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September 11, 2012
DHS senior party planning to begin
DALLAS -- Parents of students in the Dallas High School Class of 2013 will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to begin organizing the senior all-night party.
The meeting will be in the library at Dallas High School, 1250 SE Holman Ave.
Tickets for the party can be purchased at the meeting. The first 100 tickets come with a free senior T-shirt.
For more information: Trina Moskal via email to Seniorallnightparty2013@gmail.com.
KVCS group to gather Wednesday
KINGS VALLEY -- The Kings Valley Charter School Parent Teacher Organization will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the school, 38840 Kings Valley Highway.
The meeting is open to all parents and grandparents of KVCS students, as well as KVCS staff members.
Among the topics to be discussed are the upcoming wreath and greens sale and the annual auction and dinner fundraiser.
For more information: 503-929-2134.
IES Parent Club will meet Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE -- The Independence Elementary School Parent Club will hold its first meeting of the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
All parents or family members of students at IES are welcome to attend. Free childcare is offered and Spanish interpreters will be available if needed.
Meetings will take place the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.
For more information: 503-838-1322.
Back-to-school nights scheduled
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Local elementary schools will host Back-to-School Night for area families on Sept. 20.
Both events at Independence Elementary School and Monmouth Elementary School will include a spaghetti dinner and open classrooms where parents can meet with teachers.
Dinner starts at 5 p.m. at IES. Meals will cost $1 and include salad, fruit, bread and refreshments. Classroom tours run from 6 to 7 p.m.
At MES, dinner will start at 6 p.m. -- same menu as IES, $7 for adults and $2.50 for kids -- and the open house will last from 7 to 8 p.m. Back-to-School Night at MES will also include a book fair hosted by Scholastic Books.
For more information: Independence Elementary School, 503-838-1322; Monmouth Elementary School, 503-838-1433.
Dallas grads awarded scholarships
DALLAS -- The Dallas Volunteer Firefighters Association named two Dallas High School graduates as recipients of the Frank "Harpy" Bovard Scholarship during its meeting Aug. 31.
Landon Hattan and Anna Finke received the 2012 scholarships, named after Bovard, a volunteer firefighter in Dallas for 45 years. He left the department $35,000 in his will, which was used to create the scholarship.
"We owe a debt of gratitude to this fine gentleman, and this scholarship program is how his service is remembered and honored by the department and the community," said Eriks Gabliks, the association president. "No taxpayer dollars are used to fund this scholarship program, volunteer fundraising activities and interest on the Bovard trust fund allow the program to remain strong."
A scholarship selection committee interviewed each applicant and also reviewed their academic transcripts, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership and community service activities.