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Annual luncheon to kick off Foundation campaign; Our Lady of the Lake to host open house; Pacer Dance Team to perform annual showcase; Public can meet finalists for CCC president

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School will celebrate National Catholic School Week with an open house on Jan. 28. The K-8 school is ls located at 650 A Ave. in Lake Oswego.

Our Lady of the Lake to host open house

National Catholic Schools Week is scheduled from Jan. 28-Feb. 2, and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School is inviting the community to an open house to help kick off the festivities.

This year's theme is "Learn, Live, Lead and Succeed." Our Lady of the Lake will host a Mass at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28. Following the Mass, parents and families are invited to tour the Catholic school — which offers classes for grades K-8 — from 10 a.m.-noon. Student artwork will be on display, as well as displays from the school's Cultural Week.

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School is located at 650 A Ave. in Lake Oswego. For more information, go to www.ollschool-lakeoswego.org or call 503-636-2121.

Annual luncheon to kick off Foundation campaign

Michael Jones, an angel investor who attributes his success in part to Lake Oswego teachers who helped shape his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, will be the featured speaker this month at the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation's annual luncheon.

The event is scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road, West Linn. Cost is $45 per seat. To register, go to www.tinyurl.com/FoundationLunch.

JONESAfter graduating from Lake Oswego High in 1993, Jones studied Marketing and International Business at the University of Oregon. Since that time, he has made a career out of investing in future opportunities and growing businesses ranging from early-stage startups to private equity-backed companies to public media enterprises. He started his first company in college at the University of Oregon's International Business School, where he was named 'Student Entrepreneur of the Year' in 1997.

The Lake Oswego Schools Foundation uses donations to hire and retain additional teachers; the $1.5 million raised last year currently funds the equivalent of 20 full-time teachers in Lake Oswego classrooms. Learn more at www.losfoundation.org.

Pacer Dance Team to perform annual showcase

The Pacer Dance Team will hold its annual showcase on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Lakeridge High School auditorium (1235 Overlook Drive). The dancers will be performing various pieces in different styles, including jazz, contemporary, tap and hip hop.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will support the team's activities throughout the year.

Public can meet finalists for CCC president

Finalists in Clackamas Community College's search for a new president will be featured in a series of public forums later this month to meet the community and answer questions. The school's current president, Dr. Joanne Truesdell, is retiring at the end of June after more than 40 years in higher education.

All of the forums will be held at 4 p.m. in the Niemeyer-Osterman Theatre on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., with an informal reception from 5-5:30 p.m. The schedule:

Jan. 17: Tim Cook, Clark College's vice president of instruction, who has been at the Southwest Washington school since 1997. He has a doctorate in higher education administration, with an emphasis in community college leadership from Oregon State University.

Jan. 18: Jessica Howard, Portland Community College's Southeast Campus president since 2012. Howard holds a doctorate in performance studies from New York University.

Jan. 22: Chris Haines, interim president at Phoenix College in Arizona, where has held positions as vice president and dean of student affairs. Haines has a master's degree in educational counseling from Northern Arizona University and is working on her doctoral degree in educational leadership/higher education at Northern Arizona University.

Jan. 24: J Michael Thomson, Cuyahoga Community College's Eastern Campus president in Ohio since 2005. He earned a doctorate in political science at the University of Kentucky.

To learn more about the candidates, visit www.clackamas.edu/PresidentSearch.

— The Review

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