News “bites”

Staff Accomplishments

Mrs. Blessley
I have a bit of news… One of my ceramics pieces will be in a show in the gallery at the Art Institute of Portland next month. The show is an invitational for secondary Art Educators, and is titled, “What Those Who Teach Can Do.” It’ll be up from April 5-28, and the Artists’ Reception is April 19th in the evening. My piece is a hand thrown plate, with sgraffito carving. Its title is “Kielo,” which means Lily of the Valley in Finnish.

Darcy Haberl, AP Government and Politics, AP Economics and English teacher at Heritage
Darcy was selected to participate in the “Gilder Lehrman Summer Seminar -The Role of the Supreme Court in American History at Stanford University, from July 22 to 28. Selection for this seminar was very competitive. This will deepen her knowledge of American history and offer new ideas to bring back to our students. Twenty-eight teachers were chosen to attend the institute. Those participating will also receive teacher materials that will be an integral part of her seminar experience.

Darlyn Wendlandt, Digital Arts 3D Animation Teacher at Heritage nominated our student Sarah Lyons for the “Women in Technology Competition” in November. Sara Lyons, a Heritage student, was selected from all of the applicants in Oregon and SW Washington by a regional panel of 21 NCWIT judges as the winner of one of the 27 NCWIT Regional Aspiration Awards for 2011-2012. Sara, her teacher Darlyn Wendlandt and our School will be recognized at the awards ceremony.

Gwen Thompson, Chemistry teacher at Heritage received a $7000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington. Eight grants were awarded to support the efforts of outstanding high school science teachers in the Pacific Northwest through the Partners in Science Supplemental Award Program. The primary goal of the program is to provide high school science teachers with opportunities to work at the cutting edge of science, and help develop new inquire-based teaching strategies to encourage more students to pursue careers in science. Gwen’s work will focus on Immunohistochemistry Investigations.

Adam Strong had a short story published in the Rusty Nail Magazine.

Bob Berrigan had a photograph published. Berrigan published a teaching supplement book for Accounting teachers.

Nancy Keller and Linda Lebard both earned National Boards

Bob Berrigan published an Accounting resource book for teachers. Another might be getting added to the Washington FBLA Board of Directors.

Carli Pilcher- Selected for the 1st team cheer squad at University of Hawaii. She is only the second female Heritage student to make a D1 cheer team. Kirsten Swedblom was the first, cheering at the University of Idaho. The University of Hawaii’s cheer team is among the top in the nation.

Heritage High School teacher Darcy Haberl has been
selected to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Summer
Seminar – The Role of the Supreme Court in American
History at Stanford University this July.