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 By Al Stover    Education    August 27, 2015 

Medical Lake SBA test scores above state average

Medical Lake School District is ahead of the curve, at least in terms of testing. The Washington state Office of Superintendent Instruction released the preliminary results from the spring 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) tests in English,...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    August 27, 2015 

Cheney students take European tour

Cheney High School German language teacher Kathy Brainard took seven CHS students and one parent to Europe for a 15-day sightseeing and education opportunity this past June. The group visited seven...

 
 By John McCallum    Education    August 27, 2015 

Educator class of 2015

A number of new educators hired by the Cheney School District went through orientation last Thursday, Aug. 20, at Cheney Middle School. Educators shown above, but not in any order, are Susan LaBarre,...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Education    August 20, 2015

Cullinan completes busy first year as EWU President

The Big Sky Conference's President's Trophy for academic and athletic excellence sits appropriately on the coffee table in Dr. Mary Cullinan's office. While it centers on athletics, the award...

 
 Education    August 20, 2015

Cheney School District hires over 60 new educators for all buildings

Cheney School District has announced its list of new educators hired for the 2015-2016 school year. Associate Superintendent Sean Dotson said the district still had a few more hires to make before the year begins Sept. 1. BETZ ELEMENTARY Kristen...

 
 Education    August 20, 2015

Medical Lake School District welcomes new staff

DISTRICT Justeen Paige – payroll/benefits administrator. HALLETT ELEMENTARY Paige Hanlon — first-grade teacher. Lacey Swegle — third-grade teacher. Nicholas LeDoux — fourth-grade teacher. MICHAEL ANDERSON ELEMENTARY Kathryn Ellis — special...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    August 13, 2015

Cheney Outreach seeks school supplies

The Cheney Outreach Center is asking the community for help in providing needed school supplies for children who will be beginning and returning to school in about four weeks. Outreach’s annual drive is not only seeking donations of new and used...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    August 13, 2015

Medical Lake receives Department of Defense grant

The Medical Lake School District has always worked to support the academic needs of its students. Now it’s getting some extra help in providing support for its 882 military students. The district received a grant from the Department of Defense...

 
 By Kathy Brainard    Education    August 13, 2015

Table soccer success

Cheney High School Foosball Club was well represented at the Hall of Legends foosball tournament in Seattle, July 24 – 26, as everyone brought home trophies. Pictured above left to right are Nic...

 
 By NEWS REPORTS    Education    August 13, 2015

Holm named new CMS assistant principal

Cheney Public Schools has announced that Eli Holm has been selected as assistant principal at Cheney Middle School. According to a news release, Holm most recently served as dean of students and athletic director at Sequoyah Middle School in the...

 
 Education    August 13, 2015

AH Youth Commission seeks members

The city of Airway Heights is looking for teens to join the Youth Advisory Commission. The commission’s purpose is to help plan and implement programs and events for youth in the community. It meets the third Thursday of every month, at 6 p.m., in...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    August 6, 2015

Cheney School District adopts its 2015-16 budget

With all but one director present, the Cheney School Board unanimously adopted its 2015-2016 school year budget at a special meeting last Wednesday, July 29. The meeting was called because precise budget figures were late in getting to the school...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 6, 2015

Medical Lake School District approves annual budget

Despite being under a tight deadline, Medical Lake School District staff completed the 2015-16 fiscal budget in time for the board of directors to pass it at their July 28 meeting. The general fund revenue is $20.41 million, with last year’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 6, 2015

ML offers summer learning programs for select students

Medical Lake School District is giving a select group of students opportunities to get a jump start on the upcoming school year by offering two extended learning programs this month. One program is a learning assistance program for kindergarten throu...

 
 Education    August 6, 2015

West Plains residents receive Whitworth degrees, honors

Several West Plains residents earned degrees from Whitworth University. Airway Heights — Heather Spall, bachelor of arts, accounting. Medical Lake — Madison Greenhall, bachelor of arts, psychology, cum laude; Ashley Hynek, bachelor of arts,...

 
 Education    August 6, 2015

MPA program reaches milestone

Eastern Washington University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program has been accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) for 2015-22, reflecting EWU’s commitment to quality public service e...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 23, 2015

Medical Lake Schools to partner with local Parks Department

Starting in the fall, Medical Lake School District teachers will have a one-hour late start release time on Friday mornings to give them additional work and collaboration time. One of the concerns for this was to create a place for younger students...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 23, 2015

Pioneer Park Playground

A new piece of playground equipment was recently installed at Pioneer Park in Medical Lake. The wooden playground equipment previously at the park was vandalized in late 2014. The new equipment is...

 
 Education    July 23, 2015

Brennan and Nanny named to school district positions

The Cheney School District has named Celina Brennan and Nicole Nanny to new positions within the district. According to news releases, Brennan was named the new principal at Salnave Elementary School on June 24 while Nanny became the new director of...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    July 23, 2015

Garcia to serve on Eastern board of trustees as student represenative

Eastern Washington University will have a new student voice on its board of trustees. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed EWU senior Mariana Garcia as the student representative to the board, replacing the graduating Francisco “Frank”...

 
 Education    July 23, 2015

EWU Theatre and Modern Theater to co-produce 'Twelfth Night'

Eastern Washington University Theatre Department and Spokane’s Modern Theater invites audiences to a co-production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Directed by Jess Sanders, “Twelfth Night” is about love lost, love found and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    July 16, 2015

State budget holds promise for Cheney School District

It takes training, skill and experience to put together a multi-million school district budget — especially given the Washington Legislature’s penchant for going down to the final session seconds before passing a budget. Given all that,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 16, 2015

Superintendent Ames reflects on first year at ML

It's been a pretty smooth first year for Medical Lake School District Superintendent Tim Ames. At the end of 2013-14 school year, Ames took over for Dr. Pam Veltri, who left Medical Lake after 14...

 
 Education    July 16, 2015

Mustard receives doctorate

Cheney High School and Eastern Washington University alum T.J. Mustard graduated in June with a doctorate degree in chemistry from Oregon State University, where he defended his thesis “Computational Investigations of Transitional Metal Catalyses...

 
 Education    July 16, 2015

Sweeney makes Wichita State University honor roll

Cheney’s Adam Sweeney made the Wichita State University’s dean’s honor roll for spring 2015. To be included on the dean’s honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time — at least 12 credit hours — and earn at least a 3.5 grade point...

 

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