WOU plans workshop for prospects

MONMOUTH — High school seniors and transfer students who wish to attend Western Oregon University beginning with fall term 2015 are welcome to attend an Application for Admission Workshop scheduled Friday.

Staff from the Office of Admissions will assist students with completing the undergraduate application for admission. Students also will receive an overview of WOU and private scholarship opportunities, eat lunch at Valsetz Dining Hall and tour the campus.

The Admission Application Workshop, which starts at 10 a.m., is specifically intended for high school seniors and transfer students who wish to attend WOU in the fall of 2015.

Students are required to register for the workshop and seating is limited. Online registration deadline is Wednesday (today) at 5 p.m.

For more information: WOU Office of Admissions, 503-838-8211; email to; online at

LCMS staging holiday-themed play

DALLAS — In the first performances of the newly revived drama program at LaCreole Middle School, students will stage the winter production “CRACKED!” on Friday and Saturday.

The holiday-themed play — think Nutcracker spin off — is written by drama and choir teacher Anna Jackson.

Performances are at LaCreole Middle School, 701 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas, Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Evening performances are $5 general admission and $3 for students (with ID). The matinee performance is $4 general and $2 for students. Tickets are available at the door for each performance.

Proceeds go to support LaCreole’s drama department.

For more information: 503-623-6662.

Art department fundraiser on tap

DALLAS — Dallas High School’s art department is hosting its 15th annual Soup Bowl Dinner and Auction Tuesday in the DHS forum, 1250 SE Holman Ave.

The event, the main fundraiser for the art department, will feature a number of delicious soups to choose from served in the handmade bowl of your choice. Silent and live auctions will provide opportunities to bid on art and other items, some of which would make for great Christmas gifts.

The soup dinner and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m., with a live auction beginning at 6:15 p.m. and continuing until finished.

Admission is $10 — the price of the bowl — and the soup is free.

All proceeds benefit the DHS art department to purchase supplies and provide a scholarship.

For more information: Dallas High School, 503-623-8336.

DHS to hold ‘Financial Aid Night’

DALLAS — Need help wading through college financial aid options?

Dallas High School is hosting an event Tuesday that may shed light on the complicated subject for high school seniors and their parents.

“Financial Aid Night” takes place in Bollman Auditorium at the high school, 1250 SE Holman Ave., from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Kirk Lind, the associate director of financial aid at Western Oregon University, will present a step-by-step walk-through of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), talk about the scholarship process, and how and when to get loans for college.

There will be time for questions following the presentation, as well as plenty of informational handouts available to take home.

This event only happens once a year. Any student who plans on attending college and who needs help finding ways to pay for it is encouraged to attend with a parent.

For more information: Dallas High School, 503-623-8336.

Perrydale set to host ‘Senior Tea’

PERRYDALE — Perrydale School is welcoming the community to its annual “Senior Tea” Luncheon Thursday at the school, 7445 Perrydale Road.

The event, which features lunch and dessert served by members of the school FFA chapter as well as games and holiday-themed entertainment provided by students at the school, will be held in the school’s old gym.

Lunch will be served beginning at 12:30 p.m., with the event concluding at 3:30 p.m.

Admission is free, but those seniors interested in attending the luncheon should RSVP by calling the Perrydale School main office at 503-623-2040.

SC honor roll includes Polk students

ADAIR VILLAGE — Polk County students listed on the first quarter 2014-15 honor roll at Santiam Christian Schools in Adair Village include:

Seniors — 4.0 GPA: Justin Aldrich, Tanner Butler, Olivia Ledeboer, Jacob Manzi and Adam Wiens. 3.5 and above: Heather Bellinger, Michael Chung, Caitlin Fettig, Katy Paratore, Liam Perry and Moriah Sutter.

Juniors — 4.0: Jocelyn Porath. 3.5 and above: Jack Fowler, Joaquin Guerrero-Rodriguez and Kevin Sheng.

Sophomores — 4.0: Daniela Boehm, Peggy Liang, Mikayla Manzi, Katie Richert, Makenna Setnicker and August Thorton. 3.5 and above: Jeremiah Tindle and Alexandra Watson.

Freshmen — 4.0: Laura Guariglia-Castro, Grace Moseman, Dayna Mulkey, Shelby Myrick-Duckett, Sebastian Perfecto and Zachary Watson. 3.5 and above: Samuel Barton, Max Braziel, Kaylee Breyman, Caitlyn Killion, Kyle Paratore and Rebeka Preston.

Eighth Grade — 4.0: Tony Li, Jason Manzi, Winn Miller, Isabel Montoya, Abby Riedlinger and Cole Setnicker. 3.5 and above: Calista Braziel.

Seventh Grade — 4.0: Ainsley Beam. 3.5 and above: Olivia Bellinger-Verbics, Lily Hardy and Amanda Preston.

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