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Berlin student notices major differences in America

CHENEY- Noah Fleri, is a 16 year old high school junior from Berlin, Germany who is being hosted at Cheney High school this year. Fleri's host parents while he is here are Cody... — Updated 1/6/2022


EWU junior wins full-year tuition waiver

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES CHENEY — Eastern Washington University student Erin Conroy is the winner of a full-year tuition waiver as part of the university’s EaglesVaxUp... — Updated 8/19/2021


Covid surge leads to mask requirements at EWU, WSU facilities

SPOKANE — A rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in Spokane County and mounting concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has led to a requirement for all students, faculty and staff to wear masks at... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education

Cheney schools look at masks, enrollment and staggered starts

CHENEY — In accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s state-wide public school mandate and Center for Disease Control recommendations, the Cheney School District will require masks for the 2021-2022 academic year. The announcement... — Updated 8/12/2021

 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education

Cheney Outreach requests school supplies

CHENEY — In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, the Cheney Outreach Center is requesting new and unused school supply donations to benefit local students. Items needed, as specified by the Cheney School District, are:... — Updated 8/12/2021


EWU receives grant to study lichens role measuring climate impacts

CHENEY - Eastern Washington University's Jessica Allen has received more than $625,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund her part in the Central Appalachian Lichen... — Updated 8/12/2021


Huotari named to University of Wyoming honor roll

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Cheney’s Sydney Jo Huotari is one of seven students from Washington state recently named to the University of Wyoming’s Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll. Huotari is one of two students so named from... — Updated 8/5/2021


West Plains students named to community college honor rolls

SPOKANE — Spokane Falls Community College and Spokane Community College list 2,969 students on their respective honor rolls for spring quarter 2021. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above to be listed on the... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education

Cheney High FBLA shines at nationals

CHENEY – The Cheney High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club celebrated the conclusion of the 2021 season with “a huge amount of success at the virtual National Leadership Conference.” Three of the seven... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education

Critical race theory discussed at Cheney School Board meeting

CHENEY — Issues and concerns relating to critical race theory – including questions on curriculum — were discussed at the Cheney School Board meeting on July 14. The increased interest in cultural education has emerged in... — Updated 7/22/2021


EWU releases spring 2021 Dean's List

CHENEY — The Eastern Washington University Dean’s List is released after every fall, winter and spring quarter. The fall and spring quarter lists also include students on the semester system. An undergraduate student who earns... — Updated 7/22/2021


Cheney, Medical Lake students on OSU honor roll

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Names of students who have made the scholastic Honor Roll for Spring 2021 have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 7,255 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor... — Updated 7/22/2021


Juggling a full schedule

CHENEY — Like most of us, new Eastern Washington University student trustee Auriana Mitchell claims it’s difficult for her to be in two places at once. A look at the Liberty... — Updated 7/22/2021


Medical Lake school district reviews discipline policy

MEDICAL LAKE — As the 2021-22 school year approaches, the school board anticipates a return to in-person learning. One of the changes coming with the new year is the revised school district discipline policy. The policy is... — Updated 7/15/2021


Medical Lake HS announces Honor Roll

MEDICAL LAKE — The following is a list of students who were named to the fourth semester Honor Roll. Seniors Quintin C. Collins, Jacob L. Edison, Colton D. Ellis, Jon E. Foley, Jonathan P. Gralapp, Benjamin D. Henry, Victoria L.... — Updated 7/15/2021


Medical Lake announces Principal's Honor Roll

MEDICAL LAKE — The following is a list of students who were named to the fourth semester Principal’s Honor Roll. Seniors Ellie E. Acord, Nayelli A. Barnes, Jessica L. Beecher, William H. Benson, Abigail E. Bolles, Violet A.... — Updated 7/15/2021


Summer support groups come to Medical Lake schools

MEDICAL LAKE — The school district will be hosting support groups this summer for both children and adults to help process the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first summer they have held groups like... — Updated 7/15/2021

 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education

Cheney school board enacts staggered start

CHENEY — Cheney school board members elected to commence a staggard start schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year at the June 23 board meeting. Because of lingering issues with the pandemic regarding staffing, logistics, and sch... — Updated 7/1/2021


New year, new curriculum

MEDICAL LAKE — The COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape of public school and put several school board decisions on hold. When school returns to a semi-normal state in September, it will return with a new curriculum for the... — Updated 7/1/2021


Area students on UW Dean's List

FROM SEATTLE — Students from the Cheney area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter 2021 Quarter, according to a June 16 news release. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must... — Updated 7/1/2021


Medical Lake school board looks to the new year

MEDICAL LAKE — The school board celebrated the end of the 2020-21 school year at their June 22 meeting. Members reminisced about a successful last week of school and graduation ceremony in a year defined by the COVID-19... — Updated 7/1/2021


Free meals start now for Medical Lake students

MEDICAL LAKE — Students can eat breakfast and lunch for free starting June 28, but free meals are not ending with summer. Due to a decision from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), lunch will be free across the school dist... — Updated 7/1/2021


Class portrait

Cheney High School Class of 2021 speakers Kayli Lucas and Dawson Heuett take time to remember their classmates and the special moment of graduation the modern way — by taking... — Updated 6/24/2021


Class portrait

Cheney High School Class of 2021 speakers Kayli Lucas and Dawson Heuett take time to remember their classmates and the special moment of graduation the modern way – by taking... — Updated 6/21/2021

 By Paul Delaney    Education

The future's so bright

Medical Lake Valedictorian Jordan Tactay is happy after he completed his graduation journey with receipt of his diploma.... — Updated 6/17/2021


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