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At Titantic Experience, 6th-Graders Learn Team-Building, Making Choices

Two happy sounds rang out in Monday's drizzle. A chorus of frogs ribbeted away from a marshy spot on Karl Wilkinson's property. And up the hill, a chorus of sixth-graders giggled and hollered. Sixty-some students from East Valley Middle School were embarking on two days of leadership and team-building exercises, called a Titantic Experience. By the end of the week, all 220 of the school's sixth-graders will have gone through the outdoor program. Day 2 of the program focuses on the ropes course at Camp Lutherhaven.
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Computer Classes For Seniors

Senior citizens in the Valley who want to learn about computers have an opportunity close at hand. The Community Colleges of Spokane offers classes for seniors in a new computer lab at University City Shopping Center. Each quarter, the number of computer classes seems to grow.
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Heart Beats All-Girl Bass Drum Line Keeps Tempo For West Valley Band

1. The West Valley High bass drum line includes, from back, Rose Morris, Sherise Roderick, Julie Jones and Courtney Smith. Drummer Karisa Rickard is not pictured. Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Marching out to practice is West Valley's all-female bass drum line consisting of, from left, Rose Morris, Sherise Roderick, Julie Jones and Courtney Smith. Missing is Karisa Rickard. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review
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Fair Addresses Special Ed Needs After High School

What happens once a special education student graduates from high school? In order to help parents, guardians and students themselves answer that question, Central Valley School District's special education department is putting on a resource fair next week for families across the Valley. The fair will bring together representatives from community agencies to help answer questions about employment, supported living, Social Security assistance, transportation, recreation and leisure.
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New High Schools Proposed Central Valley School Board Considers Plan For All New U-Hi And New Main Building For Cv

1. Central Valley High School is hoping for passage of a bond issue that would help do away with parking lot problems like this. When school is let out, the lot is filled with buses, cars and students. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. University High School would move to a campus twice the size of its present home. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review
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Teachers Ready Students For New 7th-Grade State Test

Jean Agte's seventh-grade math students are working on ratios. They start with a simple ratio. Twenty-to-2, for example. They are given another large number. Eighty, for instance. And they have to come up with the answer, which is a new small number. Ta-da, it's eight. "Aren't ratios fun?" she asks her North Pines Junior High class. "Now I'm going to ask someone to give me a really fun, juicy number that's less than 50 and more than 40."
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Pioneer Science Students Are Masters Of Invention

(From Valley Voice, March 12, 1998): Oops, it was U-Hi's ASB University High School's associated student body leaders organized their school's involvement in a recent competition with Central Valley High School to raise money for the March of Dimes. An earlier article in the Valley Voice failed to mention their role. Sheriff John Goldman reads Dr. Seuss' 'Horton Hatches the Egg' to Adams Elementary sixth-graders. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review
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Wwp Gives $15,000 To Sports Complex

Washington Water Power has donated $15,000 to the soccer and softball complex now under construction at Plante's Ferry Park. The sum is enough to build a soccer field. It also signals the start of building the second phase of the project. Phase one, which includes five soccer fields and five softball fields, will be complete and ready for use in October 1999. Funding and in-kind contributions for that part of the project have reached $1.1 million.
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At Pathways, Parents Learn To Help Children Plan Careers

School and business leaders are asking parents to sit up, set aside basketball, music lessons, what-have-you for one night, and pay attention. At two meetings next week at Horizon Junior High, 3915 S. Pines Road, the Pathways consortium will help parents find ways to help their children plan their careers. One meeting, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, is for parents of junior high students. The other, at 7 p.m. Thursday, is for parents of students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
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Skyview Elementary Principal Still On Paid Leave

The principal of Skyview Elementary School remains on administrative leave with pay. East Valley School District superintendent Chuck Stocker put Harold Weakland on leave after Christmas vacation, saying initially that the leave would last through January.
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A Place To Belong Junior High School Teacher Karen Kielbon Saw Something Special In Student Chris Gibbs And Has Brought Him Into Her Family

1. It's rare for teens to be adopted, but the Kielbon family is adopting Chris Gibbs, 16. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Chris Gibbs, in white shirt, is being adopted by the Kielbons, from left, Richard, Karen, Jonathon, Josey and Kristina. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 3. Chris practices his artwork. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 4. A friendly shove sends Chris back to class after a fire alarm at Central Valley High School. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review
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Iron Bends To His Creations Of Whimsy

1. Jeff Jensen sits on one of the cannons that guard the welded-steel castle in his backyard. The cannons spray water into the moat. Photos by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. The shadows of his work cross the face of welder Jeff Jensen.
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Wv Band, Parents Work To Raise Funds For Trip

Ninety-five members of the West Valley High School band are tied together, not only by their music, but by an 18-month saga of fund-raising for a trip to Florida this spring. The cost of the trip is $80,000 - or $799 for each band member. Make it an even $1,000 for those who want spending money for Disney World, Planet Hollywood and the Busch Gardens.