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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 of Washington...

 

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 school was the...

 

'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 question: how is...

 

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. Students exhibited a...

 

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 for 50 years and...

 

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) listen as Principal...

 

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 that sets the Chen...

 
 By MARCO VARGAS    Education    June 6, 2019

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 media and the governme...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education    June 6, 2019

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 Tuesday, May 28, at Hallett Elementary School. Chad Moss, director of...

 

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 Astronomy at the Library, w...

 

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 grassroots...

 

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 Science Center,...

 

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...

 

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 Nolan Kayson...

 

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 didn't ask her in...

 

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 Art in the Fine...

 

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 awards were Camden...

 

Cheney adopts new elementary math curriculum

It was an unusual start to a school board meeting as Cheney district officials, employees and families gathered in the Cheney Middle School cafeteria on May 8 for the district’s Employee Recognition Night. Several teachers were nominated for...

 

Medical Lake High School JROTC receives award

The Medical Lake High School Washington 81st Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is scheduled to be awarded the Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award at a ceremony tomorrow, Friday,...

 
 By Leann Burton    Education    May 16, 2019

Cheney High School April Students of the Month

Cheney High School’s April Students of the Month are pictured above from left to right: Nicole Murray, Abigail Blazon, Kaylee Sullivan, Corrina Storkson, Seth Wilcox, Ryan Reimer-Golden, Chloe...

 

Cheney band enters to win $100K in instruments

Cheney High School announced on Thursday, May 9, that it has ­­­entered the running for a $100,000 instrument grant from award-winning musician Barry Manilow. Manilow and his foundation, the Manilow Music Project, are conducting a nationwide...

 
 By MARCO VARGAS    Education    May 16, 2019

Spokane County Library District seeks levy approval

The Spokane County Library District is seeking levy restoration for maintenance and operations of its 11 libraries to keep services at existing levels throughout Spokane County, increase digital materials and replace outdated building heating and...

 

Air Force partners with West Plains fire agencies for training

Several West Plains fire agencies partnered with the Fairchild Air Force Base Fire Department on Thursday, May 16, for an aircraft collision training scenario in preparation for Air Force events...

 

EWU's board of trustees creates stadium task force

Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) is announcing the creation of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study of the football stadium renovation project. Appointed by Board Chair Uriel Iñiguez, the task force is composed of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    May 9, 2019

Highlighting innovations' current and future

Officially, the mission of Eastern Washington University’s first SOAR (Student Online Academic Review) Career Conference is to “support EWU students as they learn about exciting and innovative...

 

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