Students take on tough topic in play

Central’s production class prepares show about school mass shootings

The play isn’t until January, but already Central High School’s production class is causing some waves.

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Transgender policy enforced

Law allows Dallas High School student to use boys locker room with others

On Nov. 16, the Dallas School District sent a letter to parents of students in physical education classes with a transgender student who is being allowed to use the locker room of the gender he identifies as.

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Central School District unveils new website

Central School District launched its new website on Nov. 17, and it’s easier to navigate and manage, said Superintendent Buzz Brazeau.

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Falls City high school maple trees removed

Two maple trees that adorned the entrance of Falls City High School for at least a century were taken down earlier this month after they were determined to be a safety hazard.


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This is a drill; it is only a drill

Central High School will be the location of an active shooter drill on Tuesday.

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Dream takes shape as land is cleared

Just a concept until last week, the building Luckiamute Valley Charter School board members and administrators have dreamed of for years has begun to take shape.

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Success for school lunch in Dallas

Partnership with Central shows positive results for students eating lunches

The first year of the Dallas School District’s new food service program may not have been a “success” in the profit and loss column, but officials believe it is headed in the right direction.

More teams added to TMS sports

With the increased numbers, a second boys soccer team was added. Cutsforth said the numbers put a strain on available facilities at Talmadge, but he and administrators were able to find room for all the teams to practice in fall.

College application week helps 70 students sign up

More than 70 seniors at Central High School spent time last week filling out applications for college.

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Realism brings intimacy

Western Oregon presents ‘Book of Days,’ tale of mystery, murder and cheese

Even small-town America is subject to greed, political and religious corruption.

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TMS students donate food to Ella Curran

Class competitions, car wash nets more than 2,000 pounds for food bank

Students in Aaron Currier’s class at Talmadge Middle School got a big surprise while raising food for the Ella Curran Food Bank.

Falls City has long list of wants, needs

The group of people who showed up at a second informational meeting Monday about a proposed tax levy to build a gym at Falls City Elementary School was small.

Central agrees on teacher pay

Central School District board members approved a three-year contract with the Central Education Association at their Monday meeting.


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