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Northwest Christian Schools concert today

The middle- and high school students at Northwest Christian Schools will share the Christmas spirit during their “Merry Little Christmas” concert today at 7 p.m. in the Calvary Chapel, 511 W. Hastings Road. The students will sing traditional tunes, including “Adeste Fidelis” and “Winter Wonderland.” The concert will also feature holiday favorites such as “The Nutcracker March,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Sleigh Ride” by Northwest Christian’s Band.
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CV, U-Hi students named AP scholars

Students from Central Valley and University high schools recently earned AP Scholar status for their academic excellence on their Advanced Placement exams. National AP Scholars, awarded to students who receive an average grade of at least 4.0 on all AP exams taken and grades of 4.0 or higher on eight or more of the exams, were awarded to Jacob Conant, Karl Ellingson, Philip Howard, Donggyun Kim, Joshua Ross, Curtis Schmitz, and David Yuan, all of CVHS.

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Freeman’s Forman ranks in national FFA event

Helen Forman, a sophomore at Freeman High School and member of the Freeman FFA Chapter of Washington, recently placed among the top 47 participants at the National FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event. The event was held in conjunction with the 87th annual National FFA Convention and Expo held in Louisville, Kentucky, in October. Forman was awarded a silver emblem for her achievements at the national convention. She won the state competition in May.
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Gonzaga Prep to perform ‘Farenheit 451’

Drama students at Gonzaga Prep will bring Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” to the stage Friday and Saturday and Nov. 21-22 at 7 p.m. in the Kubiak Theater, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. The show is about Guy Montag, played by Alec Bell, a fireman of the future, whose job is to burn the possessions of people who read outlawed books. Clarisse, played by Sophia Nickoloff, and Faber, played by Isaiah Daniels, help Montag realize the heinousness that is happening in this miserable, controlling society, where free thinking is offensive and behavior is controlled. Determined to stand in his way, are Fire Capt. Beatty, played by Canyon O’Neil, and Montag’s wife, played by Jennifer Phan.
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Education notebook: Rogers welcomes five to Walk of Fame

Rogers High School will honor alumni on Friday when five new members are inducted into the Walk of Fame. There will be a ceremony at the school at 10:45 a.m., and inductees also will be recognized at the homecoming game against Mt. Spokane High School at Joe Albi Stadium at 5 p.m.
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Avista donates $10,000 to Second Harvest’s ‘Bite 2 Go’ program

Central Valley School District will host a series of Community Connections meetings to discuss the programs being used in CV’s schools to support their students’ academic success. All events will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Meeting locations and dates are: Wednesday, University, 12420 E. 32nd Ave.; Oct. 21, Sunrise Elementary, 14603 E. 24th Ave.; Oct. 22, Central Valley, 821 S. Sullivan Road; Oct. 24, Adams Elementary, 14707 E. Eighth Ave.; Oct. 28, Horizon Middle School, 3915 S. Pines Road; Oct. 29, Spokane Valley Tech, 115 S. University Road; and Nov. 4, Ponderosa Elementary, 10105 E. Cimmaron Road.
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Four area teachers win STCU grants

Spokane Teachers Credit Union recently surprised four area teachers with $500 classroom grants, providing them with a little extra funding to purchase new classroom equipment, books, and supplies. The four winners are Garfield Elementary School third-grade teacher Jill Leary; Coeur d’Alene High School English teacher Bryan Smidt; Sandpoint High School math teacher Nanette Brothers; and Kelli Aiken, a counselor at Lakes Middle School in Coeur d’Alene.
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Education Notebook: Sheridan staff to complete Ice Bucket Challenge

The staff at Sheridan Elementary School will do their own version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday. Instead of dousing themselves with buckets of cold water to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Sheridan’s staff will raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club, Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest, and Communities in Schools. And students get to choose who participates in the chilly fundraiser by donating money to the cause. With their donation, the students can vote for the top three staff members who will join Principal Larry Quisano, Principal Assistant Kristin Kuster and counselor Mark McCune in the icy challenge.
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Ferris plans grand reopening celebration

Ferris High School is celebrating its grand reopening Saturday. The day will begin with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. in the main entrance. Visitors can enjoy a picnic lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a dedication ceremony will be in the main gymnasium at 1:30. At 3 p.m., there will be a Ham on Regal performance.
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Education notebook: Car show to help Mead students

Mead School District will host the fourth annual community Car Show and Shine on Saturday. The day of classic cars and family fun will be at Mt. Spokane High School, 6015 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Car lovers who want to share their hobby are invited to bring their cars to the show. Attendees also will be able to vote for their favorite classic car in catogories, including best of show, exterior appearance, custom paint, modified, interior appearance, best truck, wish-you-owned, work in progress, and student-owned.
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Mt. Spokane band accepts challenge

To help raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, James Layman, the marching band director at Mt. Spokane High School challenged the marching band to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. On Aug. 19, band members doused themselves with buckets of icy water. Layman promised his students he would donate $1 to the ALS Foundation for every student who participated in the challenge. Mt. Spokane staff members and parents also donated money to the cause. The MSHS marching band has raised more than $600 for the foundation.
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Area public schools start soon

It’s almost time for students to get back into the classroom. Students in Spokane and surrounding school districts can look forward to a long Labor Day weekend before heading back to the classroom, with the exception of the East Valley School District, which begins school on Wednesday.
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Preschool, child care enrollment open at NWC

Northwest Christian Schools will offer half-day and full-day preschool and child care programs, for children ages 3-5, for the upcoming school year. Children can enroll for two to five days per week, from September to June. Students will be taught a Bible-based curriculum, along with music and art, and will participate in library visits and physical education. The preschool program aims to help children be prepared for kindergarten.
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Education notebook: College scholarship program has eighth-grade deadline

Seventh- and eighth-graders can apply for the College Bound Scholarship Program, a state-funded program administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council to help low-income students. For the program, students must make a pledge to graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; promise to be good in school, in the community, and not be convicted of a felony; and apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by their senior year of high school.
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Education Notebook: HOPE School kicks off Hear Me Run

The Spokane HOPE School will hold its first Hear Me Run 5K benefit fun run around Riverfront Park on Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Registration and packet pick-up begins at 8:30. The race is chip timed and will include fun activities for children such as a jumping castle and face painting. Food vendors will also be set up in the park.
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Education Notebook: LC student a National Merit Scholar

Christopher O’Donnell, a student at Lewis and Clark High School, was recently awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. Merit Scholars are judged on their academic record, including the difficulty level of the subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist; and the recommendation written by a high school official.