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April 9 Schools in Brief


Donate used prom dresses by Saturday

Newberg High School’s Clara’s Closet used prom dress program will be accepting dresses, accessories or cash donations through Saturday. Donations, which are tax deductible, can be dropped off at the main office.

Horizon Christian hosts preview night

Horizon Christian High School in Tualatin will host a preview night for parents and prospective students from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 22. Attendees can take a tour, learn about academic, club and sports offerings and enjoy a presentation by the drama and choir program. To register, call the office of admissions at 503-612-6521. For more information on the school, visit www.HorizonChristianSchools.org.

Volunteers needed to judge senior projects

Newberg High School is calling for community volunteers to help judge the Yellow and Green schools’ senior project presentations. The Yellow School event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 25 and judges are welcome to serve during one, two or all three of the presentation sessions. Those interested can call Tabitha Renne at 503-554-4401 or email her at [email protected] k12.or.us. The Green School presentations will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. April 22-24. Those interested should call Rebecca Piros at 503-554-4443 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GFU 50-year reunion May 2-3

The George Fox University Class of 1964 reunion is set for May 2-3 at the university and those who wish to attend can march in the 2014 commencement ceremonies. For more information, visit www.classicbruins.georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2134.

Eight make dean’s list at Azusa Pacific

Eight Newberg students were named to the 2013 fall dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. Stephanie Andres, Kyle Fish, Natalie Koskela, Jacob Lindley, Amy Stadeli, Riley Sump and Shelby Zurcher were among the 1,774 students to maintain a 3.5 grade-point average or better.

Newberg lauded for music education

The National Association of Music Maker’s nonprofit NAMM Foundation has named Newberg one of the “2014 Best Communities for Music Education.” Newberg was one of three school districts so designated. The award is based on funding, staffing of qualified teachers, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. “We are honored and excited to receive this award,” Chehalem Valley Middle School music teacher Dave Sanders said. “We’re proud to be in a community that supports a full music education program and proud of our students who work hard each day to have a program of excellence.”