EDUCATION EXTRA.Byline: The Register-Guard
Teacher at Howard earns excellence award
Carol Greig Pitetti, a kindergarten teacher at Howard Elementary School in Eugene, has been named this year's winner of the Kay Bitter Vision Award for Excellence in Technology-Based PK-2 Education. The award is given by the International Society for Technology in Education to recognize preschool through grade two educators who demonstrate vision and creativity in a project or program that effectively integrates technology in the classroom.
She developed and implemented "Reading Buddies," a program for low-achieving K-1 students and their parents.
She was nominated by Kimberly Ketterer, the Eugene district's technology and learning specialist. Pitetti will be honored at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC NECC National Educational Computing Conference
NECC Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (Norfolk, VA)
NECC Net-Enabled Command Capability
NECC Northeast Mississippi Community College
NECC North Equatorial Counter Current ), to be held in Atlanta June 24 through June 27. She will receive an award and $500.
Springfield students win spelling contest
Top winners in the annual Springfield School District Spelling Contest were Ganesh Chelluboyina, a third-grader at Guy Lee Elementary; Cameron Morgan, a seventh-grader at Thurston Middle School; and Nicholas Hovet, a junior at Springfield High School Springfield High School may refer to:
Unlike a spelling bee, in which contestants spell the words orally, this contest requires students to write the words.
Marist senior wins
Caitlin Bartlett, a senior at Marist High School, has been honored as one of five graduating high school seniors in the country to win a $5,000 college scholarship from SuperSibs!, a national nonprofit organization that supports, honors and recognizes brothers and sisters of children with cancer. SuperSibs! helps children redefine the "cancer sibling" experience by providing needed support services and helping to draw out the greater and important lessons that may benefit these children later in their own lives.
Bartlett, who lost a sister, Zoe, to cancer in 2002, was recognized for her ability to take a devastating dev·as·tate
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. life experience and turn it into a positive, strength-building experience for herself, as well as to create good in the lives of others. She plans to attend the 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. to study nursing, with plans to become a pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
Of or relating to pediatrics. oncology nurse.
Springfield student wins five percussionist medals
Matt Keown, a sophomore percussionist at Springfield High School, won four first-place medals and one second-place medal at the recent state solo competition, tying a record set in 1995. Keown won the gold medal on rudimental ru·di·ment
1. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning. Often used in the plural.
2. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form. snare, orchestral snare, timpani timpani: see kettledrum.
Large bowl-shaped drums with pedal mechanisms for altering their pitch by changing the membrane's tension. The timpani are the principal orchestral percussion instruments. and multiple percussion, and took silver on mallets.
Besides being a member of the school's drumline and symphonic bands, Keown is also a member of the Eugene Youth Symphony, the Oregon Crusaders (a northwest competitive drum core) and the Percussive per·cus·sive
Of, relating to, or characterized by percussion.
per·cussive·ly adv. Arts Society International Clinic, all the while maintaining a 3.55 GPA GPA
grade point average
Noun 1. GPA - a measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university; calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number attempted . He's taken private lessons from Chris Whyte for three years and from Alan Keown for six years.
South Eugene senior
earns Merit scholarship
Jaclyn Bovee, a senior at South Eugene High School South Eugene High School is a public high school located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It was founded as Eugene High School around 1900, and was located at Willamette Street and West 11th Avenue in a brick building that later served as Eugene's city hall. , was among the recipients of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships, awarded to some 2,500 students across the country. The winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors.
More than 1.4 million juniors became eligible for the program by taking the Preliminary SAT qualifying test. The 16,000 semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of high school seniors.
2 Cottage Grove seniors named students of month
Bohemia Sunrisers Kiwanis has honored Cottage Grove High School Cottage Grove High School is a public high school located in Cottage Grove, Oregon. It has a newer school building, opened in 2003 to replace the old high school building that was built in 1939 and held its first classes in 1940. seniors Krista Gifford and Zac Taie as Students of the Month for April. Taie, who has a 3.5 GPA, is a three-sport athlete and member of National Honor Society The National Honor Society (NHS), established in 1921, is a recognition program for American high school students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. . He was named all-league in football and qualified for state as a junior in wrestling. He is involved in leadership and will attend Oregon State University Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon's land-grant agricultural college and was taken over completely by the state in 1885. in the fall to major in computer engineering. Gifford, a member of National Honor Society, is a four-year letter winner in water polo and swimming and was captain of her team this year. She is the school's nominee to the Wendy's Heisman program, and is also active in her church and serves as an Outdoor School counselor. She'll attend Brigham Young University-Idaho in the fall to major in design.
Former English teacher
Chris Luehring, a retired English teacher from Pleasant Hill High School, received the Achievement Award for Service to Alpha Rho State Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma International. Delta Kappa Gamma is an educational, honorary professional organization for outstanding women educators. Luehring, an active member of the chapter since 1978, was recognized for her constructive energy, society knowledge and sincere dedication.