UO Outreach Polar Project

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 200 hundred seventh graders from Hamlin Middle School were slipping and sliding all over the ice Friday at the Rink Exchange in Eugene. It was for the polar challenge, an outreach event to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Students studied about how arctic animals keep traction in … Continue reading »

Kids Play Real Game of Life

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some fifth graders in Springfield got the chance to see what it would be like to get married, get a job, and live adult life. The activity is supposed to be a life-sized adaptation of the Milton Bradley board game Life. On Friday, a group of eighth grade students at Hamlin middle … Continue reading »

Springfield Holding School Bond Forum

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District is reaching out to the public for help after its bond measure failed. It’s hosting two open forums for people to share their thoughts about how the district should deal with the problems the bond would have helped address. District Communications Specialist Devon Ashbridge says they are encouraging … Continue reading »

Springfield Reacts to Failing Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District is trying to figure out what’s next after its school bond failed Tuesday night 48 to 52 percent. The district says Hamlin Middle School won’t be functional much longer. Morale was low Wednesday at Hamlin Middle School and across the school district. District administrators say it wasn’t the … Continue reading »

Springfield Reacts to Failing Bond

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Bond measure 20-219 likely didn’t fail by a wide margin, just about 500 votes. Now it’s back to the drawing board for the Springfield School District. District leaders say it’s time to figure out the next steps for the district as it is still left with a school that won’t be functional … Continue reading »

Springfield Residents to Vote on Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The first results of the November Special Election are expected to be released after 8 p.m. Tuesday. There are several measures to be decided, including a $62.5 million bond in Springfield, which would replace Hamlin Middle School. Hamlin is aging, and because of its age the district says it’s difficult to replace … Continue reading »

Hamlin Students Practice Bike Safety

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hamlin Middle School students learned a lesson in bike safety Tuesday. The nine-day bike safety program is in its second week. Students first learn the theory behind bike safety, and then they put the theory into action on the streets of Springfield during P.E. classes. The P.E. program and instructors from the … Continue reading »

Election Features Springfield Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – On the November 5 ballot is a $62.5 million school bond in Springfield. If approved, much of the money would be used to replace Hamlin Middle School, which was built in 1957. Other improvements include upgraded technology infrastructure, improvements to heating equipment, better handicap access and more security. If the bond is … Continue reading »

Hamlin M.S. Bond Measure Proposed

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The community had the chance to tour Hamlin Middle School Tuesday to learn how an upcoming bond measure could help replace the aging school. Springfield Public School administrators say there are a number of trouble spots at the school that aren’t an easy fix. The proposed $62.5 million bond measure wouldn’t just … Continue reading »

Springfield Board Discusses Bond Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Public School board will meet to discuss a $60 million proposed bond for the school district on Monday. The bond would replace Hamlin Middle School, which is more than 50 years old, and would bring wi-fi and new computers to schools. The board will discuss approval for the bond’s appearance … Continue reading »

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