Shop with a Cop

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Target was probably one of the safest places to be Thursday morning.  Twenty three kids got escorted down the school supplies aisle by their own personal police officer. Officers from Oregon State Police, Springfield, Eugene, Cottage Grove and Junction City took part.  It was the first fundraiser put on by “Sisters … Continue reading »

Preparing Kids for the School Year

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Just about two weeks until local kids head back to school and school districts are reminding parents to get their kids vaccinated and if new to school get an eye exam. Starting this year, any child under age seven, who’s starting school for the first time is required to get an eye … Continue reading »

People to Spend More on Back-to-School

(CNN) — Summer vacation is winding down and that means students are getting ready to head back to class. This year it looks like they’ll be dropping some serious cash to prepare for school. The National Retail Federation says a recent survey found people will spend about $26.5 billion on back-to-school items. It says the … Continue reading »

Fred Meyer Hosts Back to College Event

EUGENE, Ore. — Fred Meyer wants to ease some of the financial burden on students about to start college. The store on West 11th Avenue in Eugene is offering discounts to students Friday and Saturday. All you have to do is show your college ID, and you’ll get a bag full of freebies and some … Continue reading »

College Students Boost Local Economy

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a lot that goes into move-in day. Students and their families unpack their cars and begin to bring items up to their dorms, and there are a lot of last-minute items they need to buy. That’s what Target leaders say is what causes a rush of customers, almost comparable to Christmas … Continue reading »

New Year Brings Changes to 4J District

EUGENE, Ore. — Kids in the 4J School District head back to school this week, and students and parents can expect a few changes this year. The Arts and Tech Academy in south Eugene will go back to being a middle school this year; it was previously a K-8 program. Meanwhile, the Early College and … Continue reading »

Families Shop for School Supplies

EUGENE, Ore. — Many people spent Labor Day relaxing, but for others, it’s a day to do some back-to-school shopping. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), this time of year is often spent back-to-school or back-to-college shopping. It says this type of spending accounts for just over 70 billion of the year’s holiday spending, … Continue reading »

4J Students Get Late Start

EUGENE, Ore. — 4J students are among the few not returning to class this week. They don’t start going back until Tuesday, September 10th. Administrators say the late start has no connection with the budget. They say the change is about balancing the number of days in each trimester, aligning the calendars with the higher … Continue reading »

Best Shot for Education

EUGENE, Ore. — Parents have a lot to do, between now and the first day of school: school supplies, clothes shopping and the list goes on. And health officials want to remind you to add immunizations to that list. Lane County Public Health and the schools are asking parents to have all vaccination records up … Continue reading »

Helping Kids with Back-to-School Anxiety

EUGENE, Ore. — The sunny and playful days of summer vacation are almost over. And with the end of summer comes a rush of emotion for some students. “Being a freshman if the work’s harder, homework – getting cut off the football team because of grades,” said student Joseph Michaelson. “I’ve got mixed feelings. I mean there’s … Continue reading »

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