Klamath County School District Sees Increase In State Test Scores

Klamath County School District Sees Increase In State Test Scores

Klamath County School District’s 2017-18 state assessment testing scores improved in English language arts and mathematics from 2016-17, jumping 4.2 percent in language arts and 0.2 percent in mathematics. Science scores remained flat.

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Merkley, Wyden Announce Investments in Health Care, Education in Spending Bill

Merkley, Wyden Announce Investments in Health Care, Education in Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced key provisions in education and health care in the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education bill that will help Oregon communities. The bill passed the full Senate on Tuesday and is expected to pass the U.S. House of Representatives next week.

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KCC Awarded $8M Grant for Apprenticeship and Trades Center

KCC Awarded $8M Grant for Apprenticeship and Trades Center

KLAMATH FALLS — Klamath Community College is pleased to announce the college has been awarded an $8 million match grant to fund construction of an Apprenticeship and Industrial Trades Center.

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Baptist Church Donates T-Shirts for All Ferguson Students, Staff

Baptist Church Donates T-Shirts for All Ferguson Students, Staff

Every Ferguson Elementary School student and staff member received a free T-shirt Thursday decorated with the school’s Tiger paw logo thanks to a generous donation from Baptist Church on Homedale.

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KCSD's Maintenance Supervisor, Project Manager Plans to Move from Area

KCSD's Maintenance Supervisor, Project Manager Plans to Move from Area

Klamath County School District’s maintenance supervisor and project manager is leaving the area and the district Nov. 2 to pursue new opportunities.

Justin Azevedo joined the school district in 2012 and was a key player in managing a $31 million voter-approved facilities bond to build a new Henley Elementary School and perform major upgrades to schools throughout the district.

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Productive Summer: Construction Projects, Other Jobs Completed

Productive Summer: Construction Projects, Other Jobs Completed

Before school started last week, six fifth- and sixth-grade teachers at Peterson Elementary School spent at least a week moving supplies, books and other curriculum materials from modulars and the main school building to classrooms in a new building on campus. Students were greeted with new desks, SMART technology, painted concrete floors and bright windows.

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Merkley, Clark Announce New Legislation to Put Mental Health Counselors in Every K-12 Public School in America

Merkley, Clark Announce New Legislation to Put Mental Health Counselors in Every K-12 Public School in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marking National Suicide Prevention Week, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-05) today announced the introduction of the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act, new bicameral legislation that would help fill the critical unmet need for school-based mental health services providers in elementary and secondary schools in America.

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Oregon Tech RoboSub Team Wins Award at National Convention

Oregon Tech RoboSub Team Wins Award at National Convention

The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) Unmanned Systems (OTUS) robotics team participated in the 21st annual International RoboSub Competition, an autonomous underwater robotics student competition held this summer at the Navy's underwater testing 
pool in San Diego, California.

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Working with the Portland Trail Blazers

Working with the Portland Trail Blazers

How did seven people from diverse backgrounds end up working with the Portland Trail Blazers?

Mazama High School business leadership and accounting students had a chance to find out Monday during a career panel discussion with staff and ambassadors for the NBA team. The message: Find your passion, be flexible, and don’t give up.

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Airtanker 06, Final Flight to Klamath Falls

Airtanker 06, Final Flight to Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Airtanker 06 will fly for the last time this Sunday to the Klamath Falls Airtanker Base where it will be retired to become a display for the public to enjoy along with the Airtanker 61 Memorial.

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Starting the School Year Off Right

Starting the School Year Off Right

More than 6,400 Klamath County School District students were back in class Tuesday

LOST RIVER – Eighth-grader Logan Derry handed Colton Wright his team’s raw egg snugly surrounded by a scrunched up plastic bag and cardboard.

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Stop for School Buses; Slow Down in School Zones

Stop for School Buses; Slow Down in School Zones

Last year, a 7-year-old boy in Keno was nearly hit by a car that didn’t stop for a school bus with flashing red lights. Instead, the driver passed the bus, coming within a few feet of the boy who was crossing the road to meet his mother.

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Grant from Pacific Power Foundation Improves Access for First-Generation Engineers

Grant from Pacific Power Foundation Improves Access for First-Generation Engineers

First generation students at Oregon Tech who are interested in engineering are now one step closer to achieving their educational goals, thanks to a $7,500 scholarship-directed grant from the Pacific Power Foundation.

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Becoming a Grizzly

Becoming a Grizzly

Aaron Von Tersch still recalls his first day at Brixner Junior High. “I remember showing up and realizing we didn’t have recess, and the eighth graders looked like giants,” he said.

Von Tersch, now a social studies teacher at Brixner, last week greeted the junior high’s incoming seventh-grade class to Grizzly Day, a day-long event geared to acclimatize students to their new school before the first day.

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Museum Exhibit Honors Ernest Brace

Museum Exhibit Honors Ernest Brace

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A new exhibit at the Klamath County Museum recounts the life of Ernest Brace, a longtime Klamath Falls resident who endured nearly eight years as a civilian prisoner of war, including several months in a prison cell next to the late Sen. John McCain.

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Working for Work Experience

Working for Work Experience

Basin Partners Internship Program pairs students with businesses for internships
Derick Johnson isn’t sure what he wants to do after high school – yet. But after interning this summer for Ken’s Body and Paint, he has a better idea. “I want to be a photographer or work in an auto body shop – or both,” he said as he sanded the body of a Toyota Land Rover.

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