Springfield Superintendent Talks Plans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Summer vacation is ending for kids around town this week as the new school year begins. Tuesday the superintendent of the Springfield School District discussed her plans for the upcoming school year. “There’s a lot of work that needs to be done to increase student success in the Springfield School District,” said … Continue reading »

Back to School Health Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — With school starting this week, it’s a great time to brush up on some tips to make sure your kids stay healthy. Flu is the biggest concern at schools this time of year. The Lane County Public Health Department urges parents and children to get the flu shot early. Other illnesses to … Continue reading »

EPD Reminds of Safety in School Zones

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Traffic Enforcement Unit would like to remind motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and skateboarders to use extra caution as children head back to school. EPD says to budget extra time and be patient with delays, watch out for pedestrians, obey crossing guards, follow crosswalk laws, drive the speed limit and stop … Continue reading »

Students Seeking Technology For School

MEDFORD, Ore. — People are out and about this Labor Day getting in some last minute back to school shopping done. This year, 37 percent of people at least are browsing online for back to school shopping, according the National Retail Federation, which is more than ever before. Connecting Point in Medford said they are … Continue reading »

Back to School Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — Schools in Oregon start a week from Tuesday and this means parents are preparing to help their children transition back to school. Sometimes it’s hard because kids have spent the last three months hanging with friends and going to summer camps. Dan West, a local teacher from Oregon Connections Academy, stopped by … Continue reading »

Preparing Kids for the School Year

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Just about two weeks until local kids head back to school and school districts are reminding parents to get their kids vaccinated and if new to school get an eye exam. Starting this year, any child under age seven, who’s starting school for the first time is required to get an eye … Continue reading »

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 »

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