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Passion for food, reducing waste inspired advocacy: Lewis and Clark senior leads school pantry program

Lewis and Clark High School senior Josh Hechtman was able to spend his summer working on food access and meeting with politicians to discuss his ideas thanks to the Student …

Two Midway Elementary teachers awarded Safeway/Albertsons Foundation grants

Two Midway Elementary teachers in the Mead School District are celebrating receiving grants from the Safeway/Albertsons Foundation to fund hands-on learning experiences that they hope will excite and engage their …

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 …

West Valley district refitting old school bus for incident responses

The West Valley School District has turned a 2004 International school bus that would have otherwise been scrapped, or sold, into an incident response vehicle wired for the internet that …

A big boost as students head back to school: With help, Big Brothers Big Sisters lends a hand

Eighty children gathered at the Fred Meyer store on Thor Street on Saturday to go school clothes shopping with their Big Brother or Big Sister.

West Valley School District administrator’s Spokane Valley roots run deep

Kyle Rydell is settling into his office and getting to know the West Valley School District staff, but the new assistant superintendent isn’t really a stranger to the district.

Broadway Elementary’s Analisa McCann receives ESD 101 regional teacher of year award

First-grade teacher Analisa McCann was surprised to see an email in her inbox this spring congratulating her on being nominated for the ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year contest.

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 7:53 a.m.

That flyer from school won’t get lost anymore: Spokane schools introduce Peach Jar for digital messaging

Parents with students in Spokane Public Schools can expect to find an email in their inbox next week offering them to chance to sign up for a new digital program …

West Valley School District adds Bark to put bite on suspicious web traffic

The West Valley School District has signed up for a new service called Bark that automatically scans student emails and documents for keywords related to weapons, violence and bullying.

Gonzaga Prep graduates a school record 13 Eagle Scouts

Considering only about 5% of Boy Scouts achieve scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, Gonzaga Prep’s class of 2019 is remarkable. Thirteen of its 117 graduates earned their Eagle Scout ranking. …

Education notebook: EV, Freeman FBLA members compete at 2019 national conference

The FBLA members from East Valley and Freeman competed in the 2019 National FBLA Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

U-Hi twin sisters win charity-giving competition

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has named twin sisters Hannah and Megan Carver from University High School its first Eastern Washington Students of the Year award.

North Pines Middle School’s fourth quarter honor roll for 2018-19

The North Pines Middle School has announced its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.

Bowdish Middle School announces its fourth-quarter honor roll for 2018-19 school year

Bowdish Middle School in the Central Valley School District in Spokane Valley has announced its fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year. Eligible students are listed by class level …

Site work on schedule for new Ridgeline High near Liberty Lake

The construction project is underway for a new high school in the Central Valley School District

Ecology Youth Corps teens hit the road

Ecology Youth Corps teens hit the road this week to spend part of their summer picking up trash along the region’s busiest highways.

Mead community bids farewell to old high school-middle school building

A couple hundred people turned out last week to take one last look at the old Mead Middle School turned Boys and Girls Club before it is torn down to …

East Valley Middle School second semester honor roll for 2018-19

East Valley Middle School has announced its second semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.

West Valley High School second semester honor roll for 2018-19 school year

West Valley High School has announced its second semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.

Spokane Public Schools Foundation awards over $36,000 in grants

The Spokane Public Schools Foundation just awarded $36,148 to 35 different school projects for the 2019-2020 school year supporting everything from STEM education to music.

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.

University High student wins 5th Avenue Theatre award for outstanding leading actor

University High School’s production of the musical “Big Fish” this spring caught the eye of the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, which nominated the Spokane Valley school for more than …

Students from Inland Northwest compete at annual International Science and Engineering Fair

A group of five high school students from Spokane, Spokane Valley and Odessa recently trekked to the annual International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix that brought together 1,800 students …

UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 2:28 p.m.

North Central music program gets $5,500 boost from the Ford Motor Co.

North Central music program receives grant from Ford as part of GRAMMY in the Schools program

Manit Day: Marshallese community celebrates youth achievements amid cultural traditions

The Marshallese community in Spokane County celebrates its cultural traditions while recognizing the academic and athletic achievements of Marshallese students during the third annual Manit Day held at Rogers High …

Give a hoot for silent auction loot: West Valley Outdoor Learning Center to mark 18 years with fun day

The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center is throwing itself a birthday party Saturday to celebrate 18 years of providing education about raptors, owls and other wildlife to students in West …

Mead grad Kennedy Finke accepted to fashion design school in Paris

Kennedy Finke knows how to stand out in a crowd.

Innovation Challenge Club – a WSU-tied program – shines with top national award

The Innovation Challenge Club at North Central High School was surprised to learn earlier this month that the group had taken first place in the nation in the Pharm4Me Innovation …

Spokane Valley Tech to hold annual tradeshow

The Spokane Valley Tech is holding its sixth annual Tradeshow of Innovation on May 23.

Mead High School yearbook wins ‘Pulitzer’ of annuals – the Pacemaker national award

The Mead High School yearbook staff earned a Pacemaker award from the National Scholastic Press Association for the 2017-2018 yearbook.