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Rising up

Eastern Washington University’s Interdisciplinary Science Center rises between on the Cheney campus between the Science Building (right) and the Pence Union Building to the left.... — Updated 7/11/2019


Betz recognized with state award

In honor of its significant growth in student reading, math and attendance, Cheney School District’s own Betz Elementary was presented with a Washington State Recognized School award last month, one of just 137 other elementary s... — Updated 7/11/2019


Cheney FBLA excels at national conference

The Cheney FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) team had a great showing at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX June 30-July 2. The team had 24... — Updated 7/11/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Education

Medical Lake board OKs summer school program

It was one of the faster meetings in memory as the Medical Lake School Board made quick work of an essentially pro forma agenda on Tuesday, June 25. With Superintendent Tim Ames... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By EWU NEWS    Education

Late EWU social work professor honored at commencement

Students from EWU's School of Social Work commemorated a beloved instructor who passed away during the school year by wearing special stoles for the June 15 graduation ceremony.... — Updated 7/3/2019


Medical Lake High School second semester honor rolls

Medical Lake High School students who earned a 3.25 – 3.49 grade point average during the first semester of the 2018 – 2019 school year were placed on the honor roll. Students achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher earned a place on... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Education

Medical Lake schools come out ahead in state budget

If Medical Lake School District finance director Chad Moss had his way, school funding would be much simpler and less fluid. So much for wishful thinking. “There’s a lot of... — Updated 6/27/2019


Westwood Middle School releases fourth-term honor roll

Students named to Westwood Middle School’s term 4 honor roll are listed as follows: 4.0 Thayne E. Acedo, Elizabeth S. Bae, Lily J. Bare, Owen T. Barry, Elsa B. Bertelsen, Alyssa R. Brown, Kaitlyn M. Brown, Logan A. Burnett,... — Updated 6/27/2019


Awards and degrees for West Plains area college students

Zayas receives degree at Oregon State Cheney’s Minerva Zayas received a master’s of arts degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Oregon State University during its 150th commencement on Saturday, June 15. University... — Updated 6/27/2019


Bovine blues

Multiple Betz Elementary administrators had to face the music Wednesday, June 12, and pucker up: to a one-year-old, brown and white steer named Phoenix. The smooch heard round the... — Updated 6/20/2019


'Nothing really simple'

As school districts across the region announce significant layoff plans, Cheney School District officials have said they have no plan to do so. While no doubt a relief to many West Plains parents and teachers, it also sparks the... — Updated 6/20/2019


Betz's got talent

On Thursday, June 13, Betz Elementary students gathered for an artistic extravaganza in the form of talent show performances from teacher Cindy Tilque's second-grade class.... — Updated 6/20/2019

 By MARCO VARGAS    Education

EWU's Hank Steiner retires after 61 years teaching

A beloved Eastern Washington University English professor is officially retiring after 61 years of university teaching. Henry-York “Hank” Steiner, 87, has been teaching at EWU... — Updated 6/13/2019


Pictures of graduation

Cheney High School salutatorian Jackson Powell (left) prepares for his speech at the 2019 graduation ceremony. Medical Lake Endeavors graduates, their families and guests (above)... — Updated 6/13/2019


Cheney School District sponsors federal summer food program

The Cheney School District announced this week the sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. Meals will be made available at no extra charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. One of the things... — Updated 6/13/2019

 By MARCO VARGAS    Education

EWU panel looks at media and government

The Easterner and Associated Students of Eastern Washington University held a discussion panel called “Media and Politics” on May 16 to focus on the relationship between the med... — Updated 6/6/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Education

Medical Lake School Board approves new digital learning platform

The Medical Lake School Board considered a number of policy revisions and resolutions, and heard reports on a recent state audit and other updates at its regular monthly meeting... — Updated 6/6/2019


Astronomical programs for kids, adults at the library

All summer long adults, kids, and families can explore the planets, stars and more at Spokane County Library District during “A Universe of Stories.” The district has partnered with the Spokane Astronomical Society for Astronom... — Updated 6/6/2019


West Plains students honored at PACE Awards

By SHANNEN TALBOT Staff Reporter Several Cheney and Medical Lake students were honored on May 23 in the annual PACE Awards at Eastern Washington University’s Hargreaves Hall. PACE, or Partners Advancing Character Education, is a... — Updated 5/30/2019


Creepy crawlies

11-year-old James Christensen grins back at his friends as he holds a tarantula at Sunset Elementary’s Science Night. The evening featured an indoor planetarium from Mobius... — Updated 5/30/2019


West Plains students honored at PACE Awards

By SHANNEN TALBOT Staff Reporter Several Cheney and Medical Lake students were honored on May 23 in the annual PACE Awards at Eastern Washington University's Hargreaves Hall. PACE,... — Updated 5/30/2019


Hallett students receive monthly PACE awards

Hallett Elementary School announced its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE), and other awards for the month of February. This months character trait: trustworthiness. PACE Diligence awards Kindergarten Cody Jones Alice... — Updated 5/30/2019


Lina's Terporten's big adventure

By LEE HUGHES Staff Reporter In the fall of 2017, one of Lina Terporten's teachers asked her if she would be interested in applying for a scholarship to be an exchange student. He... — Updated 5/23/2019


EWU senior art exhibition 'Traces Of' opens May 23

Eastern Washington University's annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Senior Exhibition "Traces Of" is taking place May 24 – June 6 on campus at the Art Department's EWU Gallery of... — Updated 5/23/2019


Cheney High School students named Spokane Scholars

Six Cheney High School students were honored at the 27th annual Spokane Scholars awards banquet on April 15 at the Spokane Convention Center Ballroom. Students receiving Spokane Scholars Foundation Medal of Academic Achievement... — Updated 5/23/2019


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