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 By Scott Swanson    News    July 15, 2020

Supt. outlines plans for school in fall

One thing is clear following Monday night’s School Board meeting: School this fall is not going to look like anything students, parents and teachers have experienced in the past, at least not before the COVID shutdown last spring. Supt. Tom...

 

School Board to meet virtually

The Sweet Home School Board will hold its monthly meeting virtually at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 13. "Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 state-wide restrictions, and in keeping with the efforts of social distancing to reduce the spread of the...

 

Linn-Benton Community College announces Sweet Home area graduates

Linn-Benton Community College has awarded 923 degrees and certificates to 818 students in its 52nd graduating class. Although the college was unable to hold a formal commencement ceremony this year, LBCC is commemorating grads through online...

 
 By Megan Stewart    News    July 1, 2020

Freshmen of the Year honors go to Brookelynn Burke, Christian Dominy

Despite an unusual and short-lived introduction to Sweet Home High School, Christian Dominy and Brookelyn Burke still managed to bring home the coveted Freshman Boy and Girl of the Year award for...

 

East Linn Christian Honor Roll

Following are students named to East Linn Christian Academy’s second semester Honor Roll, as announced by the school: High School 4.00: Todd Baker, Madeline Bowler, Julia Caswell, Kolby Clark, Susannah Cray, Alexis Freeman, Brooklyn Garber, Alayna...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 17, 2020

With state guidance, schools begin plans for fall

Sweet Home School District officials are figuring out how to implement guidelines released last week by the Oregon Department of Education for how schools should operate in the fall amid COVID-19. The...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 10, 2020

Graduates get to finish line

If good things do indeed come in small packages, that may be the best way to describe the two days of graduation ceremonies held Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, at Sweet Home High School. In 23...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    June 10, 2020

Board OKs $45.96M budget

Sweet Home School Board members unanimously approved the district's 2020-21 budget Monday, June 8, in a meeting held at Sweet Home Junior High. Six board members were present for the vote: Debra Brown...

 

PEO-DD awards scholarships

Sweet Home Chapter PEO, Chapter DD, has announced its annual scholarship winners. Recipients are all Sweet Home-area residents. Sidney Nichol will be awarded $2,000 for the Marguerite Scholarship....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    June 3, 2020

Schools, city await word on what next year's financial picture will look like

The Sweet Home School District, like other districts and state agencies, is bracing for big hits to its budgets next school year, while hoping that other funding streams may help it maintain its current service levels. School officials listened last...

 
 By Megan Stewart    News    May 27, 2020

7 to lead SHHS graduation

Sweet Home High School has announced six valedictorians and one salutatorian to lead the Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies, which will be held June 4 and 5. The valedictorians, Megan Hager,...

 

Graduation to include small ceremonies, processional

Sweet Home High School will hold its graduation ceremony over two days, June 4 and 5, in carefully scheduled small groups of seven students and guests, who will meet in the Main Gymnasium as graduates receive their diplomas. Steve Thorpe, who is...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 20, 2020

Furloughs to save money for district

Anticipating a revenue shortfall next year, the Sweet Home School Board decided Monday night, May 18, to take four furlough days this year to save money for next school year while using the Oregon Work Share program to ensure employees receive...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 20, 2020

Virtual recognition event honors SHHS forestry students

Oregon high school forestry programs last week honored their students last week with special recognition based on how teens performed at career development events or competitions earlier in the year, prior to the closure of schools in response to...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    May 13, 2020

Pandemic-related uncertainties overshadow schools budget process

While preparing a budget for the 2020-21 school year, the Sweet Home School District faces substantial uncertainty with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put hundreds of thousands out of work in Oregon and millions nationwide,...

 

Graduation plans begin to take shape

Sweet Home High School Seniors will have their chance to walk across the stage and receive a diploma next month. Supt. Tom Yahraes outlined tentative plans for graduation during the School Board’s regular meeting, held virtually, Monday night....

 
 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...

 

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