Dance Teams Compete at Thurston H.S.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Dance teams from all over Oregon were at Thurston High School Saturday competing for a spot in the state competition. Teams need a score of 65 points to qualify for the final round of the state competition. If they don’t make that score, they’ll have to compete in a qualifying round instead. … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – January 3, 2014

High school basketball season is underway. For the first Roundball Wrap of 2014, watch highlights from 11 games from around Western Oregon, including our Game of the Week between Churchill and Central Catholic. Jake Zivin and Erik Elken kick off our 2014 prep basketball coverage with scores as well.

Rotarians Groom High School Students

EUGENE, Ore. — The local rotary club is working to bring younger generations under its wings. Rotarians say Springfield High School, Thurston High School, Sheldon High School and Churchill High School all have groups called interact clubs. Churchill’s advisor says it’s more than just stirring interest in the youth, it’s about instilling a passion in … Continue reading »

Students Help Conestoga Hut Project

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some students at Thurston High School applied what they’re learning in the classroom to the real world. The business class has partnered with the Conestoga Huts Project. Students in Luanne Johnson’s Introduction to Business class say they’re excited to get the ball rolling on their project to help promote the Conestoga huts. … Continue reading »

15th Anniversary of Thurston Shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ore — Tuesday marks a day that many residents of the Eugene/Springfield area remember vividly, the shooting at Thurston High School in Springfield. In the early morning of May 21, 1998, 15 year-old Kip Kinkel shot and killed his parents before going to the school and opening fire in the cafeteria. Two students were … Continue reading »

Fundraising Using Social Media

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Book after book line the shelves at Thurston High School’s library, but there’s one title in particular Hannah Doyle is trying to find. “I’m looking to see if they have a copy of Beloved by Toni Morrison,” she said. It’s not in fiction. We then try a reserved area for school book … Continue reading »

Students Create Sportsmanship Project

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Civil War is long gone, but students from two local high schools are using the annual game to teach an important lesson. Seniors at Thurston and Springfield are taking part in a program called “Putting the Civil Back in Civil War.” The goal is for older students to teach elementary students … Continue reading »