David Douglas Rocket Team Qualifies for National Competition

Congratulations to Team SCOT, the 23-member student team scored in the top amidst 800 teams nationally, earning the David Douglas students an invitation to Washington D.C in May. Club mentors Sandra Mueller (physics teacher), Sebastian Petreus (engineering teacher) and Tanya Kindrachuk (4-H program assistant) have been meeting weekly after school and various Saturdays designing, building and launching rockets to meet this year’s Team America Rocketry Challenge guidelines. 

Their next challenge is to raise $5,000 to cover airfare, lodging and ground transportation in just a few weeks. Donations are greatly appreciated to help the students ‘rock-et’ into D.C. 

Donations must be in check form. 'Go Fund Me' is no longer accepted. Mail or drop off a check donation to David Douglas High School ( 1001 SE 135th Ave, Portland, OR 97233 ) with a memo of “Rocket Team.” Many thanks!

See video of the rocket launches and hear from the team captions.
OSU Staff Members Serve at Events

OSU Extension educators were invited to share their expertise at two April events. They participated in the Emergency Preparedness Fair at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Beaverton. Other emergency readiness organizations also brought their practical knowledge to assist the public in making their own emergency preparedness kits.

Pick up more tips here, including how long  food  and  water  can be stored, and more Washington and Multnomah County emergency information.

Thanks Swindells Resource Center for the invitation to your well attended health resource evening! The Center serves families of children in Oregon with special needs. The event, sponsored by Providence Health System, the evening featured guest speaker pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Matthew Riley, who presented on a “Healthy Gut.” OSU staff pitched in with easy and healthy meal ideas from foodhero.org . Take a look!
Come join us to serve your community!

YOU are invited to join OSU staff and friends at the OSU Annual Day of Service on Saturday, May 19 at either of two locations of the Oregon Food Bank at
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 6 and up are welcomed. Find all of the details on the two registration sites. Hope to see you there!
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This salad features kale, a nutritious spring green, along with the sweetness of fruit and the crunch of sunflower seeds.
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center offers a wide variety of free community classes , including Zumba and diabetes management.
Join the OSU College of Business for virtual information sessions about MBA, MS and graduate certificates offered in Portland and online.
Congratulations volunteer winners!! Lisa Gillespie is pictured above with her raffle basket! We had a wonderful time treating our many deserving and fantastic volunteers for a week in April. If you missed this year you’ll have another chance next April! Winners for the other two baskets were:
Yvonne Brayko and Shirley Wolcott.
Keep frustrating felines out of your garden this year.
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