*Chemeketa to dedicate complex*Career center open at Central High*Drive By Press to present at WOU*Button is 'Distinguished Educator'*DHS junior receives state honors

CSD elementary schools at capacity for class

The three elementary schools in the Central School District are at capacity, classroom-wise, said Superintendent Buzz Brazeau at Monday’s board meeting.

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Homeless count mixed for county schools

State report reveals most students without adequate housing since 2010-11

More than 140 students attending schools in Dallas, Central, Falls City and Perrydale experienced homelessness during the 2014-15 school year, according to a state report released last week.

CHS to try new grading system

Board changes grading policy at the high school for the fourth time

The Central School Board adopted a policy formalizing the grading process at the high school, aligning the system used throughout the district.

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Go Club: more than just baby sitting

After-school program at the Y offers activity, help with homework, snacks

The after-school program at Monmouth Independence YMCA, Go Club, is more than just a baby sitting service, said executive director Natascha Cronin.

Who says there’s no such thing as free lunch?

House Bill 2545 provides free school lunch for all who qualify for ‘reduced’

The number of kids eating free lunch at school has increased, thanks to House Bill 2545, passed during the 2015 Legislative session.

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DHS auction set for Saturday

The annual Dallas Booster Club Auction returns Saturday evening.


*Lunch program now at The Gate*Rotary Clubs accepting applicants*WOU to study rural Latino children*KVCS begins annual wreath sale


*Pertussis case at Dallas schools*Exam fees waived for low-income*Capitol Dental to provide free sealants*MVCA zucchini car races Friday*Central High band to host rummage sale*After-school program to begin Monday

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More than just extended high school

New director hopes to increase enrollment at Chemeketa’s Dallas campus

Glen Miller, the new director of Chemeketa Community College’s Dallas Center, wants the community to know the campus doesn’t just offer classes for students in high school fifth-year programs.


*OSU releases summer honor roll


*Gates Youth to host Central tailgate*DSD hires 23 for new school year*MVCA to host annual garage sale*Central High to host open house

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New principal ready to make a difference

Ensminger-Stapp taught K-12 for 14 years

Sharman Ensminger-Stapp believes education starts at the top and trickles down to change the lives of children.

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Seidel excited to make her return to Monmouth

New principal attended Western Oregon University

Kim Seidel is thrilled to return to Monmouth to work as the principal at Monmouth Elementary School.

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Geddes eager to start as head of Whitworth school

Whitworth’s new principal, Darlene Geddes, and her family spent time converting her office into a “multi-purpose” meeting room last week.