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Hey NCSD families…want the scoop on all our 30+ schools?  How about stories about sensational students…or terrific tales about teachers…anecdotes about admirable assistants…or positive pictures of principals?  You’re not going to want to miss a week of NCSD NEWS, our fast-paced social media news show bringing you the latest and greatest stories from all around the district! 

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Kindy Students Standing Next To Kindy Kindness Sign

When Jake Lee asked his kindergarten students at Scouters Mountain Elementary about ways they could spread kindness throughout local neighborhoods, all 24 of his enthusiastic five- and six-year-olds immediately signed up. And by “signing up,” that meant putting motivational signs up at landmarks all over the Scouters Mountain and Happy Valley area, including walking trails, parks, and even the local library. See how the kindness is spreading beyond the classroom and throughout the community.

Sheep Red Barn Baby Day

Where else can you come face-to-face with a 3-day-old sheep, pet the soft fur of a llama, and meet a duck with a comb over? President's Day was also Red Bard Baby Day at the Sabin-Schellenberg Center's Land Lab! We tag along with the hundreds of community members who came to visit the amazing animals at this annual favorite event, while learning from NCSD Agriculture students helping raise the furry and feathered friends as part of their Land Lab coursework!

Read More about NCSD News • Episode 12 • UDDERLY IN LOVE WITH RED BARN BABY DAY
NCSD News Volume 11

With each NCSD school serving hundreds of hot lunches every day, sometimes an entrée can make a student’s mouth water before the first bite, while the same featured food can make another student’s nose crinkle. But as some Scouters Mountain third graders recently found out, our kindhearted Nutrition Department staff members will do anything to make sure students love their lunch choices…especially when their office receives fan mail!

Read More about NCSD News • Episode 11 • SERVING SMILES ON THE LUNCH MENU
Student in TV control room.

Lights, Camera, Action! Students in the Broadcasting and Journalism program recently hosted the National Teach Ag Day webcast from their studio at the Sabin-Schellenberg Technical Center. Hear from the student Executive Producer about her experience putting on a live show, and the importance of this event for both the Broadcast/Journalism program and the Agriculture program.

Read More about NCSD News • Students Gain Career Experience Hosting National Teach Ag Day Webcast
HVE Principal Duct Taped To Wall

Sometimes, elementary students can drive a principal up a wall—literally.  That was the case earlier this week when Happy Valley Elementary students arrived at school to find their principal Heather Hull duct taped to a wall just outside the office.  Hull found herself in this sticky situation after HVE students met their October Jog-A-Thon fundraising goal, which also resulted in her taking a pie to the face at the last schoolwide assembly.

Would the good-sport principal recommend similar consequences for her colleagues?  “Of course!” she exclaimed.  “There’s nothing better than getting taped to a wall at 6:45 in the morning!”

Happy Valley students wholeheartedly agree.  “I thought it was pretty funny,” said third grader Tyson Mitchell.  “I think she should do it again!”

See more of Principal Hull “caught on tape”.

Read More about NCSD News • HV Elementary Principal In Sticky Situation!
Alder Creek Student Receives Heroism Award

Why were students cheering when a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Deputy suddenly interrupted their classroom to issue one of their classmates a citation?  That’s because the “citation” was actually a Kindness 911 Award, presented to a surprised Nefi DeMoura in the middle of his Alder Creek Middle School class.  The 11-year-old was honored for heroically pulling his younger brother away from an oncoming car during a hit-and-run incident near their bus stop earlier this month. 

“His ability to think ahead and see what was coming literally saved his brother’s life and the people around him,” said Deputy David McCarthy.

“It was really great,” DeMoura said of the surprise visit.  “My friends were already very happy that I saved my brother and they were just excited when they saw the news and they said, ‘Nefi you were on the news!’”

See the full video of the surprise presentation.

All of us in NCSD are so proud of Nefi and his heroic quick thinking! 

Read More about NCSD News • Alder Creek Student Receives Sheriff Award For Heroism
NCSD News Volume 10

NCSD recently hosted an open house at the Wichita Center For Family & Community to celebrate more than a decade of heartfelt support from many community partnerships housed in this one-of-a-kind resource center. This week, we tour this community hub offering supports ranging from a clothes closet and food pantry to housing assistance, dental care, and a preschool program.