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Walls up on FGHS gym

Concrete walls on the new Forest Grove High School gymnasium went up last week, just in time for the start of classes today. Construction on the new gym and new science classroom wing will continue throughout the year. Other high school improvements, including a new cafeteria and expanded kitchen, were completed over the summer.

The new Joseph Gale Elementary School is also ready to welcome students. Today’s the first day of school throughout the district for students in grades 1-5, 7, 9, as well as new students. Other grades (except for kindergarten students) start tomorrow, Sept. 6.

Cowan joins squadron

Capt. Jeffrey R. Cowan is a new member of the 916th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, a unit of the 916th Air Refueling Wing, the Air Force Reserve tanker unit stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.

Capt. Cowan will be a maintenance operations officer. He is a 1993 graduate of Forest Grove High School and a 2001 graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

He was on active duty with the Air Force before joining the Air Force Reserve in May.

Pacific hosts Hispanic heritage forum

The public is invited to Pacific University in Forest Grove on Saturday, Sept. 22 to take part in “Hispanic Heritage and Activism in Oregon,” an interactive forum that will provide a historical context of the Latino community in Washington County and issues facing the area’s fastest-growing ethnic population. 

The forum begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 3:30 p.m., and is hosted and presented by Centro Cultural of Washington County and Pacific’s Office of Diversity. It is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, with additional support from Portland Community College, the Washington County Museum and the Oregon Child Development Coalition. 

There is no fee to attend and participate in the forum, but pre-registration is required and may be done online or by calling 503-359-0446.



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