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. ...

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. ...