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Blue-Collar Career Fair

Fifty-five juniors and seniors at Sweet Home High School attended a March 16 High School Career Fair at the former Wells Fargo building. Represented businesses included Knife River, Albany's Palm...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    March 16, 2022

Mask mandate end brings 'newness' to school life

Sweet Home High School wasted no time in getting back to pre-pandemic programming on Monday, March 14, the first school day in Oregon since the state's long-held mask mandate was lifted on March 12....

 

In-person graduation ceremonies return to OSU

Oregon State University’s campuses in Corvallis and Bend will hold in-person commencement ceremonies this year, the university has announced.  The Corvallis ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Reser Stadium. The...

 

Sweet Home at Oregon Logging Conference

Sweet Home high-schoolers partook in the 84th annual Oregon Logging Conference last week at the Lane County Convention Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene. In the first photo, Dom Freeman and Madi Seavy...

 

High School announces First Semester Honor Roll

Following are Sweet Home High School students who have been announced by the school as having made the First Semester Honor Roll for 2021-22. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D,...

 

Sweet Home School District February ESPY Award Winners

Foster School: Violet Wilson and Blake Bellon, second grade. Oak Heights School: Abigail Meek, third grade; and Jaxson Hutson, kindergarten. Hawthorne School: Abby Banker and Willow Hart, first grade; and Nathan Uhlry, second grade. Holley School:...

 

Principal: Grad rate worrisome

Sweet Home High School Principal Ralph Brown told School Board members, at their monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 14, that the percentage of freshmen on track to graduate worries him “greatly.” Brown said that the percentage of ninth-graders on...

 

Scholarships available for students pursuing health care

The Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation is accepting scholarship application programs for east Linn County students pursuing careers in health care. Scholarships are available for medical, nursing and nursing education students as well as students...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    February 2, 2022

Back to normal? Not yet

It's been slow going, but progress is being made toward normalcy as Sweet Home High School enters its second semester of full-blown school under COVID-19.  "It's been really challenging, the COVID...

 

OHA files permanent rules for masking in schools

By Scott Swanson Of The New Era Sweet Home schools Supt. Lisa Riggs says she wasn’t surprised by the Oregon Health Authority’s announcement late last week that it was making requirements for masking indoors in K-12 schools permanent, and that...

 

ODE: Sweet Home grad rate above state average

According to Oregon Department of Education data from the 2020-2021 school year, Sweet Home School District's graduation rate continues to exceed the state average, as it had the previous year,...

 

Sweet Home School District January 2022 ESPY Winners

Foster School: Hailey Baker and Autumn Bryant, third grade. Hawthorne School: Lincoln Sutton and Abby Banker, first grade. Holley School: Weston Olson, fourth grade; and Boone Cupp, fifth grade. Oak Heights School: Logan Barrett and Melany Huff,...

 

ODE: State grad rates drop only slightly

 By Alex Baumhardt Oregon Capital Chronicle The state’s average four-year high school graduation rate fell just two percentage points during the last school year despite major hurdles to instruction from the pandemic, according to data released...

 

School board reviews state COVID-19 advisory

Sweet Home School District School Board members reviewed the Jan. 3 Oregon Department of Education’s school health advisory, issued earlier this month. The ODE recommended that schools pause extracurricular activities or ensure they follow the...

 

Parent addresses sparsely attended school district listening session

A "listening session" was held Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Sweet Home Junior High, allowing parents to interact with Sweet Home School District board members outside of regular monthly board meetings, where...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    January 5, 2022

Schools urged to stop sports for a month

Sweet Home school officials were scrambling Monday evening, Jan. 3, after the Oregon Department of Education recommended earlier in the day that schools cease after-school extracurricular activities to reduce the spread of the omicron variant of...

 

Sweet Home Junior High announces Fall Honor Roll

Following are students named to the Sweet Home Junior High Honor Roll for the Fall Quarter, as announced by the school. Eighth Grade 4.00 GPA Kaylie Cooley, Ellie Graham, Alex Hammock, Katriona Harris, Jeddadia Lowe, Loralai Mark, Anabelle Morris,...

 

Sweet Home School District December ESPY winners

Photos of other ESPY honorees were not available at press time. The other winners for December are: -- Sophie Hutchins, Second Grade, Hawthorne School -- Emily May, Fourth Grade, Hawthorne School -- Teagan Craven, Fifth Grade, Sweet Home Charter...

 

School board discusses staffing woes

At the Sweet Home School District’s Dec. 13 board meeting, certified employees union leader Steve Thorpe predicted that teachers in the district would be appreciative of the upcoming two-week holiday break, as they have been working to navigate...

 

Young wordsmiths participate in NaNoWriMo

For the last five years, students in Lana Holden's seventh-grade language arts classes at Sweet Home Junior High School have participated in a different warm-up activity than usual when November rolls...

 

School district hosting listening sessions

The Sweet Home School District’s school board will hold listening sessions at various locations over the next month in an effort to connect parents and guardians with administrators and school board members. In addition to new Supt. Lisa Riggs,...

 

Hawthorne students collect food, have fun, in 'Civil War' event

Hawthorne sixth-graders load up food they collected during the school's annual "Civil War" celebration, pitting students and teachers representing Oregon State University and the University of Oregon...

 

Virtual Logging Training

On a Wednesday afternoon, Sweet Home High School senior Bailey Womack, a teaching assistant in Blake Manley's wildlife course, uses two joysticks and a computer in the instructor's forestry and...

 

School staffing in state a 'real, emergency situation'

By Alex Baumhardt Oregon Capital Chronicle At a Senate Education Committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, superintendents and representatives from school boards and teachers associations detailed dire...

 

Community college enrollment stabilizing

By Alex Baumhardt Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon's 17 community colleges have managed to slow steep pandemic drops in enrollment according to figures released Friday but their future is...

 

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