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4 The Sun, Wednesday, January 13, 2010 WMS students help with "Shop with the Sheriff" Deputy Elder, a Polk County Reserve officer, was one of those helping students with their holiday shopping during the "Shop with a Sheriff." By Cheyanne Fasana NJHS and Student Council Member National Junior Honor Society and Student Council also helped with the "Shop with the Sheriff." "Shop with the Sheriff" is a program where kids with less fortunate families are driven over to the Dal- las Walmart. They are given a certain amount of money and get to go with a sher- iff officer to shop for their family. They then come back to the middle school. They wrap their presents, have lunch, and play. They had lots of fun. We had twenty- two kids who went to "Shop with the Sher- iff." We want to thank all the National Junior Honor Society and Sthdent Council members who helped the kids wrap. I also want to thank all the other people who were at the school to help. Thank you to National Jr. Honor Society gives to Tree of Giving Front row left to right: Justice Poulson and Whitney Anderson. Back row left to right: Tyler Heidt, Sabrina Eisele, Helen Tonso, Jill Coblentz and Cheyanne Fasana. All students are eighth grade at WMS Each member of to raise money for the the National Junior Tree of Giving. On Honor Society December 4th they picked one day out left school to go shop- of the month of No- ping. Mrs. Barrios vember to do a job gave each NJHS for someone in order member one or two Christmas lists that they got back to kids made, then she school, they wrapped told them they had $40 all the gifts. Mr. for each kid. They all Forster then took the met up and bought the presents back to Wil- gifts they had picked lamina where the Tree for the kids. When of Giving was located. Canned food drive a success By Cheyanne Fasana, NJHS and Student Council Member The Willamina Christmas was ap- Middle School col- proaching, so many Reyn Leno, Steve lected 1,849 pounds of the students felt Bobb, and Dave Ful- of food in the canned good about helping lerton for driving the food drive that took those who needed it vans that transported place two weeks be- during the holiday the kids to Dallas. fore winter break season. We especially started. National Junior want to thank Students worked Honor Society Rhonda Holder for very hard to bring in (NJHS) was the setting this all up, food for the people leader for this project. and the Polk County who needed it. It Every day we would Sheriff's Officers for was a good time of go around to each shopping with the year to do the classroom, gather the kids. canned food drive, food, and count it. We also had help from our Student Council on days that we were not able to do it. We had two com- petitions going on to promote the students to bring in more cans. We had a com- petition between classrooms. Mr. Crone's class got first place, Mr. Baldwin's class took second, and Mrs. Havel's class took third. Each class re- ceived a prize. We were also competing against the high school. Sadly, we lost. Even though they won, we did reach the goal they set for us. We want to thank everyone who helped by giving students cans to turn in. We re- ally appreciate it. Sierra Delos Reyos illustration activity. tackles an After-School Program offers creative classes and academic support By Paula Van Beurden After-School Program Coordinator A variety of activities are offered through Faulconer Chapman School's After-school Program. Students -ceive help to complete their homework, a1 .... an do physical and en- richment activities, such as crocheting, art, and dance. The program's operating hours are Monday-Friday, 2:45 to 6 p.m., and it is avail- able to all pre-registered students, kindergar- ten through 8  grade. There are two buses of- fered: A north and a south bus. Winter routes are limited. The program is in search of community members who will successfully pass a crimi- nal background check who can contribute to this new and exciting program four our local students. If you have a special skill or talent and would like to share it with our youth, please contact Paula Van Beurden at FCS, 503-843- 3732. We are also accepting donations, such as appropriate magazines, art materials, games, and craft supplies. News from Faulconer-Chapman School Sheridan high schooler Adriana Rico tutors Nicholas Graham and Damion Ray at Faulconer Chapman's After-school program. Below: Alivia Hermens and Becka Sandoval hit the books. Below right: Rosie Ashman shows off her work in an art class. Officer Roy Harrell, Cory VanScoyk, Emma Sandoval and Mr. Andreas and Kaden Andreas build bird houses. Mr. Andreas and Cory VanScoyk team up on one of the bird houses. At the Movies 'Up in the Air' soars toward Oscar By lan Black Special to The Sun Let's face it, we're in a bad place economically. People are losing their jobs, it's nigh impos- sible to get a new one, especially in this state, and college degrees are meaning less and less. Through all of this hardship there is one group of people who are thriving. Did you know that most major companies hire other companies to lay off their em- ployees for them? Indeed, most management feels uncomfort- able with getting rid of long time employees, so as an easy way out, they hire other people to do it for them. As you can imagine, these people are doing quite well. The movie I saw this weekend, "Up in the Air" is about a man who does this for a living. Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) fires people profes- sionally. He is flown from city to city, makes trips to corporate buildings and does his best to let people down easy. He lives his life in the air and at airports, and he likes it that way. His suc- cesses in life can be measured in the plastic cards he carries for Hertz, Holiday Inn and in the huge amount of airline miles he has accumulated. He lives a nomadic, attach- ment-flee lifestyle and he en- courages others to do the same through motivational speaking. He even has an on the road fling, Alex Goran (Vera Farmiga), who he enjoys the company of from time to time. Ryan's comfortable exist- ence is threatened by a new young employee, Natalie Keener (Anna Kendrick), hired by the company Ryan works for. She suggests a radical change to the business they work in: fir- ing people via the Intemet. Why pay to send people all over the country when a simple web cam will suffice? Ryan, fearful of losing his lifestyle, argues that Natalie knows nothing about the busi- ness they do. So as a test of her prowess, Ryan's boss sends her with him for a final round of fLrings to show her the ropes. "Up in the Air" is an amaz- ingly deep character piece set against contemporary problems that will probably hit close to home for a lot of people: In truth, this movie is more about Ryan and his lifestyle than his job; nonetheless there is a lot of great commentary on the current state of affairs. This movie has a brilliant script that's funny, incredibly witty and makes you care about the characters, despite the fact that their job is so abhorrent. This may be the finest per- formance George Clooney has ever pulled off. Vera Farmiga is an excellent feminine coun- terpart to Clooney, almost a fe- male version of him. And of course, big congratulations must go to Anna Kendrick, who is given a chance to show she is a very talented actress. "Up in the Air" is the perfect example of how a small charac- ter movie can still be just as en- tertaining and poignant as the most expensive epic. It deals with the painful reality of the modem world we live in and manages to find humor and drama in it, while making you like the people you should hate the most. If you ask me; it's between this and 'l'he Hurt l_xkef' for Best Picture. Honestly, I'd be happy with any one of them. This really is a quintessen- tial film of our modem domes- tic lifestyle. Grade: A Entertainment Value: 9 School Menus: Jan. 18 - 22 Free breakfast for all students. All school meals include milk or fruit juice. WlLLAMINA SCHOOLS BREAKFAST Monday: No school - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Tuesday: Zack Attac bar, juice, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast burrito, juice, milk. Thursday: Cinnamon bun, juice, milk. Friday: Bagel, cream cheese, juice, milk. WILLAMINA SCHOOLS LUNCH Milk, fruit and vegetable bar available with all lunches. Monday: No school - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Tuesday: Cheese enchilada, refried beans or grilled cheese. _Wednesday: Chili, wheat roll or grilled cheese. Thursday: Lasagna and garlic bread or turkey sandwich. Friday: Pizza or hamburger. FAULCoNER/CHAPMAN SCHOOL BREAKFAST Monday: No school - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Tuesday: Bagel and cream cheese, juice, milk. Wednesday: Mozarella sticks, juice, milk. Thursday: Muffin, cheese slice, juice, milk. Friday: Peanut butter crackers, juice, milk. FAULCoNER/CHAPMAN SCHOOL LUNCH Offered daily: Main dish, variety bar, chocolate or white milk. Monday:. No school - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Cook's choice or egg rolls or ham and cheese sandwich. Wednesday:, Cheese burger or corn dog or peanut butter/jelly sandwich. Thursday:. Chicken nuggets or taco pie or turkey and cheese sandwich. Friday: Pizza or rib-a-q or peanut butter and honey sandwich. SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL BREAKFAST Monday: No school - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Tuesday: Cereal. Wednesday: Peanut butter crackers. Thursday: Nutrigrain. FHday: Cinnabun. SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH Served daily: Entree, salad bar, fruit, rolls and milk. Monday: No school - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Tuesday: Chili burger or sub sandwich. Wednesday: Burrito. Thursday: Ravioli or chicken nuggets. Friday: Chicken and noodles or rib-a-q.