Cougar Sighting Near Campus October 2017

  • Bill Watkins Reporting
  • Oct 19, 2017
Cougar Sighting Near Campus October 2017

Marcola Student Safety Notice

On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 one of our neighbors close to the High School reported a cougar was sighted in the field on Honeybee Lane.

We have reviewed our safety procedures in case there is a day-time sighting near the school. In addition, we have contacted the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) about this report. ODFW encourages people who see a cougar near the school to report the sighting to their Springfield Office.

ODFW Springfield Field Office
3150 E Main Street
Springfield, OR 97478-5800

Your child's safety and well-being is of the utmost concern to our staff. One particular area of concern includes students that come by the school during after hours, especially in the evening. Our goal is to provide the best information available to you.

Please feel free to contact our staff should you have any additional questions or concerns.

Bill Watkins

Bill Watkins

Superintendent / High School Principal

Bill Watkins is the Superintendent of Marcola School District & the Principal at Marcola Middle/Senior High School. He has 37 years of experience as a teacher, coach and administrator. Bill joined Marcola School District in 2014 and is a valued member of our staff and community.