CSD budget outlook positive

Central School District’s budget outlook is better than it has been, even with a modest state economic forecast.

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Boyack shares the magic of theater

Volunteer awarded Honorary Thespian of the Year for her dedication

Wendy Boyack has a passion for live theater, and has been sharing that love with students at Central High School for nine years.

Districts fifth-year programs OK, for now

SB 322 dies in committee

A bill that would have phased out fifth-year programs in school districts throughout the state — including three in Polk County — will not move forward.

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*BPA offers grants in science/energy*Perrydale auction tickets on sale*Community health fair is Thursday*DHS thespians earn state honors*Budget meeting set for Monday*FFA plant sale Friday, Saturday

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LVCS students help clean park

Middle schoolers work with watershed council to tackle ivy

Ivy had taken over the park on one side of the creek and had jumped the boundary onto private property.

Fuller named Western's next president

Rex Fuller, of Eastern Oregon University, named 23rd president of Western Oregon University.

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Larson finds best in high-school students

Larson was named Secondary Teacher of the Year by her peers in the Central Education Association.

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Tonagel provides clear expectations

The 32-year veteran teacher was named Elementary Teacher of the Year by her associates in the Central Education Association.

DHS dispels rumors

No, Dallas High School is not banning same sex couples from prom. No, administrators are not requiring girls to send photos of themselves in their dresses for dress code approval prior to buying prom tickets.

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Changing of the guard in Perrydale

Veteran teacher named as assistant principal after McCartney retires in June

Long-time Perrydale teacher Dan Dugan will be the school’s assistant principal starting next year.

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Student brings gun to Dallas High

Quick response from police, DHS admin diffuses situation

Police say the student who brought a gun to Dallas High School on April 7 had no intention of using it to commit mass violence.

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Western Oregon’s presidential announcement expected Thursday

An announcement was expected Tuesday, but has been delayed until Thursday.


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Dallas schools food program is growing

Dallas School District’s new food service program didn’t exactly hit the ground running, but now appears to be hitting its stride.

Charter school meets enrollment needs

New charter school Dallas Community School (DCS) will be offering kindergarten when it opens this fall.