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*DHS library offers new technology*Central club set to hold fundraiser*SMART seeking readers in county*Family movie nights on tap at KVCS*WOU to host campus preview events*Perrydale grad makes dean's list

January 15, 2013


DHS library offers new technology

DALLAS -- The Dallas High School library is now offering e-books and audiobooks for downloading onto mobile devices.

This new service, hosted by OverDrive Media, is free with student body cards.

Students may browse the collection and check out content with a valid student body card. After installing free software, users can download reading or listening material to desktop computers and mobile devices, including Kindles, Apple and Android devices, and Nooks.

Currently, the selection includes class-related classic fiction, plus a number of titles for leisure reading and listening. More titles will be added over the next month. The library also has a few Kindle e-readers available for students to check out.

To get started downloading books, visit: Electronic context also can be checked out on the library's website,

For more information:

Central club to hold fundraiser

MONMOUTH -- Central High School's Multi-Cultural Club will host a "Zumbathon" on Friday at Ash Creek Elementary in Monmouth.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will cover costs for attending conferences, including the upcoming Cesar Chavez conference at Western Oregon University in March.

The event will run from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door and there will also be raffle items.

For more information: Paula Tamayo, 503-606-2809.

SMART seeking readers in Polk County

POLK COUNTY -- SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is seeking volunteers to read with local children for one hour per week during the remainder of the 2012-13 school year.

SMART is looking for readers for Lyle Elementary and Oakdale Heights Elementary schools in Dallas, as well as Independence Elementary School.

For more information: 503-391-8423;

Family movie nights on tap at KVCS

KINGS VALLEY -- Kings Valley Charter School is hosting a series of "family movie nights" as a fundraiser for the school's foreign language tour in 2014.

The next movie, "Thunderstruck," featuring Kevin Durant of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, is Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Admission is by a $2 suggested donation. Premium seating is $5. Baby-sitting is also available for $5 per child. A variety of food and drink concessions, including Krispy Kreme doughnuts, will be available for purchase.

Future family movie nights are scheduled Feb. 9, March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 16.

For more information: Tamara Sprague, Kings Valley Charter School, 541-929-2134.

WOU to host campus preview events

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University will host two free "winter preview days" for prospective students and their families Jan. 26 and Feb. 23.

The events are an opportunity to learn about WOU and what the school has to offer. Program activities include campus and residence hall tours, information sessions, a student resource fair and lunch. Admission applications will also be accepted at check-in.

Advanced registration is requested. Online registration deadline is Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. for the Jan. 26 session and Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. for the Feb. 23 session.

To register or for more information: WOU Office of Admissions, 503-838-8211; http://www.wou/edu/student/admissions/previewday/winter.


Perrydale grad makes dean's list

SEARCY, Ark. -- Carisse Brewer of Monmouth is among more than 1,000 Harding University students included on the school's dean's list for grades achieved during the 2012 fall semester. To be eligible for the Harding dean's list, a student must carry 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average with no incompletes. Brewer is a 2010 graduate of Perrydale High School.

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