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Hallett names award winners

The following are students who have won PACE, Bringing Up Grades and I Can awards from Hallett Elementary. February Kindergarten: Danker: Andrew Freeman, Zoey Aiken. Musselwhite: Nkechukwu Okemgbo, Makenzye Passinetti, Kaleb Burch. Williams: Natalie...

 

Medical Lake Middle School receives 3D printer

An anonymous donor wanted Medical Lake Middle School students to have a leg up in the ever-changing world of technology, so they now have a 3D printer. Exactly what they will do with it is still a...

 

Cheney Middle School FBLA places 18 at winter conference

The Cheney Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter competed at the 2018 Winter Business Leadership Conference in Spokane Valley this past February. Cheney Middle School sent...

 

Cheney Middle Shool business students help Spokane homeless

Cheney Middle School Future Business Leaders of America students put their teaching and talents to work this past winter to help members of the city of Spokane's homeless community. Organized by FBLA...

 

Local students named to UW Dean's List

Several local students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for fall quarter 2017. The students are listed alphabetically by home town as follows. Cheney: Haley Breanne Dixon (junior), Victoria Edelstein (sophomore),...

 

Anderson named dean of EWU's College of Social Sciences

Eastern Washington University has named Jonathan Anderson, Ph.D, the new dean of EWU's College of Social Sciences (CSS), effective immediately. Anderson has served as interim dean of CSS since April...

 

All-state band competitors dedicated to craft

Recently a number of members of the Medical Lake band program competed as member of the All-State Band in Yakima over President's Day weekend. The following are some profiles on these students that...

 

Pirate night produces treasure at Hallett Elementary

Medical Lake's Hallett Elementary School's mascot, the Hawks, gave way to that of a pirate, for a night at least. On Thursday, March 1, for Pirate Family Title 1 Literacy Night, staff and over 600...

 

Smith named Cheney district's career and technical education director

Cheney High School business education teacher Adam Smith has been named the school district’s new career and technical education director. Smith has been teaching at Cheney High School since 1998, and will begin his new duties this summer in...

 

Using love and kindness to combat aggression

Nathan Baldwin always thought bullying was something kids did to other kids. But the more he learned about Nazi Germany's efforts to exterminate people during the Holocaust, and the more he thought...

 

Medical Lake school board approves 2018-19 calendar

Students and parents in the Medical Lake School district can begin planning for the 2018-19 school year following board approval of the newest calendar at its Feb. 27 meeting. In a unanimous decision, the borad approved the calendar which sees the...

 

Medical Lake's Circuit Breakers win robotics title at Clackamas

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team returned from competition last weekend in Clackamas, Ore. with a state title and are now poised to compete at nationals in Houtson, Texas...

 

MLHS's Circuit Breakers head to competition

The hope for Medical Lake's Circuit Breakers robotics team is that everything works at least as well as it did on the President's Day holiday, Feb. 19. Working as they do, sometimes seven days a...

 

Cheney asks state for graduation requirements waiver

The Cheney School District has given the next several graduating classes a reprieve in the number of credit hours they must achieve to earn a diploma. At the Feb. 14 regular meeting, school board directors voted unanimously to ask the state for a...

 

Cheney High student walkout not according to administrators plans

While it made regional news, last Wednesday’s student walkout at Cheney High School caught district administrators completely by surprise. Superintendent Rob Roettger said administrators were in a discussion at Snowdon Elementary school during...

 

CMS provides a home for Betz preschoolers

Cheney Middle School Principal Mike Stark had two thoughts when he heard last spring that nearby Betz Elementary School was out of space for its preschool program. The first was with about 500 student...

 

EWU Downtown Gallery offers visions of (de)clutter

Laura Carpenter Truitt, who recently moved to the Spokane area, is the next artist to have work featured at the Eastern Washington University Downtown Student Gallery. A first-year Gonzaga University...

 

Cheney High FBLA club does well at Northeast Regional Winter Conference

Cheney High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club had 52 of its 58 attending members place in the top-six of a variety of categories at the annual Northeast Regional Winter Conference, held Feb. 7 at the Eastpoint Church in...

 

Learn to play hockey comes to Cheney March 3

The Inland Empire Amateur Hockey Association has a new home in Cheney and they want to invite the community to get to know them, and their sport. Along with USA Hockey, the national body that oversees...

 

Petek races along non-stop at Medical Lake

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Medical Lake High School's senior dynamo Hannah Petek seemed just a bit relieved this past Monday when she had to say, "I didn't make it on the court." That's the group...

 

Cheney School District names Blackhawk alum new director of finance

The Cheney School District has hired a former Blackhawk as its new finance director. The district announced in a Feb. 8 news release it had selected Jamie Weingart as the next director of finance. Weingart replaces Kassidy Probert, who announced last...

 

Bruess makes Norwich University dean's list

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University has announced that former Cheney resident Brayden W. Bruess has been recognized on the university’s dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. Dean’s list recipients are full-time undergraduate students at...

 

Eastern Washington University to move programs to Spokane

Eastern Washington University has been growing over the years in Cheney and it is now even expanding in Spokane. It was announced on Feb. 6 that EWU was selected as the primary tenant in Avista Develo...

 

Standing up to be individual catalysts for good

Scott Backovich's message to Cheney Middle School students gathered in the school's commons last Wednesday morning was pretty simple - be a catalyst for good. His reason for flying over 1,000 miles...

 

Medical Lake sends performers to state in Yakima

While Medical Lake sports teams are headed to the postseason this week in hopes of state titles, another group of competitors are also seeking glory on the big stage. Medical Lake musicians under the...

 

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