New program offers ‘passport’ to better education
published: 10/2/2012 3:57:23 PM
When Kelli Hoecker asked second-graders whether they’d ever used PowerPoint before, one answered, “What does that even mean?” Five weeks from now, they’ll know.
Young driver still savors performance in behemoth ballet
published: 10/2/2012 3:57:13 PM
SALEM — Next time you’re at a playground, try walking backwards up a teeter-totter and evenly balancing the plank when its other end starts tipping down.
The future is not all about computers
published: 10/2/2012 3:57:51 PM
The digital universe has grown by 1,000 percent over the past five years. By 2014, one in four of the world’s workers will be Indian. Many of the top jobs in 2012 didn’t exist in 2002 — social-media strategist, sustainability manager, elder-care coordinator — just as many jobs of the future don’t exist today.
Oct. 3 - Schools in Brief
published: 10/2/2012 3:57:36 PM
Parents, principal share coffee and ideas The Yellow School Parent Group will share coffee with Principal Stafford Boyd from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday in the Yellow School conference room while discussing how to support the school.
Oct. 10 school briefs
published: 10/9/2012 3:13:05 PM
Power outage gives students extra sunlight, darkness
Three weeks before Halloween, there were already lanterns casting spooky shadows in darkened bathrooms at Mountain View Middle School on Friday, when the school lost power for three hours.
College courses: Let training fit the need
published: 10/9/2012 3:14:27 PM
Manufacturing, manufacturing, manufacturing.
That was the message from David Beam, Newberg’s economic development director, and others at a recent meeting with representatives of Portland Community College.
New NHS field opens, effort to pay for it continues
published: 10/9/2012 3:17:21 PM
Supporters of the new field and stadium at Newberg High School still need to raise about $170,000 to pay for the $500,000 project.
Ron Wolfe, who is co-chairman of the Field of Dreams Campaign Committee, said the effort has received $15,000 to $20,000 (counting pledges and extended commitments) since the field opened three weeks ago with soccer and football games.
Oct 17 school briefs
published: 10/16/2012 2:44:16 PM
Grading the graders: Newberg rates high
Last week’s annual report cards from the Oregon Department of Education gave top-notch ratings to the majority of Newberg district schools.
NHS student plays a part in ‘crisis’ in the nation’s capitol
published: 10/16/2012 2:46:41 PM
In Washington, D.C. last week, Newberg High School junior Nick Whitaker convinced the president and the secretary of defense to form a broader international coalition before taking on a fearsome drug cartel.
Mad flurry of construction jobs nearly completed
published: 10/16/2012 2:49:47 PM
According to a briefing at the Newberg School District board of directors meeting last week, the wave of construction projects sweeping through the district is almost over.
Oct. 24 school briefs
published: 10/23/2012 3:05:17 PM
Free ride to college fair
Newberg High School is offering students free bus rides Friday to the National College Fair in Portland. The two-day fair runs Saturday as well and Silver School Principal Eric Bergmann suggests students go that second day with their parents, who will most likely be part of the college decision.
Fundraiser will help students study wine
published: 10/23/2012 3:06:30 PM
Erath Winery of Dundee is partnering with Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Washington to support the fifth annual Raise a Glass, Fund a Scholarship program to benefit viticulture and enology programs at Oregon State University and other colleges around the Pacific Northwest.
Partnership between school, city threatened
published: 10/23/2012 3:08:48 PM
The city of Newberg gets a sweet deal through its partnership with Newberg High School’s greenhouse program.
So do the students.
Oct. 31 school briefs
published: 10/30/2012 3:19:31 PM
Cold weather thaws hearts in family- friendly comedy
C.S. Lewis Academy is presenting “January Thaw” by William Roos. It is the story of two families vying for possession of the same old farmhouse until a blizzard traps them inside the house together.
‘Fiddler’ highlights tradition, religion, family ties
published: 10/30/2012 3:22:12 PM
Love will challenge tradition and a humble Russian-Jewish milkman will challenge God (politely) when Newberg High School’s theater troupe opens “Fiddler on the Roof” this weekend.
School patrons – make your voice heard for 21st-century learning
published: 10/30/2012 3:24:18 PM
Newberg parents worry their children are forgetting how to actually talk to people.
That’s one of the things School Superintendent Kym LeBlanc-Esparza is hearing as she asks parents and staff about what Newberg’s youth must learn in order to thrive in the 21st century.