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12/18 School Notes

*WOU is offering winter break tours*Foundation awards MVCA $1,000*Oakdale teacher recipient of honor*Driver education classes available*Western campus closed Dec. 23-29

December 18, 2013

WOU is offering winter break tours

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University's Office of Admissions is offering free campus tours during the winter break for prospective students.

Tours will be offered weekdays, except Dec. 23-27 and Jan. 1, at 1:30 p.m. through Jan. 3.

Students and their guests are not required to register in advance for a campus tour. Admissions counselors are available by appointment to meet with students to discuss admission requirements, academic programs, scholarships and other aspects of attending WOU.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor: 503-838-8211; http://www.wou.edu/visit.

Foundation awards MVCA $1,000

MONMOUTH — Mid-Valley Christian Academy of Monmouth recently was awarded a $1,000 grant for general support from the Oregon Community Foundation.

These funds, which come from OCF's Anonymous Advised Fund of Portland, will support the development of the school's media center serving students and staff.

For more information: MVCA, 503-838-2818.

Oakdale teacher recipient of honor

DALLAS — Theresa Lehman, a second-grade teacher at Oakdale Heights Elementary School, was named Dallas School District's Distinguished Educator for the month of December.

Distinguished Educator Theresa Lehman

Distinguished Educator Theresa Lehman

Heather Ebner, a former student of Lehman's, presented the award to Lehman on Dec. 10.

Ebner described Lehman as "a very nice teacher" who always supports her students and offers them encouragement.

"She makes school very fun every single day," Ebner said of why she believes Lehman is the best second-grade teacher.

The Distinguished Educator Program began in the 2007-08 school year and recognizes those teachers who make extraordinary efforts in and beyond the classroom to help students reach their potential.

Driver education classes available

DALLAS — Chemeketa Community College will offer driver education in Dallas beginning in January.

The classes will be held at Dallas High School Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will run Jan. 14 to March 11. Driver education offers 34 hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours behind the wheel. Students must be 15 years old or older with a valid Oregon instruction permit or driver's license to participate.

Class fees are $280 for students younger than 18 or $490 for students 18 or older, including those who turn 18 during the class. Space for the class is limited, so early registration is recommended.

For more information or to learn how to register: Chemeketa driver education, 503-584-7541.

Western campus closed Dec. 23-29

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University will close its campus entirely from Dec. 23 through Dec. 29.

All buildings will be closed, with only essential personnel on campus. This includes the library, bookstore and student union. Campus also will be closed on New Year's Day.

The Western Oregon University bookstore is running on reduced hours — 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — during winter break. The bookstore also will close on Jan. 1. On Jan. 4, the bookstore will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The campus will be fully open beginning Jan. 6.

For more information:?www.wou.edu.