Middle school students disembark school bus

      Back to normal? Students begin school year in familiar surroundings and routines

      A common theme seems to be running through Philomath School District campuses as students return to classrooms this week — administrators would like to...
      Philomath School District, Philomath Elementary School aerial

      School district moving forward with Sept. 7-8 start dates

      Recent announcements by the state will not delay the start of school in Philomath with the district welcoming most students back on Sept. 7-8. “Everybody...
      Philomath School District building

      PSD board to discuss back-to-school plans, equity goals, easement requests from city

      The Philomath School Board plans to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the school district office for its regular monthly meeting. The meeting...
      Clemens Field rock with PHS pained on it

      Athletic participation fees waived for this year in move that could become permanent

      The Philomath School District opted to waive athletic participation fees for the 2020-21 school year in an effort to not only encourage more students...
      Philomath City Park

      Lilly’s Lope organizes ‘Day of Hope Back to School’ event for Friday

      Lilly’s Lope for Hope wants to help local kids make the transition back to school. Not only will the organizers be giving away free...
      School supplies in COVID era

      Philomath School Board to implement state’s K-12 mask mandate

      The Philomath School Board will not challenge Gov. Kate Brown’s indoor mask mandate for K-12 schools with approval of a motion on Thursday night...
      Pacific University graduation artwork

      Madeline Lehman earns master’s degree

      Philomath native Madeline C. Lehman will earn a master’s degree in applied psychological science on Saturday, Aug. 14, from Pacific University. Lehman will graduate...
      Philomath School District building

      School Board meets Thursday for retreat, special session

      The Philomath School Board plans to meet from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school district office for its annual retreat. Topics of discussion include a...
      Norman Oleman

      The memories flow at Philomath’s annual all-class reunion

      Sitting down at a picnic table under the shelter at Philomath City Park on Saturday afternoon, 90-year-old Norman Oleman gets back to work on...
      Gary Cox

      Coach Cox at Philomath: ‘He’s a legend around here’

      The late Gary Cox and his impact on Philomath Strike up a conversation about Gary Cox and a common theme starts to present itself —...
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