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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    February 13, 2019 

SHHS drop-out rates falling

The Sweet Home School District is doing more than ever to track down students who leave high school and ensure they are in some kind of program in which they will earn a diploma or GED. Sweet Home...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    February 13, 2019 

Charter students get pep talk from Ninja star

American Ninja Warrior star Travis Rosen challenged local charter school students to hang tough when life is difficult and to work hard to better themselves during an appearance at Sweet Home Charter...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    February 13, 2019 

School officials reminding parents that vaccinations matter

If your kids aren’t up to date on their vaccinations for common communicable diseases, Wednesday, Feb. 20, won’t be a good day when they get to school. That’s because Feb. 20 is School Exclusion Day, and the Oregon Immunization Program is...

 

District pursues options to help homeless

The Sweet Home School District is looking for new ways to help its large group of homeless students. The number of students designated as homeless in the district has been running in a range of 230...

 

SHHS graduation rate increased slightly in past year

Sweet Home High School’s graduation rate increased slightly in the 2017-18 school year, but its dropout rate fell significantly, according to figures released by the Oregon Department of Education Thursday. The four-year graduation rate increased f...

 

Grant to fund bike safety program for fifth-graders

The Sweet Home School District will begin a sort of driver’s education program for fifth-graders next school year – teaching them to ride bikes safely. Samaritan Health Services has awarded an $8,000 social accountability grant to the School...

 

Planting Seeds on Career Day

Sweet Home's sixth-graders spent the afternoon Friday, Jan. 18, at Foster School learning about various career opportunities and how the school work they do today has real-world applications. Foster...

 

School Board gives Yahraes positive marks

The Sweet Home School Board gave Supt. Tom Yahraes positive marks during its annual evaluation on Dec. 10. School Board Chairman Jason Redick released a statement on behalf of the board about the...

 

Number of freshmen on track to graduate climbs

The percentage of ninth-grade students on track to graduate at this point in the school year has increased by more than six points over last school year. This year, 90.8 percent of freshmen are on...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 2, 2019

New high school program prepares teens for careers in real world

A new career and technical education program at Sweet Home High School is giving students a glimpse into what their community is all about, possible career paths and concrete applications of skills...

 

High school, junior high announce Honor Rolls for fall trimester

Sweet Home High School SHHS Honor Roll Criteria: Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D, F, Incomplete or No Grade (G) are not eligible for the Honor Roll. Seniors 4.0: Chase Boyd,...

 

December ESPY honorees

Exceptional Student Performance This Year honorees for December received certificates at the monthly School Board meeting on Dec. 10. With Supt. Tom Yahres, center, are, from left, second-grade...

 

School Board OKs buying four buses

The Sweet Home School Board last week approved a request by staff to order four new 77-passenger buses for next school year. During its regular meeting on Dec. 10, the board approved the expenditure of $462,000 for the buses, which will replace four...

 

Letters to Santa and Christmas Reflections

Editor’s Note: We present our annual listing of the Christmas wishes of local second-graders. Those who didn’t feel led to write to Santa were given the option of telling what Christmas meant to them. Letters are reproduced as nearly exactly as w...

 

Foster remodel plans finished; Holley next

Plans for the remodel of Foster Elementary School are complete, and gLAs Architects, the Eugene firm that is designing improvements for a number of schools in the district, is working on drawings for...

 

Ex-teacher brings 'inside' perspective to School Board

Toni Petersen is bringing an inside look to Sweet Home School District as she takes her seat on the School Board. Petersen retired from the district in 2016 after 18 years as a special education...

 

Board OKs contract for district staff

The Sweet Home School Board last week ratified a contract and 3.1-percent raises for classified employees following an unconventional bargaining session. The new contract will start July 1 and will...

 

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