Next year could be last for after-school program

The McMinnville School District’s after-school care program may be shut down if additional funding for scholarships isn’t identified. Funding for the Camp Fire Columbia program — which ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##During a role-playing exercise, children’s author Trudy Ludwig acts goofy, diffusing the “bullying” portrayed by student Iven Brenden, who was only pretending to be a meanie. Ludwig teaches children to walk away, ignore, ask “why” or say “so what,” rather than strike back. She was one of several authors who visited Willamette Elementary School Thursday, March 21.

‘Make it your own’: Visiting authors encourage Willamette student writers

It’s likely that many Willamette Elementary School students are spending part of their spring break putting pencil to paper as they write their own stories. Children’s authors visited the ...

Hampton donates $1M for tech center

Hampton Lumber has announced a $1 million donation to the Sheridan School District to assist in development of the Barbara Roberts Career Technical Education (CTE) Center. The planned 24,000 square-foot ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Faulconer-Chapman third-grader Kaleb Myatt joins music teacher Jon Sherwood as he plays guitar during a lesson Tuesday. Students at the Sheridan school have numerous new instruments for learning musical concepts, thanks to a donation from the Snowman Foundation’s Play It Forward program.

Sheridan school receives array of musical devices

Children at Sheridan’s Faulconer-Chapman School are learning rhythms, dynamics and other musical skills using new instruments donated by the Snowman Foundation. The collection of instruments was ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Linfield debater David Stephens, standing, makes a point that brought a moment of levity to what was a generally serious debate involving Irish history and culture, March 15 in Ford Hall at Linfield University. From left are Eoin Ryan from Ireland, Katie Jones from Linfield, Louise Cullen from Ireland, Carla Johanson from Linfield, and Cladhna McHugh of Ireland.

Debaters from Ireland, Linfield spar over St. Patrick’s Day question

Keep the celebrations. An hour-long debate involving Irish and American university students resulted in a firm affirmation of Americans’ way of expressing Irish-ness. Held March 15 in the ...

Willamina chooses superintendent

Willamina School Board on Monday chose Mike Gass of Colorado as the next school superintendent. He will join the Willamina School District this summer to replace Carrie Zimbrick, who is retiring. Gass ...

News-Register filephoto##Genevieve “Vivo” Greninger was named Student of the Year at the Oregon ProStart culinary competition.

Greninger honored at culinary competition

Both McMinnville High School culinary teams placed second Monday in the Oregon ProStart competition, held in Salem. A student who competes on both teams earned the ProStart Student of the Year Award. Genevieve ...

School safe zones idea on agenda

School safe zones will be back in the spotlight Monday at a joint meeting of McMinnville City Council and the McMinnville School District Board of Directors. Council has discussed, at several meetings, ...

School district starts to look at trimming costs

McMinnville School Board on Monday set a timeline for evaluating Superintendent Debbie Brockett, a process that usually takes place in April. The board also approved her contact, which had already been ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Noah Schwarer, left, Eva Johnson, Genevieve “Vivo” Greninger and Steven Cope work on their three-course meal under the pressure of a timeline. After 20 minutes of set-up time, they have one hour to cut vegetables uniformly, deep-fry potato croquettes, make sesame crackers, pan-sear duck breasts, steam flourless chocolate cakes and prepare numerous sauces.

Pursuit of precision: Mac High culinary prepares for competition

McMinnville High School’s competitive culinary team is cooking up a storm this week in preparation for the ProStart contest on Monday. The cooking team and another team, focusing on restaurant design ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Ben Weisz, left, and Josh Phillips of the Ursa Mechanica McMinnville High School robotics team review the mechanics of their robot in preparation for the state competition in Hillsboro on Sunday.

Mac High robotics teams head to state

Both McMinnville High School robotics teams, Ursa Mechanica and Chronobreak, will compete in the state First Robotics championship tournament this weekend. They will show off the robots they built and ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##From left, Yadira Duran and Dylan Hudson, both eighth-graders, celebrate the opening of Duniway Middle School’s new podcast studio with Rachel Godfrey of the Traveling Light Foundation and Elizabeth Hinchcliff of Cruising McMinnville. The latter organization supported Traveling Light’s effort to create the new studio at Duniway, where Godfrey’s son, the late Ronan Godfrey, was a student.

Podcast studio unveiled in memory of young video creator Ronan Godfrey

Ronan Godfrey loved making and narrating videos for his YouTube channel, Subterranean Gaming. When he told Make-a-Wish Oregon that he wanted to become a YouTube star, the nonprofit that helps critically ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Speakers Dawn Nowacki, left, a Linfield University professor, and Yulia Brockdorf talk prior to the Feb. 28 panel discussion they participated in at T.J. Day Hall at Linfield University. Brockdorf, a Hillsboro resident, returned this week to her homeland for the fourth time to provide psychological therapy to soldiers in the field.

Ukraine remains ‘defining challenge’ for the West, Linfield speakers say

Mistakes are being made over the Ukraine-Russia war. The mistakes are in public perception — false assumptions that start with the Russians’ claim that Ukraine sovereignty is itself an invention. This ...

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Japanese consul general visits Linfield

Yuzo Yoshioka, consul general from the Japanese consular office in Portland, visited Linfield University’s McMinnville campus Monday to promote Japanese language and culture studies. Linfield is ...

Willamina District names superintendent finalists

Two local educators are among the trio of finalists for the Willamina School District superintendent position. Willamina’s board of directors this week announced the finalists to interview on March ...

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