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Tuesday, November 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Otis Orchards School wins achievement award

For the third year in a row, Otis Orchards School in the East Valley School District has been awarded a School of Distinction Award from ESD101. Schools of Distinction are …


Teacher opens her home to children left at fire station

The Spokane Valley Fire Department awarded Elisha Erickson an Outstanding Citizen Award for helping one of her students when it was needed the most. On Nov. 12, a man dropped …


EV schools might pursue another bond

The East Valley School District has run four separate construction bonds since 2008, all without success. On Tuesday, the board of directors will decide if they will try for a …


Students share what they’ve learned this year

In Jacqui Peterson’s sixth-grade math class, students explained patterns in multiplying nines to fifth-graders, teaching them tricks of remembering what seven times nine equals. They moved on to converting fractions …


Enrollment rises in Central Valley, West Valley districts

Enrollment in two of the three districts in Spokane Valley is up, and one district expects to be right on target before the year is over. At Central Valley, enrollment …


Career, technical goals are hands-on at center

Josh Cox, a senior at Mead High School, placed a small block of aluminum into a milling machine, secured it in a vise, and stood back as it shaved 0.05 …


Career, technical goals are hands-on at center

Josh Cox, a senior at Mead High School, placed a small block of aluminum into a milling machine, secured it in a vise, and stood back as it shaved 0.05 …


Program helps young adults with transition via work experience

Katie McLaughlin, 20, and Jerad Laitinen, 19, spent part of an afternoon last week making treats for the dogs at Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services. They spread dog food …


Volunteers provide STEAM extra power

It’s not just students and teachers who roam the halls of East Farms STEAM Magnet School every day. Parents, community members and retired educators come in regularly to volunteer. They …


Test scores rise as districts adopt tailored strategies

Chester Elementary School fifth-graders debated in class recently whether cutting a worm in half resulted in two worms or a dead one. Since the class was divided on the issue, …


East Valley’s newest educators get to know district

They are getting to know their new buildings, getting to know the teachers, filling out the necessary paperwork and checking to see if they have all of their school supplies. …


Math, science test scores up

Statewide test results released Wednesday show more Washington students are passing their science and math exams. Spokane Public Schools, Mead and East Valley school district students improved math scores in …


EV summer math program offers students a jump start

The first day of school isn’t until Sept. 5 in the East Valley School District, but high school students are already getting a jump on math classes. For three weeks, …


School districts move to from-scratch cooking

The aromas of herbed baked chicken and cheesy macaroni wafted through the air. While a few cooks clad in white coats busily stocked a salad bar and set up a …


Schedules in EVSD will be changing

East Valley School District students will have different schedules next year. The district is changing its transportation and class schedule to help bus students to Continuous Curriculum School and to …


Free summer meals available for children

With the end of school, many low-income children may not have an opportunity for a hot lunch or breakfast. School districts in the area will offer breakfast and lunch at …


Thirty-four years later, Kreuger leaving East Valley

Many students at East Valley High School may find it surprising that English teacher Don Krueger, 62, once was a lieutenant in the Army working in a nuclear weapons unit …


E-team targets bullying

A group of East Valley High School students have been working hard this school year to help others combat cyber-bullying. They are the Internet Safety Training and Education Project (ISTEP) …


EV discusses debt plan

East Valley School District’s transition to kindergarten through eighth grade schools took another step forward Tuesday when the board held a public hearing to discuss taking on $6.2 million of …


EV considers buying portable classrooms for $6.2 million

The East Valley School District is seeking public comment on a plan to acquire $6.2 million in nonvoted debt to buy two portable classroom buildings each for Trent, Trentwood, Otis …


East Valley farm project makes changes for season

The warmer temperatures are getting folks in the mood to get their hands dirty and start up their gardens. It’s no different at East Valley School District’s Farm to School …


Students turn science lesson into custom seasoning blend

An environmental science lesson at Harmony High School is turning into an entrepreneurial venture for the staff and students. Two years ago, teacher Robbie Robinson looked to start an environmental …


Formal holiday lunch is longstanding EV tradition

It’s been a tradition at East Valley High School – no one is quite sure for how long – to host a holiday lunch the last day of school before …


Bus crash raises policy questions

When 11-year-old Mavrick Benoscek came home after school complaining of a headache in September, he told his mother he probably got it from the bus crash. That was news to …


Schools asking voters to replace state funds

Spokane Public Schools’ board agreed Wednesday to ask voters in February to consider paying more taxes in a levy to compensate for potential state cuts to K-12 education. The region’s …


Home away from homelessness

Britain Webb has been homeless twice while attending University High School. Domestic violence forced the 17-year-old’s mother and siblings out of their Spokane Valley apartment the first time, Webb said. …


Enrollment increases in most Valley districts

Continuous Curriculum School in the East Valley School District has seen a 69 percent enrollment jump this year, most notably because students now have a whole building to attend classes, …


EV considers February school levy

School districts across the region will very likely put a replacement levy on the ballot in February. The East Valley school board met with teachers and administrators Wednesday to discuss …


EVHS students try out building while learning academics

At East Valley High School Friday morning, you could hear the tapping of hammers and the whine of power saws and smell sawdust in the air. Two student teams competed …


A class menagerie at East Valley

The first day of middle school is exciting. Students come in with new class schedules, new lockers and new friends to make. At East Valley Middle School, there were many …