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CVSD considers buying former Yoke’s building

The Central Valley School District has started the process to purchase the old Yoke’s at Sprague Avenue and Progress Road. Superintendent Ben Small gave the school board details of the …


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.


Central Valley students gain credit for technical theater work

Students at Central Valley High School are hard at work building a castle for the upcoming production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” “It’s probably one of the biggest sets we’ve …


Students share experiments at Science Extravaganza at Progress

At Progress Elementary School, the typical science fair has been promoted. Principal Matthew Chisholm said for the past two years, the school has invited science-based companies to show students what …


CVSD offering yogurt parfaits as healthy breakfast option

At North Pines Middle School on Monday morning, students had a chance to try a new healthy breakfast choice and enter for a chance to win an iPad Mini. The …


CVSD superintendent meets with parents at Bowdish

The weather was bad and only two parents showed up, but Central Valley School District Superintendent Ben Small stopped by Bowdish Middle School on Wednesday to discuss increasing enrollment and …


In brief: CVSD accepting award nominations

SPOKANE VALLEY – The board of directors of Central Valley School District is now accepting nominations for its annual Meritorious Service Awards. Each year, the awards honor exemplary contributions toward …


‘The Bully Plays’ performed by Bowdish students

Students at Bowdish Middle School in the Central Valley School District have been gearing up for a play that not only gives them drama experience, but teaches an important lesson. …


Sunrise Elementary jump rope club is jumping

Hyrum Aballay’s favorite jump rope move is called the double under. He jumps a few times to get his momentum going before jumping while spinning his rope two times around. …


Greenacres Middle School honor roll

Greenacres Middle School in the Central Valley School District has announced its honor roll for the first trimester of the 2013-’14 school year. Eighth grade


Horizon middle school honor roll

Horizon Middle School in the Central Valley School District has announced its honor roll for the first trimester of the 2013-14 school year. Eighth grade


Ponderosa students learn elements of chess from Grandpa Jack

Third-grader CJ Fairchild leaned over to help Principal Jarrol Olson make his next move in a chess game last week at Ponderosa Elementary School. “I’ve played chess for three years,” …


CVSD bus drivers surprise co-worker with Hawaii trip

Bus drivers in the Central Valley School District sure know how to keep a secret. During a special meeting Dec. 13, transportation supervisor Gene Marsh had driver Teri Perry come …


Barker student creates art through sound, rhythm

In the halls of Barker High School, splashes and swirls of color combine with glitter on pieces of canvas or old hand-held chalk boards – all part of an exhibit …


Summit School kindergartners bring flowers, carols to senior center

The residents of Orchard Crest Retirement Community received some special guests Thursday morning. Kindergarten students from Summit School brought amaryllis and poinsettia plants to display at the front desk. The …


Spokane Valley Tech students win startup contest

It’s a real-world application of what they have learned in the classroom. Three students from Spokane Valley Tech went to Startup Weekend in mid-November, an entrepreneurial event in Spokane where …


Capitol Christmas Tree stops in Spokane on its way east

The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree stopped in Spokane on Tuesday afternoon and was serenaded by 42 third-graders from the Central Valley School District. “They did awesome,” said Aaron Dahlgren, one …


Full house on horizon

The Central Valley School District is looking to the future and thinking about how to house more students. A new study predicts an enrollment of 16,908 to 19,141 in 25 …


Spokane Valley school enrollment lower than expected

Alternative programs in two Spokane Valley school districts are down slightly in enrollment right now, but administrators believe that will change, based on previous trends. In the West Valley School …


Education in motion: Hands-on experiments teach STEM concepts

In Maya Heissenbuttel’s science of technology class Monday, seventh-grade students were making videos demonstrating Isaac Newton’s laws of motion. The team of Kaleb Sabota, Jaymon Manzie and Elizabeth Tyler set …


North Pines wears purple to support Logan Becker

Students and staff at North Pines Middle School crowded the halls Friday, moving from one class to another. It looked like a typical day, but for one thing. Almost everyone …


Court overturns sentence against former U-Hi teacher

The state Court of Appeals has thrown out the sentence of a former University High School teacher on driving under the influence charges, ruling he was improperly sentenced. The Sept. …


Getting early start on high school U-Hi frosh oriented before other students arrive

At 7:45 Thursday morning at University High School, 465 incoming freshmen were in the gym doing a dance. “They’re all kindred spirits,” Vice Principal Sherry Clark said of the freshmen …


Valley Tech, Avista extend entrepreneurship program to high schoolers

Central Valley School District is partnering with Avista Corp. to teach and encourage budding business owners. An entrepreneurship program offered for the first time to high school students through Spokane …


Central Valley puts transport through inspection

Each school day in the Central Valley School District last year, an average of 6,495 students climbed aboard school buses to get to class. The district’s fleet of buses traveled …


It’s out of this world

Elementary students taking summer school in the Central Valley School District have been learning about space and our solar system during the district’s annual STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) …


CV getting into ready position

Both Central Valley School District high schools hired new volleyball coaches Monday, with both schools turning to teachers from outside the Pacific Northwest to head successful programs with a host …


CV budget cuts class sizes

In creating a list of budget priorities, the Central Valley School Board focused on reducing class sizes for young students, and extending the day for kindergartners. The priorities, which were …


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 2012-13 school year. 12th grade


The learning season

This summer, students in Spokane Valley are attending a different kind of summer school. For the first time, Spokane Valley Tech is offering summer school classes. The 13-day sessions are …