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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...

 

Demolition officially kicks off SHJH work

Demolition at Sweet Home Junior High School began last week with students swinging sledgehammers at a door. It was a truly memorable day for junior high students. Vice Principal Terry Augustadt gave t... Full story

 

Olin, Hewitt named Jr. First Citizens

Sweet Home High School seniors Sarah Hewitt and Austin Olin have been chosen Junior First Citizens for Sweet Home for 2018, and Olin last week was chosen as Linn County's Junior First Citizen. "It's...

 

Superintendent: New state report cards show local schools continuing to improve

The state's report cards for schools and school districts may lack a letter grade again and undergone yet more changes this year, but they continue to contain the same information, which, this year,...

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

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