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Education Notebook: Mead orchestra plans spooky event

Witches and goblins, ghosts and ghouls will have a frightfully good time at the Mead High School orchestra’s Halloween Spooktacular Carnival and Concert at 6 p.m. Monday in the school’s theater, 302 W. Hastings Road.

Visitors are welcome to join in the costume contest and play carnival games. The carnival is at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 6:45.

The Halloween-inspired music will include Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” and “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saens.

Questions, answers about Hart Field

Spokane Public Schools invites members of the community to attend a public meeting in the gymnasium at Jefferson Elementary School, 3612 S. Grand Blvd., today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss proposed improvements to Hart Field.

The meeting will focus on renovation of the play fields, parking areas and fieldhouse, made possible by the school district’s facilities improvement bond approved by voters in 2009. District staff will be available to answer questions and share ideas regarding the project, but no public testimony will be taken.

For more information, call Mike Kennan of Spokane Public Schools capital projects department, at (509) 354-7145.

Schools officials ready for questions

Residents will have an opportunity to have questions answered about Spokane Public Schools tonight on “Educating Spokane” at 7:30 p.m., on KSPS channel 7. The program’s focus will be kindergarten and preschool.

Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger, board president Bob Douthitt, and directors Sue Chapin and Jeff Bierman will be available to answer questions and respond to comments from the public.

Listeners may text or call (509) 354-7711 or email es@ksps.org to ask a question.

Youths’ faith part of schools’ fundraiser

As part of Northwest Christian Schools’ 11th annual Fundraising Dessert Banquet, IMPACT NWC 2012, Jeff Myers will discuss “Why Kids Walk Away From Their Faith and What to Do About It” at the Spokane Convention Center on Saturday.

Myers, who will speak at 7 p.m., will share why up to 80 percent of young people raised in Christian homes will reject their faith when they reach their 20s.

The event is free, but reservations are required. Donations will be accepted.

College fair invites students, parents

High school students thinking about college can learn more about selecting a school and the process of applying at the Spokane National College Fair on Tuesday at the Spokane Convention Center, from 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m.

The fair will give students and parents an opportunity to learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings and campus environments from admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

The annual student event is hosted by the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling. Students are encouraged to register before the fair. To register and for more information visit www.gotomyncf.com.>

The event is free.

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