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11/7 School Notes / Academic Honors

*Woods chosen for school board post*WOU art department plans open house*Linfield rep. to visit local schools*Literacy event scheduled at HHES*MVCA auction fundraiser is Friday*Ash Creek apparel is now

Woods chosen for school board post

DALLAS -- The Dallas School District Board had plenty of interest, but only one applicant for the position left vacant when former board member Sandy Teal resigned last month.

The board interviewed the applicant, Jonathan Woods, at a special meeting Monday night.

Woods has been an active member of the district's Citizens Advisory Committee, which reviewed and recommended projects for the voter-approved maintenance bond.

The board appointed him to the position Monday. He will serve the remainder of Teal's term that expires in June 2013.

"The board believed he was a serious applicant and is committed to students, the school district and the community," said Dallas Superintendent Christy Perry.

Woods works at Craven-Woods Insurance in Dallas.

WOU art department plans open house

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University's art department will host an open house on campus at various locations from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (today).

Community members will have a chance to meet exhibiting artists and faculty, view student work and learn about the university's new visual communications program.

A reception starting at 4:30 p.m. will take place at Campbell Hall, followed by a presentation by FaceOut Studio.

Student-produced videos will be screened in Room 103 of the Instructional Technology Center at 6 p.m.

For more information: 503-838-8607 or boothp@wou.edu.

Linfield rep. to visit local schools

POLK COUNTY -- Dayson Tiogangco, assistant director of admission for Linfield College in McMinnville, will visit two Polk County high schools Thursday.

He will be at Central High School in Independence at 8 a.m., then will be at Dallas High School at 9 a.m.

Tiogangco will meet with students and parents to discuss admission requirements, course offerings and financial aid offered through the college.

For more information: 503-883-2676.

Literacy event scheduled at HHES

INDEPENDENCE -- Henry Hill Elementary School will host Family Literacy Night on Thursday.

The school schedules events periodically throughout the year to give parents a chance to connect with campus staff, and to teach them skills they can use to support their children's learning habits at home.

Thursday's edition will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m., starting with a spaghetti dinner. It will then feature hands-on art projects.

Funding for the event comes from school fundraising and Central School District. 2EZ Cafe in Independence is assisting with dinner.

Literacy Night is free and open to Henry Hill students and their parents. Donations can be made for the meal.

For more information: Nancy Albritton, 503-838-1828.

MVCA auction fundraiser is Friday

MONMOUTH -- Mid-Valley Christian Academy will host its sixth annual auction fundraiser Friday at Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with a silent auction running until 6:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., and an oral auction is slated to start at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person. No child care is available.

Evangelical Bible Church is located at 1175 SE Howe St., Dallas.

For tickets or more information: MVCA, 503-838-2818.

Ash Creek apparel is now available

MONMOUTH -- Proud to be a student -- or parent of a student -- at Ash Creek Elementary School, but you're not sure how to show it?

Community members can order T-shirts, sweatshirts or Dri-FIT shirts with the Ash Creek logo. Purchases can be made once a term; the deadline for fall is due by Friday.

Cost runs from $11 to $28. Order forms can be picked up at the front office of ACES, 1360 N. 16th St.

For more information: Brandy Sievers via email to brandysievers@msn.com.

Dance team hosting donkey basketball

DALLAS -- An evening of laughs, thrills and spills is scheduled Saturday as the Dallas High School Dragon Fire dance team hosts a donkey basketball game at 7 p.m.

The event pits Dallas High students versus Dallas High staff members on the hardwood and on the backs of donkeys in the school gym, 1250 SE Holman Ave.

Advanced tickets, available from any Dragon Fire dance team member or coach, are $8 for adults, $6 for students and $4 for children. Tickets at the door are $9 for adults, $7 for students and $5 for children. Proceeds benefit the dance team.

For more information: Coach Ray, 503-602-2586; Dallas High School, 503-623-8336.

Author to speak at WOU on Tuesday

MONMOUTH -- Scott Carter, an award-winning author, will speak at Western Oregon University as part of the Starving Artists' Brownbag Lunch Series on Tuesday.

Carter's first book, "The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys," received praise from Publisher's Weekly and won the Oregon Book Award. "Wooden Bones," a young adult fantasy novel, is due out from Simon & Schuster Publishing. Carter works as an informational technologist at WOU.

His presentation will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Calapooia Room in the Werner University Center and is free and open to the public.

The Starving Artists' series features talks by prominent regional authors and runs weekly through Nov. 29.

For more information: Maren Anderson via email to andersm@wou.edu.

DHS wrestlers selling poinsettias

DALLAS -- Orders are being accepted through Nov. 16 for holiday poinsettias offered for sale as a fundraiser for the Dallas High School wrestling team.

Plants come in 6.5-inch and 8.5-inch pots. Poinsettias in 6.5-inch pots come in red, pink, white and jingle (variegated with glitter) and cost $12 each. Plants in 8.5-inch pots come in burgundy, red, pink and white and cost $20.

Poinsettias will be delivered on Nov. 23.

Proceeds go toward purchasing wrestling gear and equipment for the DHS team.

For more information or to place an order: contact any Dallas High wrestler or stat girl; Alice Bibler, 503-580-8626; Shelli Miller, 503-871-2864; email to dhswrestling@ymail.com.

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