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 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...

 
 Education    June 19, 2014

Fitzgerald named Cheney schools' new K-12 Options Program coordinator

Cheney School District teacher Ryan Fitzgerald has been named the district’s new K-12 Options Program coordinator. Fitzgerald replaces Shannon Lawson, who has been named principal of Spokane Public School’s Montessori school. A 1994 graduate of...

 
 Education    June 19, 2014

Hallett Elementary announces May and June awards

Hallett Elementary announced the award winners for May and June. Pride Dillon Bahr, Lonnie Lindley, Hailey Scott, Triana Canty, Owen Pattock, Kylie Constantine, Katelyn Rodgers, Dakota Williams, Allison McClure, Logan Henry, Kayla Ramsey, Reid...

 
 Education    June 19, 2014

Davis makes dean's list at Central Missouri

Heather Davis, of Medical Lake, earned a place on the 2014 spring semester Dean’s List at University of Central Missouri. Davis’ academic work earned her a place on the 3.5 to 3.99 list. Each semester the Dean’s List is divided into two parts....

 
 Education    June 12, 2014

Graduation: end of a journey

Photos by John McCallum and Al Stover...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 12, 2014

New ML superintendent ready to step into role

Tim Ames was sitting at dinner when he learned he would be the new superintendent of Medical Lake School District. He celebrated with a fist pump to while his wife cried tears of joy. “I was so thrilled,” Ames said. “I wanted to start the day...

 
 Education    June 12, 2014

Michael Anderson May award winners

Michael Anderson Elementary released the names of their May award winners. Student of the Month — Alice Zurita, Henley Gilstrap, Jaxon Turner, Madeline Rodriguez Del Toro, Gabriella Ornelas, Jaela Kendall, Ethan Barta, Makenna Marshall, Landyn...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    June 5, 2014

And one, two, three, four...

Snowdon Elementary School student Gavin Hobbie practices rhythmic cadence with a fellow classmate during music class last Wednesday. About a dozen West Plains business and civic leaders toured Cheney...

 

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