Mac schools propose $138 million budget

McMinnville School District is proposing a budget of $138 million for the 2023-24 school year, including a general fund of $88 million to cover programs for the district’s 6,500 students. In her ...

In brief: McMinnville School Board to meet Monday

The McMinnville School Board meeting will discuss business when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, in the district office, 800 N.E. Lafayette Ave. The board will hear reports about personnel, finances, ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Mac High students Jacob Lavanger, Logan Haisch and August Wegner, who are among those interning at McMinnville Water & Light, use computers to plan for an emergency water trailer. In the background is Dominic Humlie, who interned last year and now works for the utility.

Problem solvers: Mac High students intern at Water & Light

McMinnville High School interns are working with McMinnville Water & Light this spring on a project that will provide people with potable water in emergencies. The interns are designing and ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Darci Houston, who teaches Advancement Via Individual Determination,  or AVID, at McMinnville High School, welcomes eighth-grade AVID students from Patton and Duniway middle schools to the Mac High cafeteria.

AVID middle-schoolers visit Mac High

Eighth-graders in the Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, program at Patton and Duniway middle schools visited McMinnville High School on April 5. AVID encourages preparation for college, ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Miguel Santoyo of Wings & Waves Waterpark talks about potential summer employment with Dayton High juniors, from left, Eddy Munoz, Jonathan Islas and Camilo Medina during the career fair.

Students gain broader sense of future at Dayton career fair

Camilo Medina visited numerous information booths at the Dayton Junior High/High School career fair Friday, including those hosted by Chemeketa Community College and the Wings & Waves Water Park. “They ...

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Amity's Eola Hills Charter School officially closes

About 9 1/2 years after a fire destroyed the Eola Hills Charter School, the Amity School District-sponsored facility has closed for good. The Amity School Board took action at its Wednesday, April ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Dayton School Board Chairman Larry Ringnalda signs a contract with Amy Fast, Dayton’s new school superintendent, in a ceremony Monday. Fast, now principal of McMinnville High School, will replace Dayton’s Steve Sugg, who is retiring in June.

Mac High's Fast to lead Dayton district

Amy Fast, who has been high school principal for four of her 22 years with the McMinnville School District, will become superintendent of Dayton schools in 2023-24. The Dayton School Board made ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Fourth-grader Eli Hill tells McMinnville Superintendent Debbie Brockett about the book he’s reading, a nonfiction work on covered wagons. Eli is in Amber Johnson’s class at Grandhaven Elementary. Brockett said visiting students and classrooms is one of the best parts of her job.

Two years on, Brockett focuses on reaching each student

Two years after she was hired as superintendent of the McMinnville School District, Debbie Brockett is settling into her new role with confidence. Brockett spent much of her first year listening ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##LatinoBuilt employees Jose Rico and Luis Morales engage with participants of the Mente Summit career fair at Linfield University. The company assists Latino contractors in Oregon.

Mente Summit spotlights Latino diversity

Nearly 400 Latino males from 29 schools across the state gathered on the Linfield University campus Friday for the Mente Summit, a day-long conference aimed at addressing inequities and barriers for Latino ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Art student Allison Hmura, top left, and professional writer Charity Livingston, top center, talk with Yamhill County high school students about their education and work. From left are Zimash Jones, Izzy Rhodes, Comet Goodlace and Faith Hedge, who participated in the Dream It, Be It program earlier this month. Soroptimist International of McMinnville hosted the day of workshops and encouragement for teens.

Soroptimists encourage high school girls in 'Dream It, Be It' event

Soroptimist International of McMinnville encouraged high school girls to “Dream It, Be It” at their annual career seminar Saturday, April 15. In addition to the women in the service ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Third-graders tell the Yamhill Carlton School board and administrators about their “Fish to Fry” projects. They watched trout eggs hatched and monitored the babies, called “fry,” until they were old enough to swim in a river. They also made papier mache models of each stage, from egg to fry.

YC students raise fish for lake release

Third-graders at Yamhill Carlton Elementary School were excited when they received 250 tiny trout eggs this winter. They felt a big responsibility, too, as they told the district’s school ...

Paul Daquilante/News-Register##Sheridan High School will undergo significant improvements if a $16 million bond measure is approved by voters in the May election. Improved security at the entrance to the school is part of the proposal.

Sheridan School District renews request for building upgrades

Sheridan City Councilor Jim Buckles graduated from Sheridan High School in 1974, moved away for awhile and returned for good late in 2018. He became active in the Sheridan Rotary Club, which he ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##School board Chairman Carson Benner visits with Spencer Stritzke, who is building a TV cabinet in the wood shop at McMinnville High School. Benner visited construction and other pathway programs at Mac High last month.

Kids in action: Board chair Carson Benner visits Pathways

When McMinnville School Board Chairman Carson Benner visited pathway programs at McMinnville High School in April, he kept asking the same question. “What more can we do to get these super-talented ...

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