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Bryan students will celebrate Seuss

SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2010

The students and staff at Bryan Elementary School will begin celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, who would be 102 on Tuesday, on Monday with the appropriate green eggs and ham for breakfast and Grinchy “roast beast” sandwiches for lunch.

On Thursday, the celebration continues, with Bryan Elementary’s Dinner and a Book, beginning at 6 p.m.

Moms, dads and kids are invited to attend the schoolwide event and are encouraged to dress up for the Dr. Seuss-themed evening. Dinner will be provided for all who attend and each Bryan student will receive a free book, donated by St. Vincent de Paul.

The mischievous Cat in the Hat may even stop by to join in the celebration.

As Dr. Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!”

Academy’s Academic Team headed to state

The Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy’s Academic Team recently participated at the Idaho National Laboratory Scholastic Tournament.

The team took first place in the B Division, which guarantees the students a spot at the state championship, where they will defend the academy’s state title.

The first place Academic Team includes: Austin Isakson; Brady Rinaldi; Brett Green; Cameron Crandall; Garrett Hallett; Jonah Grubb; Julianna Satterly; Lewis Ellis; Lilly Bonasera; Michael Harlan; Mitch Shellman; Nicole Nixon; Raul Mondragon; Ryan Ward; Sam Childress; Sean Iiams; Sean Nixon; Stephen Baxter; Steven Hallgren; Steven Munson; Yunus Tezcan; and Zach LaBenne.

Lakeland awarded Digital Learning honor

Lakeland High School was awarded the Best Practices Implementation Award for Region I by Idaho Digital Learning, which recognizes outstanding online achievements in districts throughout Idaho.

Lakeland School District technology director Greg Eck, LHS Principal Conrad Underdahl, and LHS counselor Frank Vieira were presented the award for helping Rathdrum students succeed in an online classroom.

According to a press release from Idaho Digital Learning, CEO Donna Hutchinson said, “Online learning is a critical educational building block. Lakeland’s dedication to 21st century learning will help prepare students for success in college, in their chosen career and in their life.”

Eck, Underdahl and Vieira, the Lakeland technology team, have made the online classroom implementation “seamless,” according to the release, helping LHS reach an 80 percent success rate.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via e-mail at


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