Several dozen teachers in Spokane Public Schools will be losing their jobs this year, far fewer than feared in April when administrators issued 183 layoff notices to cope with a budget crisis.
Betz Elementary in the Cheney School District was recently given a Washington State Recognized School award for showing significant growth in reading, math and attendance.
Several Spokane students recently took first, second and third place in the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s 2019 Writing, Art and Film contest, held at the Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle.
Spokane Public Schools are moving ahead with changes to teaching visual arts: Under the format for next year, students in all 34 elementary schools will spend most of their day in English, math, science and social studies, plus two 30-minute classes per week in physical education and music.
They could have played hooky. But on a beautiful Thursday morning, the kids at Sacajawea Middle School preferred to get sweaty in their old gymnasium and scream their guts out for three hours.
Hannah Swanson, a sixth-grader at North Wall School in Spokane, made a spectacle of herself in a winning way at the National Invention Convention in Dearborn, Michigan, in May.
Area schools and nonprofit groups are offering free summer meals for youths around Spokane County.
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 1999, off the streets and replaced with newer, more fuel-efficient buses.
University High School’s production of the musical “Big Fish” this spring caught the eye of the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, which nominated the Spokane Valley school for more than a dozen awards ranging from outstanding musical to outstanding scenic design.
The $1.4 million contract with Excelsior Wellness Center is part of a complete overhaul of a system that serves hundreds of Spokane students with varying needs. Now they will be placed in 11 different programs, based on age and emotional need.
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 next year.
On Wednesday night, the public will get its last, best chance to offer input on next year’s Spokane Public Schools budget.
For too many young students, especially low-income kids, learning takes the summer off, and the results can be shocking.
Hannah and Elena Petrie, twins at Upper Columbia Academy, appreciate all their international experiences and enjoy sharing them with their classmates.
West Valley High School senior Kyle Mangum set two goals before graduation: complete 400 hours of community service and maintain a 4.0 grade point average.
Huong Nguyen walks to school every day, but her home is 7,000 miles away.
Caleb Schrader, who will graduate from TEC at Bryant, hopes to attend Oklahoma Christian University and pursue math education. He also received offers of academic and choral scholarships from the university
Whatever it is, University High School senior Alena Saldivar gets it done.
Joseph Kamau is set to graduate from Shadle Park High School with plans to pursue a passion for acting.
STEM Academy senior Grant Hill has his sights firmly set on his future, with everything from his status as his class’s valedictorian to his volunteer work leading toward his goal of becoming a doctor.
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