*Perrydale School to host 'Harvest Carnival' event*Dallas equestrian team to hold interest meeting*KVCS is seeking SMART English reading helpers*Residents earn degrees from Eastern Oregon

Dual-credit program off and running

‘Willamette Promise’ trial being offered at all four local high schools

Polk County’s school districts are participating in a one-year trial of the “Willamette Promise,” a dual-credit program allowing students to earn college and high school diploma credits in the same class.

Western ‘Preview Day’ on tap

Western Oregon University will host its Fall Preview Day on Saturday, Nov. 8, starting at 8:15 a.m. with check-in and collection of admission applications.

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WOU names presidential search committee members

The next president, who will replace retiring WOU president Mark Weiss, is slated to start July 1, 2015, at the same time the inaugural WOU Board of Trustees will assume authority over the university.

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Building key relationships

Area police start new mentoring program with students at IES

Olafson and other officers from Monmouth and Independence, as well as Oregon State Police, have been visiting IES a couple times a month, part of a program to build relationships between young students and law enforcement.

Community weighs in on candidate profile for superintendent

The Dallas School District superintendent search consultant team won’t have a lack of material when it begins compiling its candidate profile.


*Central High fall musical continues*Superintendent subject of meeting*Meeting explores post-grad options*'Harvest Festival' on tap at KVCS*KVCS PTO looking for new president

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Central FFA serves up frights for Halloween

Students have been working for weeks building walls to create the maze, planning which room will go where, and deciding who will be what.

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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.