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Education Notebook: Mead drama department opens ‘The Dining Room’

The Mead High School drama department’s production of A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room” opens Wednesday.

“The Dining Room” finds a dozen students playing characters ranging from children to grandparents in a series of vignettes.

The cast includes Peter Breuer, Lynnzee Buck, Alex Cannon, Kaley DeWeese, Kimarie Fox, Karyn Gallaway, Cesar Galvan, J.D. Granum, Madeline Munding, Alexa Noriega, Elijah Plyler and Logan West.

The show runs Wednesday through Feb. 17 and Feb. 22-24 at the high school, 302 W. Hastings Road. All shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and seniors and $8 for adults. “The Dining Room” is not recommended for children younger than 12.

EVHS teams honored for grades

The Dairy Farmers of Washington, Les Schwab Tires and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Scholastic Award Program have recognized several East Valley High School winter athletic teams for maintaining high collective GPAs.

The following teams were honored with a distinguished team award: Varsity boys’ basketball, with a combined GPA of 3.06; freshman boys’ basketball, with a 3.205 GPA; varsity girls’ basketball, with a 3.364 GPA; junior varsity girls’ basketball, with a combined GPA of 3.427; freshman girls’ basketball, with a combined GPA of 3.371; and cheer, with a 3.403 GPA.

Rogers wins cheer championship

The Rogers High School cheer team recently placed first at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 2017 Washington State Cheerleading Championship.

WVHS teachers recertified

West Valley High School educators Tammy Rogers and Joni Chambers were recently honored for renewing their National Board certification at a NEWESD 101 ceremony that also honored newly certified teachers. National Board certification is one of the highest achievements in the teaching profession.

Teachers win educator award

Otis Orchards Elementary School teacher and librarian Misty Snyder and West Valley High School teacher Carol Preston have been recognized as two of Spokane Valley’s Educators of the Year by the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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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