SOU Students Trained in Fire Safety

ASHLAND, Ore. — In just a few weeks students at Southern Oregon University are going to be moving into their dorms, and today resident assistants, or RA’s got a lesson from firefighters on how to stay prepared in case of a fire emergency. Firefighters with Ashland Fire and Rescue set propane filled containers on fire, … Continue reading »

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 »

Students Call for Blood Drive Changes

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at the University of Oregon will call for a change on a decades-old federal policy that prohibits gay men from donating blood. The ban was issued 31 years ago out of fear of AIDS, but some students say the ban is outdated. When it was issued in 1983, there were no … 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 »

UO Students Protest Lack of Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of students in Eugene are protesting the lack of charges in the case against the three University of Oregon basketball players accused of rape. Protesters say they are outraged by the lack of accountability shown by the university. They say the school preaches a safe and valuable educational environment, but its … Continue reading »

District Plans for Potential Strike

MEDFORD Ore. — A regular, public school board meeting went on for about ten minutes at the school district office Wednesday morning. Afterward, an executive session was called after the board declared a state of emergency, and district officials are bracing — deal or no deal. “We’ve been staffing up, we are putting together a … Continue reading »

Salon Gives Students Fresh New Look

MEDFORD, Ore. — A fresh cut, a new style and a new frame of mind–that’s what Jimy Angel with Salon Vivid hoped the 30 students from VIBES Charter School would walk away with after stopping in Monday afternoon. The salon and its employees volunteered their time on what is typically a day off to pick … Continue reading »

New Shady Cove Security System in Place

SHADY COVE, Ore. — A new state of the art, high-tech security system installed at Shady Cove school is in full swing. It’s the first year using the system and the school is  the first in the country using it to protect students. Parents say they are comforted knowing their child will be safe at … Continue reading »

Medford School Consolidation Complete

  MEDFORD, Ore. –  A new distribution center is now up and running for the Medford School District. It is the final piece of what is being called the Medford School District Education Center. The $1.3 million consolidation brings operations from five buildings to one location. Now, all of Medford School District’s functions are operating … Continue reading »

Enrollment Could Affect Teacher Hiring

MEDFORD, Ore., – As teachers begin preparing their classrooms for the upcoming school year, officials say there’s a chance new teachers could be joining them soon. According to the Medford School District, the number of elementary school students who show up to class in the first few weeks of the year will determine whether additional … Continue reading »