Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

May 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People, School, Your Health | Comments Off on Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

[caption id="attachment_3395" align="alignright" width="300"] Santiam High School students engage with real world medical skills with a mannequin. Allison McKenzie[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam High School freshmen just wrapped up this year’s career pathway program designed to open their eyes and minds to ...

Class of 2018: Principals praise, celebrate graduates

May 2018 Posted in Community, People, School | Comments Off on Class of 2018: Principals praise, celebrate graduates

By Mary Owen Graduates are getting ready to walk into the future, after receiving diplomas at their commencement ceremonies. Stayton High School will have 161 graduates receiving diplomas on Friday, June 8, 7 p.m. at the Salem Armory. The Class of 2018 valedictorians ...

Rock steady: Schools receive seismic upgrades

May 2018 Posted in Community, News, School | Comments Off on Rock steady: Schools receive seismic upgrades

By Mary Owen Thanks to two state grants, the Stayton High School fabrications/wood shop building and Sublimity Middle School will undergo seismic upgrading this summer. “The work will begin in mid-June at both sites, as soon as school is out,” said Andy ...

Tennis standouts: Cascade girls make historic run at state

May 2018 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Tennis standouts: Cascade girls make historic run at state

The Cascade High girls tennis squad tied for second in the Class 4A-3A-2A-1A state tournament, the highest finish for the Cougars since 1981. The Cougars and Klamath Union scored eight points apiece in the May 18-19 competition at Oregon State University. ...

Sterling career: Crawford moves to law-enforcement after OSU wrestling

May 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Sterling career: Crawford moves to law-enforcement after OSU wrestling

[caption id="attachment_3365" align="alignright" width="150"] Cody Crawford at OSU Karl Maasdam[/caption] Former Cascade High three-sport standout Cody Crawford won 89 wrestling matches at Oregon State University and scored points on three Pac-12 Conference championship squads. The four-time district champion and three-time state high ...

Handmade music: Santiam High students, adults learn specialized skill

April 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Handmade music: Santiam High students, adults learn specialized skill

By Mary Owen Santiam High School sophomore Shelby Bate has been fascinated with electric guitars for a long time. “I’ve always been into art and music,” said Bate, 16, one of four Santiam students who, thanks to a $1,200 grant from the ...

Highlights shine again: Stayton dance squad second at state

April 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Highlights shine again: Stayton dance squad second at state

The Stayton Highlights dance team took a new path this season, but the outcome was the same: more sustained excellence. The Highlights, who had a run of 12 consecutive state titles from 2003 through 2014, entered the show division this season. ...

Hands-on learning: Grants benefit North Santiam and Cascade schools

January 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Hands-on learning: Grants benefit North Santiam and Cascade schools

By Mary Owen North Santiam and Cascade school districts joined 203 middle and high schools in the state in securing a slice of $10.3 million in grant funds to expand career readiness programs. The Career & Technical Education Revitalization Grant funds serves ...

Goal prevention machine: Farr finishes glittering career at Corban

January 2018 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Goal prevention machine: Farr finishes glittering career at Corban

Former Cascade High athlete Jordan Farr finished a record-shattering Corban University career as the Warriors’ undisputed master of the space between the pipes. [caption id="attachment_3267" align="alignright" width="168"] Corban University star Jordan Farr, the former Cascade athlete, owns the goalkeeping record books ...

Mouse tale: Family classic on stage

December 2017 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Mouse tale: Family classic on stage

[caption id="attachment_3231" align="alignleft" width="300"] Seth Isaksen stars as Stuart Little.[/caption] By Mary Owen “And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...” However, a mouse is stirring in the play, Stuart Little the Musical put on this month ...