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Westview dedication Tuesday

The students at Westview Elementary School, 3520 W. Bismark Ave., will start the school year a little bit differently than other students.

The Westview kids will start their first day on Tuesday with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the school’s renovation project. The event starts at 8:30 a.m.

Weigh in on Finch design project

Finch Elementary School, 3717 N. Milton St., is the next school in the Spokane Public Schools District to get a facelift.

Local residents are invited to attend an open house tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Finch’s gymnasium to hear about the design project and have questions answered from the architects and school district project administrators. Preliminary design drawings of the new school will also be on display.

Car show at Mt. Spokane High

The staff from the Mead School District invite local residents to the second annual community Car Show and Shine on Sept. 8 for a day of fun and classic cars.

Held at Mt. Spokane High School, 6015 E. Mount Spokane Park Drive, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., attendees can see cars, owned and worked on by people in their community, and eat and visit with Mead friends and family. Car lovers who want to share their hobby will have an opportunity to bring their cars to the show.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., and forms are available at

For more information call Jared at (509) 590-8467.

Can Learn opens at new location

Students at the Can Learn Christian Academy will head back to school on Sept. 10 at the academy’s new location at 905 E. Hastings Road.

The change in location will allow for the school’s expansion. For the upcoming school year, the academy will have a new language arts teacher; a Bible teacher; an advising exceptional needs specialist; a registered school nurse; and a Washington state certified mental health counselor. The school will have a K-12 curriculum; a national character building program; new core education programs; and a variety of electives. The school will also continue to have specialized programs for children with neuro-developmental issues.

For more information call (509) 362-3418 or visit

The Can Learn Christian Academy is a Washington nonprofit educational organization.