SCHOOL NOTES: Reynolds teacher chosen for honor
Reynolds High School social studies teacher Evan Selby was named a 2017-2018 Oregon Civic Scholar. He was nominated by Rep. Diego Hernandez (D-District 47).
The program is part of a statewide initiative to enhance high quality professional development in civics education for teachers. Every state legislator is naming two teachers from their district to be Civic Scholars. Selby gets free registration to the Civic Conference for Teachers at the State Capitol.
The conference features workshop presenters from each branch of the government and from master teachers. He'll also get recognition at the conference and classroom assistance in civics.
Subaru U added at Mt. Hood college
Mt. Hood has long had a robust automotive program and is teaming up with car maker Subaru to offer students specialized degrees in repairing and maintaining Subaru vehicles.
Subaru dealerships already have been sponsoring students in MHCC's auto IMPORT program and now Subaru is expanding the partnership and MHCC is adding a two-year associate degree program in automotive technology with Subaru U.
These students will get a full year of on-the-job experience and Subaru factory certification. Subaru of America Corp. donated five vehicles, specialty tools and provided factory certification for the program. Subaru will provide training materials for all automotive technology students, which will reduce costs for students in Subaru U and other automotive programs.
Although the program must be approved by several agencies, MHCC is hoping to issue the new degrees by June 2018.
Make a cookie cutter
Kids in grades six and up can design their own cookie cutter and print it out using a 3-D printer in a free workshop at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St.
The library's makerspace will be open for this craft from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.
Gresham-Barlow mulls student health center
The Gresham-Barlow School District received $60,000 from Multnomah County to study the possibility of opening a student health center at Gresham High School.
The district formed a committee to look into a possible student health center and develop a business plan to present to Multnomah County and the Gresham-Barlow school board.
Centennial, David Douglas and Parkrose high schools have school-based health clinics, as do 75 other schools in Oregon. Reynolds School District also received $60,000 from the county to study adding a student health center to the high school.
The school-based health centers provide medical services in a convenient place for families.
The centers provide routine physical exams, including sports physicals, as well as treat illness or injury. The clinics can do vision, dental and blood pressure screenings, routine lab tests and immunizations and write prescriptions.
The school clinics also provide important mental health services and age-appropriate reproductive health care.