Schools in Brief - May 7
GFU Auxiliary luncheon set for Friday
The George Fox University Auxiliary will host a luncheon at noon Friday in the universitys Cap and Gown Room. Barry Hubbell will be the guest speaker and will reflect on the history of the school during President Ed Stevens tenure in the 1980s and 1990s. Cost is $8.50 at the door and reservations must be made by calling Judy Woolsey at 503-538-7314.
Webb receives scholarship
Haley Webb of Dundee has been named an American Quarter Horse Foundation scholarship recipient. A 2011 Newberg High School grad, Webb has been a member of the Lucky Bucks 4-H Club for nine years and is a volunteer at the Chehalem Mountain Therapy Riding Center. Webb attends Menlo College, where she is a member of Phi-Theta-Kappa and has been named to the deans and presidents lists.
District track volunteers needed
The Newberg High School Grad Night committee is looking for volunteers to help run the concessions stand at the Pacific Conference district track meet May 15-16 at NHS. To sign up for the track meet, visit www.mysignup. com/districts.
Local named pageant finalist
Kara Stephenson, 14, has been accepted as a state finalist for the National American Miss Pageant, which will be held May 24 in Portland. Stephenson is seeking sponsors for the pageant, which places an emphasis on gaining self-confidence, learning new skills and good attitudes about competition, and achieving personal goals. For more information, call Mary Stephenson at 503-708-4962.
Newberg driving school now open
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 www.newberg.k12.or.us/district/nominations-open-crystal-apple-awards-0.
Franco leaving CVMS for Westview
Chehalem Valley Middle School principal Jon Franco announced Friday that he is leaving his position to become principal at Westview High School in Beaverton beginning July 1. In his five years at CVMS, Franco developed a system to improve attendance, implemented the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports program, introduced proficiency-based grading and worked with Mountain View Principal Wayne Strong to increase collaboration between Newbergs two middle schools, including aligning school schedules beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.