Cougar Pulse

December 2021/ January 2022

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From the Principal...

January 2022

Dear Cougar Families,

Happy New Year! I hope your family enjoyed the Holidays, got some rest and had some fun. It’s a busy time of year, for sure, but also a great time to reflect back on a difficult 2021 and set goals and high hopes for 2022. We’re staying positive and working hard to impact our students the best we can to start the year here at The Creek, both academically and socially/emotionally. We’ve spent time this week reviewing and reteaching school wide expectations for behavior in the classrooms, on the playground, and at other locations around the school. We definitely believe in being crystal clear with our intended outcomes…it’s hard to hit a target you can’t see or don’t understand! The winter assessment window also just opened, so your student may come home and talk about completing a Star reading or math test, or maybe easyCBM. As we near the end of the first half of the year we reflect on and celebrate our growth, both as individual students and school-wide, and adapt plans accordingly to meet the needs of our students based on the most current data. We’re so proud of what our students have accomplished so far under tough circumstances, and look forward to working with them to further their growth and achievement into the spring. Parents and guardians, you have a huge hand in that growth and we appreciate all of the sacrifices you make and support you provide to help your student at school. Happy 2022!

Updated School Hours (as of November 1st)

Student drop-off (supervised) beginning at 7:15 am...

K-8 Regular Schedule (M, T, Th, F):

Doors open at 7:20

Classes begin at 7:30


  • Kindergarten/1st at 2:09
  • 2nd/3rd at 2:11
  • 4th/5th at 2:13
  • 6th-8th at 2:15

K-8 Early Release Schedule (Wednesday):

Doors open at 7:20

Classes begin at 7:30


  • Kindergarten/1st at 12:09
  • 2nd/3rd at 12:11
  • 4th/5th at 12:13
  • 6th-8th at 12:15

School Meals are FREE!

Breakfast and Lunch are free for all students in 2021-22. Check out the menu!
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Staff Member of the Month - November

November's staff member of the month is Susan Norris. Susan is in her second year as Hamilton Creek's Office Manager, having spent previous years working at Seven Oak as the attendance and athletics secretary. Mrs. Norris brings positivity and a strong work ethic with her daily. She is always willing to lend a hand for anyone doing anything she can to help. Her spirit of giving and humble nature is an inspiration to all of us who know her. Thank you, Mrs. Norris!

Staff Member of the Month - December

Tayo Mulholland, or Ms. Tayo as most students call her, is our December staff member of the month. Ms. Tayo started teaching at Hamilton Creek in the winter of 2020, taking over our 5th grade classroom. Throughout distance learning and continuing this year, Ms. Tayo has been a tremendous asset to our staff and students, bringing a great combination of high expectations for academic and behavioral outcomes, and support so everyone feels successful. Thank you, Ms. Tayo!

Cougar Students of the Month (K-5) Our Citizenship focus in October was Resilience, November was Thankfulness and December was Joyful


Lucas Holloway

Jeremiah Thomas

Brentlei Niehues

Bryson Diodato

Kaydence Campbell

Pedro Urieta-Gradberg

Thaxton Storkson

Lillie Heath

Jemmalee Saling


Priya Kingery

Jane King

Harper Weathers

Kayloni Parker

Gabrien Iverson

Anna Pratt

Grace Whitman

Baylee Branton

Makia Duncan


Raelyn Stewart

Maddison Goar

Liam Logan

Lissy Beckman

Ahmilyah Figeuroa

Promise Figeuroa

Branson Sharp

Middle School Students of the Month- October, November and December

Payton Voight

Isaac Whitman

Xavia Pike

Kinnley Durando

Edward Brady

Mia Turner

Tonie Everia

Brody Storkson

Mathematicians of the Month (K-5) - October, November and December


  • Jessica Tanner
  • Jack Powell
  • Josh James


  • Parker Medley
  • Cyrus Richardson
  • Zechariah Thomas


  • Michael Van Atta
  • Kia Gazeley
  • Hannah Wiebe


  • Zola Fritz
  • Julius Santos


  • Dillon Mackie
  • Everleigh Allen
  • Drew Beaty


  • Tiana Aldrich
  • Spenser Storkson
  • Atreyu Huntington


  • Brohdy Enright
  • Madelynn Roles
  • Joan Carter


  • Tanner Fountain
  • Barrett Culbertson
  • Kyle Johnson


  • Qynn Whitney
  • Aleksia Beckman
  • Parker Comstock

Writers of the Month (K-5)- October, November and December


  • Tobias Vetor
  • Macy Pulido
  • Paisley Holcomb


  • Iris Tatum
  • Beckam Whitney
  • Autumn Foltz


  • Hudson Price
  • Eliza Myler
  • Paisley Martin


  • Lucy Whitman
  • Macee Goar
  • Tucker Carr


  • Lincoln Whitney
  • Sierra Van Atta
  • Carter Price


  • Jackson Carter
  • Nicole Lawrence
  • Addalynn Barnes


  • Evan Myler
  • Ella Robertson
  • Seylee Erickson


  • Evelyn Heim
  • Haylee Campbell
  • Rylie Trask


  • Avery Carver
  • Rylie Trask
  • Chessa Sloan

Middle School Monthly Awards for October, November and December

  • Sophia Culbertson
  • Angelo Rodriguez
  • Hailey Hasenyager
  • Reagan Heim
  • Trey Enright
  • Inez O'Driscoll
  • Kaedence Cummings
  • Sebastion Sharp
  • Payton Voight

Social Studies

  • Gracy Andicochea
  • Sophie Culbertson
  • Kinnley Durando
  • Edward Brady
  • Reese Day
  • Jakobie Figueroa
  • Walker Erickson
  • Sam Tunstill
  • Brody Storkson

Language Arts

  • Brooke Fountain
  • Jonah King
  • Ian Gazeley
  • Reese Day
  • Macie Ellis
  • Inez O'Driscoll
  • Michael McGlocklin
  • Kaedence Cummings
  • Kaiyah Allen


  • Leif Roth
  • Hailey Hasenyager
  • Tyeler Myers
  • Ethan Johnson
  • Taelyn Whitney
  • Lucy O'Driscoll
  • Owen Nelmark
  • Dallen Myler
  • Matthew Weisner

Optimist Award Winners


Emerson Nelson


Lucy Whitman

BULB - Bringing Up Learning and Behavior - November

6th Grade - Weston Voepel

7th Grade - Eric Branton

8th Grade - Elizabeth Benn


We have switched over to Jostens for our yearbooks this year. All yearbook sales will be handled by Jostens, either by phone or online. In order to have an accurate count of the amount of yearbooks that are needed, we are asking that orders are completed by the end of February. After February all sales will be limited. Yearbook cost $16.

Josten Yearbook Sales Link:

Middle School Boys Basketball Sign-ups

Registration is now open to 7th and 8th graders in the district.

Register at:

First day of tryouts is January 18th.
7th grade at 3:30pm and 8th grade at 5:00pm.

Location-Seven Oak.

If you have any questions please call Seven Oak Middle School @ 541-451-8416

Boys and Girls Club Spring Sports Sign-ups

Free Library Cards for Kids!

Click here to see how.

Student and staff safety is our first priority!

Masks are required indoors.

At least 3 feet of social distance

Clean and sanitized hands.

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If your child has any of the above symptoms please keep them home and notify the school office. Thank you.

Upcoming Schedule

  • January 10th - Winter assessment window opens
  • January 17th - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - No School
  • January 28th - Semester 1 ends
  • January 31st - February 1st - Teacher Grading/Prep - No School
  • February 1st - Black History Month begins
  • February 2nd - Semester 2 begins
  • February 21st - President's Day - No School