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Education Notes: Rogers High to stage ‘Charlie Brown’ play

Thu., March 15, 2012, midnight

Rogers High School drama students will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” beginning Friday at 7 p.m. in the school theater. Additional performances are Saturday at 2 p.m., and March 23-24 at 7 p.m.

For the show, Rogers has chosen a double cast: Miles Fowler and Seth Little, as Charlie Brown; Baylie Crowley and Jordan Imholt, as Sally; Bridget Gabriel and Kelsey McKay, as Lucy; Laura Braunstein and Jourdan Stra kbein, as Patty; Dakota Goodwin, as Linus; Bailey Phillips, as Schroeder; Miles Fowler and Hailey Garcia, as Snoopy; teachers Tony Ross and Loralee Walter, as the teacher; and Imholt and Tessa Johnson, as Woodstock.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door.

For more information call Kris Freeland at (509) 354-6551.

Money talks at Shaw

Students at Shaw Middle School will learn about finances March 22 at the GEAR UP family night, with Josh Bergman, a financial educator with Washington State Employees Credit Union.

Seventh-graders and their parents will learn about how to prepare for college expenses. Bergman will be sharing his information with a game-show style presentation, with the goal to make the financial materials fun and interesting.

Poetry Out Loud

Langston Ward, a junior at Mead High School, was recently awarded the state title for Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation competition that encourages high school students to understand poetry through memorization and public recitation. The competition was coordinated by Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! program. Students from Deer Park, East Valley and The Oaks Academy were among the participants.

According to a press release from EWU, Ward received $200 in scholarship money and Mead will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. He has also won an all-expenses-paid trip to represent Washington at the national finals, May 13-15 in Washington, D.C.

The national champion will receive a $20,000 college scholarship.

NC in AP pilot launch

North Central High School has been chosen by the College Board and University of Cambridge International Examinations as one of 18 schools throughout the United States to pilot a new Advanced Placement program designed to focus on research skills.

Spokane Public Schools has announced that beginning in the fall, NC seniors will be offered the AP/Cambridge capstone research project. Students will be asked to write a 4,500 to 5,000-word paper and will be evaluated on their ability to design, plan and manage a research project, analyze information, and communicate their findings. The capstone project will take the place of the senior culminating project.

NC teachers will be required to complete a one-week summer institute offered by the College Board in June.

Juniors will have an opportunity to take an AP/Cambridge interdisciplinary investigations and critical reasoning seminar, where students will work in teams to research and write topics of global relevance. Schools choose their own topics and pair different disciplines, such as history and English.

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