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Stories tagged: Cheney School District


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

Cheney school board candidates Swenson, Johns disagree on tax proposals

Incumbent board member Mitch Swenson said the school district needs the two-year capital property levy of 50 cents per $1,000 on November’s ballot to acquire land for future schools and …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Cheney school board candidates representing Airway Heights tout elected experience, say district needs more schools

Both incumbent Cheney School Board member Henry Browne and challenger James “Sonny” Weathers are pointing to their experience as elected officials as reasons to vote for them and think the …


Betz Elementary in Cheney recognized for educational improvement

Betz Elementary in the Cheney School District was recently given a Washington State Recognized School award for showing significant growth in reading, math and attendance.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Cheney High scholar Sam Fix plays soccer with a vengeance

Sometimes Cheney High School’s Sam Fix is Clark Kent and sometimes he’s Superman.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

Multiple school districts announce delays in response to freezing rain

Freezing rain has caused multiple school districts on the West Plains to delay the start of the school.


Cheney to redraw school boundaries

Spurred by surging growth on the West Plains, the Cheney School District is considering changes to its elementary and middle school attendance boundaries as construction is completed on new classrooms.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Airway Heights police looking for man suspected of child luring

Airway Heights police are looking for a man suspected of child luring after an elementary student reported she was stalked by a 20-to-30-year-old in a white truck.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Three Springs senior Destiny Ogle back from near death with new zest for life

Destiny Ogle remembers the day: August 21, 2016. It was her father’s birthday and her family had gathered to celebrate.


On Track Academy senior Kevin Reyes already works in chosen field: health care

Maintaining a full-time student schedule while having a full-time job and living on his own, Kevin Reyes finds little time to sleep.


East Sprague restaurant Vien Dong prepares new home

Vien Dong, a well-known Vietnamese restaurant that has long been located on East Sprague Avenue, closed its doors this month and is moving to a new location.


Work underway on Cheney elementary school expansion

An expansion at Windsor Elementary School west of Spokane has begun, adding new classrooms and multipurpose rooms.


Projected enrollment off by more 258 this year at Spokane Public Schools

A month into the new school year, Spokane Public Schools’ projected enrollment is off by 258 students.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

New Washington budget boosts money for special education programs

Spokane Public Schools will get an extra $3 million for special education students thanks to a change in state funding.


Cold War era missile base now administrative heart of Cheney schools

The Cheney School District bought a 65-acre, former Nike Missile Base, for $29,000. District administrators moved into the old base in 2012. With it the district acquired 18 outbuildings which …


Cheney School District asking for $52-million bond; some worry proposal ignores Airway Heights area students

Cheney School District voters will be asked to approved a $52-million bond on Feb. 14. The money would pay for high school and elementary school renovations and expansions.


Shawn Vestal: Book fair at Mead school just part of data-driven effort to help kids

In December, Shiloh Hills Elementary School will have a book fair for kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders. Lots of elementary schools have book fairs, of course. But the Shiloh Hills fair …


Tykes to get new trikes, thanks to governor giving away raise

The children in Jennifer Gonzalez’s preschool class at Windsor Elementary next fall probably won’t care, but they will owe their new tricycles in large part to a citizens commission that …


East Valley teachers to join walkout

Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one-day strike on Wednesday, but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney school …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2015, 8:59 p.m.

East Valley teachers vote to join walkout; Central Valley and Cheney teachers will stay on job

Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one day walkout on Wednesday but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney …


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2015, 9:29 p.m.

STA sales tax proposal too close to call; voters rejecting 2 school bonds

STA sales tax increase OUTCOME: Too close to call. YES: 49.4 percent50 NO: 50.6 percent


Nine Mile Falls, Cheney school districts try again on bonds

Voters in the Cheney and Nine Mile Falls school districts will be asked a second time to approve construction bonds for major renovations in their high schools. Both districts proposed …


Jefferson, Betz elementary schools receive phone threats

Telephone threats put two area elementary schools on lockdown as police swept buildings and parking lots before releasing students Tuesday afternoon. One threat was made to Jefferson Elementary School on …


Local schools gain bond support

Central Valley School District’s bond continued to gain support Wednesday, reinforcing the success of its campaign and its community support. With more than 64 percent approval, the measure has passed, …


Cheney schools apologize for allowing missionary’s speech

Cheney school officials have apologized to the parents of a middle school student for allowing a self-styled religious missionary to be the featured speaker at a mandatory school assembly. Terry …


Smaller school districts adapting best to new lunch regulations

Cooks hustled around the kitchen at Cheney High School on Wednesday preparing a vegetarian lunch feast: fresh salad dressings, hot potato wedges, baked macaroni and cheese, roasted cauliflower and lentil …


Cheney schools report decline in overweight students

All those vegetables, fruits, baked-not-fried potato chips and exercise at Cheney schools may be a rare win in the fight against childhood obesity. Numbers show a 2 percent drop in …


Data helps teachers learn about kindergartners’ abilities

Washington kindergartners are physically coordinated enough for their first year of school, but their ability to count to 20 and clearly express themselves are lagging, according to a new assessment …


Sunset Elementary opens health clinic

When a Sunset Elementary School student fell on the playground this week, the boy walked across the parking lot to the school’s new medical clinic. He was visiting Spokane County’s …


Republicans vying for Ahern’s seat

A pair of Republicans will compete against a former Democratic legislator for a newly open seat in the state House in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District. Larry Keller, the superintendent of …


Education Notebook: Cheney band earns awards

The Cheney High School Blackhawks Marching Band, made up of 95 students who have each logged hundreds of hours of marching, music, drill and color guard practice, recently completed a …