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School briefs for Oct. 19

Barlow High conferences set for Oct. 27-28

Barlow High School, 5105 S.E. 302nd Ave., will hold parent-teacher conferences from 5 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, and from 7:30 to 10:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Parents should go to the cafeteria in order to obtain their student's six-week grades. Parents may arrive at any time and talk to each of their student's teachers. Parents will be able to sign up for a parent assistant username and password for accessing student grades and attendance.

Due to part-time status and coaching commitments, some teachers will not be available the entire conference schedule. However, sign up sheets that request absent teachers contact a student's parent or guardian will be available.

Students will not report to school Friday, Oct. 28.

Centennial High presents 'The Diary of Anne Frank'

Centennial High School, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave, will present 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 2-5.

Based on the true account of Anne Frank, a Dutch Jewish girl, this story concerns the lives of eight Jewish people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed annex. In this new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne's lyrical writing shines through as she discusses the trials and tribulations of going into hiding, all while having hope for a better tomorrow.

Tickets are $8 for students/seniors and $10 for adults. For more information, call 503-762-6180.

Walmart donations to support group

Walmart Foundation has presented a $100,000 grant to Schoolhouse Supplies, the recipient of the Walmart Associates Choice Award for Oregon.

The grant comes from the Walmart Foundation as part of the Associate Choice Program, an online campaign in which Walmart associates vote directly for five nonprofits to receive funding in their home state.

Schoolhouse Supplies gives free school supplies to students and teachers through its Free Store for Teachers and Knowledge Universe Tools for Schools backpack giveaway program. Schoolhouse Supplies has distributed more than $14.4 million in supplies to classrooms, teachers and students in need.

For more information about Schoolhouse Supplies, call 503-249-9933 or visit schoolhousesupplies.org. For more information about Walmart's philanthropy, visit walmartfoundation.org.

Centennial High students win FBLA awards

Sixteen students from Centennial High School's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter received top awards in a national competition this summer in Orlando, Fla.

This year's award winners are:

Second Place for a Community Service Project: Georgeta Boanca, Tiffany Doan and Kevin Krautscheid.

Second Place for a Business Financial Plan: Max Campbell, Clint Everett and Tram Luc.

Third Place for Digital Design and Promotion: Matt Leslie and An Vuong.

Fourth Place for Partnership with Business: Shelby Halverson, Christine Kang and Samantha Tzeo.

Eighth Place for Business Plan: Mackenzie Gearheart and Brandon Schmuckley.

Ninth Place for Business Presentation: Kiran Bernard, Ryan McDowell and Mina Vu.

Corbett to send students to outdoor school

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of volunteers, 62 sixth graders in the Corbett School District will be able to attend a weeklong outdoor school program this year, according to information from the district at corbett.k12.or.us.

With 62 sixth graders at the middle school this year, the cost of a full week of outdoor school is $26,902. Due to funding challenges, the district was looking at sending students to the Field Science Experience, a less expensive program, which runs three days and two nights.

However, volunteers held fundraisers, including running a booth and parking lot at the Corbett Fourth of July festivities, placing donation jars at Big Bears, the Corbett Country Market and the Troutdale Fruit Stop, garnering donations from friends and families and holding bake sales and yard sales.

Outdoor school supporters benefited from a generous $5,000 donation from the Save Outdoor School committee that canvassed for donations all summer throughout the Portland area and from an additional $4,000 coming from donors looking to support a school district that was aiming to attend outdoor school for a full week, according to the website.