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 By AL STOVER    Education    September 25, 2014 

Middle school fine-tunes strategies for struggling students

At the Sept. 16 board of directors meeting, Medical Lake Superintendent Tim Ames explained that the middle school was identified as a “Focus” school and that 20 students with disabilities have not met expectation in reading and math in state...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 25, 2014 

Parents connect with Hallett teachers at PIE event

Hallett Elementary School held their annual Parent Information Evening (PIE) event, Sept. 17. Hallett principal Cindy McSmith said the school holds the event two weeks after school starts. She...

 
 Education    September 25, 2014 

Detective Haley to give presentation on Internet safety

Detective Chuck Haley from the Sexual Assault Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children investigator with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will make a presentation on Internet safety, Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 6-7 p.m. in the Medical Lake Middle...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    September 18, 2014

Cheney board adds M & O levy to February ballot

Cheney School District voters will now be asked to approve two measures this coming February. At its Sept. 10 meeting, the district’s board of directors approved by a 4-0 vote a resolution for a Feb. 10 vote on renewing the district’s three-year...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 18, 2014

Medical Lake School District approves WSSDA act update

The Medical Lake School board of directors approved several items at its Sept. 16 meeting. The board approved the first reading of Policy 3418, which addresses the response to student injury or illness. Medical Lake School District Superintendent...

 
 Education    September 18, 2014

Jones receives inaugural Randy Van Turner Scholarship

Eastern Washington University sophomore Jamaal Jones, a sophomore enrolled in the Nursing Program, is the inaugural recipient of the Randy Van Turner Scholarship. Winners of the $1,000 scholarship must possess a 3.0 GPA, and preference is given to...

 
 Education    September 18, 2014

Eastern students to "plunge" into a day of community service

More than 250 incoming Eastern Washington University students will participate in Eagle UP! by joining staff and faculty in service projects across Cheney/West Plains and Spokane on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Projects vary from supporting our local Cheney...

 
 Education    September 18, 2014

Easing transition to Common Core in Washington schools

By CHRIS THOMAS Washington News Service SPOKANE - More More than a million children in Washington are back in school, and students, teachers and parents are all adjusting to the new Common Core...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 18, 2014

Commission discusses Capital Improvement Plan

Airway Heights Development Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at the Sept. 10 Planning Commission meeting. Braaten explained that the CIP is a document that is a part of the city’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 18, 2014

Commission discusses Capital Improvement Plan

Airway Heights Development Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at the Sept. 10 Planning Commission meeting. Braaten explained that the CIP is a document that is a part of the city’s...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    September 11, 2014

Cheney schools receive teacher development grants

Three Cheney schools have been selected to be among 45 schools statewide to participate in a cutting edge initiative providing teachers with stronger professional experience and development opportunities in math and science. Washington STEM...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 11, 2014

Medical Lake marching band to play on WSU home turf

The Medical Lake High School marching band is off to a busy start as they performed during halftime of last Friday's Medical Lake football game at home against the Orofino Maniacs. The band is...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 11, 2014

Camp Selah provides after-school program

Medical Lake students who are looking for something to do after school can go to the Selah Day Scouts Day Camp after-school program at the Jensen Youth Memorial Ranch, 961 N. Stanley St. The after-sch...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 4, 2014

Medical Lake School District adopts Engage NY Math curriculum

At the Aug. 26 school board meeting, the Medical Lake School District board of directors approved the Engage NY Math Curriculum. According to the Engage NY website, the curriculum is created by the New York State Education Department to implement...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    September 4, 2014

Cheney school board accepts technical grant, approves ASB fees

Other than passing a resolution to hold a high school construction bond vote in 2015, the Cheney School Board's agenda for their final meeting, Aug. 20, before the start of the 2014-2015 school year was rather light. The board unanimously approved th...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    September 4, 2014

New to the district

Some of the close to 40 new teachers and staff hires in the Cheney School District pose for a photo during the Aug. 20 orientation session at the district's support site on Needham...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 4, 2014

Everett transitions into role as ML special education coordinator

There are some changes coming for Medical Lake School District’s Special Education program. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) coordinator Ann Everett is the new special education coordinator for the school district. Everett spent mos...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 28, 2014

Medical Lake School District to implement more STEM elements

The Medical Lake School District is ready to kick off another year of their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. STEM coordinator Ann Everett said Medical Lake would once again launch a Project Lead the Way curriculum. She said...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    August 28, 2014

From missiles to math books - Cheney School District dedicates new support site

Theoretically, with a pair of good binoculars, on a clear day a person can see every school in the Cheney School District from the top of 2,884-foot Needham Hill. The hill officially became the...

 
 Education    August 28, 2014

ML students qualify for Laureate Society

Danielle Burris and Donna Schrock, both of Medical Lake, have been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for spring semester 2014. The student(s) qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade-point average of at least...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    July 24, 2014

Cheney school board contemplates high school bond decision

Cheney School District board of directors received a financial outlook at their July 16 meeting concerning a possible bond vote to fund a remodel and expansion of the district’s high school — an outlook that left them with even more questions....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 24, 2014

Cheney and Medical Lake schools partner with West Plains ECEAP

Parents living in the West Plains area and looking for options for preschool in the fall will have more opportunities available to them. The West Plains' Early Child Education and Assistance Program...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    July 24, 2014

New EWU student trustee a good fit on many fronts

If Eastern Washington University was looking for a student who might best possibly illustrate its mission to attract both first-ever college students, and minorities, it looks like he's been found in...

 
 Education    July 24, 2014

Cheney Residents make Washington dean's list

Several students from the Cheney area were named to the University of Washington’s dean’s list for the 2014 winter quarter. Students are listed by name and grade. Calvin A. Berstler, freshman; Kayla M. Fox, junior; Hayden B. Gerstenkorn, junior;...

 

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