2/20 School Notes / Academic Honors

*Dallas High choir seeking singers*Central FFA fundraiser is Saturday*DHS site council needs members*EOU recognizes seven Polk students*Local duo garners honor at Pacific*WSHS grad on Nebraska dean's


Dallas High choir seeking singers

DALLAS -- Members of the Dallas High School Chamber Choir are gearing up for their spring concert, "A Night of Gilbert and Sullivan," and they want you to join them -- literally.

The choir has opened 20 spots for community members -- 10 men and 10 women -- to fill. Rehearsals are scheduled Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the high school starting Feb. 21. Concert dates are May 2-3.

For more information: Slade Thackeray, director of choirs, 503-623-5594; email to slade.thackeray@dsd2.org.

Central FFA fundraiser is Saturday

INDEPENDENCE -- Central FFA Alumni will host its annual benefit auction and dinner Saturday at Central High School.

The event will include silent and oral auctions, as well as a dinner. Money raised will provide scholarships for FFA students and help sponsor other Central FFA activities and projects.

Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and kids under 6 are free.

Central FFA Alumni is a nonprofit organization whose objective is to provide support for the Central High School FFA advisor and students in all areas of agricultural education.

For more information or to make an auction donation: Barbara Storey, 503-606-0755.

DHS site council needs members

DALLAS -- Dallas High School is looking for parents and community members to serve on the Dallas High School Site Council for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year.

Elected members should be able to attend meetings on the third Monday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Dallas High School.

Composed of teachers, an administrator, parents, students and community members, the DHS Site Council is involved in curriculum changes and school improvement projects.

For more information: Robert Mahoney, site council chairman, 503-623-8336, ext. 3729; email to bob.mahoney@dsd2.org.


EOU recognizes seven Polk students

LA GRANDE -- Seven Polk County residents are among the 549 students named to the Eastern Oregon University dean's list for the 2012 fall term.

Receiving the distinction were: Amanda Stoltz of Falls City; Katharyne Thompson of Independence; David Hawks and Leigh MacCarthy, both of Monmouth; and Frank Nihei, Daniel Bailey and Rachel Wiley, all of West Salem.

To qualify, students must achieve and maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework for the term.

Local duo garners honor at Pacific

FOREST GROVE -- Two residents of Polk County are among the 284 students who qualified for inclusion on the Pacific University dean's list for fall semester 2012. They are: Joseph Deardorff of Independence, a graduate of Central High School, and Benjamin Weeder of West Salem, a graduate of West Salem High School. To qualify for the honor, a student must achieve a term grade-point average 3.70 on a 4.0 scale and complete 12 or more graded hours.

WSHS grad on Nebraska dean's list

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Emily Diane Curtis of West Salem was named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln dean's list for the 2012-13 fall semester. Curtis is a freshman mechanical engineering major in the College of Engineering. To qualify, engineering students must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.


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