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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 16, 2019 

Number of freshmen on track to graduate climbs

The percentage of ninth-grade students on track to graduate at this point in the school year has increased by more than six points over last school year. This year, 90.8 percent of freshmen are on...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    January 2, 2019

New high school program prepares teens for careers in real world

A new career and technical education program at Sweet Home High School is giving students a glimpse into what their community is all about, possible career paths and concrete applications of skills...

 

High school, junior high announce Honor Rolls for fall trimester

Sweet Home High School SHHS Honor Roll Criteria: Students on Honor Roll must have taken at least four letter graded classes (A-C). Students who receive a D, F, Incomplete or No Grade (G) are not eligible for the Honor Roll. Seniors 4.0: Chase Boyd,...

 

December ESPY honorees

Exceptional Student Performance This Year honorees for December received certificates at the monthly School Board meeting on Dec. 10. With Supt. Tom Yahres, center, are, from left, second-grade...

 

School Board OKs buying four buses

The Sweet Home School Board last week approved a request by staff to order four new 77-passenger buses for next school year. During its regular meeting on Dec. 10, the board approved the expenditure of $462,000 for the buses, which will replace four...

 

Letters to Santa and Christmas Reflections

Editor’s Note: We present our annual listing of the Christmas wishes of local second-graders. Those who didn’t feel led to write to Santa were given the option of telling what Christmas meant to them. Letters are reproduced as nearly exactly as w...

 

Foster remodel plans finished; Holley next

Plans for the remodel of Foster Elementary School are complete, and gLAs Architects, the Eugene firm that is designing improvements for a number of schools in the district, is working on drawings for...

 

Ex-teacher brings 'inside' perspective to School Board

Toni Petersen is bringing an inside look to Sweet Home School District as she takes her seat on the School Board. Petersen retired from the district in 2016 after 18 years as a special education...

 

Board OKs contract for district staff

The Sweet Home School Board last week ratified a contract and 3.1-percent raises for classified employees following an unconventional bargaining session. The new contract will start July 1 and will...

 

Demolition officially kicks off SHJH work

Demolition at Sweet Home Junior High School began last week with students swinging sledgehammers at a door. It was a truly memorable day for junior high students. Vice Principal Terry Augustadt gave t...

 

Olin, Hewitt named Jr. First Citizens

Sweet Home High School seniors Sarah Hewitt and Austin Olin have been chosen Junior First Citizens for Sweet Home for 2018, and Olin last week was chosen as Linn County's Junior First Citizen. "It's...

 

Superintendent: New state report cards show local schools continuing to improve

The state's report cards for schools and school districts may lack a letter grade again and undergone yet more changes this year, but they continue to contain the same information, which, this year,...

 

Elks provide supplies to teachers

Sweet Home Elks held their seventh annual supplies giveaway for local teachers Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Elks Lodge. Lodge members purchase basic classroom necessities, along with individual items...

 

Holley, Foster seismic work gets green light

The Sweet Home School Board voted Monday evening to authorize an evaluation committee to offer a contract to complete seismic upgrade projects at Foster and Holley elementary schools next summer. The projects are funded by two $1.5 million grants...

 

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