Students Go on One-Minute Shopping Spree

EUGENE, Ore. — About 10 students from Kelly Middle School went on a free one-minute shopping spree, grabbing as many cans as they could in just one minute. It was a rush to get to the register, but no money needed. Grocery Outlet on River Road helped with the fundraiser for Food for Lane County. … Continue reading »

Kelly Middle School Unveils New Mascot

EUGENE, Ore. — Kelly Middle School unveiled its new mascot Friday. Originally named after a World War II bomber pilot, Captain Colin P. Kelly II, the school decided to change its mascot from the Bombers to the Pilots. Although there were never any complaints about the old mascot, teachers requested the change to make the … Continue reading »

Olympian Speaks at Kelly Middle School

EUGENE, Ore. — A Brazilian track-and-field Olympian returned to Eugene this week to visit friends and volunteer his time with the students of Kelly Middle School. Jose Luis Barbosa picked Kelly because of his relationship with school principal Jose da Silva. The two have been friends for more than 30 years, and Principal da Silva … Continue reading »

Civil Rights Leader Visits School

EUGENE, Ore. — A leader in the civil rights movement paid a visit to Kelly Middle School Thursday. Dolores Huerta met with members of Ganas, an after-school group for Latino students. Huerta is known as an activist for farm workers’ rights, and she also co-founded the National Farmworkers’ Association with Cesar Chavez, which later became … Continue reading »