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Eying the future in spite of the present

CHENEY - "Why now?" It's the question Cheney Public Schools Superintendent Rob Roettger said he gets the most from people when asked about the upcoming Educational Programs and Oper... — Updated 1/28/2021


Six West Plains students on Whitworth honor roll

SPOKANE — The following undergraduate students have achieved Provost’s Honor Roll status for the fall 2020 semester at Whitworth University. To be named to the list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Medical Lake Schools hope you'll say 'YES?'

MEDICAL LAKE — Before the voters in Medical Lake cast their ballots on Feb. 9 for the renewal of the school district’s Educational Programs and Operations levy, superintendent Tim Ames asks that they scratch the surface and... — Updated 1/28/2021


Swanger named to OSU honor roll

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Zane B. Swanger of Medical Lake has been named to the Oregon State University Scholastic Honor Roll for fall term 2020. Swanger is a sophomore majoring in agricultural sciences. To be named to the honor roll, a... — Updated 1/28/2021


EWU receives Krumble Foundation donation

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has announced receipt of a major scholarship pledge from a local charitable organization. In a Jan. 21 news release, the university said Spokane’s Krumble Foundation had pledged $1.35... — Updated 1/28/2021


Cheney High School names December Students of the Month

CHENEY – High School officials have released a list of students named Students of the Month for December’s PACE (Partners Advancing Character Education) character trait: Caring. The students are Jenae Potter, Kaitlyn Burts,... — Updated 1/21/2021


Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art presents: Intersections

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art has resumed presenting exhibitions – this time via an online format. The gallery opens its 2021 season with Intersections... — Updated 1/21/2021


Cheney schools continue reopening plans

CHENEY — School district re-opening plans for in-person instruction continued this week with a phased return of third-grade students beginning on Tuesday. Third-grade students from families electing to return to in-person... — Updated 1/21/2021


Holiday Store address needs by going online

CHENEY — Thanks to some online ingenuity and extra donations, a holiday tradition continued this season for local low-income students and families. The Cheney Middle School Holiday Store has been a fixture since founder Sherry Sy... — Updated 1/14/2021


Meal pick-up schedule announced

CHENEY – School district officials have announced the resumption of student meal pickups that include several updates from Nutrition Services. According to a news release, the U.S... — Updated 1/14/2021


Cheney schools remain closed

CHENEY -- School district officials informed parents and staff that schools would remain closed today, Thursday, Jan. 14, as a result of damage sustained from yesterday's windstorm. Three schools were still without power this... — Updated 1/14/2021 Full story


Pandemic project work

CHENEY - If you ever have a burning desire to find something that accentuates any feelings of inadequacy in life, here's a suggestion on how to accomplish that - attend an Eastern... — Updated 12/24/2020


Feeling more confident in student's return

CHENEY — School district officials have made some modifications in the phasing in of onsite, in-person instruction – plans they feel are on the right track thanks to recent... — Updated 12/24/2020


Sending cheer to Cheney Care Center

CHENEY — The high school’s H3 Club is inviting the community to help it send some Christmas cheer to residents of the Cheney Care Center. The club is partnering with a second-grade class at Betz Elementary School to create... — Updated 12/10/2020


Cheney High School Students of the Month

Cheney High School has announced its Student of the Month/Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award winners for November. Receiving awards are Colbie Monter, Alexander Bowman, Selena Martinez, Quaid Kraft, Sage Cramer,... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Education

New levy, board member and re-opening plan in Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE—The school board unanimously approved a new replacement levy at its Nov. 24 meeting with an assessed value of $1.50 per $1,000 assessed property value. The levy, which would replace the current levy that’s around... — Updated 12/3/2020


Adopt a West Plains family for Christmas

CHENEY – Three Springs High School is a small, tight-knit community. It’s also a community without a lot of resources. Both of these can serve to amplify needs, particularly around the holidays. To address those needs, Three... — Updated 12/3/2020


Shifting amounts between buckets

CHENEY — The school district board of directors could propose a regular operations and maintenance levy in February that would shift money collected from the capital facilities... — Updated 11/25/2020


Scholarships EWU's focus on Giving Tuesday

CHENEY – Fundraising during a pandemic has proven to be a challenge — but Eastern Washington University officials have met that challenge with some success. On Dec. 1, they are hoping the public will help them continue their... — Updated 11/25/2020


Cheney High announces October PACE award students

CHENEY – High school officials have released the list of students who have received PACE award honors in October. The PACE trait of the month was “Responsibility.” Award winners are Gabriel Daymude, Hannah Davis, Arturo Jeron... — Updated 11/12/2020


Cheney first and second-graders resume in-person

CHENEY – The school district has instituted a second phase of re-opening its facilities to students whose families are prepared to return to in-person instruction, bringing in first-grade students this week followed by... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Education

District principals present school improvement plans to board

MEDICAL LAKE – Principals and assistant principals from Hallett and Michael Anderson Elementary schools, Endeavors High School, Medical Lake Middle School and Medical Lake High School presented their plans for improving their... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By DREW LAWSON    Education

Schweikhardt resigns after 31 years on school board

MEDICAL LAKE—Peggy Schweikhardt participated in her last school board meeting Oct. 27 after serving on the board since 1989. She was most recently vice president of the board, working with board president Ron Von Lehe. She... — Updated 11/5/2020


EWU remains in online winter quarter

CHENEY – Citing health and safety reasons, Eastern Washington University officials announced last week that they will continue with offering most classes online during winter quarter 2021. As with fall instruction, some... — Updated 10/22/2020


Westwood MS fun runs goes to virtual challenge

WINDSOR – Fun runs play a huge part in funding local associated student body school events, but with Spokane County still not at a point where large gatherings of individuals are allowed under Covid-19 protocols, schools have... — Updated 10/22/2020


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