Oregon Tech set to host eSports event, school radon testing shows negative results and more

Oregon Tech set to host eSports event

The first national spring break eSports — a form of competition using video games — and gaming festival for college students is coming to Oregon Institute of Technology later this month. There will be tournaments in League of Legends, Overwatch and other well-known games. Tournaments are open to event attendees and feature prize pools. The event will run from March 29 at 10 a.m. to March 31 at 10 p.m. on the Klamath Falls campus, and all colleges and universities in Oregon, as well as high schools Oregon Tech works with as part of the South-Metro-Salem STEM partnership are invited. Tickets are $20. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Radon testing shows negative results

In compliance with the Oregon Health Authority's Healthy and Safe Schools Plan, all Oregon schools are required to test for radon — which comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil and rock — by Jan. 1, 2021. Because breathing high amounts of radon over a long period of time can cause lung cancer, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District has already completed testing at four of its schools — Sunset, Cedaroak Park and Stafford primaries and Meridian Creek Middle School. There were no signs of elevated levels of radon found. The remainder of the schools will be tested prior to 2021.

'Honoring Our Rivers'

If you have a love for rivers and art, Willamette Partnership — a nonprofit conservation organization — is accepting student submissions of art, photography, poetry and writing for its upcoming publication. Work in foreign languages are also being accepted. The entries should reflect students' connections to rivers or their watershed. This opportunity is for students in kindergarten through college and the deadline for submissions is April 22. To learn how to submit work, visit or contact the project coordinator for details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WHS principal extends tenure

Wilsonville High School Principal Dan Schumaker — who was set to retire at the end of the 2017-2018 academic school year — has announced he will extend his time as principal through the 2018-19 school year.

Art volunteers wanted

Lowrie Primary School is seeking volunteers to help with classroom art projects in preparation for the school auction Saturday, April 21. There are still a few teachers who need one or two parents to coordinate the class' art projects. Volunteers are not required to have a child in the class to help. The auction committee will help determine the project, list of supplies and budget. For those interested in signing up, visit

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