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2/27 School Notes / Academic Honors

*District seeks facilities review help*LVCS fundraiser event set for Friday*Santiam Christian sets open house*MES gearing up for Science Night*SC honor roll includes Polk students*WOU recognizes fall 4.0 students*West Salem man receives diploma*Gonzaga recognizes WSHS graduate

February 27, 2013


District seeks facilities review help

DALLAS -- The Dallas School District is looking for volunteers to serve on its Facilities Advisory Committee.

The committee will oversee an update and provide recommendations for the district's long-term facilities plan.

Eight to 10 volunteers will be selected to serve and the district is seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds in areas including law, construction, facilities planning, business, education and real estate. The committee will meet for about a year on at least a monthly basis.

Candidates must be residents of the district to serve. Applications are available on the district website,, or can be obtained by contacting Debbie Green at 503-623-5594 or via email to Applications are due by Friday.

LVCS fundraiser event set for Friday

RICKREALL -- Luckiamute Valley Charter School will host its annual fundraising dinner and auction Friday at the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall.

The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will feature a beach party theme and includes silent and oral auctions, a dinner of barbecued pulled pork or hot dogs, games and more.

For more information: LVCS, 503-623-4837.

Santiam Christian sets open house

ADAIR VILLAGE -- Santiam Christian Schools will host its annual open house Tuesday.

The open house, set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is an opportunity for parents and students of all grades (preschool-12) to visit classrooms, meet teachers, preview the curriculum and learn about a variety of extracurricular activities, from academic clubs to athletics.

Students in grades 7-12 may also preregister for a daylong campus visit on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will visit classrooms and meet teachers by shadowing a current Santiam Christian student. They will also attend chapel, eat lunch (which is provided) and meet administrators.

The school is located at 7220 NE Arnold Ave. in Adair Village.

For more information: 541-745-5524, ext. 243;

MES gearing up for Science Night

MONMOUTH -- Monmouth Elementary School will host its annual Science Night on March 7.

Coordinated by the MES Parent Teacher Association, the popular event provides students and their families hands-on activities focused on biology, astronomy, physics, electricity and other subjects.

Pipe Dreams Aviary will bring a variety of birds, reptiles, insects and arachnids for the public to view. Other presenters include Evergreen Aviation Museum, which will run a flight simulator, and Oregon State University's DaVinci Days program. As always, the PTA will show students how to make their own soft-serve ice cream.

Science Night is free and will run from 7 to 8 p.m. in the MES gym.

For more information: 503-838-1433.


SC honor roll includes Polk students

ADAIR VILLAGE -- Polk County students listed on the second quarter 2012-13 honor roll at Santiam Christian Schools in Adair Village include:

Seniors -- 4.0 GPA: Emma Boersma, Cody Paratore and Alisha Perry. 3.5 and above: Erin Fettig, Nate Kazemier, Cody Manzi, Emily Thiessen and June Wang.

Juniors -- 4.0: Emma Hill and Dennis Li. 3.5 and above: Brenna Humelbaugh, J.J. Reams and Zachary Warner.

Sophomores -- 4.0: Justin Aldrich, Heather Bellinger, Alice Dai, Isabella Fleener, Olivia Ledeboer, Jacob Manzi and Janina Ocker. 3.5 and above: Tanner Butler, Caitlin Fettig, Madeline Francis, Khoi Le, Katy Paratore, Liam Perry and Adam Wiens.

Freshmen -- 4.0: Abby Teal. 3.5 and above: Malika McElravy, Jocelyn Porath and Kyle Teal.

Eighth Grade -- 4.0: Mikayla Manzi, August Thornton and Alexandra Watson. 3.5 and above: Alec Barba, Henry Fleener, Tesslyn Kennel and Jeremiah Tindle.

Seventh Grade -- 4.0: Kaylee Breyman, Sebastian Perfecto, Rebeka Preston and Zachary Watson. 3.5 and above: Samuel Barton and Kyle Paratore.

Western recognizes fall 4.0 students

MONMOUTH -- A number of students from Polk County are among those who have been named to Western Oregon University's president's list for the 2012-13 fall term.

To qualify for the recognition students must post a term grade-point average of 4.0.

Among those receiving recognition are:

From Dallas -- Melanie Ann Annear, Michael Anthony Boggess, Eryka Whitney Brill, Shane Nicholas Brown, Hailey Melisa Burbank, Elizabeth Ann Kowash, Rachel Lynne Kroeker, Joanne Mayberry and Mandi Nicole Walker.

From Falls City -- Dana Christopher Bergman.

From Grand Ronde -- Megan Clements.

From Independence -- Katrien Cokeley and Shanna Ruth Werdebaugh.

From Monmouth -- Natasha Marie Blair and Nathaniel Lee Daugherty.

West Salem man receives diploma

NEWBERG -- David Porter of West Salem was among a group of more than 250 students who received a diploma at George Fox University's midyear commencement ceremony on Dec. 15. Porter earned a degree in social and behavioral studies from the Newberg-based university.

Gonzaga recognizes WSHS graduate

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Andrew Burr, a resident of West Salem, has earned placement on the Gonzaga University president's list for fall semester 2012. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be included on the list.

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