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Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools STEAM auction fundraiser will showcase student projects

The Spokane Public Schools Foundation will host a STEAM Powered Fundraiser Oct. 24. STEAM represents science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Students will exhibit their STEAM projects which were funded by the foundation’s grant program. The event also will feature a keynote presentation by John Tomkowiak, the founding dean of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, as well as a live auction.

The event is 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Steam Plant, 159 S. Lincoln St. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Youth ticket deal for jazz concert

Imagine Jazz, a nonprofit, is providing free admission for students 14 and younger to attend the Aaron Parks Little Big concert with the purchase of any other ticket.

The concert is today at 8 p.m. at the Spokane Falls Community College music auditorium, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive.

Imagine Jazz was a winner of this year’s Spokane Art Grant Award for the purpose of presenting jazz concerts and educational events.

Tickets can be purchased at

CV previews human growth class

The Central Valley School District will host its annual parent preview for the district’s human growth and development curriculum taught to students in grades 6-12.

The event is open to all parents of students in the district, but is oriented to parents who choose to opt their students out of the curriculum. Parents are required by state law to review the curriculum before doing so.

The preview night is 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Spokane Valley Learning Academy, 1512 N. Barker Road, in Spokane Valley.

The Education Notebook appears every Thursday in the Voice. If you have news about your school, students or staff, please let us know so we can help spread the word. Submissions can be emailed to Rachel Baker at or mail to her, with attention to Education Notebook, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Items also can be emailed to

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