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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Education Notebook: CV a finalist in Vans art contest

Central Valley High School is a finalist in the Vans Custom Culture high school art contest. The public can vote for the winners at  (Courtesy)

Vans custom culture contest

Central Valley High School is a finalist in the Vans Custom Culture Contest. The top prize is $50,000 for the school’s art program. Four runners-up win $15,000 each.

Central Valley’s shoe designs celebrate the Spokane area and Vans co-founder, Paul Van Doren.

Voting is open through May 6 at Winners will be announced in mid-May.

SYSA sports programs at Mead schools

A new session of Spokane Youth Sports Association’s Mead After School Program starts May 16.

The co-ed program rotates through various indoor and outdoor sports throughout the year, including basketball, futsal, volleyball, flag football, soccer, and track and field. Sessions will be at Mead district elementary schools from 3:30 to 5 p.m. once or twice a week depending on age.

The program costs $40 per four-week session for kindergarten through third grade with practices once a week. For fourth- and fifth-graders, it’s $80 a session with two practices a week.

For more information, visit , email or call (509) 328-7972.

SYSA is also seeking high school varsity athletes as volunteers to help lead the program. If interested, contact Emma Bash at

Kindergarten registration opens at Spokane schools

Kindergarten registration for Spokane Public Schools is now open for the 2022-23 school year.

To register your student, a birth certificate or other official verification of age, medically verified immunization records, a Part B Health Record and proof of residency will be required. Student must be age 5 on or before Aug. 31.

Cheney hiring

Cheney Public Schools is hiring for multiple open positions including teachers, paraeducators, support staff, coaches, bus drivers, substitutes and more with salaries ranging from $15-19.36 per hour or $135-150 per day.

Specific salaries, role requirements and positions are available to view and apply for at

John and Joan Bollier family center for integrated science and engineering

Formal dedication ceremony and open house for Gonzaga University’s new Bollier Family Center for Integrated Science and Engineering.

The public is invited to join in the celebration and visit campus for the self-guided tours, student demonstrations, and interactive displays in the new facility.

A street fair featuring sweet treats and music will be held outside. Friday. 4:00 p.m dedication ceremony; 4:30-6:00 p.m. open house.

More information about the Bollier Center is available at