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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Education Notebook: Free school supplies for EV students

The East Valley School District, in partnership with Spokane Valley Sunrise Rotary and Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals, will host a back-to-school fair to provide East Valley preschool and elementary students with free school supplies: paper, pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks and backpacks.

Representatives from agencies that deal with child care and health care, as well as district representatives from transportation, nutrition services and administration, will be there to answer questions.

The fair will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave. For more information, call (509) 924-1830 or visit

Liberty clarinetist picked for FFA Band

Liberty High School Future Farmers of America student Marybelle Buck has been selected to perform with the National FFA Band at the 2016 National FFA Convention and Expo, which will be Oct. 19-22 in Indianapolis.

Buck, who plays clarinet, was selected for the band from a nationwide pool of applicants after she submitted an audition tape. The National FFA Band will perform multiple times during the convention.

Northwest Christian nets new coach

Northwest Christian Schools has hired Chad Carlsen as the head boys soccer coach.

Carlsen is a Level 6 coach who serves on the board of the Spokane Foxes and Spokane Pumas FC soccer teams and has served as the Spokane Youth Sports Association soccer commissioner.

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