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Education Notebook: Spokane Public Schools will field questions

Local residents will have an opportunity to have their questions answered about Spokane Public Schools tonight on “Educating Spokane” at 7:30 p.m., on KSPS channel 7.

Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger, Board President Bob Douthitt, and directors Rocky Treppiedi and Jeff Bierman will be available to answer questions and respond to comments from the public.

Listeners may text or call (509) 354-7711 or email to ask a question.

Ferris band plans swing dance, auction

The Ferris High School Band is swinging into the holidays on Saturday with the Swing Dance and Auction, held in the new Ferris Commons. Doors will open for auction viewing at 6 p.m.

The evening will include dessert, beverages and live music by the Ferris Jazz Orchestra.

Tickets are $10 a person and are available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Ferrys High School band and orchestra. For information call Karen at (509) 230-4927.

Girls join fitness club at Lewis and Clark

Girls at Lewis and Clark High School are getting into shape with the new LC Tiger Female Fitness Inspiration Team. The program is a student-led club where girls support each other through goal-setting and exercise, where they learn to appreciate their own qualities and body types in a safe and friendly environment.

The workouts include running, strength training, yoga and Zumba. The group is for all girls, regardless of health or fitness level.

Schools recognized for achievement

The Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101 recognized area schools for their students’ academic achievement.

The winners of 2012 Schools of Distinction awards are the Mead Education Partnership Program in the Mead School District; Reardan Elementary School in the Reardan-Edwall School District; Greenacres Elementary School in the Central Valley School District; and the Continuous Curriculum School and Otis Orchards School in the East Valley School District.

The selected schools were in the top 5 percent of improvement across the state. The awards were based on improvement on standardized tests over the preceding five years.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to Education Notebook, send the details to raineyc@spokesman. com or call (509) 459-5434.