May 8, 2010 in Washington Voices

Fourth-graders vie in math showdown

By The Spokesman-Review
Courtesy of Central Valley High photo

Central Valley DECA students include, back row from left: Joe Britt, James Notrica, Joseph Guerrinha and Michael Barnhart. Front row: Haleigh Miller, Alex Richardson and Madison Barnes. Courtesy of Central Valley High
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Fourth-grade teams from elementary schools in the Central Valley School District competed in the Math is Cool competition held at Mt. Spokane High School on April 16.

The Liberty Lake Elementary team scored 69 points for first place out of 30 schools. Sunrise Elementary and Chester Elementary both scored 57 for second and third place, while Opportunity Elementary School scored 45 points for sixth place, and Ponderosa Elementary earned 40 points for eighth place.

Six students in the district finished in the top ten out of 342 students competing. Lacie Hull from Liberty Lake came in first place, Jason Vasquez from Sunrise came in second place, Jack Wampler of Liberty Lake was in fourth place, Bekk Martin from Liberty Lake came in fifth place, Lexie Hull of Liberty Lake came in sixth and Caleb Grabowski from Sunrise came in seventh place.

Liberty Lake, Sunrise and Chester elementaries have been invited to compete in the Math is Cool Masters state competition on May 22 in Moses Lake.

Capital facilities forum scheduled

Central Valley School District will hold its final Capital Facilities Forum on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the library of North Pines Middle School, 701 N. Pines Road.

The forum will gather public feedback for the district as it develops a 25-year capital facilities plan.

Participants will hear details about six proposed bond packages the capital facilities committee is preparing to present to the school board.

For more information, call the district office at (509) 228-5404 or visit

2010 Apple Blossom Festival Parade

The marching band at West Valley High School recently participated in the 2010 Apple Blossom Festival Parade in Wenatchee.

The marching band took first place in its division and the color guard also took first place.

CV students attend DECA conference

Seven Central Valley students recently competed in DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Louisville, Ky.

Joe Britt and James Notrica competed in the Chapter Awards Project, a presentation of Central Valley DECA’s Program of Work for the past year.

Joseph Guerrinha and Michael Barnhart competed in the Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making Event, a team role-playing event.

Haleigh Miller, Alex Richardson and Madison Barnes competed in the Public Relations Project. They organized the “Shoot for the Stars” exhibition basketball game to benefit Team St. Luke’s wheelchair basketball team.

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