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Resident Overseer Will Look After Valleyford Park

Valleyford Park is getting its own eyes and ears. A live-in overseer is due to move, with a trailer, onto the grounds of the 20-acre park just south of the Palouse Highway. Never mind that the park season is over for the year. Sue Cronk, one of the leaders of the effort to develop this park, is delighted by the latest development. She sees it as an antidote for vandalism.

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Schools Back To Normal After Storm-Shelter Stints

Millwood and Seth Woodard are schools again. Few traces were left on Monday morning to show that the two West Valley schools had undergone an adventure for several days as a Red Cross storm shelter. Millwood held people ranging from infants to the elderly, some with medical conditions, some needing oxygen, from Tuesday through Sunday.
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Educators, School Officials Lobby Mccaslin For Legislation

Spokane Valley educators and school board members gathered earlier this week to ask legislators to restore a cut in school money, stem runaway paperwork and make it easier for schools to buy computers. Sen. Bob McCaslin, the sole lawmaker to attend the session, advised that the educators prioritize their goals and lean on the appropriate legislative committee chairmen in order to accomplish anything.
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Park Pressure With Its Popularity Soaring And Its Equipment Deteriorating, Valley Mission Park Is In Danger Of Being Loved To Death By Users

1. Marie and Spencer Roberts of Liberty Lake like to use Valley Mission for its swings and also enjoy the fanciful murals on the swimming pool walls. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. A "no trespassing" sign guards the empty lot across from Valley Mission Park. The lot, owned by Modern Electric, is coveted by the county for park expansion. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review
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Longer Lessons Freeman High’s Switch To A Four-Period Day, With 90-Minute Class Periods, Has Imposed Significant Changes In How The School Operates, And Has Earned Generally Favorable Reviews

1. History teacher Mike Thacker leads his Freeman High students in a discussion that will last for 90 minutes. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Mike Thacker's U.S. history class at Freeman High. The school is in the first year of its four-period schedule. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review
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Tribute Moves War Vets To Tears

1. Students at Valley Christian School honored war veterans with songs and drama. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. A U.S. Air Force color guard from Fairchild presents the flag to students at South Pines Elementary during a Veterans Day program at the school. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review
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Exchange Students From Around Globe Mingle At Wv Party

While West Valley's Kara Foss uses Jose Gonzales of Mexico as a writing table, Millie Champalbort of France and Maria Iranoa of Austria talk with their hands. The dinner at WV High was for foreign exchange students from all over Spokane. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review
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Family Shows Russian Visitors The Best Spokane Has To Offer

Lucille Keogh speaks in voice that is half-whisper, half-croak. Part of it is due to a cold. But mostly Keogh has been on the run - showing a dozen Russian visitors the glories of the Inland Northwest. She's taken them to Coeur d'Alene beach at dawn, learned the tales of the stained glass windows of St. John's Cathedral, and she's seen them wowed by an impromptu display of a million dollars in a downtown bank.
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Clinton, Locke, Nethercutt Win Election (At EV High)

President Clinton beat Bob Dole. Bear baiting was made illegal. And Indian gambling got the green light. Election Day was Wednesday at East Valley High School. So on Thursday morning, Richard King and his students pored over the results of the students' mock vote.
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Evergreen Junior High Orchestra Makes Sport Of Music

Eugene Jablonsky, the Antarctica Penguins and the Atlantis Anchors struck a blow this week for the beauty of music. "Orchestra, a Contact Sport," was the season's first concert for the Evergreen Junior High orchestra. Jablonsky, who directs the orchestra, recruited nearly 20 Central Valley High School orchestra players for the fun, all with one aim in mind: to boost recognition of the rigors demanded of young musicians.
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Evening Sessions Catch Students Falling Through Cracks

Starting next week, Central Valley School District students who get in trouble at school have an alternative to suspension. An evening program for suspended students and their parents is opening. It includes sessions on interpersonal skills, family relations, alcohol and other drugs, and youth crime.
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Schools To Test Four-Period Schedule

Central Valley and University high schools will try a four-period schedule for one week in November. The pilot project, which will run Nov. 20-27, is part of a year-long study of a four-period schedule at the high schools. The Central Valley School Board heard an update on the study earlier this week. The board must still approve adoption of the controversial schedule; a vote on the matter is expected to come at the end of this school year.
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Focus Put On Teaching Kids To Think

Hands shot up like a fast-growing forest. Students used clues read aloud by their teacher to fill in the blanks in an exercise in logic. Guests in the back of the classroom watched, soaking up ideas.