Philomath Discusses All-Day Kindergarten

PHILOMATH, Ore. – The Philomath School District is discussing the possibility of offering a free full-day kindergarten program next year if parents want it. Last week, the Corvallis School District decided to offer full-day kindergarten at all of its elementary schools without charging tuition. Philomath Superintendent Dan Forbess says he is worried parents may transfer … Continue reading »

Full-Day Kindergarten Only in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corvallis schools can say goodbye to the half-day kindergarten program come September. Thanks to expected additional funds, all Corvallis schools will offer full-day kindergarten classes next school year. “I also have a four-year-old who’s going to be attending here in a couple of years too, and I would love to have the … Continue reading »

State Starts New Kindergarten Assessment

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A new assessment is under way this school year for kindergartners. Lawmakers signed a bill in 2012 to develop a statewide kindergarten assessment. Last year, Fairfield Elementary in the Bethel School District, one of 16 schools across Oregon chosen to take part in the pilot. Now administrators in Springfield and 4J school … Continue reading »

Kindergartners Screened for Preparedness

EUGENE, Ore. — Starting next school year, every child entering kindergarten in Oregon will be tested on basic reading, math and even behavioral skills. A local school is already the pilot program for the tests. Fairfield Elementary in the Bethel School District is the only one in the area participating. School administrators say they’re honored … Continue reading »