Cougars survive: Cascade claims football rivalry win vs. Stayton

October 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Cougars survive: Cascade claims football rivalry win vs. Stayton

The Stayton-Cascade rivalry fooyball game lived up to its history Sept. 21 at Federico Field in Turner. The Eagles and Cougars battled tooth and nail for four quarters, with Cascade taking a 31-28 victory in the Special District 3 opener for ...

Charting his course: ORCA student reflects on Naval summer session

September 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, School | Comments Off on Charting his course: ORCA student reflects on Naval summer session

[caption id="attachment_3472" align="alignright" width="291"] Above, ORCA student Garett Kincaid, at the US Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis. Right: Kincaid (center) with his squad in a training exercise. Submitted Photos[/caption] By Mary Owen An Oregon Connections Academy student from Lyons spent the first ...

Gridiron season opens: New faces in high school athletic programs

September 2018 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Gridiron season opens: New faces in high school athletic programs

The fall high school sports season is underway, with the first football games taking place Friday, Aug. 31 and teams in cross country, soccer and volleyball are also getting started. Here is a look at the football prospects and “what’s new” ...

CTE camp: Hands on learning in trades, health, robotics

July 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on CTE camp: Hands on learning in trades, health, robotics

By  Peggy Savage Sparks were flying last week at Cascade Senior High School during a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Junior Camp hosted by the school. Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students in the district were invited to enroll in the summer ...

Changing of the guard: New principal comes aboard for Santiam

July 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Changing of the guard: New principal comes aboard for Santiam

[caption id="attachment_3426" align="alignleft" width="150"] David Plotts[/caption] By James Day David Plotts, who has had a presence in the Santiam Canyon for 56 years, with 38 of those years spent educating and coaching students in the region, is retiring. Kind of. Plotts has surrendered the ...

Middle school stars: Cascade relay wins state title

July 2018 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Middle school stars: Cascade relay wins state title

Cascade Middle School claimed first place in the 4x400 relay at the Oregon Meet of Champions, held May 24 at Corvallis High School. The Cascade foursome of Austin Parker, Rogue Newton, Will Ramos and Noah Khmaruk ran 3:47.85, less than one ...

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. ...