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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 …

Education notebook: Riverside High sophomore Makenzie Jones earns six-week study-abroad trip to Spain

Makenzie Jones, a sophomore at Riverside High School, is one of 15 students announced earlier this month by Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to be selected for this year’s Washington World …

Education notebook: University High’s Syvanna Arwood elected lieutenant governor of Key Club

University High School student Syvanna Arwood was recently elected as the new lieutenant governor of the Division 46 Key Club. Division 46 is comprised of 10 area high schools.

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Education notebook: University High’s Georgia Goff wins district secretary post for Key Club

Georgia Goff, a student from University High School, was elected district secretary for the area’s Key Club International at the Pacific Northwest District Convention held in Seattle in early March.

Education notebook: Whitworth, Gonzaga announce Act Six award recipients

Gonzaga and Whitworth universities have announced their eight choices for this year’s Act Six scholarship recipients.

Education notebook: St. George’s opens performance of ‘Noises Off’ tonight

Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls, Washington, is the overall winner of the 2019 regional Knowledge Bowl championship.

Education notebook: Regional High School Art Show announces awards

The Northeast Washington Education Service District 101 has announced the awards for the Regional High School Art Show.

Education notebook: Mead School District hunts for new superintendent

Mead School District is in search of a new superintendent following the retirement announcement of Tom Rockefeller, who served as superintendent for 13 years during is 41-year career in education.

Education notebook: Area drama students showcase their talents at regional thespian competition

More than 250 students from Eastern Washington demonstrated their performance and production skills at the Washington Thespian Individual Event East Regional Competition for acting and technical theater in January.

Education notebook: Spokane Chiefs hockey players from Ferris named WHL academic achievers

The Western Hockey League has Ferris High School students, Connor Gabruch and Cordel Larson as the Spokane Chiefs’ academic achievers for November and December.

Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools’ C.A.T.S. wins Lego regional title; advances to international meet in Legoland California Resort

The C.A.T.S Lego League team ( The acronym represents members Cole, Alice, Thomas and Sasha) recently won the First Washington Regional championship.

Education notebook: Libby Center students chosen for statewide musical program

The Washington Music Educators Association has selected three students from Libby Center, of Spokane Public Schools, to participate in the Junior All-State bands, choirs and orchestra. Of the 1,659 students …

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Jodee Cahalan, a West Valley High School teacher and coach, has been inducted into the Washington State Dance and Drill Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She recently traveled to Bothell, …