Shoppers at the Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., will get a chance to see free performances, check out school projects and look over more than 30 displays that highlight achievements of Central Valley School District students.
Central Valley Days on the Mall kicks off Monday with musical performances from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. On Tuesday there will be performances from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Around 30 displays went up on the first floor of the mall Friday.
The 26th annual event will include 23 student groups from 14 elementary and middle schools in the district.
For more information, call the district office at (509) 228-5400.
Private school speech meet
Valley Christian School, 10212 E. Ninth Ave., will host the Association of Christian Schools International’s District Speech Meet Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More than 500 private-school students in first through eighth grades from Eastern Washington and North Idaho will compete. Valley Christian has hosted this event for the past 20 years.
For more information, call the school at (509) 924-9131.
Freeman FBLA accomplishments
The Future Business Leaders of America chapter from Freeman High School successfully defended its title of most donations during the “Burgers with a Heart” drive at Red Robin to benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.
Students from Freeman raised a record $2,308. The next closest amount was $946 from University High School.
It is the sixth year in a row the school won the “Spirit with a Heart” competition. In those six years, the school has raised $10,706 for the nursery.
The program’s adviser is Scott Moore.
The West Valley School Board passed a resolution Wednesday that updates the district’s policy regarding tobacco.
The updated policy now includes banning the use of e-cigarettes on the school grounds by staff, students, visitors and community members.
The policy also allows the use of Federal Drug Administration-approved nicotine replacement therapy, as long as the student has a prescription and follows the policies of medication.