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School District on Oregon Coast Moves Forward with Plans to Lift Mask Mandate

Despite losing a significant portion of federal funding, leaders of the Alsea School District are moving forward with their plan to allow students and staff to forgo masks when they return to school buildings on Monday, January 31 — making them one of the first public school districts in Oregon to openly defy the state’s Covid mandates, which are among the strictest in the nation.
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It May Not Be Titled ‘Critical Race Theory’ But The Lesson Is Still Being Taught

School districts keep telling concerned parents that ‘Critical Race Theory’ isn’t being taught to students but if you look hard enough, it is. For example, a presentation from Portland’s Grant High School about racism recently drew criticism for going too far, with some saying it is an effort to bridge a racial divide within the school. The student-led activity is called ‘Race Forward,’ which tells students to ‘acknowledge your privilege’. For more information, Lars speaks with Nicole Neily, the founder and president of Parents Defending Education.

Meet the new stars of Oregon high school wrestling (Part 3)

— MacKenzie Shearon, Fr., Redmond. Shearon has set as her goal to become the first Redmond girl to place at state, and she’s off to a good start on her mission. The 140-pounder is 11-0, winning titles at Tyrone S. Woods, North Bend and Liberty. “She is focused on being at her best and is a positive teammate to the other girls on the team,” said Panthers coach Kris Davis. “She is already on the radar for many women’s college teams, so I know she will have many options when she graduates.”

Oliverio set to return as football coach at Hudson’s Bay

Mark Oliverio left Battle Ground after a season for a “homecoming” at Bay. When Mark Oliverio left as the head coach at Hudson’s Bay High School after the 2016 season, it was only because of a career move that required him to move to Ohio. No way...
Herald and News

Oregon Tech student converts ‘79 Datsun pickup to electric vehicle

A senior in Renewable Energy Engineering at Oregon Institute of Technology’s Portland-Metro campus in Wilsonville, Scott Morris is interested in things that will stand the test of time. For his senior capstone project, he wanted to take his love of the old-time survivor, a 1979 Datsun 620 pickup, and combine it with his passion for renewables by converting the pickup into an electric vehicle.

State Cheer Competition set for next Weekend

(Battle Ground, WA) The State Cheer competition is back this year at Battle Ground High School. The last time this event was held was in February of 2020 just before all the Covid shutdowns. At that event more than 96 teams participated in 4 different categories with several different divisions within those categories. Many schools have teams that perform separately in the different categories.

Family is at the heart of Cleveland HS basketball program

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - Ranked Top 10 in the state for boys 6A basketball for the first time in years, the Cleveland Warriors continue to press forward under the guidance of a lifelong friend of Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard. Dondrale Campbell is in his fifth season as head...
The Portland Mercury

Harriet Tubman Middle School Relocation Will Not Replace MLK Jr. Elementary

Harriet Tubman Middle School students will not be relocated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School building as many had feared, Portland Public Schools (PPS) announced Friday. PPS officials are still deciding where Harriet Tubman students will move in 2027. Offering Caregivers a $2,000 Sign-on Bonus!. Become an Albertina...

Newberg, Crescent Valley wrestlers lead the way on Day 1 of Reser’s Tournament of Champions

Form held on Day 1 of the Reser’s Tournament of Champions wrestling tournament at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. That meant good news for Newberg and Crescent Valley, which combined for 14 of the 28 semifinal winners Friday night and will duke it out for the team championship at the 20th edition of Oregon’s premier invitational tournament.

PPS officials: Tubman school rebuild will not replace any existing elementary

Portland Public Schools officials are considering a new location for Tubman Middle School in Northeast Portland, but the district announced Friday that the rebuild will not replace any existing elementary school. “As we prepare for additional community discussions, we are sharing that we agree that this future middle school should...

La Salle Prep's Linus Oey inducted in cheerleading hall of fame

Math teacher, Portland Trail Blazers stunt coach started cheering during 1980sLa Salle Prep math teacher, 1987 alum and former Falcon cheerleader Linus Oey has been selected for 2022 induction into the Oregon Cheerleading Coaches Association Hall of Fame. "We appreciate and are so thankful for all the exceptional amounts of time and energy you put in over the years to help build and grow cheerleading in Oregon," association vice president Christine Langley said in a note congratulating Oey, who will be honored during a banquet in May. La Salle alumni and their parents flooded social media with praise when...