October 4, 2012 | volume 116, issue 24

After school program at Cheney middle schools created through grant, city partnership

The Cheney School Board held its regular meeting at the new Westwood Middle School following a dedication ceremony for the building Sept. 26.

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Becky Thomas
As Westwood students, families and district staff look on, Cheney School Board member James Whiteley officially dedicates the new Westwood Middle School at a ceremony Sept. 26. The students, members of the Wolverine Pride leadership team, gave tours of the school after the ceremony.

The board approved agreements with the cities of Cheney and Airway Heights to provide parks and recreation programming after school for both Westwood and Cheney middle schools. The district was awarded a five-year federal grant titled 21st Century Community Learning Centers to start after school programs for the middle schools.

The middle school program, called Summit, will be modeled after the Sunset Elementary Trailblazers after school program, wh...

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