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 Education    January 29, 2015 

Education funding in Washington State: A history lesson and constitutional mandate

According to Article IX of the Washington State Constitution, the state’s “paramount duty” is to provide an “ample” and “uniform” education for all children. In 1977, Judge Robert Doran ruled that the state was in violation of the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 29, 2015 

Medical Lake School District renewal levy out for vote

Ballots for the renewal of the Medical Lake School District's maintenance and operations renewal levy went out last week. If passed, the measure would renew the district's operations and maintenance...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    January 29, 2015 

Cheney levy to pay for education needs state doesn't cover

Cheney School District voters are being asked to renew the district’s Educational Programs and Operations (Maintenance and Operations) levy. Ballots were mailed last week, and need to either be postmarked or dropped off at local ballot drop off...

 
 Education    January 29, 2015 

Cheney HS renovation master plan phase breakdown

Cheney HS renovation master plan phase breakdown...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    January 29, 2015 

Connecting learning with fun and exercise

"What was the temperature yesterday in Cheney?" preschool teacher Patti Hendrickson asked the dozen or so students flitting about the Betz Elementary media center on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Hendrickson...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 29, 2015 

Medical Lake bands and choirs prepare for festival season

At 7 a.m., in a hallway next to the Medical Lake High School auditorium, the thumping echo of drums can be heard from the band room. This is the percussion ensemble, one of several groups from the...

 
 Education    January 29, 2015 

Medical Lake honors PACE students

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

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    January 22, 2015

Cheney School District volunteer numbers are up

Numbers for volunteers, community involvement and highly capable students are up around the Cheney School District, according to a pair of reports given to the school board at its regular meeting Jan. 14. Jessica Deutsch, district volunteer services...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    January 22, 2015

A second chance to make a difference for others

The voices in Kevin Hines' head regularly told him to kill himself. Finally, 14 years ago at age 19, Hines decided to do something about it and take the 746-foot plunge over the rail of the nearby...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 22, 2015

Edmondson brings passion for helping others back to ML

When Ann Everett took over the Medical Lake School District's special education program, she began implementing several changes and brought in new personnel, including a familiar face to the...

 
 Education    January 22, 2015

Cheney High School AP Scholars 2014

Cheney High School has released its list of students receiving AP Scholars awards for 2014. AP Scholars with Honor, awarded to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3.0 or higher on four or more...

 
 Education    January 22, 2015

Welcome Home London

Students and teachers from Michael Anderson Elementary line the fence to welcome back London Bowater. Second-graders Makenzie O'Harrow, Megan Stapleton, Kristen Dickey and Paige Wilkins (right) wait...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    January 15, 2015

Cyber Patriots provide views of technology's 'real' world

Hanging out at a meeting of Cheney High School's Cyber Patriots club is like going to sleep and waking up in a non-English speaking country during the middle of a large community meeting. You don't...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 15, 2015

Hougar to represent Medical Lake at Spokane Lilac Festival coronation

Medical Lake High School senior Katelynn Hougar is within reach of becoming one of the 2015 Spokane Lilac Festival Royal Court. She just has to overcome one last hurdle Jan. 25, when she competes at...

 
 Education    January 15, 2015

EWU gallery presents 'Two by Two: small-scale ceramic sculpture biennial'

Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is pleased to present the "Two by Two: small-scale ceramic sculpture biennial" exhibit Jan. 28 – March 13. A reception will be held at the gallery on Wed...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 15, 2015

Headrick finishes first in Hallett Geography bee

Reid Headrick took first place in the annual Hallett Elementary Geography Bee. Headrick and other students were quizzed on various geographical topics. He will take a written exam in hopes of...

 
 Education    January 8, 2015

Beal named regional distinguished principal

Cheney School District Principal Matt Beal has been selected by elementary school principals in the Northeast Washington region as one of 18 distinguished principals in the state for the 2014-2015...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    January 8, 2015

Golden Feather Spirit Game is Wednesday, Jan. 14

The Cheney basketball teams will travel to Medical Lake to engage in the annual Spirit Game Wednesday, Jan. 14. The theme this year is "Back To The Feather," a play on the movie, "Back to the...

 
 Education    January 8, 2015

Hallett announces November and December award winners

Hallett Elementary announced the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award winners for November and December. PACE/Pride award Levi Garcia, Ashtyn Butterfield, Samantha Sallas, Waylon Grimes, Marcus Durbin, Audrey Hall, Brookleyn Gallup,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    January 1, 2015

Cheney schools puts high school bond, M&O levy on 2015 ballot

The biggest Cheney School District education story of 2014 is likely to be one of the biggest stories for 2015 - a $44.88 million bond to expand and renovate the district's only high school. The 4-1...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 1, 2015

Medical Lake district welcomes Ames as superintendent

The Medical Lake School District said goodbye to former superintendent Dr. Pam Veltri, who took a position as an assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction with the Mead School District....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    January 1, 2015

Eastern hires first woman president to replace Arévalo

The changing of the guard that took place as Eastern Washington University's 25th president, Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, stepped down from the job and was replaced by Dr. Mary Cullinan, was historic in a nu...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    December 25, 2014

Medical Lake School board approves policies

The Medical Lake School board of directors wrapped up another year Dec. 16 with a short meeting. In action items, the board approved the first reading of the updated policy P2161 — Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students. The...

 
 Education    December 25, 2014

West Plains Fire Academy graduates 23 recruits

The West Plains Fire Academy held the graduation of its second 2014 class on Thursday Dec. 18 at Medical Lake High School. The academy consists of firefighter recruits from Airway Heights Fire, Medica...

 
 By Michael Anderson Elementary    Education    December 25, 2014

Michael Anderson Awards

Third-grade teacher Shannon Vickrey and her class during Michael Anderson's November/December awards. They won the golden music stand for the month of November....

 

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