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Valley Tech hosts open house events

Spokane Valley Tech, 115 S. University Road, will hold open houses Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.

High school juniors and seniors during the 2013-’14 school year will be offered an expanded list of courses including advanced biomedical applications, advanced engineering applications, and the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship. Students can meet instructors, learn about internships and find out about the hands-on, project-based approach to learning at SVT.

This summer, SVT will offer summer school to all students entering ninth through 12th grade. There will be eight classes offered: aerospace and advanced manufacturing; cosmetology; energy and manufacturing; fire science, Microsoft IT Academy; sports medicine; principles of biomedical sciences; and introduction to engineering design.

Courses are free for all high school students in Spokane County and students can earn high school credit.

For more information, visit www.spokane

Trent receives grant

Trent Elementary School in the East Valley School District has received a grant from BECU, a large credit union with more than 40 locations in the Puget Sound area.

The school will use the funds, a maximum of $1,700, to provide support for students in academics and in social skills.

The grant was part of $100,000 given to 49 schools throughout Washington, based on eligibility of the request, impact on student learning, number of students reached with the funds and potential on-going use of the item or program.

Valley Christian day of service

Students at Valley Christian School in grades 7 through 12 spent three hours on March 8 volunteering and helping different Spokane organizations.

Students did everything from tutoring other students at Spokane Christian Academy to organizing food in the warehouse of the Valley Food Bank.