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Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools needs help naming three new middle schools

Spokane Public Schools has made a call to the community asking for help naming three new middle schools, as well as a new facility for On Track Academy.

Final candidates for names should represent a significant individual or event, a prominent local geographic feature or any logical association with the location or function of the school.

Suggestions can be sent in any time before February, and screenings of each submission will be held throughout March. To submit an idea, visit

Mead district hiring substitute teachers

Mead School District is hiring substitute teachers. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, but a current teaching certificate is not required. If hired, candidates would earn $130 per day or $60 per half-day. MSD is also offering paid training. For more information and to apply, visit

Medical Lake school plans online book fairMedical Lake Middle School will be hosting a virtual Scholastic Book Fair from Nov. 20 through Dec. 3. Proceeds from the book fair directly benefit Medical Lake Middle School. The online store can be viewed at

Medical Lake district seeks teacher subs

Medical Lake School District is hiring substitutes for paraeducators and certificated teachers with special education endorsements. Teacher sub pay is $115 per day. After working 20 consecutive days, pay increases to salary for the position. Paraeducators start at $13.50 per hour or more, based on experience. Paid training offered. Applications can be completed online or via email. Contact Christy Nauta at (509) 565-3128 for more information.

Nine Mile Falls accepting job applications

Nine Mile Falls School District is looking to hire for several open positions including coaches, classified employees and guest teachers. More information about each open position and applications can be found at, or contact the human resources department at (509) 340-4302.

WVSD’s Cecelia Johnson honored

West Valley School District announced staff member Cecelia Johnson has received an award for 25 years in service of education. Johnson worked as a paraeducator at Centennial Middle School for 16 years, and as a secretary at Spokane Valley High School for the past nine years.

Gonzaga Prep launches podcast

Gonzaga Preparatory School has begun airing a new podcast, hosted by teacher Pat Bulger. The podcast, called, “Gonzaga Prep Cast” will cover a variety of subjects including hybrid scheduling, teaching and learning in the time of COVID-19, with various guest hosts for each episode. The pilot episode is available to listen to at

The Oaks offering open house tours

The Oak’s Classical Christian Academy will host an open house through Nov. 30. Parents and their children are invited to view classes and learn more about the faith-based curriculum.

The Oaks seeks to “partner with parents to raise classically educated young men and women who glorify Christ, shape culture, and shine the light of God’s truth on all of life’s endeavors.” Tours will be given by appointment only. Call (509) 536-5955 or email to schedule an appointment.

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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