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School board OKs elementary education specifications

Construction at three Cheney School District elementary schools took another step forward with acceptance of educational specifications for the facilities by the district's board of directors at...

 

EWU receives international innovation funding

Eastern Washington University, working in partnership with Universitaria Juan N. Corpas (Bogotá, Colombia), has been chosen as a “100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund” grant winner. The alliance, which involves EWU’s Office of...

 

Eastern Washington summer school enrollment rises

Student interest in shortening the time it takes to earn a degree at Eastern Washington University is helping to drive up enrollment for summer session 2017, which has increased by more than 7 percent from the previous year. According to a July 11...

 

Westwood Term 3 Honor Roll

Note: This is a continuation of the Westwood Middle School Honor Roll that was printed in the July 6 issue of the Cheney Free Press. 3.0-3.4 — Madeline N. Abendroth, Gabriel M. Faught, Seth M. Johnson, Mya A. Withrow, Sabrina Christenson, Jose C....

 

BUDGET MEETING

The Medical Lake School board of directors will meet on Tuesday, July 25 at 3:45 p.m. at Medical Lake District Office to consider adoption of the budget for the 2017-18 school year. Anyone who is interested may appear at this meeting and will be...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 13, 2017

Bound for Home

Eastern Washington University's Downtown Student Gallery is holding an exhibit, "Bound for Home," until Aug. 18. The exhibit features quilts by members of the Washington State Quilters. One of the...

 

Medical Lake High School Honor Roll for 2016-17

FRESHMEN Principal’s Honor Roll 4.0-3.5 —Allison R. Butterfield,Trinity A. Caputo, Thomas C. Collins, Kelton L. Earl, Nicole M. Her, Blake A. Evans, Alexandra F. Hamby, Brennan R. Hart, Dejia J. Hatcher, Annastasia R. Hurt-Moran, Pedro Arthur O....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 6, 2017

Medical Lake School District announces summer programs

Although school is out for the summer, the Medical Lake School District will have several courses and activities for students in July and August. During its June 27 meeting, the school board of...

 

Cheney Middle School announces third quarter honor roll

Cheney Middle School announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year. 4.0 — Lacey Anderson, Tyler T. Ashcroft, Elijah D. Axtell, Tilly A. Baldwin, Elliana G. Barden, Abigail L. Boal, Aaron M. Brown, Paul B. Carpenter,...

 

Westwood Middle School Term 3 honor roll

4.0 —Makenna M. Benson, Faith Y. Boyle, Dusten T. Butikofer, Elizabeth G. DeLaCruz, George W. Emert, Carl P. Enburg, Emma J. Evans, Sara C. Graham, Joseph P. Haggarty, Tylin M. Hertel, Lauren A. Hinrichs, Isabell M. Hoffman, Steven R. Johnson,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    July 6, 2017

Ice Age Floods Trail gets promotional boost

The Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, which Cheney would some day like to make a tourism attraction, received some notable national exposure. The trail, which received authorization from Congress in 2009, was featured prominently on the cover...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 6, 2017

Airway Heights applies for FEMA street repair grant

Like many cities in Washington state, Airway Heights is gearing up to complete some well-needed street repairs. In May, staff had a preliminary meeting with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...

 

MLHS GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

The following 2017 Medical Lake High School graduates were awarded scholarships and honors. This is a continuation of the Medical Lake High School graduate scholarship winners that was printed in the June 29 issue of the Cheney Free Press. Doug...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 29, 2017

ML instruction meeting state health standards

Medical Lake School District won’t be changing its structure or course materials when it comes to its health education curriculum for K-12 students for the 2017-18 school year. That was the conclusion staff came up with after spending several month...

 

Harbick to attend Western Washington University

Jennifer Harbick lived in Tigard, Ore. until she moved to Cheney in fifth grade. She plans on going to college after graduation, most likely at Western Washington University. Her goal has been to be...

 

Calvert accepts Air Force Academy appointment

Cheney High School 2017 graduate Bridget Calvert has accepted an appointment to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Calvert began the process last year, applying to and...

 

Hallett Elementary School announces May and June award winners

Hallett Elementary School announced its May and June award winners. Pride — Colton Green, Eli Griffey, Seth Whitcher, Jared Sammons, Mason Hecker, Jackson Richards, Cilleecia Dimick, Kearstyn Passinetti, Forrest Haynes, Lacey Graham, Taylor...

 

Education briefs

Moore earns degree from Stephen F. Austin Kelsey Moore of Fairchild Air Force Base received a bachelor of science in human sciences from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Texas, during commencement exercises in May. Simonsen graduat...

 

Clarke named EWU vice president of diversity and inclusion

In a June 21 news release, Eastern Washington University President Dr. Mary Cullinan has named Dr. Shari Clarke, as the vice president for diversity and inclusion at EWU. "Dr. Clarke will be an...

 

MLHS graduates rewarded with scholarships and honors

The following 2017 Medical Lake High School graduates were awarded scholarships and honors. Wallace Barnes — Drama Department Award. Brayden Bruess — JROTC Certificate of Completion (four years), Norwich University Dean’s Scholarship, Norwich...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 29, 2017

Golden Service

Linda Haladyna (left) received the 2017 Golden Service Award from Hallett Elementary School Principal Cindy McSmith during the school's June 15 talent show. Haladyna was honored for helping at the...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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