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School Notes: Friendly competition nets about $7,000 for cancer

Thu., March 1, 2012, midnight

The Hoops for Hope VIII Cancer Benefit basketball game was held at Mead High School on Feb. 1.
The Hoops for Hope VIII Cancer Benefit basketball game was held at Mead High School on Feb. 1.

On Feb. 1, the staffs at Mt. Spokane and Mead high schools, along with Mountainside and Northwood middle schools, came together for a friendly game of hoops in the Hoops for Hope VIII Cancer Benefit basketball game.

The annual event benefits the Coaches vs. Cancer fund. This year’s game raised more than $7,000 for the organization. The benefit has raised more than $35,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer in the past eight years.

LC presents ‘The Crucible’

Lewis and Clark Tiger Drama will perform Arthur Miller’s classic play based on the 17th century Salem Witch Trials, “The Crucible,” beginning March 8 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Performances continue March 9-10 at 7 p.m.

The drama is a story of evil, conscience, guilt, love and deliverance. The cast includes Lydia Blaine, as Abigail Williams; Max Chumov, as John Proctor; Laura Chamberlain, as Elizabeth Proctor; Jesse Ward, as the Rev. Hale; Andrew Wildman, as the Rev. Paris; and Genevieve Alexander, as Mary Warren.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. “The Crucible” is not intended for children.

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Mt. Spokane stages ‘Noises Off’

The students in the Mt. Spokane High School theater department will perform in their production of “Noises Off,” March 7-9 and March 13-16 at 7 p.m. in the Mt. Spokane Performing Arts Theatre.

The farce, written by British playwright Michael Frayn, will keep audiences in stitches with flubbed lines, false entrances and behind-the-scenes shenanigans of a group of actors, desperately trying to perform their show, with an absurd amount of laughs.

The cast includes Richelle McDermott, as Dotty Otley; Bryton Martin, as Lloyd Dallas; Trevor Haley, as Garry Lejuene; Kelsey Bryson, as Brooke Ashton; Jessica McQuarrie, as Poppy Norton-Taylor; Nick Lindsey, as Fredrick Fellowes; Reni Ogle, as Belinda Blair; Joel Wadsworth, as Tim Allgood; and Jack Burke, as Selsdon Mowbray.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

School signups begin Monday

Parents in the Spokane Public Schools district can register their kindergarteners for the 2012-’13 school year starting Monday.

Children getting ready to start school in the fall who will be 5 on or before Aug. 31 will be eligible to register for kindergarten through the rest of the current school year.

Families can register their soon-to-be student at their neighborhood elementary school between 8:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. A birth certificate or other verification of age and the child’s immunization records will be required for registration. New-student registration will continue during the summer at the administration building, 200 N. Bernard St., weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For school boundary and other information visit and click on “Parents” or call (509) 354-5900.

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