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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


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


Blackhawks FBLA land four state champions

CHENEY - The high school Future Business Leaders of America wrapped up its 2021 virtual State Business Leadership Conferences last weekend, with 16 of its 17 attending members... — Updated 4/29/2021


Cheney High School March Students of the April

CHENEY — Cheney High School officials have released the names of the PACE (Partners in Advancing Character Education) Students of the Month for April. The PACE month character trait for February is trustworthiness. The students... — Updated 4/29/2021


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


EWU Alumni Awards Gala April 30

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University is hosting its annual EWU Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, April 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The annual event will take place virtually again this year, and will honor the accomplishments of... — Updated 4/22/2021


West Plains students on community college honor roll

SPOKANE – Community Colleges of Spokane campuses have released the list of students named to their honor rolls for winter quarter. Spokane Community College lists 2,111 students on its honor roll which ended in March. The honor... — Updated 4/22/2021


Local student make Honor Roll at Oregon State University

 CORVALLIS, Ore. – Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Winter 2021 have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 8,150 students earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on... — Updated 4/22/2021


EWU brings back the parking 'boot'

CHENEY — With an increasing number of violators choosing to ignore their fines, Eastern Washington University Parking and Transportation Services this fall will implement an immobilization program for unpaid citations. Following... — Updated 4/22/2021


EWU series to deal with white power

CHENEY - The insurrection that took place Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol Building caught many people off guard not only in the United States but around the world. In foreign lands... — Updated 4/16/2021 Full story


Rosalia selects school superintendent

ROSALIA – Brett Baum is leaving the Liberty School District in Spangle to become the new Rosalia schools superintendent. The district board made the decision March 25. “It took... — Updated 4/8/2021


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 March. The PACE month character trait for February is diligence. The students are... — Updated 4/8/2021


Input on key funding decisions needed

CHENEY - School officials are taking a "wait and see what they do" approach to an estimated $5.98 million in funding the district could see from the federal American Relief Plan... — Updated 4/1/2021 Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Sorting out the confusion of high school sports

MEDICAL LAKE — Meteorological spring arrived March 1. The astrological version graced us March 20. But Medical Lake High School’s athletics director Justin Blayne is still stuck in fall, and winter, and summer — along with... — Updated 4/1/2021


Medical Lake High School releases second semester honor roll

MEDICAL LAKE — High School officials have released the names of students whose grade point average has led to their inclusion on the Principal’s Honor Roll and the Honor Roll for the school year 2020-2021. Below are the names... — Updated 3/26/2021


Cheney schools to reopen further after break

CHENEY — Local elementary schools will become a bit fuller when classes resume after spring break. At the school board’s March 16 meeting, directors heard the district’s plans for returning 4th and 5th graders to full-time,... — Updated 3/26/2021


Blackhawks band fundraising for activities and equipment

CHENEY — Doing a little spring clothes closet cleaning? If so, the Cheney High School Band Parents organization is asking you to donate those items to their annual fundraising drive. And even if you hadn’t planned on creating... — Updated 3/26/2021


Active and retired teachers meet pandemic challenges

WEST PLAINS – Everyone has heard at least something of how challenged our teachers are during these times of virtual and in-person classroom teaching. However, those teachers who no longer are actively teaching can’t even... — Updated 3/18/2021


Kerr receives Classified Employee of the Year award

CHENEY - School District officials have announced that Salnave Elementary School paraeducator Saralynn Kerr has been named the district's Classified Employee of the Year. The... — Updated 3/18/2021


Cheney School Board takes up civility policy

CHENEY — School district officials have taken steps towards adopting a policy most districts in the state apparently have, but Cheney lacks — a policy on civility. At the... — Updated 3/18/2021


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