“In this classroom…”

The sign on the door to enter Ms. Bull’s classroom says:   In this classroom, You are kind You are a leader  You are respected You are valued You are teachable You are loved Ms. Bull, an agricultural educator at Dallas High School, has created an environment in...

Five Second Moments

Well, It’s official, we have just entered the busiest time of the year. This time last year, things felt like they were going a mile a minute. Between basketball season, deciding to run for state office, LDE season, college and scholarship applications, and the...

Rods, Reels, and Blessings

It was a warm November afternoon, the Central Oregon sun was shining, a soft breeze was blowing, and birds were chirping. This was one of those fall days that take you back to summertime and almost make you forget about the cold winter that is quickly approaching. It...

How do you do it?

Five minute phone calls with family during a hustle from one stop to another. Sleepless nights balancing the day’s to-dos. Driving, driving, and more driving. Showing up to school with bags under your eyes but still being ready to face the day.  These are some of the...

Steak Dinners

It’s 6:00 a.m., 34 degrees outside, and you’re about to immerse into the freezing Walton Lake. As you take the first step into 48-degree water, you have three options: complain about how cold it is, don’t say anything at all, or view this tradition as an opportunity...