May 30, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 6

Cheney School District schools, teacher receive awards

The Cheney School District has been the recipient of several honors and awards during the month of May.

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John McCallum
Cheney Middle School teacher Tammie Schrader stands with CenturyLink vice president/general manager for Eastern Washington District, Tom Novotney, (middle) and middle school principal, Mike Stark, after receiving a $5,000 grant from the communications company at last Wednesday’s school board meeting.

On May 6, Cheney High School was named as one of America’s Best High Schools 2013 by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. According to a press release and information on The Daily Beast website, Cheney High School was ranked 1,651 out of 2,000 schools making the list.

For the past two years Newsweek and The Daily Beast have analyzed the nation’s high schools to determine those that best prepare students for college. Schools receive weighted evaluations in six categories: Four-year, on-time g...

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