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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 5, 2015 

Cheney School District enrollment up 43 students

Following conclusion of a public meeting on re-running the school district’s high school construction bond, the Cheney School Board made quick work of an otherwise light agenda. The board received a student enrollment and financial update from the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 5, 2015 

Medical Lake FFA prepares for March competitions

Several members of Medical Lake High School's Future Farmers of America's (FFA) sales team take notes as a representative from Fogle Pump and Supply in Airway Heights explains the inner workings of...

 
 Education    March 5, 2015 

Sixty Cheney FLBA members qualify for state

The Cheney High School FBLA Club (Future Business Leaders of America) completed competition in the 2015 North East Regional Winter Conference at the Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley, Feb. 8. The Cheney club had 60 of its 78 attending members place...

 
 Education    March 5, 2015 

Medical Lake honors PACE students

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

 
 Education    March 5, 2015 

Cheney residents make U of W's dean's list

Several Cheney residents were named to the University of Washington’s dean’s list for fall quarter. Kayla Marie Fox, Hayden B. Gerstenkorn, Jessica Rose Ormsby, Max A. Schreiber, Danielle Marie Von Lehe and Cassidy Kaylane Weatherbee. Peter John...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 26, 2015

School board celebrates Medical Lake levy passage

The Medical Lake school board was in high spirits at its Feb. 17 meeting after the district’s maintenance and operations renewal levy passed 1,433-768 (65.11 percent). The levy rate will be $2.20 per $1,000 assessed property valuation for the next...

 
 Education    February 26, 2015

Westwood Middle School announces fall quarter honor roll

EIGHTH GRADE 4.0 — Jordan M. Agee, Avienda R. Anderson, Brittney E. Barnes, Jacob H. Berman, Nicolas J. Berman, Crystalee J. Burts, Camden J. Butikofer, Katherine M. Clemens, Alyson J. Dassow, Wyatt C. Ekstrom, Kaitren J. Fisher, Samuel B. Fix,...

 
 Education    February 26, 2015

Sowing and hooping

Snowdon Elementary School second-grade student Morgan Ray plants herbs in her specially prepared pot while fourth-grader Sienna Krizenesky demonstrates her Hula Hoop skills in activities taking place...

 
 Education    February 26, 2015

St. Claire receives Classified Employee of the Year

Betz Elementary School head custodian Cecilia (Cissy) St. Claire has been named the Cheney School District's Classified Employee of the Year and was honored at the school board's Feb. 11 meeting. St....

 
 Education    February 26, 2015

Cheney High School January students of the month

Cheney High School officials have released the list of students named as January Students of the Month. They are Ryan Axtell, language arts, junior; Hailey Bridges, world languages, junior; Joseph Burdick, vocal music, senior; Taylor Calvert,...

 
 Education    February 26, 2015

Medical Lake announces first semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School announced their honor roll for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year. SENIORS Principal’s Honor Roll — 4.0–3.5 Anna Becher, Nikolaj J. Beuchert, Justin L. Brundage, Stephanie T. Burris, Breena M. Cannon,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    February 19, 2015

Cheney School District agrees to lease fiber optic capabilities

The Cheney School District is planning on putting some of its excess fiber optic capacity — known as “dark fiber” — to a money making use through a contract with TW Telecom. The school board voted 4-0 at its first regular monthly meeting...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 19, 2015

Circuit Breakers gear up for robotics competition season

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team is getting ready for competition season. Since Christmas break, the team, which is in its third year, has worked four days a week on...

 
 Education    February 19, 2015

West Plains residents make Eastern 2014 fall quarter dean's list

Several West Plains residents made the Eastern Washington University dean’s list for the 2014 fall quarter. Airway Heights — Ericka Rickards. Cheney — Cody Ableman, Abdullah Al Mughairah, Khaled Almuhaidib, Ahmed Almutairi, Abdullah Alqasem,...

 
 Education    February 19, 2015

EWU president emeritus correction

A Feb. 12 story in the Cheney Free Press on Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo being voted president emeritus status had some incorrect information. The correct information is as follows: Dr. Arévalo and H. Fredrickson are not the only two EWU presidents granted...

 
 Education    February 19, 2015

Senior moment

Members of the Medical Lake band were honored Feb. 10 on Senior Night. They include (L-R): Stephanie Burris, Josh Miller, Enoch Seaman, Ivie Fleur Rabon, Monta Lea Harper, Kris Isherwood. Not...

 
 By FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    February 19, 2015

Anti-racist educator to speak Feb. 24 at EWU

Tim Wise, one of the nation’s most prominent anti-racist essayists and educators will appear at Eastern Washington University for a lecture from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Showalter Auditorium. Wise’s lecture, “Combating Racism:...

 
 Education    February 19, 2015

Sweeney earns honors at Wichita State University

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State University has announced that Cheney High School graduate Adam Sweeney has been named to the Witchita State University fall quarter 2014 Dean’s Honor Roll. Sweeney joins more than 2,300 students who have received...

 
 Education    February 19, 2015

Whitworth University students qualify for Laureate Society

SPOKANE – The following Whitworth University students have been named by the Laureate Society for fall semester 2014: Shelby Beedle, Cheney; Danielle Burris, Medical Lake and Ashley Sievers, Spangle. The students qualified for the academic honor...

 
 Education    February 19, 2015

CHS announces freshmen and sophomore honor roll

Note: This is a continuation of the Cheney High School fall quarter honor roll that was published in the Feb. 12 issue of the Cheney Free Press. SOPHOMORES 4.0 GPA Hannah N. Brown, Megan R. Carroll, Matthew G. Christianson, Jennifer N. Harbick,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    February 12, 2015

Cheney Middle School track named for Van Kurens

Almost 150 people gathered at Cheney Middle School Jan. 29 to honor and name the school's track and field complex after a Cheney couple who are legendary in the sport. The Lawson and Ruth Van Kuren...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 12, 2015

Medical Lake band and choir students advance to state

The Medical Lake High School band and choir programs came off a successful solo/ensemble festival Feb. 7 with 10 students winning first place in several categories. These musicians will perform at the WIAA/Washington Music Educators Association...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    February 12, 2015

Arévalo voted President Emeritus

One of Eastern Washington University’s most beloved past presidents was honored with a rare designation at the Jan. 30 meeting of the school’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, who retired this past July after having served as president...

 
 Education    February 12, 2015

Hallett honors PACE award winners

Hallett Elementary announced the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award winners for January. PACE/Pride — Abigail Hall, Savanah Evans, Gabby Estes, Jess Harrison, Evan Dennis, Elliott Bovey, Elliot Mylan, Triana Canty, Hunter Hooper,...

 
 Education    February 12, 2015

Cheney High students meet with legislators about career and technical education

Cheney High School students Adrianna Suiter, Keenan Loughery, JJ Bobzien, Morgan Thueson, Jamie Bradley, Kaitlyn Nguyen, Sam Abbott and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Sports Medicine instructor...

 

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