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MHCC seeking applicants for open board seat

The Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill a seat that was vacated by Maggie Nelson on June 7.

Nelson, who served in the zone 3 position, said she stepped down for personal reasons.

The appointee will serve the remainder of the term through May 2015, at which point an election will be held.

The Mt. Hood Community College District Board of Education is composed of seven members elected to four-year terms. Five of the positions are elected from specific district zones, and two are elected from the district at large.

An eligible board member for this position must be a qualified voter in the district and a resident of zone 3, a citizen of the state of Oregon and be at least 18.

The college will accept applications for this seat through Thursday, July 31. For more information or to apply, visit www.mhcc.edu.

Reynolds BBQ raises funds for scholarships

The fifth annual Reynolds All-Alumni BBQ will be held Saturday, July 12, to raise money for the scholarship fund, at Backroads Pub N Grub, 13230 S.E. Orient Drive, Boring.

Larry Parker, owner of Backroads Pub N Grub, donates all the food so 100 percent of proceeds go to the scholarship.

The barbecue starts at 2 p.m. Participants are encouraged to come early, have a beverage, see classic cars and connect with classmates.

Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Challenge Day expands at Reynolds High School

In 2014-15, Challenge Day will be offered for all students at Reynolds High School and one grade of students in each middle school.

The Reynolds School Board approved the funds for program expansion Wednesday, June 11.

Adult volunteers are necessary to support students in the daylong, interactive workshop. Each day, the district will need 50 adults who can volunteer for one full day to work with students and staff.

The confirmed dates include Sept. 16-18 and 23-25. Additional volunteers will be needed as more dates are confirmed.

Volunteer screening takes seven to 10 working days. For more information, call 503-491-3428 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online academy offers summer trivia game

Educators at Oregon Connections Academy are offering a free online trivia game to remind families the importance of learning, even during the summer.

Students of all ages can play the Oregon Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge: Summer Fun Edition.

For more ideas from Oregon Connections Academy on how to help keep students learning, visit www.connectionsacademy.com/resources.

The Quiz Bowl Challenge is available by download or by visiting www.ConnectionsAcademy.com/Quizbowl.

Online academy students graduate with class of 2014

Oregon Connections Academy announced East Multnomah County graduates, including Vyacheslav Alekseyenko of Gresham; Irina Bezzubets of Gresham; Eleonora Kononova of Gresham; and

Daniela Bors of Troutdale.

This is the sixth annual graduation event for Oregon Connections Academy since its first graduating class of 2008-2009.

For more information about the school, visit www.OregonConnectionsAcademy.com or call 1-800-382-6010.

OSU launches free online ELL course

Oregon State University will launch its first massive, open online course, or MOOC, partnering with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education to deliver a free, professional learning opportunity.

The eight-week course, Supporting English Language Learners Under New Standards, is funded by the Oregon Department of Education and begins Oct. 1.

The developers and instructors of OSU’s first massive course expect widespread participation, potentially reaching thousands of K-12 educators in the state and around the world.




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