Schools Makin' News(letter), local coverage from Aug. 4-11

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Below are news reports on schools, students or district found in local media coverage between Aug. 4 and Aug. 11.

Aug. 5, 2015 (RHS retired teacher; Winston-Dillard student)

Roseburg Teacher Recognized, Even After Retirement | Jefferson Public Radio

Don Crossfield retired from teaching full-time three years ago. And people still can't stop thanking him for his work, and rewarding it. The former


Give and take: Melrose 8-year-old opening new library |

If you’re reading this, 8-year-old Alli Wenzl has a message for you.Books make your life better. If you don’t have any books, it might be time to visit the


Aug. 7, 2015 (Creekside facility)

Child welfare system moves to newly renovated building | Local & Regional News | KPIC CBS 4 - News, Weather and Sports - Roseburg, OR

Child welfare youth will now live at Creekside Shelter Care Facility. They'll have their own bed, Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, and plenty of storage.


Aug. 8, 2015 (RHS alum; Days Creek, Elkton, Glide, Oakland and Sutherlin FFA programs; Elkton, Glide)


The News-Review Schools/Education page

  • Elkton High School honor roll (no link available)
  • Glide student awarded (no link available)
  • Roseburg, onine school plans informational meeting (no link available)
  • Oakland High School holds reunion potluck (no link available)
  • Sutherlin, Elkton school registration info (no link available)

Commentary: Hawai’i latest coaching stop for Jake Cookus |

To my knowledge, it has been nearly seven years since I last talked to Jake Cookus about his experiences in the college football coaching ranks.At that time, the 36-year-old


‘FFA Way’ displays a variety of students’ skills |

Back in time, FFA stood for Future Farmers of America, and its image was all about high school students raising such animals as cows and calves, and ewes and


Aug. 9, 2015 (South Umpqua HS student)

Douglas County Fair championships special for 4-H members |

The grand championships won by Jodi Sonka and Tyler Ring at the Douglas County Fair had plenty of extra meaning for each.Sonka, 18, of Myrtle Creek and her Hampshire


This is a news aggregating newsletter that we offer as a way districts can stay aware of local coverage we see in print, on TV and hear on air. We look through The News-Review, KPIC, KQEN, Douglas County News and Drain Enterprise for information about your schools on a regular basis. We will soon be adding The Douglas County Mail, too. We will publish this at least once a week in the summer. We will reevaluate frequency in September.

Please email Communications Specialist DD Bixby,, and let us know if we missed anything or if you would like to be added to the list serve to receive these updates regularly, regardless of if your school/district is mentioned or not. We encourage you to share this with your leadership, staff and boards as a nice way to keep up on the happenings and goings on in our region.

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