NEWS BRIEFS: Port Angeles School District to host ‘Wired Differently’ speaker Saturday … and other items

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School District will present “Wired Differently: What Every Educator Should Know” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The lecture by Mike Paget will be at the Port Angeles High School Student Center, 304 E. Park Ave. A lunch break is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Admission is $25 for parents, $35 for community members and $50 for non-PASD employees.

Paget will speak about five keys to working with students with behavioral and emotional disorders.

The presentation will focus on recognizing common misunderstandings, restructuring traditional policies and practices, implementing the do’s and don’ts for supporting students, reducing stigmas and integrating approaches to reach students.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Brianne Barrett at 360-565-3740 or bbarrett@portangelesschools.org, or Tina Smith-O’Hara at 360-565-3703 or tsmithohara@portangelesschool.org.

Pipeline protests

Olympic Climate Action, in partnership with the Clallam Progressives and Racial Justice Collective, will host two protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Saturday.

The demonstrations, both from 11 a.m. to noon, will take place outside the U.S. Bank branches in Port Angeles, 134 E. Seventh St., and Sequim, 101 W. Washington St. Protests also have taken place for the past two weekends.

U.S. Bank is among a number of banks financing the pipeline, according to a news release.

Participants are asked to bring signs if possible and dress for the weather.

The news release states that “this protest is not against our local bank branches, staffed by our neighbors and doing everyday community banking, but rather with their corporate headquarters.”

For more information, contact Ed Chadd at 360-775-9234 about the Port Angeles demonstration or Carole Woods at 360-775-3877 about the Sequim protest.

More information is available at olyclimate.org.

Telephone town hall

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer will host a telephone town hall Wednesday.

Beginning at 6:05 p.m., residents of the state’s 6th District will have the opportunity to ask Kilmer questions or leave a message with comments.

“I work for the people I represent, and it’s important to me that I get opportunities to hear directly from you,” Kilmer said. “If you didn’t get to join us at one of my recent town halls, I hope you will be able to participate in this call to share your ideas and concerns.”

Those interested in participating are advised to sign up in advance by 3 p.m. Tuesday and after registering will receive a phone call with an invitation to the town hall.

The 6th Congressional District includes the North Olympic Peninsula.

To register, email kilmer.teletownhall@mail.house.gov.

Sunday speaker

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. worship service guest speaker will be the Rev. Donna Little.

Her lesson is titled “Affirmative Prayer: How it Works.”

According to a news release: “Many of us think that prayer is asking God for something.

“Then, if our expectations are not exactly fulfilled, we doubt, we question, we assume we are not worthy or that we are doing it wrong”

Little is a resident of Sequim and is a licensed and ordained Unity minister.

She brings more than a decade of experience as a Unity minister, as well as experience in business, education, homemaking, parenting and friendship.

A time for silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Child care is available during the service.

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