NHS grad night fundraiser Saturday

The Newberg High School Grad Night committee is holding a “Shred It” fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Newberg Tire Factory. Suggested donation is $5 per box/bag. For more information, email [email protected]

Incoming freshman night at NHS Jan. 30

Newberg High School is hosting all parents of incoming ninth-grade students Jan. 30. The first session of two identical sessions will begin at 1 p.m. in the lecture room at Mountain View Middle School. The second will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the NHS auditorium and continue in the commons where many programs will have representatives. Students and parents will once again have the option to state their preference of which small school they choose to be a part of for the 2014-15 academic year. Forms are available on the high school website and in the main office at the high school. Turning in a preference form is optional. For more information, call the NHS office at 503-554-4400.

Wilfong makes honor roll at MSU

Travis Wilfong of Newberg was named to the Montana State University 2013 Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2013 fall semester. To qualify, students must complete 12 credit hours and post a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

NHS grade reporting system down

Many parents and students at Newberg’s two middle schools and Newberg High School have been unable to open grade books via the ParentVue or StudentVue computer applications due to a system upgrade error by student information company Synergy. The problem has been statewide and a solution may not be in place until Jan. 31.

NHS lead principal position posted

The Newberg School District has launched a nationwide search for the lead principal position at Newberg High School. The job has been listed on several state and national job posting boards following the announcement in December by Superintendent Kym LeBlanc-Esparza that NHS return to a single principal leadership model in the fall. Once applications are received and reviewed, a committee of stakeholders will select six to ten applicants for interviews. This committee of licensed, classified and administrative staff, plus parents, will recommend candidates according to qualities and qualifications expressed by school staff, students and parents. The job listing can be found online at and the deadline to apply is Feb. 5.

Bruin Madness returns Saturday

George Fox University is inviting alumni, students, parents and other supporters of the school to its Newberg campus for the fourth annual “Bruin Madness” event at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, leading up the women’s and men’s basketball games versus Puget Sound at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively. The bash will feature an indoor tailgate party, activities for children, a basketball doubleheader against Puget Sound, and a postgame young alumni gathering at a local pizza restaurant. A pizza party for young alumni (those who have graduated in the past 10 years) will follow at 10 p.m. at nearby Abby’s Pizza. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance. Registration is available online by visiting Tailgate tickets are $8 for adults and students not on the university’s meal plan, and $5 for children 12 and under. Admission to the basketball games is $7 for adults, $5 for alumni, $3 for non-George Fox students and seniors (60 and over), and $2 for “Classic Bruins” — alumni past their 50-year reunion.

For those who preregister and purchase their tailgate party tickets in advance, admission to the basketball games is free. The last day to preregister is Wednesday. Registration is also available by calling 503-554-2134.

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