EDUCATION EXTRA.Byline: The Register-Guard
Principal to be honored for quick action
Charlie Smith, principal at Eugene's McCornack Elementary School elementary school: see school. , will be honored in a ceremony May 18 with a Eugene Police Department Citizen Service Award for helping two University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. Department of Public Safety officers subdue sub·due
tr.v. sub·dued, sub·du·ing, sub·dues
1. To conquer and subjugate; vanquish. See Synonyms at defeat.
2. To quiet or bring under control by physical force or persuasion; make tractable.
3. a suspect who had assaulted them.
The incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. March 18, soon after Smith was finishing a 15-mile run on the Willamette River Willamette River
River, northwestern Oregon, U.S. It flows north for 300 mi (485 km) into the Columbia River near Portland. Oregon's most populous cities are in its valley. The Fremont Bridge, a steel arch with a main span of 1,225 ft (373 m), crosses the river at Portland. path. He spotted a commotion in the millrace mill·race
1. The fast-moving stream of water that drives a mill wheel.
2. The channel for the water that drives a mill wheel. Also called millrun. and realized a man was fighting with two officers and attempting to drown drown
v. drowned, drown·ing, drowns
1. To kill by submerging and suffocating in water or another liquid.
2. To drench thoroughly or cover with or as if with a liquid.
"It was one of those things where there was no choice," said Smith, an avid runner who was training for the Boston Marathon Boston marathon
famous 26-mile race held annually for long-distance runners. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
See : Endurance at the time. "These people needed help - instantly."
Smith jumped into the water and tried to subdue the suspect, but it took help from a fourth passerby, who will also receive an award, to finally get him handcuffed. Smith suffered cuts on his legs from the struggle in waist-deep water.
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1. (language, text) DPS - Display PostScript.
2. (language) DPS - A real-time language with direct expression of timing requests.
["Language Constructs for Distributed Real-Time PRogramming", I. officers before Eugene Police officers could arrive helped prevent further injury to the officers or the suspect," Police Chief Robert Lehner wrote in a letter to Smith.
The suspect, 52-year-old Terry Neil Blankenship of Eugene, was later charged with two counts of attempted murder In the criminal law, attempted murder is committed when the defendant does an act that is more than merely preparatory to the commission of the crime of murder and, at the time of these acts, the person has a specific intention to kill. .
Direct Instruction author earns award
Eugene textbook author Siegfried "Zig" Engelmann, developer of the acclaimed Direct Instruction method, has earned an Academic Recognition Award for Lifetime Achievement in Education from SRA/McGraw-Hill, a leader in elementary educational publishing.
Engelmann will be recognized at Chicago's Field Museum on Tuesday during a ceremony that coincides with the International Reading Association annual conference.
Engelmann has dedicated the past 40 years to advancing the theory and practice of instruction. A philosophy major who worked briefly in advertising, Engelmann shifted his focus to education in the 1960s, conducting empirical research Noun 1. empirical research - an empirical search for knowledge
inquiry, research, enquiry - a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received" and field testing of instructional techniques. By working with his own children, Engelmann developed the Direct Instruction method, which he refined and tested through field work with thousands of children.
His accomplishments include 18 books and an array of curricula including 20 reading programs, eight spelling programs, 18 mathematics programs, and 13 language/writing programs.
In 1999, Direct Instruction was found to be one of two programs out of 22 that showed evidence of positive effects on student achievement in a study by the American Institutes for Research's Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
ARC of Oregon names teacher of the year
Joanne Wirtala, a first-grade teacher at Eugene's Spring Creek A spring creek is a stream that flows from a spring. Spring Creek may refer to any of the following specific places:
Wirtala, who is retiring this spring after 30 years in the district, is known for going out of her way to include children with disabilities in her class, Principal Jane Carter said. Spring Creek has a self-contained Lifeskills program serving children with severe cognitive and physical disabilities. Wirtala has team-taught with Lifeskills teacher Anne Glenn for the eight years the school has housed the program. Together, they find creative and meaningful ways to provide first-grade experiences for the children in Lifeskills, Carter said. Glenn nominated Wirtala for the ARC award.
Sheldon High senior receives scholarship
Cody Witham, a senior at Eugene's Sheldon High School Sheldon High School may refer to:
Witham, who is interested in pursuing a career in engineering, is one of four Oregon students and approximately 1,000 students nationwide to earn a corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship. He was selected from a pool of finalists who are typically children of the company's employees, residents of communities served by the company or planning to pursue related careers. Most scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study, and range from $500 to $10,000 per year.
More than 1.3 million juniors entered the 2006 Merit Scholarship competition when they took the 2004 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of entrants. About 16,000 were named semifinalists.
Shasta earns prize for student council
Shasta Middle School, in the Bethel School District Bethel School District may refer to:
The school will be honored at the annual spring conference this week in Eugene.
Churchill High youth volunteer honored
Bradley Goldsberry, a senior at Eugene's Churchill High School, was honored in a ceremony last week as one of Oregon's top two youth volunteers for 2006 in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. He received an engraved en·grave
tr.v. en·graved, en·grav·ing, en·graves
1. To carve, cut, or etch into a material: engraved the champion's name on the trophy.
2. silver medallion, and will also get $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip this week to Washington, D.C., where he will join other top honorees from around the country for several days of recognition events.
Goldsberry was honored for planning two golf tournaments that raised more than $6,000 for students who could not afford to participate in extracurricular sports and other activities.