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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...

 

School District planning how to use new business tax revenue

The Sweet Home School District is preparing an application for funding from the Student Success Act passed this year by the Oregon Legislature, a $2 billion tax on gross revenues of more than $1...

 

Board meeting date changed

The Sweet Home School Board will hold its regular November board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the District Office, 1920 Long Street. This is a change from the regular meeting date, which was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11. Regular...

 

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...

 

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