School Briefs for March 19


Corbett team to compete in California

Corbett High School won the Oregon Academic Decathlon championship, which took place Feb. 29 to March 1 at Willamette University, and will represent Oregon at the U.S. Academic Decathlon national finals Wednesday, April 30, through Saturday, May 3.

In Salem, Corbett outscored Newport High School 32,621 to 29,599. Corbett's team consisted of Matthew Hammel and Joe Perry in the honors category, Lara Dunton and Jeffrey Monroe in the scholastic category and Tyler Jones and Morgon Purvine in varsity.

The competition included exams in math, science, economics, music, art, literature and the history of the Civil War.

Students also presented two speeches, composed an essay and underwent interviews.

Lara Dunton posted the high individual score among all competitors with 6,489 out of 10,000 possible points for the 10 events combined.

Barlow High schedules parent conferences

Barlow High School, 5105 S.E. 302nd Ave., will hold parent conferences from 5 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, March 20, and from 7:30 to 10:40 a.m. Friday, March 21.

Parents should go to the cafeteria to obtain six-week grades and attendance reports. Parents may arrive at any time - no appointment is needed. Teachers, administrators and counselors will be available.

Students do not report to school on Friday, March 21.

Reynolds High conferences are March 20-21

Spring parent conferences will take place at Reynolds High School, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale, from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 20, and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, March 21.

The conferences provide an opportunity for parents to visit the facility and find out about school programs.

Teachers, counselors and administrators will be available to meet with parents.

For more information, call Mary Lou Raney, curriculum secretary, at 503-667-3186, ext. 1011.

Scholarships available through Mom project

Working moms in the Portland area and across the country have until April 30 to apply for a Project Working Mom ( full-ride scholarship.

The scholarships are part of a campaign launched by to grant at least $2 million in full-ride scholarships to working moms.

The first round of scholarships will be granted around Mother's Day with additional scholarships awarded around the back-to-school season. launched Project Working Mom to address a growing crisis in America - the lack of adequate financial aid for non-traditional students.

City offers safe activities during spring break

The Portland Police Bureau is partnering with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation, Mayor's Office of Youth Violence Prevention, Police Activities League as well as other youth recreational facilities and programs to offer safe alternatives for youth during spring break Friday, March 21, through Sunday, March 30.

A list of many available activities and programs for youth can be found on the city of Portland's Web site,

Activities can be found on the home pages of the Portland Police Bureau; Office of Neighborhood Involvement; Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation; and Mayor's Office, Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

The Portland Police Bureau also will be offering enhanced patrols designed to provide a positive and safe environment for youth during spring break. Officers, along with the Gang Violence Task Force, will participate in curfew missions and enhanced transit and traffic patrols.

Curfew for juveniles younger than 14 years of age is from 10:15 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Curfew for youth 14 and older is midnight to 6 a.m.

School to hold arts, science fair April 11

Mount Hood Christian Pre and Primary School, 2500 S.E. Palmblad Road, is hosting an Arts and Science Fair and Silent Auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 11.

Items on which to bid include tickets to major theme parks and local attractions as well as hotel and restaurants gift certificates. Pizza and dessert will be available for purchase in the food court.