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October 08, 2013
Perrydale slates Thursday events
PERRYDALE -- Perrydale School is packing three events into one afternoon and evening as it holds its Math Mayhem, Senior Spaghetti Feed and K-8 Back-to-School Night on Thursday.
Math Mayhem will test arithmetic skills beginning right after school at 3:45 p.m. The spaghetti feed runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $3 per person, $5 per couple or $10 for families for up to five people. The evening's events are capped with "Back-to-School Night," from 6 to 6:30 p.m., during which parents of students in grades K-8 are welcome to tour their children's classrooms.
For more information: 503-623-2040.
WOU to hold campus visitation
MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University will host "Your World at WOU," the school's first campus visitation program for the fall, Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Werner University Center.
High school and transfer students and their guests are welcome to attend the program that will include information sessions, campus and residence halls tours, and a chance for students to apply for fall 2014 admission at check-in.
The event is free, though there is a $60 application fee or OUS Deferral Form required with admission applications.
For more information: WOU Office of Admissions, 503-838-8211; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wou.edu/student/admissions/previewday/world_at_wou.php.
DHS dance team plans youth camp
DALLAS -- Dallas High School's Dragon Fire Dance Team is hosting a dance camp for youths in grades K-8 Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Oakdale Heights Elementary School.
Participants will learn how to stretch, technique skills, a grade-level dance routine and an all-camp dance. Campers will also have the opportunity to perform during halftime of the Dallas High varsity football game on Oct. 25.
Cost is $20, which includes a camp T-shirt and snack. Early registration deadline is Monday, though registration will be accepted the morning of the camp.
For more information and a registration form: Rayanne Springer via email to email@example.com.
State superintendent to visit Dallas
DALLAS -- State Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton will meet with educators, students and local residents during a community forum Tuesday evening at Dallas High School.
Saxton will visit area schools and afterward host the community forum to discuss education in Oregon, changes to state standards and goals for increasing student achievement, including the adoption of Common Core Standards.
Community members are welcome to attend the public forum, to be held in the DHS library, 1250 SE Holman Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information: 503-623-5597.
Local students win essay contest
DALLAS -- Three students from the Dallas area have been selected as winners in Polk County Women for Agriculture's third annual Constitutional Essay Contest.
The question presented to Polk County high school students was, "How is the Constitution still relevant today?"
Saarah Johnson, a 16-year-old home-schooled sophomore, won with her essay that pointed out how the Constitution limits the power of the government by upholding the right of the people to be included in the decisions of the government and having a say in the making of new laws. She noted that the Constitution "makes sure that the people are an active part of the government and that the people's rights are protected against violation." Saarah won $300 for her winning essay.
Sascha Hull, a 16-year-old junior, was the second place winner. She explained that there are certain rights that need to be kept safe, and the Constitution provides a way for that to happen.
Fourteen-year-old Jeremiah Morgan is the third-place winner, pointing out that the Constitution defends the people, provides a government of order, and restricts the power of the government.