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Miss Kendra program coming to Logan Elementary this fall

When classes start at Logan Elementary later this month, teachers and staff will have just completed new training designed to teach them how to support students affected by adverse childhood experiences thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Hagan Foundation.

Woman saved her grandson’s life in crash

A split-second after she noticed an SUV careening toward her and her great-grandson, Marla Langley made the ultimate sacrifice, her children said. They believe that when a black Ford Explorer veered onto the sidewalk along North Ruby Street, Langley picked up 2-year-old Jamieson from his stroller and tossed him out of harm’s way.

Education Notebook: Salk students wear hats for Haiyan relief

Students at Salk Middle School raised about $600 to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The fundraiser was organized by Salk’s Associated Student Body officers Kyle Cozza, Zoe Ruchti and Jake Wash. Students and staff donated $1 to wear a hat of their choice to school for a day. Donations continued for two days after their hat day.

Feeding the desire to learn

Every student and staff member in Spokane Public Schools’ three lowest-income elementaries will be able to eat breakfast for free this school year. “There is no doubt that students who have access to a healthy breakfast are going to be more successful in school. It’s hard to learn when you’re hungry,” said Nancy Stowell, district superintendent.

Education Notebook: Writing contest keys on Holocaust

For the fifth year, local high school students are being asked to help the community remember the Holocaust in a creative writing contest as part of the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust. The theme, “And You Shall Tell Your Children,” is based on the Passover tradition of Jews telling their children about their people’s exodus from Egypt as if they had actually been there.

Logan seeks online votes in Clorox grant competition

The Spokane Public Schools Foundation has found a “clean” way to earn some money for Logan Elementary School. The foundation recently entered a grant program sponsored by the Clorox Corp. The program is similar to the Pepsi grant program, where participants have the opportunity to win $20,000 or $50,000 for their schools.