Gladstone, OR Education

Public Schools Are Causing Irreparable Harm to Themselves

Self-taught Fridays, extra days abruptly added to vacations, and random sudden closures proliferate in public schools across the country with the omicron variant of COVID-19 only accelerating an established trend. Parents have to hustle to make alternate plans for keeping kids occupied; with so little notice in most cases, actual education is often off the table as an option. Advocates of government-dominated schooling accuse proponents of education choice of wanting to kill government schools, but those public institutions don't seem to need any help as they incrementally terminate their own participation in the teaching business.
Picture for Public Schools Are Causing Irreparable Harm to Themselves

Instagram Accounts Removed over Safety Concerns at Canby High School

Two anonymous Instagram accounts have been removed from the platform after concerns arose this weekend about their activities, including publishing photos of Canby High School students and labeling them as potential violent threats. One of the accounts in question came online Saturday night and used the handle @chs.schoolshooters. It published...
Picture for Instagram Accounts Removed over Safety Concerns at Canby High School

Centennial and McKay dropping to 5A, pending approval by OSAA Executive Board

The OSAA Classification and Districting Committee approved requests by Centennial and McKay to drop to Class 5A for the upcoming four-year cycle at its final meeting Nov. 22 in Wilsonville. The decisions, if upheld by the OSAA Executive Board when it convenes Dec. 13 to consider the committee’s final recommendations,...
Picture for Centennial and McKay dropping to 5A, pending approval by OSAA Executive Board

Newberg holds meeting to look for superintendent

NEWBERG, Ore. (KOIN) — The Newberg School District needs a new superintendent, and the district’s school board is ready for the public listen in on the conversation. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the NSD will hold a special school district meeting for a discussion of a short-term contract superintendent and to begin the process to find […]

Guadalupe Guerrero Is a Finalist for L.A. Schools Job

The Los Angeles Unified School District is closing in on a new superintendent. Among the possible eight finalists, according to the Los Angeles Times: Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero. Guerrero took the top job in Portland in October 2017 after serving as deputy superintendent in the San Francisco Unified...

Coquille RB Gunner Yates voted the WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Coquille running back Gunner Yates for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 22-28! The senior ran for an OSAA title game record 388 yards and five touchdowns, including a 74-yard score that gave the Red Devils the lead for good, in a 38-28 win over Kennedy in the 2A championship game. (STORY, PHOTOS)

Collaboration and teamwork across grade levels and schools help Woodland’s teachers improve student learning district-wide

Kelly Hathaway and Tara Campbell worked together previously at Vancouver Public Schools but became a team once more when Campbell started at Woodland this fall. Tara Campbell and Kelly Hathaway, two sixth-grade English Language Arts (ELA) teachers at Woodland Middle School who previously worked as professional developmental coaches for Vancouver Public Schools, rediscovered their passions for classroom teaching and working together as a team thanks to Woodland Public Schools’ emphasis on collaboration and teamwork across grades and schools throughout the district.

6 Oregon high school cross country runners qualify for Eastbay National Finals in San Diego

Six Oregon high school cross country runners qualified Saturday for the 42nd annual Eastbay National Finals next weekend in San Diego. Class 6A girls state champion Kate Peters of Lake Oswego won the West Regional in Walnut, Calif., completing the 5-kilometer Mt. SAC course in 17 minutes, 19 seconds, beating Sadie Engelhardt, a freshman from Ventura, Calif., by five seconds.

After Two Weeks Of learning From Home Students Return To Reynolds Middle School

FAIRVIEW, Ore– Two weeks after the Reynolds School District determined that bad behavior and fighting was not acceptable on campus, Reynolds Middle school students were told to stay home and participate to distance learning instead. Administrators, teachers and staff worked with parents to come up with a plan to keep everyone safe. Two additional people have been added to the school to monitor situations and safety. The district is negotiating with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office to have 2 SRO’s on campus beginning in January.

‘This team has just been something special.’ Central Catholic leaves no doubt in 6A title-clinching rout of Tualatin

A year unlike any other ended with a familiar sight — Central Catholic celebrating at midfield on the Hillsboro Stadium turf. The Rams put on a dominant performance in the second half of Saturday’s Class 6A championship game against Tualatin, pulling away for a 44-14 victory that capped an undefeated season and a second consecutive OSAA state title.

Nominees for the Week 11 Northwest Personal Training high school athlete of the week

Here are the nominees for the Northwest Personal Training Week 11 high school athlete of the week. Voting will continue until 7 p.m. Wednesday, with results announced in Thursday’s edition of The Columbian. Winners of the athlete-of-the-week may not be nominated again during the regular season, and no athlete may...

Estacada football dominates Tri-Valley Conference all-league

Cory James voted Offensive Player of Year; Dominic Nacoste named Lineman of Year. While it all may have ended in a difficult 4A State Playoffs semifinal loss, Estacada football completed a historic undefeated regular season that had players across the field making incredible contributions. From a dynamic, scrambling quarterback to...

Colton girls notch two wins to start season

The Vikings snag a pair of nonleague wins on back-to-back nights to get the new season rolling nicely. The Colton High girls basketball team is off to a 2-0 start on the young season, snagging back-to-back wins over Vernonia and Taft on Dec. 1 and 2, respectively. The Vikings picked...

Vikettes continue to shine at Category Championships

Forest Grove High School's Alexis Wentworth placed second individually in the Advanced Drill Down competition.There's a first time for everything and Forest Grove's first year competing in the Large Pom Division at last week's DDCA Category Championships proved to be a fruitful one. The Vikettes – who've taken home hardware at the season's two previous events – again reigned supreme, winning the Kick category at the season-ending event while placing fourth in the aforementioned Large Pom Division Saturday, Dec. 4, at Sherwood High School. "As a coach I am so proud of this team," Forest Grove High School head coach...