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New Traffc Signs Improve Safety on Busy Highways New Website and Reader Board Will Improve Submitted by Brenda Padgett, Business Manager of Oakville School District Communication between School and Families As many of you know, traffc Through the help of this on Highway 12 can often grant, the Oakville School The Oakville School District is launching a new website! be very heavy. In addition, District was able to replace Communicating with our families and the community we travelers are often driving the two beacons as you serve is paramount to the Oakville School District. As at a higher speed than what enter and leave town, technology moves forward, it has become important to is safe for a school zone. with new brighter double the district to provide a place where families can get fast, Previously, fashing beacons beacons, new poles, and accurate information on things happening in our schools. had been installed to help signage. The district then To do this, the district has been working on launching a slow traffc and enforce matched the grant funds new website to replace the previous site that has become school zone speed limits in order to replace the two outdated. through town, but have beacons nearest the school. The new site offers a fresh new look in line with other not been operational for some time. Due This helped save shipping and installation districts in the area, and will hopefully offer a user to outdated equipment and the high cost costs. Over the winter break, the two main friendly platform for parents to receive much needed of repair, the old beacons were simply not beacons were installed and as of January information. In addition, teachers will have the ability feasible to fx. The only solution was to 3, were fully operational. A signifcant to post information regarding class projects, homework replace them. The Oakville School District decrease in speeds was noticed immediately. assignments, and other important topics in their classroom. has been working on securing a grant from As the fnishing touches and other necessary security the Washington Traffc Safety Commission The district is excited to have these beacons measures are completed, the district will send out a mailer in order to help fund this project. working as the students return to school and to let families know when the site is operational, and to will be moving forward with the remainder provide the link. In late July, this Grant was approved! of the beacons as soon as possible. We look forward to launching a new site for our parents and Register to Vote! community! Future information to watch for will include The deadline to register to vote online or by mail is January 11 for the upcoming February technology in the classroom made possible by a grant election. Be sure to register and cast your vote to help make a difference! from the Chehalis Tribe, information on upcoming family Go to: to register online, or pick up a voter events, and the addition of a new reader board to further registration form at any post offce, county elections offce, or school district. communicate with our families! Rez Animal Resources and Education T-shirt Sale! Attention Chehalis The drawing on the t-shirt was designed by Tribal Members: myself, Dylan Gleason. I am a Chehalis tribal member and a Senior at Oakville High School. For my Senior project I wanted to Tsapowum Chehalis Tribal Behavioral show my support to the program by raising Health Program will be sponsoring money to donate to Rez Animal Resources Chehalis tribal community members to and Education (R.A.R.E.). I wanted to do attend the Thurston County Substance this for my Senior project because I like Abuse Conference at the Great Wolf Lodge animals and I've used the program for vet on April 30. visits for my dog. It is an opportunity to learn more about the If you would like to show your support, you solving this epidemic. It also gives you can order a shirt for $20.00, +$5.00 s/h, at: an opportunity to ask questions, network with the professionals, and continue to be an essential part of prohibiting this type of All shirts come in red with white lettering behavior. and will be delivered approximately 2 weeks after the close date, February 9. All If you are interested in attending this funds raised will be sent directly to Amy conference please contact Loudermilk toward Rez Animal Resources and Education. At 100 shirts sold, we can Madelyn Dethlefs, Prevention Coordinator raise $1,230.00! at 360-709-1717 Page 6   
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