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WV board president to step down

West Valley school board director Debbie Hjortedal announced at Wednesday’s board meeting that she will resign her position at the end of February. It’s something that she’s been thinking about …


Jarvis named elementary P.E. teacher of the year

Greenacres Elementary teacher P.J. Jarvis has been named the Washington State Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the …


West Valley downs Othello

West Valley defeats Othello to advance in the State 2A football playoffs.


Schoesler helps WV stop streak

Defense has been a source of pride and the primary reason for West Valley’s football success this year, with Sam Schoesler in the middle of it. The Eagles’ third-year starting …


Fewer in the league

Parents are known for telling their children to make lemonade if life hands them lemons. After the first fall middle school sports season minus Central Valley, the remaining districts in …


WV band director wins teacher of the year honors

West Valley High School band director Jim Loucks received a standing ovation from a room full of students, parents and teachers Wednesday when he was honored at the West Valley …


CV play simply laughable

The comedy “Laughing Stock” is this year’s fall play at Central Valley High School. The play highlights a group of summer actors who try to put on three plays simultaneously: …


Ghost tales endure

West Valley City School took up residence in a historic building on East Valleyway Avenue in 2000 and this year the school is celebrating the 100th anniversary of that building, …


EV sees fewer students

The number of students enrolled at Valley school districts is all over the map, with some districts hardly changing. East Valley, however, was 164 students short on the first day …


Girls soccer teams young but talented

When they were freshmen, Central Valley High School girls soccer coach Andres Monrroy marveled at the potential his young players had and looked forward to three more years of escalating …


Coaches’ sacrifice play will preserve Friday sports

West Valley announced in June that middle school sports budgets were being cut to save money, a move that had been discussed for some time. The district’s coaches, however, had …


Back to the books

This first day of school is no ordinary one for Freeman School District. The old high school has been largely torn down for an “aggressive modernization,” and high school classes …


BACK TO THE BOOKS

It’s a day usually greeted with either terror or joy – the first day of school. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils and the rustling of fresh paper will soon …


Freeman High football begins without a field

Jim Wood is contemplating a change in gear to start the 2009 Freeman High School football season. “We’re going to start the season,” he laughed. “We may be wearing hardhats …


Sports travel cut leaves gaps

Central Valley’s decision this week to eliminate out-of-district competition for middle school sports to save an estimated $14,000 in transportation costs may or may not actually save that much money. …


Penchant for service

There must be something in the water in Spokane Valley, something that attracts residents to school boards and keeps them there for decades even after their children are grown and …


Early WASL numbers show mixed results in WV

West Valley has received its early WASL scores with mixed results. Math scores are down significantly at West Valley High School, but passing rates for the reading and writing portion …


West Valley veterans retire

A combined 76 years of experience in education will be walking out the doors this week when teacher Donna Peirone-Kaczor and head secretary Karen Woods retire from Contract Based Education. …


WV expects up to $1.1 million shortfall

The news was grim Wednesday night as the West Valley School Board learned that its budget for next year may be as much as $1.1 million short. Deputy Superintendent Doug …


Learning at a better pace

At first glance Haley Murray’s class at Woodard Elementary looks like any other. Books line the shelves, the day’s schedule is written on the board. It’s the students who are …


‘A very special place’

The first day back at school after spring break for Contract Based Education wasn’t until Wednesday, but dozens of students showed up Monday for a pizza lunch and tours of …


Board tables CBE name change

West Valley school board members debated Wednesday whether to change the name of the Contract Based Education school, before deciding to table the issue because none of the proposed names …


Best of the Voices: Alternative school students get taste of business world

Spokane Valley High School Principal Larry Bush was pleased to find out his school was one of the top 10 alternative high schools in Washington, but he always knew he …


City School principal moving on

After 17 years with West Valley School District, Tom Moore has accepted a job as the assistant superintendent for Great Falls Public Schools, a district with more than 11,000 students …


Golf tournament fundraiser planned

The West Valley High School class of 2007 is sponsoring a golf tournament on April 21 at The Links in Post Falls. The fundraiser will help support the seniors’ all-night …