Sherman County eNews #55


  1. Sherman County Huskies: 1A Round 2 State Championship, Feb. 24

  2. The Mud Springs Gospel Band & Kent Baptist Church, Feb. 26

  3. Columbia Gorge Community College Job Fair, March 25

  4. Conversation is a Two-Way Street – Part 1 Parents and Teens

  5. Columbia Gorge Community College: Web-development, Wind Challenge & Job Fair

  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

 1. Sherman County Huskies: 1A Round 2 State Championship, Feb. 24


Sherman County Huskies vs North Clackamas Christian

Sherman County School

6:30 on Friday, February 24th.

Come and support our District Champion Huskies as they compete for the opportunity to continue to fight for the State Title in Baker.  Go Huskies, we are proud of you!

–Audrey Rooney, Registrar , Sherman High School, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR 97039

PH: 541-565-3500 ~ Fax: 541-565-3319

2. The Mud Springs Gospel Band & Kent Baptist Church, Feb. 26

church.family1The Mud Springs Gospel Band will be performing at Kent Baptist Church this Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend for the concert and cookies afterward!


3. Columbia Gorge Community College Job Fair, March 25

Date:  Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time:  10:00-2:00

Place:  Ft. Dalles Readiness and CGCC Workforce Center (Building #10 on the CGCC campus) 402 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles, Or 97058

Appropriate for job seekers age 16 and up.

Job seekers will be able to:

  • Meet face-to-face with employers
  • Get Details on career education programs
  • Learn about financial aid options
  • Se habla español

Funded through an Oregon Career Pathways grant. CGCC is partnering with The State of Oregon Employment Department to host this event.

4. Conversation is a Two-Way Street – Part 1 Parents and Teens

What should parents do if they want their teenagers to confide in them? Dr. Joyce Vedral, author of several books on the teenager-parent relationship, asked a large number of teens to answer this question, and here is what they said.

Generally, teenagers tend to feel comfortable talking with those parents with whom they can laugh and joke, parents whose understanding the teens know they can count on. When asked why they would choose one parent over another to confide in, they invariably say they choose the one who stays calm even when they, themselves, are emotional, and who never says things like, “That shouldn’t bother you.”

Here’s something else that’s critical. In our efforts to get our teenagers to talk to us, many of us neglect to talk to them – especially about how much we appreciate, love and admire them. Sometimes, we get so caught up in our efforts to keep our kids on the right track that we forget to tell them how great they are. That is a big mistake, but it’s one that can be fixed.

Nothing can be more encouraging and more conducive to building their self-esteem than you taking the time to express confidence that they have what it takes to make it in life.  They may not tell you on the spot how much your approval matters to them, but believe that it does.

And dump the guilt, if you haven’t done these things so far. That was then, this is now. There is no time like the present to start! Your kids will love you for it…even if they don’t come out and say so. ~ The Pacific Institute

5. Columbia Gorge Community College: Web-development, Wind Challenge & Job Fair

Spring is almost here and learning is already in full bloom at Columbia Gorge Community College, where March brings a newly-created certificate course in web development, 2017 Wind Challenge for middle and high school students, Job Fair and myriad other activities. Here’s the rundown:

Every business and organization needs a website, but where do you start?

Find the answers in spring term through an entry-level web development course leading to a business certificate. Students learn the fundamentals of building, launching and maintaining a website, covering such topics as HTML and XML, Javascript, graphics applications and other authoring tools. Web page standards and policies are introduced, along with elements of vector tools, user interfaces, search engines and emerging web technologies. (And if you don’t know what all that means, you will by the time you earn this certificate.)

This is an on-line course, delivered via the open-source learning platform called Moodle.

Registration for web development and other spring term classes begins March 6 for returning students and March 8 for new students. The first day of spring term is April 3.

The month of March brings many other activities to the college, as well.

Middle and high school students are invited to participate in the annual Wind Challenge, scheduled Saturday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles. This event is co-sponsored by the Gorge Technology Alliance, Columbia Gorge Community College and Google.

The public is encouraged to attend as middle and high school teams learn wind turbine technology and design, then apply their skills in an all-day competition to build, test and present their operating wind turbines to a panel of judges. A hands-on STEM Fair from noon to 3:30 p.m. is free to the public. Prizes honor the three high school teams and three middle school teams whose wind turbines achieve the fastest speed for transferring kinetic energy and generate the most electrical power.

As of mid-February, 47 teams had registered, representing high schools and middle schools from Irrigon to Corbett and Stevenson to Goldendale. Mentors are still needed. If you’d like to help, please visit the website,, or contact event coordinator Jessica Metta or volunteer coordinator Jacque Schei, (541) 296-2266.

Finally, mark your calendars for the Spring Job Fair on Saturday, March 25, in the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. This is organized by Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon Employment Department. Employers should register by March 11. To learn more, call Elaine Powrie, (541) 490-3462.

Columbia Gorge Community College “builds dreams and transforms lives” with credit and non-credit classes offered at campuses in Hood River and The Dalles, and on-line around the world. For details, visit

6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.crow.flyWWII Camp Rufus. The Oregon Encyclopedia – with new photographs

For you, your kids and grandkids, TED, Ideas worth sharing… The next steps in Nanotechnology

A Changing Climate for Water

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and AG Ellen Rosenblum Blaze The Oregon Trail Of Political Patronage

Oregon group hits EPA chief with first suit 

Boeing to produce high-tech airplane systems in Oregon

Being Black in China

The Digital Farm of the Very Near Future