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Education Notebook: LC attends mock trial

Court was in session for the legal studies students at Lewis and Clark High School on Jan. 18, during a mock trial in the Moot Courtroom at Gonzaga University’s School of Law.

The mock trial is an annual end-of-semester project that is “always fun, exciting, very competitive and sometimes emotional,” said Dave Jackson, LC’s legal studies teacher, in an email. The Jan. 18 trial included a complicated story of underage drinking; a mix-up with police officers; and the dire consequences that could result in a guilty judgment. Spokane attorney Matt Sanger presided as the judge.

LC legal studies students are Nakia Arquette, Madison Barnett, Chance Bristow, Nickolas Cashaw, Sydney Doneen, Ashley Edwards, Holly Edwards, Alexandrea Frazer, Andre Gadau, Isaac Handelman, Noah Hechtman, Bridgette Johnson, Spencer Lambdin, John-Michael Larson, Ryan Leslie, Lakota Lucas, Anthony Morrow, Kiersten Moss, Eamonn Neff, Michael Rodgers, Timothy Rubertt, Trevor Sebastian, Samuel Smith, Kimberly Stapleton, Glen Steger, Abigail Stickney and Patrick Williams.

Student’s artwork stolen from gallery

Matt Reedy, a junior and student artist at Shadle Park High School, recently had his drawing “Iron Man” stolen from the Kress Gallery in River Park Square.

The art students from Shadle Park have had their work on display since the First Night event on New Year’s Eve. The exhibit will end Tuesday. Reedy’s drawing has been missing since Jan. 13.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Reedy’s drawing, call the Shadle Park High School Public Office at (509) 354-6700 or Shadle’s art teacher, Kathy Pattee at (509) 354-6803.

Snow makeup day set for Feb. 17

The Spokane Public Schools District has announced that Feb. 17 will be the designated snow makeup day for the Friday closure.

On the district’s 2011-’12 calendar, Feb. 17 was specifically set aside as a makeup day in case school was closed due to snow.

Forum planned on new school chief

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors invites the public to give input on the new superintendent at upcoming forums, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Glover Middle School, 2404 W. Longfellow Ave., or 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave.

The purpose of the forums is to gather opinions from residents regarding their schools and what qualities and characteristics the new superintendent should have. The forums will be conducted by the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, according to a district news release. Based on comments collected from district’s staff and the community, the consultants will recruit candidates in February and early March.

Finalists for the position will be available to meet the public in April. The school board plans to announce the new superintendent before the beginning of May.

Residents may also take an online survey. The survey will be available on the Spokane Schools website through Feb. 3.

To take the survey, visit

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via email at

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