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Shifting amounts between buckets

CHENEY — The school district board of directors could propose a regular operations and maintenance levy in February that would shift money collected from the capital facilities... — Updated 11/25/2020


Scholarships EWU's focus on Giving Tuesday

CHENEY – Fundraising during a pandemic has proven to be a challenge — but Eastern Washington University officials have met that challenge with some success. On Dec. 1, they are hoping the public will help them continue their... — Updated 11/25/2020


Cheney High announces October PACE award students

CHENEY – High school officials have released the list of students who have received PACE award honors in October. The PACE trait of the month was “Responsibility.” Award winners are Gabriel Daymude, Hannah Davis, Arturo Jeron... — Updated 11/12/2020


Cheney first and second-graders resume in-person

CHENEY – The school district has instituted a second phase of re-opening its facilities to students whose families are prepared to return to in-person instruction, bringing in first-grade students this week followed by... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Education

District principals present school improvement plans to board

MEDICAL LAKE – Principals and assistant principals from Hallett and Michael Anderson Elementary schools, Endeavors High School, Medical Lake Middle School and Medical Lake High School presented their plans for improving their... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Education

Schweikhardt resigns after 31 years on school board

MEDICAL LAKE—Peggy Schweikhardt participated in her last school board meeting Oct. 27 after serving on the board since 1989. She was most recently vice president of the board, working with board president Ron Von Lehe. She... — Updated 11/5/2020


Book-a-Librarian service offers individualized assistance at a distance

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Library District’s Book-a-Librarian service is now offered remotely by phone and via online video sessions. This service helps library customers discover the tools, skills, and strategies they need to... — Updated 10/22/2020


Medical Lake schools first-graders return to in-person classes Oct. 26

MEDICAL LAKE – First-graders will be returning to in-person learning five days a week at Hallett and Michael Anderson elementary schools, the district announced Oct. 19.  Superintendent Tim Ames said in an online newsletter... — Updated 10/22/2020


EWU remains in online winter quarter

CHENEY – Citing health and safety reasons, Eastern Washington University officials announced last week that they will continue with offering most classes online during winter quarter 2021. As with fall instruction, some... — Updated 10/22/2020


Westwood MS fun runs goes to virtual challenge

WINDSOR – Fun runs play a huge part in funding local associated student body school events, but with Spokane County still not at a point where large gatherings of individuals are allowed under Covid-19 protocols, schools have... — Updated 10/22/2020


Cheney district gets some good financial news

CHENEY – School board directors received some good news at their Sept. 30 meeting when it comes to the district's finances. The first came in the form of enrollment – which is... — Updated 10/19/2020


Your vote can determine your future

CHENEY – Do you have questions about voting and what will happen when you mail your ballot? What are the positions of some of the candidates? And just why do we have an Electoral College? Eastern Washington University’s College... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Education

Medical Lake unveils in-person learning plan

Correction from Oct. 1 issue In an article in the Oct. 1 issue titled “In-person learning to slowly return in Medical Lake,” the writer incorrectly wrote that “populations studying from home include special needs students... — Updated 10/8/2020


Cheney board approves partial reopening plan

CHENEY – By a unanimous 5-0 vote, the board of directors approved the Cheney School District's partial reopening plan at their Sept. 30 meeting. The plan, laid out for the... — Updated 10/8/2020


Cheney board approves partial reopening plan

CHENEY – By a unanimous 5-0 vote, the board of directors approved the Cheney School District’s partial reopening plan at their Sept. 30 meeting. The plan, laid out for the directors at a Sept. 24 work session with few changes... — Updated 10/8/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Education

In-person learning to slowly return in Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE - After over a month of most students studying from home, the school district will be following many other Spokane County districts in beginning a slow and steady... — Updated 10/1/2020


Slightly spooky, mysterious, strange library programs for kids, tweens, teens

SPOKANE – The County Library District is offering programs and events for kids, tweens and teens in October that are slightly spooky, mysterious and strange. According to a Sept. 29 news release, kids in grades 6–12 are... — Updated 10/1/2020


Eastern's Women and Gender Studies undergoes name change

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Women and Gender Studies has undergone a name change while also now being offered as a major. Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) replaces the program name that started as Women... — Updated 10/1/2020


Cheney schools to partially reopen Oct. 5

CHENEY – School district administrators laid out a phased return to in-person instruction to school board members at a special workshop last Thursday, Sept. 24, that if approved in a special meeting, Sept. 30, could have some... — Updated 10/1/2020


EWU hires consultant to look at athletics funding

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has selected The PICTOR Group of Reno, Nevada to complete an Athletic Review at the institution. The competitive bid process resulted in a $38,000 contract over the next six months. The... — Updated 9/24/2020


Cheney residents earn degree from WGU this summer

SALT LAKE CITY – The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 190,000 students from across the country since its inception in... — Updated 9/24/2020


Cheney school enrollment declines

CHENEY – Early enrollment numbers show the school district has experienced a drop of almost 300 full-time equivalent students to begin the 2020-2021 academic year. The result could translate into a loss of $2.1 million in state... — Updated 9/24/2020


Levin-Stankevich returns as EWU Provost

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has announced that Brian Levin-Stankevich, Ph.D., is returning to the Cheney campus to serve as provost and vice president for Academic... — Updated 9/17/2020

 By Drew Lawson    Education

Claiming your turf

Members of the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team and Athletic Department administration help hand out chunks of the football field’s red turf, or... — Updated 8/27/2020


EWU's 100 Women Strong program nationally recognized

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics’ (CSTEM) 100 Women Strong program has been recognized as one of the “Inspiring Programs in STEM” for 2020 by Insight... — Updated 8/27/2020


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