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Cheney students struggle with Common Core

Cheney residents looking at the state's 2018 test scores may be alarmed, as the average score on standardized assessments for incoming sixth- and ninth-graders nosedived from the mid-70s to the low...

 

Lloyd exhibit asks us to confront prejudice of all sorts

Photographer Robert Lloyd's "Path to Tolerance: Mixing Media, Messages, and Metaphors" exhibit at Eastern Washington University's Downtown Student Gallery is all about pointing out the prejudice withi...

 

Eastern Washington welcomes largest first-time freshman class

Eastern Washington University has enrolled a record number of first-time freshman for the fall 2018 quarter, and the overall student body headcount and diversity remain strong. The freshman class this year totals 1,758 new students. This not only...

 

A royal evening

Nathan Hagreen and Sara Nanny were crowned as Cheney High School's Homecoming royalty during halftime of Friday night's football game with East Valley. The Blackhawks easily downed the Knights...

 

Cheney student earns national FBLA appointment

Cheney High School’s Future Business Leaders of America club has a lot to celebrate this week as one of their own hits a prestigious milestone. Cheney junior John “JT” Gasper was recently selected for a significant appointment as the executive...

 

Medical Lake Junior ROTC cadets busy with community projects

For many in the Medical Lake community, about the only time they see members of the high school’s Junior ROTC program might be in the roles of the color guard prior to sporting and other events and activities. But as some recent events show, these...

 

Cheney board approves new teachers contract

Cheney teachers officially have a new two-year contract in which the district devotes 11.92 percent more money to educator salaries. The new contract was ratified by Cheney Education Association members on Sept. 17 and was approved by the school boar...

 

Cheney school board gets new year enrollment overview

The Cheney School District School Board resolved issues ranging from contract disputes to construction timelines at their Sept. 19 meeting, approving a new two-year contract with teachers and addressing a variety of new policies. The board first...

 

EWU Gallery of Art presents Katie Creyts' 'Everland' exhibition

Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is pleased to present "Everland," an exhibition of recent works by Katie Creyts, Sept. 27 through Oct. 25. The artist will give a lecture on Wednesday,...

 

EWU offers new online master's in special education

Eastern Washington University has announced the launch of an addition to its current graduate programs – a 100 percent online, accelerated Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education. Students can begin applying to the M.Ed. in Special Educati...

 

Eastern is named a top college for diversity

Eastern Washington University is a recipient of the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding...

 

Getting ready

Cheney's cheerleaders prepare to welcome the Blackhawks football team prior to their Sept. 14 game against Shadle Park at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field. Cheney prevailed 42-40 for a...

 

Dyed in the face fan

This Eastern Washington University football fan was all in with his support of the Eagles last Saturday in Pullman. But there was not much anyone could do to stem the “Air Raid” offense that dismantled Eastern 59-24 at Martin...

 

Cheney District reaches agreement with teachers

After months of negotiations and more than 25 meetings, the Cheney School District and its teachers’ union avoided a strike and reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement on Monday, Sept. 10. The Cheney Education Association...

 

Endeavors begins its mission in Medical Lake

The start of a school year means many new things lie ahead for students and staff. And for those at Endeavors, this is especially true. Endeavors you say? Just what is that? That is the new name for...

 

Opening week of school goes smoothly in Medical Lake

Even on a day when there have been little changes over the summer, glitches seem to find their way into things when school doors swing open for the new year. But in Medical Lake, where significant...

 

Former Cheney patrol officer takes on SRO duties at high school

Former patrol officer with the Cheney Police Department Dane Gilman has taken on a new role this year, filling the position of school resource officer at Cheney High School. Retired Sgt. Kelly Hembach has been the school’s SRO for several years,...

 

Wrapping up a purpose-driven career

When Sharon Throop saw the help wanted ad from the Cheney School District in a local newspaper, she thought such a position might carry something unique from other administrative posts. "Working for...

 

Luis Cruz addresses Cheney staff on reaching students

Not even a fire alarm and a brief evacuation could keep the teachers of the Cheney School District from switching roles and becoming students for the day on Aug. 23. The district welcomed renowned...

 

Cheney's Michelle Larson receives doctorate

The University of Wyoming announced in an Aug. 2 news release that former Cheney resident Michele D. Larson had been awarded her doctorate at the completion of the 2018 spring semester. The University of Wyoming provides quality undergraduate and...

 

Airway Heights plans to move Sunset Park telemetry

The Airway Heights City Council at their Aug. 20 meeting approved a project to move water telemetry equipment from the restrooms in Sunset Park to another location and demolish the restroom building. Telemetry equipment that gives the city’s...

 

Cheney works to support low-income students

A study released this summer by Johns Hopkins University found that supporting low-income students and families is key to boosting district graduation rates, and school officials say Cheney is already taking steps to do just that this upcoming...

 

Class gathering

The Cheney High School class of 1978 held its 40th reunion over the Aug. 3-4 weekend. The gathering began Friday afternoon with a "Best Ball" golf tournament at the Fairways Golf Course, followed by...

 

Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars earns $5,000 grant

Medical Lake’s Dollars for Scholars chapter received a $5,000 grant to augment the work it does in the community. Now comes time to figure out how volunteers can put that money into motion. Scholarship America is the parent organization to Dollars...

 

Public comments sought on regional transportation projects

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council’s board of directors is seeking public input on prioritizing a list of $98 million worth of transportation projects in the region, including over $11.15 million worth on the West Plains. The board has app...

 

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