GFU jean drive to run through Feb. 15

A group of George Fox University students kicked off a jean donation drive this week. Organizers of the drive, which will run through Feb. 15, are collecting unworn, unused and unneeded jeans in hopes of winning a scholarship from the youth-oriented community service website The school that raises the most pairs of jeans will be awarded a $10,000 grant, which the group plans to put toward a larger community service project. The group will collect donations in the GFU cafeteria from noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. A drop-off bin will be available there throughout the day as well.

‘BUGs’ celebration slated for Thursday

Newberg Kiwanis will host its January Bringing Up Grades program celebration Thursday. The program, termed BUGs, recognizes students in third, fourth and fifth grades who have brought up a grade while maintaining others. These Edwards Elementary School students will receive an award certificate during the 2:30 p.m. celebration.

Incoming freshman night Thursday at NHS

Newberg High School is hosting all parents of incoming freshmen students Jan. 30. The first of two identical sessions will begin at 1 p.m. in the lecture room at Mountain View Middle School. The second will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the NHS auditorium and continue in the commons where many programs will have representatives. Students and parents will once again have the option to state their preference of which small school they choose to be a part of for the 2014-2015 academic year. Forms are available on the high school website and in the main office at the high school. Turning in a preference form is optional. For more information, call the NHS office at 503-554-4400.

Horizon Christian holding open houses Feb. 6

Horizon Christian Elementary and Middle School will host a preview night and open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 in Tualatin. The event will include an overview of the school’s academics, curriculum, culture, athletics and activities in the elementary and middle grades. Current students and parents will share their thoughts on how Horizon teachers help bring life to learning in a Christ-centered education. Interactive exhibits will introduce parents to Horizon’s unique I-SMART program by teacher lead experiences. To register, call 503-692-9312.

NHS Grad Night breakfast Feb. 9

The Newberg High School Grad Night committee will host a breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at St. Peter Catholic Church. Cost is $6, which includes a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, orange juice, coffee and milk. For more information, email Nancy Briant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kindergarten registration set for March 6

Kindergarten registration for all Newberg School District elementary schools will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. March 6 at each of the district’s six elementary buildings. Parents will need to bring their child’s immunization and record of birth (birth certificate/hospital record). Forms for half-day (free), full-day (tuition based) and the dual language (based at Edwards) kindergarten programs will be available. Applications for full-day and dual-language kindergarten are due April 4.

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