CES Principal Amy Halley supports ‘learning, with kindness’

Principal Amy Halley in her new office. GINI DAVIS/THE CHRONICLE CRESWELL – As the third new Creswell School District administrator this year – joining CSD Superintendent Mike Johnson and Creswell High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Brandon Standridge – new Creslane Principal Amy Halley might have expected a protracted adjustment period,[Read More…]

Next challenge?

Former Creswell Elementary School Principal Ryan Beck Aliya Hall After eight and seven years, respectively, in the Creswell School District, Todd Hamilton and Ryan Beck and have said goodbye – but they didn’t move far. Both former administrators have been hired by the Springfield School District, Hamilton as district superintendent[Read More…]

It’s a party!

PHOTOS BY GINI DAVIS Back-to-school necessities, food and fun aplenty greeted families at Creswell’s 15th annual Party in the Park last weekend in Holt Park. Within two hours, 290 of 320 free backpacks stuffed with school supplies were given to local K-12 students. The remainder, plus additional empty backpacks, will[Read More…]

CHS 1959 reunion

Sam and Pam Lunas (and James Dean) at the Creswell High School Class of 1959 reunion. Kay Higdon Approximately one-third of the Creswell High School Class of 1959 were able to come together for their 60th reunion in late July. They enjoyed a dinner on a sultry Saturday night, catching[Read More…]

Not charity’

In 2019 and 2018, Creswell Clubhouse, an after-school/summer program for kids directed by Laura Rariden, received a portion of the City of Creswell’s budgeted community service funds, distributed through Creswell First! Photo Provided/Jenni Donley By GINI DAVIS Community Editor The City of Creswell has supported local nonprofits for the past[Read More…]

Thurston teacher’s new series debuts

Thurston High School English teacher William Ritter is a New York Times Bestselling Author for his ”Jackaby” series. His new series, ”The Oddmire,” debuted in July. Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle Family, belonging and … goblins? These are the themes in local author William Ritter’s new series debut, ”The Oddmire: Changeling.”[Read More…]

Kindergarten grads ‘bear’ down, look to 2031

Kindergartners (from left, front) Lelainia Zintz-Williams, Brennan Gwaltney, Alyana Akers, Kyle Dappert, Barrett Hamilton and Kali Roberts dance to ”I’m a Gummy Bear” while performing a set of teddy bear-themed songs during Creslane’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle With temperatures no longer in the record-breaking high 90s,[Read More…]



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