Suessical’ opens Thursday at Central

INDEPENDENCE — “Suessical the Musical” opens Thursday at 7 p.m. at Central High School.

The play is family friendly for all ages.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday, and Dec. 10, 11 and 12. Curtain is at 7 p.m., with matinees on both Saturday dates.

Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for students, with a special $3 student pricing on Thursday showings.

Purchase tickets online at or call 503-606-2228.

Kings Valley food drive a success

KINGS VALLEY — The Kings Valley Charter School students and employees collected 486 items for families in need during a recent food drive, as part of the school’s Community Holiday Project.

Miss Bobbi’s class won the classroom competition to see who could collect the most.

The school is continuing its efforts to help local families by collecting new, unwrapped gifts.

For more information: Terra Macnab,

Foundation awards $6,350 in grants

DALLAS — The Dallas Education Foundation provided grants to 21 teachers in the Dallas School District, this fall, totaling $6,350.

Of the $6,350 awarded, the Dallas Community Foundation provided $2,500.

The grants were: Brian Rebischke, Oakdale Heights and Lyle elementary schools, for musical intrustments; Anna Jackson, LaCreole Middle School, music software for school plays and platforms for drama department; Bill Fischer, Morrison Campus Alternative School, classroom set of calculators and atlas.

Joanna Warkentin, LaCreole, digital scales for science department; Tony Olliff, Dallas High School, reptile/avian incubator for science department and microscopes; Jacob Gradek, LaCreole, materials for genetic lab; Joyce Garland, LaCreole, seventh-grade for language arts novels.

Deanne Harms, Whitworth Elementary School, Chrome Book charging station; Lori Pineau, Oakdale, wiggle seats; Angel Katz, Whitworth, weighted iPads and wiggle cushions; Kristen Huff, LaCreole, art supplies.

Amy Ebner, Oakdale Heights, wiggle seats and bouncy bands. Suzanne Cassim, DHS, classroom set of scientific calculators; Heather Shinn, Oakdale Heights, autism materials for iPad; Anna Tally, DHS, classroom set of graphing calculators.

Brian Green, Morrison, art supplies; Shana Lavier, DHS, Kitchen Aid mixer; Jessica Dehm, DHS and Morrison, books; Lee Jones, robotics team equipment.

For more information about the Dallas Education Foundation, go to or

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