Carl Iverson, former OHS basketball coach, has taken a teaching position in West Valley, Yakima, School District.
OROVILLE – Unless you’re from Oroville or Brewster youprobably didn’t get a ballot to vote for candidates for local positions in theupcoming election, where local offices have attracted more than two candidatesmoving them to the primary.
MONSE – On May 25, Dave Taylor’s fifth-grade class took a field trip to Monse to visit the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope antenna.
TONASKET – The Tonasket High School Class of 2011 was urged to create well-balanced lives during their graduation ceremony in the THS gym on Saturday, June 11.
OROVILLE – Commencement ceremonies for the Oroville High School Class of 2011 were held at the Coulton Auditorium last Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m.
OROVILLE – Five Oroville business students got the chance to travel to Turkey in April to participate in a product fair with like-minded Turkish students.
OROVILLE – February has been a reading frenzy month for the last ten years at Oroville Elementary School as it is the month of the Principal’s Reading Challenge.
For the challenge, a goal is set for a specific number of books with a built-in rewards schedule. Each year, our students amaze us with their accomplishments. This year, students broke all previous records, reading a grand total of 7,621 books over 28 days (and only 18 of those were school days). Gary Pringle, the elementary principal, agreed to get soaked if students managed to read just 5,000 books. Students loved the idea and definitely rose to the challenge.
TONASKET – Tonasket High School junior Peter Williams was recently accepted into Phase II of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program.
OROVILLE – Each February the students at Oroville Elementary are challenged by their principal to shake off the winter blahs and revitalize their involvement in reading.
OROVILLE – The Oroville High School Leadership Class, under the direction of Tony Kindred, successfully held a Safe Driving Awareness Month in January. After much organizing, calling and presenting, the students involved were able to reach out to students about driving safe and making our roads safer.
Poll of the Week
What can we do to help stop gun violence?
- Absolutely no restrictions on the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms (45%, 106 Votes)
- Better enforcement of the gun laws already in place (40%, 95 Votes)
- Increased spending on the treatment of mental illness (36%, 85 Votes)
- Improved, quicker system of federal background checks (26%, 62 Votes)
- Get rid of the gun show loophole, background checks for all gun purchases (24%, 57 Votes)
- Ban so-called "assault weapons" from private ownership (20%, 47 Votes)
- Ban all high-capacity magazines, limit capacity to 10 rounds (20%, 47 Votes)
- Restrict the private ownership of all guns (4%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 237