Friday, December 13, 2013
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August 20, 2013
Dallas schools now using Facebook
DALLAS -- The school year is fast approaching and for parents looking to stay informed about what is happening at their children's school, Dallas School District now has three options to find or receive updates.
Dallas High School, LaCreole Middle School, Morrison Campus Alternative School, and Whitworth, Lyle and Oakdale Heights elementary schools each now have Facebook pages in addition to websites and email "listservs" to help keep parents informed about events, delays and school closures.
Information about sports can also be found on DHS's athletics website and listserv.
To find links to school and district websites and Facebook pages and instructions for signing up for a school or athletics listserv, go to the district's home page, www.dsd2.org.
For more information: 503-623-5594.
School supplies will be distributed
DALLAS -- Dallas families in need of assistance with providing their children with backpacks and other school supplies can receive help during a distribution event scheduled Thursday.
The distribution takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. in the gym at The Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas.
Participants must bring proof of Dallas residency and picture identification.
Supplies were collected through the annual Apple Tree School Supply Drive. School supplies and financial donations are still needed. Donations are tax-deductible.
For more information: Polk County Resource Center, 503-623-8429.
Perrydale FFA fundraiser is Saturday
PERRYDALE -- The Perrydale School FFA chapter is hosting a rummage sale fundraiser Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Dallas.
The event takes place in the lot adjacent to 210 W. Ellendale Ave. in Dallas.
The group will have multiple working televisions, shelves, and an assortment of other items available at the sale.
For more information: Kaitlyn Moran, 503-856-5422; email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Kappa Phi inducts WOU student
MONMOUTH -- Bethany Blancher of Dallas was recently initiated into the Western Oregon University chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Blancher is pursuing a degree in music at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.
Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.