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  • ‘The Outsiders’ opens at Central Valley High

    The drama department at Central Valley High School is capping its 2012-13 season with “The Outsiders,” based on the classic novel by S.E. Hinton. The story follows Ponyboy, a member …


  • System at CVSD allows parents to check on children’s progress

    Before this school year, if parent Mindy Rowe wanted to know what was going on in her children’s classes in the Central Valley School District, she would have to call …


  • Horizon Middle School honor roll

    Horizon Middle School in the Central Valley School District has announced its honor roll for the second trimester of the 2012-13 school year. Eighth grade


  • Valley cat greets students near Broadway Elementary

    At Broadway Elementary School crossing guards help the students safely cross busy Broadway Avenue. But at Broadway, crossing guards have a special helper. Uno is a black and white cat …


  • Teacher finds ways to connect with special ed students

    In Michelle Schimmels’ alternative instruction classroom at McDonald Elementary School, students arrive for breakfast. If they want juice, they point to a series of pictures that let Schimmels know what …


  • U-Hi presents ‘Urinetown’

    Following up its acclaimed run of “Les Misérables,” the drama department at University High School decided to stage a spoof of it. The next musical performance will be “Urinetown,” a …


  • Student’s community service effort helps kids fighting cancer

    An assignment for school – the senior culminating project all students need to complete before they graduate – has led a University High School student on a path of long-term …


  • Up to the Challenge

    It’s a two-person job. One teammate watches an underwater remote-controlled vehicle while using the remote to steer it through a series of obstacles. The other keeps the cord from getting …


  • A win on principal

    When the St. Patrick’s Day parade kicks off today, it will include a young Ponderosa Elementary School student and her favorite principal. Lucy Tivis, 8, nominated Jerrol Olson to be …


  • Parents file suit against CV, saying teacher molested girl

    The parents of a 15-year-old girl have filed a lawsuit against Central Valley School District alleging the district failed to protect their daughter, then 11, from a teacher who later …


  • Parents file suit against Central Valley School District alleging it failed to protect their daughter

    The parents of a 15-year-old girl have filed a lawsuit against Central Valley School District alleging the district failed to protect their daughter, then 11, from a teacher who later …


  • School lunches offer more nutrition, variety

    When an 8-year-old says his favorite vegetables are broccoli and green beans, some people might be inclined to think the child is fibbing. Changes to the National School Lunch Program …


  • School reports many students miss first day back after vacation

    Anyone who works in an office or has a child in day care or school can tell you that something nasty is going around. Spokane Valley’s Progress Elementary saw a …


  • School security takes center stage

    With classes back in session, districts throughout the region are thinking about how to make schools safer. At a gathering last week in an East Valley elementary school, parents had …


  • Spokane Valley woman heads to Special Olympics

    Spokane Valley’s Heather Comer has done something many have not: stood proud on a center podium, accepting a gold medal, qualifying for the Olympics. She’s also had to overcome something …


  • Kids, dads build gingerbread houses, bonds at school

    When most people think about parent volunteers in the school, they think of moms and grandmothers. One kindergarten class in the Central Valley School District is working to bring fathers …


  • HOLLY JOLLY VISITOR

    Kindergarten teacher Bob McCaslin led the morning students at the Central Valley Kindergarten Center in Christmas carols Wednesday. After they finished each song, students shouted, “Bravo, bravo, bravo!” The children …


  • STCU donates to education centers

    Spokane Teachers Credit Union has donated $5,000 to career and technical education centers in the area. “We’re particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that …


  • STCU donates $5,000 to education centers

    Spokane Teachers Credit Union has donated $5,000 to career and technical education centers in the area. “We’re particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that …


  • It’s something new

    Kindergartner Kimora Estrada said her favorite part of her school lunch is “when I eat pineapple.” In fact, there was a large scoop of pineapple chunks on her tray Wednesday. …


  • Enrollment rises in Central Valley, West Valley districts

    Enrollment in two of the three districts in Spokane Valley is up, and one district expects to be right on target before the year is over. At Central Valley, enrollment …


  • Dose of real-life skill appeals

    West Valley sophomore cheerleader Kensley Seacrest walked into the small room behind the gymnasium with a problem. She had been working on a stunt with her squad and hurt her …


  • A HUB for after-school fun

    A group of middle-schoolers bounded through the doors of the HUB Sports Center after school Tuesday. They were laughing and joking and full of energy, but most of all, they …


  • CVSD sells property to Liberty Lake

    The Central Valley School board has agreed to sell 23.85 acres of surplus property to the city of Liberty Lake. The board held a public hearing about the land just …


  • Clothes quarters: CV’s Council Closet helps students in need

    Destiny Bonser, a sophomore at Barker High School, said she visits the Council Closet every once in a while to find clothes for her 8-year-old sister. “It helps out,” she …


  • Career, technical goals are hands-on at center

    Josh Cox, a senior at Mead High School, placed a small block of aluminum into a milling machine, secured it in a vise, and stood back as it shaved 0.05 …


  • Career, technical goals are hands-on at center

    Josh Cox, a senior at Mead High School, placed a small block of aluminum into a milling machine, secured it in a vise, and stood back as it shaved 0.05 …


  • CV presents report card throughout district

    While the Central Valley School District is unveiling its second annual district report card, many of its schools are receiving attention for the programs they offer students. Superintendent Ben Small …


  • CV district considers selling surplus property

    The Central Valley school board will have a public hearing Nov. 13 to discuss whether the district should sell 23.85 acres of surplus property. The land sits just east of …


  • Grant allows purchase of new books at North Pines Middle

    North Pines Middle School teacher librarian Theresa Darke is cleaning out her nonfiction shelves. She found an old “DOS for Dummies” book. She found only two books on the human …

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