Central High fall musical continues

INDEPENDENCE — Central High School’s theater department continues its fall drama production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” this week in the school auditorium, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence.

Performances are Wednesday (tonight), Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee performance is also scheduled Saturday. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children and students.

The play features Central junior Reba Hoffman as the Beauty, Belle, and CHS sophomore Connor Layton as the Beast.

A full preview of “Beauty and the Beast” appeared in the Oct. 15 Itemizer-Observer.

For more information: 503-838-0480.

Superintendent subject of meeting

DALLAS — A community meeting to discuss the search for Dallas School District’s next superintendent will be held Thursday.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and takes place in the Dallas School District’s district office board room, 111 SW Ash St.

The meeting, facilitated by Greg McKenzie, the district’s search consultant, provides an opportunity to share your expectations and desired qualifications and characteristics for the next superintendent.

Can’t make the meeting? There’s still time to fill out a survey on superintendent qualifications. The online questionnaire should take about five minutes to complete. It will be available until Monday at

Survey results will be compiled and reported to the Dallas School Board at its meeting on Nov. 10.

For more information: 503-623-5594.

Meeting explores post-grad options

DALLAS — The Dallas High School guidance office will host its “Beyond Dallas Night” Thursday at 7 p.m. at the school’s Bollman Auditorium, 1250 SE Holman Ave.

The informational meeting is for seniors and their parents and is all about options for after graduation. Representatives from Western Oregon University and Chemeketa Community College will be on hand to provide information about their programs. Also, the school will be highlighting its Extended Campus fifth-year program.

All in attendance will receive a copy of the Dallas High School Senior Guide, a publication of the guidance office that includes information about college entrance requirements, earning college credit while still in high school, scholarships, and the Chemeketa Scholars Program.

“There’s a little bit of everything and all of it pertains to seniors and their choices for after high school,” said Dobie Long, DHS counselor.

For more information: DHS guidance office, 503-831-1975.

‘Harvest Festival’ on tap at KVCS

KINGS VALLEY — The Parent Teacher Organization at Kings Valley Charter School is hosting its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday.

The event runs from 1 to 6 p.m. at the school, 38840 Kings Valley Highway, located between Dallas and Philomath. It will include a variety of games, pumpkin chucking, a pumpkin art contest (entry fee is $2; cash prizes), a miniature train, a white elephant sale, photo booth, haunted houses for all ages, and a dunk tank featuring KVCS director Mark Hazelton.

Game tickets cost 25 cents each and most games require one or two tickets; some are free. There is also an admission cost for the haunted houses. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information: KVCS, 541-929-2134; email to

KVCS PTO looking for new president

KINGS VALLEY — The Kings Valley Charter School Parent Teacher Organization is accepting nominations for an open board position for the office of president.

Nominations close Friday.

Nominations can be submitted online at

For more information: Terra Macnab, 503-871-2632; email to

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