Phi Theta Kappa partnership with Oregon Tech expands transfer student access to bachelor's degree

Phi Theta Kappa partnership with Oregon Tech expands transfer student access to bachelor's degree

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Community college transfer students wanting to transition to an undergraduate institution are finding the way even more practical and cost-effective through a new partnership between Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

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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.”

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Bonanza Student Among Eight Others to Compete for State Poetry Title

Bonanza Student Among Eight Others to Compete for State Poetry Title

Salem, Oregon – Regional Poetry Out Loud competitions held in Medford, Portland and Salem Saturday identified the nine Oregon high school students who are invited to compete for the 2019 state title on Saturday, March 9. Three finalists were selected from each regional competition.

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Oregon Tech Recognizes Cascade Health Alliances' Commitment to the Klamath Basin

Oregon Tech Recognizes Cascade Health Alliances' Commitment to the Klamath Basin

Klamath Falls, OR — March 1st, 2019 Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) awarded a plaque of appreciation to Cascade Health Alliance (CHA) recognizing CHA’s dedication to the Klamath Basin community and their investment in children and families through support of the Oregon Tech Behavioral Improvement Group (BIG) Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Clinic.

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KCC Board Approves Three New Associate Degrees

KCC Board Approves Three New Associate Degrees

The Klamath Community College board approved three new academic programs at a meeting Tuesday night. The board unanimously approved associate degrees for psychology, cybersecurity, and lab technician. Classes for the programs will start in fall 2019. Fall enrollment begins May 6.

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Snow Days are Work Days for District Maintenance Crew

Snow Days are Work Days for District Maintenance Crew

Snow days for students are an unexpected day off – a reprieve from classes and homework. But snow days for the Klamath County School District maintenance crew are just that – days spent plowing and shoveling the white stuff.

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Photo Story: Farm Expo Showcases Klamath Ag to Basin Fourth-Graders

Photo Story: Farm Expo Showcases Klamath Ag to Basin Fourth-Graders

550 Fourth grade students from all corners of the Klamath Basin attended the 2019 Farm Expo held Wednesday and Thursday at the Klamath County Event Center. Since the 1970’s, students have had an opportunity for hands on learning about many different aspects of Klamath Basin Agriculture, including; 4-H, FFA, potato farming, cattle ranching, goats, irrigation, timber, grain, hay, dairy, bees and many more.

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Lobbying for their future, and $2.2 million

Lobbying for their future, and $2.2 million

When senior Madison Mefford learned that Gilchrist Junior-Senior High School was at risk of losing small school funding and classes and programs that funding provides, she jumped at the chance to do something about it.

Mefford was among 10 students from Gilchrist, Lost River, Chiloquin and Bonanza high schools who, as members of Klamath County School District’s Legislative Team, traveled to the Capitol in Salem Monday to testify before the House Committee on Education. They urged lawmakers to support a bill that would guarantee their schools continue to receive $2.2 million in small school funding.

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School Board Lobbies for Funding

School Board Lobbies for Funding

Steve Lowell is no stranger to lobbying the state Legislature. He’s been doing it for the last 12 years as a member of the Klamath County School Board, asking lawmakers to stabilize funding and increase the state’s investment in K-12 education.

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Henley Complex Schools on Lockdown for 30 Minutes

Henley Complex Schools on Lockdown for 30 Minutes

Students playing with a BB gun pistol that appeared to be a handgun caused Henley Complex schools to go into a lockdown for about 30 minutes today.

The lockdown occurred at about 9 a.m. after students recorded a video of two other students playing with a BB gun pistol that was a replica of a handgun. They quickly reported the incident to administration, the Henley Complex was put into a lockdown and law enforcement responded.

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Citizens for Safe Schools Accepting Applications for Awards

Citizens for Safe Schools Accepting Applications for Awards

Citizens for Safe Schools is excited to announce that the applications for the 2019 American Youth Character and Character Builder Awards are now live, and applications will be accepted until April 1st, 2019. This is an annual event that Citizens for Safe Schools (CFSS) executes every year.

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Chiloquin Elementary to Close Due to Viral Illness

Chiloquin Elementary to Close Due to Viral Illness

The Klamath County School District, in collaboration with Klamath County Public Health, is closing Chiloquin Elementary School Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Friday, Feb. 15 to help prevent the spread of a viral illness. The school is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, Feb. 19. (All public schools are closed Monday in observance of President’s Day.)

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Oregon Tech Respiratory Director Appointed to State Licensing Board

Oregon Tech Respiratory Director Appointed to State Licensing Board

Sarah Woodman, program director of respiratory care at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently received appointment to the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board for the State of Oregon, with her official term having begun December 2018. Woodman joins colleague James “Jim” Hulse, who serves as vice chair on the Board.

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Vaccinations Take Center Stage in February

Vaccinations Take Center Stage in February

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) reminds local families that immunizations must be updated before February 20, which is school exclusion day.

For families visiting their primary care provider to update vaccinations, the appointment presents a ready opportunity to discuss other immunizations that provide protection against communicable diseases. The current measles outbreak has …

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