February 17, 2011 in Washington Voices

Education Notebook: Libby Center wins MathCounts

By The Spokesman-Review

Libby Center finished in first place Saturday in the MathCounts middle school competition at Northwood Middle School. The competition included teams from Davenport, St. George’s, Northwood, Lakeside and Sacajawea.

St. George’s placed second and Sacajawea third. The top two teams have been invited to compete in the state competition March 12.

Jefferson Elementary plans open house

The community is invited to an open house today at Jefferson Elementary School, 5:30 to 7 p.m., to view upcoming design planning for the new school.

Representatives from the architecture firm of Madsen, Mitchell, Evenson and Conrad, along with the Spokane Public Schools’ Capital Projects team will be available. No formal presentation will be given.

Cataldo school to hold open house

Cataldo Catholic School will host an open house for interested families on Feb. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cataldo, 455 W. 18th Ave., is a school for preschoolers through eighth grade.

Lunch will be served on Feb. 25. To reserve a space and for more information call (509) 624-8759, ext. 304 or e-mail Anita Condon at acondon@cataldo.org.

Spring Fiesta to help Mullan Road school

Mullan Road Elementary School will celebrate spring a little early. On March 11, the school will present its Spring Fiesta fundraiser to benefit the school’s chess and math clubs, Bloomsday training and the Young Writers and Science Sleuths.

The event will be at the Manito Country Club, 5303 S. Hatch Road, and begins at 6:30 p.m. with a Mexican dinner and silent auction. The fiesta will continue with a raffle, dessert and an evening of mariachis.

Cost is $25.

For further details call Kelley Damon at (509) 953-6523.

Rogers junior serves as page in Olympia

Rogers High School junior Clint Brantley recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives, sponsored by Rep Larry Crouse, R-Spokane Valley.

According to a press release from the Washington House Republicans, Crouse said of Brantley, “I had the opportunity to see Clint in action first hand when I was invited to his class earlier in the school year by his debate teacher. All the students involved in that day’s debate did a fantastic job and impressed me with their thoughtful reasoning. I asked Clint if he had ever thought about being a legislative page and invited him to apply. I am extremely pleased he was able to take part in this experience. I know he will remember it for years to come.”

Paging gives students an educational opportunity to participate in the legislative process.

For more information on the House paging program visit www.leg.wa.gov/House/ Pages/HousePageProgram .aspx.

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