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UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Education notebook

Sixth-graders Emily Lentz and Lucina Peterson of Pride Prep Middle School have collected and donated 51 new hats and stuffed animals to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland …


Education notebook: Valley Christian School earns first place at Knowledge Bowl

Valley Christian School finished first not only in its division, but also in the all-size school competition at the regional Knowledge Bowl, held Feb. 21 at Whitworth University.


Education notebook: St. George’s pair selected National Merit Scholarship finalists

St. George’s School has announced seniors Marshall Roll and Sarah Wu as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship for their performances on the PSAT last fall. Of the 1.6 million …


Education notebook: Heart month spotlight on Liberty teacher Molly Gentry

The Liberty School District in Spangle is celebrating National Heart Month by honoring sixth-grade teacher Molly Gentry, who survived a major heart attack last summer.


Education notebook: Middle schools in CVSD collect over 6 tons of food

Central Valley School District middle schools have collected 13,117 pounds of food through their “Fill the Bus” food drive


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Education notebook: Ferris leads all schools in Spokane Falls Music Educators’ annual music festival

The Spokane Falls Music Educators Association held its annual Regional Solo and Ensemble Music Festival last weekend at Shadle Park High School.


Education notebook: SPS honors four outstanding employees

Spokane Public Schools has announced this year’s Distinguished Classified Employees. They are Mark Kelly, Hannah Alaskar, Dale Floyd and Angela Hayes.


Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools hiring new human resources professional development manager

Spokane Public Schools is hiring a new human resources professional development manager. The position will be responsible for the initial training of all new hires in the district. Those interested …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Education notebook: Forum will focus on EVSD proposed levies

East Valley School District will hold a community forum on two proposed levies Jan. 23 at East Valley High School Library, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., and Feb. 3 at the …


Education notebook: SPS to hold information session on Spanish immersion

Spokane Public Schools will host an informational session on its Spanish immersion program 6-8 p.m. Wednesdayat the Libby Center, SPS’s educational center for gifted students.


Education notebook: Numerica Credit Union donates toward student lunch debt

Numerica Credit Union recently contributed $12,008 to Spokane-area schools as part of an effort to address student lunch debt at Title 1 elementary schools. The recipients include Spokane Public Schools, …


Education notebook: Spokane Symphony honors three area educators for music education efforts

Three area educators were honored at the Spokane Symphony’s Education Masterworks Concert in late November for their contributions to music education.


Education notebook: Northwood earns building design award

Northwood Middle School of Mead School District was recently featured in the fall edition of Learning By Design magazine as the recipient of the Outstanding Project Award for the new …


Education notebook: Sisters selected division finalists for national piano competition

Student pianists Sarah and Avah Girges were recently announced as division finalists in the Music Teachers National Association Senior Piano Duet Competition.


Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools to hold meeting on vaping

Spokane Public Schools will host a vaping prevention symposium, “Cutting Through the Vapor: The Reality of Vaping,” on Nov. 21, 5-8 p.m. at North Central High School.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Education Notebook: CV School District announces new family engagement center

Central Valley School District has announced a new Family Engagement Center at 612 S. McDonald Road in Spokane Valley, formerly home to Keystone Elementary, to open in the fall of …


Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools STEAM auction fundraiser will showcase student projects

The Spokane Public Schools Foundation will host a STEAM Powered Fundraiser Oct. 24.


Education notebook: Deer Park Rotary announces September students of the month

The Deer Park Rotary Club recently honored the September students of the month from Deer Park, Riverside and Mary Walker high schools. The students are Molly Keller, Liam Ross and …


Education Notebook: 12 area students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced this year’s semifinalists earlier this month, naming 12 area students out of nearly 16,000 nationwide.


Education notebook: Medical Lake High installs new safety fence

Medical Lake High School recently announced on its website the construction of a new fence on their campus. The fence is intended to increase safety for student travel between two …


Education notebook: County libraries earn outreach award with $28,973 grant

The Spokane County Library District has been presented the “All of Us” Community Engagement Outreach Award by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region. The award came …


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.


Education notebook: Area students shine in Holocaust Center for Humanity contest

Several Spokane students recently took first, second and third place in the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s 2019 Writing, Art and Film contest, held at the Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for …


Education notebook: North Wall sixth-grader wins 2 awards at National Invention Convention

Hannah Swanson, a sixth-grader at North Wall School in Spokane, made a spectacle of herself in a winning way at the National Invention Convention in Dearborn, Michigan, in May.


University High School science teacher nets $5,000 grant for classroom innovation

University High School science teacher Kristen Creese has been awarded a CenturyLink Teacher and Technology grant worth $5,000 for her efforts to improve authentic learning in her classroom.


Education notebook: C.A.T.S. Lego team takes first place for innovation in Lego international competition

The local Lego robotics team C.A.T.S. won the Robot Design Strategy and Innovation award at the FIRST Lego League International Open the weekend of May 17 in Carlsbad, California.


Education notebook: Cheney, EV, CV students qualify for national FBLA competition

Several students across the Spokane area are gearing up for the Washington Future Business Leaders of America Business Leadership Conference to be held in June in San Antonio.


Education notebook: Sophomores Katarina Kenlein of LC and Andre Ramsey of Rogers named student advisers on school board

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors has chosen two new student advisers for the 2019-20 school year.


Education notebook: Mead student wins jewelry design award

Mead High School student Delaney Langston recently took first place in the jewelry category of the Passing the Torch competition held by Seattle Metals Guild.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Education notebook: Freeman High School’s FBLA members place in Top 10 at state conference; five advance to nationals

Five students from Freeman placed in the Top 10 in their events at the 2019 Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Bellevue and earned a right to …