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Centennial HS FBLA supports May Mental Health Month, MHCC staff recognized for nursing spaces, more

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS: MESSERWOLAND - Green ribbons symbolize mental health month in May.

Centennial student club promotes mental health

Centennial's Future Business Leaders of America club is promoting mental health during the month of May.

Centennial FBLA's service project this year is the Month of Mindfulness, aiming to break the stigma (#breakthestigma) around mental health.

The campaign will begin by encouraging students through positive handwritten notes posted to each individual locker.

Additionally, posters with various help lines will be hung on every bathroom stall door with the tagline "No More Stalling." 

During lunches, FBLA members will be distributing green ribbons and mental health ribbon stickers for a suggested donation of 50 cents for students to wear in support of mental health awareness. And, there will be flyers hung around the school with mental health statistics.

Calling future Centennial kindergarteners

All Centennial elementary schools will host a Kindergarten Connection open house from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, for all kids who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2019.

Register your student, meet the teachers and tour the school. To register, please bring the child's birth record, immunization records and address verification. For more information, click on Kindergarten Roundup at www.cds28j.org.

Help clean up Hartley Elementary School

The city of Gresham's annual Clean and Green event will focus on sprucing up Hartley Elementary School, 701 N.E. 185th Place, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4.

Register before April 28 at bit.ly/2ZvRSv9. All ages and fitness levels welcome. After the cleanup there will be food and entertainment.

Centennial actor grabs first place

Kaden Moss, a senior at Centennial High School earned first place in the solo acting category at the Oregon Thespians State Festival held April 4-6 in Salem. This is the second year Moss has won this event.

MHCC staff recognized for nursing spaces

Two Mt. Hood Community College staffers earned an Excellence Award for recognition of the work they've done for bringing lactation spaces to the college.

Eran Smith, adult basic skills manager, and Janine Shockley, international student program coordinator, earned the distinction.

This award celebrates individuals whose accomplishments made a difference for women at their community college and is awarded by The Oregon Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.


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