State assessment scores a mixed bag for KCSD

State assessment scores a mixed bag for KCSD

Klamath County School District’s 2018-19 state assessment testing scores improved in reading and writing (English language arts), and mathematics from the previous year for third-, fifth- and 11th-graders, and its 11th-graders scored well above the state average in both subjects.

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KCSD Awarded for financial excellence

KCSD Awarded for financial excellence

For the fifth year in a row, the Klamath County School District has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

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'How you living?"

'How you living?"

Students at Bonanza Junior-Senior High School were asked that question Wednesday, and will be pondering its answer throughout the 2019-20 school year. The question is on bulletin boards in the hallways and above the inside of the school’s main entrance.

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KCSD Students, Educators kick off new school year

KCSD Students, Educators kick off new school year

In Sandy Bailey’s kindergarten class at Shasta Elementary School, 12 students – half of her regular class – spent some time creating carrots, birthday cakes and other fun items out of playdough while learning class routines and rules. Kindergarten classes often are broken into sections, with half the class attending one day and the other half attending the next.

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Almost showtime at the Ross Ragland Theater

Almost showtime at the Ross Ragland Theater

Mark Chesnutt will kick off the Ross Ragland Theater’s 30th Anniversary Season on September 28 and they could not be more excited. In the days before Chesnutt’s performance, the Ragland Big Screen features to special presentations and the Rag Tag Children’s Choir returns

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Fiber art by Liz Hubbard in Modoc Gallery

Fiber art by Liz Hubbard in Modoc Gallery

Ancient rock art seen at various places in the Upper Klamath Basin and other regions of the West are the inspiration for fiber art works created by Liz Hubbard of Bonanza.

“I fell in love with the petroglyphs in Petrified Forest National Park and began a quest to see all the rock art I could find,” Hubbard says. “I joined groups on Facebook with like-minded petroglyph lovers, and I bought a small library about rock art.”

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OIT Professior works with IPC Education to promote engineering to middle and high school students

OIT Professior works with IPC Education to promote engineering to middle and high school students

Since early summer, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” associate professor Kevin Pintong has been working with IPC Education Foundation to attract and engage STEM students in workshops nationwide using Project Owl. The IPC Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which works to prepare students for rewarding careers in the electronics industry by providing learning opportunities focused on electronics manufacturing and improving the perception of manufacturing as a stable and well-paid sector.

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Museum offers homestead tour

Museum offers homestead tour

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An auto tour of homesteads in the Hildebrand area will be offered by the Klamath County Museum at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

The free tour will begin at the site of the Farm Country Festival, which occurs on the same weekend. To reach the festival site, take Highway 140 East past Dairy to mile post 22 at Bliss Road, and follow signs from there.

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Oregon Tech Adds Data Science Degree, Opening Up Pathway to the “Best Job in America”

Oregon Tech Adds Data Science Degree, Opening Up Pathway to the “Best Job in America”

Starting next year, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” will launch a bachelor’s degree in Data Science, a program created to answer the quickly growing need for analysts of “big data,” and the first undergraduate program of its kind at a public university in Oregon. First announced in January, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) recently approved the degree for fall 2020 enrollment at the university’s Klamath Falls campus.

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From Kagoshima to Klamath Falls

From Kagoshima to Klamath Falls

Fifth-grade teacher Stephanie Hull opened the doors to her Peterson Elementary School classroom this week to provide Japanese students a taste of school in America.

Hull and several other Klamath County School District teachers volunteered to offer lessons ranging from English, science and technology to agriculture, art, P.E. and math to the nine students from Kagoshima, a city in southern Japan.

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'Partners in the Park' educates students in service ans stewardship

'Partners in the Park' educates students in service ans stewardship

Since 2018 Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” associate professor Christopher Syrnyk, Ph.D., has been working with Crater Lake National Park (CRLA) on a National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) project for their Partners in the Parks committee. Created as NCHC service/stewardship projects to encourage experiential learning and community building in the nation’s national parks, Partners in the Parks provides many students who are sometimes unable to go on a study abroad learning experience another opportunity, which is more affordable, for a meaningful learning and travel experience.

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Farm Country Festival set for Labor Day weekend

Farm Country Festival set for Labor Day weekend

Hildebrand, Ore. – A taste of farm life from a century ago will be offered during the Farm Country Festival, planned for Saturday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at the Chimney Rock Ranch in the Hildebrand area east of Klamath Falls.

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Digital Marketing Tips a topic at Rural Business and Innovation Summit 2019

Digital Marketing Tips a topic at Rural Business and Innovation Summit 2019

At this year’s Rural Business and Innovation Summit, Jen McFarland, CEO of Women Conquer Business, will deliver practical digital marketing tips for rural businesses. She will cover email, social media, email marketing, website, and funnels.  The Rural Business and Innovation Summit will be held September 12th at Klamath Community College in Klamath Falls and is the premiere conference for rural business owners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.

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Klamath County Chamber of Commerce revamps Leadership Klamath for 2019/2020 class

Klamath County Chamber of Commerce revamps Leadership Klamath for 2019/2020 class

The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce has revamped Leadership Klamath for the upcoming class. Experience the brand-new topic of Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

During this topic, students will hear from a Klamath Falls small business owner and entrepreneur to learn from their expertise. Along with this, students will get an in-depth look into the struggles and profit hacks within the small business world in Klamath.

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