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Panel to look at elementary schools' future; Calling all Bryant Beavers; Rotary will honor 'Service Above Self'; College Notes; On the Calendar

Panel to look at elementary schools' future

Members are being sought for a new School Board-appointed committee that will look at options for the future of the district's elementary schools, including the use of magnet schools, additional portable classrooms and possible boundary changes.

The Elementary Facilities Task Force will "review current and planned elementary programming, identify limitations in current facility footprints, understand student needs and develop solution options that harmonize programs, facilities and productive learning," the district says.

In addition to several district administrators, the task force will include one representative for each of the six operating elementary schools and for the neighborhoods around Uplands and Palisades. Liaisons to the district's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, the pre-Kindergarten program and the Special Services Parent Advisory Committee will also be included.

Applications are being accepted until 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9; committee members will be appointed on Nov. 13 and are expected to convene for their first meeting during the week of Nov. 26. For more information or to apply, go to www.losdschools.org/Page/5800.

Calling all Bryant Beavers!

Community members will gather on Saturday, Dec. 8, to celebrate the role Bryant Elementary School has played in the lives of so many Lake Oswegans before it is demolished to make room for the new Lakeridge Junior High School — and organizers of the party need your help.

Do you have old yearbooks, first/last day of school pictures, class pictures, T-shirts, field day ribbons, carnival prizes, photos or anything else that you would be willing to share? The more nostalgia, the better!

Drop off your labeled items by Friday, Dec. 7, at the Bond Office, which is located at 4750 Jean Road, Pod E-2, on the Bryant campus. Items will be returned on Monday, Dec. 10.

For more information, contact project coordinator Jamie Harwood at 503-534-2214 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rotary will honor 'Service Above Self'

Nominations are now being accepted for the Lake Oswego Rotary Club's third-annual "Service Above Self: Educational Excellence (SASEE)" awards, which honor the community's education heroes with cash prizes and scholarships.

Awards will be given in four categories: Citizens/Volunteers, who each will receive a $2,500 scholarship established in their name to support the college education of a current high school student; Teachers and Administrators, who each will receive $1,000 to apply toward their school or service activities; Support Staff, who each will receive $1,000 to apply toward their school or service activities; and Students, who each will receive $500 to apply toward their school or service activities.

Nominees, who can be associated with any public or private school in Lake Oswego, should serve as an inspiration to others and exemplify a stalwart commitment to education through projects, activities or other work that underscores a longstanding devotion to "service above self."

Nominations must be in the hands of the Rotary Club by Jan. 10, 2019; finalists will be honored during a tribute dinner at Tualatin Country Club on Feb. 27.

For more information or to nominate someone, visit www.rotarysasee.org.

College Notes

BIOLA UNIVERSITY: Lake Oswego resident Selah Crisp has been named to Biola University's Dean's List for academic excellence for spring 2018. The honor is reserved for students who achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least 3.2.

On the Calendar

504s and Undiagnosed Disabilities (Nov. 14): How is a 504 plan different from an IEP? Is it "better" or "worse"? What if you don't have a diagnosis? How can you get the support your child needs? Parents, guardians, caregivers and staff can get answers to those questions and more at an information night hosted by the LOSD Student Services Parent Advisory Committee. The gathering is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Lakeridge High School auditorium (1235 Overlook Drive).

— The Review

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