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 By AL STOVER    News    February 4, 2016 

ML board approves elective credit waiver policy

At its Jan. 26 meeting, the Medical Lake School Board passed two policies that focus on graduation requirements. The board passed the first and second readings of Policy 2410, which requires students graduating in 2017 and 2018 to pass the Biology...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 4, 2016 

Cheney band students to perform in WMEA festival

Three Cheney High School band students will be performing in the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) Music festival in Yakima, Feb. 12-14, along with some of the best high school musicians...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 4, 2016 

Medical Lake drama hosts 'Student Sketch Night'

The Medical Lake High School Cardinal Players drama students finished their two-night run of "Student Sketch Night," Jan. 29-30. Both nights featured seven sketches performed, written and directed by...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 4, 2016 

Schmaling comes to EWU to interview for open provost position

Eastern Washington University students and staff met the first of three finalists for the open provost and vice president of academic affairs position. Dr. Karen Schmaling, professor of psychology at...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 4, 2016 

Cheney school board approves legislative priorities

The Cheney School Board unaminously approved a resolution that presents the district’s legislative objectives for the 2016 session at its Jan. 27 meeting. President Henry Browne was absent. The district’s legislative goals include asking the Legi...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 4, 2016 

Cheney wrestling defeats Pullman in final meet

The Cheney High wrestling team finished their regular season on several high notes, first defeating Pullman 58-19, in their final Great Northern League dual of the season, Jan. 27, then competing in the North Idaho Rumble, Jan. 29-30, where Devon...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 4, 2016 

Cheney gymnastics takes second at districts, head to regionals

The Cheney High gymnastics team capped their regular season finishing second place out of five teams with 143.475 points at the 3A Greater Spokane League districts, Jan. 27, at Mead High School. “We took second and had our highest team score of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 4, 2016 

CHS swim falls to Pullman

The Cheney High boys swim team wrapped up their regular season with a 99-70 loss to Pullman, Jan. 30. Trevor Babcock won the 100-yard freestyle in 51.10 seconds and set a new season-best in the 200 freestyle after he took second in the event...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 28, 2016

Basketball and baked goods

Cheney High senior basketball player Ty Graham shows off a plate of brownies during the Cheney Boys Basketball Association's Live Dessert and Silent Auction fundraiser, Jan. 23. All proceeds from the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 28, 2016

Cyber Patriots gear up for state competition

The Cheney High Cyber Patriots Club continues to build on their success from last year. The club recently completed the second qualification round of competition on Dec. 5 where one team finished 72nd in the nation and another took 143rd that...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 28, 2016

MLHS students to perform for All-State music festival

Thirteen students from Medical Lake High School's music program - nine in the band and four in choir - are preparing for the 43rd annual Washington Music Educators Association's (WMEA) All-State Instr...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 28, 2016

Cheney drops Great Northern League dual to East Valley

The Cheney High wrestling team knew they were going into a hostile environment when they lost a Great Northern League dual, 47-30, Jan. 20 to East Valley. "We competed as well as we could have," head...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 28, 2016

A Seahawks-less Super Bowl will still be worth watching

Well football fans, for the first time in two years the Seattle Seahawks won’t be going to the Super Bowl. The NFC champions Carolina Panthers, who defeated the Seahawks, 31-24, Jan. 17, then went on to beat the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, Jan. 24,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 28, 2016

Cheney swim team picks up wins over Grandview, Prosser

For Cheney High boys swim coach Jennifer Hochwalt, the experiment of having swimmers compete in different events that they are used to paid off as the team picked up wins against Prosser, 132-20, and Grandview, 116-42, Jan. 19. Trevor Babcock...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 28, 2016

Cheney gymnastics takes fifth in GSL meet

The Cheney High gymnastics team finished fifth with 129.35 points at its last regular 3A Greater Spokane League meet, Jan. 20. According to head coach Jaelyn Gardner, Cheney was competing against both 3A and 4A schools in what was an “intense...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 21, 2016

EWU students on MLK Day

At Cheney Care Center, EWU student Monica Mack (right) and resident Gloria Porter make a craft. Mack was one of several Eastern students who volunteered at the Care Center for Martin Luther King, Jr....

 
 By AL STOVER    News    January 21, 2016

Airway Heights City Council names Dashiell deputy mayor

The Airway Heights City Council appointed Councilwoman Tanya Dashiell the new deputy mayor, following a 4-3 vote at its Tuesday meeting. Dashiell, who was nominated by Mayor Kevin Richey, takes over for Steven Lawrence, who replaced Richey after...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 21, 2016

Second Thought exchange conversation commences

Cheney School District recently launched the Discovery phase of its second Thoughtexchange conversation. At the beginning of the school year, Cheney conducted its first Thoughtexchange conversation as a way to gain feedback from the community. That...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 21, 2016

Medical Lake MS teams compete in Lego League championships

Two Medical Lake Middle School robotics teams competed in the Central/Eastern Washington FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League state championships, Jan. 16. The...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 21, 2016

Windsor Elementary School holds family science night

Various classrooms at Windsor Elementary School were transformed into a number of different laboratories for the school's family science night, Jan. 14. Many of the classrooms had different...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    January 21, 2016

Marching in honor of Dr. King

Many Eastern Washingotn University students marched in the Jan. 18 Martin Luther King, Jr., parade in downtown Spokane....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 21, 2016

Ferguson, Pederson win Westberg tournament titles

It was another busy week for the Cheney High wrestling team, who lost a Great Northern League match to defending champion Clarkston, 46-32, Jan. 13, then traveled to Ellensburg and competed in the Ray Westberg Invite, Jan. 16, where Michael Ferguson...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 21, 2016

CHS swim team drops duals to Pullman, Selah

The Cheney High boys swim team continued to grind through the later part of their season after a 95-73 loss to Selah, Jan. 12. Despite losing in points there were several big moments for the Blackhawks. Trevor Babcock won the 100-yard freestyle in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 21, 2016

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day brings many reflections

Last Monday, Jan. 18, people across the United States celebrated the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a holiday that celebrated its 30-year anniversary. The holiday was first observed in 1986, three years President Ronald...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 14, 2016

Special Education Services to have transition fair

For parents who have children with special needs, or adults who need a little help, Cheney High School’s Special Education Services is hosting its first transition career fair in the cafeteria, Jan. 20, from 6-8 p.m. Angela Pischel, secretary for...

 

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