Kelso principal Schweitzer selected as ASCD Emerging Leader
Kelso Elementary School Principal Katie Schweitzer was recently named one of the countrys 2016 50 Emerging Leaders by educational leadership organization ASCD. The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs, policy and practice at the local and national levels.
This years group of emerging leaders are the education rock stars of tomorrow, said Ronn Nozoe, ASCD associate executive director, in a media release. Each of these educators brings a special passion and commitment to ensuring all kids succeed.
Schweitzer is the second Emerging Leader in Oregon. The first, Sandy Grade School Principal Rachael George, was chosen in 2015.
School district production center seeks summer volunteers
Gonzaga University announces local student honors
Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., recently announced that two students who hail from Sandy received top honors at the college for the spring semester. Richard Riley was named to the deans list, and Alexander McMichael was named to the presidents list. To be placed on the deans list, students must earn a 3.5 to 3.68 grade point average. For placement on the presidents list, students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade point average.
SHS takes top spots in safe driving art competition
Six students from Sandy High School were recognized for their artwork as part of Clackamas Countys Posters and Coasters Safe Driving Media Contests. The first and second prize winners are sophomores Alyssa Bigelow, who created the work Texting While Driving is Like Being Blindfolded and Ayla Nguyen, who created the piece Dont Be the Reason. SHS students Savanna Castillo, Michaela Dorsey, Tana Eri and Chloe Hanson also received honorable mentions for their contest submissions. Nearly 150 Clackamas County high school students entered the competition, which was sponsored by the countys safe driving Drive to Zero program. Students were invited to create artwork that focuses on risk factors such as speed, distracted driving or impaired driving, or on prevention strategies. The contest winners will be awarded cash prizes from State Farm Insurance.