Project aims to link local growers to school cafeterias

Project aims to link local growers to school cafeterias

Expect to see more fresh produce and locally grown food in Klamath County School District cafeterias.

The school district, in partnership with Oregon State University-Klamath Basin Research & Extension Service, has been awarded a competitive $96,538 USDA implementation grant for its Farm-to-School program. The goal of the two-year project is to strengthen the supply chain with area farmers and producers so more students can experience locally grown foods in their school cafeterias.

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Because of a Teacher

Because of a Teacher

Because of a teacher, 1958 Henley High School graduate, Larry Ferguson is a renowned actor, director, and screenwriter of 13 films including “The Hunt for Red October,” “Highlander,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” and “Alien 3.”

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All about mountain biking

All about mountain biking

Shasta Elementary School sixth-grader Emilee Mitchell had just climbed a 1-1/2-mile hill on a mountain bike, but she was grinning as she braked for a water stop.

“It was awesome,” she exclaimed. “Hard, but awesome.”

Her next two miles would be downhill, and she was ready to go.

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KCSD Welcomes new Director of Business Services

KCSD Welcomes new Director of Business Services

Dennis Clague has been named the new director of business services for the Klamath County School District.

Clague, 52, was previously director of business affairs at Butte School District No. 1 in Butte, Mont. He replaces Renée Ferguson, who retired after 30 years in business finance, the last seven years with KCSD.

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The dirt on soil

The dirt on soil

About 60 FFA students from four high schools – Henley, Lost River, Bonanza, and Prospect – gathered Wednesday (Sept. 25) on fallowed alfalfa fields at Mockridge Farms near Bonanza to compete in the annual Bonanza FFA Soils Invitational, a practice contest held a week before the Southern Oregon District Soils Evaluation CDE scheduled for Oct. 2 in Lakeview.

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Lessons in the Woods

Lessons in the Woods

Gadge Riffle carefully put the seedling in the hole and covered it with dirt before packing the ground around the new tree with his feet.

“I planted a tree!” he told his sixth-grade teacher, Jason Dornhecker, as the class walked along a path in the woods, adding, “Well, I know they’ll unplant it and plant it again so they can show the others how to do it.”

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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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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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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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Summer Learning

Summer Learning

Krystel Fernandez Torres, wearing a set a gray wolf ears and a long, gray tail, had no trouble huffing and puffing and blowing away the straw and stick houses of two of the three little pigs. The pigs – all wearing pink ears – ran away as members of the “Three Piggy Opera” sang the story on stage before an audience at Shasta Elementary School, where students from all over the district attend migrant summer school.

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Unanimous Passage of Bills provides Help to local Hospital and Schools

Unanimous Passage of Bills provides Help to local Hospital and Schools

Salem, Ore. - HB 2847 and HB 2867 passed unanimously in the House and Senate during the last week of legislative session. Both bills were chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

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Learning by doing

Learning by doing

It was the final challenge for students at a week-long science camp: Design and launch a bottle rocket.

Seventh-grader Joseph Jennings was among 25 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders who were up to task. He inserted a tennis ball at the top of his rocket – putting it inside his two-liter plastic soda bottle – and then used duct tape and glue to create cardboard “fins” to attach to the bottom in hopes of making his design more aerodynamic and stable.

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Developing core foundations for life

Developing core foundations for life

Jasmin Estrada couldn’t stop smiling after she was handed her Klamath County Transition Program completion diploma.

At the age of 21, the outgoing Estrada, known for her ability to dance, has spent the last three years working on independent living and job skills needed for life outside a structured program.

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