KWSO News 9/19/19

It’s day 4 at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy for the combined afterschool efforts of the 21st Century Learning program and the Boys & Girls club.  At the end of the school day – kids involved in those programs enjoy a meal and then choose from a menu of activities – both with academic focus as well as fun choices – that might involve physical activity, games, or learning new skills.  The new arrangement that includes the relocation of the Boys & Girls Club at the K8 was approved by the 509J school board last week.  The Madras Pioneer reports other business for the school board on September 9th included approval for bus transportation for 8 high school students that previously attended the K-8 Big Muddy School to attend Madras High School instead of doing online or home schooling.  The board also approved an agreement for the Redmond Proficiency Academy to pay a fee to Madras High for classes taken by students or for sports participation.

Yesterday morning Redmond Police were dispatched to Elton Gregory Middle School to respond to a student who was using a knife to carve into a wall and bench.   Per school safety procedures, the school was immediately put into lockdown.  A lockdown occurs when any level of threat or potential threat happens inside a school facility.   Officers arrived on the scene, detained and removed the student from school property.  Nowadays schools practice Standard Response Protocols for incidents like this lockdown – there is also lockouts.  For local families – information about the Standard Response Protocols was included in the Warm Springs K-8 Academy September Newsletter.

The Madras Light Brigade is hosting a CLIMATE STRIKE tomorrow as a call for Action for our Planet!  Folks are invited to MEET UP @ 6pm in Sahalee Park in Madras.  They will go from there to the North Y to hold a vigil with lighted signs.  Please feel free to bring your own signs and battery powered lights please no candles.

This Saturday at Sahalee Park in Madras – in addition to the Saturday Market – OSU extension is hosting a Benny the Beaver Bash and 5 K Color Run.  The run begins at 10am.  There is a carrot cake community bake off and a free baked potato lunch starting at 11am.  The event kicks off the new 4-H year.  For details you can contact your local 4-H.

Lots going on in White Buffalo Sports as the week winds down:

  • Madras Boys Soccer Hosts Mazama this afternoon while the Girls Soccer team travels to Klamath Falls to play at Mazama
  • Madras Volleyball is on the road at LaPine today
  • Madras Football and their 1 and 1 record are on the road to play at Ranier tomorrow night
  • Saturday White Buffalo Cross Country goes to Seaside for a meet


In Warm Springs K8 Eagle Sports – cross country competes at Juniper Hills in Madras today.