Teachers create biodiversity field school at Dorris Ranch

SPRINGFIELD — As a creative experience and to meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Springfield Public Schools last week hosted its first-ever Biodiversity Field Study at historic Dorris Ranch with support from community partners on Oct. 4.  Over 600 students from Springfield and Thurston high schools participated in this year’s[Read More…]

Area libraries team up to educate on Native culture 

As the school year begins and students start rolling in, opportunities for education aren’t just limited to the classroom. This fall the Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Creswell libraries are teaming up with Singing Creek Educational Center to broaden Native cultural education and understanding with the Acorn Circle Library Program. Singing[Read More…]

September Class Acts

Creslane Elementary  Kindergarten: Chloe, Roony, Kylo, Kyler First Grade: Ellie, Charlee, Hadlee   Second Grade: Waylon, Ronan, Everleigh, Gracelynn Third Grade:  Sydney, Trendon, Olivia, Cheyenne Fourth Grade: Jaelyn, Olivia, Sophia, Michaela Fifth Grade: Miles, Jessalyn, Andrew

Spark now; shine soon: Connections, opportunities arise at Booth-Kelly

SPRINGFIELD – When you’re young, discovering and navigating to your passions can be an extensive and arduous journey. But for youth in Lane County, there is a new, dedicated space for hands-on experience, vocational learning, and plenty of room for exploration.  Spark at Booth-Kelly, Connected Lane County (CLC)’s second innovation[Read More…]

Spring Honor Roll

Spring college graduates University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Springfield: Sonya Peres-Lopez, College of Nursing, bachelor of science, nursing George Fox University Creswell: Valerie DeHaven, master of arts in teaching Springfield:  Everett Dowdy, bachelor of science in elementary education Springfield: Elizabeth Raymundo Rafael, bachelor of arts in business administration Spring Dean’s list Eastern[Read More…]

Creswell middle school students compete at Future Business Leaders conference

CRESWELL – Creswell Middle School sent three students to Atlanta, Georgia in late June to compete in the National Future Business Leaders of America Leadership (FBLA) Conference. FBLA is an American student organization that helps youth become involved in, and prepared for, a future in the business world. This year[Read More…]



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