‘Ephemeral and scattered’: March 5 event at Linfield celebrates zines

Zines are alive and well. Make a zine, buy a zine, or simply look at a zine at “Zine Extravaganza,” at Linfield University’s Nicholson Library from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on March 5. The library ...

Panel talk, concert focus on Ukraine events, folklore

Feb. 24 marks two years since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Thousands of people have died or been displaced, cities destroyed and countless cultural artifacts lost forever. Linfield University will ...

Students will make up snow day

McMinnville and Lafayette students will attend one more day of classes in June because of the snow and ice in January. The weather led to school being canceled Jan. 16 and 17. Steffanie Frost, personnel ...

Mac High robotics teams qualify for state

Both McMinnville High School robotics teams qualified Feb. 4 for the Oregon state FIRST Robotics championship tournament, which will be held March 9-10. Coach Dave Clauson said teams Ursa Mechanica and ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Tara Quincy, First Federal vice president and branch manager, hands an award to April Rodriguez, a McMinnville High School junior who was one of the top stock investors in her economics class. She and Amos McKee chose stocks with values that went up dramatically.

Mac High students learn by playing the markets

Back in September, McMinnville High School teacher Francesca Morrison asked her students to choose stocks to buy with pretend money. The juniors in her Economics and Personal Finance class picked a variety ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Sixth-graders strum to a Santana song in Duniway’s ukulele class. “It’s a really good song,” said Leo Gonzales, in red second from right.

Strumming fun: With ukuleles, Duniway students learn confidence, music basics

Island sounds drifted from the Duniway Middle School band room as sixth-graders tune up their soprano ukuleles. Teacher Marc Dana projected a song on the screen at the front of the classroom. “This ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Wascher Elementary School students Destiny Avalos, with back to camera, Ariyah Navarro and Edward Merideth choose prizes during a good attendance celebration with Shauna Zavala, student management teacher on special assignment, and first-grade teacher Carolyn Smithed. Wascher works hard to show students that being in school daily is a positive thing, Principal Scott Murphy said.

Attendance is a critical factor in learning, so McMinnville schools get creative

Having every student in every class every day would be ideal for learning, McMinnville Superintendent Debbie Brockett said. Students would make steady progress along with their peers and not fall behind ...

New gala to support school enrichment

“Schools: A Work of Heart,” a new gala fundraiser, will benefit art, science, reading and other programs in McMinnville public schools.The McMinnville Education Foundation event on Saturday, ...

Submitted photo##Joe Wilkins, author and creative writing professor at Linfield University, is one of two winners of the Oregon Literary Arts fellowship this year. Wilkins submitted two of his stories to judges, who chose him for the honor and $10,000 prize.

Linfield prof wins Literary Arts fellowship

Linfield University professor Joe Wilkins has received a $10,000 “Literary Career” fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts.“A fellowship like this is professionally validating,” said ...

District OKs repairs for water damage

The McMinnville School Board approved an emergency declaration Monday night, allowing the district to expedite repairs of classrooms damaged by water during last week’s extreme cold snap. The emergency ...

Willamina ramps up superintendent search

The Willamina School Board hopes to name a new superintendent the week of Monday, March 18, and make a selection announcement at the Monday, April 8, board meeting. The board received a superintendent ...

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News-Register##Chemeketa Yamhill Campus Dean Danielle Hoffman, center, gives a recent tour of the expanded pantry, aka “The Vault,” adjacent to the cafeteria-student commons at the Cumulus Avenue facility. The Vault, now with refrigerators, is in the former campus bookstore space.

Linfield, Chemeketa stock up for students

One school is public and the other private but both are taking similar steps to meet needs of students. Both Chemeketa Community College Yamhill Valley campus and Linfield University are expanding ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Silke Leis and Angel Tzintzun hold the bridge they made to answer the question, “How can you design a weight-bearing bridge using limited supplies?” They predicted it would support 30 pennies; it actually held 210.

Mac High students learn to teach through building bridges

McMinnville High School education pathway students are building bridges with their younger peers at Willamette Elementary School – and literally building bridges, too. Students visited fifth-graders ...

Judge takes school board decision under advisement

Following a three-day trial, a judge has taken under advisement a lawsuit against four current and former members of the Newberg School Board. A group of parents and district teachers sued the ...

News-Register file photo##Ken Rogers demonstrates leathercraft to elementary school students during Pioneer Days in 2014 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center.

Educator Ken Rogers dies

Former McMinnville High School counselor and longtime Boy Scout leader Ken Rogers died Thursday, Nov. 23. He was 96 Services are pending, under the direction of Macy & Son Funeral Directors. Rogers ...

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