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Medical Lake proposes February 2018 levies

Finally there appears to be some clarity when it comes to school funding in the future. And the Medical Lake School District seems to have enough of an understanding of things to announce they will float a pair of levies in early 2018. “I think...

 

Hallet Elementary releases October and November award winners

Medical Lake’s Hallet Elementary School has released its October and November “Responsibility” “Can Do” and “Bringing up Grades” award winners. October Kindergarten Danker: Braxtyn Vanscoik, Maesa Chimienti, Talon Barringer....

 

If not up, at least away

Participants try to win prizes by seeing who can land a paper airplane as close as possible to a small Christmas tree at halfcourt during halftime of the Cheney boys basketball game with West Valley...

 

Exhibiting 'Appropriate Audience Behavior'

Sometimes the best way to get a point across is to do exactly the opposite of what you intend to say. Such is the premise of Westwood Middle School's first drama production "Appropriate Audience...

 

Combatting staff shortages in Medical Lake schools

Appropriately, a recent workshop for future substitute teachers in Medical Lake was termed a “boot camp.” That’s because the district continues to fight a battle to fill an ever-decreasing pool of people to fill in for regular classroom...

 

Medical Lake school board hears levy plans

The Medical Lake School Board said goodbye to longtime member Kelly Fouts and got introduced to what might lie ahead as far as funding goes at its Nov. 28 meeting. Fouts, who was defeated in the Nov. 7 general election by Leo Spilker, has been a...

 

Cheney School District to add safety position

Cheney schools will soon get an increase in the number of personnel dedicated to the security of its students. In fact, it will double. Superintendent Rob Roettger told the school board at its Nov. 15 meeting that officials at the district and the...

 

Sunset awards

Principal Ty MacGregor (right) and assistant principal Laura Roehl (left) helped hand out PACE (Partners Advancing Character Education) awards for respect and responsibility to students at Sunset...

 

Cheney High senior all-nighter hosts Santa breakfast

On Dec. 9 from 8 – 11 a.m., Santa Claus will be visiting the Cheney High School cafeteria for Santa's breakfast. The cost to join the fun will be $5 a person with all proceeds benefiting the senior...

 

Slightly West of Spokane Artists Studio Tour Nov. 25

After people are done eating turkey and shopping all day on Black Friday, they can go out to the Slightly West of Spokane Artists Studio Tour on Saturday, Nov. 25. The event is free and open to the...

 

EWU Student and Alumni Bazaar opens in downtown Cheney

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Gallery, located at 404 Second St., opened the EWU Student and Alumni Bazaar on Nov. 13. About 14 students and alumni are selling their artwork for...

 

Turning Halloween into Food Bank benefit

The treat of more food for local needs outpaced the need for some Medical Lake High School students to collect goodies for their own sweet tooth on Halloween. In a twist of the traditional cry of...

 

Cheney adopts construction scope and budget policies

The Cheney school board of directors adopted several policies at their Oct. 25 meeting dealing with implementation of upcoming construction work at three elementary schools and the high school. The first was the second reading and final adoption of...

 

Eastern Washington Downtown Gallery hosts EWU Student Bazaar

The Eastern Washington Downtown Gallery has been busy as it just hosted the, "Art of Gail Tremblay: Searching for ways to live in the circle of things that support life." The exhibit featured baskets...

 

Cheney High School renovations over budget

The Cheney school board found out during a schematic design review of the proposed remodel of the district’s high school that the work is over the budgeted amount specified in the February 2017 bond by just over $3.21 million. The board also found...

 

Medical Lake school board hears about new assessments

Medical Lake’s School Board learned at its Oct. 25 meeting about a new assessment program now in place in the district. Kim Headrick, the district’s director of teaching and learning, presented information on Aims Web, a program that will...

 

J. Casey Doyle to be featured at EWU Gallery of Art

EWU Gallery of Art is pleased to present new artworks by J. Casey Doyle, Nov. 8 through Jan. 11, 2018. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8 at noon in the gallery. Thinking outside the...

 

Using tricks and trots to tackle workforce needs

Cheney High senior Evarosa Perry had an idea for a project for her Future Business Leaders of American club, but didn't know how to fund it. Fellow senior Megumi Call had an idea for a fundraiser,...

 

GET college saving plans scheduled to restart Nov. 1

An important funding mechanism used in paying for the future cost of college tuition is soon to emerge from a state of two years in hibernation. The GET program — acronym meaning guaranteed education tuition — is poised to start accepting...

 

Ways of living

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Gallery is currently presenting "The Art of Gail Tremblay: Searching for Ways to live in the Circle of Things That Support Life 1990-2017." The exhibition...

 

So long, and thank you

Cheney High's girls swimming team said good-bye to seven seniors at the end of last Thursday's meet with Prosser and Grandview: Lucy Boston, Tiana Groff, Ammi Hanna, Zarah Meyer, Evarosa Perry,...

 

Hallett announces September award winners

The Hallett Elementary Pride and I Can award winners for September are as follows Kindergarten: Courtney Haase: Arianna Ramson and Jaxon Milender; Carmen Danker: Jordan Buck and Brookelyn Judd; Marilyn Musselwhite: Genyce LaCour and Makoa Paikuli;...

 

Eastern Washington offering pay-by-phone parking meters

Eastern Washington University is partnering with one of the fastest growing mobile payment companies in the world, PayByPhone Technologies Inc., to give students more options to pay campus meters. The PayByPhone app gives students more options to pay...

 

Fund run sendoff

Students at Medical Lake Middle School were sent off on their annual Fund Run, Oct. 6, with help from the school's band. The music must have been good because according to Molly Cooke, MLMS language...

 

Bus Safety Week highlights 'Stop on Red'

Cheney School District driver trainer and router specialist Athena Dunham wants drivers to remember two very basic ideas when it comes to school buses. “First of all, when they see school buses they need to exercise caution no matter what because...

 

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