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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 …


College students buttress work with Lakeland clients

About 40 college students volunteer at Lakeland Village in Medical Lake through a program called College In-Resident Volunteers. The program allows students to volunteer in exchange for housing on Lakeland’s …


Free workshops on college financial aid will be offered

Spokane Public Schools high school seniors can start planning for how to pay for college at upcoming financial aid workshops. The first of the free seminars will be next Thursday …


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 …


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 …


Mom of twins prepares for life after graduation

Senior year can be a hectic time for high school students. College applications must be mailed, senior project deadlines loom, plus there’s the daily grind of regular schoolwork. Imagine tackling …


School officials discuss student transfer policy

Spokane Public Schools’ administration and board members have spent weeks trying to make changes to its intradistrict transfer policy to make sure neighborhood kids can go to their neighborhood school …


Education Notebook: Students holding food drive at Yoke’s

North Central High School students are spreading the holiday spirit. The students have been collecting food and other items for their annual Fill the Bus food drive. The drive will …


West Valley holds mixer for area international students

For more than 20 years, the language clubs at West Valley High School have opened their doors to foreign exchange students from around the area. “It’s my favorite event of …


Culinary class takes its lessons on the road


Tymberli Carson hopes to be a chef one day. On Monday the 17-year-old will have a trial run. Carson is one of five Community School culinary students who, along with …


Education Notebook: Spokane Public Schools will field questions

Local residents will have an opportunity to have their questions answered about Spokane Public Schools tonight on “Educating Spokane” at 7:30 p.m., on KSPS channel 7. Spokane Public Schools Superintendent …


$14,000 grant boosts Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest received a $14,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to support two programs: the Back to School Blitz and the Site Based Mentoring …


Rise in Chinese students brings new opportunities

The growing presence of Chinese students and culture at the University of Idaho will expand opportunities for Moscow. This year’s enrollment numbers from UI’s International Programs Office revealed a 13 …


Huge grant brings university students to Holmes Elementary

A $500,000 state grant will benefit those studying to become teachers at Whitworth and Gonzaga universities, as well as teachers and students at Holmes Elementary School in West Central. Spokane …


Education Notebook: Festival of arts to end Tuesday with concert

The public is invited to the Festival of the Arts concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the INB Performing Arts Center. The concert comes at the conclusion of a two-day …


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 …


WV student vote on par with election

The results of the West Valley School District’s mock election are in, and they largely match the results of the general election. The junior classes at West Valley High School, …


Education Notes: Wrestling team rounds up trash along highway

Members of the Mt. Spokane High School wrestling team stepped off the mat and took to the highway – Highway 206 specifically – and picked up trash along a two-mile …


Education Notebook: Hutton principal honored for leadership

Hutton Elementary Principal Chuck Demarest was recognized for his positive attitude, genuine thoughtfulness of his staff and students and forward thinking when he was recently named the Dick Stannard Distinguished …


Young people raising awareness about homelessness

Katrina Boik has never been homeless and the closest she’s ever gotten to spending a night outdoors is camping with her family. That’s going to change Friday night, when Boik …


School Notes: Amaya wins Ignatian award for community service

Krysten Amaya, a junior at Gonzaga Prep, won the Ignatian Service Award, along with a letter in community service. Amaya has completed more than 200 hours of community service as …


HOPE School focuses on auditory development

For local children born with moderate to profound hearing loss, help learning to navigate a noisy world can be found at HOPE School. Located in the Health and Sciences Building …


More students in CVSD than expected

The Central Valley School District saw more students enter its doors than expected on the first day last week. Monday – the fourth day of school – was the first …


Education Notes: St. George’s staging ’50s-theme musicals

St. George’s School drama students will kick off the school year with two musicals that will take audiences back to the 1950s. The performance season will begin Wednesday with “The …


New classrooms part of Finch renovation

Finch Elementary School, just northeast of Audubon Park on North Milton Street, is next in line for a major renovation beginning in the spring. Finch was built in 1924 but, …


East Valley’s newest educators get to know district

They are getting to know their new buildings, getting to know the teachers, filling out the necessary paperwork and checking to see if they have all of their school supplies. …


EV summer math program offers students a jump start

The first day of school isn’t until Sept. 5 in the East Valley School District, but high school students are already getting a jump on math classes. For three weeks, …


Education Notebook: G-Prep gets new science lab

Students at Gonzaga Prep will have a new science lab at the end of September thanks to a $220,240 grant from the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, which supports science, technology, engineering …


Education Notes: Car show, competition benefit Palisades Academy

Palisades Christian Academy, 1115 N. Government Way, will have its third annual “Summertime Show and Shine” school fundraiser on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The benefit will feature …


Number of homeless students growing in the state, study says

TACOMA – The number of homeless students in Washington schools is continuing to grow, according to a new study. The state’s large urban counties – Pierce, King, Snohomish, Spokane and …