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 By Al Stover    Education    February 16, 2017 

NASA astronauts visit Hallett Elementary

See a photo gallery from the event here....

 

Cheney school board adopts legislative priorities list

The Cheney School District board of directors approved a resolution adopting the board’s priorities it looks to promote to the state Legislature during its current biennial budgeting session. Superintendent Rob Roettger told the board the four...

 

FBLA students qualify for State Business Leadership Conference

The Cheney High School Future Business Leaders of America are off to a good 2017 after competing in the Northeast Regional Winter Conference at the Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley, Feb. 4 Cheney...

 

CMS announces 2016-17 winter quarter honor roll

Note: This is a continuation of the honor roll that was printed in the Feb. 9 issue of the Cheney Free Press. 3.5-3.9 — Isabelle G. Adams, Katelyn E. Alderson, Summer N. Ambute, Cruz I. Avila, Elijah D. Axtell, Jonathan T. Bailey, Ryan A....

 

Primetime Mentoring comes to Medical Lake

The Medical Lake School District is partnering with Communities in Schools (CIS) to offer its Primetime Mentoring program at the district’s buildings in Medical Lake and Michael Anderson Elementary at Fairchild Air Force Base. The program has been...

 

JROTC drill team gears up for upcoming competition

Medical Lake High School Junior ROTC's drill team is kicking it into high gear for the Feb. 25 Silverwings Drill Competition they are hosting. The team began their season at the Nov. 5 Silverwings...

 

CMS announces 2016-17 winter quarter honor roll

Cheney Middle School announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. 4.0 — Tyler T. Ashcroft, Mia J. Baldwin, Tilly A. Baldwin, Elliana G. Barden, Evelyn M. Barlow, Bailey M. Benson, Camryn N. Bishop, Aaron M. Brown,...

 

MLMS PACE Students of the Month

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for January. January's trait is fairness. Students received certificates and T-shirts and...

 

Education briefs

Cheney School District schedules snow make-up days The Cheney School District recently had three school closures related to weather and road conditions. This district will use the following days to make up for the closures: Feb. 17, June 15 and June...

 

'Scablands'

Artist Jenene Nagy transformed Eastern Washington University's Gallery of Art into a geometric illusionic painting for her "Scablands" exhibit, which runs until Feb. 23. Admission is free to...

 

Budget accountability lacking in Cheney School District continual funding requests

Once again I’m facing a off-cycle ballot for raising my taxes. Once again I ask why is the district having an off cycle election? Didn’t we just have a national election three months ago. Didn’t we just vote for a huge increase for the school...

 

Combining history with critical thinking

Have historians overemphasized the slavery issue as a cause of the Civil War? That’s the question posed to four Cheney High School students in instructor Steve Arensmeyer’s AP U.S. History class on Friday, Jan. 20 — two tasked with defending...

 

Dealing with mumps, class sizes, part of Cheney board meeting

So far, the Cheney School District hasn't been impacted by the mumps outbreak hitting other area districts - but it hasn't been unaffected either. At its Jan. 25 meeting, Superintendent Rob Roettger...

 

ML School Board receives mumps, make-up days update

The Medical Lake School Board went through a light agenda at its Jan. 24 meeting. During his report, Superintendent Tim Ames informed the board that there are no confirmed mumps cases in the school district. According to the Spokane Regional Health D...

 

MLMS PACE Students of the Month

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for December. December's trait is caring. Students received certificates and T-shirts and...

 

Positivity Wall a benefit to MLHS students

Medical Lake High School students, staff and visitors who stroll down Hall 100 may notice the "Positivity Wall." The wall is adorned with positive messages written by students, including "happiness...

 

Taylor wins Hallett Elementary School geography bee

Hallett Elementary fifth-grader Shayley Taylor said she was shocked when she, along with her best friend Lindsay Kuster, made it to the final round of the school's Jan. 17 geography bee competition....

 

Education Briefs

Pendleton and Simonsen on dean’s list Cheney High School alumna Kelly Simonsen and Medical Lake High School alum Jonah Pendleton made the George Fox University’s dean’s list for fall quarter. Simonsen is currently studying history and...

 

CHS Students of the Month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for December. Front row left to right: Aurora Cable, Jaymee Knutson, Layci Thieschafer and Rachel Hove. Back row left to right:...

 

'Hoops for Caitlin' charity basketball game at MLHS

The Medical Lake School District is coming together to host a charity basketball game, "Hoops for Caitlin," at the high school, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. The event is to support Caitlin Butcher, a Medical...

 

Westwood students reflect on how best to treat each other

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Sixth-graders in Westwood Middle School teacher Jennifer Ireland's English Language Arts and social studies classes have not only been learning about the history of the 1960s...

 

Five Medical Lake students qualify for All-NW bands

Medical Lake High School senior Nick Isherwood has played in the Washington Music Educators Association All-State and All-Northwest performing groups as a percussionist. When he travels to this...

 

Homeschool numbers consistent

After a sharp increase between the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, Cheney School District’s home-based instruction student count has remained pretty much consistent the past three years. According to information from the district, homeschooled...

 

Cheney School District to form school site selection committee

Cheney Public School officials have announced their intention to form a school site planning committee as part of their intention to purchase property for future new schools. The district, which stretches from the Spokane/Lincoln county line in the...

 

Artist advice

Artist Jake Prendez (left) takes a moment to speak with Eastern Washington University student Angelica Garcia-Macias, sharing his life experience as an artist, as well as dispensing some advice...

 

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