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.

Read More

Graduation Sensation honors the Class of 2019 [VIDEO]

Graduation Sensation honors the Class of 2019 [VIDEO]

450 Seniors from schools around the Klamath Basin marched down Main Street to an event in Veteran’s Park in celebration of their big accomplishment, graduating from high school.

In its fourth year, Graduation Sensation is the biggest annual event for the Klamath Promise, which awarded $40,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to 70 recipients.

Read More

Mazama Band places second at OSAA State Championships [VIDEO]

Mazama Band places second at OSAA State Championships [VIDEO]

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Mazama High School’s symphonic band played its way into the 4A OSAA Band State Championships – and then took top honors last week, placing second overall in the state in a competitive field.

Read More

Simulated DUII crash stuns students

Simulated DUII crash stuns students

Over 1000 students from Mazama, Hosanna and Lost River High Schools watched as Operation Prom Night told a graphic story of a DUII crash. They saw events unfold right in front of them on Viking Field today.
Caution the photos inside this story are graphic.

Read More

Klamath County FBLA students headed to nationals

Klamath County FBLA students headed to nationals

Twenty-six students from the Klamath County School District will travel to San Antonio to attend and compete at the Future Business Leaders of America's National Leadership Conference at the end of June.

The students, who range from freshmen to seniors, represent one of the largest qualifying groups in the high schools’ recent history to attend the national event.

The students will be in San Antonio, Texas, June 27 to July 3.

Read More

The artistic world of Peeps

The artistic world of Peeps

Peeps – yes, the colorful marshmallow candy – are coming to life at Mazama High School.

Some are sporting colorful hats, others are dressed in tuxes. They drive cars and wear togas. Some are fish. Between them, they represent more than 20 countries from around the world.

Read More

KCSD robotics teams qualify for world, national tournaments

KCSD robotics teams qualify for world, national tournaments

Two Klamath County School District robotics teams earned top honors and will compete in world and national tournaments this spring – a Mazama team qualified for the VEX World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Lost River team earned a spot at Create US National Vex Robotics Tournament in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Read More

STEM&M: A Path to the Future

STEM&M: A Path to the Future

Andrew Raebel had been planning to apply for Mazama’s STEM&M program since seventh grade, deciding it was the best way to meet his g oal of going to college.

“I’m not sure what I want to do,” he said, “but it’ll probably be something in the sciences.”

Read More

Families Gather at Ferguson for Evening of Learning and Fun

Families Gather at Ferguson for Evening of Learning and Fun

The blender for smoothies at Ferguson’s Annual Family Fun Night needed power – leg power. To get a smoothie, students lined up to take turns on the “Smoothie Bike,” pedaling to blend the fruit and ice into a nutritious drink.

Read More

KCSD Graduation Rates Continue Upward Climb

KCSD Graduation Rates Continue Upward Climb

The graduation rate for Klamath County School District high school students increased in 2018 for the fourth year in a row and continues to exceed the state average.

According to data released today (Jan. 24) by the Oregon Department of Education, the county school district’s overall four-year cohort graduation rate for 2017-18 was 79.20 percent, up 1.33 percentage points from the year before, and slightly higher than the state average of 78.65.

Read More

Leading the Way

Leading the Way

Giving back at the Klamath Animal Shelter. Attending leadership conferences. Helping Klamath Hospice. Collecting food for the food bank. Raising money for their Sparrow.

These are just some of the projects Mazama High School’s leadership class has undertaken since the beginning of the school year. Four members of its leadership team gave a presentation to the Klamath County School Board Thursday night, talking about and providing snapshots of some of their community service projects. Overall, about 40 students participate in the school’s leadership program.

Read More

Honing the Skills of Business

Honing the Skills of Business

Henley High School DECA members Andrew Wilcher and Dylan Huynh had 15 minutes to come up with a marketing plan that would increase book donations at the Perry Public Library.

“Our biggest restriction is we weren’t allowed to give money in return (for donations),” Wilcher said. “The underlying challenge is coming up with an incentive to get people to donate.” They came up with an extension of due dates and a competition – a system that publicly recognizes top donors.

Read More