Helping Klamath County reach a 100% graduation rate one student at a time.

‘Ignite’ program launched between KU and Ponderosa

Peer mentoring creates relationships. Just as freshman look to the older kids at Klamath Union to help them guide their way through high school, moving from a middle school to high school can be an even greater transition for students. That is what the Ignite programs is all about. Tuesday, Jan. 9, was the first […]

Dual-credit courses: Instilling a sense of accomplishment

For many high school students, participating in college-level dual credit courses is the start of something big. Dual credit courses are taught at high schools, by approved high school teachers, and allow high school students to earn college credit at their high school campus. The courses give high school students a jumpstart on earning a […]

Upward Bound aids local high schoolers

Students at two Klamath Falls high schools may qualify for a new cost-free program specifically aimed at helping more kids achieve the college dream. The program, Upward Bound, is a grant-based program funded by the Department of Education. Upward Bound is administered through Klamath Community College (KCC) and will provide services for 60 Klamath Union […]

Hands are for Helping at Pelican School

Nearly 250 students from kindergarten to fifth-grade filled the gymnasium at Pelican Elementary Friday morning for an anti-bullying assembly put on by the Klamath Chapter of Hands and Words are not for Hurting. Following the assembly students paired up with younger classmates to create anti-bullying posters themed in “hands are for helping” for a school-wide […]

Sharpening Summer Skills

Basin Partners Internship gives work experience to students Program in its second year By SAMANTHA TIPLER Klamath County School District   Harley Curtis knows after he graduates from Mazama High School in 2018, he wants to enlist in the U.S. Army to become a diesel technician. At the beginning of the summer, he came to […]

Seniors celebrated for their achievements

Nearly 500 graduating high school seniors — sporting their school colors in caps and gowns — marched down Main Street to Veterans Park Thursday while onlookers cheered their success and school marching bands serenaded them. The 2nd Annual Graduation Sensation, coordinated by Klamath Promise, gave out more than $20,000 in scholarship money to some 40 […]

Graduation Sensation 2017; June 1 parade downtown

The second annual parade of Klamath Basin graduates in Downtown Klamath Falls will be June 1 starting at noon. The second annual parade of Klamath Basin graduates in Downtown Klamath Falls will be June 1 starting at noon. The Graduation Sensation is to recognize the hard work that graduates put in to achieve their diplomas. […]

Educators learn ways to help students with trauma

Pete Hall believes there is nothing more powerful than a “made up mind.” He challenged a room full of 230 educators, asking them to question the way they perceive students they work with every day. How do they make up their minds? “If we believe that our kids come from poverty, or speak a different […]

Signing Day: STEM&M program expands Mazama High School prepares students for college success

Dressed in dark blue Oregon Tech t-shirts and baseball caps to match, 24 Mazama High School students committed to the school’s STEM&M program on Wednesday, signing on as the second group to join the program in front of parents, school officials and district administrators. The partnership between Mazama and Oregon Tech was created last year […]

Biography Day: Students recreate favorite historical figures

MALIN — Malin Elementary School’s auditorium oozed with history Wednesday afternoon as students represented some of their favorite historical figures, creating information boards and dressing in costumes. The school’s fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students have spent the past month and half researching and learning about their chosen figure for the big reveal on Wednesday’s “Biography […]

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