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Tuesday, March 31, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Education Notebook: Spokane students can bring Office 365 home

Spokane Public Schools’ Educational Technology Department will host four community nights for students and families interested in learning about the Office 365 tools available at school.

Office 365 features Microsoft’s email, online document editing, storage and tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway and OneDrive. It includes a free install of the Office Suite for home use and free use of apps on mobile devices and smartphones.

The community nights are 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Audubon Elementary School, 2020 W. Carlisle Ave.; May 18, Longfellow Elementary School, 800 E. Providence Ave.; May 24, Hamblen Elementary School, 2121 E. Thurston Ave.; and May 25, Lidgerwood Elementary School, 5510 N. Lidgerwood St.

Freeman Art and Soul Festival and Auction

The Freeman School District will hold its Art and Soul Festival and Auction Wednesday to support art in schools.

The district will use proceeds from live and silent auctions to purchase a pottery wheel, block printing equipment, a kiln and other art supplies for Freeman schools. The night will also feature live entertainment, and the Lilac Queen and her court will attend the event.

The festival and auction begins at 5 p.m. at Freeman High School, 14626 S. Jackson Road, Rockford.

DECA: LC students place top 10 in nation

Three Lewis and Clark High School students placed in the top 10 in the nation at the DECA International Career Development Conference, which was held in Nashville, Tennessee.

Halle Claypool and Abigail Richey placed for their Innovation Project, which involved creating a mobile app for the clothing industry, and Dakota Mangum Turner placed for his test score in finance.

EV FBLA students qualify for nationals

Six of the 12 East Valley High School Future Business Leaders of America students who competed at the State Business Leadership Conference qualified for the FBLA Nationals, which will be held in Atlanta this summer.

Matt Montoya placed first in cybersecurity; Joe Grassl placed first in networking concepts; Grassl and Montoya placed first in network design and third in management information systems; Annissa Wimer placed second in client service; Audry Burgess, Baylee Buchanan and Laurel Weberg placed third in partnership with business and fifth in marketing.

Montoya also won a $1,000 scholarship for placing first at the Launch Pad entrepreneurial forum.

Superintendent finalists for Cheney Public Schools

Cheney Public Schools has announced the three finalists for superintendent.

The finalists are Matt Handelman, current superintendent of Coeur d’Alene Public Schools, Rob Roettger, current superintendent of the Lind and Ritzville school districts, and Sean Dotson, current associate superintendent for Cheney Public Schools.

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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Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.