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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 7:43 a.m.

$14.6M Mead schools levy would mitigate effects of recent budget cuts

Alone among the larger districts in Spokane County, the Mead School District decided this year to mitigate its budget problems by offering a two-year supplemental levy on the Nov. 5 …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:38 p.m.

Fully alive and notching goals, Riverpoint senior Peyton Lightsey thanks teachers

After undergoing hardships and health issues that would devastate many adults, Peyton Lightsey is rising from the ashes, stretching her wings and getting ready to soar.


Mead families urge board to save alternative programs and schools amid budget cuts

While students, parents and staff of Mead School District applauded efforts to deal with a $12 million budget deficit next year, they also urged the school board to spare their …


Northwest Aurora Rotary’s $10,000 grant to Riverpoint Academy boosts science lab, two-way relationship

The science lab at Riverpoint Academy north of Spokane got a boost recently from a $10,000 grant from the Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary.


Industrial grade 3D printer a game changer: Riverpoint Academy eagerly awaits new machine bought with Hagan grant

Teachers at Riverpoint Academy in the Mead School District are eagerly awaiting the arrival of an industrial grade 3D printing machine paid for by a $23,860 grant from the Hagan …


Creative wheels spinning for Riverpoint Academy’s Zachary Zschoche

Last year Zachary Zschoche created a gear box that turns elaborately designed discs in opposite directions, creating what’s called at Moire effect, on a whim. Zschoche previously attended Mt. Spokane …


Learning without barriers: Riverpoint Academy, a STEM school, gives students individualized, independent study

There are no classrooms at Riverpoint Academy in the Mead School District and that’s just the way the students and teachers like it.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Mead High’s Miranda Reed is a go-getter balancing school, volunteerism and Girl Scout cookie sales

A Mead High School junior has somehow learned to balance the demands of a 4.0 student, myriad school activities and community involvement to become the queen of the Girl Scout …


STEM student relishes time at Riverpoint

Riverpoint Academy is an innovative, award-winning, project-based STEM and entrepreneurial high school in the Mead School District. And it’s been a perfect fit for Cierra Dalzell.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Riverpoint Academy students in Mead qualify for national rocket competition

Mead students will compete this month in a Team America Rocket Challenge in Washington, D.C.


EWU, Riverpoint Academy turns heads with rocket launch

After a year of designing and testing, the rocket from Eastern Washington University’s Rocketry Club and Riverpoint Academy didn’t perform as planned, but that didn’t stop them from turning heads …


Riverpoint student’s creativity takes him on engineering path

Justin Marbach, an 18-year-old senior at Riverpoint Academy, loves to let his imagination run wild when he builds structures.


Program takes Whitworth students into the community to teach writing

Students writers, from high school age to senior citizens, create works for inclusion in a journal, all part of Whitworth University’s Writing in the Community class.


Riverpoint Academy adds two grades

Mead’s Riverpoint Academy will open its doors to ninth- and 10th-graders starting this fall after the board of directors approved expanding the school on Jan. 25.


Teen inventors win MIT grant

Eight students from the Riverpoint Academy won a grant from MIT to build a device that will help refugees power portable electronics. They will present their final project at MIT …


EWU rocket soars to 3rd place in competition

The rocket, which was built by about 25 students in EWU rocketry club, carried a plane designed and built by students of Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy, an alternative high …


EWU, Mead students set to launch collaborative rocket, plane project

Seven high school students from Mead have joined a team of rocket builders from Eastern Washington University to drop a remote-controlled plane from 10,000 feet in the air. At a …


Riverpoint graduate an innovator, leader

Danielle Flinn likes making stuff, and at Riverpoint Academy, she has the tools. Students at the alternative school in the Mead School District work together to solve real-world problems, diving …


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Startup Weekend demands winning pitch and lots of teamwork

The battle to come out a winner during the latest Startup Weekend Spokane starts from the moment people walk through the door. The event, the sixth over the past three …


High-schooler Adam Parish hones his pitch for Startup Weekend Spokane

Adam Parish, 17, plans to start and run a successful company someday. Startup Weekend Spokane is part of that plan. A few years ago, the high school senior was shy, …


Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy looks to build endowment

Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy can be described in one word: unconventional. That applies to the students, the classes, the equipment and, soon, a funding source.


STCU donates to education centers

Spokane Teachers Credit Union has donated $5,000 to career and technical education centers in the area. “We’re particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that …


STCU donates $5,000 to education centers

Spokane Teachers Credit Union has donated $5,000 to career and technical education centers in the area. “We’re particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that …


Riverpoint Academy has technology at core

Mead’s newest high school is miles away from Mt. Spokane and Mead both in environment and educational styles. Riverpoint Academy opened its doors this fall in the Innovate Washington building, …