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September 18, 2012
Symphony slates student program
INDEPENDENCE -- Polk County students, parents and music teachers are welcome to a performance by the string quartet Mousai Remix on Oct. 3.
The event is sponsored by the Oregon Symphony Association in Salem and the Polk County Cultural Coalition.
It will take place at 1 p.m. at Central High School's auditorium and is free to all students in Polk County, though it's best suited for children in grades 3 through 12.
Mousai Remix is comprised of Oregon Symphony violinists Emily Cole and Shin-young Kwon, violinist Jennifer Arnold and cellist Marilyn de Oliveira. They will play a variety of music and answer questions from students.
While there's no cost to attend, registration is highly encouraged because of limited seating. Deadline is Thursday.
For more information or to register: Oregon Symphony Association, 503-364-0149; email to email@example.com.
Ash Creek plans open house night
MONMOUTH -- Parents and students are welcome to Back-to-School Night at Ash Creek Elementary School on Thursday.
The event takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. It will feature open classrooms for meet-and-greets with teachers, and science and math projects and demonstrations in the school cafeteria.
The Ash Creek Parent Club will also be on hand to inform families about volunteer opportunities.
For more information: 503-606-9016.
Back-to-school nights scheduled
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Two local elementary schools will host Back-to-School Night for area families on Thursday.
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.
Talmadge has after-school program
INDEPENDENCE -- Talmadge Middle School students can get homework help and enjoy healthy activities by entering the Cougar Zone, which starts on Tuesday.
The free after-school program provides an hour of tutoring and assistance in core subjects for all middle school students by Talmadge staff and volunteers from Western Oregon University's teacher education program.
Kids also have an opportunity to use the campus' computer lab, take part in sports, games and arts and crafts activities. Snacks and refreshments are offered.
Cougar Zone runs on Mondays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. On Tuesday through Thursday, hours are 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Registration forms are available at Talmadge's front office. Transportation home is provided for those students already eligible for district bus service.
For more information: Chris Bielmeier, 503-606-2288.
CCC offering courses in Polk County
DALLAS -- Chemeketa Community College will offer fall term classes in Polk County through the Dallas Center beginning Monday.
Courses will be offered in lower-division college credit, business technology, college preparation and GED studies.
Students new to Chemeketa should apply online at applyonline.chemeketa.edu and then contact the Dallas Center to sign up for placement testing, advising and a Getting Started Workshop, which helps prepare students for many areas of college life.
For more information: 503-623-5567; or visit the center at 1340 SE Holman Ave., located next to Dallas High School.