Elk Trail School, Goals and New Principals

Elk Trail School, Goals and New Principals By Lynn Leissler For the Independent The D9 school board and district cabinet discussed the Elk Trail facility at its August 12 work session meeting. Everyone agreed that the school would never again be needed as an education site. During its operation, lower elementary students were bused from…

New D9 Board Members Sworn In

New D9 Board Members Sworn In By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Rogue Community Health, managers of Eagle Point High School’s school-based health center, gave its annual report at the pre-meeting work session. The center provides medical, dental and mental health care for all students. Teachers also use the services. With an onsite facility, students…

School is out

School is Out By Lynn Leissler For the Independent During the public forum section of the June 10 D9 board meeting, a mother expressed concern relating to the recent suicide death of a high school student. Student Ryley Bradley Smith spoke passionately about the need for greater awareness of and dealing with bullying issues.

Crater Lake Charter Academy Update at D9 Meeting

Crater Lake Charter Academy Update at D9 Meeting By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Over the last few months, D9’s work session held prior to the regular meeting has included Appy Hour,

Open Doors for All

Open Doors for All By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Last year D9 took over special education services they once contracted to the Education Services District. One part of the overall program is the Vocational and Independence Program (VIP).

New Testing and Technology

New Testing and Technology By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Student representative Sydney May didn’t make the April 8 school board meeting, as she was in Washington DC on an all-expense paid trip to receive a basketball scholarship. Kayla Nielsen reported on softball, baseball and track. Community 101 leadership group decided to split their $5,000…

Eagle Point Middle School Honors

Eagle Point Middle School Honors Eagle Point Middle School students were honored Tuesday night at the school for academic excellence and perfect attendance! The gym was full of families members and community members that support these high honors. Principal Parsons commended the students and their parents for their hard work to achieve more and to…

Superintendent’s Contract Renewed D9 report

  Superintendent’s Contract Renewed By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Eagle Rock Elementary students presented this month’s “Appy Hour,” once more showing off their iPad skills and the various programs available. At the regular board meeting, Eagle Rock’s Marvin Denman presented his student, Paige Green, saying she is a joy to teach, coming to class…

Lions Club Peace Poster contest

irst place lions club poster

  Students at Eagle Point Middle school recently participated in the Lion’s Club poster competition. The posters, designed by students, were judged by Lion’s Club members and the three top entries were awarded some pretty fantastic prizes. Area winners were given a chance to compete in the State contest, and those winners enter the national…

Appy Kids and Policies

Appy Kids and Policies By Lynn Leissler For the Independent At first glance, the item on the D9 work session agenda appeared to be a typo.

Rickert to visit White House

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