Local FFA earn state degrees

On February 5th, Eagle Point FFA had eight State Degree Candidates complete their final step in applying. It is very exciting to report that all eight were approved! I’d like to congratulate Maddie Cox, Hunter Foulon, Kaity Kelsey, Ashley Myers, Brianna Millard, Rachel Newton, Ashley Schauffler, and Alyson Scheffler! All eight of our candidates will…

EPSD report

  By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Valerie Shehorn accepted the role of principal at Table Rock Elementary this year, and has worked hard to bring about positive changes. She kept telling herself, “I got this,” and soon the motto spread to other staff, then became the school’s motto, “We got this.” Many students struggle,…

EPFFA report

Paige Pesterfield Eagle Point FFA Reporter Eagle Point FFA held their Chapter Sophomore Public Speaking competition on January 8th, 2018 at 6pm. The three competitors were Tyler Gifford, Abigail Rademacher, and Paige Pesterfield. Tyler Gifford placed first, Abigail Rademacher earned second, and Paige Pesterfield was third. Tyler and Abigail will be moving on to the…

D9 School District Changes Its Name

D9 School District Changes Its Name By Lynn Leissler For the Independent For some time, Jackson County School District 9 has considered changing its name to reflect its location. A numeric designation doesn’t help folks know where the schools are. Other Jackson County districts go by location names—Medford, Central Point, Ashland, Jacksonville. While D9 represents…

October 11, 2017 D9 Meeting and Work Session

October 11, 2017 D9 Meeting and Work Session   By Bill Fierke For the Independent The October 11 meeting was held at the District Office beginning with a work session prior to the meeting.        

District 9 Spelling Contest

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District 9 Spelling Contest Last month District 9 Elementary, Middle and High School students competed in the District Spelling Contest. 2 Top spellers from each category will go on to the Regional Contest at Southern Oregon University at the end of this month.  

D9 Board meeting

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Several parents and others filled the District 9 Board room on April 12, and most had the same item on their agenda.  Since the District has issued IPads to all students within the District, folks have been disappointed that students are able to access many things that they should…

In the Business of Graduating

In the Business of Graduating By Lynn Leissler For the Independent If students don’t show up, they’ll never graduate or live up to their adult potential, a guiding philosophy for D9.

Julie Kate Buchanan

HAYS, Kan. — Julie Kate Buchanan, Eagle Point (97524), graduated from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., in the fall 2016 semester with a Bachelor of General Studies (human services).   FHSU does not release the lists of undergraduate and graduate degrees until transcripts have been verified as having met all requirements for graduation.  …

Letters

Graduation Rates and ESSA The Oregon Graduation Rates data for 2015-16 were just  released.  The Every Student Succeeds Act (E.S.S.A.) replaces NCLB and will be identifying low performing schools based on (District- wide)Graduation Rates. Any school district with a Graduation Rate under 67% will be considered low performing.    Then Oregon must intervene to force an…

D9 Continues Internet Safety Discussion

D9 Continues Internet Safety Discussion By Lynn Leissler For the Independent At its work session and regular meeting, D9 school board continued to wrestle with the issue of student Internet safety. After the district tightened the number of available sites, some teachers couldn’t access material for things such as classroom decoration. District staff evaluated about…