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Some hands-on learning how money moves

On Friday, Nov. 30, Medical Lake Middle School students were presented with fictional budgeting scenarios outlining imaginary occupations, incomes, family structures and expenses. What they learned, put succinctly by one eighth-grader: “Everything...

 

Medical Lake board hears of school conference success

Engaging both students and parents come school conference time is making a decidedly positive impact in the Medical Lake School District if the most recent editions are an indicator. That’s what the school board learned at its Nov. 27 meeting....

 

Impact aid: Federal money that helps property tax-poor school districts

Medical Lake School District recently got all caught up with an important part of its funding with the receipt of the last payment of Federal Impact Aid. The money, about $1.7 million, comes in dribs and drabs and apparently in no dependable schedule...

 

Trotter tunes

Medical Lake band member Jacob Wagner performs last Thursday, Nov. 29, during halftime of the annual visit of the Harlem Globetrotters at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena....

 

WIAA says that no off-season contact means no camps

Coaches hoping to host youth sports camps during the school year are often out of luck due to a statewide rule that prohibits contact between coaches and players outside of their regular season, but coaches in the Cheney School District are prepared...

 

Steps to stopping school violence before it starts

School shootings always seemed to happen someplace else — until they don’t, as was the case just over a year ago at Freeman. Hitting really close to home suddenly made school safety a much higher...

 

Cheney district sets goals for 2019 Legislative session

It was a packed house at the Cheney School Board’s Nov. 14 meeting as they unanimously approved the district’s 2019 legislative priorities and discussed its ongoing boundary review. Summed up, the district’s requests center around the...

 

Hallett Elementary October awards

Hallett Elementary School announced its awards for October, 2018. Kindergarten Williams: Kiya Rudy, Addison Miller Zyler Trocki. Musselwhite: Ruby Smith, Soren Bauman, Genevieve Robinson. Haase: Sydney Richards, Maxlynn Hanks, Kayson Chappell....

 

Cheney Middle School first term honor roll

Cheney Middle School has released its list of students making the first term honor roll. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are listed as follows: 3.0-3.49 Leeana M. Abilez, Rohan E. Adams, Dawson J. Athos, Conner J....

 

Recognizing veterans

Eastern Washington University's Veterans Resource Center presented a display last week where visitors could view memorabilia from local service members and former Eastern graduates now serving in the...

 

Westwood Middle School releases first term honor roll

Westwood Middle School has released its list of students making the first term honor roll. Students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are listed as follows: Elizabeth S. Bae, Elsa B. Bertelsen, Alyssa R. Brown, Kaitlyn M. Brown, Blakeley...

 

Victory song

Members of Eastern Washington University's football team serenade Eagle fans with the school's fight song after their 59-20 Big Sky Conference win last Saturday over visiting UC-Da...

 

Cheney tackles elementary math achievement

Math can be a difficult subject, and it's common for students to struggle with it as children and young adults. But according to recent test scores, elementary students in the Cheney School District...

 

Medical Lake's Johnson honored by West Plains Chamber

Medical Lake schools band teacher Craig Johnson was concerned when he was called to high school principal Chris Spring's office, particularly when, as he entered, there sat a couple of his students....

 

Eastern Washington partners with Spokane Transit to promote literacy

A local literacy campaign created by two Eastern Washington University faculty members will be featured in Spokane Transit Authority bus shelters in an effort to promote conversations about childhood language development. Targeting children five...

 

Cheney High School hosts first 'Arts and Culture Night'

On Nov. 2, more than 17 clubs and classes set up tables at Cheney High School, all offering various activities related to their organization. The French Club? Serving up hot homemade crepes. The...

 

Sunset's Radtke named Educator of the Year

Sunset Elementary physical education teacher Nels Radtke received the "Educator of the Year" award from the West Plains Chamber of Commerce at the Best of the West Gala hosted by the chamber Oct. 26....

 

Medical Lake School Board makes quick work of agenda

Maybe it was the urgency to get to watch game one of the 2018 World Series, but whatever the reason, the Medical Lake School Board was in and out of its Oct. 23 meeting in quick fashion, under 30 minutes. The board gave unanimous approval to a...

 

Cheney School Board plans for school districts' boundary review

The Cheney School Board discussed its upcoming boundary review and heard several project updates at their Oct. 24 meeting, including an assessment of the Cheney High School athletics program by Athletics Director Jeff Chandler. The board heard the...

 

Tops in the class

Medical Lake High School band teacher Craig Johnson passed up being officially honored last Friday, Oct. 26 as that district's West Plains Chamber of Commerce "Educator of the Year" at the group's...

 

Eastern Washington reopens Pence Union Building

Eastern Washington University has reopened its "living room." Hundreds of university students, faculty and staff gathered near the central campus commons to celebrate the ribbon cutting that formally...

 

Eastern Washington faculty art exhibit opens

Eastern Washington University's Gallery of Art is presenting it's 2018 Faculty Art Exhibition beginning Thursday, Nov. 8. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, at noon at the gallery....

 

EWU HarvestFest offers three Halloween events

This year's annual Eastern Washington University HarvestFest will be three events in one. According to Brian Davenport, EWU's director of community engagement, the annual trick or treating around...

 

Cheney scrambles to make room for additional students

The construction of several new classrooms in multiple schools could not have come at a better time for the Cheney School District, considering it’s in the process of adding several classrooms due to the influx of students since school started...

 

Dr. Dotson: Cheney assistant superintendent's academic milestone

It was a momentous week for Cheney's Assistant Superintendent Sean Dotson as he celebrated a significant achievement - earning his doctorate in educational leadership from Washington State...

 

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