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Gresham-Barlow changing school boundaries, MHCC signs 'dreamers' letter, Corbett hosts info night and more

PMG PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - West Gresham is closing at the end of the year and Gresham-Barlow is redrawing school boundaries, which could impact every school in the district. Learn about Gresham-Barlow boundary changes

The Gresham-Barlow School District is closing West Gresham Elementary School at the end of this school year and is redrawing school boundaries. Every school in the district could be affected.

The district's boundary review committee is having an open house and meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at North Gresham Elementary School, 1001 S.E. 217th Ave. Gresham. Visit bit.ly/2h7FK45 to RSVP.

Corbett hosts Student Success info night

Corbett Schools families can learn more about the Student Success Act, which will infuse $1 billion in funding into Oregon education each year for two years. Corbett will hold an information night from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. There will be sessions in the high school commons, grade school gym or CAPS and surveys to get opinions. Teacher-led activities for students and dinner for all. Meetings will be held at 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway and CAPS, at 32405 Historic Columbia River Highway.

MHCC signs DACA letter

Mt. Hood Community College joined more than 600 other colleges and universities that sent a letter to Congress asking for permanent protection for young, undocumented individuals brought to the U.S. as children, often referred to as Dreamers.

"We believe it is long overdue for Congress to pass bipartisan legislation, in both the House and Senate, to provide permanent protection for Dreamers," the letter said. It called them "American in every way except immigration status."

Oregon State University, Portland State University, University of Oregon, Reed College, Yale University, Princeton University and Stanford University were also among the schools that signed the letter on letterhead of The American Council on Education.

Glenfair families cook

Every Wednesday evening in October, families at Glenfair Elementary School can come together for a cooking workshop. The class features food from a different country every week. Wednesday, Oct. 2, families cooked some delicious food from Lebanon. The Reynolds district families will also explore the cuisines of Poland, Japan, Ethiopia and Mexico. The classes are in collaboration with Americorps and Metropolitan Family Service.

Science to scare you

Mad Science presents a free show chock full of spooky and engaging scientific Halloween surprises, including melting goo and floating objects. The interactive program is from 4-4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Fairview-Columbia Library, 1520 N.E. Village St., and is best for kiddos ages 5-12.

Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Barlow's Challenge Day funded by Emilio donation

Local nonprofit organization Emilio Inc. raised and donated $13,000 to Barlow High School so the high school could host a Challenge Day for about 300 students.

Challenge Day, a three-day event, is a highly-regarded nationwide program designed to facilitate conversations with groups of students to find commonalities and build the school community.

The program aims to inspire people to live, study, and work in an environment of acceptance, love, and respect.

Emilio Inc. was formed by Jennifer Hoffman, the mother of Emilio Hoffman, the student who was killed in a shooting at Reynolds High School in 2014.

Teens can register for costume class

Come create the ultimate costume for halloween, comic cons, or just for fun. Kids in grades six through 12 will learn to design, sew, glue, and accessorize a new, cool outfit in a free workshop from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Registration is required for the class at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St.

Call 503-988-5123 for more information.


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