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Holocaust observance 2020 art and writing contests, middle school division

The Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust has announced the top three placers in the middle school division of the 14th annual Eva Lassman Memorial Creative Writing Contest and top three entries in the art contest. Garrett Johnson of Salk Middle School won the art contest. Natalie Williams of Bryant/TEC won the essay contest.

Education notebook

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.

West Valley School District floating levy to maintain, restore educational programs

West Valley School District administrators projected a $2.5 million budget shortfall for the 2019 school year after the Legislature changed its school funding model and cut West Valley’s levy by about $2.75. The two-year, $5.3 million supplemental levy aims to maintain educational programs and restore some that were lost through cuts.

North Spokane Library offers reading camp

Camp Read-a-Rama, the new addition to Spokane County Library District’s summer reading program, is a weekly half-day summer camp with a different theme each week based on a children’s book for all camp activities, crafts, music, and games.