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December 11

School board appoints two to budget committee

Newberg residents Rick Lee and Judy Croft were appointed to three-year terms on the Newberg School District budget committee beginning this month. A parent of elementary and high school students, Croft has been on the budget committee since 2005. She is employed at SAIF, the state accident insurance company. Lee is a vice president for special projects at Bank of America and has three children who have graduated from Newberg High School. Earlier this year, the school board appointed James Moody to complete a vacated term from 2013-2015.

NHS hosting two holiday concerts

Newberg High School will host two holiday-themed concerts next week, beginning with the Holiday Choir Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 17. The event will feature all five of the high school’s choirs and the Mountain View Middle School choir as well. The Winter Gala Concert will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and feature the symphonic choir, vocal point, wind ensemble and the NHS orchestra.

Library holding game night Dec. 20

The Newberg Public Library is inviting the public to a bring-your-own-game party for middle and high school students from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Share your video, board and get-up-and-move games. The library’s Wii, games, projectors and movie screens will be available. For more information, call K’Lynn Hann at 503-554-7732 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Snack with Santa in Dundee

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for cookies and cocoa at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Dundee Fire Hall. The holiday parade will leave the station at 6:30 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys will be appreciated. For more information, call Larissa DeHart at 971-237-0191.

NHS dance team throwing youth camp

The Newberg High School “Tiger Riot” dance team will host a holiday camp for youth in kindergarten through fifth grade from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in the NHS commons. The camp will prepare participants to join the NHS dance team in a holiday show during halftime of a home varsity basketball contest that evening. Cost is $15 for those who register by Sunday, or $20 thereafter. The camp includes an after-school snack and dinner. Participants should wear cozy black pants and a holiday-color top. Cost to attend the game is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. A free performance for friends and family will be staged in the commons immediately following the halftime show. For more information, call Coach Cheryl Baltzell at 503-550-4206 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saddle up for holiday horse rides

SHERWOOD — The Stride 4-H Club will host its ninth annual Holiday Horse Ride from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sherwood Forest Stables, 21965 S.W. Edy Road. Rides are $3 and proceeds will benefit the club. Refreshments and horse treats will be available. The club is also collecting canned food to benefit Helping Hands. For more information, call Gina Hannigan at 503-625-4143.

NHS teacher receives national certification

Newberg High School art teacher Stashia Cabral recently received her national board certification. As part of the process, teachers must analyze their teaching context and student’s needs, submit videos of their teaching, and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement. Submissions must demonstrate a strong command of content, the ability to design appropriate learning experiences that advance student learning, the use of assessments to inform instructional decision making and partnerships with colleagues, parents and the community.