Classmates React to Hannah Found Safe

ASHLAND, Ore. — ¬†For more than three months, community members in Southern Oregon and beyond were anxious and worried about what happened to Hannah Thomas-Garner. Now, they know she is safe with her dad in Texas. About a month ago, students, teachers, and community members gathered on the football field at Ashland High School to … Continue reading »

School Changes Policy After Viral Story

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An image of a 6-year-old boy sitting behind a partition started a debate on social media and caused parents to ask questions about what is appropriate discipline for a first grader. On Thursday, the school resource officer and the superintendent joined Principal Fitzsimmons right before school started for the drop off … Continue reading »

Parents Say Son Was Shamed for Tardiness

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass School District Office received dozens of calls, Wednesday, from parents concerned about the bullying of one particular student. The mother and father of a 6-year-old boy said their son is being shamed and punished in front of his peers for something that is completely out of his control. … Continue reading »

Ashland Schools Respond to Chickenpox

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland School District is responding to several cases of chickenpox in the district since November. The district has had 26 cases since November 17th. Three of those cases were reported over the winter break. The school sent out a letter to parents on Friday outlining plans to keep students and community members … Continue reading »

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 »

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