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  • Spokane’s Jefferson Elementary kindergartners host pre-Super Bowl party

    The buildup began long before the first snap. Kindergartners in teacher Andrea Sims’ Jefferson Elementary class have been wearing blue and green every Friday since September. They sent Christmas cards …


  • Spokane’s Montessori programs will merge, move to central location

    Smaller class sizes are coming for elementary school students, and there’s a long waiting list for Spokane Public Schools’ Montessori programs. So district administrators came up with a solution for …


  • Education Notebook: St. George’s to stage dinner, ‘Fantasticks’

    Drama students at St. George’s School, 2929 W. Waikiki Road, will entertain audiences with a dinner theater production of “The Fantasticks,” beginning Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the school’s …


  • Jefferson students looking forward to new school

    Fifth-graders at Jefferson Elementary School can’t wait to roam the halls of their new school next year, where they will become the first graduating class of the school in its …


  • APPLE, Montessori orientation set

    Parents interested in enrolling their children in Spokane Public Schools’ Montessori or APPLE (Alternative Parent Participation Learning Experience) programs will have an opportunity to attend an orientation meeting beginning Tuesday. …


  • Education Notebook: Cold students, warm hearts

    The Ferris High School ASB officers camped out in the cold for a cause earlier this month in their annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” fundraiser, to raise awareness about homelessness …


  • Modernization, upgrade planned for South Hill’s Hart Field

    Construction of the new Jefferson Elementary School near the intersection of 37th Avenue and Manito Boulevard is under way, and come this spring a major overhaul of Hart Field will …


  • School move lawsuit tossed

    A lawsuit that South Hill neighbors hoped would prevent the move of Jefferson Elementary School has been thrown out. The case was dismissed by Spokane County Superior Court Judge Gregory …


  • Parents in favor of moving Jefferson stage march

    Since the Spokane School Board decided to relocate Jefferson Elementary as part of a school bond-funded remodeling project, opponents of that decision have campaigned tirelessly to stop the move. Recently, …


  • School’s neighbors sue over move plan

    As promised, a group of South Hill neighbors filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent Spokane Public Schools from using bond money to rebuild Jefferson Elementary School on the …


  • Jefferson Elementary project open for comments

    A notice of determination of nonsignificance, which has to be filed under the State Environmental Policy Act for new construction, was posted recently on the site where a new Jefferson …


  • Council OKs larger school parking lots

    City leaders have paved the path to build larger elementary and junior high school parking lots. The Spokane City Council voted 4-3 Monday to allow school districts to build lots …


  • Spokane schools board presents design for Jefferson Elementary

    Spokane Public Schools hosted another open house at Jefferson Elementary School last Thursday. Neighbors, parents, teachers and school district staff gathered in the gym to see the renderings of the …


  • Education Notebook: Libby Center wins MathCounts

    Libby Center finished in first place Saturday in the MathCounts middle school competition at Northwood Middle School. The competition included teams from Davenport, St. George’s, Northwood, Lakeside and Sacajawea. St. …


  • Board votes unanimously to move Jefferson Elementary

    After a year of analysis, traffic and home sale surveys and hundreds of public comments, the Spokane Public Schools board unanimously voted Wednesday to rebuild Jefferson Elementary School on the …


  • School board opts to move Jefferson west

    After a year of analysis, traffic and home sale surveys and hundreds of public comments, the Spokane school board has unanimously voted Wednesday to rebuild Jefferson Elementary School on the …


  • Updates: Pardon would let Ague work with troubled youth

    Starcia Ague is one signature away from being unshackled from her past. Let’s just hope Gov. Chris Gregoire steps up and makes it happen.


  • Jefferson Elementary School options pit sides

    The battle over the future of Spokane’s Jefferson Elementary School remained heated Wednesday. More than 200 people attended a public forum before the Spokane school board, many making their case …


  • School board gets an earful during Jefferson forum

    The battle over the future of Spokane’s Jefferson Elementary School remained heated Wednesday. More than 200 people attended a public forum before the Spokane School Board, many making their case …


  • District narrows Jefferson Elementary relocation to 2 sites

    The options for relocation of Spokane’s Jefferson Elementary School have been narrowed to two – one east and one west, according to a recently released report prepared by Spokane Public …


  • Controversy evident at Jefferson school redevelopment meeting

    What began as three different proposals for the remodeling or rebuilding of Jefferson Elementary School earlier this year quickly evolved into a major neighborhood controversy when some neighborhood residents turned …


  • Single man finds peace by becoming father to boy with severe disabilities

    When Micheal Chappell first met Daniel, the child looked more like an infant instead of a 16-month-old toddler. He was tiny and fragile, lying helplessly in a baby carrier. He …


  • Neighbors act like school kids

    It is a measure of how passionately silly the debate over Jefferson Elementary has grown that the school’s principal called in security for Thursday’s annual spring fundraiser, the Tech Trek. …


  • Jefferson plans weighed

    There was no escaping neighborhood opposition when Spokane Public Schools held an open house about the remodeling and possible relocation of Jefferson Elementary in the school’s gymnasium Tuesday evening. Poised …


  • Neighbors debate Jefferson Elementary site

    More than 100 people signed in at the Comstock Neighborhood Council meeting last Wednesday – and they all had quite a lot to say about one specific agenda point: the …


  • District grades options for Jefferson Elementary

    Jefferson Elementary School has been sitting the corner of South Grand Boulevard and West 37th Avenue for about 100 years, and it’s getting a little tired. The school has been …

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