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Sixth-graders Emily Lentz and Lucina Peterson of Pride Prep Middle School have collected and donated 51 new hats and stuffed animals to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest. The students also met with Jake Osborn, Volunteer Services Manager for RMHC, to tour the facility. Sixth-grade students were partnered up and asked to choose a world issue for an assignment in their individuals and societies class earlier this school year. Emily and Lucina, already close friends, decided to take on the challenge of child cancer to the next level and start a collection drive.
Valley Christian School finished first not only in its division, but also in the all-size school competition at the regional Knowledge Bowl, held Feb. 21 at Whitworth University.
St. George’s School has announced seniors Marshall Roll and Sarah Wu as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship for their performances on the PSAT last fall. Of the 1.6 million students to take the test nationwide, Roll and Wu finished among the top 15,000. They are now eligible for a variety of scholarships ranging in value from $2,500 to $10,000.
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.
Central Valley School District middle schools have collected 13,117 pounds of food through their “Fill the Bus” food drive
The Spokane Falls Music Educators Association held its annual Regional Solo and Ensemble Music Festival last weekend at Shadle Park High School.
Spokane Public Schools has announced this year’s Distinguished Classified Employees. They are Mark Kelly, Hannah Alaskar, Dale Floyd and Angela Hayes.
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 spokaneschools.org or call (509) 354-7265 with questions. Sunset’s Monroe nets Teacher of Month
East Valley School District will hold a community forum on two proposed levies Jan. 23 at East Valley High School Library, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., and Feb. 3 at the district administration office at the Walker Center 3830 N. Sullivan Road.. Superintendent Kelly Shea will be available to answer questions.
Spokane Public Schools will host an informational session on its Spanish immersion program 6-8 p.m. Wednesdayat the Libby Center, SPS’s educational center for gifted students.
Numerica Credit Union recently contributed $12,008 to Spokane-area schools as part of an effort to address student lunch debt at Title 1 elementary schools. The recipients include Spokane Public Schools, East Valley, West Valley, Central Valley, Mead and Cheney school districts.
Three area educators were honored at the Spokane Symphony’s Education Masterworks Concert in late November for their contributions to music education.
Northwood Middle School of Mead School District was recently featured in the fall edition of Learning By Design magazine as the recipient of the Outstanding Project Award for the new construction/addition category.
Student pianists Sarah and Avah Girges were recently announced as division finalists in the Music Teachers National Association Senior Piano Duet Competition.
Spokane Public Schools will host a vaping prevention symposium, “Cutting Through the Vapor: The Reality of Vaping,” on Nov. 21, 5-8 p.m. at North Central High School.
Central Valley School District has announced a new Family Engagement Center at 612 S. McDonald Road in Spokane Valley, formerly home to Keystone Elementary, to open in the fall of 2020.
The Spokane Public Schools Foundation will host a STEAM Powered Fundraiser Oct. 24.
The Deer Park Rotary Club recently honored the September students of the month from Deer Park, Riverside and Mary Walker high schools. The students are Molly Keller, Liam Ross and Samantha Donahue.
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced this year’s semifinalists earlier this month, naming 12 area students out of nearly 16,000 nationwide.
Medical Lake High School recently announced on its website the construction of a new fence on their campus. The fence is intended to increase safety for student travel between two main buildings and prevents unauthorized persons from traveling through the campus courtyard. The new fence comes in addition to a new single-entry system for the main door.