NaNoWriMo: Kids Writing Novels

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Some Corvallis middle schoolers are getting ready to take on an exciting challenge that could put their names on the front of published books. November is NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month. About fifty middle school students at Cheldelin Middle School are getting ready to write their own novels. If they meet their … Continue reading »

New K-12 Grading Policies

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Schools across the state are seeing grading policy changes, eliminating behavior and extra credit from final grades. In 2011, the Oregon House of Representatives passed House Bill 2220, a bill stating that by this school year, districts state-wide would need to change their grading policies to be more proficiency-based. Proficiency-based grading does … Continue reading »

iPad Initiative in Corvallis Schools

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It is a big year for three schools in the Corvallis School District, where every single student will have access to his or her own iPad. It’s out with the old technology, and in with the new as the Corvallis School District makes plans to move forward with technology. Linus Pauling Middle … Continue reading »