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Schools notebook: Stained glass project adorns grade school

A window created by Monte Moore, a retired teacher and volunteer, is installed at Deer Park Elementary School.
A window created by Monte Moore, a retired teacher and volunteer, is installed at Deer Park Elementary School.

A stained glass window based on Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” was installed at the entrance of Deer Park Elementary School.

The project was coordinated by retired teacher and volunteer Monte Moore. He worked on the mosaic with the school’s kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders.

‘Evening with David Ives’ at St. George’s

St. George’s School drama students will entertain their audience with humorous and interesting one-act plays in “An Evening with David Ives,” on Wednesday and Feb. 13 in the Founders Theater at 7 p.m.

The performances are “a little strange, slightly bizarre, truly unusual, and completely off the wall,” said Jeanne Hardie, St. George’s drama teacher.

“His one-act plays give us ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances as well as extraordinary people caught up in the banality of day-to-day life,” she said.

Students playing roles in the show are Cody Cao, Chris Caporrici, Collin Cremers, Amanda Guinn, Mark Hay, Andrew Jauhiainen, Michael Metro, Dylan Pan, Zhe Pan, Kira Renfro and Nathan Vanos.

The plays are free and open to the public.

Facility rededication Tuesday at Ferris

The Ferris High School Music and Performing Arts Department will hold their rededication of the Paul G. Brueggemeier Hall on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Ferris’ performing arts facility has been under construction for the past two years. During the rededication, the Ferris music students will perform a free concert to visitors. The performing arts facility will be open for self-guided tours after the concert.

For information call Ben Brueggemeier at (509) 354-6034, email BenBr@spokane, or visit

Palisades will hold parent-preview night

Palisades Christian Academy, a preschool through 10th grade Christian school, will have its parent-preview night on Tuesday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Parents will have an opportunity to meet teachers, learn about the school’s academic program, extracurricular activities, after-school care, and licensed day care.

Palisades is a fully accredited Christian school at 1115 N. Government Way. For more information, call (509) 325-1985 or visit

Montessori meetings planned

Spokane Public Schools is hosting two information meetings about the Montessori program.

The meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Balboa Elementary, 3010 W. Holyoke Ave. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Jefferson Elementary, 123 W. 37th Ave.

The Montessori program is open to first- through sixth-graders who live in the district. Parents must attend one of the meetings to enter a student in the lottery for the program.

For more information, call (509) 354-5966.

NWC raises $300 at Grail for hungry

Students at Northwest Christian Schools didn’t just cheer at their Battle for the Holy Grail rivalry game on Jan. 17, they fought for those in need and raised $300 at the game.

The funds were donated to Generation Alive’s “Something to Eat” campaign. The students have a goal to raise $2,500 for the cause to purchase food that the students will then assemble into meal packets in the spring.

Generation Alive’s campaign is a crisis response, meal packaging program. The meals are made up of rice, soy, dried vegetables, and vitamin powder. Each bag will feed six people, is simple to cook by adding boiling water, and is designed to provide all the necessary nutrition for a child’s development.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to or call (509) 459-5434.
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