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Ratings mixed for area schools

Overall, schools in Polk County were rated “about average” when compared with other schools like them throughout the state.

District is considering its options with WESD

The district has until Nov. 1 to issue the notice and will make its decision on Oct. 27.

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*Dallas High senior 'National Merit Commended Student'*Perrydale ready to celebrate 2014 homecoming next week*Fundraiser slated to benefit seniors at Perrydale High School

Perrydale teachers still without contract

The two sides have been unable to come to terms on salary, insurance and other changes in the contract, mostly language updates due to changes in the law and terminology.

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WOU program earns 5-star rating

Children reap many benefits of enrichment opportunities

As the canvas looks more and more like a blob of color, Ingrid Amerson says, “It’s all about the process.”


*Superintendent survey available*Spaghetti feed, open house set

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Ancient art comes to area

Visiting Chinese scholar teaches Shun-style boxing at CHS, WOU

She is from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, and arrived in the United States on Jan. 10. She returned this fall to teach classes at both WOU and Central.

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*CCC sets Monday meeting in Dallas*Local students receive essay prizes*Contest is open to local students*Local students make OSU honor roll

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WOU board confirmed

New board of trustees start work on July 1, 2015, to guide Western’s future advancement

WOU becomes an independent public university effective July 1, 2015, which is when this newly confirmed board gains governance authority.

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Students make move to campus

The Summer Bridge Program is like college boot camp, Marshall Guthrie explained.

Central High website getting fresh new look

The site is run by student webmasters.


*LaCreole open house set Thursday*WOU group to host POW/MIA event*Art classes to begin Tuesday at Lyle*Event caters to new WOU students*Perrydale preparing for corn feed


*Dallas High School needs mentors*FACES taking student applications*MVCA seeks donations for yard sale*SMART program in need of readers*Charter school launches fundraiser*Dallas grad receives scholarship

School district begins search

Dallas starts process to find permanent superintendent

The Dallas School District is beginning its search of a permanent superintendent early, which means it should be in good position when candidates begin looking for new posts.


*Falls City local option levy on ballot*KVCS plans back-to-school night*Nite Court dance set for Saturday*Foundation raising funds for iPads*Summer tours of WOU are available*Local student makes president's list