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Cheney School District welcomes new hires

The Cheney School District has hired about 49 new employees this year, many of whom have several years of experience in other districts....

 

Futurism in food

L.J. Klinkenberg is feeding your kids lentils. The internationally-recognized executive chef turned director of nutrition services for Cheney School District has proven to be a powerful force for... Full story

 

Taking a closer peek at ML's school budget

While many staff members have been enjoying their summer break, Medical Lake central administrators like Superintendent Tim Ames and Chad Moss, director of finance, have been involved in getting things in line for 2018-19. For Ames, that has meant...

 

Cheney elementary registration underway

Registration for kindergarteners and new elementary students in the Cheney School District began Monday, Aug. 13, at all local elementary schools. Registering students before school starts is convenient for parents and for the school district, said S...

 

Cheney to destroy special education records

In accordance with state law, the Cheney school district will be destroying past students’ special education records unless they hear from the child’s parent or guardian by Sept. 30. Under state and federal law, special education records must be...

 

Cheney names Andrus director of support services

Cheney Public Schools announced in an Aug. 2 news release that Dr. Robin Andrus has been selected as the new Director Of Student Support Services. Andrus was selected for the assistant director position in June after an extensive interview process,...

 

Call leads Cheney FBLA club with second place at nationals

The Cheney High School FBLA Club (Future Business Leaders of America) finished their trip to the National FBLA Leadership conference a couple of weeks ago. The chapter had 14 members compete in eight...

 

Eastern breaks ground on its new science center

The long wait is over for those pursuing study in science and technology at Eastern Washington University as the school broke ground on its long-awaited Interdisciplinary Science Center (ISC) July...

 

Medical Lake School District approves $25.9 million budget

The Medical Lake School Board heard and approved in unanimous fashion its operating budget for the 2018-19 school year at a special meeting prior to its regular July 24 meeting. Chad Moss, director of finance, prepared a detailed budget document...

 

Cheney Schools adopt 2018-2019 budget

The Cheney School Board officially adopted the district’s largest budget in its history at its June 27 regular meeting —a document that comes up just shy of $64.1 million in general fund revenues while slightly exceeding $64 million in general...

 

PUB advancement

Most of the work on Eastern Washington University's Pence Union Building has moved inside as the $42 million student union building project nears a fall completion date....

 

Tilly Baldwin receives Holocaust Center contest award

Cheney Middle School eighth-grader Tilly Baldwin received an honorable mention in the middle-school art category of the Seattle Holocaust Center for Humanity's 2018 Writing, Art and Film Contest....

 

CHS graduate Robert Cook earns MBA

On June 18, 2018, Robert “Robbie” Cook, a 2013 graduate of Cheney High School and 2016 graduate of Washington State University, was awarded a master of business administration degree from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of...

 

Project work underway at Cheney schools

Construction work on all four of the Cheney School District's facilities included in 2017's $52 million bond is underway. In a presentation to the school board last Wednesday, June 27, OAC project...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    July 5, 2018

Medical Lake board hears CTE, STEM program updates

The end of the 2017-18 school year review in Medical Lake included updates on CTE and STEM programs with some notable advancements announced. The district's CTE or Career Technical Education and...

 

Medical Lake High second semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School has released its 2017-2018 second semester honor roll. Students making the honor roll are listed by last name first as follows: Freshmen Bridges, Cheyenne Deitschman, Breanna Earley, Natalee Eberhardt, Mayah Harper, Anne...

 

MLHS Principal's honor roll

Medical Lake High School has released its 2017-2018 second semester Principal’s honor roll. Freshmen Acord, Ellie Beecher, Jessica Bode, Rachel Brown, Violet Cain, Kaycee Castro, Kyler Cook, Chloe Davis, Ethan Dickey, Cameron Dyess, Preston...

 

Cheney board OKs high school constructability

Expansion and renovation work at Cheney High School is one step closer to beginning, thanks to the approval by the school district’s board of directors of a resolution accepting a constructability review report. The review was based upon architect...

 

EWU professor to serve as language specialist in Jordan

Eastern Washington University associate professor Gina Mikel Petrie, Ph.D., has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English Language Specialist assignment in Amman, Jordan. The English Language Specialist Program is the...

 

Cheney High program receives FFA award

The Washington state Future Farmers of America Association announced in a June 14 news release that Cheney High School’s agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor Allen Skoog had been awarded a $27,000 grant from the association. The funding...

 

Cheney school district budget grows with enrollment

The Cheney School District’s 2018-2019 general fund budget is scheduled to top $60 million for the first time ever — and that’s just the beginning. During a budget workshop at the school board’s June 13 meeting, Finance Director Jamie...

 

Amy Anderson graduates from Western Oregon

Cheney High School alum Amy Anderson was one of over 1,000 graduates receiving diplomas at Western Oregon University commencement exercises on June 16 in Monmouth, Ore. Anderson graduated magna cum laude (3.65-3.79 grade point average) with a...

 

Groundbreaking for Cheney High School work June 27

Cheney School District officials and corporate partners Lydig Construction, ALSC Architects and OAC (the district’s construction and project management firm), are holding a groundbreaking ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, for the Cheney...

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education    June 21, 2018

Airway Heights to repaint Sunset Park water tank

At the June 18 Airway Heights City Council meeting, the board approved a bid to recoat the Sunset Park water tank. In 2016, this project was advertised and since the bids were way higher than the...

 

Betz's best

Betz Elementary School second-grader Abi Huntley performs a song during teacher Cindy Tilque's annual class talent show on June 13....

 

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