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Poster contest and teacher of the year nominations announced, library events and more

COURTESY PHOTO: RED HAT FACTORY FOR UNSPLASH - Thanks, Gresham United Methodist Church.

Thanks Gresham Methodists

Gresham United Methodist Church donated approximately 50 hand-knit hats, scarves and slippers to kiddos in the Gresham-Barlow School District.

The church group Knit One, Crochet Too meets monthly to make prayer shawls for the community. They use extra bits of yarn to make hats and scarves.

For the last decade the group has donated to the district for kids who need warm items.

Teens register to make cuffs

Artists from Puppetkabob will guide teens in designing their own leather cuff using supplies from the Oregon Leather Co.

Puppetkabob will demonstrate how to pattern and cut shapes, add snaps to fit, embellish with an industrial hole punch, and use colorful cords and specialty paints to make a one-of-a-kind cuff.

The free workshop is from 4-5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St. Registration is required at

Poster contest announced

Oregon students in first through eighth grades are invited submit an original poster in a contest with the theme "Together We Make a Neighborhood."

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) is designed to teach kids how fair housing laws protect all Oregonians against discrimination by promoting equitable access to housing and economic choices.

The top contest entries receive cash awards and the chance to showcase their artwork throughout Oregon.

Posters must be horizontally-oriented on an 11-by-17-inch sheet of white paper or poster board. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 13th. Submit entries to Fair Housing Council of Oregon, 1221 S.W. Yamhill St., No. 305, Portland, OR, 97205. For more information visit

Deep Creek musicians soar

Two band members and nine singers from Gresham-Barlow School District's Deep Creek Damascus K-8 School were selected to participate in the all state band and choir.

Jack Kohler, baritone saxophone, and Ryan Leong, bass clarinet, were selected for all the state band. Both are eighth graders.

Selected for the all state choir were: Bronwyn Barrie, seventh grade, alto; Keeley Chard, eighth grade, alto; Alissa Cohen, eighth grade, soprano; Anthony Felipe, eighth grade, tenor; Melany Ingoglia, eighth grade, soprano; Jack Kohler, eighth grade, tenor; Chloe Lowry, eighth grade, soprano; Josie Williams, sixth grade, soprano; and Beto Zeisler, eighth grade, bass.

ODE opens nominations for best teacher 

Nominations are now open for the Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year awards and will be accepted through Jan. 31. Anyone can nominate an educator.

Regional winners receive a cash prize of $500, are celebrated across the state in May and are eligible for the title of 2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year. The top teacher will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a matching prize for their school. The 2021 winner will also serve as a spokesperson for Oregon educators. 

Oregon Education Service Districts will select the regional winners. 

The 2021 Teacher of the Year will be named in September from the pool of regional winners. 

To nominate a teacher, visit 

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