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Cheney School District expands to eight school buildings with opening of Phil Snowdon Elementary


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Named after former superintendent Dr. Phil Snowdon, Cheney's newest elementary school pulls students from Windsor and Sunset, easing overcrowding at both elementaries and allowing room for growth. After a vote of students and staff, Snowdon adopted the "Cougars" as their mascot which, combined with the Windsor Wildcat located east a couple of miles down Hallett Road has led some staff members to dub the area "cat row."

Ask Phil Snowdon Elementary School principal Shawna Fraser or any of her staff members what is the most common phrase used by people viewing the new school for the first time, and to a person that answer is just three words.

"It's so beautiful," Fraser said while conducting another tour Aug. 14.

Cheney's newest and eighth school building opens its doors for real when students arrive for classes Sept. 4. At just over $13.35 million in construction costs alone, not to mention outfitting it with new furniture, cafeteria and other equipment, computers, books and more, Snowdon Elementary represe...

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