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  • Education Notebook: NC will rock to Elvis in ‘All Shook Up’

    North Central High School drama students will get audiences tappin’ their toes to the sounds of Elvis in their production of “All Shook Up,” beginning tonight at 7:30 in the …


  • A parting shot

    It was Aaliyah Johnson’s moment. One she never thought she’d have. Johnson ran down the basketball court Thursday, hoping to make the shot. The fingers of her right hand pinched …


  • Mead senior gets parting shot

    It was Aaliyah Johnson’s moment. One she never thought she’d have. Johnson ran down the basketball court Thursday, hoping to make the shot. The fingers of her right hand pinched …


  • Education Notebook: St. George’s staging Shakespeare

    The St. George’s School’s eighth-graders will perform William Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” today at 7 p.m. and Friday at 1 p.m. in the school’s Founders Theater. The production …


  • Mead High graduate plays in Marine Band

    A Spokane native will perform at Monday’s presidential inauguration. Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Ridlington, a 1991 Mead High School graduate, is a saxophonist in “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. The …


  • Winners named in 2012 High School Outdoor Writing Contest

    A story by Kyle Hansen, a junior at West Valley High School, has been judged the best of 214 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2012 Outdoor Writing Contest for high …


  • Outdoor Writing Contest: Detail’s in the Devils

    In eighth-grade earth science we learned all about mountains. Sitting on top of the molten core of the Earth, continent-sized tectonic plates drift imperceptibly due to currents in the magma …


  • Mead High students jazzed by Grammy winner’s visit

    In the past three years, the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has engaged in more outreach to regional schools. Last week it was the Mead High School jazz …


  • A star on the football field, Ward also shines reading poetry

    As after-school activities, sacking your peers on the football field and reciting Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago,” from memory in front of an audience and judges, have a little in common. But …


  • Education Notebook: ‘Our Town’ runs at North Central

    North Central High School drama students will appear in the school’s production of Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town,” beginning tonight in NC’s Performing Arts Theatre. Performances will continue Friday and …


  • Education Notebook: Mead orchestra plans spooky event

    Witches and goblins, ghosts and ghouls will have a frightfully good time at the Mead High School orchestra’s Halloween Spooktacular Carnival and Concert at 6 p.m. Monday in the school’s …


  • Mead high school second semester honor roll

    Editor’s note: Mead High School recently announced its second semester honor roll for the 2011-’12 school year. Students honored for their achievement received a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. …


  • Mead High School honor roll

    Mead High School recently announced its second semester honor roll for the 2011-’12 school year. Students honored for their achievement received a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. Students are …


  • Champions abound at 10th annual Mead DLC Olympics

    The Olympic anthem rang out across the track at Mead High School on Friday, while dozens of athletes marched in front of the bleachers, waving to the cheering crowd. Some …


  • Education Notes: Northwest Christian wins national K-8 chess title

    The Northwest Christian Schools chess team channeled its inner Bobby Fisher and won the K-8 Under-1,000 trophy at the National Chess Championship in San Diego in April. The chess team …


  • Mead High School graduates

    Class of 2012 Expected to graduate are:


  • Curiosity a catalyst for Mead graduate’s creativity

    Mead High School guidance counselor Colleen Thornton describes Patrick McKee as “ambitious, driven, inquisitive, inventive and creative.” Indeed, not many high school seniors have designed computer software or organized a …


  • Capacity to love becomes teen’s legacy

    Lizzie Jensen loved cats and kids, her school and teachers, but most of all, her family. When she died unexpectedly in her sleep April 5, she left behind a community …


  • Mead art show benefits schools

    On Saturday, the seventh eye4art takes place at Mead High School. The art show is a fundraiser for the Mead Education Foundation and it features more than 200 pieces of …


  • School Notes: Mead dance team to compete on national stage

    The Mead High School Dance Team will put its best foot forward March 30-31 when the group heads to Anaheim, Calif., for the USA National Dance Competition. The Mead dancers …


  • Mead sophomore is symphony’s winning essayist

    William Henzler, a sophomore at Mead High School, has won the Spokane Symphony’s 2012 high school essay contest. Henzler entered the contest for extra credit on a humanities assignment. Henzler …


  • Mead junior founds international club

    When Nathan Ruff, who’s a junior at Mead High School, came across the Spokane Sister City Association at a volunteer fair, he was intrigued. It didn’t take long before he …


  • Education Notebook: Mead staging classic comedy

    The Mead High School theater department will perform the classic comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” in the Mead High School Performing Arts Theatre, beginning next Thursday at 7 …


  • Education Notebook: Orchestra concert, fashion show at Mead

    The Mead High School Orchestra will celebrate friendship and love at the second annual Musical Heart Strings event on Friday at Mead High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The …


  • Mead outlines STEM program

    The Mead School District will introduce local residents to the future of education on Wednesday at the STEM+ Open House, at the Mead High School theater, beginning at 6:30 p.m. …


  • Mead High school honor roll

    Mead High School recently announced its second semester honor roll for the 2010-’11 school year. Students honored for their achievement received a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. Students are …


  • Developmental Olympics give students chance to shine

    The sun was peeking out now and again when 96 students from Mead School District’s Developmental Learning Center got together on Wednesday last week to celebrate the Mead Developmental Olympics …


  • Teacher’s praise in South Korea sparks interests in math, science

    When Michael Lee prepared to move to the United States from South Korea two years ago, his dad gave him some advice about American culture. “When you’re talking to someone, …


  • Face Time: Lilac Queen reflects on responsibilities, opportunities

    MacKenzie Johnson, a senior at Mead High School, is this year’s Spokane Lilac Festival Association Lilac Queen. In an interview last week, Johnson, 18, looked forward to the busy weeks …


  • Roundup: Mead claims District 8 4A soccer crown

    Ian Farley scored from 22 yards out off a pass from Colin Shockman at 67 minutes Wednesday as Mead (10-2) defeated Ferris 2-1 in the District 8 4A championship match …

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