Two NHS Grad Night events on tap

The Newberg High School Grad Night Committee is holding two events in the coming weeks, beginning with a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Jem 100. The Grad Night May Day 5K Run/Walk will be held May 3. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for students with ID and $20 per person for teams of five or more, which includes a T-shirt. To guarantee a T-shirt, register must register by Thursday, but entries will be accepted on race day too. Registration packets are available at the Green School office or by emailing nhsgrad This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Safe Kids Fair set for Saturday

Juliette’s House Child Abuse Intervention Center in McMinnville will host its 16th annual Safe Kids Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature games, giveaways, low-cost food and a police department safety rodeo, for which children are encouraged to bring their bike, scooter or skateboard. Free helmets will be donated to children 8-years-old and younger on a first come, first served basis, courtesy of McMinnville Noon Kiwanis. For more information, call 503-687-1313, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.juliettes

CVMS team competes state reading tournament

SALEM — A team from Chehalem Valley Middle School participated in the seventh annual Oregon Battle of the Books state tournament April 12 at Chemeketa Community College. Students Mason Shewell, Gabe O’Brien, Eli O’ Brien and Annika Sellke competed at the reading motivation and comprehension event, which features a 16-book reading list for the elementary and middle schools. Teams of four battle against other teams in a quiz-show format.  Points are awarded for correct answers to questions taken from the books on the reading list. Beverly Cleary Middle School in Portland won the middle school division.

Car dealerships honored by school district

The Newberg School District honored Newberg Ford and Newberg Dodge with its Partner in Education Award April 11 at the Chehalem Valley Community Awards banquet. The award recognizes businesses and individuals who demonstrate outstanding support for public education. Newberg Ford, which was represented at the banquet by sales manager Paul Pappas, teams annually with the Newberg Booster Club to raise money for Newberg High School at the one-day “Drive 4UR School” test-drive event, which supports athletic programs and scholarships. Newberg Dodge, led by general manager Tim Graves, also sponsors a test drive event that has supported the NHS Robotics program and Newberg Booster Club scholarships. They are a high school “Field of Dreams” donor and for the past two years have been the title sponsor of the Booster Club Crab Feed Dinner. The district credits the two businesses for helping to ensure every student who wants to participate in athletics or activities is not turned away due to cost, purchasing equipment and supplies and funding scholarships for graduates to continue their education.

NHS plant sale begins May 2

Beginning May 2, the 2014 Newberg High School greenhouse plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for the entire month. Plants are grown by NHS students in the greenhouse. Selections include 12-inch hanging baskets, vegetables, annuals, herbs, patio pots, perennials, sedums, native trees and shrubs. OSU Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions and test soil pH from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays For prices, availability, and more about the program, visit, or

CSLA auction and dinner coming May 3

C.S. Lewis Academy will host its Taste of the Tropics dinner and auction May 3. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a silent auction, followed by dinner and an live auction at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. To register, visit the main office at either campus, call 503-538-0114 or visit Those interested in being a table captain, responsible for the sale of eight tickets, can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the school website, which also includes a links for donations and volunteer opportunities.

After-school science program coming in May

The third session of the Meet Me in the Lab program at Edwards Elementary, a part of the Chehalem Park and Recreation District’s Mad Science After School Enrichment Program, will held from 3:40 to 4:40 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 1 and running through June 5. The program is for students ages 5 to 12 and cost is $101. Registration can be done in person at the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center, by calling 503-537-2909 or visiting

Crystal Apple award nominations open

Each year the Newberg School District presents Crystal Apple awards to outstanding school employees. Applications are available at district school offices or online at

20-year NHS reunion set for July

The Newberg High School class of 1994 will hold its 20-year reunion July 11-12. On July 11, classmates will gather for a meet and greet at Ye Olde Pizza. A bring-your-own-family picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 12 at Jaquith Park, followed by an adults only dinner/no-host bar event at McMenamins Old Church in Wilsonville. For more information, email Angela Gassner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the “Newberg Class of 94” page on Facebook.

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