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Congratulations to Sandy High Artists!

Scholastic Art Awards Dan Shanklin, SHS Art Teacher Congratulations to the Sandy High School art students who participated in the 2018 Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards, which is part of a national competition to recognize student artwork. ┬áIt was a record-breaking year for the Portland Metro competition, with over a thousand more entries than last […]

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Vaccinations are available at the School Based Health Center

School Exclusion Day is February 21, 2018 Vaccines are required by law for children in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, childcare facilities, and Head Start programs in Oregon. Starting on February 21 children whose school records show missing immunizations will not be allowed to attend school. Clackamas County Public Health will work with […]

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OTA teacher Nancy Blaesing with her kindergarten students

OTA teacher prepares children to be ‘world players’

Nancy Blaesing imparts worldly wisdom to students in Boring, around the world With a family of educators, teaching was a given for Nancy Blaesing. Her father has a doctorate degree in education, and she is the youngest of five children, four of which are also teachers. “It’s kind of a family deal,” she joked. “I […]

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Firwood teacher Susan Tong with students

Teaching reading comes naturally to Susan Tong

Firwood reading specialist tailors lessons to students’ individual learning styles For Tong, reading as a main subject was a no-brainer, though she has taught multiple subjects as a teacher in a self-contained classroom for 23 years. Besides working as a reading specialist, Tong also helps teachers with professional development and models best practices for teaching […]

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