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 By Aliya Hall    News    March 26, 2020 

Schools close, class goes on

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...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 26, 2020 

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...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 26, 2020 

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...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    March 26, 2020 

Frieze honored as MVC Player of the Year

CRESWELL - Senior guard Tyler Frieze was named 2019-20 3A Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year, and the Bulldogs' other four regular starters also earned boys basketball all-league honors whe...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    March 26, 2020 

Dapron, two others earn all-league honors

CRESWELL — Three members of the CHS girls basketball team earned all-league honors for the 2019-20 season. Junior post/forward Brea Dapron was named to the 3A Mountain Valley Conference First Team,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 19, 2020

Board approves, prioritizes plan

CRESWELL — Mike Johnson, superintendent of Creswell schools, is close to seeing an eight-month initiative come to fruition. How sweet it is. “I just fell in love with this by the way,” Johnson...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 19, 2020

Budget bonanza

CRESWELL— Assumptions for the 2020-21 general fund budget are in the works and Superintendent Mike Johnson said that the Creswell School District is steady going into the next school year....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 12, 2020

Burrus retiring after 40+ years as educator

CRESWELL – After more than three decades with Creswell Middle School, principal Shirley Burrus will retire at the end of this year, she said. Burrus said she told Creswell School District leaders...

 

A WILD RIDE - 'Gettin' loose in the corner'

Kindergartner Avery Prechtel rides in his class' unicorn-themed car, pushed by Ari Needham (left) and Jenna Larson during Creslane Elementary's annual soap box derby. Students, teachers and...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    March 5, 2020

Special performances mark night featuring CHS student musicians

CRESWELL – With the music competition season in full swing, Creswell High musicians who vied for state bids during the District 12 Solo/Ensemble Festival held Feb. 22 at LCC were showcased during...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 27, 2020

Pro tips: Teacher has students on 'real' path

CRESWELL – Stan Mercer is sure of a few things, and one of them is this: Students don't get jobs anymore just using hand tools. The Maker's Class teacher said that to prepare students properly for...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    February 27, 2020

CHS jazz band members recognized at Jazz Festival

CRESWELL - Three Creswell High School Jazz Band 1 students were recognized for outstanding musicianship during the Oregon Jazz Festival, held Jan. 24-25 at Lane Community College in Eugene. Brandon...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    February 27, 2020

Middle school vocalists know how to 'Just Sing It!'

CRESWELL - Just Sing It! manager Stacy Swartout-McKee summed up the middle school choir festival perfectly: "I love how 500 kiddos who don't know each other can just show up at one place and be able...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    February 13, 2020

Swingin' free and easy - Dedicated to fitness

CRESWELL - Creslane Elementary's commitment to fitness – and fun – was reaffirmed Monday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened for "business" (aka, recess) $50,000 worth of new pl...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    February 13, 2020

CHS principal Watkins won't return next year

CRESWELL - Creswell High School Principal Adam Watkins last week announced his resignation from the District, effective in June. "It was a decision that was difficult to come by, due to the wonderful...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 13, 2020

Board evaluates data, aims to close gaps

CRESWELL - In continuing their progress towards the Student Success Act, Creswell School District analyzed student achievement data to gauge where the district was at during the school board work...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 13, 2020

Four education staff receive commendations

Four Creswell staff members received commendations from Superintendent Mike Johnson in recognition of their excellence in education, including three high school English teachers, Liz Babbs, Deborah...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 6, 2020

Principal: School committed to leadership class

CRESWELL – Despite concern in the community that the Creswell Middle School class was disappearing, Principal Shirley Burrus said that the class is still available to students and is in no danger of...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    February 6, 2020

All That Jazz! The annual concert and fundraiser brought down the house once again.

CRESWELL - It was an elegant evening of linen-covered tables, softly glowing lights, saucy food and saucier jazz as the Creswell Music Program hosted its annual Saucy Jazz fundraiser. The wildly...

 

Middle school holding can, plastic bottle drive

CRESWELL – Wondering what to do with all the leftover cans and plastic bottles after your Super Bowl party? Creswell Middle School will take them off your hands. Drop off cans and plastic bottles...

 

Building memories

CRESWELL - Bringing kindergartners and their dads together to build decorative – and, of course, tasty – gingerbread houses is a beloved tradition at Creslane Elementary. Here, Olivia Clark seems...

 

Creslane Winter Concert

Members of the Creslane Choir perform "Hot Chocolate" during their winter concert on Dec. 10. The third, fourth and fifth graders confidently performed seven winter- and holiday-themed songs – most...

 

Eight Creslane Choir members in All-State Elementary Honor Choir

Eight Creslane Choir members have been chosen to perform with the Oregon Music Education Association All-State Elementary Honor Choir in January. Each choir director may rank and nominate up to 10...

 

Santa Store keeps holiday spirit alive

Wearing a festive "Star Wars" Christmas hat, sixth grader Pierce Wilnau selects a vase from the annual Santa Store, which allows CMS students to purchase holiday gifts for family, friends – and...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 21, 2019

District plans for expanding population

CRESWELL – Creswell School District is looking into the future, preparing for the additional 130 students anticipated in the district within the next 10 years. “What are we going to do as...

 

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