Jan. 22, 2016
A weekly update of happenings in the Forest Grove School District
Meet Our Staff: Anna Gamble, Neil Armstrong 

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 Anna Gamble, Neil Armstrong Middle School Teacher

FGHS Students Raise $1,500 To Help One Of Their Own
Forest Grove High School students raised more than $1,500 Thursday to help a fellow student who has undergone three brain surgeries in the past few months. Students have adopted Chloe McCall, 16, as their "Sparrow" and are also volunteering for community service projects to raise additional money for Chloe.
Each year the school's Sparrow Club adopts a young person with a life-altering illness and raises money to help the family with emotional and financial support. 
Last fall Chloe started having severe migraine headaches, and an MRI in October revealed a brain cyst that has a tumor below it. She has undergone three surgeries since then and has begun 30 rounds of radiation therapy. Read more about Chloe

Viking House Featured in Popular Mechanics 
Forest Grove High School's Viking House program is featured in the February issue of Popular Mechanics. The article was written by Matthew Johnson, a FGHS senior who is in his second year with the Viking House program. Read the article

Sodexo Names New General Manager 
Congratulations to Stacie Reiter, who is Sodexo's new general manager serving Forest Grove School District. Stacie served as Sodexo's operations manager for FGSD for the past two years as well as the state Nutrikids specialist. She replaces Fran Scott, who retired in December.
Education Foundation Sponsors PaintNite at Montinore
Let your creative juices flow and support student enrichment grants at the Education Foundation's PaintNite fundraiser. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. at Montinore Vineyards. Click here to purchase tickets. Cost is $45 per person and includes all materials. Proceeds raised from this event go to student enrichment grants that help students get the items and services they need that district funds do not cover.
Join Colleagues at Trail Blazers Game on March 26
Join fellow district students and staff when the Trail Blazers take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, March 26 at the Moda Center. A portion of each ticket price will be donated to the Education Foundation of Forest Grove. Everyone purchasing tickets through this promotion will get a chance to enter the Moda Center early and watch warmups just a few rows off the court. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.rosequarter.com/effg  (The link works best using Internet Explorer or Firefox). Call Mike North at 503-963-3978 for more information.
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