Pioneers return to the building after over a year absence

Devon YoderStaff Writer After almost a full year of participating in school from home, the time finally came to move back to learning in the classroom. On March 29, juniors and seniors were welcomed back into the classroom. However, things weren’t exactly the same as they were when students left. Students were required to wearContinue reading “Pioneers return to the building after over a year absence”

Clubs stay active despite distance learning

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief  A big role in many high school students’ lives includes clubs, sports, and socializing. Joining clubs is a great way to meet new people, gain experience in volunteer service, and can be used on college applications. SHS offers many clubs including Speech and Debate, Robotics, Pioneer Digital Media and Drama Club. These areContinue reading “Clubs stay active despite distance learning”

Grade schools begin hybrid learning

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief  As of Feb. 18, 2021, kindergarten and first grade in the Oregon Trail School District returned to in-person hybrid classes. And both second and third grade students returned to school on Feb. 25.  Students from the families who chose to return, attend school in-person two days a week and follow the same scheduleContinue reading “Grade schools begin hybrid learning”

School approaches Covid-19 Anniversary

Devon YoderStaff Writer March 13, 2020 was anything but an ordinary day. On that day, it was suddenly announced that we would be out of school a week before Spring Break. From the students’ perspective, it seemed like an amazing opportunity to relax just a little bit longer. Parents saw it as a simple precautionContinue reading “School approaches Covid-19 Anniversary”

Health care workers respond differently to vaccine; teacher shots coming soon

Emmily McKinzie A&E Editor  With the vaccine being distributed, our Covid worries are still present. Health care workers in Oregon hospitals have been chosen to receive the vaccine and are some of the first in our community to do so.  Jessica McKinzie, who works at Mount Talbert Medical Center, was among these people that were pickedContinue reading “Health care workers respond differently to vaccine; teacher shots coming soon”

SHS nears implementation of ‘hybrid’ instruction

Keianah WeaklandOpinion Editor As schools get further into the year, the possibility of returning students to in-person learning is becoming more likely. There is no definite return date, or decision yet if schools will remain online or begin transitioning into hybrid learning, but administration, teachers, and parents are preparing for this possibility.  According to aContinue reading “SHS nears implementation of ‘hybrid’ instruction”

Seniors missing college search support during distance learning

Keianah WeaklandOpinion Editor As the seniors of 2021 continue on the college journey, many are feeling the pressure build up. Deadlines have passed and others are getting closer. College searches, applications, scholarships, FAFSA, and tours are all going on at the same time, along with navigating distance learning.  Classes are difficult already, but having toContinue reading “Seniors missing college search support during distance learning”

Vaccines, Covid-19 tests hit the market

Brooklyn AdamsEditor-in-Chief The first vaccine for Covid-19 in the United States was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Dec. 13. At the Pfizer plant in Portage, Michigan, semi trucks rolled out of the loading dock with the first doses of the vaccine, which was then given out for the first time on Dec.Continue reading “Vaccines, Covid-19 tests hit the market”

Holiday events adapt to restrictions

Vanessa LemkeStaff Writer This holiday season has been quite chaotic with Covid-19 putting restrictions on many holiday activities. Despite these restrictions, there are still many things to do and places to go over the holidays. Since the traditional Zoo Lights involve walking around and being around a lot of people, the Oregon Zoo has updatedContinue reading “Holiday events adapt to restrictions”