Gresham High choirs to perform shows

Gresham High School's nationally recognized choirs will be singing on the following dates at these locations:

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14: The Gresham High School Winter Choir Concert features all five choirs in the auditorium, 1200 N. Main Ave. All Gresham High choirs' alumni invited to sing the Hallelujah chorus with the Concert Choir.

• 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15: The Overtones and the Concert Choir will sing at The Grotto Festival of Lights, on the corner of Northeast 85th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, Portland.

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• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18: The Overtones will join the Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland for 'The Mystery and the Glory Concert' at First Unitarian Church, 1011 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland.

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Students to display work at library

Students from Centennial Learning Center's PhotoVoice Project will share their photographs and writing from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St.

The event kicks off an exhibit at the library that will be displayed through Thursday, Jan. 12.

For the last two months, students in the Learning Center's Options Program have worked with facilitator Anya Hankin of Launch Creative Consulting in an experiential PhotoVoice photography and writing curriculum. The program helps students articulate and document their visions about their future, and uses photographs and writing to tell the riveting story of what it means to be a young person on the precipice of adulthood.

Reynolds survey part of search for super

The Reynolds School District is asking the public for online input about what qualities it wants in its next superintendent.

Superintendent Joyce Henstrand is resigning at the end of next June, and the district will use its Reynolds Tomorrow program to gather input on her replacement.

According to Reynolds School Board Chairwoman Theresa Delaney-Davis, the survey is designed to find out what type of leadership skills, communication ability, level of experience and other factors the public wants in the next district leader.

District residents and staff are asked to visit and register their email address. They will be notified by email when the survey goes live. It will be open only a few days. Survey results will be presented to the school board later this month.

Email addresses and individual survey responses will not be identified. The board receives results in a summary.

In addition to the superintendent survey, the Reynolds Tomorrow platform will be used twice more in 2012.

'Once we've finished our survey about new leadership, we will begin planning for community and staff involvement in a proposed 3-year district improvement plan and next year's district budget,' Delaney-Davis says.

Last month the Portland-Metro chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, at its annual awards dinner, recognized Reynolds Tomorrow as an innovative approach to community involvement.

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