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CHS students of the month

Cheney High School announced its May students of the month. Back row left to right: Vincent Terrile, Megan Christianson, Zarah Meyer, Kameron Dewan, Ben Riddle and Andrew Samuelson. Front row left to...

 

Schlotter to oversee district's state and federal alternative programs

Cheney Public Schools has announced that Catheleen Schlotter has been selected as the state and federal programs coordinator, including responsibility for the district’s Alternative Learning Experience program with direct oversight of Three...

 
 By John McCallum    Education    June 22, 2017 

Cheney schools continue growing trend

Cheney Public Schools finished the 2016–2017 school year 36 students ahead of where it began last September. According to information presented at the June 14 school board meeting, the district began 2016 with an enrollment of 4,438 full-time equiv...

 

Cheney resident named Washington State University nursing program director

Dr. Joyce Griffin-Sobel, Dean of the Washington State University College of Nursing, announced June 6 that Dr. Wendy Buenzli has been named RN-BSN program director. Buenzli has been an assistant...

 

MLMS Pace Students

Medical Lake Middle School honored its final six students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for the 2016-17 school year for May. May's trait is courage. From left to right:...

 

Taking it all in

Cheney Three Springs High School 2017 graduates Riley Williams, Allison Norton, Kaitlin Lutey, Faith Kluth-VanDenEizen and Leah Herrick-Rice listen to an address by Cheney School District...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 15, 2017

Fond farewell

Darius Withrow embraces Jennie Wagner, who was his adviser during his time with Medical Lake High School's Future Farmers of America chapter during commencement Saturday at Eastern Washington...

 

CMS students named Poppy Poster winners

Cheney's American Legion Women's Auxiliary announced the winners of their "Poppy Poster Contest" at Cheney Middle School. The winners are first-place Tilly Baldwin, second-place Mayah Spakousky and...

 

Cheney hires two assistant principles for high school

Cheney Public Schools has announced that Anna Campbell and Stacy Delcour have been selected as new assistant principals for Cheney High School. In a June 9 news release, the district said Campbell and Delcour will begin their new positions in July...

 

Nineteen inducted into MLMS National Junior Honor Society

Nineteen Medical Lake Middle School sixth-graders were inducted into the school's National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) chapter during a June 7 ceremony. To join NJHS, students had to have a 3.5 GPA...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 15, 2017

Medical Lake Middle School faculty honors inspirational students

Medical Lake Middle School student Aidan Smith was not sure of the reason he was summoned to counselor Ted Koch's office on June 2. After Smith took his seat, he heard the voice of his social studies...

 

Sunset Falcon fitness - ninja warrior style

Many people find it difficult to get out of bed really early in the morning - especially when it's still dark outside. For a group of 16 Sunset Elementary School third-, fourth- and fifth-graders,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 8, 2017

Hallett students get a peek at potential careers

Recreation, special education and farming were just a few of the job paths Hallett Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders got to glimpse during the school's first career fair event, June 1....

 

Canvas for children

The Cheney High School Art Club presented a $1,000 check to Shriners Hospital for Children as part of a tour of the Spokane facility the club took on Monday, June 5. Club adviser Rebecca Dempsey said...

 

Cheney Middle School art inspired by local hills

Cheney Middle School students finally learned last Friday what the collection of tubing and chains was hanging from the walls of the school's multipurpose room. Students participated in a question...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 1, 2017

Gray and Scharff selected as FFA state officers

Cheney's Kelci Scharff and Medical Lake's Mollee Gray have been heavily involved in their respective high school's Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters over the last four years. Although they...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 1, 2017

Medical Lake School District purchases new buses dical Lake

The Medical Lake School District will have several new additions to its bus fleet next year. During its May 23 meeting, the school board of directors approved an order to purchase five propane powered 72-passenger buses for $610,000. These buses...

 

Cheney releases summer food program schedule

The Cheney School District No. 360 announces sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. Meals will be served at the following locations,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 25, 2017

Books for Sunset students

Cheney Federal Credit Union's chief operations officer, Lynn Mount, helps Sunset Elementary student Owen McLaughlin shop for a book. Cheney Federal Credit Union sponsored McLaughlin and other...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 25, 2017

Medical Lake High School hosts annual digital art show

The Medical Lake High School main lobby was filled with a plethora of artwork on May 17. The high school hosted its annual digital art show that featured work from students in instructor Don Parr's...

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education    May 25, 2017

Victoria Simboli wins Eagles' Nest Business Pitch Competition

Eastern Washington University hosted its first Eagles’ Nest Business Pitch Competition finale on May 18. The idea behind the final round of competition came from the hit television show “Shark Tank” and featured six successful local business...

 

Cheney High School sending five to Girls' State in June

Five Cheney High School students will be attending the annual Evergreen Girls' State conference, June 11-17, in Ellensburg. The conference is held on the campus of Central Washington University....

 

West Plains residents make EWU winter dean's list

Note: This is a continuation of the EWU dean’s list that was printed in the May 18 issue of the Cheney Free Press. The following West Plains residents made Eastern Washington University’s dean’s list for the 2016-17 winter quarter. Cheney —...

 

Royal treatment

Windsor Elementary School literally rolled out the red carpet for Cheney School District employees honored at the May 10 "Employee Recognition Night." See Section 2, page 8 for more photos and...

 

Cheney selects project management model

Cheney Public Schools’ board of directors voted unanimously at their May 10 meeting to use the general contractor/construction manager (GCCM) form of project management on two facilities scheduled for renovations from voter passage of a $52...

 

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