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August 26, 2009 The Coquille Valley Sentinel Page 11 Back to Contributed by Coquille Valley Museum Older generations in this community may remember their grandparents' tales about how rough things were for school children when they were growing up. You know those stories of walking 5 miles to school in 3 ft. of snow wearing handed down shoes with cardboard inside them to plug the holes in the soles. Those tales, whether true or not, were to demonstrate how good the following generations had it. Some of us found it hard to imagine children enduring such hard- ship. Today's children may not be able to imagine it at all. That is why we need places like the Coquille Valley Museum. Evidence found in our community museum shows that from 1854 through the 1920's, getting to school may actually have been a pretty tough journey for some Coos County children. The details may be different from the tales mentioned above, but times were tough for sure. Many School at the Coquille Valley Museum schools were closed duringences, photographs and arti- school projects and assign- the wet months because facts to help you explore the ments. trails and roads were past and the people Museum volunteers will washed out or too muddy to who built this community,be happy to assist you or pass on foot or horseback. It is an excellent resource give you a tour. It is open Find out more about the for all ages to research Tues. through Sat. from 12 "good old days" at the many subjects. Now that to 4 pm. Coquille Valley Museum. school is starting, keep the There are wonderful refer- museum in mind for those McKinley School - Early 1900's Riverton Public School - Early 1900's Bank rant helps Bank of America has how this food impacts their "We have such a diverse awarded Oregon Coast students," said Becky range of volunteers and Community Action $2,500 Yaeger, Share Bear Snack community supporters for for its Share Bear Snack Pack Coordinator. "Without the Share Bear Snack Pack," Pack program. During the this additional food, many said Mary Schoen-Clark, school year, the Share Bear children would be inatten- CEO of Oregon Coast Snack Pack program pro- tive and unfocused. When Community Action. "We vides nutritious kid-friendly children have full tummies, appreciate Bank of America snacks for children who they are more likely to providing funds, so that we have been identified by thrive in school." can continue to help local teachers as vulnerable for The Share Bear Snack children flourish." hunger over the weekends Pack Program is now in its The Share Bear Snack and holidays, third year and continuing to Pack program is the first of The funds that Bank of expand. Bags filled with its kind in Oregon. The pro- America provided will go to healthy foods, such as gram will serve 10 schools program support. The cost raisins and nuts, are provid- in the 2009-2010 school for a single pack is about ed every weekend during year, including Reedsport, $5. Thanks to Bank of the school year to over 450 Ocean Crest, Hill Crest, America's generosity, the participating children from Myrtle Crest, Madison, program will be able to pro- low-income homes. These Bunker Hill, North Bay, vide 500 packs to children, same children are eligible Charter Lighthouse, "Teachers regularly tell us for free or reduced lunches. Driftwood, and Kalmiopsis. Four of these schools are new to the program this year. If you would like more information about how to volunteer or donate to the Share Bear Snack Pack pro- gram, please contact Becky Yaeger, Share Bear Snack Pack Coordinator, at (541)888-7436. Oregon Coast Community Action feeds, houses, warms and educates vulnerable children and families on the South Coast. To learn more, call 888-1574 or visit www.orcca.us. Register Now for October 2009 ACT Test Registration is now open reports are available for a for the October 24, 2009 small fee. " ACT achievement test. All students complete a Students who wish to take detailed inventory of ques- the college admission and tions during ACT registra- placement exam must regis- tion. Each test taker receives ter before September 18, an ACT score report that 2009. includes a wide variety of The ACT is a curriculum- information to assist with based achievement exam. It high school course selection, tests what students have college readiness, career actually learned in school, planning, and college admis- not their aptitude for learn- sions. ing. The ACT also measures The cost for the ACT test what students need to know without writing is $32. to be ready for entry-level When combined with the college-credit courses based optional ACT Writing Test, on ACT College Readiness the total cost is $47. 1 StandardsTM. Every stu- Students who qualify may i dent's results can be tied apply for a fee waiver directly to these consistent through their high school standards, counselor. The ACT has four sections The ACT website, English, mathematics, www.actstudent.org, has reading and science and helpful information, free takes about three hours to sample items, and options to complete. Students who take order inexpensive test prep the ACT Plus Writing com- materials to assist test takers plete an optional writing test get ready for the that requires an additional exam. However, the best 30 minutes. Unlike other preparation is to take rigor- exams, students are not ous core courses in school, penalized for guessing or study hard, and learn the answering all the questions academic skills needed in on each test section. In fact, college. it is beneficial for test takers Most students register j to answer all questions with- online at in the time allowed, www.actstudent.org During registration, stu- Students may also pick up dents may select up to four registration forms from their universities to receive their high school counseling score reports. ACT scores offices; these forms must be are accepted by all four-year postmarked by September colleges and universities 18, 2009. Late registration is across the United States. available from September ACT reports scores only 19 - October 2, 2009 for an when requested to do so by extra $21 fee. the student. Additional score Bay Area Results from Teen Idol August 22nd 1st Place: Star Moralez of Ally Putas of Coos Bay Myrtle Point. K-DOCK (K-DOCK: Unchained Song Choice: "Respect" by Melody; 50s "Wash That Aretha Franklin. 50's Song Man Right Out of My Hair) Choice: "Unchained Amanda Waldrop of North Melody" (1950's Bend ( K-DOCK: Love Version/Recorded & Will Keep Us Together; Charted by several artists 50's: Mr. Sandman) between 1955 & 1956) Five move on to the 2nd Place: Emma Semi-Finals: Star Moralez Wampler of Bandon. K- of Myrtle Point (16), Emma DOCK Song Choice: "Love Wampler of Bandon (13), Will Keep Us Together" by Thaddeus Miller of Bandon Captain & Tennille. 50's (13), Destyni Fuller of Song Choice: "Stupid Bandon (14), Marissa Cato Cupid" by Connie Francis of Coos Bay (13). 3rd Place: Thaddeus Estimated Crowd on Miller of Bandon. K- 8/22/09: 600. DOCK Song Choice: "My Next Program is the Semi- Girl" by the Temptations. Finals: August 27th at the 50's Song Choice: "Hound Egyptian Theatre 6:00 pm. Dog" by Elvis Presley. $2.00 donation for entry. 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