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Native Education Saves Mascot

For nearly five years, many schools in Oregon, including Rogue River Junior-Senior High School (RRJSHS), were left wondering if they would be forced to change the names of their athletic teams. Now, it appears, RRJSHS will be able to maintain its "Chieftains" mascot name, through a tentative agreement with the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon and the Rogue River School District. The Rogue River School Board signed the tentative agreement at its meeting on Tues., March 21. The two major pieces of the agreement, Superintendent Paul Young said, involve curriculum and a position on which the tribes can address the district if the tribes are aggrieved."They are going to be producing curriculum, and we will be integrating that into our curriculum," Young (Subscribe for full story)

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Seniors Win RRJSHS Air Band Contest

Rogue River's Class of 2017 earned big points toward an after-school-year trip to Six Flags Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, Calif., with its victory in the 2017 Rogue River High School Airband Contest on Fri., March 17.
The senior class's theme in the annual lip-sync contest was "Dancing Through the Decades," a choreographical trip through each era, starting with the 1950s and "Elvis Presley" (Thiago Veloso) "singing" "Hound Dog", and Courtney Sakraida and Ben Love, in bumblebee wings, dancing to the 1960s "Sugar, Sugar". Wyatt Borman took a fall during the number, so naturally, "the nurse", Zane Bjorge was summoned to come out and tend to him, while singing the 1970s se-lection, "Stayin' Alive". Buckets cut with holes for eyes and noses were in (Subscribe for full story)

 

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