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Some nuts and bolts of the Cheney school bond

The Cheney School District’s capital facilities bond voters will begin considering later this month has many more parts and pieces than the $44.88 million measure that failed to receive a needed 60-percent majority twice in 2015. That bond was for...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 12, 2017 

'22 Boots' display

The Eastern Washington University Veterans Resource Center is holding its "22 Boots" display in the JFK Library Alcove until Jan. 24. The display, which actually consists of 24 pairs of combat boots,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 12, 2017 

MLSD provides resources for homeless families

When it comes to working with homeless students and their families, the Medical Lake School District’s mission is a simple one — to have the same free educational opportunities as their classmates. Kim Headrick, who is the director of teaching an...

 

Cheney's Zapf receives national honors

Cheney High School student Sydney Zapf was selected as a 2017 National Honorable Mention recipient of The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in...

 

Hallett Elementary announces December PACE winners

Hallett Elementary School its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award winners for December. PACE/Caring — Owen Pritchard, Kambria Boone, Marie Rauscher, Josie Boyd, Colton Stoltz, Kenalie Brogan, Isabella Giles, Mary Mong, Gwyneth...

 

Education briefs

From News and Staff Reports Bryant makes University of Oregon winter Dean's List Medical Lake's Kristina Bryant was one of 520 students who made Eastern Oregon University's Dean's List for the 2016...

 

Cheney school growth tops education stories in 2016

When it comes to Cheney Public Schools, the phrase "If you build it, they will come" might be a little behind reality. The school district is hoping voters approve a $52 million capital facilities...

 

Fisher Building to find new life with Eastern students

When it comes to the case of the Cheney School District’s surplused Fisher Building, apparently the fourth time was the charm. After three previous purchase proposals for the district’s former high school, junior high and administration building...

 

Robotics

Medical Lake's Boaz Guidry drives his team's robot during FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Stronghold Competition on March 5, 2016. Both the Cheney and Medical Lake...

 

ML students advance in Act Six scholarship application process

Medical Lake High School seniors Hailey Hostetter, Kristina Michener and Katy Parr are moving on to phase II of the Act Six Spokane scholarship application process. An initiative of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Act Six Spokane is a program that...

 

Eastern's PUB renovation project is underway

After a false start of sorts, Eastern Washington University's renovation of the Pence Union Building kicked off this past fall. The $35 million work on the student's main activity building brings...

 

Lefler and Novo compete in national SeaPerch competition

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter Carter Lefler and Collin Novo became the first students from Westwood Middle School to compete at the 2016 SeaPerch National Challenge at Louisiana State University (LSU)...

 

Medical Lake District chosen as STEM Lighthouse School

The Medical Lake School District continues to serve as a beacon for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in the area. This year, the state Office of Public Instruction (OSPI) selected the Medical Lake as one of the Washington STEM...

 

Budding young ML actress in real life drama

One of Caitlin Butcher's passions is theater. Butcher, who is 11 years old and attends Medical Lake Middle School, saw her first show, "Annie," when she was seven. She loves to watch dramas and...

 

STCU awards total of $5,000 to help teens make a difference

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) officers at Cheney High School received $1,500 from Spokane Teachers Credit Union's Hundred Dollar Project for coordinating, raising money and awareness...

 

Von Lehe remains ML school board president

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Medical Lake school board closed 2016 at its Dec. 13 meeting with a few housekeeping items. In the reorganization of the board, Rod Von Lehe was re-elected school board president. Peggy Schweikhardt will remain vice...

 

Holiday concerts warms Lakeland Village's annual Winter Festival

During Lakeland Village's annual Winter Festival, Cheney High School's choir and the Medical Lake middle school and high school jazz bands performed holiday-themed concerts for the facility's...

 

Cheney schools continue to see enrollment growth

For the fourth month in a row, enrollment within the Cheney School District has increased, currently hovering at just under 4,500 students through December. At the Dec. 7 school board meeting, Executive Director of Finance Kassidy Probert told the...

 

Eastern to provide vanpool service to students and staff in Airway Heights, Medical Lake

Airway Heights and Medical Lake residents who attend or work at Eastern Washington University may not have to rely on just their vehicle or a bus from downtown Spokane to get to and from the Cheney campus. EWU Parking and Transportation Services is...

 

CHS Students of the Month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for November. Front row left to right: Riley Potter, Katarina Smith, McKenna Hodgson, Crystalee Burts and Chayce Crawford. Back row...

 

MLMS PACE Students of the Month

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

 

Education Briefs

Hallett announces November PACE winners Hallett Elementary School announced its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award winners for November. PACE/Citizenship — Sophia Hartwell, Kasper Haynes, Jared Sammons, Jacqualynne Hege, Kruz...

 

Spreading Christmas cheer, one locker at a time

Medical Lake Middle School students arriving at school on Dec. 13 may notice their lockers are adorned with Christmas trees, ornaments, snowflakes and other holiday-inspired decorations. Four students...

 

Hallett Elementary School collects items for food bank

Hallett Elementary School students are doing their part to give back to their community during this holiday season. The school's Associated Student Body is collecting food for the Medical Lake Food...

 

Westwood Middle School announces 2016-17 Term 1 honor roll

Note: This is a continuation of the honor roll that was printed in the Dec. 1 issue of the Cheney Free Press. 3.0-3.4 — Madeline N. Abendroth, Tatiana Y. Balakirev, Rhyan L. Clark, Isaic W. Cochrane, Isabella K. Diomede, Lindsay R. Hagreen, Kindel...

 

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