Community Members Needed for Senior Interviews, October 4th

Hello precious friends of New Urban High School!

I’m writing in the hopes that you have an hour or so to spare to support our senior class.

They have been working on developing job-acquisition skills. The culmination of this learning will be mock interviews. We are looking for volunteers to conduct these interviews and to evaluate the interviewees using a simple scoring guide.

Community members are an invaluable part of this experience because they add authenticity to the experience. We would love to have you be a part of it. If you’re not able to, please feel free to pass the opportunity along to a friend or colleague.

The interviews are being held Wednesday, October 4th from 9:30-10:30 AM.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact
Anna Scarpino.

Senior Presentation Volunteers Needed

New Urban High School’s Senior Internship program is looking for community members who would like to share their skills, experience and expertise with our seniors by assessing final presentations.

The senior internship program helps students explore how they will fit into the professional world. The internship program, like the real world of employment, combines several projects which require a wide range of skills.

As a culminating event of the year-long project, seniors prepare a presentation of learning which will showcase their growth and knowledge. A scoring guide will be available for all panel members, but generally, student work is assessed in three ways: by the quality of the presenting, by the quality of the presentation and by the quality of the learning throughout the year.

Presentations are Wednesday May 31st-Friday June 2nd. Specific times are listed below.

Wednesday May 31st:
9-10:30 and 12-1

Thursday, June 1st and Friday June 2nd:
9-11 then 12:30-4

Presentations are scheduled in 30 minute time slots with a 15-25 minute student presentation followed by a 10ish minute Q and A. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Anna Scarpino at

Matthew Utterback Named National Superintendent of the Year!

New Orleans – March 2, 2017 – Matthew Utterback, Superintendent of North Clackamas School District in Milwaukie, Ore., has been named the 2017 AASA National Superintendent of the Year. Today’s announcement came at the National Conference on Education, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

“It’s an incredible honor to represent our school district in the state of Oregon at the national level,” said Utterback as a 2017 AASA National Superintendent of the Year finalist. “The National Superintendent of the Year has an opportunity to share stories, to share learning (and) to share the good work that is happening in public schools across our country.”

Utterback has nearly 30 distinguished years in public education, the past four years as superintendent of the North Clackamas School District. A suburban school district serving more than 17,000 students on 32 school campuses, North Clackamas Schools is continually recognized as an innovative leader in the state of Oregon and an example of what is right with public education.

The AASA National Superintendent of the Year program is open to all U.S. superintendents who plan to continue in the profession. The program also honors international school superintendents. The applicants were measured against the following criteria:
Leadership for learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in the school system.

Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication.
Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team.

Community involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional, national and international issues.

​Congratulations Matt !