Portland Adventist Elementary Celebrates New Bus

Wednesday morning during the first week of school Portland Adventist Elementary School students gathered outside to celebrate the arrival of a newer school bus for student field trips. It was a beautiful morning as students lined the sidewalk outside chanting, "Move that bus! Move that bus!" Sure enough, the bus slowly crawled around the corner from the storage shed to meet the chanting and excited students.

What an exciting day of satisfaction for everyone. You see, all last school year, under the direction of Nina Kight and Sandra Blank, Home and School leaders, students and staff worked together with the community to raise the money to purchase a replacement bus for the aging one which had been used for the past 10 years.

Ron Sulzle and Kevin Mingis, custodial and maintenance staff, flew back to Illinois to pick up the bus and bring it home for the students.

The school takes around 100 trips per year with students, and now they are assured of greater safety and reliability. Thank you to all who made this dream possible for our students.

November 01, 2008 / Oregon Conference