Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, September 01, 2012, Page 15, Image 13

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Enrolling new students
West Valley Christian School Grades 1 through 8
27660 Salmon River Hwy. 18 (just west of the casino)
Smaller class size and where family values are important.
Accepting new students. Registration fee $200.
Tuition is $275month for 10 months (September through June)
Scholarships available to Tribal members of $600 each
($60month discount on tuition)
Classes began Aug. 27. Call 503-879-5812.
College Credit Course
Offerings at Grand Ronde
FALL Term 2012 (Sept. 24-Dec. 8)
RD 090 (College Textbook Reading) - CRN 38347
Cost: $270 book(s)
Course description: Prepares students to comprehend and apply infor
mation from college-level textbooks. Encourages active reading by teach
ing students how to ask and look for answers to questions about author's
purposes and strategies. Includes application of active reading skills to
specific academic disciplines and career fields. Prerequisite: Placement into
RD090; or RD080 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Credits: 3
Class daytime: Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8:20 p.m.
First class meets: Sept. 25
Location: CTGR Adult Education Building Classroom 126
WRITING 090 (Fundamentals of Writing) - CRN 38348
Cost: $360 book(s)
Course Description: Focuses on writing essentials that build confidence
in writing for a variety of academic purposes. Emphasizes skills necessary. ,
to produce thesis-driven essays. Reinforces grammar and sentence-level
editing skills in the context of paragraphs and short essays. Covers critical .
reading of college-level texts. Prerequisite: Placement into WR090; or WR049
or WR080, either with grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
Credits: 4
Class DayTime: Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6:50 p.m.
First class meets: Sept. 25
Location: CTGR Adult Education Building Classroom 126
To sign upregister for the class, go to - New .
Students: Click on the Quick Links tab, then click on Admission and
complete the Chemeketa Admission Application. You will then be e- ;
mailed a user name and password for your My Chemeketa Account.
Then follow the Continuing Student instructions for registering. Con- '
tinuing Students: Go to and type in your user name
and password. Then from the shortcuts menu, select AddDrop classes,
and select Fall Term. Enter the CRN provided above for the class(es)
you wish to add. Remember to print out your class schedule when you
are finished registering.
To search for other Chemeketa classes being offered outside of Grand
Ronde, including online classes, go to - Select the
Classes tab at the top of the Web page and then click on Fall Class
For assistance, contact the Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus at
Eligible CTGR Tribal members can access the Tribe's Part-Time College
Program to pay for the class. Contact 503-879-4591 to access this program.
New Oregon tuition waiver
House Bill 3471-Tuition Waiver Bill is a new law that gives "tuition
waivers" to current and former foster youth for Oregon community
college and public universities. This program begins with the 2012-13
academic year.
Requirements: All current foster and former foster youth who have
spent at least 365 days in substitute care after age 16, AND either left
foster care (had wardship terminated) or completed high schoolGED
within the previous three years qualify for this program.
Application process: Students must submit their FAFSA (www. as soon as possible! DHS and ICW will send a list of eligible
students to the Oregon Student Access Commission for prioritization
of an Oregon Opportunity Grant.
The school of attendance will be notified of eligible students attending
their institution and notify the student of the tuition waiver amount.
There is no separate application or steps for students to apply other
than submitting their FAFSA.
For more information, contact your ILP worker or the Tribal Scholar
ship Office at 1-800-422-0232, ext. 1345.
Higher Education Web page updated
Check out the new Higher Education program Web site at www.grandronde.
Monclay.-r;Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(closed Monday - Friday: noon 1 p.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
New Library Staff: Please join us in welcoming Christopher Man-
sayon as the new Reference Librarian. Chris is a Tribal member who
- has earned a master's degree in Library and Information Science. He
will be working in the library on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Come in and say hello to Chris sometime soon.
Collaborative Events: We have teamed with the Sheridan and
' Willamina public libraries to host several evening sessions to be held
' - at each of the libraries in September, October and November. The first
-session will be hosted by the Tribal Library on Thursday, Sept. 6,
from IS to 7:30 p.m. It will be a "Meet and Greet" your local library
' ; staff.: Sheridan, Willamina and Tribal Library staff will be present
J; to share information about their respective libraries.
. The Sheridan Public Library will host a Tribal History presentation
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Some artifacts and collection photos will
. be on display. The Tribe's Cultural Resources Department staff will
present information and be available for questions and answers. The
program is being sponsored in collaboration with the Tribal Library
and the Willamina Public Library.
The Wwamina Public Library will host an event in October and then
we will host another event in November. Watch the library articles
for a calendar of events.
Donations: We appreciate the following people for their contribu
tions to the library collection during this reporting period. Our thanks
go to Billy Garoutte, Lori Walker, Stihl Tour des Trees and Linda and
Harold Hiebert. Thanks all; your donated items have been cataloged
and shelved for circulation. Thank you for some great additions to
the collection.
New CCRLS seirvOce
Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service and the Grand
Ronde Tribal Library will partner in a new project to provide ac
cess to CCRLS material through the Grand Ronde Tribal Library.
Patrons will need to have a basic or full service library card from a
member library in CCRLS. With this card they can request material
from any CCRLS library to be sent for pick up at the Grand Ronde
Tribal Library. When finished with, the material can be returned
to Grand Ronde. The Tribal Library is not becoming a member of
CCRLS, and the circulation rules of the CCRLS library will apply.
The service will be available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to
noon and from 1 to 6 p.m. Nearby CCRLS libraries are in Willamina,
Sheridan, Dallas, McMinnville and Salem.