What kind of superintendent do you want?
Lake Oswego school officials have begun the search for a permanent superintendent. As part of that effort, they have posted an online survey through Oct. 10 that asks district employees, families and other community members what traits they'd like to see in the district's next leader.
The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Korean. Here are the links:
In addition, representatives from the search firm Ray and Associates will be in Lake Oswego from Oct. 4-6 to conduct a series of meetings with parents, employees, students and the community. Sessions will last 30-45 minutes and will be held at the Lake Oswego School District Administration Building (2455 Country Club Road). Here's the schedule:
-- Thursday, Oct. 4: 9-9:45 a.m.
-- Friday, Oct. 5: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
-- Friday, Oct. 5: 4-5 p.m.
-- Saturday, Oct. 6: 9-10 a.m.
-- Saturday, Oct. 6: 10-11 a.m.
Rotary will honor 'Service Above Self'
Nominations are now being accepted for the Lake Oswego Rotary Club's third-annual "Service Above Self: Educational Excellence (SASEE)" awards, which honor the community's education heroes with cash prizes and scholarships.
Awards will be given in four categories: Citizens/Volunteers, who each will receive a $2,500 scholarship established in their name to support the college education of a current high school student; Teachers and Administrators, who each will receive $1,000 to apply toward their school or service activities; Support Staff, who each will receive $1,000 to apply toward their school or service activities; and Students, who each will receive $500 to apply toward their school or service activities.
Nominees, who can be associated with any public or private school in Lake Oswego, should serve as an inspiration to others and exemplify a stalwart commitment to education through projects, activities or other work that underscores a longstanding devotion to "service above self."
Nominations must be in the hands of the Rotary Club by Jan. 10, 2019; finalists will be honored during a tribute dinner at Tualatin Country Club on Feb. 27.
For more information or to nominate someone, visit www.rotarysasee.org.
On the Calendar
Balancing Screen Time (Oct. 17): Keynote Speakers Collin Kartchner and Katey McPherson will headline a free event hosted by area parent groups to discuss the importance of balancing screen time and device use while protecting and cultivating self-worth in today's students. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Rolling Hills Church (3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin). For more information, go to www.savethekids.us.
— The Review