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LOJ/LOHS master plan meeting, elementary task force presentation, LO students honored

Attend LOJH/LOHS master plan community forum

On Tuesday, May 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. the Lake Oswego School District will hold a community information session open to parents, students and community members. Everyone is invited to learn about the master plan for bond construction on Lake Oswego Junior and Lake Oswego High Schools.

Elementary Task Force presentation rescheduled

The Elementary Task Force presentation, which was originally scheduled for the May 20 school board meeting, will now be presented at the June 3 board meeting. This was at the request of board chair Bob Barman, who cited pre-election activities and the Portland Trail Blazers playoff game as possibly limiting listening opportunities. "It is important that the parent community have the opportunity to hear the results of the task force," reads the LOSD Current newsletter. "While the board meeting will still take place on May 20, several items have been moved to June 3 to give adequate time for discussion."

Retirement party being held for Christie Ford

Christie Ford has been a teacher in Lake Oswego since 1979, and her tenure will come to an end this year. If you would like to celebrate Christie, feel free to attend her retirement party Wednesday, May 29 from 3:305 p.m. at Hallinan Elementary School (16800 Hawthorne Drive).

LOHS's Anushka Nair named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Being named a U.S. Presidential Scholar is regarded as one of the highest honors a high school student can receive. Only two students per state, along with some additional students in certain categories, receive the award.

Lake Oswego High School was fortunate to have eight of the state's 69 candidates named for the honor, two of the state's six semifinalists and one of the state's two U.S. Presidential Scholars.

Congratulations to Anushka Nair for being named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Nair is co-chair of the district's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, and was named the LO Review's 2019 Amazing Kid.

Lake Oswego Student named University of San Diego valedictorian

Kristina Kimsey of Lake Oswego is the 2019 valedictorian for the University of San Diego College of Arts and Sciences. Kimsey, who will graduate May 26, earned a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies with a Literature Concentration and a minor in French. Her grade point average was 4.00.

In the fall of 2019, she will pursue a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction in the USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences as well as multiple subjects and special education teaching credentials. She plans to earn her graduate degree in 2020 and hopes to teach in San Diego before teaching in other areas on the West Coast.

At USD, Kimsey was awarded a number of scholarships including a USD Merit Scholarship, the Auerbach Family Endowment for Undergraduate Education Scholarship, and the Fitzpatrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

She has worked as a Youth Engagement Initiative Mentor for elementary students in the USD Linda Vista neighborhood since the fall of 2015 through USD's Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action.

Kimsey also was selected for USD's Mortar Board chapter that recognizes students for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service, and served as the chapter's co-historian. She also helped create and administer USD's Living Learning Communities that provide students with the opportunity to share their talents and interests with like-minded students through special programming in their residence halls.

Kimsey graduated from Lakeridge High School in 2015 and is the first person on her father's side of the family to graduate from a four-year university.

LOchella to take place June 1

Due to the rain last weekend, LOchella will now take place June 1 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. at Foothills Park.

LOchella is an annual music festival organized by Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High School students. Students will showcase their musical and creative talent through performances and art on display.

The lineup is appropriate for all ages, and will feature a variety of musical styles. "It's a great kickoff to the summer," said Lakeridge senior Lindsey McDowell. "The first hint of summer is here, and there's really no better way to kick off summer than outdoor music.

— The Review


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