DHS wrestlers selling poinsettias
DALLAS -- Orders are being accepted through Friday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central jazz band fundraiser on tap
INDEPENDENCE -- The Central High School jazz band will host its annual dinner and dance in the school's "cafetorium" on Saturday.
The event, themed "Disco in Space," is the program's largest fundraiser of the year and generates money to buy musical instruments and supplies.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., with music and dancing afterward. Science fiction costumes and disco outfits are encouraged, but not mandatory.
Tickets are $15 apiece, with your choice of a tri-tip beef or vegetarian lasagna entree, side dishes and beverages.
Tickets are available at the front office of Central High, 1530 Monmouth St., prior to the fundraiser or at the door on Saturday. You can also purchase dance-only tickets for $5.
For more information or tickets: 503-606-2225.
Foundation awards teaching grants
DALLAS -- The Dallas Community Foundation has awarded 10 grants to teachers in the Dallas School District totaling nearly $4,000.
Last week foundation president Lisa Borja announced the grants, which help purchase classroom supplies or fund special projects in Dallas schools. Grant recipients are:
Oakdale Heights Elementary School:
* Kim Villwock, first grade -- books for students to read at home.
LaCreole Middle School:
* Mary Tharp, science -- stereoscopes.
* Debra Wade, language arts -- novels for language arts and social studies classes.
* Blair Cromwell, theater -- play "Coyote Tales."
* Susie Buckingham, physical education -- one disc golf hole.
Dallas High School:
* Janelle Ussery, science -- anatomy textbooks.
* Lee Jones, science -- Science Olympiad Team.
* John Beck, art -- clay extruder and kiln supplies.
Morrison Alternative Campus:
* Judy Stuck -- books for history and language arts.
* Darrick Bruns -- scientific graphing calculators.
Talmadge to host student book fair
INDEPENDENCE -- Scholastic, a children's and educational book publisher, will host a book fair at Talmadge Middle School's library on Wednesday, as well as Monday and Tuesday.
A number of books and school supplies ranging from $5 to $20 will be for sale. The Wednesday event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The book fair is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.
A percentage of the revenue will go back to Talmadge to purchase new books for its library.
For more information: Darlene Ledesma, 503-838-1424.