Schools in Brief
Middle school arts survey online
The Chehalem Cultural Center, George Fox University and the Newberg School District are surveying middle school parents about the possibility of offering after-school art and theater classes. The survey can be found online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/K9M8MS6. Surveys must be completed by 5 p.m. Nov. 11.
Counselor to host bullying seminar
Dundee Elementary School counselor Kevin Hall will host the first in a series of seminars for parents from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The first seminar will focus on bullying, specifically by looking at definitions of bullying, local and national statistics, and what is taught at Dundee Elementary. The seminar will also explore ways in which parents and the school can more effectively partner to support children. Future topics will include problem solving, kids and technology, and resilience. For more information, call 503-554-4850.
NHS Grad Night meeting tonight
Book fair continues through Friday
The Dundee Elementary School book fair will continue through Friday. The fair will be open from noon to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hours on Thursday will be from 8:10 to 8:25 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m., with the final session running from 8:10 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. Friday. For those who cannot attend, the fair is available online through Nov. 19 at http://bit.ly/ 18TAEF6. There is a huge selection of books available online that will not be available in stores, including the Harry Potter paperbacks with new covers and every book from every series that Scholastic carries. Every book purchase online will be shipped directly to the school for free. All purchases will benefit the library.
GFU ranked among healthiest colleges
The Daily Beast, a Webby-award-winning national news website dedicated to breaking news and sharp commentary, has ranked George Fox University one of the 20 Healthiest Colleges. The rankings were based on College Prowler ratings of the best schools for non-drinkers, the top drug-free campuses, and the healthiest campus dining options. More than 1,300 colleges were evaluated in the rankings. George Fox ranked No. 20 overall, earning particularly high ratings in the best schools for non-drinkers (No. 32) and top drug-free campuses (No. 26) categories. The university scored an 8.23 on a scale of 10 in the former category and a 9.0 on the latter. Scores were tabulated and the highest averages in the three criteria landed in the top-20 list.