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Wednesday, January 18, 2012, The Sun 3 Sheridan School Board: Open House planned in honor of board The Sheridan School Dis- trict is joining the other 14,885 school districts throughout the United States in celebrating January as "School Board Rec- ognition Month." Serving on our local school board are: Ja- son Alexander (3 yrs.); Judy Breeden (5 yrs); Larry Deibel (10 yrs); Harvey Hall (1 yr); Robin Rawlings (7 yrs). "These men and women volunteer countless hours of unpaid time not only providing the best possible education for our 1,066 students, but also serving as the corporate board of directors for one of our community's largest employ- ers," A.J. Grauer, Sheridan School District superintendent, said. "As your elected leaders, they represent you in their con- tinuing commitment to local citizen control and decision- making for our public schools," Mrs. Grauer said. "Too often the efforts of school board members go unrecognized and unrewarded. "The key work of our school board is to support student achievement by: Creating a vision for what we want our school district to become and how we will focus on student achievement as our top priority; Establishing standards for what we want our students to learn and to be able to do; Ensuring assessment to determine if we are achieving our goals and if students are learning; Being accountable for the outcomes of their decisions and actions by continually tracking progress and reporting results; Aligning how the district's human and fmancial resources should be used; Creating a safe and or- derly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach; Forming collaborative re- lationships with others in our community to solve common problems and to support com- mon successes; and Focusing attention on continuous improvement by questioning, examining, revis- ing, refining and revisiting is- sues related to student achieve- ment." On Jan. 18 there will be an open house from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at the Sheridan District Office. "Even though we are mak- ing a special effort during January to show appreciation for our school board mem- bers, we recognize their con- tributions reflect a year-round effort on their part. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to improving stu- dent achievement and to fighting for the best for all of our students," Mrs. Grauer said. Willamina school district discusses open enrollment, receives two bus RFPs By Daniel Crawford Correspondent, The Sun At its first meeting of the year, the Willamina School Board discussed the new Or- egon open enrollment law that went into effect on Jan. 1, and how it will affect Willamina. All Oregon school districts haveuntil March 1 to decide how many openings will be available for incoming students. For ex- ample a school can dclare even numbered grades for  enroll- ment and odd numbered closed or any combination thereof at the district's discretion. If a district determines that it will not accept transfer stu- dents under the HB 3681 guide lines, then traditional transfer is still recognized according to district residence rules. The bill states that a student has a choice to attend a school district where they do not have a legal residence. The catch, of course, is there has to be an opening available at the student's desired district. Under the provisions stated in HB 3681, all Iransferring students become pem-mnent students of the new district and will also be re- sponsible for all transportation arrangements to their new school. In other business, request for proposal letters (RFPs) were re- ceived from two bus transpor- tation companies. Mid-Colum- bia and First Student are prepar- ing to submit RFPs for review by board members Clinton Coblentz and Craig Johnson before the entire board enters a vote at the Feb. 14 meeting. A meeting is scheduled Jan. 24 to discuss design ideas and cost projections for the baseball and softball field project. Washington man cited in pick-up vs. semi crash A Washington man and his passenger were injured last week when the pickup they were trav- eling in crossed the center line on Highway 22 and struck a semi Iruck. The Oregon State Police gave the following account of the incident: Leonor D. Salazar, 47, of Lacey, Wash., was westbound on Highway 22 northwest of Grand Ronde in a 2010 Nissan pickup on Jan. 11 when at approximately 4:35 p.m. the pickup crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2001 Kenworth truck driven by Paul Hanson of Sa- lem. The semi, which was hauling a log pole trailer piggy backed on it, was struck near the left rear drive axles. It came to rest in the west- bound ditch near LaChance Road. Both Salazar and a passenger in the vehicle were transported to the hospital with injuries sustained in the crash. Salazar was cited for failure to drive within lane. Local blood drive Jan. 25 Throughout the month of January, the American Red Cross celebrates the contribu- tions of thousands of volunteer blood donors in Sheridan and Willamina who give the gift of life with every blood donation. January has been designated National Blood Donor Month to raise awareness of blood donation during the time of year when blood supplies of- ten fall to their lowest levels. Donations traditionally decline during the post-holiday season, due to busy schedules and in- clement weather which can pre- vent people from keeping do- nation appointments. At the same time, the need for blood remains constant in the early months of the year. Giving blood is a way to support the community by helping to ensure that a stable inventory is available for pre- mature babies, cancer patients, or the many people who suffer accidents and other illnesses which may require transfu- sions. National Blood Donor Month not only honors those who give blood each year, but is also a time to educate and encourage new donors about the importance of giving blood. Blood has a shelf life of only 42 days, and, therefore, must continually be replenished. Donors can give blood every 56 days, or up to six times a year. This year, you can make a difference. All it takes is your willingness to help someone in need and a pint of your blood. Any healthy person age 17 (or age 16 with signed parental consent) or older and weighing at least 110 pounds may be eli- gible to donate blood. Valid identification is required for all blood donations. All eligible donors are asked to schedule an appointment to donate blood by calling Dor- othy Sullivan at 503-843-3995 for the next blood drive at the Willamina VFW Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. COMING SOON: Correction A wrong phone number was shown in the ad for the Jan. 25 Blood Drive at the Willamina VFW Hall. The correct num- berto schedule an appointment is 503-843-3995. The Sun regrets the error and apologizes for any inconve- nience this may have caused. Be a part of history with your advertisement in tbe fifieenth annual This specialeditiort will& published Feb. 15, 2012 The Sun With stories and pliotos reflecting the history of the West 2?ey communities, ,. * it is boundtobecomeafCeepsal  . for ,gtime residents andnewcomers afi. l l  quarter, hfff &fpe. ead/sF. Z U  0 Call Paula at 503-843-2312 ext. 202 o  WI. emafl:adverUsing@sheridansun,com ,IL, lq 2012 edition of Published each spring by The00Sun Advertising in the Visitor's Guide is a GREAT way to reach visitors to Yamhill and Polk Counties! The FREE Visitor's Guide 2012 will be distabutea throughout Yamhill and Polk Counties, up and down the Oregon Coast and to .Visitor's Centers in Salem and Portland, FREE FULL COLOR is offered for every ad placed. Published in early April. deadline to reserve your space is Thursday, March 29, 2012. C00503 843 2312 " ext. 202 - Paula Necas PRINTING 8t PUBLISHING email: advertising@sheridansun.com Your FREE Guide to Dining, Lodging, Shopping, Festivals, Arts, Recreation, Museums, Wineries and more! CPAP/BIPAP MACHINES , MASKS , ACCESSORIES  P REMI E R SLEEP i Equipment and supplies for # sleep disorders patients. ; Sheridan High Scheel SPARTANS BASKETBALL loey Hertel Sheridan High School proudly saluies Joey Hertel as its athlete of the week. Joey has averaged double figure scor- ing and had great hustle on the basket- ball court. Keep up the good work, Joey! BULLDOGS WRESTLING TJ Greenhill Willamina High School proudly salutes wrestler TJ Greenhill as its athlete of the week. TJ went undefeated at the Oregon Classic last weekend and has become the leader of the team. Way to go, T J! SHERIDAN MARKET Open Daily ;ram -lOpm 503-843-3374 Sandwiches Hot Deli Fountain Drinks 135 S. Bridge Sheridan Davison Auto Parts 503-843-2211 i 503-472-6114 S17SBddge INAPA)1717NBaker Sheddan McMinnville of Sheridan ,call with any questions or concerns you may have about City government. 503.843.2347 STUCK LECTRIC CO. INC, 7 W. Main rn na ' heridan 303"O't3"L3 YOUR NAME can be here as an of the Week Sponsor Call Paula 503-843-2312 ext. 202 The SurL 136 E. Main Sheridan 503-843-2312