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Lake County schools tout improvements in standardized test scores  Orlando Sentinel

Lake County school officials said students made gains on state standardized tests.

Lake students make gains in 2019 state assessments  Daily Commercial

TAVARES — The Florida Department of Education has released statewide standardized test scores for 2019, and Lake County showed improvements in most ...

Umatilla High School gets Amazon grant | Local News  Hermiston Herald

Umatilla High School is one of more than a thousand schools across the United States to receive funding from Amazon, and will use the money to start offering ...

Mac-Hi coach Nicole Christian returns to EOU softball  East Oregonian

LA GRANDE — Nicole Christian may be leaving Mac-Hi's softball team, but she's returning to familiar territory.

Threatening 'shoot up' message found on Umatilla High bathroom wall, police say  Orlando Sentinel

A message threatening a “shoot up” at Umatilla High School was found scribbled on a bathroom wall earlier today, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Umatilla sets pace for Latino graduation rates | Local News  East Oregonian

Despite state trend, many local schools see Hispanic graduation rate meet or exceed white graduation rate.

Umatilla joins high school girls fight against cancer  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — After a Umatilla High School senior was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in April, a group of charity bikers and local community members ...

Fallen power line cancels Umatilla High School on Friday  East Oregonian

Umatilla High School students got an extra weekend to wrap up their assignments for the semester after a downed power line caused school to be canceled ...

Umatilla celebrates students' post-high school plans | Local News  East Oregonian

As high school seniors get ready to write the next chapter of their life, Umatilla High School is celebrating those who are committed to furthering their education ...

Umatilla valedictorian plans to give back to Lake County  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA – She may be heading to Gainesville this fall, but Hannah Carpenter's heart is in Lake County.The valedictorian of Umatilla High School's class of ...

Gas leak closes Umatilla middle, high schools | Local News  East Oregonian

A gas leak at Umatilla's Clara Brownell Middle School sent kids from both the middle school and Umatilla High School home for the day on Thursday morning.

Student brings switchblade knife to Umatilla High School, deputies say  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

A student at Umatilla High School was arrested Friday after he brought a switchblade knife to school, according to officials from the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Eastern Oregon Hires Nicole Christian as Head Softball Coach  Victory Sports Network

Eastern Oregon has hired alum and EOU Hall of Famer Nicole Christian as the head softball coach, athletic director Anji Weissenfluh announced Tuesday.

Pedestrian bridge partially collapses in Umatilla | Local News  East Oregonian

A pedestrian bridge connecting Umatilla's South Hill with downtown partially collapsed sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Umatilla girls basketball makes historic leap into region tournament  Orlando Sentinel

Umatilla rallied to beat Ocala Trinity on Tuesday and earn a rare trip to the FHSAA region quarterfinal round next week.

Umatilla School District shows off new facilities funded by $10.5 million bond  East Oregonian

UMATILLA — The students at Clara Brownell Middle School can see more clearly since a $10.5 million 2016 school bond funded the construction of new ...

Umatilla hires Tavares Cerney as new football coach  Daily Commercial

Umatilla High School announced Friday that Charlie Cerney has been named the school's new head football coach.Cerney replaces Zac Carter, who accepted ...

Ryan Mills out as Umatillas football coach  Daily Commercial

Ryan Mills, who led Umatilla High School to only one win in three seasons, will not return for a fourth year as Bulldogs' football coach.Umatilla Principal Thomas ...

Umatilla names honor roll students | Student Honors  East Oregonian

UMATILLA — The following students earned honor roll recognition at Umatilla High School for the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year:

It's back to school in Umatilla  My Columbia Basin

UMATILLA, Oregon – Classes resume on their regular schedule today at Clara Brownell Middle School and Umatilla High School. That following the evacuation ...

Tavares overcomes early deficit with 5-run fifth inning  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — It takes time to build a winning program.Tavares High School softball coach Tracey Hanson understands that and is working to transform the ...

Umatilla names Zac Carter new football coach  Daily Commercial

Zac Carter, former head coach and assistant athletic director at Lake Mary Prep, has been named new head football coach at Umatilla High School.Carter ...

Umatilla High teacher says he was booted for political reasons  Ocala

Rookie Teacher of Year claims decision to not renew his contract was political. He's running for Lake County School Board. UMATILLA — Months after being ...

WWII sailor landed in Umatilla and didnt look back  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — When radioman 3rd Class Dick Scovil was asked this week to name a lesson he carried from his three-year, wartime hitch in the U.S. Navy, ...

UMATILLA Sign Here | Local News  East Oregonian

Amid cheers and fanfare often reserved for student athletes, all Umatilla High School seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education signed letters of intent ...

Umatilla High gets $31K grant for aviation, aerospace education  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — Students at Umatilla High School will benefit from a $31000 investment by AT&T this year, one that seeks to increase STEM (science, technology, ...

Engineers estimate Umatilla bridge replacement at $3.2 to $4.3 million  East Oregonian

Umatilla is looking at between $3.2 million and $4.3 million to replace its pedestrian bridge across the Umatilla River.

2019 Summer meal programs in Umatilla County | Local News  East Oregonian

UMATILLA COUNTY — For children in Umatilla County who aren't sure where their next meal will come from, free lunch programs can help fill in the gap.

Umatilla teachers wear Red for Ed | Local News  Hermiston Herald

Each Tuesday for the rest of the legislative session, Umatilla School District's teachers will be wearing “Red for Ed.” Staff and school board members will be ...

Public safety log for Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Public Safety  East Oregonian

TUESDAY. 9:49 a.m. — Umatilla police responded to a report of someone dumping garbage on the hillside by the fire pit area at Umatilla High School, 1400 ...

Flooding damages Umatilla bridge, other structures | Local News  Hermiston Herald

Umatilla County and several of its cities have declared a state of emergency as flooding damages structures.

Umatilla High student arrested for bringing combat-style knife, brass knuckles to school  Orlando Sentinel

A Umatilla High School student was charged with two counts of possession of a weapon on school grounds after he was caught with a combat-style knife and a ...

Tavares routs Umatilla, 37-0, Friday night  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA – For the Tavares High School football team, Friday was another step in the right direction.For Umatilla, it was a disappointment.Javaris McMillian ran ...

Umatilla students bury time capsule | Local News  East Oregonian

When the current students of Clara Brownell Middle School dig up their time capsule in 50 years, they can bring their appetites with them.

Umatilla High School sees mass absences after shooting threat  WKMG Orlando

UMATILLA, Fla. - There were mass absences Monday at Umatilla High School after a shooting threat was discovered over the weekend, authorities said.

Prep track | Umatilla boys, girls win River's Edge titles  East Oregonian

Umatilla's Patty Burres (100, 400) and Chantal Lemus (shot put, discus) were double winners in individual events Friday at the River's Edge Invitational at Milt ...

Umatilla hound wins Best of Breed at Westminster  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — Billie Green took time off from her classes at Umatilla High School this week to attend the 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in ...

High school facilitators improving Lakes graduation rates  Daily Commercial

TAVARES – Lake County Schools saw a 6.4 percent increase in its graduation rate last year, according to numbers released Wednesday by the state.

Public safety log for Friday, May 10, 2019 | Public Safety  East Oregonian

WEDNESDAY. 6:54 a.m. — A 33-year-old Hermiston woman crashed a Toyota Corolla on Interstate 84 westbound near milepost 196 when she crossed from the ...

Umatilla Middle School band director honored for improving music program  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — Lindsey Crouch, band director at Umatilla Middle School, is one of several music educators across the state to recently receive the 2018 Tom ...

Collapsed Umatilla walking bridge will cost at least $5 million to rebuild  YakTriNews KAPP-KVEW

The Umatilla walking bridge that collapsed over the weekend due to high river waters will cost at least $5 million to rebuild.

Umatilla coaches in running for award, donation | Local  East Oregonian

Two Umatilla High School coaches could use your vote.

Umatilla Former councilor challenges incumbent in mayoral race  East Oregonian

Umatilla's candidates for mayor are both familiar faces at city hall. Daren Dufloth is the incumbent, running to keep the seat he was appointed to after David Trott ...

Local students to prep for health care careers  East Oregonian

A dozen high school students from Umatilla and Morrow counties were among the 37 chosen from across the state to participate in the 27th annual MedQuest ...

Public safety log for Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Public Safety  East Oregonian

FRIDAY. 12:03 a.m. — Umatilla police took a report for theft from a residence on Powerline Road. 4:06 a.m. — Pendleton police responded to a 911 report of an ...

Obit: George A. Hash | Obituaries  East Oregonian

Hermiston. August 15, 1922 — April 12, 2019. Long time Hermiston area resident George Albert Hash, 96, passed away peacefully Friday morning, April 12th, ...

UPDATE: Flood recap and look ahead  My Columbia Basin

PENDLETON, Oregon – Hundreds of volunteers assisted residents on the banks of McKay Creek in Pendleton in a battle against rising water as releases from ...

Challengers on path to win in Umatilla | Local News  East Oregonian

Umatilla's mayoral race was too close to call when results came in at 8 p.m., but Mary Dedrick had a 22 vote lead over incumbent Daren Dufloth.

Lake County Schools pick 10 new principals for 2018-19  Daily Commercial

TAVARES – New principals have been named at 10 Lake County schools, in preparation for the return of students on Aug. 13.Appointed recently by ...

UHS Cheer ready for state competition | Local News  East Oregonian

As the Umatilla High School cheer team flips and tumbles its way to the state competition this weekend, they are already proud of what they've done. “For most of ...

Lake names 10 new principals for 2018-19 school year, including former teacher of the year  Orlando Sentinel

Students at two high schools, three middle schools and five elementary schools will have new principals when the 2018-19 school year begins Aug. 13.

Students rally after Lake County teacher's contract not renewed  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Some students in one Lake County high school dressed in black Wednesday to show their support after they learned a teacher's contract was not being ...

MCPS announces leadership changes at 4 schools  NBC Montana

Four Missoula County schools will have new principals to start the 2019-2020 school year. ---The following is a press release from Missoula County Public ...

McNary Heights Elementary students celebrate the Earth | Local News  East Oregonian

McNary Dam was a laboratory of learning Thursday as students from McNary Heights Elementary School celebrated the Earth.

Umatilla bond seeks to repair aging school infrastructure  East Oregonian

Umatilla School District Superintendent Heidi Sipe has a great deal of affection for Clara Brownell Middle School.

Lake Technical College graduation set for Friday  Daily Commercial

EUSTIS — About 600 Lake Technical College students will graduate Friday from Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and more than 75 will receive ...

Friday Night Lights: Umatilla back on solid ground after tough year  Daily Commercial

To say 2016 was a trying year for the Umatilla High School football team would be an understatement.After the program came close to being shut down for the ...

A third of Lake County schools struggle with absences  Daily Commercial

TAVARES – Absentee rates are troubling at a third of Lake County Schools, school administrators say.For the first half of the school year, the number of students ...

UHS Cheer team competes at State | Local News  Hermiston Herald

As the Umatilla High School cheer team flipped and tumbled its way to the state competition this weekend, they were already proud of what they had done.

Oasis in a book desert | Local News  East Oregonian

Summer is just around the corner, but that doesn't mean it's time to put the books away.

Spreading school color | Local News  East Oregonian

The fall has been a watershed moment for Shelby Spriet.

Retired lieutenant colonel Chuck Minyard heads JROTC at Umatilla High  Orlando Sentinel

UMATILLA — Chuck Minyard is running a small Army at Umatilla High School. The retired lieutenant colonel is in his fifth year of heading up six Army battalions, ...

Hermiston Realty to stay open after death of Donn Walls  East Oregonian

Hermiston Realty staff are in mourning after principal broker Donn Walls died Friday.

Lake County Schools Welcomes New Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees  Mike Delaney

Lake County Schools welcomed its third class of Alumni Hall of Fame inductees Wednesday, April 17 in the Everett Kelly Convocation Center at Lake Sumter ...

Umatilla teacher claims she 'can't help wanting these hot young boys'  KEPR 19

A Umatilla teacher admitted she couldn't keep herself away from what she called "hot boys" at an Oregon high school.

UMATILLA Museum project remembers town before the dam  East Oregonian

Long after memories fade, there will be a record of Umatilla's formative years — thanks to efforts of a group of history buffs.

Watch local schools shine as News 6 presents Sounds of the Season 2018  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Students from around Central Florida participate in News 6's Sounds of the Season.

Eustis dedicates diamond, scoreboard to late coach Lee  Daily Commercial

EUSTIS — David Lee didn't invent the game of baseball, nor did he bring the sport to Eustis High School.For many in the Panther Nation, however, it seems that ...

Robotics teams build on each others' strengths | Local News  East Oregonian

As four robots, each created by a different team of students, enter the ring, there's more on the line than winning a competition.

Nutrition specialists mixing it up with school lunches  East Oregonian

While pizza, sloppy Joes and chicken nuggets still make an appearance in school cafeterias sometimes, today's school lunches are not what they used to be.

Dwyer hires former Wildwood coach McKinley Rolle to replace Jack Daniels as football coach  Sun Sentinel

Dwyer went outside of Palm Beach County to replace a local coaching legend. The Panthers on Friday announced the hire of former Wildwood coach McKinley ...

Summer Lunchin': Local schools provide free meals for students  East Oregonian

The small grassy area behind Umatilla-Morrow Head Start office in Hermiston slowly filled on Wednesday afternoon, as children and parents lined up for the ...

Lake County School Board District 5: Where the candidates stand  Orlando Sentinel

Former Umatilla mayor Peter Tarby is looking to unseat incumbent Stephanie Luke in the Lake County School Board District 5 race.

Hermiston grad rates lag as neighbors' grow | Local News  East Oregonian

The Oregon Department of Education released its annual graduation rates Thursday and Hermiston fell well below the state average.

Voters aprove Umatilla school bond | Local News  East Oregonian

Umatilla voters passed a $10.5 million bond measure by an unofficial vote of 661 to 572.

Umatilla after school program encourages interest in STEM  East Oregonian

Even though the final bell rings at 2:50 p.m., more than half of Umatilla's students stay for more. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 4/23  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Vikings quiet Knights | Local  East Oregonian

UMATILLA — The last time the Umatilla Vikings and Irrigon Knights met back on Feb. 17, 2017, at The Pit at Umatilla High School, the Knights used some late ...

Eustis offense steals the show against Umatilla  Daily Commercial

For the Eustis High School football team, Friday's Kickoff Classic against Umatilla was a showcase for a potentially explosive offense.Umatilla, however, might ...

Dwyer names McKinley Rolle to replace Jack Daniels as head football coach  Palm Beach Post

He turned around Wildwood Middle High in 2017 and is older brother to former FSU and NFL defensive back Myron Rolle. Dwyer football, led for the past 23 ...

McNary Olympics | News  East Oregonian

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Mount Dora Middle School leader named Lake's top principal, helped school make 'positive strides'  Orlando Sentinel

Credited with increasing the school's grade on the state's report card, Mount Dora Middle School Principal Jacob Stein has been named the Lake County school ...

Lake teen on spring break drowns in pool  Orlando Sentinel

A 16-year-old girl found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in rural Lake County had spent the day while on spring break drinking vodka and smoking ...

MEASURE 105 'Sanctuary' law faces repeal in November | Local News  East Oregonian

In the month following the 2016 presidential election, Selene Torres-Medrano helped organize an immigration forum at Umatilla High School.

Lorence honored as Administrator of the Year | Local News  East Oregonian

Umatilla High School Principal Bob Lorence has been named 2018 Administrator of the Year by the Oregon Small School Association.

Deaths in Central Florida: 12/12  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Former Dwyer football coach Jack Daniels honored by North Palm Beach Council  Palm Beach Post

The two-time state championship-winning coach received a commendation during a Council meeting last Thursday. NORTH PALM BEACH — Jack Daniels' ...

Mount Dora tops Umatilla in Class 5A-5 tournament  Daily Commercial

MOUNT DORA — A victory doesn't have to be aesthetically pleasing.And this time of the year — when a single loss could mean the end of the season — it's ...

LZ Lakehawk: Area Junior ROTC cadets receive honors  Daily Commercial

No funds for college?That's not the story for some accomplished area Junior ROTC cadets, thanks to the Lake and Sumter Counties Chapter of the Military ...

Alliance honors locals with Community Service Awards  Daily Commercial

Eighteen local leaders were honored last week with Lake County Community *Service* Awards for their investments in Lake County in the areas of business, ...

Chuckwagon Cafe serves up 48 years | Local News  East Oregonian

After 48 years of providing comfort food, the Chuckwagon Cafe is closing.

UMATILLA Landing Days brings three days of fun  East Oregonian

Umatilla's annual summer event is gearing up for three days of fun.

UMATILLA Torres-Medrano named 2018 Citizen of the Year  East Oregonian

Umatilla city councilor Selene Torres-Medrano was named 2018 Citizen of the Year at Umatilla's Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet.

Lake County announces new principals at 3 schools  Daily Commercial

TAVARES — Three Lake County schools have new principals for the upcoming school year.Gregg Dudley will lead Rimes Early Learning and Literacy Center in ...

Mount Dora volleyball improves season with win against Umatilla  Daily Commercial

MOUNT DORA – Mary Pinkowski learned more about her volleyball team Thursday as it battled from behind than she did when it was cruising along with a ...

Kids, teens have something to learn at LCSO day camp  Daily Commercial

GROVELAND — Though school is out, kids filled the halls at Gray Middle School to participate in a week-long day camp run by Lake County Sheriff's deputies.

Wyden talks gun control with students | Local News  East Oregonian

There was one major issue on the minds of students who showed up at U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's town hall meeting at Umatilla High School on Tuesday.

State report shows decades-old relationship with student cost former Umatilla principal his license

Anthony Villanueva is alleged to have begun the affair with the student in the summer of 1991, after her junior year in his personal-finance class.

Umatilla studies SR 19 gateway to Ocala National Forest  Ocala

The Florida Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting on a 2-mile section of the highway at 6 p.m. Jan. 30. UMATILLA — Residents who boast ...

Umatilla signs tout hometown hero Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers  Orlando Sentinel

Jonathan Lucroy was lauded for the "positive impact he has made on and off the baseball field."

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