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 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

Destination EWU

This Cardinal graduate offered where she was headed to college at Eastern Washington University.... — Updated 6/17/2021


Free at last

Cheney High School Class of 2021 graduates celebrate with the traditional tossing of their caps after being announced at ceremonies last Friday.... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Paul Delaney    Education

Shoe Stylin'

The "Best of Shoes" award at Saturday's Medical Lake High School graduation goes to the high heels worn by Endeavors High School senior class representative Madilyn... — Updated 6/17/2021


Three Springs High School grads

Eighteen seniors from Cheney School District’s Three Springs High School received their diplomas at commencement ceremonies on Saturday afternoon, June 12, at Northern Quest... — Updated 6/17/2021


Eastern Washington expands online graduate degrees

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University is expanding its online portfolio of graduate degrees supported by Academic Partnerships (AP) beginning fall 2021. According to a June 14 news release, these new offerings will complement th... — Updated 6/17/2021

 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


CHS Baccalaureate takes place June 6

If ever there was a year when graduating seniors need our support and blessing this is the year. Baccalaureate for Cheney High School and Three Springs High School will be Sunday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the CHS auditorium.... — Updated 6/3/2021


Cheney High School March Students of the Month

CHENEY — Cheney High School officials have released the names of the PACE (Partners in Advancing Character Education) Students of the Month for May. The PACE month character trait for May is courage. The students are Caitlin... — Updated 5/27/2021


Airmen visit Medical Lake students

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – More than 500 Medical Lake middle and high school students participated in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics event coordinated by airmen May 21. Fairchild airmen showed students how... — Updated 5/27/2021


EWU teams with Priority Spokane to help deal with Covid stress

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University’s School of Social Work and Office of Community Engagement (OCE) are partnering with Priority Spokane to begin offering virtual COVID-19 Stress and Trauma Education Programing (C-STEP).... — Updated 5/27/2021


Eastern programs on budget chopping block

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University Interim President David May is recommending several programs be eliminated going into the 2021-23 biennium. The recommendations stem from a... — Updated 5/27/2021


Enrollment ends May 31 for Washington's prepaid college savings plan

OLYMPIA — The state’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program’s 2020-2021 enrollment period comes to a close on May 31. Washington families still have time to start saving for future college costs with the state’s... — Updated 5/13/2021


Cheney School District again sponsors summer meals

CHENEY — The school district is again sponsoring the federal Simplified Summer Food Program for Children this summer. The program is designed to offer free meals for all children regardless of need in the area. Meals will be... — Updated 5/13/2021


Eastern Washington releases winter quarter Dean's List names

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 5/6/2021


Westwood FBLA takes home 19 awards at the virtual SBLC

WINDSOR/MARSHALL — The Westwood Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students placed 19 times at the Virtual State Business Leadership Conference held April 21-24. Aftyn Tippetts qualified for nationals with a... — Updated 5/6/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Transitional kindergarten coming to Medical Lake SD

MEDICAL LAKE — Holding its first live, in-person meeting in over a year on April 27, the Medical Lake School Board moved forward on adding a new layer of in-person learning for students when instruction begins in the fall of... — Updated 5/6/2021


West Plains students on SFCC winter quarter honor roll

SPOKANE — Spokane Falls Community College lists 1,082 students on its honor roll for winter quarter 2021, which ended in March. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above to be listed on the honor roll. Airway Heigh... — Updated 4/29/2021


Cheney, Medical Lake students named Spokane Scholars

WEST PLAINS — The Spokane Scholars Foundation honored 156 area students as Spokane Scholars at the organization’s 29th annual awards banquet, held virtually April 19. Of those... — Updated 4/29/2021


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