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May

OSD: ‘Great year’ for DECA wraps up in Florida


Photos submitted. Maria Cisler and Meghan Sharkus were two of four OHS students honored as international finalists at the DECA competition in Orlando, Fla.

When preparing students for the “real world,” there’s nothing like good competition to bring out their best. 

At last month’s DECA International event in Orlando, Oregon High School’s DECA students showed they belong among the very best.

Wed
13
May

OSD: Students ‘go global’


Photo submitted. OHS ‘Go Global’ students Danielle Ruotsinoja and Corrie Mae Matthias bike along the city wall at Xian.

Oregon High School history teacher Lou Kindschi is used to traveling around the world to bring ideas back home to her students.

This time, though, she took students with her. 

Wed
13
May

OSD: Krause re-elected school board president


Krause

After wrapping up his first year as Oregon School Board president, Dan Krause will remain in that role after defeating Charles Uphoff in a 4-3 election Monday night. 

Barb Feeney had nominated Krause, while Rae Vogeler nominated Uphoff.

Krause was elected to the board in 2013 after running unsuccessfully as a write-in candidate in 2012. He was elected president for the first time last April.  

Wed
13
May

VASD: Middle Ground: Transition to personalized learning not easy at SOMS, BRMS

The Verona Area School District’s transition to personalizing learning doesn’t just mean it’s different for each student. 

Teachers and even entire schools can take varied paths to bringing a more personal education to students.

Wed
13
May

VASD: Teachers still finding their own ways at Badger Ridge


Photos by Scott Girard. Badger Ridge Middle School sixth-graders Addie Matts, left, and Katie Richardson work on iPads during Sarah Urben’s language arts class.

Badger Ridge Middle School principal Mike Murphy has a significant background with supporting personalized learning. 

Wed
13
May

VASD: Sixth grade embracing personalization at Savanna Oaks


Photos by Scott Girard. Sixth-graders Hailey Rothwell, left, and Caleb Tollefson work on their Chromebooks during workshop time at Savanna Oaks Middle School.

The work on personalized learning at SOMS began last year, when a district-funded innovation grant provided Chromebooks for every sixth-grader.

It’s been a work in progress since then, as teachers and administrators have been making adjustments to the program through trial and error, especially at the sixth-grade level.

Wed
13
May

VASD: Study shows lots of problems with Sugar Creek, New Century

An architecture firm studying four Verona Area School District buildings found a range of problems at the oldest one, and bad news on potential expansions at the others.

Wed
13
May

VASD: Board to consider more open enrollment spots May 18

The Verona Area School Board has initially capped open enrollment at much lower levels the past two years compared with previous years.

Fri
01
May

OSD: School district earns honors

The Oregon School District was recently named by the College Board to its “Fifth Annual Honor Roll,” which recognizes districts that increase access to advanced placement (AP) coursework, and the percentage of students passing their AP exams. 

The College Board named 26 state school districts in the list, noting that Oregon is one of 10 districts to receive the honor for multiple years. 

Fri
01
May

OSD: Familiar face named new OHS principal

Former Oregon Middle School principal Jim Pliner is coming home. 

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