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Health, wellness guide curriculum at WV City School this year

Students at West Valley City School are spending the school year thinking about one question: How do my choices affect my health and wellness? History teacher John Adams said the school, which serves fifth- through eighth-graders, chooses an overarching theme every year that guides the curriculum. Last year, they studied rights and responsibilities, which took them into subjects like civilian scientists, child labor laws, the civil rights movement, women’s rights, environmental rights.

Zombies rule West Valley school

If you’ve been watching “The Walking Dead,” you probably know those zombies are pretty dangerous. Although, if they decided to take over a school in Spokane Valley, they may find themselves on the losing side of the battle. West Valley’s City School, 8920 E. Valleyway Ave., will host its annual haunted house Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. This year’s theme is Outbreak: Rise of the Zombie Hunters.

Salk students give, receive at mission

Nikita Kariuki worked at a bank in Pittsburgh, Pa., for a decade, but when the economy began to spiral downward the Kenya-born man was laid off and ended up in Spokane. “We all go through rough patches,” he told three Salk Middle School students volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission. He also added a piece of advice: “Don’t fold to peer pressure.”

Middle-schoolers learn value of service

Nikita Kariuki worked at a bank in Pittsburgh, Pa., for a decade, but when the economy began to spiral downward the Kenya-born man was laid off and ended up in Spokane. “We all go through rough patches,” he told three Salk Middle School students volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission. He also added a piece of advice: “Don’t fold to peer pressure.”

CVHS students win business award

Three Central Valley High School students placed in the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference held in June in California. Students Anna Highley, Mallory Morgan and Randi Wilson placed second in the Management Decision Making category. The trio competed in regional and state FBLA competitions to win the right to advance to the national level. They competed against more than 7,000 students to win their award.

Kids design garment for homeless

The idea came to Kathy Braid’s students at West Valley City School after they volunteered at the House of Charity in December. In their search for a community service project, the students wanted to do something for the homeless.