Students Face Changes in Weed

WEED, Ca. — Students in Weed return to the classroom Tuesday morning after the Boles Fire ripped through the city. Last week, teachers were leading their kids to safety as the school evacuated. Six classrooms were damaged by heat, smoke and water. Nothing can be salvaged from those rooms. Teachers spent Monday clearing space for … Continue reading »

Rewarding Chlidren for Good Grades

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Many parents reward their children for getting good grades, and that reward is often some cold hard cash. However, others wonder if rewarding a child for doing well in school is a good idea at all. Doctors say, the choice is really up to you. They say, you have to decide what … Continue reading »

More Than 100 School District Hires

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District is gearing up for the first day of school, with more than 100 new employees. One of those is the new District Superintendent, Doctor Brian Shumate. He says there are about 120 new employees, and about 68 are new teachers. After the teacher strike left some parents and … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s School Adds Solar Panels

MEDFORD, Ore. — A project under construction on the rooftop of Saint Mary’s in Medford will not only supply green energy, but also add to the science curriculum once students return this fall. A 40 kilowatt solar panel array is being installed thanks to a $200,000 grant from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Campaign. School officials … Continue reading »

Parents Awaiting Details on Strike Plans

MEDFORD, Ore. — If a strike goes into effect, about half of Medford’s schools will be closed and the ones that remain open will run two shifts — a morning and afternoon session. Which schools would close and how bus routes would run have not yet been released, which has some parents waiting to find … Continue reading »

Medford SD Back On; Other Closures

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Schools will be open Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Snow routes will be in effect. Elementary will run a normal school day. Middle and High Schools will run the late-late start schedule as stated on their school calendar. Medford SD is asking parents to refer to your schools specific start time for … Continue reading »

SAT’s Being Canceled for Some Schools

Medford, Ore. — The Grants Pass School District and St. Mary’s School was on schedule to host the SAT’s on Saturday, Dec. 7. That test has been CANCELED due to the school closures today. The SAT at both locations has been rescheduled for Dec. 21. If you have any questions or concerns, call the Educational … Continue reading »

School Closures and Delays

MEDFORD, Ore. — Keep checking this post for a list of school closures for the day. We will post that information here and on social media as it comes to us. SCHOOL CLOSURES: MEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT PHOENIX/TALENT SCHOOL DISTRICT ASHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT CENTRAL POINT SCHOOL DISTRICT GRANTS PASS SCHOOL DISTRICT THREE RIVERS SCHOOL DISTRICT ROGUE … Continue reading »

School Board Approves P.E. Grant

MEDFORD, Ore. — A grant for half a million dollars has been approved by the state and is ready to be used to hire physical education teachers in Medford. That grant money would only cover salary costs of the 10 teachers and not the cost of benefits. The district would have to cover those costs … 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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