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 By Lee Hughes    Education    April 11, 2019 

Medical Lake's robotics team heads to Houston

Against all odds, they've done it again. Medical Lake High School's Circuit Breakers robotics Team 4513 is once again headed to Houston, Texas, for the FIRST Robotics Competition, or FRC, April...

 

Cheney School Board considers policy tweaks

The Cheney School Board was left with a lot to consider at its March 27 meeting, hearing first readings of half a dozen school policy revisions. Kicking off the meeting, the board recognized National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) Rebecca Hansen,...

 

Cheney High March Students of the Month

Cheney High School’s March Students of the Month are pictured above as follows. Front row left to right: Ella Hilliard, Ainsley Johnson, Brianna Nielson, Gianna Terrille, Ethan Hall and Clayton...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education    April 4, 2019

Medical Lake School Board gets federal aid overview

The Medical Lake School board received updates on a variety of topics at its regularly scheduled meeting March 26 at Medical Lake Middle School. Director of Finance Chad Moss presented an annual report of the district’s asset prevention program....

 

Medical Lake's Hallett Elementary School students receive awards

Hallett Elementary School announced its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE), and other awards for the month of February. PACE: Honesty Awards Kindergarten Elijah Gromlich Mason Chapman Joseph Zuber Allegra Petrin First Grade Kendall Dunlop...

 

Westwood movie night benefits homelessness

The Westwood Middle School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held a movie night on Feb. 21 to support the Salvation Army in their battle against homelessness in Spokane. This was a part of their Community Service Project for the...

 

Cheney jazz bands taake on competition

The Cheney High School jazz band had two successful trips to local jazz festivals in two weeks, one at the University of Montana and the second at Mead High School in Spokane. At the University of Mon...

 

EWU, GU team to help students interested in legal careers

Eastern Washington University students aiming to pursue a career in the law may have some new opportunities to do so soon thanks to a collaborative agreement signed recently between EWU and the...

 

West Plains students named to dean's lists

Several West Plains-area students earned Dean’s List honors at their respective universities. Brayden W. Bruess was named to the Dean’s List for the 2018 fall semester at Norwich University. Norwich University, located in Northfield, Vt., was...

 

Serving Cheney education

Women of PEO Chapter AJ of Cheney are pictured above proudly celebrating the organization’s 100-year anniversary. PEO is a Philanthropic Educational Organization of women. There are three chapters...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education    March 28, 2019

Friends of the Library holding annual book sale

The Medical Lake group Friends of the Library will be holding their semi-annual book sale at the Medical Lake Library, 321 East Herb Street, on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m....

 

Cheney school board considers property purchase timeline

The Cheney School Board covered a variety of topics at its March 13 meeting, recognizing the classified employee of the year and discussing the pressing need for additional school site property. The board first recognized Windsor Elementary...

 

Cheney High School February Students of the Month

Cheney High School's February Students of the Month are pictured above. Front row right to left: Trenaty Dunlap, Marisity Jagim-Kern and Violet Turner. Middle row right to left: Jimmy Gutierrez,...

 

Sean Dotson accepts superintendent position in Tumwater

At the Cheney School Board’s March 13 meeting, Superintendent Rob Roettger announced the departure of Assistant Superintendent Sean Dotson, who has accepted a superintendent position with the Tumwat...

 

Medical Lake's Hallett Elementary School students receive awards

Hallett Elementary School announced its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE), and other awards for the month of February. PACE: Honesty awards Kindergarten Elijah Gromlich Mason Chapman Joseph Zuber Allegra Petrin First Grade Kendall Dunlop...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education    March 14, 2019

Medical Lake ponders state budget changes

Lawmakers in Olympia have educators wringing their hands wondering what their school district's budget will look like once this year's legislative dust settles. Although in a good position...

 

Eastern Washington's SHE Academy inspires local teens

“Show me your friends, and I will show you your future.” Last week, Eastern Washington University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion launched its first ever Self-Esteem and Higher Education...

 

Cheney High School jazz band is runner up at annual Idaho festival

The Cheney High School Jazz Band took top honors on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the University of Idaho’s 2019 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, taking the runner-up spot in the 3A Instrumental Ensembles Division at the Young Artist’s Concert. More than...

 

West Plains Support Network plans for the future

The recently-formed West Plains Support Network (WPSN) met last week to set 2019 goals and discuss how those goals may be accomplished. The WPSN was created in February 2017 to address issues facing the West Plains community. Several members work...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education    March 7, 2019

ML school board hears of assessments and finances

The Medical Lake School Board had a full agenda at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26, when they considered variety of topics including policy revisions, special education successes, and a...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education    March 7, 2019

ML High School sends 10 musicians to All-Northwest performance

The Medical Lake High School music department sent 10 of its musicians and singers on Feb. 14-17 to Portland, Ore. to the National Association for Music Education, Northwest Division All-Northwest...

 

Eastern hosts Roger Ralston's 'Field Research'

Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is pleased to present “Field Research,” an exhibition of recent works by Roger Ralston, March 13 through April 25, 2019. An opening reception will be h...

 

Cheney High FBLA shines at recent conference

The Cheney Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club had an impressive showing at the 2018 Northeast Regional Winter Conference last month, with 50 of its 57 attending members earning a trip to...

 

Cheney Middle School takes local conference by storm

Earlier this month, the Cheney Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter showed off their skills at the 2019 Winter Business Leadership Conference in Spokane Valley. Twenty-two...

 

Medical Lake High School first semester honor rolls completed

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 the Principal’s honor...

 

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