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School news in brief

Project Endeavor expo May 30

What happens when you combine an eight foot used patio umbrella, some mylar and hot dogs? You get a student-made solar hot dog cooker of course.

Community members are invited to see this and other student inventions during the Project Endeavor Research and Development Lab Expo on May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. at The Dalles Wahtonka High School.

“I dare you to see how powerful education is when mentors, students, staff and the right messy ingredients are put together,” Brian Goodwin said in an email about the expo.

He also referenced the opportunity to see an eco-friendly dog house with self-filling water dish, and the opportunity to talk to a student making his own biodiesel and converting a car to run on electricity.

Stop by, RSVP to Goodwin at 541-288-6141 or like Endeavor R&D on Facebook.

Parents’ Night Out set June 11

Nationally recognized parenting and attachment expert Ann Corwin, Ph.D. is coming to The Dalles to provide a series of trainings on teaching youth emotional intelligence and addressing the feelings behind inappropriate behavior.

A Parents’ Night Out open to the public will be June 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Dalles Wahtonka High School auditorium and promises to “solve the mystery of your child’s baffling behaviors.” Other workshops over June 10 and 11 will be specifically targeted to educators, service providers and childcare providers.

For additional information contact Debby Jones of YOUTHTHINK at 541-506-2673.

Mosier schools get cleanup grant

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality office in Pendleton is providing more than $90,000 in funding to remove the tanks and clean up the gas station site Mosier Community Schools plan to build on to add space and accommodate growing enrollment.

The cleanup is happening through DEQ’s Brownfields Program and is managed by Katie Robertson out of the Pendleton office. The work began on May 13, 2013, with prep for excavation and tank removal.

Executive Director Carole Schmidt said in a press release, “We are grateful to DEQ for providing the funds to make sure that our site is ready for construction and that the gas tanks and other gas station equipment is removed safely and completely so our property is ready to build a new school.”

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