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Space Battle

Milii Martin, 7, armed with a balloon sword from The Dalles Wasco County Library table, rides a space ship at City Park during a Children’s Fair Saturday.

Loca l briefs of upcoming events this weekend

Booster Club golf, Cherry Crush and Dance recital all planned

Booster Club to host Golf Classic The Dalles Booster Club is holding its inaugural TD Booster Club Golf Classic at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Dalles Country Club. This a shotgun start and all community members are welcome to attend this fundraiser. Each team consists of four players in a scramble format. There will be side games, contests and prizes available. Dinner will be served at the conclusion of the event. Costs are $500 for a team and $125 for an individual. For more information, call, Daniel Bonham at 541-506-9185 or send an email to daniel @thedallesboosterclub .com. Jumpstart Track Meet on tap The 15th annual Jumpstart Elementary School Track Meet is open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade at the Wahtonka Track from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. There is no entry fee and if kids stop by before 6 p.m., registration is not necessary. Ribbons are offered for the top five boys and girls in each event. For information or to volunteer, go to jumpstartyouthactivities@ Dance Academy holding recital The Dalles Dance Academy will be involved in its year-end recital open to the public starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at The Dalles High School Auditorium. Cost is $4 per person and the money raised goes towards the Riverhawk cheerleading program.

TD juniors aim for Disneyland

A group of parents with students in next year’s graduating class at The Dalles High School have an ambitious plan for boosting 2017 graduation rates: a three-day trip to Disneyland. The senior party was announced last month, giving the class of 2017 extra time to fundraise.

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Pirates of Penzance

Pirate King Taylor Beeks sings “Cat Like Tread” during dress rehearsal of “The Pirates of Penzance JR” by The Dalles Middle School theater department. The classic comedy opens Friday at 7 p.m. in the TDMS Commons. Additional performances are May 14, 20 and 21. Concessions will be available before, during and after the show.

What's Happening for April 15

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Science fair winners named

Seeing that whitening toothpastes cost more than those without whitening, Ethan Hansen, a sixth grader at The Dalles Middle School, decided to see if the extra expense was worth the money.

What's Happening for April 13

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Young coder club gets creative

Santara Grillone doesn’t just play video games. The Dry Hollow Elementary School fifth grader also makes them. Grillone, along with more than a dozen other fifth through eighth graders, spend Wednesday afternoons at The Dalles Middle School taking part in Coder Club.

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Turnaround artist

Since Anne Shull took the helm of Chenowith Elementary, the school has seen “exponential” improvement, state officials have said. Once at the worst state rating a school could have –a level 1 – the school is now at a 3, and Shull’s goal is to get it all the way to the top overall performance rating, a level 5, in another four years. She thinks it’s “easily” doable. A recent data check showed the “winter benchmark” was almost double what it was from a year ago.

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Taking poverty personally

Anne Shull is principal at Chenowith Elementary, where more students live in poverty than at any school in the district.

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The Dalles Middle School chess club going to state

The Dalles Middle School eighth grader Noah Holloran won all five of his matches Saturday at the 2016 Region 20 Chess for Success Tournament while seventh grader Nick Caracciolo won three of his five matches.

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Signs and rhymes author visits elementary schools

Portland author Dawn Prochovnic had kindergarteners at Dry Hollow Elementary School signing and rhyming Friday as she read from her picture book series Story Time with Signs and Rhymes. Dry Hollow was one of four elementary schools Prochovnic visited in The Dalles as she also went to Colonel Wright, Chenowith and St. Mary’s Academy to show students the importance of reading and writing.

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What's Happening for March 4

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