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'Fair Housing Lives in Oregon' contest, Oregon Engineer Week, registration for next year opens

'Fair Housing Lives in Oregon'

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the Fair Housing Council of Oregon presents the 20th annual Fair Housing Poster Contest with a theme of "Fair Housing Lives in Oregon." The contest gives people the opportunity to raise awareness among youth of how fair housing laws protect all Oregonians against illegal housing discrimination by promoting equitable access to housing and economic choices.

Oregon students in grades 1-8 are encouraged to design and submit their own poster that shows the importance of housing equality and the value of diversity in neighborhoods.

The top contest entries will receive cash awards and the chance to showcase their artwork at venues throughout Oregon. Posters must be horizontally-oriented on an 11-by-17 inch sheet of white paper or poster board to qualify. Entries must be received before 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16. To apply, submit entries to the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, 1221 S.W. Yamhill St. #305, Portland.

For more information and details visit www.fhco.org/index.php/news/poster-competition. For questions or to volunteer, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration for 2018-19 school year opens

Children in kindergarten through grade 12 can now register for the 2018-19 school year. Registration information and registration forms for new students can be found at wlwv.k12.or.us/domain/88. Registration information for preschool is also available on the West Linn-Wilsonville School District website, including the benefits of enrolling students in WL-WV schools before kindergarten.

The WL-WV School Board determines whether or not the district will participate in Open Enrollment, which allows families outside of the district to attend WL-WV schools, as well as the number of inter-district transfers the district will allow. Those decisions will be made by March.

Oregon Engineer Week

Registration is now open for the 2018 Engineers Week High School program. Students interested in STEM — science, technology, engineering or math — are invited to take part in this free event Friday, Feb. 23, from 12:30-8:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

Students will be able to visit manufacturing facilities or work sites relating to their career path. They will also be able to have one-on-one conversations with professionals.

For more information and to register, visit www.oregonengineersweek.org, click "E-week Banquet & Field Trip Program" and enter password "EWEEK2018."

District continues partnership with SafeOregon

In an effort to improve student safety, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District will continue its partnership with SafeOregon — a program for students, parents, school staff, community members and law enforcement to report and respond to student safety threats via tips submitted through email, phone, text and the Safe Oregon mobile app or web portal.

Tips are quickly reviewed by SafeOregon technicians, and are then passed to school administrators and local law enforcement agencies. If the tip requires an urgent response, technicians from Safe Oregon will call 911 for immediate help,

as well as provide information to WL-WV school administration or school offic-

ials.

WL-WV administration will respond to all tips in an appropriate and timely matter, which can include gathering more information, communicating with key stakeholders, using the District Threat Assessment System, using the District Suicide Risk Assessment process, connecting the student with additional resources, contacting law enforcement, or any other responses that are appropriate.

To learn more about Safe Oregon, visit safeoregon.com or contact your student's school counselor.

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