Central Linn District News

March 2023

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Junior/Senior High School Principal Meet and Greet


Central Linn families, staff, students, and community are invited to meet the Central Linn Jr/Sr High Principal finalists at a forum.

Forum will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18th in the school's cafetorium.

Attendees will hear from the candidates, can ask questions, and provide feedback to the Central Linn school district.

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Additional Upcoming Events:

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Report a tip online

Did you know we have an anonymous tip line located on the main page of our website? Through Vector Solutions, we offer SafeSchools Alert which allows a quick and anonymous report of safety concerns to school officials 24/7.

Link: https://centrallinn-or.safeschoolsalert.com/

NOTE: This tip line is not for immediate emergency response. Emergency situations should always go to 9-1-1.

All tips are analyzed and forwarded to designated personnel who can provide further assistance in resolving reported incidents. False or prank tips may be investigated by law enforcement (ORS 165.570).

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Mid Valley STEM-CTE hub representative, Chris Springer, presented Bee-Bots to the Central Linn Elementary kindergarten through third-grade teachers and students. Bee-Bots are programmable robots designed for young children that offer a tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, and problem-solving; and are FUN!

Mr. Springer offered resources on how to integrate the use of Bee-Bots across curricula. Each class that participated got a set of six Bee-Bots to keep!

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Pictures from Elementary Lit Night:

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Members of the American Legion Scholarship Committee visit Dr. Pelt's Writing 121 Class

Legionnaires Jeff Brown, Sharon Banks, Allen Buzzard, and "Lottie" met with Dr. Pelt's Writing 121 class to discuss various local scholarship opportunities. Scholarships discussed:

  • Brownsville, Oregon American Legion Post 184’s new $500 Sergeant Travis Aaron Moothart Memorial Scholarship
  • $1,000 Brownsville Senior Citizen Center Scholarship
  • $500 Travis A. Moothart Scholarship

These scholarships can be found on the Central Linn website and through the Senior Advisor, Lauri Archer. We are thankful for the working partnerships with community groups who have an invested interest in our students!

Thank you!

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May thanks to all eighteen groups of presenters who volunteered their time to help us make a successful 1st annual Central Linn Career Day!

Kids learned about several trades, military, careers, law enforcement, and college options. Also, seniors participated in mock interviews. One student even shared that his career “trajectory totally changed” today.

Thanks so much to Ms. Sue Harte, our hard-working counselor, for organizing everything today!

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Mrs. Parker's Class Activities

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Freshman Class Officers host PIE DAY

Freshmen representatives sold raffle tickets for a fundraiser. Tickets purchased gave students an opportunity to throw pies at their favorite staff members. Afterward, pies were sold to students and staff at lunchtime.

Thank you to our brave staff members for their participation:

Miranda Leatherman, Robert Cleary, Kyle Kivett, and Mike Day,

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Cobra Wrestlers Compete at State Competition

Boys and Girls State Wrestling Results:

Senior Jacob Beauchamp went 33-0 this year and was the District Champ and State Champ

Senior Malachi Hansen went 34-4 this year, was the District Champ, and got 3rd at State.

Senior Aaron Rico was the District Champ and was one win away from placing at state.

Junior Launa Carter qualified for State where she won some matches but did not place.

Freshman Hannah Travis placed third in District which qualified her for State where she went 1-2 but did not place.

We are proud of you all! What a successful season!

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Cobra Girls' Basketball Compete at Pendleton and Individual Recognition

The Central Linn girls' basketball team made an unprecedented run through the Valley Coast Conference (16-0), won the conference tournament championship game against the Bandon Tigers, and advanced to the 2023 OSAA State tournament. In the round of 16, the Cobras battled against a tall, physical Weston McEwen team. After dismantling the Tigerscots 50-28, the team was headed to Pendleton. The first-round matchup pitted the Cobras against the Vikings from Colton. With the win, the Cobras advanced to the semifinals and faced off with the Stanfield Tigers. In a hard-fought battle, the Cobras came up short in their quest for a state championship. They lost 28-38. However, the Cobras still had something to play for-the 3rd place trophy. In their final game, the Cobras squared off and beat league rival Monroe 48-31. With an overall record of 28-2, this year's Cobras leave a legacy of hard work, determination, and teamwork.

Team Accomplishments:

28-2 overall record (16-0 league)

3x League Champion

All League Awards:

Maya Rowland (unanimous 1st team- League Player of the Year)

Gemma Rowland (unanimous 1st team -Defensive Player of the Year)

Jayne Neal (2nd team)

Addie Wolff (2nd Team)

Rhian Hollister (Honorable Mention)

Bailey McManus (Honorable Mention)

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2023 Oregon FFA State Convention

This year the FFA State Convention was held at the Redmond Fairgrounds from March 16th through the 19th. Central Linn had seven people on the Parliamentary Procedures Team, six people on the Ag Issues Team, one person doing The FFA Creed, and three people receiving their State FFA Degrees!!

Parli-Pro: Hollis Kizer, Brooklyn Winningham, Jayne Neal, Isabelle Curtis, Peyton Gaskey, Georgia Wahl, and Addie Wolff

Ag Issues: Hannah Stutzman, Brooke Glaser, Ella Glenn, Emily Almaise, Kendra Glaser, and Autumn Suing

State FFA Degree Recipients: Jaxon Wirth, Brooke Glaser, and Saydey Johnson

Congratulations to everyone who competed and or received awards!!!

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Central Linn Equestrian Team

This year our team is a relatively young team. They strive to improve with each competition. We have seen all of them set and achieve personal goals. We, as their coaches, thoroughly enjoy this group of athletes. This is a very physically demanding sport. We rise and are ready to go at 6 am each morning for four mornings. Sometimes we do not make it to bed until well after 10 pm after caring for animals. Moving equipment that exceeds our own weight by hundreds of pounds and walking miles and miles each day are just some of the things we endure. Each of our athletes pull their fair share. It is cold and it is wet. Our parents are doing an amazing job keeping all of us fed and hydrated at our competitions.

We depend on our parents for a lot and they are instrumental to our success. We can't thank them enough. As of right now, our athletes are looking really good to qualify for state competitions in May. We could not be more proud of them. Watch for the list of athletes who will be competing at the state level. We have our last meet/competition of the season coming up from April 21 to 23 at the Linn Co Fair and Expo. It is free to come and watch the Central Linn team compete with their equine partners. Many fun events to watch. A couple of the big events to watch is drill on Saturday night around 6 pm. This is an event where audience participation through cheering is highly encouraged. Sunday is game day with events like barrel racing and pole bending. We encourage anyone interested in seeing these courageous kids and horses compete to come and watch them. At the April 22nd meet there is a special flag ceremony to honor this year's senior athletes. It is a lot of fun to watch, followed directly by the drill team performances. We want to thank the Central Linn School District for their continued support.

Coaches, Tressa and Lisa


Seniors: Amber Cole, Carter Zollinger

Sophomore: Daphney McGarry

Freshmen: Laycie Wells, Jessica Dodge, Audrey Smith

8th-Grade Grooms: Brylee Johnson, Charlie Zollinger

Coaches: Tressa Johnson and Lisa Zollinger

Coach Helpers: Rylee Prettyman and Addie Karo

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Central Linn Still Has Two Budget Committee Vacancies

The Central Linn School District is still seeking applications for vacancies on its budget committee to represent Zone 3 (City of Halsey) and Zone 6 (East of I5, North

outskirts of Brownsville).

The budget committee consists of seven members appointed by the board plus the seven elected board members. To be eligible for appointment you must: live in the district and in the zone appointed; and not be an officer, agent or employee of the district. The primary responsibility of the budget committee is reviewing the financial program of the district, reviewing the proposed district budget as presented by the superintendent, and recommending an annual district budget in keeping with the provisions of applicable state laws.

If you are interested in serving on Central Linn School District’s Budget Committee please contact Dena Crowell at 541-369-2813 for an application or visit the district’s website.

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Announcement

Central Linn School District has partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of our community. If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of the circumstance. This is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service provided by Central Linn School District. If you would like to use Care Solace to help find a mental health care provider call 888-515-0595.

Support is available 24/7/365 in over 200 languages.

Visit https://www.caresolace.com/site/centrallinn and either search on your own or click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

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School Closure and Delays

Central Linn School District subscribes to the FlashAlert Newswire network, a service that notifies television, radio, and newspapers in the event of school closures/late starts/early dismissals, etc. The District also subscribes to Flash Alert (http://www.flashalert.net/id/CLSD) which takes the same emergency/delay/closure information relayed to the media and sends it to subscribers via e-mail or text message.

In the event of inclement weather snow routes may be implemented. Note: An announcement would be made by an AlertNow message to parents that snow routes are in effect.

School delay/closure information for the District and the Willamette Valley is available from FlashAlert and from the following radio and Television stations:

Radio Stations

  • KFLY FM 101.5
  • KGAL AM 1580
  • KLOO AM 1340, KLOO FM 106.3
  • KOOL FM 99.1
  • KRKT FM 99.9
  • KSND FM 95.1 (Español)
  • KWBY AM 940 (Español)

TV Stations

  • KATU Chan 2
  • KEZI Chan 9
  • KGW Chan 8
  • KLSR Chan 34
  • KMTR Chan 16
  • KOIN Chan 6
  • KVAL Chan 13

How to Subscribe to FlashAlert

  1. Go to FlashAlert
  2. To create or login to an account, enter your e-mail address and password
  3. Click the ‘Create Your Account’ button
    Once you’ve logged in, you can change your emergency alert settings and/or add additional e-mail/text subscriptions.
    NOTE: You must have an e-mail address to sign up to receive FlashAlert content. FlashAlert requires that subscribers re-enroll every year.

Central Linn School District

Individualized Education for All Learners.

Serving the communities and surrounding areas of Brownsville, Halsey, Shedd and Peoria, Oregon.

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