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By Marguerite Alexander plans for the high school parking Correspondent, The Sun lot. "It is deteriorating badly," Each year as schools make their agreed Williams. But money to re- budgets, adininistrators are asked pave the lot is not in the budget. to create a wish list of budget items Williams said when the bond they would like to seeadded if pro- measure for Faulconer-Chapman jected revenues allow additions. School is paid down the district will Faulconer=Chapman School ask voters for money to renovate may not have to wait until next year the 40-year-old high school. Major to get the items on its list -- a sound renovation will be needed for that system for the gym, a security sys- building, he said. tern and new student desks. The The Opportunity House wish list district has grant funds for those included a half-time drug and al- items, Superintendent Roy Will- cohol counselor, supplies foradmg iams said. and alcohol program, $5,000 Concerns at the high school in- matching funds to bring in an clude athletics and maintenance. AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer and The athletic program received $2,000 for the new community gar- budget cuts 4 to 5 years ago -- cuts den. that have not been restored, said Technology upgrades were a Principal A. J. Grauer. She would district-wide concern.Although the to see the athletic needs addressed, high school has purchased a great "It keeps kids in school," she deal of technology with funds from added, a Comprehensive School Reform Maintenance of the aging high grant, the infrastructure to support school is another concern. "Main- it needs help, Williams said. tenance is a constant issue." Grauer "We've definitely pushed the said. The latest issues have been limits," agreed Grauer. leaks in the roof, ceiling files drop- Faulconer-Chapman School is ping and a squeaking heater, in need of new technology, too. Grauer praised the custodial Equipment at the school has been staff for the great job they have passed down from the high school, done maintaining the building, "I Grauer said. think that's why the building has Keeping up with the technology lasted as long as it has," she said. lbr a school district of this size is a Budget committee member full-time job, said Williams. "We Harry Cooley asked if there are any have a part-time person," he added. By Marguerite Alexander see as the top priority at each Correspondent, The Sun school? The Sheridan School District At the high school, the top budget committee went high tech choice was math and science text- last week. books. At Faulconer-Chapman, A. J. Grauer, high school pnn- technology led the list. The top cipal, demonstrated the school's choice for Opportunity House was new technology while conducting a drag and alcohol counselor. a computer-based spending prior- The next part of the poll focused itypoll, on priorities for investing in stu- Using hand-held clickers that dents -- if funds wece available. interact with a computer and two When it came to reducing class software programs that run simul- sizes with the greatest impact, not taneously, Graiaer determined the suprisingly the top choice was kin- priorities of the budget committee dergarten through 3rd grade with and audience and then displayed middle school classes second and the results, the 4th and 5th grade' third. The new technology has found Asked about adding back ser- its place in at least one 61aggr60m vices; 75 15erceflt Wanted art teach- at the high school, ers while 17 percent voted for for- Each committee member plus eign language and 8 percent for li- the audience, made up of adminis- brary specialists. trators and staff, were given a In the second question, 46 per- clicker to use during the polling cent voted for reading coaches, 31 process. Grauer then made a Power percent for a health specialist, 15 Point presentation that included a percent for a math coach and 8 per- series of quesuons on school fund- cent for an English as a Second ing pnorines. Language specialist. With each question, everyone How did the group feel about was asked to reply by entering a full day kindergarten? If funding response using the clicker. Grauer were available, 64 percent sup- displayed.the responses in an easy- ported it. to-read graphic format. Asked if the teacher mentoring The first part of the poll focused program should expand, cease or on the various wish lists, continue, 60 percent voted to ex- What did the budget committee panded it. Wednesday, May 2, 2007, The Sun 3 Yamhill County Historical group plans meeting The Yamhill County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Yamhill Mormon Church. Gordon Zimmerman will speak about "Memories of Yamhill." The meeting is open to the pub- lic. Pat Buswell, left, and Barbara Hunter display a few of the items that will the Willamina Music and Drama Boosters at a silent auction May 19. Photo by Shelley Harman be auctioned off by May 19 event set at Anyone wishing to donate wife, Pat, got the idea for the drama old high school items for the auction may call Fat boosters when they learned that the Cat Coffee in Willamina, 503- school provides vilXually no fund- Auction items are being sought 876-7477. All donations are tax ing for such programs. for a silent auction to be held on deductible. During the performances of Saturday, May 19, at the old Wil- The auction will piggyback on "Annie." the club will be signing lanfina High School. the annual Chamber of Commerce up new members, accepting dona- All proceeds will benefit Wil- dinner and Town Fooleries show tions and selling booster club T- lamina schools WMD -- Willamina being held the same night in the old shirts. Music & Dranm. school's auditorium. Dave Howell said he hopes all The auction is being sponsored The event will be held one day of this interest and support for the- by the newly formed WMD after the final performance of ater will serve to enliven a commu- Booster Club whose motto, embla- WMD's production of the musical nity theater program he'd like to zoned on their T-shirts, is "The "Annie." start in the fall. "Everyone is wel- Show Must Go on!" ~ David Howell said he and his come," Howell said. 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