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October 30, 2012
Board applications due Thursday
DALLAS -- The Dallas School Board is taking applications to fill a vacancy left by Sandy Teal's resignation earlier this month.
To qualify, candidates must live within the Dallas School District boundaries and be willing to serve the remainder of Teal's Position No. 1 term that expires in June 2013. The board will screen applicants at a special meeting Monday at 7 p.m.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the superintendent's office at 111 Ash St. or email to Debbie.Green@dsd2.org. Candidates should address why they would like to serve on the board and provide the top three challenges and proposed solutions facing the district. The deadline to apply is Thursday at 5 p.m.
For more information: Debbie Green, 503-623-5594.
ACES chess club seeking members
MONMOUTH -- Students at Ash Creek Elementary School who want to play -- or learn how to play -- chess are welcome to join the "Chess for Success" chess club.
The ACES group is open to children in second through fifth grade. It meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:50 to 3:45 p.m. There is no fee to join.
Those interested can contact chess coach Arend Hall. Parents are responsible for transportation home.
For more information about the "Chess for Success" program, go to www.chessforsuccess.org or call 503-606-9016.
Youth leadership summit planned
WEST SALEM -- A one-day youth summit scheduled Saturday open to high school students in Polk and Marion counties will be held at the Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center in West Salem.
The event is an opportunity to learn about service, advocacy, personal goal-setting and leadership. Participants will attend workshops covering topics on service-learning project planning, leadership styles, stress management, personal goal-setting, navigating the college and vocational systems, and effective communication.
The summit runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $5, with scholarships available upon request. A T-shirt and meals are provided.
For more information or to register: Laurie Shaw, 503-540-2321; Susan McLachlan, 503-981-2464.
Climber to talk to Central students
INDEPENDENCE -- Former Polk County Commissioner and West Salem resident Craig Hanneman will give a presentation about his recent climb of Mount Everest on Monday in the auditorium at Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St.
The talk, designed for middle school and high school students in the Monmouth and Independence areas, is sponsored by the Central Lions Club and begins at noon.
For more information: Bruce Gordon, Central Lions Club, 503-606-2150.
WOU art department plans open house
MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University's art department will host an open house on campus at various locations from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Community members will have a chance to meet exhibiting artists and faculty, view student work and learn about the university's new visual communications program.
A reception starting at 4:30 p.m. will take place at Campbell Hall, followed by a presentation by FaceOut Studio.
Student-produced videos will be screened in Room 103 of the Instructional Technology Center at 6 p.m..
For more information: 503-838-8607 or email@example.com.
Linfield rep. to visit local schools
POLK COUNTY -- Dayson Tiogangco, assistant director of admission for Linfield College in McMinnville, will visit two Polk County high schools Nov. 8.
He will be at Central High School in Independence at 8 a.m., then will be at Dallas High School at 9 a.m.
Tiogangco will meet with students and parents to discuss admission requirements, course offerings and financial aid offered through the college.
For more information: 503-883-2676.