Students, schools, parents prepare for school year

Students, schools, parents prepare for school year

Most district buildings are hosting back-to-school events this week Classes in the Newberg School...

GFU celebrates new residence hall

GFU celebrates new residence hall

Bruin news — David and Melva Brandt pleased to be visibly and permanently recognized Former...

Returning to familiar surroundings

Returning to familiar surroundings

Schools — Former assistant to the superintendent Mikaela Schamp returns to school district...

University will christen new residence hall

University will christen new residence hall

Education — Building will provide more on-campus living space for undergraduate George Fox...


Newberg's Latest News

September 02, 2015

Police department stressing back-to-school safety

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With students returning to class Nov. 8, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department is reminding parents, students and drivers about safety concerns. In a release, NDPD Capt. Chris Bolek said…
August 31, 2015

Schools, students and parents prepping for school year

by Seth Gordon
Most district buildings are hosting back-to-school events this week Classes in the Newberg School District don’t begin until Sept. 8, but students and parents will be dropping by this week, at…
Sanders
August 26, 2015

Sanders will lead new program

by Seth Gordon
District — Long-time administrator will oversee long term care and treatment services beginning Sept. 14 Earlier this year, the Willamette Education Service District notified the Newberg School…
SETH GORDON - Sharing a passion - Chehalem Valley Sawdust Association president Tom Barnes assists his grandson, Clayton Barnes, as he uses a lathe at Chehalem Valley Middle School to create parts a wooden pen.
August 19, 2015

Woodworking club finds a home

by Seth Gordon
Chehalem Valley Sawdust Association takes up residence at CVMS, plans afterschool program The Chehalem Valley Sawdust Association has been busy since forming five years ago, but not as busy as…
SETH GORDON - On the job - Troy Monson (left) and Andy DeBois are joining the NHS staff as assistant principals this fall.
August 19, 2015

NHS fills out its administrative team

by Seth Gordon
Schools — Counselor Troy Monson new assistant principal, Andy DeBois will assist interim principal and assistant superintendent With the sudden resignation of principal Mark Risen and the…
JEREMY MILLER, GFU - Sleuthing - Christine Wang, Megan Hays and Ben Fullhart, all accounting majors, work through a problem in the forensic accounting class at George Fox University. Hays and Fullhart graduated from the Newberg school in April, while Wang is a senior still enrolled in the program.
August 12, 2015

Bringing about justice via the classroom

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George Fox Univeristy program teaches students forensic accounting Sara Kelm, GFU, for the Newberg Graphic Imagine this: You are part of a small historical society with just enough money and…
SUBMITTED - Future problem solver - MVMS seventh-grade student Abby Bingham shows off her award for winning the Oregon Mayors Association ‘If I Were Mayor, I Would ...' essay contest.
August 12, 2015

Mountain View student wins essay contest

by Seth Gordon
Some may think civics is lost on the current generation of students, but Mountain View Middle School student Abby Bingham may be proof to the contrary. That’s because the soon-to-be eighth grade…
SUBMITTED - Additional duties - Dave Parker was hired as assistant superintendent of the Newberg School District in 2013. He will add the position of NHS principal after the announcement last week that Mark Risen would resign due to health issues.
August 12, 2015

Parker named interim principal at NHS

by Seth Gordon
Assistant superintendent will lead high school while district searches for a permanent hire Having left a few administrative positions unfilled at various times and for various lengths of the…
August 12, 2015

Aug. 12 school briefs

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NHS grad joins Teach for America Rikki Scott, a 2010 Newberg High School graduate, has committed to a two-year stint as a teacher in a high-needs urban or rural community through the national…
FILE PHOTO - Leadership vacuum - Mark Risen's departure from Newberg High School comes only a month before the start of the school year.
August 05, 2015

Risen leaving Newberg High School

by Seth Gordon
A year after beginning a transformation at NHS, the principal resigns suddenly due to health concerns Mark Risen’s tenure at Newberg High School has been cut short after just one year, as the…

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SETH GORDON - New leadership - Michael Wenger begins his new role as the lead administrator and secondary principal at C.S. Lewis Academy this week. After seven years in California, Wenger said he felt ‘called home' to Oregon last year.
Aug 05, 2015

C.S. Lewis hires new lead administrator

by Seth Gordon
Changes at CSLA — Former Western Mennonite vice principal Michael Wenger will also serve as middle and high school principal After serving as principal at Redding Christian School in California…
PHOTO COURTESY OF GFU - Expensive tool - Engineered and manufactured by Leica Microsystems in Germany, GFU's new microscope typically costs approximately $180,000. George Fox made the purchase through a start-up grant from Leica and university funds.
Aug 05, 2015

University will put powerful microscope to good use

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Higher ed — Institution is the only private Christian college on the West Coast to own the $180,000 instrument George Fox University’s Department of Biology and Chemistry added a new…
Aug 05, 2015

Aug. 5 school briefs

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Brentano earns ag scholarship St. Paul’s Jaimee Brentano, an agricultural education major at Oregon State University, has been selected for the Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Well fed, better educated - House Bill 2545, passed by the Legislature in June, eliminates the co-pay for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches in the state.
Jul 29, 2015

State approves free lunch for low-income students

by Pamplin Media Group
More kids eating school lunch means fewer go hungry under bill passed by the Legislature There is such a thing as a free lunch, to the great relief of anti-hunger advocates in the state.…
Jul 29, 2015

July 29 school briefs

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NHS Golden Gathering set for Aug. 9 The Newberg High School Golden Gathering, an annual reunion of NHS classes from the 1930s through 1965, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 at the A-dec Inc.…
SETH GORDON - Crosstown transplant - Longtime C.S. Lewis Academy teacher and administrator Mike McConaughey is replacing Drea Ferguson, who retired after 20 years this spring, as theater director at Newberg High School.
Jul 22, 2015

McConaughey leaves CSLA to fill NHS post

by Seth Gordon
After 21 years at CSLA Mike McConaughey will succeed Drea Ferguson as NHS theatre director When Drea Ferguson stepped down as theater director this spring after two decades at Newberg High…
SETH GORDON - Fostering peace - Dundee couple Mike and Amy Caruso hosted Cypriot teens Cem Yirik (center left) and Savvas Stavrinos as part of the Cyprus Friendship Program, which takes students from the Turkish and Greek sides of the divided island nation on a tour of the United States in order to foster friendship and peacemaking skills.
Jul 22, 2015

Cypriot youth aspire for peace, unity

by Seth Gordon
Program — Teens Savvas Stavrinos and Cem Yirik come to Oregon to tour, train with Cyprus Friendship Program When Mike and Amy Caruso toured Cyprus in 2012, they saw firsthand the deep cultural…
Jul 22, 2015

July 22 school briefs

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Free early childhood screening The Willamette Educational Service District (ESD) will host two free health screenings this fall for children under the age of 5 but not yet in kindergarten. The…
SETH GORDON - Master of many sports - Vince Swagerty coached a number of teams during his time at C.S. Lewis Academy.
Jul 15, 2015

Swagerty bids adieu to C.S. Lewis

by Seth Gordon
Open Bible/CSLA champion will lead the Reedsport Charter School In many ways, Vince Swagerty’s time in Newberg as school administrator and coach were about new experiences. Swagerty had spent…
Perez
Jul 15, 2015

Perez named fair ambassador

by Seth Gordon
Busy Newberg teen adds to her growing list of accomplishments Considering she usually does a handful of 4-H projects and shows a variety of animals for FFA, the week of the county fair is not…



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