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Wilkes gets futsal field, kids place in bike lane art contest, Reynolds awarded attendance grant

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, PETEY 21 - Soccer balls will fly on the new futsal court at Wilkes Elementary School. Wilkes Elementary gets futsal pitch

The US Soccer Federation Foundation is offering about $60,000 to the Reynolds School District for a futsal field at the new Wilkes Elementary School.

The Reynolds School board was expected to give staff the go-ahead to execute a grant agreement with US Soccer Federation Foundation for the funds.

The Foundation will work with a local nonprofit to run an after school soccer program on the mini pitch called Soccer for Success. The Foundation's goal is "promoting youth soccer, particularly within vulnerable communities in urban areas."

Local kids place in bike lane art contest

Portland Bureau of Transportation teams up with the Multnomah County Library every year for a contest that challenges youngsters to color a design shaped like the bike rider graphics painted on the street to indicate bike lanes.

The designs are submitted through library branches.

Mack Robinson, who submitted through the Rockwood Library, earned second place. Lydia Hall submitted through the Fairview-Columbia Library, and placed third with her design that incorporated the Timbers soccer colors and roses.

Leilani Ortiz, from Troutdale Library, scored a third place award. Honorable mentions went to Stefney Stricker from Troutdale Library, Phyktoria Joy Osawana from Rockwood Library and Jaytee Franko, Gresham Library.

Gresham student awarded OSHA scholarship

Eric Johnson of Gresham, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division to continue his studies at Mt. Hood Community College. Johnson, who earned his GED, plans to transfer to Oregon State University, where he wants to pursue a degree in marine science.

He is one of nine students who received the 2018 Workers' Memorial Scholarship awards.

The awards program helps finance higher education for family members of Oregon workers who have been fatally injured or permanently disabled on the job.

komedy 4 da kidz hits Fairview library

Angel Ocasio presents a free bilingual and interactive performance combining physical comedy, juggling, balancing and magic from 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Fairview-Columbia Library, 1520 N.E. Village St.

Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Reynolds gets ODE attendance grant

The Oregon Department of Education gave the Reynolds School District a $20,000 grant to help the district "in identifying the causes of chronic absenteeism" and plan ways to address the problem.

The school board formally accepted the grant at a meeting Wednesday, Aug. 8.

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