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Cooper Elementary to mark National Walk to School Day

On Wednesday morning, students from Cooper Elementary School will participate in National Walk to School Day. Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, the lead agency for Safe Kids Spokane, has asked safety officials and other members of the community to take part in cheering on the approximately 475 Cooper students who walk to school each day, reminding them to follow the rules and use the crosswalks in the Hillyard neighborhood.
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Education Notebook: Public schools to hold Q&A

Spokane Public Schools officials will be answering questions from the public during “Educating Spokane” at 7 tonight on KSPS channel 7. SPS Superintendent Shelley Redinger, school board Vice President Susan Chapin and Director Jeff Bierman will answer questions and respond to comments from the public. Chief Academic Officer Steven Gering will discuss the district’s new T-2-4 goal during the second half of the show.

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Education Notebook: LCHS Journal holding used book sale

The newspaper staff at Lewis and Clark High School will hold a used book sale Saturday at the Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. The LCHS Journal is one of the last high school newspapers still in print in the area. Money raised from the sale will benefit the publication that has been informing LC’s students for more than 100 years.
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Education Notebook: Mt. Spokane holds cheer camp

The Mt. Spokane High School Cheer and Dance Team shared its moves and spirit with young dancers during its Youth Cheer and Dance Summer Camp held June 17-20. Twenty-two girls in kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the second annual workshop.
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Education Notebook: Mt. Spokane ASB leaders clean highway

The Mt. Spokane High School 2013-14 ASB officers cleaned up recently when they participated in the local Adopt-a-Highway program. The school’s Associated Student Body adopted a two-mile stretch of the highway in Mead, east of the school on Mt. Spokane Park Drive. The project gives students an opportunity to help keep their community clean.
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Education Notebook: St. George’s teacher wins grant

John Nord, a math teacher at St. George’s School, has won a $6,000 grant in the Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks Travel Grant Program. Nord was one of 15 teachers awarded a grant to travel and experience firsthand the subjects they teach, with the goal to enrich curriculum and inspire students to explore the world. In addition, St. George’s will receive a $2,500 donation to use for cultural activities or improvements to the school.
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Community School gives grad voice

Alina Kozora had to find the right community for her education. The senior began high school at Lewis and Clark, where she felt silenced and uninvited. In her junior year, Kozora knew something had to change.
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WAAT’s Connor Lycan earned his graduation online

Connor Lycan, a senior at the Washington Academy of Arts and Technology, doesn’t see himself as a social butterfly. But he does see himself as independent. It was his independence and a conversation with his mother and father that began in sixth grade that helped him choose his own path.
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Education Notebook: DECA honors student duo

Ferris High School senior Jessica Pollock and junior Sheridan Delzer were recently named National DECA Chapter Award Project Winners at the ICDC Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The Ferris DECA duo presented their project, which included a 90-page portfolio documenting the Ferris DECA Chapter’s membership, its community service, social events and public promotions events for the 2012-13 year, at the three-day competition last month. The girls also made a presentation, sharing the three most important activities of the year that exemplify Ferris DECA.
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Education Notes: ‘Music Man’ hits stage at St. George’s School

The drama students at St. George’s School will perform “The Music Man” beginning Wednesday in the school’s Founders Theater at 7 p.m. Performances continue April 26 at 7 p.m. and April 27 at 8 p.m. The musical tells the story of professor Harold Hill, played by Jack Morrow, a fast-talking con man who comes to River City, Iowa, and promises the townsfolk he can teach their children how to play in a marching band if they buy instruments and uniforms from him. But the town librarian and piano teacher, Marian Paroo, played by Hailey Hyde, sees through him. Falling in love wasn’t part of the swindle, but the professor risks being caught to win Marian’s heart.
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Scholars will be honored Monday at annual banquet

Spokane high school seniors will be honored for their academic achievement on Monday at the 21st annual Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet. The foundation will award grants to 141 seniors from public and private Spokane schools for outstanding academic success. High school principals, counselors and teachers nominated students based on their accomplishments in one of six content areas. The 2013 Spokane Scholars are:
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Education Notebook: Rogers students stage ‘Macbeth’

Drama students at Rogers High School will perform William Shakespeare’s dark and powerful tragedy “Macbeth,” beginning Friday in the school’s auditorium. The production will continue Saturday and April 18-20. All shows are at 7 p.m. The play is set in 2014, but keeps Shakespeare’s traditional scene of the bloody civil war in Scotland; it is nuclear warfare that has destroyed almost all civilization on Earth. Macbeth, played by Dakota Goodwin, is leading Scotland. The weird sisters, representing the seven deadly sins, played by Jourdan Goodenough, Stephi Redmond, and Delilah Peddle, lead him astray by convincing him that he will become king of Scotland.
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Education Notebook: LC drill team places at state

The Lewis and Clark High School Drill Team competed at the Washington State Drill Team Competition, March 22 and 23 in Yakima, taking second place in the military division and placing third in the kick division. Mt. Spokane, Shadle Park, Ferris, and West Valley high school drill teams also participated in the competition. Mt. Spokane was awarded eighth in the pom division, seventh in hip hop division. Shadle Park received fifth place the pom division, and in the individual drill down division, team members Zac Carolus placed fifth and Nicole Mollica was awarded first place.
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Education Notebook: Student artists earn regional honors

Student artists at Cheney High School were recently honored at the 40th annual NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 high school art show at the downtown Spokane Public Library. Payton Thorson was one of two first place winners in the judge’s choice category for her piece “Where was my Fault?” Thorson’s winning artwork is featured on the NEWESD 101 website. Cheney High School Assistant Principal Jim Missel said Thorson’s award meant a lot to her. “Payton lives and breathes by her art,” he said.
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Education Notebook: NW Christian band craft sale Saturday

The band department at Northwest Christian Schools will have its second annual craft fair on Saturday at the lower campus gym, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers will have an opportunity to visit nearly 30 local vendors, selling original wind chimes, decorative scarves, bird houses, chairs and other specialty wooden items. Baked goods and beverages will also be for sale.
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Education Notebook: ‘Storage Wars’-like auction to benefit G-Prep seniors

Parents of Gonzaga Prep seniors will have a “Storage Wars” of their own, similar to the television show. The storage auction will be March 23 at Valley Self Storage, 11128 E. Sprague Ave., at 10 a.m. Parents have been preparing for the fundraiser by doing some early spring cleaning and filling up one of the storage units at Valley Storage. Just like A&E’s “Storage Wars,” people will have five minutes to view the contents of the storage unit from the door until the bidding begins and then buyers have the opportunity to find that potential hidden treasure.