Category Archives: Education

CPO News June 2022

• June meeting: Civics for high school; District 2 update; Biggi appeal update
• Appeal against Leahy Estates development
• Cedar Hills multi-family housing development
• West Union gas station hearing cancelled, new design submitted
• May CPO 1 Meeting Notes

Sunset Service Day and a goodbye to Principal John Huelskamp

Sunday, May 22, 2022, was a day of service at Sunset High School. Over 200 community members came together to beautify our school by painting, bark dusting, and otherwise cleaning up our school grounds.

SAMBA: volunteers raise funds to support Sunset band programs

For over 30 years, the Sunset Apollo Marching Band & Auxiliary (SAMBA) Parent Club, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has supported band players and the associated color guard dancers at Sunset High School.

Thank you Beatrice Kahn, CMN volunteer editor

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Cedar Mill News could not exist without its enthusiastic team of volunteer editors. Each month we help edit the business and community news submissions for style and content. At this time, Virginia Bruce and the editing team want to give a big thank you to volunteer editor Beatrice Kahn who is leaving and heading off to college in the Fall.

Community News June 2022

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• Celebration of Life for Mr. James
• It’s prep time. Let’s get ready for the wildfire season together.
• Join us “virtually” at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• Metro funding for Westside Trail? Take the survey
• Civics for Adults
• Scavenger Hunt and Food Drive to support DVRC
• Meet Your Watershed Navigator
Legislative Town Hall
• Tualatin Valley Creates: Kaleidoscope from the Sea
• Fourth of July concert with Britnee Kellogg
• Museo Ambulante—Walking Museum
• Ask WCSO: My kids are good swimmers; is there still an expectation for them to wear life jackets?
• Retirement 101
• City of Beaverton events
• Gallery at The Reser
• Access to the arts: Cultural Coalition survey
• Beaverton Community Band Spring Concert
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• PlanetCon Fair offers recycling, gear swap, learning, and more
• Become a Master Recycler
• Cedar Hills Ready! presents: Emergency Water Filter Workshop
• Viva Village

Library News May 2022

• Library News
• All Ages
• For Kids
• For Adults
• Monthly Groups for Adults

School News April 2022

• Interested in PreK at Bonny Slope Elementary?
• Kindergarten Orientation at Bonny Slope Elementary
• New BSD Superintendent
• Sunset Principal leaving for LaSalle

Garden News April 2022

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• Master Gardeners’ Education Garden is worth a visit!
• Gardeners, landscape professionals, farmers invited to Soil School
• Five Oaks Garden Club plant sale
• Aloha Garden Club plant sale
• Tualatin SWCD Spring workshops
• East Multnomah SWCD workshops

Library News April 2022

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• For Kids
• For Teens and Tweens
• For Adults

BSD planning and the upcoming Bond Measure

• About the bond
• Community discourse
• Related issues
• Calculate your tax impact

Sunset Theatre presents “Honk!”

Sunset thespians return to the stage this March with their Spring Musical production of Honk!

Featured Events and Programs at Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries

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• For Parents
• For Kids
• For Teens and Tweens
• For Adults

Garden News February 2022

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• Now’s the time to edit your garden!
• Early season vegetables
• More OSU Extension and Master Gardener programs
• Tree and native plant sale at Skyline Grange
• Native plant sales and more

Looking back, moving forward: BSD’s Grotting prepares to retire

In 2021, Beaverton School District Superintendent Don Grotting announced his retirement. As the school year draws to a close, BSD is looking for its next superintendent. Over the past years, Superintendent Grotting left a lasting impact on the Beaverton community—and this month, we spoke to him about BSD’s progress.

Library News February 2022

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• Featured events for kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• 2022 WCCLS Teen Art Contest
• Second Edition Resale
• Writer’s Mill meeting

Garden News January 2022

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• Get to know your garden allies
• Tree seedling sale at Skyline Grange
• Master Gardener monthly gardening tips
• Selecting Seeds

Japanese Beetle update

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After another successful year conducting our Japanese Beetle Eradication project, it’s our pleasure to share with you how our 2021 season went.

Library News January 2022

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• Cedar Mill and Bethany Community • Libraries
• Winter Reading
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale: Sidewalk Sale and Store Shopping

Garden News December 2021

• Delightful winter color in my garden
• The Real Dirt
• Washington County Master Gardener program

Community News December 2021

• Street tree mapping project needs volunteers
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum
• Sunset grad party fundraising
• Gently-used children’s items welcome at Northwest Children’s Outreach
• Arts & Communication Magnet Academy fundraising and more…
• The Legacy Project: End-of-life workshop series
• PEARLS: Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives
• The ArtPass Card: a perfect gift
• Ask WSCO: How can I avoid holiday scams?
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar
• TVF&R Offers Holiday Safety Tips
• 55+? Join the Friendship Circle!
• Winter term PCC Community Ed non-credit class registration now open!
• Cedar Hills Ready! survey open now
• Chehalem Ridge Nature Park opening soon
• Using COVID-19 home tests

Library News December 2021

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• ARPA grant
• Winter Reading
• Oregon Battle of the Books Trivia for grades 3-5
• Winter 2021/2022 Storytimes
• 1,000 books before kindergarten
• Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser
• Teens
• Adults
• Monthly Groups
• Second Edition Resale—New Hours, Themes and Sales!

Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries News November 2021

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• Kids
• Teens and Tweens
• Adults

CPO 1 News

• October meeting
• September meeting notes

BSD News October 2021

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•32nd Annual Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition
•Sunset Grad Party 2022 October Fundraisers
•Join the BSD Budget Committee
•Tumwater Middle School launches theater program

Community News October 2021

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• Cedar Hills Ready: Home Fire Safety
• Older Adult Meals in Washington County
• Ask WCSO: What are some things I can do to make my home less attractive to crime?
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can and Bottle Drive
• Special Age Cafe: Celebration of the International Day of Older Persons
• Tualatin Valley Creates offers ArtPass
• Inside Washington County Radio
• Free lacrosse skills clinics offered this Fall
• Cultural Coalition of Washington County 2022 grant applications open
• West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting their annual meeting
• Viva Village events
• Free N95 and KN95 masks for the AG community!

School News September 2021

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• Tumwater Middle School opens
• BSD Back-to-School Update

Featured Business: Art World School

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Art World School was established as Jiao Ying School in 1997 by artist Jiao Ying. It was previously located in downtown Portland and Tigard, and the new location in the Bethany area was established in 2018.

Library News August 2021

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• Second Edition Resale
• For Kids
• For Teens & Tweens
• For Adults

School News July 2021

• Possible future bond funding for BSD
• ACMA will welcome students back this fall
• Tumwater Middle School ready for students
• Digital summer resources to prevent “summer slide”
• BSD 2021 parent survey
• ParentSquare chat replaces Messenger
• Rent Assistance
• Summer bike rodeos

Library News July 2021

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• Writers’ Mill Writing Workshop
Expanded hours at Beaverton City library
Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Library News
• Teens & Tweens
• Kids
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale Sidewalk Sale
• Library Book Sale

Community News June 2021

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• The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
• Advisory Committee looks at Ridwell
• Beaverton Symphony presents: An Almost-Sumner Concert
• Writer’s Mill
• Herzog-Meier Senior Scholarship Art Show
• Learn about safer cleaning products
• Tualatin Valley Creates
• Cedar Hills Ready! presents Barrel Survival: Community Cashes & Rain Barrel Storage
• Apply Now for the Beaverton Arts Mix! Virtual Art Show and Sale
• WashCo Radio
• WashCo Forum
• Teens: share pandemic stories for Girl Scout project
• Viva Village

School News June 2021

• BSD Grade Mark Survey

School News May 2021

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• Terra Linda Elementary Teacher Appreciation
• Enroll for kindergarten at Terra Linda Elementary
• Bonny Slope Elementary kindergarten orientation
• ACMA Dining Fundraisers
• Baskets for ACMA raffle
• Sunset Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Bonny Slope Elementary Jog-a-thon

Gardening News April 2021

• OSU and Master Gardener classes for April
• Spring 2021 Weed Watchers Workshop

Community News April 2021

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• Cedar Hills Ready! “What’s cooking? Food storage & prep for a disaster”
• Finding Your Primary Police Responder
• SHS Climate Change Club Recycling Drive!
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum
• State of the County 2021
• Inside WashCo Radio
• Beaverton Symphony Orchestra Spring Strings Concert
• Washington County Parks’ Earth Month Art Contest
• Rachel Carson Action Project on Recycling
• Viva Village
• Washington County Kids offers tips and tools for parents/guardians of children K-8
• SAMBA Cans and Bottles Drive
• STS Foundation is looking for volunteer hosts
• Writers’ Mill Zoom meeting
• Washington County Wood Stove Exchange’s (WSE) old stove turn in event
• Oregon libraries offer civics online workshops for adults
• Washington County April Earth Month Events
• The Immigrant Story
• ACMA Fundraising
• iNaturalist Offers Opportunities for Community Science
• TVF&R Hiring Paramedics & Firefighters to Join its Ranks

Library News

• Parent Information Series
• For Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

Community News March 2021

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• SAMBA Cans and Bottles Drive
• Tell your story through art!
• Cedar Hills Ready
• Silicon Forest Toastmasters
• ACMA Fundraiser
• Summer Program Expo
• Free presentations provide information, tips, and tools for K-8 parents/guardians
• Washington County Board of Commissioners host town hall
• New PGE outage map
• State Senator hosts virtual town hall
• Inside WashCo Radio
• ShakeAlert App coming in March
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market
• Project Lotus hosts college mental health webinars
• Beaverton Author Fair
• WashCo Forum
• Washington County DAVS offers support programs
• Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Advisory Committee
• Skyline Memorial Garden’s Easter Service
• BSD Community-Wide Conversations About Race
• State Rep. Dexter Virtual Coffee Conversations
• WCSO Kids Safety Academy
• Civics for Adults
• What Is Democracy and Why Does It Matter?
• Voting Rights, Voter Fraud, Voter • Suppression and Election 2020
• Viva Village Events March 2021
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Cedar Mill News Pandemic Resource Guide

• General Information
• Food Resources & Places to Donate
• Rental & Housing
•Jobs & Unemployment
• Health Care
• Mental Health
• Veterans’ Assistance
• Childcare
• Education
• Fitness & Exercise
• Shopping Help
• Internet & Computer Resources
• Social Connections
• Community
• Entertainment & Arts

Beaverton School District News February 2021

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• Instruction update
• Facilities Planning for future bond measure underway
• Bonny Slope Kindergarten “virtual roundup”

Sunset students tackle climate change

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Climate change has been a looming threat to us for many years. With the short amount of time we have left to make a change, we need to buy more time for permanent, systemic solutions. Though climate change is a difficult problem to solve, there are simple ways for us as a community to delay its destructive progress.

December 2020 BSD News

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• Middle Schools have new attendance boundaries
• Naming the new Middle School
• BSD offers child care subsidies
• Unaccompanied Students Need Your Help
• Long Range Facilities Planning

Community News December 2020

• Library News
• Second Edition Resale
• Toy Drive is different this year
• Inside WashCo Radio
• 2021 Oregon Legislature Session Joint Town Hall
• Five Oaks Museum seeks proposals for two Guest Curator opportunities
SAMBA Can/Bottle Drive
• Viva Village
• Writer’s Mill
• Big Horn Brass
• Drive-in Caroling at CMBC
• ACMA Fundraiser
• THPRD Holiday Giving Drive
• Oak Hills Elementary Book Fair
Washington County Public Affairs Forum
Report package theft to WCSO

Library News September 2020

No more appointments!
Conversation About Oregon’s Racist History
Second Edition Resale Sidewalk Sale
For Kids
For Teens
For Adults

BSD News September 2020

Middle School Boundary Adjustment Process
First Day of School
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Sunset BSU moves community to peaceful demonstration march

by Andrew Bitans, CMN contributor Today’s BSU Sunset march. Today’s march to honor the lives of African Americans that have been needlessly lost to police violence was well supported by our community. Quite a large turnout, probably around 2000 people. It started raining shortly before we left the high school and ultimately dumped buckets for

College this Fall? It’s not too late to apply for Portland Community College

As an academic and career advisor, I have been working with students that are preparing for college this fall. With the anticipation that many colleges and universities will be providing online-only classes for the fall 2020 term and perhaps into winter/spring 2021, some of my students are now seeking alternatives to paying higher tuition.