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Caponetto to be featured in promotional video

  Jon Caponetto, a 2015 graduate of Burns High School (BHS) and a member of the Burns Paiute Tribe, will be featured in an upcoming promotional video for the University of Oregon. CC Wright, coordinator of Native American recruitment for the university said Caponetto was selected as an example of Native Americans excelling on campus,…

ESD brings virtual reality to learning experience

Harney Education Service District (ESD) continues to bring learning experiences to Harney County teachers and students in school year 2017-2018. Virtual reality is the latest tool Harney ESD brings to the table. Google Expeditions is a virtual-reality teaching tool. You can swim with sharks, visit outer space, walk through a museum far across the globe,…

3D printing has invaded Harney County schools

Harney Education Service District (ESD), using School Improvement Funds, assisted Crane Union High School, Hines Middle School, and Burns High School with the purchase of top-of-the-line 3D printers for classroom use. Harney County rural schools can also use a 3D printer through Harney ESD. Teachers received multiple trainings from Google and 3D printer trainer John…

Harney ESD awarded $35,000 grant from OCF

Integrating the arts into the regular education classroom will continue to get a boost in Harney County from the Oregon Community Foundation. Recently, through a grant renewal process, Harney Education Service District (Harney ESD) gained approval for yet another $35,000. Harney ESD, partnering with Harney County schools, Kids Club of Harney County, and the Arts…

Kids Club receives grant for middle school program

Kids Club of Harney County has announced that the organization has been selected by the New York Life Foundation to receive one of 18 “Aim High” grant awards to support its out-of-school program serving disadvantaged youth. Friday Academy will receive a one-year award of $15,000. The Aim High grant awards are part of a national…

Hilander sports camps set

Hilander Football Camp for students entering grades 3-12 this fall is coming up. The camp for grades 3-6 will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 3, and the camp for grades 7-12 will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7-10 at the practice field inside the Burns High…

Dog show to be held June 10

The Friskey Fleas 4-H Dog Club will be hosting the 42nd Eastern Oregon Invitational Dog Show at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Harney County Fairgrounds. This is the state qualifying show for intermediate and senior 4-Hers as the Harney County Fair is held after the Oregon State Fair. Obedience and showmanship classes will…

Results of the Migratory Bird Festival Youth Art Contest

Many Harney County students participated in the annual Migratory Bird Festival youth art contest this year. There were dozens of incredible submissions across all ages! Thank you to the teachers and helpers who made these masterpieces possible with classroom time and overall support for art education. Here are the results for first, second and third…

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