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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 23, 2017 

Parlez vous Francais? (Do you speak French?)

One thing is for sure, there will be no English spoken in Holly Vittetoe's French class. The Westwood Middle School world language teacher practices an immersion technique to help her students better...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 23, 2017 

ML Middle School continues College Bound efforts

Medical Lake Middle School was recently honored with its third Gold Star Award. The award is given to schools for being in the top-performing districts in the state in terms of getting eligible seventh- and eighth-graders signed up for the College...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 23, 2017 

Keep the Snake River dams or breach them? - that is the question

Remove the lower four dams on the Snake River system or keep them? That is the question the Medical Lake High School Future Farmers of America Agriculture Issues team is posing to businesses, state...

 
 By Leann Burton    Education    March 23, 2017 

CHS Students of the Month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for February. Front row from left to right: Brette Draper, Juliane De Los Santos, Zachary Winegar, Rylan DeWeese, Makayla Miller...

 

School board gets alternate construction method overview

Passage of the Cheney Public Schools’ $52 million capital facilities bond last month presents some interesting logistic issues, and perhaps none more important than the obvious requirement — that all four buildings need to be open for education d...

 

Homeworks! shows off

Students at Cheney School District's Homeworks! program presented some of the subjects they are learning at a pair of presentations, Feb. 28. In the afternoon, students at the program site on Andrus...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    March 16, 2017

ML Circuit Breakers take top rank in Steamworks robotics competition

The Medical Lake Circuit Breakers and Cheney Blackhawks high school robotics teams had success at the March 3 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Steamworks competition...

 

Education briefs

CHS Drama to stage ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ The Cheney High School Drama Club will stage an adaption of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” March 24-26 at the Little Theater at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Snowdon/Windsor to host Career Rodeo Snowdon...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 9, 2017

ML finance on track for 2016-17 school year

The Medical Lake School Board went through their Feb. 28 meeting with a light agenda. During reports, Director of Finance Chad Moss said the projected ending fund balance for the 2016-17 school year seems to be adhering to projections. “Revenues...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 9, 2017

Night of Lit

Hallett Elementary School held its annual Title I Literature Night, March 2, with the theme "Reading Gives You Superpowers." There were a plethora of activities, such as an obstacle course in the...

 

Eastern Washington releases fall quarter Dean's list

Eastern Washington University recently named the following West Plains students to the fall quarter Dean’s honor roll for the 2016-17 academic year. Airway Heights — Teela Avalos, Jared Costilla and Wade Hampton. Cheney — Jerika Adams,...

 

Medical Lake High first semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year. FRESHMAN Principal’s Honor Roll 4.0 - 3.5 — Trinity A. Caputo, Elijah W. Carroll, Thomas C. Collins, Kelton L. Earl, Nicole M. Ehr, Blake A....

 
 By Ray Picicci    Education    March 9, 2017

Blackhawks Spokane Scholars nominees

Cheney High School has nominated six students for the Spokane Scholars awards. The nominees are, left to right: Andrew Jenkins - science, Sydney Zaph - social studies, Rylie Pease - math, Callan...

 

MLMS award winners

Photo by Al Stover Medical Lake Middle School honored six students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for February. February's trait is honesty. Students received...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 9, 2017

Community Center Saturdays coming to Medical Lake

Medical Lake residents may notice some activity happening at the middle school on Saturday afternoons in the near future. The city of Medical Lake, the local school district and Re*Imagine Medical Lake are partnering to host Community Center...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 9, 2017

ML's Care & Share endures tough winter

Like many residents and businesses throughout Spokane County, the Care & Share Thrift Store, had to endure a tough winter. Anne Starr, who has managed the store, housed in the Dora Burt Center on 211 N. Lefevre St. Medical Lake for 13 years,...

 

Brother Geisel, er Seuss

Eastern Washington University student and Sigma Phi Epsilon member Nate Delo reads a Dr. Seuss book to Betz Elementary School students in Traci Trotter's first-grade class last Thursday to celebrate...

 

School board hears next steps in school building expansions

With a final ballot count and election certification taking place last week, Cheney Public Schools Superintendent Rob Roettger gave the district’s board of directors an overview at their Feb. 22 meeting of the next steps in implementing the...

 

Jenkins qualifies for Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Cheney High School senior Andrew Jenkins has been named a semifinalist in the 48th annual national Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship competition. According to a news release, the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 2, 2017

Medical Lake robotics gear up for 'Steamworks' competition

For this year's FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) season, the Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers are channeling their inner adventurers. This season's FIRST...

 

Cheney Middle School FBLA chapter competes in Regional Winter Conference

The Cheney Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter competed at the 2017 Northeast Regional Winter Conference, held Feb. 4 at the Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley. Eleven students from Cheney Middle School represented one of...

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education    March 2, 2017

Honored staff

Salnave Elementary School secretary Jen Pohl (center) was named the Cheney School District's Classified Staff Employee of the Year at the Feb. 22 school board meeting. Pohl is pictured with Salnave...

 

Grant brings more music to Windsor Elementary

See a photo gallery from the event here....

 

Medical Lake FBLA builds momentum, finds identity

For a small club, the Medical Lake High School Future Business Leaders of America has been gaining a lot of momentum over the last year. The club had six members compete at the Feb. 4 Northeast...

 

Westwood Middle School announces 2016-17 Term 2 honor roll

Westwood Middle School announced its honor roll for Term 2 of the 2016-17 school year. 4.0 —Elizabeth S. Bae, Hayley G. Barrera, Makenna M. Benson, Brandon Blazekovic, Dusten T. Butikofer, Mika J. Corneil, Carolyn T. Currin, Jed S. Draper, James...

 

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