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August 28, 2012
Lyle 'newcomer' open house slated
DALLAS -- An open house for incoming kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents has been scheduled Thursday at Lyle Elementary School.
The event runs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the school, 185 SW Levens St., Dallas. It is an opportunity for students to meet their teacher, see their classroom for the first time, and bring their school supplies.
For more information: 503-623-8367.
'Meet the Dragons' set for Thursday
DALLAS -- The Dallas Booster Club will host its fall sports "Meet the Dragons" event Thursday at Dallas High's Gallaspy Stadium. The public is welcome to attend.
The event is an opportunity to introduce the community to the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen fall sports teams and coaches at DHS, including football, volleyball, girls and boys soccer, girls and boys cross country and cheerleading.
Dallas High FFA will offer a meal of hot dogs, chips and a soda for $3.50 beginning at 5:30 p.m. A flag raising and music from DHS senior Dylan Janssen is scheduled for 6 p.m.
The boosters will have "Dragon Pride" T-shirts available for $5, as well as booster club memberships, which are just $20 for a lifetime membership.
For more information: Dallas High, 503-623-8336; Michelle Nelson, 503-881-0594.
Polk duo part of state spelling contest
SALEM -- Brianne Nordin of Dallas and Hannah Hallock of Sheridan will represent Polk County this year at the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship.
The spelling championship will take place at the Oregon State Fair in Salem. This year's competition is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Grove at the state fairgrounds.
The contest is not an oral spelling bee, but rather a written contest; all spellers in the same division will receive the same words. Students compete at the elementary, middle and high school levels. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive U.S. Savings Bonds.
After 33 years of being directed by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), this year's spelling championship is sponsored by Oregon Spellers, an all-volunteer group funded solely by donations.
For more information: http://oregonspellers.org.
Event for DHS freshmen scheduled
DALLAS -- Dallas High School will host its annual Dragon Pride Event on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the auxiliary gym at the school, 1250 SE Holman Ave.
The event helps incoming freshmen and their parents find out about all the classes, clubs, sports and other activities offered at the high school.
For more information: 503-623-8336.
Lunch assistance forms available
DALLAS -- Free and reduced lunch applications can now be filled out online of the 2012-13 school year.
Filling out the application is easy:
* Go to the Dallas School District website, www.dallas.k12.or.us, click on the "Free and Reduced Lunches" link and scroll down to find a link to the application.
* Follow the instructions, save and submit for the information to be sent to the Oregon Department of Education.
For those without access to a computer, the district has computers available. There are also paper applications available at the district office or at any school office.
For more information contact the Dallas School District office: 503-623-5594.