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MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 21
Draper quits Ontario School Board ahead of censure vote; Evans also censured
The Ontario School Board Tuesday night condemned the conduct of board members Derrick Draper and Eric Evans. The board refused to release the evidence of that conduct, instead discussing investigative findings in a session closed to the public.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 20
Petition seeks to force out Ontario High School principal
The turmoil in the Ontario School District continues with a local teacher hosting a petition calling for a change in leadership at Ontario High School. The tenure of Principal Jodi Elizondo is being questioned.
FreeEDUCATION Apr. 15
Classes to Career Profile: Sara Stephen finds success with ag leadership
Nyssa High School student Sara Stephen recommends ag education for students looking to jumpstart their credits at the community college level.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 14
Nyssa FFA team brings home crop of awards
The Farm Business Management team won the state competition for the 11th year in a row.
FreeEDUCATION Apr. 9
Classes to Career: Katherine Smith aims for future in health care
In a new series, the Malheur Enterprise introduces Malheur County students focusing on career goals through vocational education.
NYSSA NEWS Apr. 8
NYSSA NEWS: Paws, Ns going on sale to showcase Bulldog pride
Lots of opportunities to support the Nyssa School District and its programming.
COMMENTARY Apr. 7
EDITORIAL: Ontario schools officials must stop the vitriol, focus on what's right for the kids
Tension between Ontario School District educators and the board is taking a toll and setting a bad example for the community and its children. It's time to set aside personal differences and solve the issues facing the district.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 7
Ontario to return high school students to classroom four days a week
The classes will be held on an A/B schedule, with three classes offered in person per day, and all six classes offered every day online.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 5
After a contentious process, Ontario Superintendent Nikki Albisu passes evaluation by board
A letter regarding Superintendent Nikki Albisu addressed to the community detailed the reasoning behind the Ontario School Board's softer stance toward Albisu, but still delivered its fair share of criticisms.
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Apr. 5
Ontario Tigers wins the boys soccer league for third year in a row
The team, led by coaches Jaime Gonzalez and Daniel Dominguez, had an undefeated season and moves to the state quarter-final Tuesday.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 1
Police probe of Ontario recording ends, finds no crime
The Nyssa Police Department investigated circumstances about the recording of an Ontario school staff meeting. Derrick Draper, Ontario School Board director, who obtained the recording, refused to answer questions from police.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Mar. 31
Ontario teachers face off with board, community over a possible return to school
Teachers said that they had exhausted the options for a return to in-person instruction in their research, but board and community members continued to clamor for some way to "get the kids back in school."
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Mar. 31
PHOTOS: Ontario and Four Rivers face off on the soccer pitch
Ontario boys defeated Four Rivers 8-0, and Ontario girls defeated Four Rivers 3-0 on March 27.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Mar. 25
Rules shift again for prep sports spectators
While more fans will be allowed outdoors, indoor sports are subject to the same restrictions.
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Mar. 24
Ontario spikers persevere despite Covid, losses
The Ontario Lady Tigers are a volleyball team defined by their pride in sportsmanship.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Mar. 24
Ontario Middle School cuts in-person Fridays for a 4-day schedule
District administrators said the move would allow more time for teachers to plan and catch up with students and families.
PUBLIC SAFETY Mar. 19
Family members speak out during emotion-filled sentencing of Anthony Montwheeler
More than a dozen relatives of David Bates and Annita Harmon delivered testimony Friday at the Malheur County Circuit Court.
EDUCATION Mar. 18
Corn takes 4th spelling crown
Cadi Corn won the Malheur County Spelling Bee for the 4th year in a row. Next, she will head to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will be held online this year.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Mar. 16
Albisu faces off with Ontario School Board over her annual performance review
Despite praising her instructional leadership during the pandemic, school board directors had accused Albisu of rudeness and insubordination and at one point even suggested she should be fired. On Monday, Albisu delivered a rebuttal in kind.
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Mar. 11
Vale, Nyssa and Adrian prep football teams notch weekend wins
In Vale, John Wolfe scored two touchdowns to lead the Viking attack while Nyssa traveled to Ontario and rolled up more than 300 yards of offense and Adrian beat Ione/Arlington
EDUCATION Mar. 10
TVCC now providing computer, welding classes to English learners
Treasure Valley Community College has won a grant to fund college-level courses for students of English as a Second Language for the first time.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Mar. 1
Volleyball is back on the schedule as Malheur County enters moderate Covid risk
Now that the county is out of the extreme Covid risk metric, indoor contact sports like volleyball can proceed with less restrictions.
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Feb. 26
At last, Malheur County soccer players take to the field - with changes
Teams began practice for a shortened season this week in the snow.
COVID Feb. 17
While some schools see enrollment dips, Harper is seeing an online surge
The transition from classroom to comprehensive distance learning pushed many families in traditional public schools to look for other options, including online learning. But now that in-person instruction is returning, public schools are expected to see a bump in their enrollment numbers.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Feb. 10
Ready for some football? Governor's announcement paves the way for contact sports to resume
The Oregon Health Authority is scheduled to release revised requirements and allow contact sports even in counties with a high Covid classification.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Feb. 9
Prep soccer and cross country will start up again but volleyball canceled, football uncertain
The Oregon School Activities Association on Monday clarified some guidelines around high school sports ahead of the Feb. 22 season kickoff.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Feb. 3
Ontario students to return to class - but in stages
Malheur County's largest school district is also the last to return to in-person instruction, and unlike the majority of schools in the county, they aren't diving straight in.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 29
The spelling bee in Nyssa is on - but it will be words at a distance
The spelling bee, planned for March 11, will send one winner to represent the county at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 28
Most schools see graduation rates rise despite Covid
Graduation rates were up significantly at Vale High School, rising by 9% to 97%. This was in keeping with statewide trends, which education officials warned might show artificial inflation. Seniors who were on track to graduate at the start of the pandemic in 2020 did so regardless of what work they turned in afterward.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 22
Nyssa FFA conquers Zoom to claim wins in district, state contests
Nyssa School District's FFA chapter's farm business management team won first place at the Oregon FFA Virtual Convention.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 20
Vale students back to school after 10 months of interrupted instruction
New school safety measures included temperature checks before entering the building, as well as cohorting and block scheduling for high school students.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 12
And now Nyssa students head back to regular classes, with protocols in place
Monday, Jan. 25, will be the first day of full in-person instruction for students in Malheur County's second-largest district after Covid metrics that used to control whether a school was eligible to offer in-person classes became advisory rather than mandatory.
EDUCATION Jan. 1
Students in Jordan Valley 'ecstatic' to be at school full-time
Unlike most schools in Malheur County, which have been closed due to the "extreme risk" of Covid, remote Jordan Valley School District has been hosting full days of class since the beginning of the year.
EDUCATION Dec. 24
Adrian parents, kids speak out in protest
A group of parents organizing around the slogan "Get our Adrian kids back in school" hosted a rally and then, a few days later, a "Parent Force Open" in which they dropped their kids off for the length of a full school day, even though the schools were only open for limited in-person instruction.