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 By Aliya Hall    News    September 19, 2019

Anderson believes third stint as Board Chair will be the charm

CRESWELL – Even with his six years of experience as a school board member, Mike Anderson admitted that he still gets a little nervous before each meeting. Voted in as chair for the 2019-20 school...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 25, 2019

Six years spent serving - Rogers reflects on his time on school board

"Service" is an action that resonates with Tim Rogers. From his religious beliefs to his employment at Northwest Christian University, which has "service" in its motto, the word is close to his heart....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 13, 2019

'Welcome aboard' Johnson is new superintendent

Candidate Michael Johnson has accepted the position of Creswell's superintendent starting in the 2019-20 school year, after contract negotiations were agreed upon last week. Johnson is currently the p...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 6, 2019

Board chooses top candidate

The Creswell School Board began contract negotiations late last week with its top candidate for the vacant superintendent position, and hopes to announce the selection at the June 5 board meeting,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 6, 2019

Michael Johnson chosen as new superintendent

Candidate Michael Johnson has accepted the position of Creswell's superintendent starting in the 2019-20 school year, after contract negotiations were agreed upon. Johnson is currently the principal...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

Q&A: Final 2 in CSD super search

Editor's note: Staff writer Aliya Hall spoke with both finalists for the Creswell School District superintendent position, Sean Gallagher and Michael Johnson. This is a recap of their questions and an...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 30, 2019

CSD 2019-20 budget in $15 million range

Creswell School District will be starting out 2019-20 strong - an extra $2 million strong. Revenue assumptions from the May 8 school board meeting show that the ending fund balance for 2017-18 has...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    May 30, 2019

School Boards unofficial election results: Lemhouse re-ups, Rogers says goodbye

One Creswell School Board incumbent won their seat, while another lost theirs at the polls this month. Unofficial results from the May 21 Special Election yield a victory for Director Kandice...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

Two superintendent finalists selected; forum planned

Two finalists are moving forward for Creswell's superintendent position: Sean Gallagher and Michael Johnson. Gallagher is the current superintendent at Brookings-Harbor School District in Brookings,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019

RALLY: Communities want more school funding

Roughly 24 teachers and community members - all sporting red - took to Oregon Avenue after school on May 8 to rally for education. The event organizers, Mona Stiffler and Liz Babbs, wanted to bring at...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 9, 2019

Vandals strike Babe Ruth baseball batting cage

About 95 local youth ranging in age from five to 15, their coaches and supporters were dealt a blow over Easter weekend when a new batting cage purchased with funds donated to the Creswell Babe Ruth...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    April 18, 2019

Committee picked to screen search for superintendent

The Creswell School Board met April 10 for its regular meeting and appointed the screening committee members for the superintendent search. The board received 25 applications and needed to pick 15 to...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 28, 2019

Six file, two contested in school board election

Six people have filed for the four open seats on Creswell School Board (CSB), with some new and some old faces stepping up to the plate to the May 21 election. Terms for Chair Tim Rogers, Vice-Chair...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 28, 2019

Public gives input on super search

The Creswell School Board enlisted community feedback through an online survey and input sessions on March 21 and 22 to help create a list of qualities and qualifications that the board would utilize...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 21, 2019

Expedited search for super underway

The superintendent search process is underway for Creswell schools, after current Superintendent Todd Hamilton announced March 7 that he will be leaving in July to become the Springfield Public...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 21, 2019

Part Five - Lobbying for learning

Four months after Board Director Lacey Risdal first appealed to the school board about Creswell becoming more involved at the state level, she was able to do her part, with the help of Board Director...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    March 14, 2019

Superintendent Hamilton leaving Creswell schools

Creswell School District will soon be on the hunt for a new superintendent for the 2019-20 school year. CSD Superintendent Todd Hamilton announced March 7 that he will be leaving Creswell schools...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 7, 2019

Homeless students in our schools

As the state of Oregon faces a crisis of homelessness and a lack of affordable housing, ripple effects are cast into education, as students and their families in Creswell are dealing with its...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 21, 2019

Board talks grad rates, approves resolutions

The Creswell School Board met on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. for their regular board session where they discussed and voted on unfinished and new business, before talking about graduation rates. Board...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 7, 2019

School Board discusses cap on open enrollment

The Creswell School Board met on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. for their regular school board meeting. The board also met for executive session, which The Chronicle wrote about on Jan. 17. Enrollment was up by...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 17, 2019

School board dismisses complaints

During the Jan. 9 school board regular meeting, the school board held an executive session to consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 20, 2018

School board sees new printing project

The Creswell School Board received a special presentation from Adam Watkins, principal at Creswell High School, on their Youth Transition Program (YTP) printing project during the Dec. 12 regular...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 13, 2018

'Emotional Poverty' book inspires CMS staff

The staff at Creswell Middle School are continuing their own education by forming a book club dedicated to enhancing relationships with their students. This year, the book is "Emotional Poverty in...

 

School district updates policies, OSBA vote

By Aliya Hall The Creswell Chronicle The Nov. 14 school board meeting was full of new business for the Board of Directors to address and vote on. The quorum, which was made by Board Chair Tim Rogers, Director Natalie Smathers, Director Lacey Risdal a...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 22, 2018

Report cards released

During the Nov. 14 regular session school board meeting, the Board of Directors got an early peek at the at the 2017 to 2018 school and district report cards, which were released Nov. 15. The report c...

 

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