e-SchoolNews Newberg public schools - december 2016

In this edition

  • Holiday performance schedule
  • New high school program seeks volunteers
  • Workshop offers support for parents of students struggling with loss
  • In the News: School district addressing curriculum gap
  • If the weather outside is frightful . . .

Please join us for holiday performances and events

Edwards Craft Night December 6th 6:00pm

MVMS Holiday Concert December 6th 7:00pm

CMVS Beginning & Jazz Band Concert December 6th 7:00pm

NHS Winter Concert December 8th 7:00pm

NHS Pioneer Square Caroling Competition December 9th 5:30 pm

NHS Symphonic Choir & Vocal Point Performances at State Capitol Rotunda on December 12 at 1pm

NHS Band Concert December 12th 7:00pm

CVMS Orchestra/Band Concert December 13th 7:00pm

MVMS Beginning & Jazz Holiday Concert December 13th 7:00pm

Edwards 1st Grade Music Concert December 14th 1:00pm

NHS Winter Gala & Silent Auction (ticket info) December 15th 5:30pm - Concert 7pm

Mabel Rush Holiday Sing Along December 16th 1:45pm

Joan Austin Holiday Sing Along December 16th 2:30pm

NHS engineering students at ODOT construction site

New high school program seeks volunteers

The NHS College and Career Center is initiating a new volunteer program to help guide and prepare students making post-secondary decisions about college, the workforce, trades or armed services. Volunteer opportunities include industry resources, class speakers, job shadow hosts, career mentors, ASPIRE or senior project mentor or volunteering to help organize the NHS annual college and career fair. A list of volunteer roles are available through an online sign-up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZNGG3XK.

More information online

Workshop offers support for parents of students struggling with loss

Parents, guardians, mentors and other adult who support students in the Newberg School District are invited to attend an evening workshop on supporting teens who are experiencing grief, depression or thoughts of suicide. Representatives from the Dougy Center and other local agencies will present this Wednesday, December 7th from 6 to 7pm in the NHS West Commons. More information

Suicide awareness and prevention resources

Article by Seth Gordon, Newberg Graphic

In the News: School district addressing curriculum gap

Like many school districts in Oregon and across the country, Newberg has changed its stated goal in recent years to put the focus on preparing all students for both college and careers. That deviated from previous approaches, which put more emphasis on college readiness.

Unfortunately, Newberg is also like just about everybody else in that it has not changed quickly enough that the results in high school classrooms and after graduation match the district's stated mission.

Read how this is expected to begin changing as soon as next school year, as NHS hopes to expand some of its CTE pathways by adding new courses including second-year courses in recently-added subjects like computer science and engineering, and first-year classes in new CTE pathways like agriculture.

Read the complete article

If the weather outside is frightful . . . .

Can we reach you if the school schedule changes? Make sure your student's school has your current contact information. For a complete listing of school closure and emergency information sources, plus school closure procedures, please visit our website.

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