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 By Benny Westcott    News    June 16, 2021

At Last, The Finish Line

Forecasted rain held off as hundreds of friends and family of Sweet Home High School's class of 2021 celebrated the graduation of 128 young people after a senior year like no other. Onlookers sat on...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 16, 2021

Outdoors students build own boards, skis at Hoodoo

Fifteen Sweet Home High School juniors and seniors in Lindsey Haggas' outdoor PE class went to the Santiam SnoLab at Hoodoo Ski Area over the last few weeks to design and build their own skis and...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 16, 2021

Superintendent Tom Yahraes says it's time to leave district

Superintendent Tom Yahraes announced to the Sweet Home School Board at its June 14 meeting that he will be resigning from the position of Sweet Home School District's superintendent, effective August...

 

SHHS graduation a go this week – with conditions

Sweet Home High School’s graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m. on Husky Field, weather permitting. The ceremony is not open to the community. Visitors can attend with a ticket only. Each graduate will receive six tickets...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 9, 2021

Dozen top students to lead SHHS graduation exercises Friday

Twelve Sweet Home High School seniors have been named named to lead graduation exercises this Friday, June 11, at Husky Field (see accompanying story). Valedictorians, all of whom finished with...

 

Write-in candidate winners named for Sweet Home School Board

Winners have been finalized for Sweet Home School Board seats on the ballot in the May 18 election, including write-in vote recipients for seats for which candidates registered in the May 18 election. In the only contested race for a board seat for...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    June 2, 2021

Local teens participate in landmark RDI leadership program

Twelve Sweet Home School District students, mostly from Sweet Home Junior High, but some from the high school and one from Holley Elementary School, graduated from a Rural Development Initiative leade...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 26, 2021

Students ready to perform 'Many Disguises of Robinhood'

Sweet Home High School students will perform "The Many Disguises of Robinhood" Thursday through Saturday, May 27, 28 and 29, at the high school's auditorium. Seating starts at 6:45 p.m. on May 27 and...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 19, 2021

$55 million schools budget goes to board

Sweet Home School District Budget Committee members unanimously approved a 2021-22 budget of $55,024,931 at their May 10 meeting. That total is a marked increase from the $45,960,296 that was budgeted last year. “By almost any measure, we have...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    May 12, 2021

Fourth Focus

Elspeth Liermann stands in her first-grade classroom at Hawthorne School. The lights are dimmed, and she's surrounded by kids, all reading – "Star Wars" stories. It's Tuesday, May 4, and it's...

 
 By Benny Westcott    News    May 12, 2021

School district outlines plans for SIA funds

Sweet Home School District’s 2021-22 Proposed Budget proposes using the Student Investment Account (SIA), funded by the state, to eliminate pay-to-play fees for sports and other extracurricular activities so every student can participate without fe...

 

Behind two state titlists, Huskies third in virtual forestry competition

Sweet Home High School Forestry Club members finished third as a team in a virtual state forestry competition held during the month of April. Students submitted entries in various events. "We were...

 
 News    May 5, 2021

School Board seat has two candidates as others opt for noncompetitive positions

Ballots were mailed late last week to Sweet Home voters for Sweet Home's May 18 School Board election. The only competitive School Board race will be the Zone 8 At Large seat, for the Sweet Home Schoo...

 

Local resident receives scholarship from Sweet Home's PEO Chapter DD

Sweet Home PEO, Chapter DD, has awarded Sweet Home resident Muffie McQuistion $1,800 through the Program for Continuing Education grant. McQuistion is currently enrolled at the Institute of Technology in Salem and will be graduating this spring as a...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    April 7, 2021

SH schools to move to fuller days April 19

In response to relaxation of COVID restrictions by state schools officials, Supt. Tom Yahraes announced Friday that Sweet Home will be moving to more ambitious in-person scheduling and increased activities at district schools. The state announced in...

 

Sweet Home High School 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 2020-21. Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D,...

 

4-H students get scholarships from forestry group

Seven Linn County forestry 4-H’ers have been awarded scholarship money through the Linn County Small Woodlands Association. The students shared a total of $1,600 in scholarship money that is raised through the annual Linn County Small Woodlands...

 

State eases restrictions on schools

Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Education on Monday announced new guidelines for schools that allow 3 feet of physical distancing under certain conditions. "After careful review by the...

 

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