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Praise, jeers for K-8 at EVSD meeting

Since 2010, parents and community members in the East Valley School District have been talking about the transition to K-8. Tuesday at the district’s school board meeting, community members turned …


Project-based learning courses proposed for EV In-Tech would be voluntary program for ninth-graders next year

In the East Valley School District, a group of teachers has been planning a different way of learning for some of next year’s ninth-graders. Project-based learning focuses around an issue, …


East Farms magnet school gets group of grants

At East Farms STEAM Magnet School, teachers and Principal Tammy Fuller are celebrating something other than the Christmas season this week. They’ve just learned the school will receive more than …


Community garden wheat ground into flour for EV schools

In August, about 1 acre of wheat was harvested from the East Valley Farm and Community Garden. On Tuesday, that wheat came back to the district in the form of …


Spokane Valley 2nd grader brought knife to school

SPOKANE VALLEY — A Spokane Valley student was removed from school Tuesday after allegedly threatening other students with a knife. She’s a second-grader.


Tempers flare during East Valley School Board meeting

Tensions in the East Valley School Board came to a head Tuesday, resulting in one board member walking out of the meeting. Another board member felt the superintendent was being …


Three newcomers lead for EV board positions

Three newcomers have the lead in the East Valley School Board races. In District 3, Justin Voelker, chief financial officer of Valley Hospital, has the lead over incumbent Heidi Gillingham. …


Spokane Valley school enrollment lower than expected

Alternative programs in two Spokane Valley school districts are down slightly in enrollment right now, but administrators believe that will change, based on previous trends. In the West Valley School …


K-8 transition heats up EV school race

The race for school board in the East Valley School District has been heating up this month. After an overhaul of the organizational system – the district has been transitioning …


Substitute teachers shortage hits area schools

Spokane schools are in a bind over a short-term shortage of substitute teachers. A hiring binge in the wake of recent court ruling that required more state spending on basic …


K-8, bonds key debate topics

With the elections just about a month away, one parent in the East Valley School District is organizing debates for school board candidates. “My goal is to make all of …


Parents, students protest lack of lockers for middle-grade students

Parents in the East Valley School District arrived at the school board meeting carrying backpacks full of books, musical instruments, sports equipment and cold-weather clothing. Mindy Stewart, a parent with …


EV implements kindergarten-through-eighth-grade system

Teachers at Otis Orchards School greeted students Thursday as they entered for their first day of school. “Welcome back,” said Principal Suzanne Savall before hugging the students.


Community reaping

It’s only about 1 acre of wheat, but on Thursday morning it got all the attention at East Valley Farm and Community Garden. A small combine from Crop Production Services …


Free Summer Meal Programs for Kids

Central Valley School District Breakfast and lunch are available to all children 18 and younger in conjunction with Central Valley’s Summer School Program. Registration is not needed and children do …


East Farms students see their letters answered

Marcy Williams, a third-grade teacher at East Farms STEAM Magnet School, has a knack for finding the things her school needs. It started when she was teaching in the alternative …


East Farms students present projects to other classrooms

Like schools throughout the country, East Farms STEAM Magnet School in the East Valley School District has been busy wrapping up before summer vacation and thinking back on the work …


Teacher created East Valley’s Strolling Strings program

East Valley High School’s Strolling Strings have performed all over the area, for the enjoyment of the music. “It’s really been great for our program,” said orchestra director Marla Pflanz. …


East Farms has new look as it transitions to K-8 school

At East Farms STEAM Magnet School, students wrapped up their second trimester last week. They have been enjoying special programs revolving around science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), over …


EV continues K-8 transition

The East Valley School Board directed Superintendent John Glenewinkel to continue the transition to K-8 by moving the preschool and other programs to East Valley Middle School for the 2013-’14 …


East Valley junior places sixth at state tournament

Being a wrestler is no easy task for a girl. East Valley High School’s Rachael Coleck placed sixth at state in the girls division in her weight class and is …


EV to get surplus Walker Army Reserve property

East Valley School District is waiting on the deed for the Walker Army Reserve Center after signing transition papers last week, school board chairwoman Kerri Lundstroth said. No capital funds …


East Valley reassesses after latest loss at ballot box

East Valley’s school board is juggling ideas for the district’s financial future, but members do not expect a bond redux anytime soon. They have until March 8 to file for …


Glenewinkel: Bond lacked parent support

East Valley School District faces the aftermath of repeated failure as voters rejected a $65 million bond Tuesday that would have renovated schools and built an athletic facility and performing …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2013

Spokane voters approve library tax

Spokane voters easily approved a City Charter amendment giving the police ombudsman more authority and a tax to ensure that branch libraries won’t close.


EV teacher receives Spokane’s 100th transplant

Whether it was the balloons or the lively rendition of “Happy Birthday,” it was impossible to miss the party room on the seventh floor of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center …


Group sends mailer opposing EV school bond

Citizens for Responsible Taxation mailed fliers this week targeting the $65 million East Valley School District bond on the ballot in Tuesday’s special election. The bond would pay to renovate …


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 …


Voters will decide school measures

The Spokane County Elections Office is mailing ballots today for the Feb. 12 special election. Depending on where you live, you might see a school bond or levy, or levies …


School security takes center stage

With classes back in session, districts throughout the region are thinking about how to make schools safer. At a gathering last week in an East Valley elementary school, parents had …