 2017-18 school year than the previous school year, according to results from state testing data released last week. Sweet Home’s biggest gains overall were in language arts, with...

 

Learning program returns, this time to Oak Heights

Students struggling in school will have more opportunities to get help this year as the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam has partnered with the Sweet Home School District and Lebanon School District to implement a 21st Century Community Le...

 

Officials: Test scores show academic growth

Sweet Home Schools Supt. Tom Yahraes and Rachel Stucky, director of teaching and learning, say last year’s testing data shows academic growth among Sweet Home’s students. More data will be available Oct. 11 when the state releases district...

 

Holley gets new playground equipment

New playground equipment was installed last week at Holley School. The school had an old wooden play structure that "definitely needed to go," said Principal Todd Barrett, because it was showing a...

 

Sweet Home students scout their futures at Classroom to Careers Expo

Students from Sweet Home Junior High School toured the Classroom to Careers Expo Friday, Sept. 14, in Lebanon, where industry leaders showed the kids what type of well-paying occupations and careers...

 

SHJH work unearths surprise time capsule

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Where were you in '92? Burying a time capsule, perchance? Actually, officials are not sure about that date, but they're looking into it after a crew digging up the...

 

Board OKs plan to fund SHJH project

The Sweet Home School Board Monday approved a resolution allowing the School District to spend money from its Long-Term Maintenance Fund and ending fund balance from its General Fund to cover higher...

 

School starts smoothly as SHJH prepares for construction project

Sweet Home principals reported smooth opening weeks of school as the new year began on Sept. 4, even at Sweet Home Junior High where the district is preparing for a major remodeling project. “It...

 

Hawthorne renovations completed in time for new school year

Hawthorne Elementary School has some 70 new faces this year, but the biggest of them belongs to the school itself. Sweet Home School District completed a sweeping facelift and other improvements just... Full story

 

Sweet Home School District adds 16 new teachers

Sixteen new teachers started the school year in the Sweet Home School District this week. • Joel Aplebaum, who will teach special education and Basic Life Skills at Sweet Home Junior High, is from Sweet Home. He holds a master of arts degree. • T...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    August 15, 2018

East Linn Christian alums first to enter COMP-Northwest medical school

When COMP-Northwest held its convocation entry ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Aug. 3, among the new students were two from East Linn Christian Academy – the first. Whitley Nelson, a 2011...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 11, 2018

Swimming pool levy up next for School Board

The Sweet Home School District will host a public meeting later this month to prepare a recommendation to the board about whether to seek a renewal of the swimming pool operating levy. With the levy e...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 11, 2018

Treyson Smith, Kailey James named SHHS Freshmen of the Year

Kailey James and Treyson Smith are this year's Sweet Home High School Freshmen of the Year. Kailey, 15, daughter of Cara and Gregg James, will spend her summer hanging out with friends, but she also...

 

Sweet Home High School Class, Student Activities and Special Service Awards 2017-18

Student Government/Leadership Student Body Officers 2017-18: President – Madelyn Neus-chwander; Vice President – Jake Hindmarsh; Secretary – Ellie Davis; Student Manager – Lauren Yon; Elections Commissioner – Chase Boyd; Social Media...

 

Graduating SHHS seniors receive $1.3 million in scholarships

Following are scholarships awarded to this year’s senior class at Sweet Home High School, as reported by the school. The total amount of scholarship funding secured by graduating seniors is $1,302,067. Combined with other financial aid ($481,250)...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 27, 2018

Best Attendance

Barbi Riggs proudly carried the nearly unrecognizable Golden Shoe trophy out of the school district board room June 11 for the summer after her school posted the highest attendance rates across the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 27, 2018

School fixes kick in with end of year

As the school year wound down during the past week, the Sweet Home School District wasted no time tearing into Hawthorne Elementary School. The district's facilities crew began demolishing the front...

 

Four women receive PEO scholarships

Sweet Home PEO, Chapter DD has announced the winners of its annual Oregon and Margarite scholarships.  Sweet Home area residents  Samantha Ashlock, Emily Coleman, Kristen Peterson and Madeline...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 20, 2018

Charter School founders see success as they watch initial first-graders graduate

This was a milestone year for the Sweet Home Charter School as the first students to start first grade there graduated this year. The school completed its 12th year this summer after opening in 2006...

 

Sweet Home students among LBCC graduates

Twenty-seven Sweet Home-area residents graduated at Linn-Benton Community College’s 50th Commencement ceremony Monday, June 18, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Willamette Event Center in Albany.  The college awarded 1,000 degrees and certificate...

 

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