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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 13, 2020

Superintendent: Schools wrestling with questions about summer, fall

Sweet Home School District staff are starting to imagine how school will look in September, when the next school year starts. Supt. Tom Yahraes outlined preliminary discussions about that during the School Board’s regular meeting, held virtually...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 6, 2020

Graduation celebration begins with senior banners on Main St.

While Sweet Home High School math teacher Steve Thorpe is busy organizing this year's graduation celebration, others have already stepped up to help make sure this is a banner year for the Class of...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 6, 2020

COVID-19 shutdown creates difficulties for SHHS post-grad adviser

At this time of the year, Kristin Adams typically sits in her Career Center office at Sweet Home High School, in front of a proverbial revolving door. 'She counsels, cajoles, challenges high school...

 

LBCC offers online classes to public in community education program

Amidst the current COVID-19 health crisis, Linn-Benton Community College has moved all course offerings online for spring term. In addition to credit programs that lead to a college degree, LBCC’s Extended Learning program is also offering a variet...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 29, 2020

Sweet Home Junior High construction project nearing finish

Contractor Gerding Builders is edging ever closer to completion of the Sweet Home Junior High project, and School District Maintenance Supervisor Josh Darwood believes the school will be ready when...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 15, 2020

State releases graduation credit requirements

The Oregon Department of Education released Graduation Pathways 2020 Wednesday (April 8) with the message that COVID-19 won't stop Oregon's high school seniors. The guidance details how oregon's high...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 15, 2020

'Can-do' attitude in place as school progresses, board told

Supt. Tom Yahraes and School District staff members outlined how the Sweet Home School District has responded to the closure of schools this year as part of the effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The School Board held its regular...

 

District seeks ways to honor '20 graduates

School officials are working on plans to recognize and honor the Class of 2020 in lieu of regular commencement ceremonies. “More to come,” said Sweet Home School Supt. Tom Yahraes. The information about how the state was going to handle seniors w...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    April 8, 2020

Updated: School restarts online as seniors await word on graduation plans and schools are closed through the end of the year

Update: This story has been updated to reflect that Gov. Kate Brown has extended the closure of Oregon schools through the end of the school year. High school seniors may start finding out within the...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020

SH district files discrimination complaint against state

The Sweet Home School District last week officially filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights in Seattle, Wash., on behalf of Sweet Home High School's female forestry...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 25, 2020

School staffs working to get local education online after break

Since the closure of local schools on March 16, educators have been busy working out ways to get instruction out to their students while they stay at home to help avoid spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus. Sweet Home School District officials expect...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 18, 2020

District makes plans for new state money

After School Board approval, the School District is submitting an application for nearly $1.8 million in Student Investment Account funds which would pay for an expansion of programs and more than 14 full-time equivalent employees. The funds are...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 18, 2020

Students get hands-on introduction to dental field

Sweet Home High School seniors Samantha Virtue, Brook Womack and Lilly Lindsey have spent time this year learning to make crowns, working with fillings and taking dental impressions. They are among...

 

School closure extended to April 28

Sweet Home schools will now be closed through April 28, along with all other public schools in the state, following an executive order issued Tuesday, March 17, by Gov. Kate Brown. Brown had earlier closed schools through March 31. All high school... Full story

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    March 11, 2020

District to file Title IX complaint over forestry rule

The Sweet Home School Board voted Monday evening to file a Title IX complaint against the Oregon Department of Education in response to the ODE’s decision to combine girls and boys in the physical portion of forestry competitions. The ODE decision...

 

Junior High OBOB team performs well at reading regionals

The Sweet Home Junior High Oregon Battle of the Books team finished in the top eight at the District 2 Regional Competition held February 29 at Philomath High School. The team, composed of three...

 

Students receive DAR Good Citizen Awards

The Santiam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented its Good Citizen Awards at a tea held Feb. 26 at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. The awards are presented annually...

 

School district poised to fight state's Title IX crackdown

Sweet Home Schools Supt. Tom Yahraes is preparing to lodge a formal complaint against a decision by Oregon Department of Education officials requiring the combining of girls and boys into single...

 

Tigers on Top

So, what does it take to get a 13-year-old out of bed and off to school – every stinking morning? Whatever it is, Sweet Home Junior High has apparently gotten a handle on it. The Junior High won...

 

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