More News: Gresham-Barlow District to honor school employees, Make a trophy at Rockwood Library.

COURTESY PHOTO - Beth SammonsBeth Sammons, who teaches English and is the honor society advisor, was presented with a national award for "going above and beyond to ensure student success." The American Association of Community Colleges recently awarded Sammons the Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty recognition.

Sammons began teaching at MHCC in 1989 and became a full-time instructor in 1999. In 2010, she received an MHCC Distinguished Teaching Award.

She has served as an adviser to MHCC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Rho Theta, since 2002 and received a PTK Distinguished Adviser award in 2011 and multiple regional and international recognitions.

Make a trophy at Rockwood Library

Teens can celebrate their accomplishments or make a gift for friends and family by creating an award in a free workshop from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St.

Using recycled trophy components and designing toppers in the makersapce, students can build their own trophy. Registration is required.

Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

District to honor school employees

The Gresham-Barlow School District is establishing three awards for district staff. The Excellence in Teaching Award will be given to teachers.

The Instructional Leader of the Year Award will be given to building and district administrators or Teachers On Special Assignment (TOSAs). The Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Award will be given to support staff, such as secretaries or educational assistants.

Recognition will be given at the April and May board meetings.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday in Troutdale

Musicians, The Harmonica Pocket, will get kids and their caregivers singing along to some snappy tunes set to Dr. Seuss books from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Troutdale Library, 2451 S.W. Cheery Park Road. Sing the words to "Dr. Seuss's ABC" and "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."

Audience members will help save the Whos on a giant speck of dust. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Donation made to GHS science fair

Veolia North America is donating $3,000 to be used to fund the Spring Science Fair at Gresham High School.

Veolia manages the Gresham waste water treatment plant and is interested in supporting STEM education at the secondary level.

Deadline for superintendent applications March 12

The Reynolds school board is scheduled to close the applications for superintendent on March 12.

The district is replacing Superintendent Linda Florence, who announced she would retire June 30, 2018. The board is looking for her replacement to begin on July 1. The board will select finalists by April 4 and interview them April 9-12.

They hope to announce the new superintendent by the end of April.

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