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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 19, 2015 

School board tables Fisher Building sale proposal

The Cheney School District board of directors elected to table a proposal by a pair of developers to purchase the surplused Fisher Building, at the board’s first regular meeting in March, March 11. The proposal by Collegetown Development, LLC, a co...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    March 19, 2015 

PUB renovation gets slim student approval to proceed

Students at Eastern Washington University recently gave their approval, albeit by a relatively small margin, to move ahead with plans to remodel the Pence Union Building on campus. By a vote in late...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 19, 2015 

Medical Lake Knowledge Bowl finishes third at state

The Medical Lake High School Knowledge Bowl team didn’t come home empty handed after they took third place at the Washington State XXXIII Knowledge Bowl championships, March 14 at Arlington High School. The competition began with a written round...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 19, 2015 

Hawks News keeps Salnave Elementary students informed

It starts with an announcement on the school public address system: "Standby for Hawks news!" Several students immediately begin a countdown from 20, 19, 18...5...4...3...2...1 - the small,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 19, 2015 

Dollars for Scholars fundraiser is a casual affair

Guests who plan to attend the annual Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars (MLDFS) “Spring Thing” fundraiser, March 21, won’t need to dig through their closet in search of their expensive clothes or have to rent a suit or a dress for the event....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 12, 2015

Cheney's Patrick Purviance - senate page

Cheney High School freshman Patrick Purviance departed for a week as a Washington State Senate page not knowing what to expect. After five days traversing the grounds of the state's capital in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 12, 2015

ML Circuit Breakers finish eighth in regional robotics competition

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics are off to a good start to their season after they scored 41 points and finished eighth out of 28 teams March 7 at the FIRST (For Inspiration...

 
 Education    March 12, 2015

Cheney School District receives gold star award from state

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee notified the Cheney School District last month that it was one of the top-performing districts in the state in terms of sign-ups for the College Bound Scholarship program. According to a school district news release, the nu...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 5, 2015

Cheney School District enrollment up 43 students

Following conclusion of a public meeting on re-running the school district’s high school construction bond, the Cheney School Board made quick work of an otherwise light agenda. The board received a student enrollment and financial update from the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 5, 2015

Medical Lake FFA prepares for March competitions

Several members of Medical Lake High School's Future Farmers of America's (FFA) sales team take notes as a representative from Fogle Pump and Supply in Airway Heights explains the inner workings of...

 
 Education    March 5, 2015

Sixty Cheney FLBA members qualify for state

The Cheney High School FBLA Club (Future Business Leaders of America) completed competition in the 2015 North East Regional Winter Conference at the Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley, Feb. 8. The Cheney club had 60 of its 78 attending members place...

 
 Education    March 5, 2015

Medical Lake honors PACE students

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students who were selected for the February Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) Student of the Month award. They received certificates and T-shirts...

 
 Education    March 5, 2015

Cheney residents make U of W's dean's list

Several Cheney residents were named to the University of Washington’s dean’s list for fall quarter. Kayla Marie Fox, Hayden B. Gerstenkorn, Jessica Rose Ormsby, Max A. Schreiber, Danielle Marie Von Lehe and Cassidy Kaylane Weatherbee. Peter John...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 26, 2015

School board celebrates Medical Lake levy passage

The Medical Lake school board was in high spirits at its Feb. 17 meeting after the district’s maintenance and operations renewal levy passed 1,433-768 (65.11 percent). The levy rate will be $2.20 per $1,000 assessed property valuation for the next...

 
 Education    February 26, 2015

Westwood Middle School announces fall quarter honor roll

EIGHTH GRADE 4.0 — Jordan M. Agee, Avienda R. Anderson, Brittney E. Barnes, Jacob H. Berman, Nicolas J. Berman, Crystalee J. Burts, Camden J. Butikofer, Katherine M. Clemens, Alyson J. Dassow, Wyatt C. Ekstrom, Kaitren J. Fisher, Samuel B. Fix,...

 
 Education    February 26, 2015

Sowing and hooping

Snowdon Elementary School second-grade student Morgan Ray plants herbs in her specially prepared pot while fourth-grader Sienna Krizenesky demonstrates her Hula Hoop skills in activities taking place...

 
 Education    February 26, 2015

St. Claire receives Classified Employee of the Year

Betz Elementary School head custodian Cecilia (Cissy) St. Claire has been named the Cheney School District's Classified Employee of the Year and was honored at the school board's Feb. 11 meeting. St....

 
 Education    February 26, 2015

Cheney High School January students of the month

Cheney High School officials have released the list of students named as January Students of the Month. They are Ryan Axtell, language arts, junior; Hailey Bridges, world languages, junior; Joseph Burdick, vocal music, senior; Taylor Calvert,...

 
 Education    February 26, 2015

Medical Lake announces first semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School announced their honor roll for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year. SENIORS Principal’s Honor Roll — 4.0–3.5 Anna Becher, Nikolaj J. Beuchert, Justin L. Brundage, Stephanie T. Burris, Breena M. Cannon,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    February 19, 2015

Cheney School District agrees to lease fiber optic capabilities

The Cheney School District is planning on putting some of its excess fiber optic capacity — known as “dark fiber” — to a money making use through a contract with TW Telecom. The school board voted 4-0 at its first regular monthly meeting...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 19, 2015

Circuit Breakers gear up for robotics competition season

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team is getting ready for competition season. Since Christmas break, the team, which is in its third year, has worked four days a week on...

 
 Education    February 19, 2015

West Plains residents make Eastern 2014 fall quarter dean's list

Several West Plains residents made the Eastern Washington University dean’s list for the 2014 fall quarter. Airway Heights — Ericka Rickards. Cheney — Cody Ableman, Abdullah Al Mughairah, Khaled Almuhaidib, Ahmed Almutairi, Abdullah Alqasem,...

 
 Education    February 19, 2015

EWU president emeritus correction

A Feb. 12 story in the Cheney Free Press on Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo being voted president emeritus status had some incorrect information. The correct information is as follows: Dr. Arévalo and H. Fredrickson are not the only two EWU presidents granted...

 
 Education    February 19, 2015

Senior moment

Members of the Medical Lake band were honored Feb. 10 on Senior Night. They include (L-R): Stephanie Burris, Josh Miller, Enoch Seaman, Ivie Fleur Rabon, Monta Lea Harper, Kris Isherwood. Not...

 
 By FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    February 19, 2015

Anti-racist educator to speak Feb. 24 at EWU

Tim Wise, one of the nation’s most prominent anti-racist essayists and educators will appear at Eastern Washington University for a lecture from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Showalter Auditorium. Wise’s lecture, “Combating Racism:...

 

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