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East Valley teachers to join walkout

Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one-day strike on Wednesday, but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney school …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2015, 8:59 p.m.

East Valley teachers vote to join walkout; Central Valley and Cheney teachers will stay on job

Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one day walkout on Wednesday but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney …


Phone threats put three Spokane-area schools on lockdown

Three more schools in the Spokane area were locked down Wednesday after receiving threats by phone. Several local schools received similar phone calls that forced lockdowns earlier this year. “It’s …


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2015, 9:06 p.m.

Threats, potentially computer generated, cause lockdowns at multiple schools

Several schools in the Spokane area were locked down today after telephone threats were received around 1 p.m.


From multimillion dollar school bond to building

Architects have been vetted. Construction timelines established. Community input integrated. Now work is beginning. Central Valley School District officials are wasting no time in moving forward on projects under a …


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2015, 10:33 a.m.

University High School students evacuated after bomb threat

University High School students are being evacuated to a nearby church after a bomb threat was called in Wednesday morning.


Spokane schools, like most, opt out of survey questions about sex

Spokane schools are shying away from asking teens the tough questions about sex. They are not alone; two-thirds of schools in Washington opted out of a survey that asks if …


Valley Tech nurtures curiosity at STEM camps for kids

The wiggling stops and their attention narrows. In almost no time, fourth-graders are identifying human bones, building circuit boards and coding video games. “If they taught this in school, I’d …


Local schools gain bond support

Central Valley School District’s bond continued to gain support Wednesday, reinforcing the success of its campaign and its community support. With more than 64 percent approval, the measure has passed, …


Group targets Central Valley school bond, levy

Bright yellow fliers encouraging a “no” vote on Central Valley School District’s bond and levy are arriving in mailboxes this week. Bold, black lettering states that the district wants voters …


Summit Elementary students urged to make better food choices

A cardboard cutout of a costumed, cartoon dog promoted white milk as the best choice to K-8 students making their way through a lunch line. First-graders Emma Krieger and Hailey …


Valley middle schoolers pack buses with food

Middle school students spread out across Spokane Valley last weekend to fill yellow school buses with donated food in hopes of making Thanksgiving a little happier for needy families. Six …


P.E. uniforms add to Evergreen Middle School spirit

When Evergreen Middle School students hit the gym, they’re all dressed alike – black shorts and shirt with orange lettering and a white space to write their name. The sixth- …


Swing sets becoming scarce on school playgrounds

Swings, once the emblem of school playgrounds, are slowly disappearing, with only two swing sets remaining in Washington’s second-largest school district. Students at Hamblen Elementary School frequently ask Shelley Redinger, …


Letters rankle educators Notices about failing Valley schools, districts misleading, they say

School districts in the Spokane Valley area are, like districts around the state, sending out letters to parents explaining why their school and district is failing. The letters are a …


University high school honor roll

University High School in the Central Valley School District has announced its honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year. 12th grade


U-Hi graduates back at school as administrators

Keven Frandsen and Ken VanSickle have been friends for almost 40 years. They graduated from University High School in 1978. They both were popular and played sports – Frandsen played …


Central Valley elementary summer school has new look

This year at elementary summer school in the Central Valley School District, students went to camp. Sort of.


Barker High School names Youseph principal

Kamiel Youseph became an English teacher because of teachers who made an impact on him. Among them, a resource room teacher at Adams Elmentary on the South Hill who helped …


Barker High School students show their artwork

Barker High School art students are exhibiting their work at Arrotta’s Automax and RVs. For the students and the business, it’s their first exhibit. “People love it,” said Eric Hustad, …


Barker High School students show their artwork

Barker High School art students are exhibiting their work at Arrotta’s Automax and RVs. For the students and the business, it’s their first exhibit. “People love it,” said Eric Hustad, …


CV bond looks to future

The Central Valley School Board unanimously approved a slate of projects to be included in a construction bond that will go before voters in February. During a special board meeting …


PACE Awards recognize exemplary students

Students in Spokane Valley and Tekoa who personify character traits of Partners Advancing Character Education were recently recognized at the 2014 PACE Awards held at Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention …


Bowdish Principal Dave Bouge retiring after 37 years

Principal Dave Bouge likes to tell his students at Bowdish Middle School about the time he was beat up across the street from the school. Of course, it was 1968 …


Summit School students show lots of heart for nonprofit

At Summit School, students were inspired by classroom work to raise money for the American Heart Association. For the past couple of months, seventh- and eighth-graders studied the respiratory and …


CV District goes on line to collect comments

Central Valley School District is using ThoughtStream to collect information before potentially putting a bond on the ballot next year. The program allows individuals to take an online survey.


State laws mean new graduation requirements for high school seniors

High school seniors are miffed. A new law in Washington tossing out culminating projects as a state-mandated graduation requirement kicks in a year too late for them.


CV upgrades classroom technology

This week at Bowdish Middle School, students are trying out a new wireless Internet connection. The school is one of four in the Central Valley School District trying out the …


Pair offer tips for parents on social media safety

Trish Abraham has two children in the Central Valley School District. She said that neither has a cellphone or social media accounts yet. “They’re going to want those things,” she …


Astronaut encourages Broadway students to study hard

It’s not every day an astronaut comes to visit your school. At Broadway Elementary School on Wednesday, students were treated to a visit from NASA astronaut Stanley Love.