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SB 322 foes state their case

Proposal would halt fifth-year programs in high schools

More than 100 students, school administrators and parents gathered at the state capitol Thursday to express concern over a bill that would kill fifth-year programs in high schools statewide.

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Should WOU ban campus smoking?

Student group is pitching idea

Students in the Community and Family Health Organization club at Western Oregon University are asking: Should WOU be smoke- or tobacco-free?

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District reaches deal with new superintendent

The Dallas School Board made it official, approving a three-year contract with new Superintendent Michelle Johnstone on Monday.

SCHOOL NOTES/ACADEMIC HONORS

*'University night' set at Dallas High*Education forum planned Tuesday*Tickets for KVCS fundraiser on sale*LaCreole educator receives honor

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Johnstone ready to take reins of district, make Dallas home

When Michelle Johnstone, Dallas School District’s soon-to-be new superintendent, drove into Dallas for her interview earlier this month, it was love at first sight.

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Student egg contraptions put to 80-feet test

Central High physics class tries to minimize impact, collision through design, materials

Many of the 35 eggs dropped from roughly 80 feet did not survive. Jello, peanut butter and flour all were unsuccessfully used to help lessen the impact of the fall.

Senate Bill threatens fifth-year programs statewide

Hass says bill would phase out community college offerings in high schools by 2017

Fifth-year programs at Dallas, Central and Falls City — and other districts throughout the state — appear to be on the chopping block if a bill slated for a public hearing Thursday in the Oregon Senate Committee on Education is approved.

Lunches available for youths during spring break in area

Free lunches will be available for children ages 1 to 18 during spring break, beginning Monday and continuing through March 27, at locations in Dallas, Independence and Grand Ronde.

SCHOOL NOTES/ACADEMIC HONORS

*'Spring into reading' event slated*New charter school plans meeting*Donations sought for Perrydale play*Tickets on sale for Perrydale benefit*Dallas students recognized by SPU

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Event helps expose students to what engineering is about

Fidencio Becerra explained to his daughters Kamila and Alexia how an arch is a more supportive structure than something that is flat.

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Ramping up reading efforts

New Falls City program has kids making sizeable gains

Small group reading time for first- and second-graders at Falls City Elementary School begins with, not a book, but stretching, singing and dancing.

Legislation would jeopardize program

Extended Campus, Dallas’ fifth-year — and now sixth-year — program, allows students to attend up to two years at Chemeketa Community College for free.

DHS robotics team

Team to represent Oregon at the Wrolds Tournament in April

Dallas High School Robotics Team ramRod took top honors at the VEX Robotics State Championship Friday and Saturday. Team ramRod’s Jake Shryer, Jacob Reimer and Ben Rounds were on the winning alliance.

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A murder mystery musical

LaCreole Middle School students staging ‘Burden of Proof’

Who killed Marvin Bluebird?

SCHOOL NOTES/ACADEMIC HONORS

*KVCS planning an evening of pi, pie*Ink Blot schedules open mic night*CHS fares well at skills competition*Lunch program seeking volunteers*Local woman earns nursing degree

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