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Welches students in the giving mood
Welches students demonstrated selfless behavior by
spearheading a project named “The Big Give” to help those in need. Many generous
tasks were undertaken during the month long event, including collecting socks
for Japan following a devastating earthquake and tsunami, and collecting
pennies to donate to a children's hospital.
As part of the sock collecting project, the students reached
out to local businesses to offer raffle incentives and found many willing
partners. Then Welches Principal Alex Leaver commended all the students for
their work, noting that the socks and pennies projects were initiated by the
"It's them responding in a compassionate and empathetic
way, which is one of the things we want from our students," Leaver said.
"It's part of being in a healthy community." Way to go, Welches
In other news at Welches Schools Denise Emmerling-Baker won
an Excellence in Education Award. Emmerling-Baker started teaching at a private
school in 1998 and shortly after joined the Oregon Trail School District, going
on to teach Welches Elementary and Middle School students in the English
Online tool to combat invasive species
The war against invasive species was ramped up a notch when
The Oregon Invasive Species Council launched iMapInvasives, an online GIS-based
reporting and querying tool which accurately records and tracks the whereabouts
of invasive plants, animals, fish and diseases. IMap was developed through a
partnership between the Nature Conservancy, Nature-Serve, The NY Natural
Heritage Program, Florida National Areas Inventory and Oregon Biodiversity
More than 85,000 observations of invasive species were
included at the start and the list continues to grow. Invasive species cause
problems in the forests, meadows, streams and rivers to native plants and
To learn more about invasive species, visit the Oregon Invasive
Species website at www.oregoninvasivespeciescouncil.org, or call 1-866-INVADER
if you spot a pesky invader. To access iMapInvasives, visit
www.imapinvasives.org, click on OR.
In Other News...
The search for a new superintendent for the Oregon Trails
School District moved along after receiving 26 applications,
The Villages at Mt Hood held a Community Survey, Mike
Aldridge and Alexandra Loren won the first ever King-Queen competition at Mt.
Hood Skibowl, Rhododendron resident Leslie Stockdale introduced her new book,
"Clover, the Plover, and Muffin, the Puffin, and the Oil Spill.”
Several Sandy High School students won awards at the Oregon
Thespians State Acting Competition: Garrett Larreau and Joshua Grozav won two
awards in solo acting, Larreau and Bryn McLaughlin earned a Showcase Award in
duo dramatic acting, Chris Shiprack a finalist award for Solo Acting, and Jesta
Knoles and Danny Wesselink a finalist award in Duo Comic Acting. Bravo!
By Frances Berteau/MT