Creswell School District releases updated calendar

Creswell School District officials have released an updated version of the 2020-21 school calendar, making it widely available for viewing and downloading from its website, The new calendar was adopted by the Creswell School Board at its April 22 meeting. Joel Higdon, Director of Technology Services & Facility Operations, posted[Read More…]

CSD approves coaching stipend, ‘Fund 275’ changes

CRESWELL — At the request of the school board during the February meeting, Superintendent Mike Johnson brought more information about the current financial picture of athletics and follow-up information about transportation to sporting events. The board voted to approve the tennis coach stipend, and discussed bringing the athletic fund 275[Read More…]

Educators getting paid

On March 17, Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order stating that, “Public schools shall continue to regularly pay all employees of public schools.” Public schools subject to this order also can require school employees to report to work to assist with supplemental services and emergency management activities. The Oregon[Read More…]

Schools close, class goes on

Olivia and Owen Flint are working on their math and handwriting at home under the supervision of mom Christina Flint. Christina Flint/Photo With schools closed until at least April 28, parents are finding innovative alternatives to continue their children’s learning. From homeschooling to online courses, multiple resources are available to[Read More…]

Binding experience for children

Children decorate the books they bound during the After School Club Art Day on March 11. Aliya Hall/The Chronicle SPRINGFIELD – Artist Marianne Walker wants to introduce children to different types of crafts and art that they otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience. That’s why on March 11 the[Read More…]

Thing 1 and Thing 2 – out of the box!

Cheryl Clancey’s kindergarten class at Creslane Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss Week in their Thing 1 and Thing 2 hats. Heidi Wilson/Special to The Chronicle CRESWELL – Kindergarten classes at Creslane Elementary were among the first to celebrate Dr. Seuss Week, which started March 2. Students in the classrooms of[Read More…]

Library takes quick action

CRESWELL — All programs at Creswell Library, as well as the annual Friends of the Creswell Library Spring Book Sale scheduled for last weekend, have been canceled and the library is closed at least through March 31 as area leaders respond to the global pandemic, COVID-19. “We are sorry for[Read More…]

Honor roll society celebrated

Springfield Education Foundation gathers March 5 for an honor roll society celebration. The event recognized remarkable alumni. Mike Nordtvedt/Lifeslice Photography SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Education Foundation said ”hats off” at the March 5 honor roll society celebration at Along Came Trudy. Over the course of the evening, guests enjoyed live student[Read More…]

Creswell Middle School principal to retire

Shirley Burrus, Creswell Middle School principal CHRONICLE ARCHIVES CRESWELL – After spending over three decades with Creswell Middle School, principal Shirley Burrus announced she will retire at the end of the school year. She has spent 36 years with the District and 41 years in the education field, Burrus said.[Read More…]



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