Local School Closes Achievement Gap

PHOENIX, Ore. — Despite a more than 70% poverty rate, 84% of students at Phoenix High School are graduating. That is nearly the same rate as Ashland High School. Where the poverty rate is half that of Phoenix. Phoenix High School tells us they have closed the achievement gap between their Anglo and Latino students. … Continue reading »

Out & About: Ski Swap, Honey Festival

Annual Ski Swap It may not be time to hit the snow just yet, but this weekend was designed to get you ready and for an affordable price. The Medford Ski Education Foundation is hosting their Annual Public Ski and Snowboard Swap Event. Thousands of bargained-priced, new and used gear, clothing, and accessories are available. … Continue reading »

Phoenix Girl Promotes Diabetes Awareness

PHOENIX, Ore. — A Phoenix High School Senior is working to make sure her peers and the community are aware of type one and two diabetes. Faye Kleinhanz has been working with Portland Northwest Diabetes Week, which this year is November 14 through the 22. She is hosting events every Sunday in November at Phoenix … Continue reading »

Phoenix Holds Natural Disaster Prep

PHOENIX, Ore. — Residents in Phoenix have a chance to learn more about being prepared for natural disasters. The Phoenix Police Department and other emergency management officials are holding a town hall to discuss tips on being prepared for disasters. Officials say this meeting will help Phoenix residents become better prepared in the event of … Continue reading »

Phoenix HS on Precautionary Lockdown

PHOENIX, Ore. — Phoenix High School is on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after the school received an anonymous phone call that they believed to be a potential threat. A Phoenix Police officer said it involved a potential shooting, however, they said there is no longer a threat. The school has requested a heightened police presence by … Continue reading »

Matthew Goodnature Remembered

PHOENIX, Ore. — It was standing room only in the Phoenix High School auditorium as several hundred people attended Matthew David Goodnature’s memorial. On July 29th, Goodnature was on a break while he was working the Launch Fire. He decided to go on a walk, and apparently fell. Investigators found that Goodnature died of a … Continue reading »

Gas Leak Prompts Lockdown in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ore. — A gas leak near Phoenix High School has prompted a lockdown this morning. A 3″ diameter pipe burst from a home contstruction project directly across the street from the high school. The fire department did not evacuate the building because winds are not blowing in the direction of the school. Under the … Continue reading »

Phoenix Students Give Out Grants

PHOENIX, Ore. —  Several Phoenix High School students presented $5000 in grants to local organizations on Wednesday night. The school received the funds to give out as part of the Oregon Community Foundation’s Community 101 program. A group of about 15 students works together to hear proposals and conduct site visits to decide where the money should … Continue reading »

Dutch Bros Re-Opening Fundraiser

PHOENIX, Ore. — The Dutch Bros in Phoenix is kicking off it’s grand re-opening today with a fundraiser. Today, all 16-oz drinks will be one dollar, and proceeds from the event will benefit Phoenix High School. The Fern Valley interchange project forced the Phoenix location to relocate. The new Dutch Bros in Phoenix is located … Continue reading »

PHS Students Fundraising with Fireworks

PHOENIX, Ore. — Phoenix High School students are selling fireworks to raise money for marching band camp and choir robes. The school’s music boosters will get 30% of total sales.  Some of that money will go to help student volunteers pay for marching band camp. “This is our one big make it or break it fundraiser … Continue reading »

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