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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.

For information, call Quisano at (509) 354-4140.

EVHS senior named merit semifinalist

East Valley High School senior Tim M. Ngo has been named a semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Of the 1.5 million students who take the PSAT/NMSQT each year, about 16,000, or about 1 percent are named semifinalists.

HOPE School hosting Hoedown

The Spokane HOPE School will host the third annual Hoedown for HOPE on Oct. 4 at Riverside Place, 1108 W. Riverside Ave., from 5 to 9 p.m.

The evening will include live music by Spokane rockabilly band the Sharecroppers, dinner and dessert by London’s Ultimate Catering, raffles, a live auction and prize packages.

The HOPE School (Hearing-Oral Program of Excellence) is a preschool for children with hearing loss who are fitted with modern hearing aids or cochlear implants. Instead of using sign language, students are taught in a small group and focus on listening and spoken language education, allowing children to interpret the sounds they hear with their hearing technology.

Tickets are $55 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.spokane and for information, email hoedown@spokane

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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