Student elections: Online students form government for virtual school

December 2016 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Student elections: Online students form government for virtual school

By Mary Owen Newly elected student body officers are proud to serve on the first-ever virtual school government at Oregon Connections Academy. “Being part of a student government give students an opportunity for them to be a voice, or representative, of their ...

Financial literacy: Public welcome to program on student access to resources

December 2016 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Financial literacy: Public welcome to program on student access to resources

By Mary Owen College-bound students and community members interested in learning about changes to financing opportunities are welcome to attend Regis High School ASPIRE’s upcoming Community Financial Literacy night. “Several changes have occurred in the area of post-secondary financing that speeded up ...

Regis dominates Class 2A title game

December 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Regis dominates Class 2A title game

The Regis High School football claimed a state football title in emphatic fashion Saturday, taking a 54-14 win against Stanfield at Hermiston High. The top-ranked Rams (11-2) won their eighth state football title and their first since 1987 with the win ...

Historic season for Stayton runners

December 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Historic season for Stayton runners

The Stayton High boys cross country team took fifth place Nov. 5 in the OSAA Class 4A boys cross country championships at Lane Community College. The Eagles, who won their first district title Oct. 29 at the Oregon West Conference championships, ...

Emotional win: Stayton victorious on new turf field

October 2016 Posted in Community, Other, People, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Emotional win: Stayton victorious on new turf field

Stayton High, led by the heroics of defensive back Aidan Hill, pitched a 6-0 shutout against Sweet Home on Sept. 16 while inaugurating the new artificial turf on its football field. “Getting the win at home on the new turf was awesome,” ...

Community-built: Residents, businesses get behind new Sublimity play area

November 2016 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Community-built: Residents, businesses get behind new Sublimity play area

[caption id="attachment_2895" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sublimity’s new covered area gives middle schoolers a play for recreation during inclement weather.[/caption] By Mary Owen Sublimity School students now have a new play area, thanks to the hard work of parents and community members. “The desire to ...

Turf – almost ready: Games expected to be played on field after Labor Day

September 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Turf – almost ready: Games expected to be played on field after Labor Day

[caption id="attachment_2856" align="alignright" width="300"] Crews lay down the turf in the north end of the Stayton High football field. The facility should be ready to practice and play on after Labor Day.[/caption] By James Day The Stayton High athletic program will have ...

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 ...