New tests test east Portland districts

by on Dec 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Last year, Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, the new curriculum introduced to public schools in 43 states, attempt to standardize education requirements in line with worldwide workforce demands. More rigorous in many ways because it requires students to explain what they know and how they know it, the new standards sparked concern from parents across the country worried about how the shift would affect their child’s GPA. The 2013-14...
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Football success energizes Parkrose

by on Nov 30, 2014 | 0 comments

In November, Parkrose wrapped up its best football season in decades, losing a first-round playoff game to Springfield. Not only did the senior-laden team have a winning record overall–6-4, 6-3 Northwest Oregon Conference–but it also made it to the playoffs for the first time in four years as its conference’s number-four seed. The Springfield Millers upended quarterback Jonathan Boland and the Parkrose Broncos 25-14 in a first...
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2035 Comprehensive Plan Draft Hearing Tonight

by on Oct 2, 2014 | 0 comments

The public is invited to share what they think of development in their neighborhoods and their comments about the 2035 Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft in person with planners at four upcoming public hearings hosted by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Commission. The second hearing is Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Parkrose High School Community Center, 12003 N.E. Shaver St. According to bureau planners, Portland’s new...
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Can Man Continues 20 years of Collecting Cans, Cash for Kids

by on Sep 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Parkrose resident Dave Luce is widely known as Can Man. The other day he called because he wants people to know he never stopped collecting cans for cash and giving it to Parkrose High School student groups. Seems a story we did about his charitable activities a few years ago (“Can Man Cashes it in” March 2012 MCM) led people to believe he ceased all his volunteer work for health reasons; he hasn’t. “When it [the...
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Can’t Touch This

by on Sep 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Sandy Pioneers defenders didn’t touch Parkrose quarterback Jonathan Boland much during their game last month. He       scores his second of three two-point conversions here as the No. 4 Broncos stomp the No. 10 Pioneers 46-22. Boland ran for two touchdowns, three two-point conversions, and was 15 of 24 for 403 passing yards, even punting once for more than 40 yards. A perfect 4-0 so far, no opponents have been able to the stop multifaceted...
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August 2014 Mid-county Memo

by on Aug 9, 2014 | 0 comments

The August issue of the Mid-county Memo posted online this week. This month’s feature stories are: The Halsey-Weidler corridor Working Group got a pleasant surprise when Portland Development Commission representatives told them money for improvements tripled; obituaries on Dr. Leo J. Freiermuth and Joel Caldera; an east Portland pools free-swim guide; after more than five decades, Parkrose tire king Bob Brown retires, and finally this...
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Three cheers for pop cans and bottle returns

by on Aug 2, 2014 | 0 comments

The Parkrose Bronco cheer squad is ready to rah, rah, rah your donation of returnable cans and bottles Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to p.m. at Parkrose High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St. Parkrose Bronco Boosters use funds raised from these collections to support student programs and activities throughout the school year. All you have to do to show your Bronco spirit, is bag up your empties, toss them in the trunk and make the short trip down to...
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Parkrose Boosters collect returnables

by on Jul 3, 2014 | 0 comments

When Independence Day celebrations are over, bag up the empties and rattle on down to Parkrose High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., Saturday, July 12 to donate all your refundable bottles and cans to the Parkrose Boosters. Parkrose Elite dance team members will be on hand from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to accept your donations. They share in proceeds from the day’s...
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June 2014 Mid-county Memo

by on Jun 3, 2014 | 0 comments

The June issue of the Mid-county Memo posted online last week. This month’s feature stories are: Architects present designs for the Gateway business corridor–Halsey and Weidler streets from 102 to 112th avenues; Gateway’s homeless population is growing, and  a report on the annual Women in Trades Career Fair. In addition to this month’s feature stories, the June Departments–Calendar, Memo Pad, Business Memos, Meals...
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