The Chehalem Valley Middle School (CVMS) school opened in 1995 staffed by teachers from the old Springbrook Middle School (now called Mountain View Middle School). It serves approximately 600 students in grades 6-8. The garden grew out of an exchange program with Wadayama Middle School, Wadayama, Hyogo, Japan. Wadayama donated the garden to CVMS in honor of Paul Scmelling, a shop teacher at Springbrook who took a leave of absence to teach in Wadayama, but passed away from lung cancer shortly after returning to Newberg.
And the pine trees on Tortoise Hill
Reflected in the clear waters
Of the palace pond