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School briefs for Feb. 29, 2012

ORCA students to view Wilde play Saturday

Students from Oregon Connections Academy, a public online school, will attend 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the GSI Community Center, 1493 N.E. Cleveland Ave.

Produced by the Black Swan Youth Theater, the play features ORCA sophomore Valerie Warman.

For more information on ORCA, call 1-800-382-6010 or visit ConnectionsAcademy.com.

Corbett Boosters schedule Red and Black auction, dinner

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Corbett High School gym, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, for the annual Red and Black Auction to support athletics.

High school athletes will serve the guests a meal at 7:40 p.m. highlighting Oregon cuisine. In addition to three silent auctions, auctioneer and Corbett graduate Brad Caldwell will be on hand to oversee a live auction.

Early Bird tickets for the event are $40 per person, and reserved tables of eight are $350 through Wednesday, Feb. 29. Prices after Feb. 29 are $50 per person and $450 for a table. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Corbett School District offices, at all varsity home games, by calling 503-667-6507 or at CorbettBoosters.org. To donate an item to the auction, call John at 503-704-7653. Donations will be accepted until March 2.

District to host Read Across America events

On Wednesday, Feb. 29, and Friday, March 2, Gresham-Barlow School District elementary school students will join millions of children across the country in celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday.

This nationwide birthday party is part of Read Across America, a national day of reading sponsored by the National Education Association and many of the country's leading literacy and youth groups. Events include students displaying paintings of the Cat in the Hat, taking pledges to read, and teachers reading Seuss books to children.

For more information about Read Across America, visit nea.org/readacross.

Gresham High to host science expo Saturday

The Gresham-Barlow School District Science Expo will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Gresham High School, 1200 N. Main Ave.

A public viewing will take place in the auxiliary gym from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will take place in the main gym from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The expo will feature more than 130 projects in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This will be the state of Oregon's at-large, Intel Northwest Science Expo affiliated science fair.

The expo is supported by Intel, ON Semiconductor, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Metropolitan Family Service, and the district and high school.

For more information, call Stephen Scannell, at 503-512-0231 or write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Gresham-Barlow to enroll limited number of outside students

The Gresham-Barlow School District will enroll a limited number of students who live outside the district for 2012-13, from Thursday, March 1, through Friday, March 30.

Students will not need consent from the district in which they reside to transfer. Parents of transfer students are responsible for providing transportation to and from school unless otherwise specified.

The district accepts transfer students only from school districts in Multnomah County, the North Clackamas School District and the Oregon Trail School District. Application forms and a list of open slots available per school and grade level are listed at gresham.k12.or.us or can be found by calling Grace Arnold at 503-618-2467.

Forms must be received at the district office, 1331 N.W. Eastman Parkway, no later than 3 p.m. Friday, March 30.

Decisions on transfers will be made by May 1.

Visit to Dairy Queen can benefit school

The Troutdale Dairy Queen, 26814 S.E. Stark St., will donate a percentage of sales from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, to Sweetbriar Elementary School's Parents and Leaders for Students, or PALS, group.

For more information, call Sweetbriar at 503-666-9441 or visit reynolds.k12.or.us/sweetbriar/sweetbriar-pals-invites-you-dq-night.

Chess players take first place

The Chess Team from Margaret Scott Elementary School, 14700 N.E. Sacramento St., Portland, placed first in the Regional Tournament sponsored by Chess for Success on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The Region 5 tournament featured 18 teams from the area east of I-205. The top four finishing teams will compete at the state tournament Friday, March 2.

Three Margaret Scott team members won all of their five matches, and five team members won four out of five matches.

The team consists of Aaron Doan, Alyssa Boyer, Anna Nguyen, Anthony Doan, Daniel Doan, Gabby Phan, Logan Salchenberg, Max Osborne, Parker Thompson and Tung Nguyen. A team of four will represent the team in the state tournament.

Kohl's accepting nominations for Cares scholarships

Kohl's is accepting nominations for the 2012 Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program. Kohl's recognizes boys and girls ages six to 18 who make a positive impact on their community through volunteerism.

Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, March 15, at kohlskids.com. Top winners receive $10,000 each.




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