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Education Notebook: Shoes, socks to be distributed

The Mission Community Outreach Center, 1906 E. Mission Ave., has collected 400 pairs of new shoes in a back-to-school shoe drive.

The shoes and socks will be distributed to children in kindergarten through 12th grade from low-income families Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parents and guardians must accompany the child and will be required to show photo identification and proof of a local address. Children must be present to ensure that the shoes will fit.

New shoe donations will be accepted at the center through this afternoon from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

For more information call (509) 536-1084 or visit

Rogers starts school Wednesday

Rogers High School students go back to school on Wednesday. Other district schools start classes Sept. 4. Rogers is taking part in the three-year School Improvement Grant, which requires the school to add 100 hours to its schedule.

Rogers was awarded $1.5 million for the 2011-’12 school year; $1.3 million for 2012-’13 and $900,000 for 2013-’14. The funds are being used to improve on-time graduation rates and standardized test scores.