Bartholomew’s Adventures in Seattle

The day was crisp and cool with just enough sun to make the temperature pleasant. Our dear friend Bartholomew was flying high above the city of Seattle, Washington, letting the breeze guide his blue wings along. “Ahh, what a glorious day” he thought, as he caught a glimpse of the Space Needle in the heart... Continue Reading →

Sunshine Park Orventure

This year's back to school ORventure, for Douglas County, took place at Sunshine Park in Roseburg Oregon. This is a newer park located at the east end of town. Our attending faculty were Miss Jackson and Miss Jaukkuri. Among the fun activities were cotton toss, cup stacking, gloved candy unwrapping, ping pong catch, noodle threading, and... Continue Reading →

Pakour vs. Gymnastics

By Samuel S. - Most of those reading will most likely not know fully about parkour. Maybe it’s been heard of a few times around, but it’s hard to define it. That’s mainly because it doesn’t have to have a hard definition, and that’s the beauty of it too. Parkour, down to its roots, is... Continue Reading →


Chinchillas are rodents that are native to South America, mainly in Chile. They once almost went extinct due to everyone wanting their thick and soft fur to make coats out of. Chinchilla fur is so dense, that it’s not supposed to get wet. Most pet owners will avoid getting their chinchilla wet because it will... Continue Reading →

ORVA Spotlight Mr. Mannon

Welcome back to the ORVA Spotlight, everyone! This entire column is brought to you by Tori and Stephany. This is our third ORVA Spotlight, on Mr. Mannon – one of the CTE teachers here at ORVA. J  Read below to get to know him!  1. What made you want to be a part of ORVA?   I work with... Continue Reading →

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