OnPoint awards teachers and schools
The OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education contest will award more than $50,000 to public and private K-12 teachers and schools. The Educator of the Year Award will be given to one teacher representing grades K-8 and one teacher representing grades 9-12. OnPoint will also pay their mortgages for one school year and donate $2,500 to their schools. In addition, one K-8 teacher and one 9-12 teacher will be named Education of the Year finalists and will receive $2,500 for themselves and $1,000 for their schools. There will be a Community Builder Award that will grant four schools $1,000 for a special project of their choice. The Circle of Excellence Award will provide six teachers with $1,000 and $500 for their schools. Submissions will be accepted until April 9 at 5:30 p.m. Applicants must be a full-time or job-share classroom teacher, counselor or librarian for grades K-12 in a public, private or charter school in a county that OnPoint serves. Anyone can nominate an educator and educators may nominate themselves. For additional information and nomination forms, visit www.onpointprize.com.
Congratulations Western Governors University students
Wilsonville residents Tracee Dahlke and Jamie Kemp received their bachelor of science degree in nursing, Daniel McConville received his master of science degree in integrated healthcare management, Jason Scanlan received his master of science degree in educational leadership and Lloyd Milburn received his masters of business administration degree in IT management at Western Governors University.
Writer's workshop opens for teens
WriteHear! is a local writer's workshop that offers teens a place to explore creative writing with a group of peers. The group is formed and facilitated by Mary Kim Kaylor and will operate out of her home, 466 5th St., Lake Oswego. The spring session will be March 22 to May 3 on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The group is limited to 10 people and the workshop will be $250. For more information on the after-school enrichment program, call 503-847-4841.
Host family opportunity for community
The ASSE International Student Exchange Program is looking for local families to host boys and girls between ages 15 and 18 from various countries — Norway, Denmark and Spain, to name a few. The exchange students have spending money for personal expenses and health, accident and liability insurance.
Host families are able to choose their student from a variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become an ASSE host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE, call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to fill out an application.