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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    July 12, 2018 

Cheney Schools adopt 2018-2019 budget

The Cheney School Board officially adopted the district’s largest budget in its history at its June 27 regular meeting —a document that comes up just shy of $64.1 million in general fund revenues while slightly exceeding $64 million in general...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    July 12, 2018 

PUB advancement

Most of the work on Eastern Washington University's Pence Union Building has moved inside as the $42 million student union building project nears a fall completion date....

 

Tilly Baldwin receives Holocaust Center contest award

Cheney Middle School eighth-grader Tilly Baldwin received an honorable mention in the middle-school art category of the Seattle Holocaust Center for Humanity's 2018 Writing, Art and Film Contest....

 

CHS graduate Robert Cook earns MBA

On June 18, 2018, Robert “Robbie” Cook, a 2013 graduate of Cheney High School and 2016 graduate of Washington State University, was awarded a master of business administration degree from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of...

 

Project work underway at Cheney schools

Construction work on all four of the Cheney School District's facilities included in 2017's $52 million bond is underway. In a presentation to the school board last Wednesday, June 27, OAC project...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    July 5, 2018

Medical Lake board hears CTE, STEM program updates

The end of the 2017-18 school year review in Medical Lake included updates on CTE and STEM programs with some notable advancements announced. The district's CTE or Career Technical Education and... Full story

 

Medical Lake High second semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School has released its 2017-2018 second semester honor roll. Students making the honor roll are listed by last name first as follows: Freshmen Bridges, Cheyenne Deitschman, Breanna Earley, Natalee Eberhardt, Mayah Harper, Anne...

 

MLHS Principal's honor roll

Medical Lake High School has released its 2017-2018 second semester Principal’s honor roll. Freshmen Acord, Ellie Beecher, Jessica Bode, Rachel Brown, Violet Cain, Kaycee Castro, Kyler Cook, Chloe Davis, Ethan Dickey, Cameron Dyess, Preston... Full story

 

Cheney board OKs high school constructability

Expansion and renovation work at Cheney High School is one step closer to beginning, thanks to the approval by the school district’s board of directors of a resolution accepting a constructability review report. The review was based upon architect... Full story

 

EWU professor to serve as language specialist in Jordan

Eastern Washington University associate professor Gina Mikel Petrie, Ph.D., has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English Language Specialist assignment in Amman, Jordan. The English Language Specialist Program is the...

 

Cheney High program receives FFA award

The Washington state Future Farmers of America Association announced in a June 14 news release that Cheney High School’s agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor Allen Skoog had been awarded a $27,000 grant from the association. The funding... Full story

 

Cheney school district budget grows with enrollment

The Cheney School District’s 2018-2019 general fund budget is scheduled to top $60 million for the first time ever — and that’s just the beginning. During a budget workshop at the school board’s June 13 meeting, Finance Director Jamie...

 

Amy Anderson graduates from Western Oregon

Cheney High School alum Amy Anderson was one of over 1,000 graduates receiving diplomas at Western Oregon University commencement exercises on June 16 in Monmouth, Ore. Anderson graduated magna cum laude (3.65-3.79 grade point average) with a...

 

Groundbreaking for Cheney High School work June 27

Cheney School District officials and corporate partners Lydig Construction, ALSC Architects and OAC (the district’s construction and project management firm), are holding a groundbreaking ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, for the Cheney...

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education    June 21, 2018

Airway Heights to repaint Sunset Park water tank

At the June 18 Airway Heights City Council meeting, the board approved a bid to recoat the Sunset Park water tank. In 2016, this project was advertised and since the bids were way higher than the...

 

Betz's best

Betz Elementary School second-grader Abi Huntley performs a song during teacher Cindy Tilque's annual class talent show on June 13....

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education    June 14, 2018

Graduating awards

Graduating Cheney High School students were recognized at last week's senior assembly, including athletes (above) who received the Mayor's Award. Also receiving awards were Evarosa Perry and Hunter...

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education    June 14, 2018

EWU receives College Spark Washington Grant

As the academic year at Eastern Washington University is winding down, the most recent funds given to EWU was the College Spark Washington Grant. This grant will provide EWU with $149,573. The organization gave $1.5 million overall in community grant...

 

Sendoff at Shriner's

Medical Lake Alternative High School held its commencement ceremony on Friday, June 8, at the Shriner's Event Center. Those receiving diplomas included, front row (L-R): Autumn Port, Jami Williamsen,...

 

Hallet Elementary announces May, June awards

Kindergarten Musselwhite: Ryley Paul. Nkechukwu Okemgbo. Danker: Andrew Freeman, Tatianna Hartwell. Williams: Kaden Eckel, Josias Martinez, Maeve Halme. Haase: Alex Medina-Sanchez, Arianna Ramson, Ben Halme. First Grade Coriell: Shelby Stevens,...

 

Andrus named to student support services role

Cheney Public Schools announced in a June 11 news release that it has named Dr. Robin Andrus as the assistant director of Student Support Services. Andrus earned her bachelor’s degree at Eastern Washington University, graduating cum laude, as well...

 

Three Springs grads celebrate

Graduates of Cheney's Three Springs High School celebrate their achievement with the traditional mortarboard toss after their June 7 commencement at City Hall. Graduates are Cassidy Anderson, Jeusha...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    June 7, 2018

Medical Lake students' chili is one hot item

A class project at Medical Lake High School has gotten out of control. But in a very good way, it appears. Sophomore Kaylee Thompson and Calvin Ross, a freshman, have concocted a Vegan chili recipe th...

 

Cheney Middle School leadership students aid food bank

Each year, the seventh and eighth-grade students in Cheney Middle School teacher Sherrie Syrie's leadership class undertakes a project to help out a local organization. Leadership student Camryn Bisho...

 

Cheney changes board work session to regular meeting

A work session of the Cheney School District board of directors originally set for Wednesday, June 13, has been changed to a regular board meeting, which will also include the budget work session. According to a news release from the school...

 

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