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*Martin, Ilg to retire from ACES*KVCS students to raise money*Willis earns Rotary scholarship*IES kids raise money for upgrades*Lindley graduates from Willamette University*Perrydale teacher named OASC adviser of the year*Local students make Eastern Oregon dean's list*Two Dallas High students receive DVFA scholarships

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Perrydale choir competes at state

Small, but mighty Perrydale’s choir takes six singers to competition

Kacie Ryden, a freshman at Perrydale High School, smiles when she recalls her reaction to learning the school’s choir had qualified for state.

DSD board talks construction tax

The Dallas School Board is considering implementing a “construction excise tax” on new construction in the district.


*MV Christian Academy celebrates 10 years*Dallas native to study in Nicaragua*Students raise money for victims*Nominate a teacher of the year*Retirement celebration Thursday*Students receive WV Foundation scholarships

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An Englishman in the South

Central’s drama department presents comical play “The Foreigner”

When Charlie Baker takes his quest to be left alone to the extreme — by pretending he doesn’t understand or speak English — he is privy to a lot of private conversations.

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Spring dance concert to inspire movement

The annual concert opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Saturday at Rice Auditorium.

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Perrydale Parents Clubs auction set for May 16

Annual event is main fundraiser for the organization that assists school with all ‘the extras’

Perrydale Parents Club is inviting everyone to experience a “Taste of Italy” at its annual dinner and auction May 16.


*Safeway program sends about $30,000 to Dallas schools*Project ACHIEVE to hold open house

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Gentle Endowment professor to restart book club

Marie LeJeune, associate professor of teacher education, finds it crucial to keep her pulse on what is going on in public K-12 education.


*Williamson Distinguished Educator*Perrydale hosts safe driving event*Polk County students listed on Santiam Christian third quarter honor roll

Evans to discuss higher ed, veterans

Rep. Paul Evans (D-District 20) will speak on “Higher Education in Oregon” at a town hall discussion at Western Oregon University, Werner University Center, Willamette Room.

DSD budget will include K-3 music

The Dallas School District’s proposed 2015-16 budget will include full-day kindergarten, music at Lyle and Oakdale elementary schools, and additional staff and technology.

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.