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Sherwin Williams donates paint to spruce up sheds

Sherwin Williams and Glencoe Parent Teacher Organization donated paint and labor to help the track team paint three storage buildings at Glencoe High School track on May 9.

Revenue forecast good news for Hillsboro schools

The June 2015 state revenue forecast announced May 14 is good news for school districts across the state.

Gov. Kate Brown announced that K-12 education would receive an additional $100 million in 2015-17, which would mean approximately $3.6 million for Hillsboro School District.

This information will be shared with the school board and budget committee at a work session on Tuesday, June 9, so members can discuss options for the additional revenue.

Teacher nets three summer travel grants

Quatama Elementary School music teacher Carissa Martus will spend the summer traveling.

Martus has been selected for three different travel grants.

In June, she’ll travel to South Korea to study traditional Korean music through the National Gugak Center, which holds an annual two week, intensive workshop for music professionals overseas to provide better understanding of Korean music and to encourage them to incorporate elements into their professional activities.

In July, she’ll travel to Iceland as a National Geographic Grosvenor Scholar, and in August, Martus heads to Russia for a Russian/American educator exchange program sponsored by American Friends of Russian Folklore. She’ll lecture on American folk music and collect Russian folklore.

Martus will visit the Bryansk province, on the western edge of Russia.

Orenco student places third in county spelling bee

Fifth-grader Zane Othman from Orenco Elementary School placed third last week at the annual Washington County Spelling Contest hosted by the Northwest Regional Education Service District.

Othman was third in the elementary school division and the only Hillsboro School District student who placed at the event.

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