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As parents across the district might have received fake news about whether they could attend Riverside or El Puente programs, fifth-graders at Riverside were hard at work creating their own news

Riverside Elementary School in Oak Grove was in the news last week.

PHOTO BY: JULIA NIDAY - Portland firefighter Aaron House talks with fifth-graders at Riverside Elementary in this photograph taken by a student during the April 5 Career Day.School administrators had to redo a lottery last week for a popular Spanish immersion program after their initial lottery announcement accidently left out 60 applicants to the magnet program for Riverside and El Puente elementary schools. As parents across the district had to explain why their kids might have received fake news about whether they could attend Riverside or El Puente programs, fifth-graders at Riverside were hard at work creating their own news.

Dozens of professionals gave up time during their workday Thursday to participate in a career fair, including Portland firefighter Aaron House, Patrick Mayer of Nike's market compliance division, U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Duane, and Raymond Rendleman, Clackamas Review editor. The fair was organized by Riverside teacher Matt McDermott.

Rendleman loaned his camera to students who were interested in photography, while the other students who asked about journalism were assigned news stories about the other career-fair participants.

"The logos are not the same," Yazmin Carrillo's notes reported at the Nike booth, as Isaiah Rocha took photos there.

Sage Nicholson reported that House says firefighting is "kind of like basketball" and he enjoys how bystanders seem to relax when firefighters arrive on scene.

"I never know when I need to go," Nicholson's notes quoted House as saying. "It's all a surprise."

Shyanne Braunworth told all her classmates during a debriefing session after Career Day that she thought it was "really cool" to learn that a press is used to make newspapers.

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