Two Douglas County school districts have made provisions to drop their Native American mascots following a decision made by the Oregon Board of Education.
The Douglas County OSU Extension Service is offering two no-school day 4-H youth programming opportunities for youth ages 5-18. Each day-long workshop will provide youth with the 4-H ideology: hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.
International exchange students from Douglas County AFS put together 80 Holiday Hope Bags for the women at the Samaritan Inn last month. The students distributed about half the bags to the women for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, Nov. 23, with the other half to be distributed for Christmas.
LOOKINGGLASS — Students at Lookingglass Elementary School got a lesson about the Pilgrims Wednesday, but they also got a Thanksgiving dinner out of it.
The Umpqua FFA District met at Oakland High School on Nov. 18 for two separate competitions: agricultural sales and veterinary science.
OAKLAND — Lincoln Middle School science teacher Nicholas Krissie was among seven other teachers in the state to receive an Oregon Science Teachers Association Outstanding Middle School Classroom Teacher Award at an award ceremony held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry last week.
GLIDE — The Oregon Science Teachers Association has awarded Loren Shaw, a Glide High School science teacher, a 2016 OSTA Outstanding High School Classroom Teacher Award. Shaw was one of nine recipients to receive an award.
Two nonprofits teamed up to make it easier for children to receive much-needed health and dental services on Saturday.
Members of local nonprofit Umpqua Community Veg Education Group came back from a field trip to Eugene’s The Village School recently with increased zeal about improving the quality of Douglas County school lunches.
With the passage of state Measure 98, educators say Douglas County high schools can now apply for state funding to help improve graduation rates and to prepare students for life in higher education or in the workforce.
For U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Nancy Norton, a visit to Roseburg High School Thursday was a homecoming of sorts. It’s the school she graduated from in 1982.
WINCHESTER — The Umpqua Community College Board of Trustees stepped back in time at a board meeting Wednesday when the two flags that flew over the college during the Oct. 1, 2015, mass shooting found their way home.
CANYONVILLE — The South County YMCA is expanding its after-school program at Canyonville School to include science activities in this year’s curriculum for kindergartners through eighth-graders.