Ready, set… It’s back-to-school with many new programs, projects

September 2016 Posted in School | Comments Off on Ready, set… It’s back-to-school with many new programs, projects

By Mary Owen Curriculum and computers are just two of the “new” in schools this year. North Santiam School District Superintendent Andy Gardner said a new math curriculum will begin for students in grades kindergarten through eighth. “It is called Go Math and ...

Joining forces: St. Mary’s, Regis work to create a continous education

September 2016 Posted in School | Comments Off on Joining forces: St. Mary’s, Regis work to create a continous education

[caption id="attachment_2855" align="alignright" width="300"] Regis Vice Principal Candi Hedrick, Regis and St. Mary Principal Rick Schindler, St. Mary Vice Principal Jacki Bailey[/caption] By Mary Owen Starting this month, St. Mary and Regis High schools have joined forces to provide what Principal Rick ...

New turf: SHS field gets a makeover

August 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on New turf: SHS field gets a makeover

By James Day Stayton High is about to become the second school in the Oregon West Conference with an artificial turf surface on its football field. Eagles Athletic Director Darren Shryock told Our Town “we hope have it all done by mid-August ...

It’s 700 wins for Regis coach: Plus collegiate athlete updates

July 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on It’s 700 wins for Regis coach: Plus collegiate athlete updates

By James Day Regis High School baseball coach Don Heuberger is in some rare company. Heuberger’s Rams finished 14-9 this season and shared the Tri-River Conference title with Kennedy and St. Paul before falling to Weston-McEwen in the Class 2A-1A playoffs. The ...

Ready for next adventure: The Class of 2016 graduates

June 2016 Posted in School | Comments Off on Ready for next adventure: The Class of 2016 graduates

[caption id="attachment_2755" align="alignright" width="216"] Santiam High School senior Lindsey Reeser is salutatorian and Andrew Grenbemer is valedictorian.[/caption] By Mary Owen Congratulations graduates of the Class of 2016! Santiam High School Santiam High School in Mill City graduates 29 seniors at 8 p.m. on Friday, ...

Cougar track 5th at state: Regis, Cascade baseball head to playoffs

June 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Cougar track 5th at state: Regis, Cascade baseball head to playoffs

By James Day The Cascade High School track and field team turned in strong performances across the board May 20-21 at Hayward Field in Eugene. The Cougars’ girls squad, led by Amanda Wiebenga’s victory in the pole vault, scored 46 points ...

Track champs: Regis boys track and field team takes state 2A title

June 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Track champs: Regis boys track and field team takes state 2A title

[caption id="attachment_2751" align="alignright" width="300"] Regis track team wins Class 2A state title.[/caption] By James Day The Regis High School boys track and field team won a state Class 2A team title in the most dramatic way possible May 20 at Hayward Field ...

Learning by design: Architecture program inspires St. Mary’s students

May 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, School | Comments Off on Learning by design: Architecture program inspires St. Mary’s students

By Mary Owen St. Mary Elementary School fourth-graders get to show off their architectural skills by participating in the Architecture Foundation of Oregon’s Architects in Schools program. The statewide six-week residency program for elementary schools is AFO’s longest-running, signature program, in which ...

A new ‘Pathway’: Land donation leads to Stayton High home building classes

May 2016 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on A new ‘Pathway’: Land donation leads to Stayton High home building classes

By Mary Owen A residential lot donation has inspired a new Stayton High School Pathway: building homes. Long-time Stayton resident Bill Martinak and his family, operating jointly as JCNW, LLC, donated a property on West Washington Street in Stayton for SHS students ...

Twilight Invitational: 800 expected to compete at Regis High May 6

May 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Twilight Invitational: 800 expected to compete at Regis High May 6

[caption id="attachment_2713" align="alignright" width="300"] Scene from the 2015 meet. Submitted photo[/caption] By Mary Owen Regis High School is gearing up for its fourth annual Regis Community Twilight Invitational track and field meet. “There will be about 800 athletes in attendance,” said Mike Bauer, ...