Springfield Fills the Bus

Springfield, Ore. — Some kids in Springfield are getting a helping hand to prepare for school. Partners such as Brattain House, the Springfield School District and the Wal-mart on Olympic Street all teamed up to Fill the Bus with backpacks and school supplies. With nearly 60 percent of kids in the school district qualifying for … Continue reading »

National Immunization Awareness Month

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of Americans die from vaccine preventable illnesses each year and recently, diseases like measles and pertussis or whooping cough have made a comeback. The Lane County Public Health Department says today’s vaccines protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. It’s important for infants and children to be up to date on … Continue reading »

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Your child may be old enough to start kindergarten, but is he or she ready? It’s an important decision for parents, because kindergarten marks the start of a child’s formal education and their first school experiences can affect the rest of their lives. Most schools use cutoff dates. A child must be … Continue reading »

Eighth Graders Try to Stay Afloat

EUGENE, Ore. — Cardboard boats don’t sound very seaworthy, but Shasta middle schoolers still put it to the test. Eighth graders built boats out of cardboard and then hopped in and tried to paddle the length of the pool. It was a test of the Archimedes Principle and the students had to build a sturdy, … Continue reading »

Community Looks to Save Aging Schools

YONCALLA, Ore. — A major decision is in front of a Douglas County school board, one that could determine the fate of the district. The Yoncalla community came together Monday night to learn what can be done to save the district’s two aging schools. The school board will need to decide quickly if they want … Continue reading »

Pleasant Hill $17.995M School Bond

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — The Pleasant Hill School District is hoping voters will pass a multi-million dollar bond measure Tuesday night. The money would be used to upgrade the school buildings, school security and technology. Members of the Pleasant Hill School Board say improvements haven’t been made to the districts high school and elementary school … Continue reading »

LCC Faces Possible Loss of Funding

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College is facing a possibility of losing federal funding, after a high percentage of students defaulted on their loans. LCC officials say more than 30 percent of students who started repaying their loans in the 2010 fiscal year defaulted within the first three years. Preliminary numbers for 2011 don’t look … Continue reading »

School Lab Cleanup Program

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corvallis High School was home to a spring cleaning on Thursday, when a consultant with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality worked with teachers to dispose of outdated or hazardous chemicals. Schools are teaming up with the DEQ and county health departments for the Oregon School Lab Cleanup Program. Dave Waddell, a … Continue reading »

4J to Discuss Potential Property Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene School Board will discuss selling up to seven acres of the Roosevelt Middle School property to the Eugene Family YMCA for the construction of new YMCA recreation facility. 4J is planning to replace Roosevelt Middle School by constructing a new school west of the current building. Once the older building … Continue reading »

4J Superintendent Presents Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — Budget season is here and 4J is in talks about how their next school year could look. The budget was released Thursday, but the real discussion begins Monday night. Though the district is seeing more than an $11 million increase in its revenue, there’s still a $3.62 million gap that needs to … Continue reading »

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