50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 30, 1970

The St. Francis Leopards prowled about Burnt River Friday night and raced back to Baker boasting a 66-45 win over the Bulls.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 30, 1995

Imagine taking the newspaper you’re holding, forcing it through a screen until it’s the consistency of drier lint, mixing that with a resin, then flattening the mixture in a 62-ton press to form a door shell.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 29, 2010

Tuesday’s passage of two statewide tax-raising ballot measures isn’t a cure-all for what’s ailing Oregon schools, but it did provide a measure of relief, according to Doug Dalton, Baker School District business manager.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 30, 2019

Baker High School has shown a 5-percent increase in the number of students who graduate on time in four years over last year’s numbers, according to the latest Oregon Department of Education report issued last week.

About 84 percent of Baker High School seniors graduated on time in 2018. That included 112 students. The number who dropped out before graduation day totaled 16, the report states.

The Baker statistics are 5 percentage points above the state average of about 79 percent of students graduating in four years.

The BHS on-time graduation rate has fluctuated over the past three school years — 84 percent last year, 79 percent in 2016-17 and 87 percent in 2015-16.

Assistant Superintendent Betty Palmer pointed to programs in place at Baker High School aimed at improving the graduation rate. Principal Greg Mitchell and his staff have developed a student-led Jostens Renaissance program to improve school climate, developed a trauma-informed approach to help students experiencing difficulties in their lives and personalized learning plans to help students navigate toward graduation.

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