Springfield Teachers Awarded Grants

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some educators got some surprises in the Springfield School District Thursday. The Springfield Education Foundation’s (SEF) Grant Givers Bus stopped at 13 schools and passed out 22 awards to teachers and faculty members, $32,000 in all. KEZI 9 News Anchor Matt Templeman was honored to help deliver the awards. Science teacher Leslie … Continue reading »

Kids to Take Part in Art Apprenticeships

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Ever wanted to live the life of an artist without giving up your day job? In October, 30 eighth graders from Hamlin Middle School will take part in a 10-week apprenticeship program through the Lane Arts Council and the Springfield Education Foundation. One of the artists, Betsy Wolfston, has been a professional … Continue reading »

Foundation Awards Springfield Teachers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some teachers in Springfield got some big surprises Wednesday. The Springfield Education Foundation surprised teachers during the school day, along with the Thurston High School drumline. The executive director of the foundation says this is a way to show appreciation for teachers and help them get their students excited about learning. “I … Continue reading »

Project Beautifies Springfield School

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The beautification process is under way at Springfield High School. Thursday was phase two of the project that includes repaving some areas and putting in new benches. The Springfield Education Foundation is leading the charge, but some former students are also getting their hands dirty. “School budgets just don’t have this kind … Continue reading »

Educators Receive Surprise Grants

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A special school bus made several stops around Springfield Friday to surprise teachers and staff. It’s part of Springfield Education Foundation’s annual prize patrol. Members stop at various schools to surprise more than 30 educators with grants they’ve applied for. The foundation raised more than $30,000 to spread out across the district. … Continue reading »

Washburne Cafe’ Gives Back

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Times are still tough for many businesses, but one Springfield restaurant is digging deep and giving back. Marilou and Jeff Heriot bought the Washburne Cafe in downtown Springfield one year ago. To celebrate their one year anniversary, they’re giving back by teaming up with three organizations: Head Start of Lane County, Food … Continue reading »