School news in brief
Dia de los Muertos fest set for Wednesday night
The annual Dia de los Muertos festival starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Wilsonville High School cafeteria and commons.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. Unlike Halloween's themes of fear and evil, Dia de los Muertos is about honoring loved ones who have died.
Wilsonville students will have artwork on display, student and professional groups will perform mariachi music, local food vendors will sell meals and more.
Update alerts in case of emergencies, school closures
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is reminding community members to start using or update their FlashAlert subscriptions.
At flashalert.net, users can sign up for emergency alerts from the school district and other agencies, including cities and emergency responders. The district uses FlashAlert to announce school closures and delays, making it particularly useful during winter weather.
Through FlashAlert, you can receive emergency alerts through email, text messages or on the FlashAlert app for iOS or Android. FlashAlert is separate from ListServ, which the district uses for school newsletters and announcements.
State opens up contest for high school filmmakers
Oregon high school students are invited to enter a video contest for the state's Department of Consumer and Business Services.
Students who create short videos on the theme of "Speak Up. Work Safe." can earn cash prizes of up to $500. The videos can be up to 90 seconds long and must be submitted by Feb. 7. Visit https://youngemployeesafety.org/contest/ to learn more.`
Free vaccine clinic Nov. 6
Clackamas County and partner organizations are sponsoring a free vaccination clinic from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, outside Clackamas Town Center. The event tent will be on the northwest corner of 82nd and Monterey avenues.
Vaccines will be available for the flu, hepatitis A, and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). "We've all heard about measles outbreaks in our community. Perhaps lesser known are outbreaks of hepatitis A, another highly contagious virus that can be deadly in certain populations," an event flyer said. "Influenza is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine-preventable disease in the US."
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