UO Coaching Staff at Kids Unlimited

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon is making a name for itself in girls’ basketball, and so this area is attracting attention from some bigger names in the sport. On Sunday several members of the University of Oregon women’s basketball coaching staff were at Kids Unlimited for a basketball clinic. They were there to instruct girls … Continue reading »

Kids Unlimited Receives Federal Grant

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Federal Government is recognizing the need to provide resources for charter schools across the country. Kids Unlimited Academy is one of those schools gaining recognition. Kids Unlimited Academy received a 450 thousand dollar federal charter school grant in 2014. The charter school will receive 225 thousand the first year and the grant … Continue reading »

Kids Unlimited Expands Classes This Year

MEDFORD, Ore. — Final coats of paint were added to classrooms which will welcome 250 students for the first day of school Tuesday morning. “We’ll be the first public school in the Medford School District to offer a full-day kindergarten program,” said Kids Unlimited founder Tom Cole. Kindergarten, 4th grade and a new program called … Continue reading »

A Closer Look at Summer Camp Safety

MEDFORD, Ore. — For many students, the next few months will include summer camps and other activities. Kids Unlimited and the Rogue Valley Family Y.M.C.A. offer summer programs and say they have strict precautions in place to make sure kids are safe. The Rogue Valley Family Y.M.C.A. offers programs at multiple locations and say security … Continue reading »

Organizations Fight Summer Hunger

MEDFORD, Ore. — With schools in the Rogue Valley getting closer to summer, local organizations are working to make sure kids are still getting regular meals. In 2013, only about 1 in 10 kids in Jackson County eligible for free lunch during the school year participated in summer meal programs. That information was collected by … Continue reading »

VIBES School Seeks Full-Day Kindergarten

MEDFORD, Ore. — A first-year charter school in Medford wants to expand and help younger students get a leg up on their education, but some school board members say they want to see more results before that can happen. VIBES Charter School, which operates inside Kids Unlimited, will ask the school board to add full-day … Continue reading »

Kids Unlimited Thanksgiving Dinner

MEDFORD, Ore. — In just a few hours, hundreds will be sitting down for an early Thanksgiving meal, which is why people are preparing for the Annual Kids Unlimited Thanksgiving Dinner. Every year the dinner serves hundreds of meals to families in need. This year, the meal is being held inside the new Vibes Charter … Continue reading »

Turkey and Trimmings Donations Needed

MEDFORD, Ore. — An annual Thanksgiving dinner for families in the Rogue Valley is looking for help making the feast a reality.  Each year Kids Unlimited invites the students it serves and their families for Thanksgiving dinner. This year it will be held inside the organization’s new charter school, Vibes, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. … Continue reading »

VIBES Charter School Prepares to Open

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Kids Unlimited public charter school, Vibes, opens on Monday. Officials say there is still a  lot of work to be done, but despite the time crunch, everything will be set up and ready to go for the first day of school. On Saturday, teachers are moving into their classrooms. “I wasn’t able … Continue reading »

VIBES Charter School Set To Open Monday

MEDFORD, Ore. — Six new classrooms are in the final stages of construction at Kids Unlimited, and while they’re full of paint supplies and tools now, come Monday they’ll have desks full of students. “We thought it was really important to start as soon as possible, part of our extension is to actually open a … Continue reading »

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