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Students show Cheney school board images of a leader

Student leaders for the coming school year at Cheney and Westwood middle schools gave Cheney school board members their interpretations of a “portrait of a leader” during presentations at the board’s August meeting last Wednesday night. The...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 25, 2016 

Band practice

Members of Cheney High School's marching band and color guard practice during a hot Friday morning, Aug. 19. The CHS band held band camp from Aug. 15-22 to get ready for the school...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 25, 2016 

State releases Smarter Balanced Assessment results for local schools

The Washington state Office of Public Instruction released preliminary Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) scores for English, Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for third- through eighth-grade and 11t...

 

Locals earn U of I scholarships

Several Cheney and Medical Lake alumni received scholarships from the University of Idaho for the 2016-17 academic year. Cheney David Bleichney — Leonard Halland Centennial Scholarship. John Michael Magill — Jesse W. Abbott Memorial Scholarship,...

 

CHS alum starts Kappa Sigma chapter at Eastern

Noah Ziemann started as the kid who graduated from Cheney High School in 2014, then went on to Eastern Washington University to just get a degree and move on with life. That mentality changed when he...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 18, 2016

ML Circuit Breakers host summer camp for incoming middle school students

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team hosted a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) camp for incoming sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 4, 2016

Cheney board approves Fisher Building sale addendum

At a special July 26 meeting, the Cheney School Board approved an addendum to the Fisher Building sale agreement with Eastmark Capital Group, with Director Mitch Swenson abstaining. According to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 4, 2016

Medical Lake School Board passes 2016-17 operating budget

At its July 26 meeting, the Medical Lake School Board approved its operating budget for the 2016-17 school year. During the meeting, Chad Moss, director of finance, said the general fund revenue for 2016-17 is projected at $21.5 million, a 5 percent...

 

Medical Lake School Board meeting dates for the 2016-17 school year

All meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. unless specified. Sept. 20 — District office Oct. 25 — District Office Nov. 22 — District Office (at 4 p.m.) Dec. 13 — District office Jan. 24 — District office Feb. 28 — District office March 28 —...

 

CHS alumni earn CCS Foundation scholarships

The following Cheney High School students were awarded Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation Scholarships. Jonathon Blanc — Cheney Environmental Association Scholarship. Breeann Wilson – F.W. McMulkin Scholarship. Callie Hanson – Footsteps...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 4, 2016

Jenkins juggles

Corey Jenkins - one half of the music group "Jenks" - tosses around juggling clubs in front of a group of children during a July 29 concert at the Cheney Public Library....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 21, 2016

Roettger begins tenure as Cheney Schools superintendent

The Rob Roettger era has officially begun. At its July 13 meeting, the Cheney School Board passed a resolution that designates Roettger as the Cheney School District superintendent. Roettger took...

 

MLHS announces 2016 second semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School announced its second semester honor roll for the 2016 school year. Seniors Principal’s Honor Roll Dara Abounorinejad, Nathan V. Braswell, Rikki . Byrnes, Emma L.Davis, Zoe S. Davis, Derek J. Dick, Claire L. Dormaier, Tyler...

 

West Plains residents make GU's dean's list

Several West Plains residents earned placement on Gonzaga University President’s List for the 2016 spring semester. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed. Cheney — Carlie Fox and Tyler Gustafson. Fairchild Air Force...

 

Eastern students in Nice, France are safe

The 15 Eastern Washington University students studying abroad in Nice, France remain safe and secure in residence halls at the University of Nice. The students are under the guidance of professor Florian Preisig and following the lead of the French...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 21, 2016

Welcome home Blackhawks

The Cheney High School Alumni Association sponored its annual all-class reunion picnic, July 17 at Salnave Park. Many former Cheney High School students flocked to the event to catch up with old...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 14, 2016

Summer school maintenance projects underway

Cheney and Medical Lake students may notice some new or changed features in their school when they return from summer vacation. Both school districts' maintenance departments are working on various...

 

Seven Cheney High students place in national FBLA conference

The Cheney FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter had a successful outing at the FBLA National Business Leadership conference, June 29 – July 2 in Atlanta. At the convention, which was...

 

CHS alumna Simonsen makes George Fox University's deans list

Cheney High School alumna Kelly Simonsen made the George Fox University’s dean’s list for spring quarter. Simonsen is currently studying history. Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours...

 

West Plains residents graduate from Park University Fairchild Campus

Park University’s Fairchild Air Force Base campus center held its commencement ceremony on June 10 at the Red Morgan Event Center on the base. The university had six students eligible to participate in the ceremony with all of them receiving...

 

Kessler makes Minnesota Twin Cities dean's list

Cheney High School alumna Linnea Kessler (class of 2012) was named to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ 2016 spring semester dean’s list. To qualify for the dean’s List, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while...

 

Cheney graduates earn awards, scholarships

Note: The is a continuation of the list of the CHS award and scholarship winners that was printed in the July 7 issue of the Cheney Free Press. The following 2016 Cheney High School graduates were awarded scholarships and honors. Clancine Smith —...

 

Hallett Elementary names May award winners, 'Students of the Year'

Hallett Elementary School announced its award winners for May and its “Students of the Year” for June. May’s PACE trait is courage. Hawk —Addison Spangler, Jackson Richards, Lily Gibby, Allison Appel, Mason Womble, Taylor Oberhauser, Marely...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 7, 2016

Jaramillos grateful for HOPE, EWU, Cheney support

Former Eastern Washington University visiting lecturer Andres Jaramillo and his family recently left Cheney on a journey that will take them to their hometown of Bogota, Columbia. In the fall, the...

 

CHS graduates earn awards, scholarships

The following 2016 Cheney High School graduates were awarded scholarships and honors. Jerika Adams — Honor Cords and President’s Educational Excellence Award and Washington State Principal’s Scholar. Claire Arensmeyer — Honor Cords and...

 

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