School Summer Construction Begins

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The classrooms throughout Eugene and Springfield might be empty, but it’s anything but quiet at school districts in the area. Administrators say now that kids have gone home for summer, construction projects can begin. Work is happening at all the school districts and there are some major projects set to take place … Continue reading »

Students Crowned Brain Bowl Champions

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Twenty young Springfield students are celebrating. They’ve been crowned champions in the 20th annual Springfield School District Brain Bowl. Each of the districts four middle schools sent teams from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. In a quiz show format, kids were asked questions about math, science, language arts, current events, history … Continue reading »

Middle School Career Fair In Springfield

EUGENE, Ore. — Eighth graders in Springfield got some career advice Tuesday from local professionals. The Springfield Chamber of Commerce and school district hosted a middle school career fair at the Willamalane Sports Complex. About 800 eighth graders got to sit through mock interviews, make resumes, and talk with different businesses. The Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading »

Kids Compete in Battle of the Books

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thousands of Lane County students read their way into a book battle. Saturday the teams went head to head for a shot at a Battle of the Books state competition. Since the start of the school year, kids became experts on more than a dozen books and competed against other teams within … Continue reading »

Failed Bond Measure Focus of Forum

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District heard valuable feedback as it continues to search for answers following last year’s failed bond measure. The district held an open forum Tuesday at Hamlin Middle School. They asked people to share their thoughts about the failed bond measure. The $62.5 million bond would have helped rebuild Hamlin … Continue reading »

Hamlin M.S. Bond Measure Proposed

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The community had the chance to tour Hamlin Middle School Tuesday to learn how an upcoming bond measure could help replace the aging school. Springfield Public School administrators say there are a number of trouble spots at the school that aren’t an easy fix. The proposed $62.5 million bond measure wouldn’t just … Continue reading »

Drivers Reminded to Obey School Zones

EUGENE, Ore. — School is back in session for many students this week. The Bethel and Roseburg districts start on Tuesday, Springfield starts on Wednesday, and the 4J School District starts next week. Now, the Eugene Police Traffic Enforcement Unit is reminding all drivers to pay attention to school zone speed limits. School zone crosswalks … Continue reading »

4J Students Get Late Start

EUGENE, Ore. — 4J students are among the few not returning to class this week. They don’t start going back until Tuesday, September 10th. Administrators say the late start has no connection with the budget. They say the change is about balancing the number of days in each trimester, aligning the calendars with the higher … Continue reading »

Springfield Board Discusses Bond Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Public School board will meet to discuss a $60 million proposed bond for the school district on Monday. The bond would replace Hamlin Middle School, which is more than 50 years old, and would bring wi-fi and new computers to schools. The board will discuss approval for the bond’s appearance … Continue reading »

Bond Measure Could Head to Ballot

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District took its first step towards asking voters for more funding. The board discussed the possibility of placing a bond measure on an upcoming ballot. The timing and amount hasn’t been determined. Any money would be used to replace Hamlin Middle School as well as increase technology district wide. … Continue reading »

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