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St. Paul principal will resign post

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April 29, 2015

Grants will bring AVID to Newberg

by Seth Gordon
Thanks to a grant from the Nike School Innovation Fund, Newberg School District administrators said they feel they have a powerful new tool to address some of the district’s major priorities,…
April 29, 2015

April 29 school briefs

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GFU commencement on tap Saturday George Fox University will confer more than 400 undergraduate and adult-degree diplomas at its spring 2015 commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Stoffer…
April 22, 2015

Race for school board crowded

by Seth Gordon
Three of four board races will be contested in the special election in May In a good sign for civic engagement and public service, the Newberg School District will see its busiest race for…
April 22, 2015

April 22 school briefs

by (none)
GFU hosting engineering expo George Fox University will host its Spring Engineering Expo from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday in the atrium of the Edwards-Holman Science Center. The event will feature…
SETH GORDON - Fun with mechanicals - Cast members (from left) Klarissa Engelman, Travis Cox, Isaac Boyd and Keeghan VanderWater (in back) rehearse for Newberg High School's production of `A Midsummer Night's Dream,' which will hit the stage Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as April 23-25.
April 15, 2015

'A Midsummer Night's' farewell

by Seth Gordon
Shakespeare comedy will be the last for the class of 2015 and longtime theater teacher Drea Ferguson When Newberg High School produces its annual Shakespeare play, theater teacher Drea Ferguson…
LeBlanc-Esparza
April 15, 2015

Schools will make do with budget

by Seth Gordon
Schools — District does not expect to cut its budget after state passes $7.255 billion in education funding Newberg School District officials had been advocating for and hoping the Legislature…
SETH GORDON - The next generation - Newberg High School freshmen (from left) Wayne Barnett, John McCarthy, Todd Halleman and Abby Bull show off the FFA state championship medals and banners they earned at the FFA State Convention in Silverton. Barnett, McCarthy and Halleman won titles for their agri-science experiments, while McCarthy placed first and Bull second in beginning public speaking.
April 15, 2015

NHS freshmen clean up at FFA state convention

by Seth Gordon
Newberg High School news — First-year students win total of four state championships and place second on an FFA knowledge test Newberg High School had a strong showing at the Oregon FFA State…
April 08, 2015

George Fox will commit to national engineering initiative

by Pamplin Media Group
Higher ed — School joins with 121 other institutions nationwide in effort to tackle the 'Grand Challenges' facing society in the 21st century George Fox University’s College of Engineering has…
April 08, 2015

Schools in Brief - April 8

by (none)
Grad Night rummage sale April 18 The Newberg High School Grad Night committee is accepting donations for its upcoming rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 at Krohn’s Appliance. Donations…
April 01, 2015

NHS drops small school format

by Seth Gordon
Scheduling will be more flexible and student support structures will be centralized, including the creation of counseling and student support centers The 2014-2015 school year will be the last…

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SETH GORDON - Interest in growing - Twenty to 30 students gather every week to take part in the garden club ­project at Veritas School. The club, open to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, approaches ­gardening with a recycling mindset.
Apr 01, 2015

Planting seeds and knowledge

by Colin Staub
Education — Club begins at Veritas School, teaching kids all aspects of composting, planting and maintaining a garden aAn after-school garden club has sprouted at Veritas School, giving students…
Apr 01, 2015

April 1 school briefs

by Gary Allen
Fire department holds Easter egg hunt The Newberg Fire Department will again conduct its annual Easter Egg Hunt, typically attended by approximately 500 to 800 children. The NFD uses the event…
SETH GORDON - Battling bookworms - Joan Austin Elementary School fifth-grade students (from left) Ella McNeal, Ruby Wojcik, Aiden Gray, Jenna Vale and Keira Schneider form the 'Bookworms,' which advanced to the upcoming Battle of the Books state finals by placing third out of 77 teams at the regional competition in Woodburn.
Mar 25, 2015

Bookworms battle their way to state contest

by Seth Gordon
Team of Joan Austin fifth grade students finish third in Battle of the Books regional March 7 WOODBURN — When the Bookworms, a five-person Oregon Battle of the Books team, won the school…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Students caught in the 
middle -
Several bills considered recently by the House Education Committee would require state officials to evaluate all tests, limit the use or disclosure of test results, or clarify the right of students to opt out of the tests.
Mar 25, 2015

Testing debate moves from schools to capital

by Pamplin Media Group
Education — Bills would require evaluation, limit uses; high-level panel proposes own changes Oregon’s debate about student testing has moved from the classroom to the capitol building. Several…
Mar 25, 2015

March 25 school briefs

by Seth Gordon
Three Newbergers among “Who’s Who” Eighteen students from George Fox University, including three from Newberg, will be included in the 2015 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American…
SETH GORDON - Dynamic duo - C.S. Lewis Academy sophomore Chad McLoughlin (left) controls he and junior Jacob Smits' (far right) robot during a preliminary match at the Oregon VEX State Championships. The duo advanced to the finals of the gold division.
Mar 18, 2015

CSLA robotics makes deep run at state

by Seth Gordon
Competing with two players, CSLA advances to the second-tier finals at the Oregon VEX State Championships AURORA — The C.S. Lewis Academy high school robotics team didn’t have the smoothest ride…
Murphy
Mar 18, 2015

Murphy will remain in charge at Edwards Elementary

by Seth Gordon
Education — The former Mountain View assistant principal named permanent principal after taking the job on an interim basis in the fall When Scott Murphy interviewed for the assistant principal…
Mar 18, 2015

March 18 school briefs

by Seth Gordon
Special school board meeting March 31 The Newberg School District board of directors and members of the budget committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 31 at the school district headquarters on…
SETH GORDON - Inquiring minds - Eighth-grade student Kyle Reimer explains his project, ‘How does the width of a paper airplane wing affect the time of flight when dropped?' Thursday night at the C.S. Lewis Academy middle and high school science fair. Reimer was one of three eighth-grade students to receive a special award for his project.
Mar 11, 2015

Students get to shine at CSLA science fair

by Seth Gordon
Science education — Judges from George Fox hand out honorable mention awards to seven participants C.S. Lewis Academy holds a middle school science fair every three years, but it isn’t just your…
SUBMITTED - The heat of competition - Junior Nathan Spurgin prepares poke tuna for the Newberg High School team's appetizer Feb. 28 at the Oregon ProStart High School Culinary Championships at Spirit Mountain Casino. Following a Hawaiian theme, the team also prepared kalua pork and haupia, a coconut pudding.
Mar 11, 2015

NHS sends team to culinary contest

by Seth Gordon
NHS — The five-member team does not place, but stands out with its Hawaiian-themed meal GRANDE RONDE — Having never competed before was just one of the obstacles facing Newberg High School’s…




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