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 By AL STOVER    Education    September 22, 2016 

MLHS band program gears up for another year

Before first period starts at Medical Lake High School, the sound of music can be heard from behind the auditorium. If a person looks into the room they will see several students playing instruments,...

 

Students to particpate in state health survey

The Cheney and Medical Lake school districts are participating in the Washington State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey from Oct. 10–21. The survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 22, 2016 

McGirk takes over Medical Lake alternative high school program

The Medical Lake Alternative High School has a new facilitator: Lyra McGirk. McGirk, a long time Spokane resident and Ferris High School graduate, went into the workforce before she attended and acquired her bachelor’s degree at Eastern Washington...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 22, 2016 

Eastern Health, Wellness and Prevention Services provides support to students

For Eastern Washington University students who are going through challenges, particularly in mental and physical health, the university’s Health, Wellness and Prevention Services is there to give them the help and support in developing a balanced a...

 

Sunset Elementary School gets gym upgrades

Sunset Elementary School students were treated to a surprise at last Friday afternoon's assembly recognizing replacement work done over the summer at the school in Airway Heights - a surprise that was...

 

Pendell begins second year as ML School District SRO

Medical Lake residents may notice a Spokane County Sheriff's vehicle outside of school buildings on weekdays. The vehicle belongs to Deputy Travis Pendell, who is starting his second year as the...

 

Cheney Public Schools opens facilities planning conversation

An important part of facilities planning is gathering input from the community. In order to do so, Cheney Public Schools launched a Thoughtexchange process on Monday, Sept. 12. Any community member who elects to participate will have 10 days to...

 

Ready for Kindergarten classes registration open

The Reading Foundation and Cheney Public Schools are partnering up for Ready for Kindergarten classes. Registration for parents of children — birth through age 5 — is now available. Parents can visit the Cheney Public Schools website to download...

 

Education briefs

Medical Lake School District Thoughtexchange conversation Medical Lake School District, in partnership with Re*Imagine Medical Lake and the city of Medical Lake, would like to invite parents and community members to participate in the next...

 

Cheney School Board adds policy regarding GED requests

The Cheney School Board has added to their Certificate of Educational Competency policy, which is also known as the GED (General Education Development) Certificate. The GED has been an option for students who are unable to follow the traditional...

 

Medical Lake School District rolls out Sound Discipline program

Last year, Medical Lake School District had implemented Positive Behavior Intervention Support as a way to improve school climate and it is now ready to roll out “Sound Discipline.” Sound Discipline is a program that focuses on helping students...

 

Welcome freshmen

Left: Medical Lake High School students step into the gym for the first time as freshmen during an Aug. 31 assembly. Below: MLHS Associated Student Body President Joey Jasmer welcomes his classmates...

 

Free outdoor recreation passes available for fourth-graders

Fourth-grade elementary school students have an opportunity to visit federal parks for free. According to its website, the Every Kid in a Park program is providing fourth-graders and their families a pass that will allow them free entry into all...

 

EWU Downtown Gallery to host Tlaloc in Art and Culture exhibit

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Student Gallery is hosting “Tláloc in Art and Culture,” from Sept. 26 to Oct. 31. The exhibit will feature 35 photographs images of the god Tláloc who is considered the god of rain, lord of rivers and...

 

Cheney Public Library to hold GED classes

Local residents who have wanted to obtain their GED (General Education Development) but could not make the commute to Spokane finally have a chance to complete the process at the Cheney Public...

 

ML School Board receives Title I, summer maintenance updates

The Medical Lake School Board went through some housekeeping items at its Aug. 23 meeting. In action items, the board approved the first and second readings of the updated “Nondiscrimination” policy. The only change to the policy is the district...

 

Welcome Back students

Hallett Elementary School students and their families attended the building's Aug. 30 open house. Students had a chance to meet their teachers, find their classrooms and reunite with friends they had...

 

Local students earn degrees from WSU

The following West Plains residents graduated from Washington State University this spring. Graduates are listed by their names and degrees. Airway Heights — Leanna Jean Waalkens, doctor of pharmacy. Cheney — Nancy Jean Blake, bachelor of...

 

The Nest to provide more living options for students

A different option in housing hopefully awaits Eastern Washington University students for the fall term. Crews from Brumback Construction are racing against a tight window of time to complete The...

 

West Plains residents make EWU dean's list

Eastern Washington University recently named the following West Plains students to the spring quarter dean’s honor roll for the 2015-16 academic year. Airway Heights — Gregory Allen, Jared Costilla, Wade Hampton and Cory Loucks. Cheney —Cody...

 

Students show Cheney school board images of a leader

Student leaders for the coming school year at Cheney and Westwood middle schools gave Cheney school board members their interpretations of a “portrait of a leader” during presentations at the board’s August meeting last Wednesday night. The...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 25, 2016

Band practice

Members of Cheney High School's marching band and color guard practice during a hot Friday morning, Aug. 19. The CHS band held band camp from Aug. 15-22 to get ready for the school...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 25, 2016

State releases Smarter Balanced Assessment results for local schools

The Washington state Office of Public Instruction released preliminary Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) scores for English, Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for third- through eighth-grade and 11t...

 

Locals earn U of I scholarships

Several Cheney and Medical Lake alumni received scholarships from the University of Idaho for the 2016-17 academic year. Cheney David Bleichney — Leonard Halland Centennial Scholarship. John Michael Magill — Jesse W. Abbott Memorial Scholarship,...

 

CHS alum starts Kappa Sigma chapter at Eastern

Noah Ziemann started as the kid who graduated from Cheney High School in 2014, then went on to Eastern Washington University to just get a degree and move on with life. That mentality changed when he...

 

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