KWSO News 1/22/19

Oregon Transfer Days, an outreach partnership comprised of Oregon’s public and private colleges and universities, will visit Central Oregon Community College’s Bend campus January 28th, at the Coats Campus Center, to help students prepare for successful transition to a four-year college or university. Community college students from across the state are welcomed and encouraged to join, whether they are actively planning to transfer or just starting to consider their four-year degree opportunities. Thousands of students each year make the transition from a community college to a four-year college or university and planning ahead can help them to find the right fit in a college program and to transfer credits effectively. First launched by a coalition of admissions professionals in 2007, the annual Oregon Transfer Days outreach tour is administered by a task force of Oregon Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions officers. It brings together admissions and recruitment professionals from Oregon’s seven public universities, as well as private and even out-of-state colleges, and tours all 17 of Oregon’s community colleges.

The Jefferson County School District Board of Directors is accepting applications from interested community members who would like to fill one budget committee positions. The Board will review applications and appointments will be made at the March 11th Board Meeting.  The appointment would become effective immediately upon appointment and end June 30th of this year. To be eligible for appointment, the candidate: Must live in Jefferson County, Must not be an officer or employee of Jefferson County School District and Must be a qualified voter of the District. Applications may be obtained at the District Office at 445 SE Buff Street or on the website on the home page. The positions will be open until filled or until first official Budget Meeting this spring.

Cascades East Transit is developing a Regional Transit Master Plan to identify future transit service expansion and they need the input of the local community. They will have an open house event Wednesday in Warm Springs. Ashley Hooper who works with Cascades East Transit, will be there to answer questions and hear the feedback regarding the needs for public transportation in our area…

The open house is tomorrow at the Community Center. There is also an online survey available for folks to offer feedback – access it at

Community input meetings are taking place this week as a Warm Springs Tribal Curriculum is developed. The meetings this week will focus on Tribal Language. The input meetings are part of Oregon Senate Bill 13, which was passed into law in the 2017 legislative session and calls upon the Oregon Department of Education to develop a statewide curriculum relating the history, sovereignty, culture, treaty rights, government, socioeconomic experience and current events of Oregon’s tribes. This evening’s meeting will pertain to Numu, Wednesday will be Ichishkin and Thursday is Kiksht. All of the meetings will begin with dinner at 5:30 and the session will follow at 6:30 at the Greeley Heights Community Building.

Madras High School Wrestling has a meet at Sisters High School at 5:00 today. Girls Basketball will host Gladstone today – JV at 5:30, Varsity at 7. Boys JV & Varsity teams play at Gladstone High. The Warm Springs K8 Eagles will have events tomorrow – girls Basketball hosts Elton Gregory – the first game is at 3:30. And, K8 wrestlers will have a meet at Jefferson County Middle School tomorrow at 3:30.