Stories tagged: West Valley School District
Wed., April 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Amid swarm of layoffs, West and East Valley schools credit planning and smaller raises for minimal cuts
In a contentious spring of budget-cutting and layoffs, two smaller school districts in Spokane Valley are, almost, feel-good stories.
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
The fledgling fourth-grade robotics team at Ness Elementary in the West Valley School District won first place in strategy and innovation at a recent First Robotics competition.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
The West Valley School District took the unusual step of offering active shooter training to students in its high schools and middle schools as well as their parents on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:31 p.m.
For the teachers and classified staff in the Spokane Public Schools district, today should be a rewarding day.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
Back to school means more than books. It’s about new programs, new facilities, new faces and new issues. Throughout the Inland Northwest, students, parents and educators have much to look …
Thu., July 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
The West Valley School District is making a final push this summer to complete secured entries at the only four schools in the district that still don’t have them.
Thu., June 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Longtime West Valley School District’s Candace Jordan retires after a 32-year teaching career.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
About 90 students from the West Valley School District got a lesson in civility Friday from one of the district’s standout alumni: Justice Debra Stephens of the Washington Supreme Court.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 12:03 p.m.
Education notebook: Three Lewis and Clark High students named candidates for Presidential Scholars Program
Three Lewis and Clark High School seniors have been named candidates of the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Northwest Christian Middle School students recently completed several service projects.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Voters in the West Valley School District will decide the fate of two tax proposals in February.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
A month into the new school year, Spokane Public Schools’ projected enrollment is off by 258 students.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Thousands of high school seniors who have failed their biology assessment test may need help from the Legislature to get their diploma.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Urban Spokane school districts mostly closed, Monday, while their rural companions stayed open.
Wed., June 1, 2016
Most students get middle school jitters, but the transition for Meseret Dokken grew to overwhelming shortly after her arrival from Ethiopia.
Fri., May 22, 2015
Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one-day strike on Wednesday, but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney school …
UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2015, 8:59 p.m.
Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one day walkout on Wednesday but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney …
Wed., April 15, 2015
Orchard Prairie School District, taxpayers wrestle with financial realities of preserving rural benefits
Plenty of room for her twin boys to play and a small rural school drew Teri Tucker from Spokane’s South Hill to the pastoral Orchard Prairie. “It was the lifestyle …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014
Students ripped the husks from ears of corn Monday, flicking the silk from their fingers. “Farmer Mark grew the corn and brought it here,” Washington State University Food Sense manager …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
School districts in the Spokane Valley area are, like districts around the state, sending out letters to parents explaining why their school and district is failing. The letters are a …
Sat., June 14, 2014
In Melissa Fennen’s second- and third-grade classroom at Pasadena Park Elementary School, students learned about the life cycles of plants, how they go from seed to plant and back to …
Sat., June 7, 2014
Students in Spokane Valley and Tekoa who personify character traits of Partners Advancing Character Education were recently recognized at the 2014 PACE Awards held at Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention …
Thu., June 5, 2014
A Spokane Valley High School student is hoping to raise enough funds to attend the Junior State of America Summer School at Princeton University this summer. Gleb Liashedko was born …
Sat., May 31, 2014
In Meg Abel’s kindergarten class, toward the end of the day, students are busy taking part in what they call “active learning.” Some of them are looking at live caterpillars …
Sat., April 26, 2014
In Anna Staley’s kindergarten class at Ness Elementary School, students were working on a science project, learning about different kinds of paper and which kinds are better for drawing with …
Mon., April 21, 2014
High school seniors are miffed. A new law in Washington tossing out culminating projects as a state-mandated graduation requirement kicks in a year too late for them.
Sat., March 15, 2014
Jasmine LaVoie, 18, lives at the Hutton Settlement. Until recently, if the West Valley junior needed to research a project online for school, she would have to go someplace else, …
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014
Centennial Middle School band director Kyle Bosch has been teaching music to students for 30 years, 27 of them in the West Valley School District. In all those years, he …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
At Spokane Valley High School, a nontraditional high school in the West Valley School District, students are looking outside of themselves to find ways to help the community. “I’m really …
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014
Centennial Middle School in the West Valley School District has announced its honor roll for the second term of the 2013-14 school year. Sixth grade