The Strike from the Student’s Perspective

By Jacob English-Dalbec, Senior, EPHS As a student caught among the struggle of the strike, I can attest to the dismal state that the schools sit in, an uneasy air roaming through the halls followed by hired-hand security guards and picket sign-carrying union members. All throughout School District 9, students are forced between the opposing…

Questions & Answers About The School Strike

  Questions & Answers About The School Strike May 8, 2012 All schools in Jackson County School District 9 are closed until Monday, May 14. Here are answers to important questions about the situation. Additional information is available on our website, www.eaglepnt.k12.or.us.   When will schools reopen?     Starting on Monday, May 14, we…

MAY 8, 2012: DISTRICT WILL REOPEN SCHOOLS WITHOUT STRIKING EMPLOYEES

Jackson County School District 9 will reopen its schools without striking employees. A short while ago, the employee union confirmed its decision to go on strike at 6 a.m. today. The decision came after teams from the district and union met in an effort to reach a contract agreement. The union decided to strike despite…

Who comes first, the Union or the students and teachers

By State Rep. Dennis RichardsonFor the Independent I cannot remain silent when surrogates for a teachers’ union encourage 100 Eagle Point High School (EPHS) students to break school rules, march off campus and stage a protest to “respect the teachers.” Such a stunt, implicitly intended to pressure the school district to accept the union’s final…

EP horticulture students work hard

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The Eagle Point Horticulture Program has been busy planting and organizing the greenhouse at Eagle Point High School. Their hard work is paying off and the greenhouses are looking amazing just in time for the Eagle Point FFA Plant Sale. Mr. Curtis North, Eagle Point FFA advisor and Horticulture teacher says that this is some…

EPHS students walk out to support District 9 teachers

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Approximately 200 students walked out of class Thursday, May 3 at Eagle Point High School to show support for District 9 teachers. The students marched up and down Main St. in Eagle Point holding up signs and shouting. Local law officers were on hand to keep control because many businesses downtown called to complain about…

Eagle Point car show

Saturday, April 28th is the Eagle Point High School Thomas Ussary Memorial Car show. This is a huge student run event. The show has grown to several hundred cars each year with awards and trophys in 42 differents classes. for information call Matt Boren at 541-830-6397.

19 fo the 25 SkillsUSA students placed in top six of their competition

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Eagle Point High school SkillsUSA members went to compete at State this past weekend. Eagle Point came out a shining star. Not only did 19 of the 25 students that went to the competition place in the top six of their areas, their advisor, Matt Boren received Oregon SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year. Justus Barasheers…

EPHS car show, Apr. 28

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The Eagle Point High School Thomas Ussary Memorial Car Show has been an annual event at Eagle Point High School for a few years now and has been a great success. This is a student run show with all the proceeds going to the students. The proceeds from the show go to the Thomas Ussary…

Love for rabbits started early

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When Bryce Thornton, now a sophomore at Eagle Point High School, was in the first grade, grandfather Leo Rademacher, brought home a bunny rabbit for each of his grand children.  From that day foreword, Bryce has had a passion for raising the fuzzy, long-eared creatures. The barn at the Thornton ranch is now home to…

National Jr. Honor Society holds induction ceremony at EPHS

Eagle Point Middle School hosted the 3rd Annual National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Induction Ceremony at Eagle Point High School, on Mar. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria..  This was a ground breaking year for the group as it represents the first year that they will include qualifying high school freshman. Michael…