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Rickert to visit White House

  Superintendent Cynda Rickert is among exemplary local school chiefs who will be recognized for their leadership in helping

EPHS Musicians Selected for National Honor Band

EPHS Musicians Selected for National Honor Band By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Ten students from Eagle Point High School tried out and made it into an honor band that gathers in Seattle in late November.

EPHS Goes to College

EPHS Goes to College By Lynn Leissler For the Independent 84% of adults in Jackson County do not have a bachelor’s degree.

Update on the Eagle Point FFA

Update on the Eagle Point FFA Megan Hanson Eagle Point FFA Chapter Reporter This past weekend the Eagle Point FFA chapter sent 8 people off to Chico

D9 Kids Show Off Tech Skills

D9 Kids Show Off Tech Skills By Lynn Leissler For the Independent A group of students, teachers and parents filled the staff room during the work session prior to the regular school board meeting on November 12. Starting with kindergarteners, kids from Hillside Elementary School demonstrated their proficiency on their i-Pads. Whether reading a story,…

FFA banquet and auction

FFA banquet and auction   It’s that time of year again. We are reaching out to everyone we know for contributions to our annual BBQ & Auction that will be held December 13th. All donations are completely tax deductible and 100% of all proceeds goes to help fund our FFA program. If you or someone…

D9 Considers Possible Withdrawal from SOESD

D9 Considers Possible Withdrawal from SOESD By Lynn Leissler For the Independent D9 met in a special board meeting driven by the fact that they must give notice to the Southern Oregon Education Service District (SOESD) even if they only consider possible withdrawal, which is the case. SOESD provides services to member districts that the…

Phil Ortega and Lucy Brossard deal daily with another kind of showing up—attendance. As Superintendent Cynda Rickert stated, “Life is a lot better if you show up.” The attendance initiative has heavy emphasis on developing good habits in kindergarten—habits to carry kids through their school years and beyond. Ortega’s team calls absentees within a half…

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Technology and Attendance

Technology and Attendance By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Showing up was on the minds of D9 school board members, administration and cabinet staff last Wednesday evening. At the work session, Dennis Mihocko and Brent Kortus gave an update of proposed tennis/pickleball courts in Eagle Point, including discussion of potential sites and possible grants and…

District 9 school board meeting

D9 Board meting By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Were it not for the students being honored at the first D9 Board meeting of the school year, there wouldn’t have been many in attendance at the meeting. Schools honored two bright and rising educational stars at White City, Giovanni Rangel-Hernandez and Brian Pintarelli. Rangel-Hernandez is…

School year resumes for 2014-2015

School year resumes for 2014-2015 By F. C. Blake For the Independent A phone call on August 25, to District 9 office confirmed that staff had anticipated and addressed   most frequently asked questions. “Letters have already gone out to families of registered students,” the staff member replied. “Extensive details are also available on the District’s…