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Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools hiring new human resources professional development manager

Spokane Public Schools is hiring a new human resources professional development manager. The position will be responsible for the initial training of all new hires in the district. Those interested can or call (509) 354-7265 with questions.

Sunset’s Monroe nets Teacher of Month

Sunset Elementary teacher Shawna Monroe is the recent recipient of EWU’s Teacher of the Month award. Monroe is a third-grade teacher. She was nominated by fifth-grader Baylee Fletcher-VanDusen because of Monroe’s support and assistance to the student to make friends when they were in Monroe’s class two years ago. Fletcher-VanDusen said, “She was my best friend,” according to the Cheney Public Schools Facebook page.

East Valley to host dual enrollment night

East Valley High School will hold a dual enrollment information night for students and families interested in options for earning college credit during high school. Topics covered will include: advanced placement (AP), college in the high school, CTE dual credit, foreign language, NEWTech Skill Center, and Running Start programs.

The event will run 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the East Valley High School Library, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., Spokane Valley.

Mead’s AP language teacher honored

Mead High School advanced placement language teacher Olinda Martin was recognized at a recent board meeting. Principal Jeff Naslund noted Martin’s commitment to “fostering a culture of belonging,” according to the district’s Facebook page. Martin teaches five sections of advanced placement language as well as serving as the adviser for the Dungeons & Dragons club which hosts over 30 students twice a week.

Mead district wants community feedback

Mead School District will host two community engagement meetings early next month.

They are: Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Spokane High School, 6015 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive; and Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m. at Mead High School, 302 W. Hastings Road.

The meetings give community members the opportunity to share their thoughts on what the district is doing well and what it could improve in order to inform the district’s planning and strategy for the upcoming five years. Call (509) 465-6014 with questions.

The district has also provided a Strategic Plan survey with the same aim of gathering community feedback in order to chart priorities through 2025. Visit to take the survey. The survey is open to parents and guardians, students, staff, and community members.

Chattaroy to display kindness in challenge

Chattaroy Elementary School of Riverside School District will participate next week in the Great Kindness Challenge, a worldwide initiative to promote kindness through Jan. 31. Activities for the week will feature a jump-start community tunnel, spirit days, various projects and crafts, checklists of kind acts and other celebrations.

Church staff earns above, beyond award

Ness Elementary of the West Valley School District recently awarded New Hope Bible Church staff with the Above and Beyond Award. Principal Theresa Kendall noted the various ways in which the New Hope Bible Church had partnered with the school to help students, such as donating their time, school supplies and other items as well as providing daily snacks.

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Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.