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 By AL STOVER    Education    August 28, 2014 

Medical Lake School District to implement more STEM elements

The Medical Lake School District is ready to kick off another year of their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. STEM coordinator Ann Everett said Medical Lake would once again launch a Project Lead the Way curriculum. She said...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    August 28, 2014 

From missiles to math books - Cheney School District dedicates new support site

Theoretically, with a pair of good binoculars, on a clear day a person can see every school in the Cheney School District from the top of 2,884-foot Needham Hill. The hill officially became the...

 
 Education    August 28, 2014 

ML students qualify for Laureate Society

Danielle Burris and Donna Schrock, both of Medical Lake, have been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for spring semester 2014. The student(s) qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade-point average of at least...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    July 24, 2014

Cheney school board contemplates high school bond decision

Cheney School District board of directors received a financial outlook at their July 16 meeting concerning a possible bond vote to fund a remodel and expansion of the district’s high school — an outlook that left them with even more questions....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 24, 2014

Cheney and Medical Lake schools partner with West Plains ECEAP

Parents living in the West Plains area and looking for options for preschool in the fall will have more opportunities available to them. The West Plains' Early Child Education and Assistance Program...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    July 24, 2014

New EWU student trustee a good fit on many fronts

If Eastern Washington University was looking for a student who might best possibly illustrate its mission to attract both first-ever college students, and minorities, it looks like he's been found in...

 
 Education    July 24, 2014

Cheney Residents make Washington dean's list

Several students from the Cheney area were named to the University of Washington’s dean’s list for the 2014 winter quarter. Students are listed by name and grade. Calvin A. Berstler, freshman; Kayla M. Fox, junior; Hayden B. Gerstenkorn, junior;...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    July 17, 2014

Medical Lake students show growth in NWEA testing

Medical Lake School District students continue to increase their reading and math scores. Kim Headrick, director of teaching and learning, unveiled Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) math and reading test scores for the 2013-14 school year at th...

 
 Education    July 17, 2014

EWU wins $2 million federal grant

Eastern Washington University has received a $2.125 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education designed to support students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds during their first year in college. This is the third time s...

 
 Education    July 17, 2014

Starr receives Seattle Business Forum scholarship

Cheney High School alumna Elica Chelsy Starr received a $2,000 Seattle Business Forum Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Starr, daughter of Gary and Himoni Starr, plans to attend Western Washington University and will enroll in the Honors...

 
 Education    July 17, 2014

Cheney and Medical Lake residents earn Whitworth degrees

Jessica Jensen, of Cheney, and Richard Aley, of Medical Lake, graduated from Whitworth University. Jensen was awarded a bachelor of arts in music. Aley earned a bachelor of arts in kinesiology and a bachelor of science in athletic training....

 
 Education    July 17, 2014

Ifft makes Montana's Dean's List for spring

Cheney High School alumna Nora Ifft made the University of Montana’s Dean’s List for spring 2014. To qualify, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive A or B grades in at least nine cre...

 
 Education    July 17, 2014

Eastern releases 2014 spring honor roll

Eastern Washington University recently named the following Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake students to the spring quarter dean’s honor roll for the 2013-14 academic year: Airway Heights — Tiffany Perez. Cheney — Alexander Adams,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    July 10, 2014

Cheney School District using summer to deal with deferred repairs

While students and staff may have the summer off, projects in the Cheney School District will be keeping maintenance personnel and local contractors pretty busy. The district is doing about $4.2 milli...

 
 Education    July 10, 2014

Medical Lake School District approves budget

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Medical Lake School District has their budget for the 2014-15 school year. The board of directors approved a resolution to pass the budget at the June 24 school board meeting. Business manager Don Johnson said this...

 
 Education    July 10, 2014

West Plains students make CWU honor roll

Elizabeth Sande and Anna Parker, both of Cheney, and Jessica Sampson, of Medical Lake, made the Central Washington University spring honor roll. CWU undergraduate students who earn a 3.5 or better grade point average, on a 4.0 scale, while carrying...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    July 3, 2014

Cheney School District adopts 2014-2015 budget

The Cheney School District's board of directors unanimously passed the district's $45.7 million 2014-2015 general fund budget at their regular meeting June 25. The amount is just over 8.4 percent more...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 3, 2014

ML Middle School honors Litzinger for contribution and services

It was 1974 when Tom Litzinger painted the cougar on the center of the floor and on the wall of the Medical Lake Middle School gym. Forty years later those paintings are still in the gym. During the middle school’s promotion ceremony, the district...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    June 26, 2014

Inspirational, but not necessarily a nerd

Cheney High School alumna Moira Gresham doesn't view herself as a nerd. But when told she was named a top college instructor by the organization NerdScholar, she took it with a grain of salt. "It's...

 
 Education    June 26, 2014

MLHS announces second semester honor roll

Medical Lake High has released the Honor Roll List for their second semester of the 2013–14 school year. Seniors Principal’s Honor Roll: 4.0—3.5 GPA — Apiradee J. Anongchai, Emily L. Bonsant, Connor G. Cranston, Nathan J. Dingfield, Tavia M....

 
 Education    June 26, 2014

Ames in as superintendent

Medical Lake School District board president Rod Von Lehe (left) swears in Tim Ames (right) as the school district's new superintendent at the June 24 board meeting....

 
 By Paul Delaney    Education    June 19, 2014

Grant designed to help students become college-ready

Improving the path to and through college is the goal of how a nearly $150,000 College Spark Grant that Eastern Washington University has received will be utilized. EWU will partner with Community Colleges of Spokane and K-12 school districts in the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    June 19, 2014

Everything was a first at Snowdon Elementary

By many accounts, the first year of operation for the Cheney School District's newest educational facility was a rousing success. Opening last September at a cost of $13.5 million, Snowdon Elementary...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 19, 2014

Von Lehe says goodbye to Medical Lake High School after 20 years

On the last day of school, Medical Lake High School teacher Val Von Lehe sits at her desk as the bell rings, signaling the end of the 8 a.m. class. Her students walk in and give her hugs, saying that...

 

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