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Education Notebook: CV School District announces new family engagement center

The Central Valley School District has announced a new Family Engagement Center at 612 S. McDonald Road in Spokane Valley, formerly home to Keystone Elementary, to open in the fall of 2020.

The center will provide various health services, after-school activities, wellness programs and social services. The center plans to serve over 200 students and is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Spokane as its anchor tenant.

Talks for the partnership between CVSD and the Boys and Girls Club of Spokane began in 2016 but were solidified in mid-October when both organizations signed a lease on the building.

The programming will be aimed toward student mentorship as well as developing relationships between students and caregivers to support family well-being. The center includes plans to allocate space for CVSD social workers, foster care advocate services and the district homeless liaison. Services will be made available year round, including holiday and summer breaks.

West Valley senior nets Above and Beyond award

West Valley High School senior Jagger Mohr was selected for the district’s Above and Beyond Award in October. Mohr was nominated by Centennial Middle School teachers Kellie Marlow and Ashleigh Greule for his work taking drone footage of their World Character Day event.

WIAA names Freeman athlete student of week

Freeman High School student and varsity football player Jace Phelan was named student-athlete of the week by Washington Interscholastic Activities Association in the last week of October.

Phelan was chosen for his performance in the Scotties’ win against the Lakeside High School Eagles on Lakeside’s home turf, 33-21, on Oct. 19. He rushed for 88 yards, threw for 208 yards and led the team with 10 tackles.

The WIAA is a nonprofit organization and recognizes a varsity student-athlete each week throughout the school year. Athletes are nominated by an outside party and then chosen based on the outstanding athlete performances in the week prior. All students in good academic standing are eligible to win the award.

CV to host community connection event

Today, Central Valley School District is hosting a Community Connection event that will help inform parents and community members about the various programs happening at the district’s schools. This meeting will specifically highlight arts in education, upcoming Veteran’s Day programming and Liberty Creek’s Meet the Masters art program, which showcases Andy Warhol this month.

All are welcome. Breakfast is included. Those interested in attending can register at, email or call (509) 558-5532. It will be held 8-9:30 a.m. at Liberty Creek Elementary, 23909 E. Country Vista Drive, Liberty Lake.