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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 15, 2020 

Something's afoot as high school Drama Club presents 'Miss Holmes'

The Sweet Home High School Drama Club will present "Miss Holmes" this week. "It's a version of Sherlock Holmes and Watson as females," said director Elizabeth Wilks, language arts teacher. That's the...

 

School board agrees to list of services offered by Education Services District

The Sweet Home School Board approved a resolution during its regular meeting Monday night agreeing to the list of services provided by the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District. The ESD provides services to 12 school districts in three count...

 

Newest School Board member Kennedy wants focus on trades, vocational training

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Joe Kennedy says serving on the Sweet Home School Board is a chance to make a difference in his community. The School Board appointed him to fill a vacancy in October....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 1, 2020

Survey says residents want more grade school arts, music

Of The New Era A recently completed community survey shows that local residents broadly support the restoration of arts and music in elementary schools, along with more support for students with behavioral and mental health issues and several other...

 

Elementary schools construction nears finish

Construction is nearly complete at Foster and Holley elementary schools, and Sweet Home Junior High will celebrate a sort of half-way point later this month, according to reports by school district staff Monday evening during the School Board’s...

 

Superintendent tells students about his life in far north

When Sweet Home schools Supt. Tom Yahraes was a teen, he didn't know what he wanted to do with his life. Yahraes was a guest speaker Thursday, Nov. 21, at Sweet Home High School's Natural Resources...

 

Forestry Club still winning, but program now well beyond just that

After graduating some heavy hitters last year, the Sweet Home High School Forestry Club is "rebuilding," but in a recent "pre-season," the team came through with two first-place trophies and one...

 

New Charter School principal's aim is to inspire kids to learn

Sweet Home Charter School's new principal aims to inspire students to learn. Jeff Tompkins says he learned how important that was early in his career while teaching rural north Alaskan children....

 

Upgrades for Junior High, other schools on home stretch

Sweet Home School District has spent about three-fourths of the $8 million raised by the $4 million bond approved by voters in 2017 and a state matching grant to upgrade Sweet Home Junior High, school...

 

Schools make big gains

While recently released results from statewide assessment tests showed improvements among Sweet Home schools with some declines, administrators were able last week to report to the School Board...

 

Megan Hager, Nich James named Jr. First Citizens

Seniors Megan Hager and Nich James were named Sweet Home High School's Junior First Citizens on Sept. 27. They will attend a Rotary Club dessert held in Albany on Nov. 5 where a boy and girl will be...

 

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