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News of the last week from the educational community in Newberg and surrounding area

NHS Booster Club crab feed Saturday

It's not too late to purchase tickets for the Newberg High School Booster Club's annual Crab Feed and Auction, which will be held Saturday at the Chehalem Armory Center. The silent auction and appetizers begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at a discount at www.newbergboosters.com or at the door the day of the event. The club is also still accepting donations for auction items. For more information, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Register for dodgeball tourney

The Newberg High School Grad Night committee is hosting a dodgeball tournament fundraiser at noon March 18 in the NHS gymnasium. Cost is $50 for a team of five. High-school age players and adults are welcome. Additional players are $10 each with a max of seven per team. Prizes will be awarded for first place, second place and best team costume. The deadline to register is March 16. To register, call Antoinette Gregoire at 503-550-7772, email her at jentealsoaps @gmail.com, call Diana Takahashi at 503-522-6248 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Support NHS performing arts

The Newberg High School Performing Arts Booster Club will host a fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. March 14 at McMenamin's Pub in Sherwood. The restaurant will donate 50 percent of sales to the club during that period.

Autism game design camp on tap

Newberg-based FIDGETECH, a community that provides technology training for young adults on the autism spectrum, and Soma Games are partnering to host a spring break video game design camp at the end of the month. Spring Break Game Jam will be held from noon to 4 p.m. March 27-28 at the FIDGETECH office, located at the Chehalem Valley Innovation Accelerator, 125 S. Elliott Road. The event is sponsored by Intel, which will make a presentation on technology opportunities at the company. Participants must be 17 years or older and will need to bring their own computer or laptop with wireless access and headphones. They will learn Unity 3D game design from members of the FIDGETECH and Soma Games teams. To apply, call Justine Haigh at 503-724-3619, email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.fidgetech.org.

Seattle Pacific names dean's list

Three local students were named to the Seattle Pacific University fall quarter dean's list for completing at least 12 credits and attaining a 3.50 or higher grade-point average. Earning the honor were Karissa Courtney of Dundee and Tristan Kern and Kellen Schwartz of Newberg.

Camp invention offering discount

Camp Invention, a science camp for children in grades K-6, will return to Newberg this summer and is offering a $25 discount on registration through March 20. This year's camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 17-21 at Mabel Rush Elementary School. Cost is $225. Register online at www.campinvention.org or by calling 800-968-4332 and use code "DISCOVER25." For more information, email director Lindsay Karlson at Lindsay.karlson @gmail.com or call 503-307-1761.

Crater Carnival April 8

The Antonia Crater Elementary School carnival and auction will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. April 8. The annual fundraiser will include games, prizes, helicopter rides, cotton candy and a silent auction. For more information, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..