Details were scarce following an incident that closed Oak Grove Academy, housed in the old Gales Creek Elementary School, but the school district said damage was done to windows and doors following an incident with a student.
Oregon’s home-schooling surge during pandemic starting to cool
Oregon’s pandemic home-schooling boom is beginning to cool off, new state data shows.
Gales Creek, Dilley schools to see improvements, upgrades
With the passage of measure 34-320, a Forest Grove School District bond to replace Cornelius Elementary School and fund a number of other projects, some of those dollars raised will make their way to schools in Gales Creek and Dilley.
New principal to helm Dilley Elementary School
Dilley Elementary School will get a new principal, the Forest Grove School District announced in a press release. John Allen, a Hillsboro School District principal and teacher, is no stranger to rural schools, having served as principal at HSD’s West Union Elementary School at the edge of Hillsboro and the[Read More…]
Washington County Farm Bureau seeks high school, college applicants for 2022 scholarships
A field is irrigated in the Gales Creek Valley near Roderick Road on May 15, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are once again eligible for scholarships offered by the[Read More…]
Forest Grove High School, Neil Armstrong Middle School resume in-person classes
The Forest Grove High School. Photo: Brenda Schaffer Students resumed classes Monday at Forest Grove High School and at Neil Armstrong Middle School after shifting to online classes earlier this month. Forest Grove School District Superintendent Dave Parker thanked students families and school staff for bearing with the district as[Read More…]
Column: The Gales Creek Library is open again
The Gales Creek School. Photo: Chas Hundley The Gales Creek School Library will open on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. following a nearly two year closure. Kate Grandusky and I have been in the library the past three Thursday nights, organizing and filing books for the reopening. There[Read More…]
Vaccinations will be required for teachers, staff, volunteers in K-12 schools statewide
The Forest Grove School District. Photo: Chas Hundley All teachers, staff, and volunteers in K-12 schools statewide will be required to become fully vaccinated, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced today during a press conference. Vaccines will be required by October 18 or six weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug[Read More…]
Gov. Brown will require masks in K-12 schools statewide for coming school year
File photo: Chas Hundley On Thursday, Governor Kate Brown issued a directive to the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education to create a rule to require face coverings indoors for students in K-12 schools across the state for the 2021-22 school year, citing CDC guidance. “The science[Read More…]
Legislative news briefs: Redistricting deadline looms, Gales Creek’s representative sponsors education bills
The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Legislature is in danger of being cut out of the process of drawing up new legislative and congressional voting districts because 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data likely won’t be available until after July 1 — it was supposed to[Read More…]