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Education notebook: Heart month spotlight on Liberty teacher Molly Gentry

The Liberty School District in Spangle is celebrating National Heart Month by honoring sixth-grade teacher Molly Gentry, who survived a major heart attack last summer.

Gentry, along with 13 other recent heart attack survivors, will wear a red dress for this year’s Go Red for Women luncheon fundraiser benefiting the American Heart Association.

Go Red for Women is a campaign that aims to raise awareness among women about the threat of heart disease.

The luncheon Friday will be at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Registration for the luncheon is closed.

Mead reveals bridge-building winners

The Mead School District has announced the elementary, middle and high school winners of their bridge-building competitions.

The elementary school winners are: first place, Colton Kuhnkey, Colbert Elementary; second place, Cannon Smith and Jace Ferguson, Prairie View; third place, Elizabeth Fullmer and Nova Howell, Meadow Ridge.

The middle school winners are: first place, Luke White, Mountainside; second place, Benjamin Bradley, Mountainside; third place, Landon Weber, Mountainside.

The high school winners are: first place, Caleb Hoogendam, Mead High; second place, Connor McRae, Mt. Spokane; third place, Devon Sands, Mead High.

Kindergarten sign-ups set for Nine Mile area

The Nine Mile Falls School District will begin kindergarten registration March 2. Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31.

Registration packets can be picked up at the Nine Mile Falls Elementary School office.

Riverside to hold family events

The Riverside School District will hold a Medical Mystery Night for students grades 6-8, while parents and guardians join the financial aid office and STCU for a presentation on financial literacy.

Teams of students will work to solve a medical problem.

Pizza will be provided. The event will be 5-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the WSU downtown campus, 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd.

Registration is required before Wednesday at medical-mystery-night-registration.

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 Emily Connery 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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