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Want a really fun night and a way to support community at the same time? Then mark your calendar for Saturday, March 15, when “Stars on Stage” comes to Colton High School. The night is not just given to a talent show filled with some of the best talent in town vying for cash prizes, but it is preceded by a “food cart” type dinner area, offering a variety of food and beverage options. If that isn’t enough fun, you can also be part of the judging—votes are $1 each, and you can vote your favorite star to the top.

The food area opens at 4 p.m., with the show beginning at 6 p.m., admission for the performance area is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

The Colton school district office shares update on SRO (student resource officer)

Deputy Strand has been busy keeping Colton schools and community safe. He often speaks in classrooms. Recently, Strand assisted with a lesson regarding search and seizure law. In another class he fielded questions the students had prepared regarding future careers in law

Enforcement, and in another he discussed traffic laws and safe driving practices.

He often fields student and community questions about various things (including but not limited to) the law, his equipment and possible careers in law enforcement.

On Strand’s first day of school, a person non-related to the school approached his patrol car. The person placed a used cigarette on his patrol car; Principal Crane talked with the person.

This person then caused a disturbance by removing his shirt and swinging it above his head while yelling random statements. The person was cited regarding this incident.

Strand has made several other non-school related arrests in the area of the schools. These arrests in turn help keep the community safe, which helps keep the schools safe.

In addition to the arrests, Strand took a juvenile runaway into protective custody and transported him to Clackamas County Juvenile for his parents to come pick him up. There have been several traffic accidents that he was able to respond to quickly, assisting injured people and helping with the investigation that followed. Some of these accidents have involved Colton students and their families.

Strand has also assisted our school with investigations related to child abuse, assault/harassment and other various crimes involving students. These investigations may occur on or off campus. He is able to investigate threats made by students against other students and faculty.

Strand typically starts his day at CES. He patrols traffic and reminds people to drive slowly in front of the school. He interacts with parents and students whenever possible. He alternates between CHS and CMS during morning arrival times. He watches for drivers violating the traffic code, such as disregarding the crosswalk. He has issued citations for traffic related violations. Strand attends lunch time at each school on a rotating schedule where he talks with students, answers their questions and assists the staff with general supervision. Throughout the afternoon he monitors the campuses. At the end of the student day he is back at the schools watching over the students as they leave school each day.

Based on Strand’s observations and experiences in Colton so far, he enjoys his time with students and finds Colton to be a very nice community. If you see Strand, be sure to wave hello, and if you get a chance, introduce yourself.

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