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SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
Community School adds kindergarten, teacher

Community School adds kindergarten, teacher

The Methow Valley Community School in Twisp will add kindergarten and expand its primary grades crew for the 2016-17 school year, Executive Director Crystal Bacon announced recently. “The interest in enrolling kindergarteners and a large number of first- and second-graders was high enough for us to need to add a new teacher,” Bacon said. Bacon...
Students: June 22, 2016

Students: June 22, 2016

Scholarship winners Tabitha Bergevin-Krumme and David Dinsmore III are recipients of the Methow Valley Fly Fishers 2016 Al Green Fisheries Enhancement Scholarship. Bergevin-Krumme is a 2015 graduate of Liberty Bell High School who attends Western Washington University, where she is pursuing a degree in chemistry and advanced studies in oceanography. Dinsmore, a 2014 Liberty Bell...
Two retire after long careers with school district

Two retire after long careers with school district

Joni Stevie and Rocky Kulsrud are both retiring after long careers as teachers with the Methow Valley School District, but they aren’t cutting the cord completely — they’ll both still be regularly involved with students as athletic coaches. Stevie has a noteworthy history with Methow Valley schools. A Liberty Bell High School graduate, she spent her entire...
Changes coming to MV School District this fall

Changes coming to MV School District this fall

The coming Methow Valley School District year will provide more generous classroom and study spaces for students at the Independent Learning Center (ILC), new teachers at the elementary and high schools, and a new program in computer coding. Other changes come …
LBHS Graduation 2016

LBHS Graduation 2016

See photo gallery below. The class of 2016 is: McKenna Barnes, Lake Erie College in Ohio Monica Chavey, Central Washington University Tyson Coleman, Walla Walla Community College Connor Cooley, Gonzaga University Dyson Oliver Curtis, gap year and working Asa Daniels, Shoreline Community College Cory Diamond, Claremont McKenna College Tara Dod, University of Washington Tacoma Oscar...
The IB framework: how the program is intended to work

The IB framework: how the program is intended to work

“It’s not a curriculum — it’s a framework.” Methow Valley School District administrators have repeated this distinction frequently to explain the IB program to the community. But to understand what that really means …
School district info meeting draws IB skeptics – and supporters

School district info meeting draws IB skeptics – and supporters

In a sometimes-divisive public meeting, some parents said the Methow Valley School District’s proposal to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) program would finally make school exciting, while others said it …
International Baccalaureate and UNESCO — is there a connection?

International Baccalaureate and UNESCO — is there a connection?

International Baccalaureate (IB) started 46 years ago as an international school in Geneva, Switzerland, primarily to provide consistent education for the children of businesspeople and diplomats.
School district approach to Int’l Baccalaureate stirs controversy

School district approach to Int’l Baccalaureate stirs controversy

With the Methow Valley School District nearing the April 1 deadline to apply to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate, the program — and the district’s process of choosing it — have prompted a sharp debate about what is best for students.
School district says ‘yes’ to Int’l Baccalaureate

School district says ‘yes’ to Int’l Baccalaureate

By Marcy Stamper The Methow Valley School District is applying to join the International Baccalaureate (IB) network, meaning that starting this fall, classes from kindergarten through 10th grade will use an interdisciplinary approach and build on students’ questions about subjects. Feedback after an informational meeting about the IB program held last week was “overwhelmingly positive,”...