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Everything was a first at Snowdon Elementary


John McCallum

Students at Snowdon Elementary School celebrated the end of the school's first year with games and a barbecue was part a field day called "Jolly Bead Day." Past field days had students competing to earn jelly beans, but with the district's emphasis on healthy eating, Snowdown principal Shawna Fraser said they substituted beads for the candy, with students getting to create colorful bracelets or necklaces with their beads.

By many accounts, the first year of operation for the Cheney School District's newest educational facility was a rousing success.

Opening last September at a cost of $13.5 million, Snowdon Elementary School near the Fairways housing development wrapped up its first year with field day fun and games June 6.

Watching the students, ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade bound happily about the various obstacle courses and skill games, one would never suspect that a year ago, all of them were in different facilities and some were miles away in Airway Heights.

If there was any angst about goi...

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