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Monday, September 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Education notebook: Freeman High School plans community art night Nov. 16

Freeman High School will host a community art night it’s calling “Explore Your Heart With Art” on Nov. 16.

Participants can help create art on fabric squares, called “Healing Heart Quilts,” that will be given to hurting families. There will be musical performances by Lilly of the Valley featuring Freeman’s Katie Youngren, and Deep Blue Bluegrass Band.

Heidi Pintor who runs the annual Palouse Art Camp in Valleyford, will be a guest artist.

The free event will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the MPR room at Freeman High. Supplies, food and entertainment were donated for the event.

She goes Above and Beyond

At a school board meeting on Oct. 25, Spokane Valley High School’s district data coordinator, Debra White, was awarded the district Above and Beyond Award. Jean Marczynski nominated White for being the expert on “all systems foreign to everyone else.” She has worked for West Valley for nearly 20 years and is an expert in Skyward, the district student management system.

Centennial meets Fund Run goal

Centennial Middle School students celebrated the success of their annual Fund Run at an all school assembly. Students who raised the most money were acknowledged. The school met its goal thanks to the help of family, friends and the supportive community. Funds raised during the Fund Run will be used for sports and other extra curricular activities.

DPHS teacher honored

Deer Park High School’s science and agriculture teacher and FFA adviser, Erica Whitmore, was recently presented with the Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Teacher of the Year award. Whitmore was recognized for her outstanding commitment to her profession, as well as her efforts to foster a sense of patriotism in her students. Whitmore’s work has included teaching horticulture, agriculture leadership, floral design, agriculture biology and physical science.

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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