Nov. 13, 2015
A weekly update of happenings in the Forest Grove School District
Meet Our Staff: Duane Anderson, Forest Grove High School 
With nearly 600 full- and part-time staff members, Forest Grove School District is a large organization, and it can be difficult to know everyone. Meet Our Staff is a weekly feature to help you learn more about your colleagues. 

Meet Duane Anderson, Forest Grove High School

Know Someone in an Interesting Career?
Presenters wanted for Soar With Your Dreams career conference
Do you know a meterologist or a veterinarian? How about someone who creates video games for a living? Or maybe a medical researcher? We're looking for presenters for Soar With Your Dreams 2015, the annual career conference that Forest Grove School District sponsors for students in grades 5-8. The presenters are people working in a particular field who present hands-on sessions about that career. The power of the conference is that the sessions are hands-on where students get to see and do things related to that career. For example, in last year's law enforcement session, students dusted soda cans for fingerprints and investigated a criminal case. In the TV news session, students interviewed each other on camera and filmed an actual news segment. A wide variety of careers are offered, about two dozen in all. The presenters all volunteer their time and expertise to help students get excited about the wonderful career options available to them.

This year's conference will be on Saturday, March 12 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Pacific University. Please email Connie Potter with names and contact information for any presenters you would like to recommend. 
Got the Shopping Bug? Download A Pass To Get 50% Off at the Adidas Employee Store
You can download a pass below to shop at the Adidas Employee Store through Dec. 11 and enjoy 50% off the retail price. You must bring a copy of the invitation to enter the store -- either by printing it out from the link below or showing it through email on your smart phone. The employee store is located at 5060 N. Greeley Avenue in Portland. Store hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Please note that photo IDs of passholders will be requested upon entry.   

Mark Your Calendars!
  • Tom McCall Fundraiser at Phil's 1500 Subs - Phil's 1500 Subs is hosting a Tom McCall PBS fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 4-7 p.m. Phil is donating 25% of all sales during the fundraiser. Also, there will be two raffles, so paying customers and students have a chance to win awesome prizes.
  • Annual Tree Lighting - Get in the holiday spirit at the annual Tree Lighting at the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. Watch the tree lighting, then head to the Senior and Community Center next door for cookies and cocoa. There will be caroling and refreshments, and Santa will make an appearance!
  • Christmas With The Trail Band - Tickets are still available for Christmas With the Trail Band, the annual holiday concert sponsored by the Education Foundation of Forest Grove. The concert will be held on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at Forest Grove High School. General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Reserved seats are $25 and can be purchased at the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce, 2417 Pacific Ave.
Remember to Download the District Mobile App!
Stay up on district and school news, events, sports scores and schedules, emergency announcements and more with the district's free mobile app. Just go to the Apple Store or Google Play and search for "FGSD".  If you downloaded our previous mobile app, you should update it to see the new version. 
News tips?
Help us share news about the interesting things happening in our schools and classrooms. Email Connie Potter if you have an event coming up or are doing an interesting project in your classroom. It's great to let our community know about what's happening in our schools and also highlight the innovative ways teachers teach and students learn.