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Calendars approved; P.E.O. STAR scholarship; other local school news briefs


The North Clackamas School District Board approved 2013-14 calendars during their meeting on Thursday, June 20.

The first day of school will be on Tuesday, Sept. 3, for elementary schools, sixth-graders and ninth-graders.

The first day for other grades, seven through 12, will be Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Kindergarten will start the following Monday, Sept. 9.

To view all the 2013-14 calendars (by elementary, middle school and high school levels), go to nclack.k12.or.us/studentcalendars.

P.E.O. STAR scholarship awarded

Oregon City’s P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year was presented to Heidi Oldenkamp, a 2013 graduate of Canby High School on June 13.

The $2,500 scholarship, based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success, was presented at a ceremony held prior to the Oregon City chapter CW business meeting by President Patricia Krumm. The program is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are graduating seniors at the time of application.

Heidi Oldenkamp, the daughter of Laura and Mark Oldenkamp of Canby, will attend Oregon State University, where she plans to study bioengineering this fall.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood has given nearly $225 million in financial assistance to nearly 90,000 women. The P.E.O. Sisterhood also owns Cottey College, a two-year liberal arts college in Nevada, Mo.

For additional information on the local P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, contact Gail Peters at 503-349-0920, or visit peointernational.org.

Parents from Putnam High receive surprise

Rex Putnam High School registration packets for the 2013-14 school year were mailed out to some parents with the “North Clackamas School District K-12 Guidelines for Student Behavior” booklet in a language other than English.

Parents can access the English version of this booklet at nclack.k12.or.us/cms/lib6/OR01000992/Centricity/Domain/62/20120601_K-12%20Student%20Behavior%20Guidelines%200512.pdf

The district apologized for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Donors Choose provides support for teachers

Lily Wagner at Lewelling Elementary School posted a classroom project on Donors Choose on June 2, and by June 20 generous donors had made sure it was funded.

Check out other local projects at DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers can post classroom project requests, which can range from pencils for poetry to microscopes for mitochondria. Donors can give any amount to the project that most inspires them.

When a project reaches its funding goal, Donors Choose ships the materials to the school. Donors will get photos of the project taking shape, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Donations can be as little as $1.