District Trains Kids in Active Shooters

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — This year, teachers are using unique methods like picture books to teach kids tools for active shooter scenarios. The program is called ALICE training. ALICE stands for Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Administrators and teachers were trained in active shooter scenarios over the summer. Now they are going to be passing … Continue reading »

Schools Continue Security Upgrades

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – One year ago, Eagle Point Schools began upgrading their school security systems, in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012. School leaders said those projects will continue this summer. The district teamed with the Jackson County Sheriff’s office in 2013 to install … Continue reading »

Full-Day Kindergarten to Start Early

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The state of Oregon will require all schools to offer a full-day kindergarten during the 2015-16 school year. But a Southern Oregon school district is starting a year early. A team from Eagle Point school district attended a summit in Salem where they learned from other districts in the state about … Continue reading »

Schools Push for Full-Day Kindergarten

WHITE CITY, Ore. — One southern Oregon school district wants to give more educational hours to younger students, and they could get a head start ahead of the rest of the state. Administrators in the Eagle Point school district are reviewing a plan to start full-day kindergarten this fall. That’s a year early; the state … Continue reading »

School District Remembers Strike

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – While Medford teachers weigh the possibility of a strike, other districts are still feeling the side effects of a strike – for better or worse. Teachers in the Eagle Point School District walked out a year and a half ago. They say they’re in a much better spot now, but it … Continue reading »

School Official Discuss Closure Decision

MEDFORD, Ore. — The snow is not expected to hit until later in the morning, which makes the decision about closing school even more challenging. Tom Reimer is the Transportation Supervisor for the Eagle Point School District, and he is one of the people who will have to make that decision on Friday. He talks … Continue reading »

New Grant Aims to Improve Learning

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — After receiving a grant from the state, the first collaborative meeting between school District 9 teachers and administrators wrapped up on Monday, all with the focus on making educators even more effective. A $30,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Education has brought five teachers, five administrators and others from the … Continue reading »

Questionnaire for Parents on Weapons

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Before Eagle Point School District’s weapon safety committee makes any decisions about arming teachers, it is turning to parents. The committee met Tuesday night, deciding to come up with a questionnaire for parents. They say the overall theme will be student safety, touching on everything about what parents want to see … Continue reading »

District Adjusts After Test Results

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — After getting some not-so-good test results, a local school district is refining policies. The Oregon Department of Education just released numbers showing how many students are meeting standards statewide. Compared to the state average, the Eagle Point School District comes in a little short in math and reading, so school officials … Continue reading »