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Mead community bids farewell to old high school-middle school building

A couple hundred people turned out last week to take one last look at the old Mead Middle School turned Boys and Girls Club before it is torn down to …


Mead School District is ‘one of the lucky ones’: EPA grant helps with purchase of five more new buses

Mead School District Transportation Director Brian Liberg has been busy using grant money from the state and federal government to get old school buses, some dating back as far as …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Mead schools work to find new homes for students displaced by budget cuts

Following an emotional round of budget cuts that led to the closure of two major programs, the Mead School District is attempting to point affected students in the right direction …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:38 p.m.

Fully alive and notching goals, Riverpoint senior Peyton Lightsey thanks teachers

After undergoing hardships and health issues that would devastate many adults, Peyton Lightsey is rising from the ashes, stretching her wings and getting ready to soar.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:35 p.m.

North Star senior Gabriella Alvarez blossoms, finds her voice, and now encourages others

Once introverted and shy, North Star School senior Gabriella Alvarez overcame a speech impediment to find her voice through YMCA’s Youth and Government program.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:35 p.m.

Mt. Spokane High School senior, pilot and plane builder Nicolas Burrows is ready to take off

Nicolas Burrows is ready to take flight from Mt. Spokane High School in more ways than one.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Mead High senior Corrie Grieves enjoys fencing, taekwondo and watching TV shows in German

Mead High School senior Corrie Grieves is not one to sit idle. The honor roll student seems determined to be in as many school clubs and activities outside of school …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:33 p.m.

M.E.A.D. Alternative’s Christian Phillips turned things around, and now aims high: for Air Force

When Christian Phillips looks to his future, he sees a military career, and maybe someday owning his own nostalgia-themed store.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Five Mile Prairie senior Estir Konstantin says faith, family, teachers helped her through adversity

It’s easy for a person to let adversity define or impede them. Estir Konstantin doesn’t do what is easy.


Newcomers ready to campaign for Spokane school board as three incumbents decline to seek re-election

Three incumbents declined to file for re-election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors this week, setting the stage for newcomers to help tackle public education policy and budgeting.


Five candidates with education backgrounds file for school board seats

Five candidates with varied ties to public education want to take them even further by seeking election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors.


School boards draw challengers amid budget crisis and layoffs

School board races are off to a fast start in Spokane County – especially in Mead, where at least one challenger has promised to make an issue of the district’s …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Mead School Board cuts alternative school, suspends Riverpoint, but staff layoffs still under review

Budget cuts approved Tuesday night by the Mead School Board will shutter M.E.A.D. Alternative High School and temporarily close Riverpoint Academy.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Mead School District to make decision on budget cuts Tuesday

Two weeks after hearing impassioned pleas on behalf of several endangered programs, the district’s board of directors is expected to make a final decision Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Central Valley, Ferris and North Central among top local schools in annual U.S. News and World Report rankings

U.S. News and World Report gave out its annual report cards this week, 17,000 of them to every high school in the nation, with so-so results for Eastern Washington. The …


Local school districts crunching budget numbers after Legislature gives more money

For Spokane Public Schools and other districts in the region, the news out of Olympia last weekend was very good.


Mead families urge board to save alternative programs and schools amid budget cuts

While students, parents and staff of Mead School District applauded efforts to deal with a $12 million budget deficit next year, they also urged the school board to spare their …


Mead waits on school budget cuts until community weighs options

Facing a $12 million budget deficit and some difficult choices, Mead School District has hit the pause button.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Shawn Woodward named as new Mead School District superintendent

Shawn Woodward, who has led the Lake Pend Oreille School District for the past seven years, has been named superintendent of the Mead School District.


Registration underway for Mead School District’s popular summer STEM camps

The Mead School District is continuing its annual tradition of opening its doors to the community for summer STEM camps and registration for the popular camps is now open.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:35 a.m.

Staff reductions looming at Spokane, Mead and West Valley school districts following pay raises, change in funding

A shift in the tax burden from local districts to Olympia, paired with wage hikes to teachers last fall, has several local school districts declaring financial hardship as they’re planning …


Industrial grade 3D printer a game changer: Riverpoint Academy eagerly awaits new machine bought with Hagan grant

Teachers at Riverpoint Academy in the Mead School District are eagerly awaiting the arrival of an industrial grade 3D printing machine paid for by a $23,860 grant from the Hagan …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Mead High School announces first-semester honor roll for 2018-19 school year

Mead High School has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


Mead Schools superintendent retiring

After more than four decades in education, the past dozen as superintendent of the fast-growing Mead School District, Tom Rockefeller is retiring from his “dream job.”


Northwood Middle School set to experiment with Flexcarts

Northwood Middle School in the Mead School District has won a $20,000 STEM Lighthouse grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

Mead School District smartphone app enhances communication with parents

The Mead School District has been using a smartphone app to keep connected with parents for the last two years.


Mead School District steps up to buy some basic supplies for third year in row

Shopping for school supplies in late summer is a rite of passage for most students that can also be a financial burden for families. For the third year, the Mead …


Tentative deal reached in Central Valley School District teachers’ contract negotiations

After weeks of slow progress in salary negotiations, the Central Valley School District and its teachers’ union sprinted to the finish line Monday night to reach a tentative agreement on …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Spokane teachers and school board reach salary deal

After weeks of talks and four days of mediated negotiations, Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night on a new contract.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Spokane teachers and district continue negotiations for higher pay

Following a 14-hour session on Monday night, representatives for Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association were back at the negotiating table Tuesday morning with the aim of reaching …