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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Education Notebook: Ferris High to put on morbid, musical ‘Addams Family’

The Ferris High School Performing Arts Department’s production of “The Addams Family” opens Thursday. The musical follows the quirky, crazy and morbid Addams family as they meet the parents of the man to whom daughter Wednesday is engaged.

Students involved in the musical are stage manager Joe Martin, Allie Pinnock (Wednesday Addams), Anne Fields (Morticia Addams), A.J. Skipper (Gomez Addams), Sadie Olney (Grandma), Rhead Shirley (Lucas Beineke), Brynna Biddle (Alice Beineke), Felix Gutierrez (the Conquistador), Grace Olson (Marie Antoinette) and Tor De La Rosa (the Caveman). There will also be a cameo from Principal Assistant Andrew Ware Lewis.

“The Addams Family” runs Thursday-Saturday and Nov. 17-19 at 7 p.m. in the Paul G. Brueggemeier Auditorium, 3020 E. 37th Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance from the school’s business office and $12 at the door.

West Valley High

brings ‘Dracula’ to stage

The West Valley High School Drama Department’s production of “Dracula” premieres Wednesday.

“Dracula” stars Abigail Freeman as Dracula, Johnny Danker as Abraham Van Helsing, Rachel Wilson as Renfield, Koby Hawson as Jonathan Harker, Jackson Hylton as Dr. Seward, Izzy Pointer-Gutierrez as Lucy Seward, Madie Imus as Wells and Chris Graham as Butterworth.

The ensemble includes Matilda Greiner, Ia Xiong, Jaymee Finke, Audrey Cook, Braden Davis, Rhiannon Melvin, Daniel Netro, Allie McGlothlen, Jackson Mitchell, Ezra Way, Charlie Li-ashedko, Tiffany Nelson, Kaia Nelson, Xavier Barnufsky, Torie Crafton, Charlie Way, Auti Dykes, Cassandra Judd, Richelle McKinley, Maggie Pettit, Teagan May and Jenna Nicholson.

“Dracula” runs Wednesday-Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the school, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave. The play is free to attend.

WV foundation hosts

dinner and auction

The West Valley Education Foundation is holding its Taste the Spirit Dinner and Auction Saturday. The event features a buffet dinner, wine tasting, a discount wine store, and loud and silent auctions.

The dinner and auction will be held at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person, $90 per couple and $450 per table. Tickets are available for purchase with a credit card at and by cash or check from the West Valley District Office.

Early Learning Center hosts

open house after remodel

The newly remodeled West Valley Early Learning Center will host an open house Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at 2523 N. Park Road. Light refreshments will be served.

Roosevelt school garden

wins You Inspirus grant

Roosevelt Elementary School’s Melissa Pearcy was named the winner of Inspirus Credit Union’s You Inspirus Education Grant, receiving a $1,000 grant to put toward a school garden.

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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