District brings arts education to all elementary students

Members of the public are invited to a Right Brain Initiative community information meeting and student art opening from 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Gresham Public Library.

The Gresham-Barlow School District is the first in the region to bring the Right Brain Initiative to all of its elementary students.

Superintendent Jim Schlachter, other Gresham area leaders, Right Brain staff and students will speak about the impact of the arts education program.

To RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, April 8. The Gresham Public Library is at 385 N.W. Miller Ave.

Students invited to enter book cover contest

Calling all aspiring artists, graphic designers, and history aficionados!

Think you have what it takes to design an award-winning book of Oregon historical fiction?

Enter the Oregon Historical Society, The Oregon Encyclopedia and Ooligan Press Book Cover Design Contest.

The contest is open to all Oregon and Southwest Washington middle and high school students.

To enter, students must send a high-resolution PDF of their book cover to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A book title and “blurb” of 75 words or fewer must accompany the design, and should describe the imagined story and its link to Oregon history.

Students must include their name, contact information, school and grade level in their email submission. Submission deadline is midnight Saturday, May 31.

The grand prize winner will receive $150, second place will receive $100 and third place will receive $50.

Additional contest details can be found at

Corbett students host egg hunt fundraiser for a father

Eighth-grade students at Corbett Middle School will raise money for a father who has stage 4 colon cancer with an Easter egg hunt 11-1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, behind Corbett Grade School.

The event will include food and drinks, prizes, a bounce house, games and 10,000 Easter eggs.

This is the second year eighth-grade students have held a community fundraiser.

The event is donation based, with all funds raised going to the Moon-Zeulner family.

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