Schools Makin' News(letter), local coverage from Aug. 12-25

Release Date: 
8/25/2015

Below are news reports on schools, students and districts found in local media coverage between Aug. 12 and Aug. 25.

Aug. 25, 2015

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/17867225-113/new-superintendent-sets-tone-for-school-year

New superintendent sets tone for school year | NRToday.com

Employees of Roseburg Public Schools quickly found out that choosing the “fun way” to listen to Superintendent Gerry Washburn’s presentation meant some dancing, clapping and experiencing just a hint

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Aug. 24, 2015
http://www.541radio.com/FRENCH-GOVERNMENT-HONORS-THREE-AMERICANS-INCLUDING/21889738

541Radio - FRENCH GOVERNMENT HONORS THREE AMERICANS INCLUDING ROSEBURG MAN

By Kyle Bailey News Radio 1240 KQEN kyle@bciradio.com August 24, 2015 5:30 a.m. The French Government has honored three Americans, including a Roseburg member of the Charlie Company Unit of the Oregon National Guard, for taking down a gunman on a high

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Aug. 22, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/world/europe/3-heroes-who-stopped-train-attack-were-boyhood-friends.html?_r=0

3 Who Stopped Train Attack Were Boyhood Friends - The New York Times

The three Americans who subdued a gunman aboard a train to Paris are friends from their middle-school days, and two of them serve in the armed forces.

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Aug. 21, 2015

http://www.kpic.com/news/local/Roseburg-HS-gym-demolition-nearly-complete-mascot-questions-linger-322542211.html

Roseburg HS gym demolition nearly complete; mascot questions linger | Local & Regional News | KPIC CBS 4 - News, Weather and Sports - Roseburg, OR

As for the question of the mascot logo, a recent ruling by the State Board of Education requires the school to change it by 2017, but Weber says they are waiting to hear what state legislators have to say about it.

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http://www.nrtoday.com/news/17770573-113/new-freezer-will-allow-phoenix-students-to-eat

New freezer will allow Phoenix students to eat better | NRToday.com

“Cafeteria food” doesn’t have a bad connotation at Phoenix Charter School. Neither does the term “lunch ladies,” although Cindy Clark insists she and her colleagues are more than lunch

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Aug. 20, 2015 

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/17770536-113/rescue-mission-opens-new-and-improved-shelter-for-women-and  (RHS, Fir Grove schools mentioned)

Rescue mission opens new-and-improved shelter for women and children | NRToday.com

When Brittany Sharp was released from jail, she was pregnant with nowhere to go. Although her probation officer suggested the Samaritan Inn, a shelter for women and children, Sharp

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http://www.nrtoday.com/news/17786331-113/uccs-transfer-program-to-help-ag-students-earn

UCC’s transfer program to help ag students earn degrees | NRToday.com

Douglas County educators are creating a low-cost pipeline for agriculture leaders, and the final piece will fall into place this fall at Umpqua Community College. With the advent of

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Aug. 19, 2015
http://www.nrtoday.com/news/17688579-113/cow-creek-tribe-teaches-itself-to-speak-again

Cow Creek Tribe teaches itself to speak again | NRToday.com

The flashcards in front of the children and the letters of the alphabet hanging on the walls made the classroom look similar to nearly every other language class. The

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Aug. 18, 2015
http://www.nrtoday.com/news/17733601-113/eating-their-fill-at-lunchbox-express

Eating their fill at Lunchbox Express | NRToday.com

Even though this summer’s free lunch program from Roseburg Public Schools fed 42 percent more kids than last year, Nutrition Services Director Kyle Micken expected a much bigger increase.“We

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Aug. 17, 2015

http://www.kpic.com/news/local/Camas-Valley-football-holds-midnight-practice-for-15th-straight-year-322108261.html

Camas Valley football holds midnight practice for 15th straight year | Local & Regional News | KPIC CBS 4 - News, Weather and Sports - Roseburg, OR

"They were pretty excited to get going and they asked if they could start on the first minute of the first day,” Wolfe recalls, “and I was young enough and energetic enough to say, ‘that's a great idea,’ and so that's what we did."

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 Aug. 16, 2015

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/17730855-113/participants-get-down-and-dirty-at-the-sutherlin (SHS, OHS to receive scholarships from festival)

Participants get down and dirty at the Sutherlin Blackberry Festival | NRToday.com

Jake Hawes crouched on all-fours, glops of mud slowly dripping from his face, before climbing to his feet. Wading through a pool of watery sludge, his feet making loud

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http://www.nrtoday.com/sports/17700082-113/prep-football-bell-ready-to-kick-off-final

Prep Football: Bell ready to kick off final season at Roseburg | NRToday.com

Thurman Bell sounded ready to toe the starting line for his 45th and final season as Roseburg High School’s head football coach.Monday marks the first official day of practice

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 https://www.facebook.com/StoutsFire/videos/1602631966655457/

Stouts Fire | Facebook

Dr. Mark Angle, Superintendent of Days Creek School District, steps up on some tough situations in his first month at the helm. Less than a month into...

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Aug. 14, 2015 

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/17701172-113/young-people-sue-federal-government-over-fossil-fuels-policy   (local students)

Young people sue federal government over fossil-fuels policy | NRToday.com

Twenty-one young people, galvanized against fossil fuel-based projects around the country that could irreversibly damage the planet, filed a lawsuit against the federal government Wednesday. Two of the claimants

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Young people sue federal government over fossil-fuels policy | NRToday.com

Twenty-one young people, galvanized against fossil fuel-based projects around the country that could irreversibly damage the planet, filed a lawsuit against the federal government Wednesday. Two of the claimants

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http://www.541radio.com/pages/21858086.php?

541Radio - RHS BAND CAR WASH HELD AT TWO CREDIT UNION LOCATIONS

By Kyle Bailey News Radio 1240 KQEN kyle@bciradio.com August 14, 2015 4:15 a.m. On Saturday what’s being called the biggest car wash event of the year to benefit the Roseburg High School band program will be held.  Both Roseburg locations of

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Aug. 13, 2015

http://www.nrtoday.com/sports/17685294-113/thurman-bell-football-camp

Thurman Bell Football Camp | NRToday.com

The Thurman Bell Football Camp, for players ages 12-18, began Monday and runs through Friday at Roseburg High’s Finlay Field.Fall sports practice — football, volleyball, soccer and cross country

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http://www.541radio.com/pages/21855712.php?

541Radio - SUTHERLIN FFA AT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR

By Ashley Claiborne News Radio 1240 KQEN ashley@bciradio.com August 13, 2015 11:35 a.m. Sutherlin FFA members participated in the Douglas County Fair that was heald last week. Each member took part in many challenging events to display their hard work

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Aug. 12, 2015

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/17684074-113/rhs-gym-has-roof-removed

RHS gym has roof removed | NRToday.com

Piece by piece, construction workers are shedding more light on the $2.25 million seismic upgrade project for Robertson Memorial Gym at Roseburg High School.With the help of two giant

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 https://www.facebook.com/StoutsFire/videos/1602509863334334/  (Days Creek School)

Stouts Fire - Part 2 Biomass | Facebook

This is Part 2 of our story about the fuels reduction-biomass relationship. As we said, this year’s fire season highlights the importance of fuels...

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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 publish this once a week on Tuesdays.

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