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SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
New faces and places at the Methow Valley Community School

New faces and places at the Methow Valley Community School

By Marcy Stamper 
The Methow Valley Community School is launching its new school year in a new (and once and former) location, in the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, and is welcoming an entirely new staff. School starts Sept. 9. Executive Director Crystal Bacon, who took the helm this summer,...
2014-2015 School bus schedules

2014-2015 School bus schedules

Note: Routes 2 and 3 may not operate on this schedule until roads are fully open. There will be two buses for route 2 — one will use the Twisp-Carlton Road to pick up riders in Carlton and on Ross Road, another will go down Highway 153 as far as the closure. Route 3’s schedule...
Cancio-Bello joins Community School

Cancio-Bello joins Community School

Tara Cancio-Bello has joined Methow Valley Community School as a crew leader for the 2014-15 school year. Cancio-Bello, who with her partner and 8-year-old son is relocating to Twisp from Wallingford, Vermont, brings 12 years of experience in elementary school education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in horticultural science from the University of Florida, and...
School board postpones levy request to voters

School board postpones levy request to voters

By Marcy Stamper
The Methow Valley School Board unanimously supported a recommendation by School District Superintendent Tom Venable not to take action on two levies under consideration — for facilities improvements and transportation — at …
Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses

Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses

By Marcy Stamper
After three months of study, the task force that has been assessing facilities needs at the Methow Valley School District is recommending spending $4.5 million on maintenance and upgrades in the district’s schools and grounds and another …
LBHS lists honor roll students for second semester

LBHS lists honor roll students for second semester

Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School has announced its second semester honor roll. The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Seniors: Dana Anderson, Daniel Sonichsen, Morgan Tate Juniors: William Duguay Sophomores: Monica Chavey, Corydon Diamond, Eleanor Hall, Rowan Post, KayDee Sims, Chase Vander Yacht, Claire Waichler Freshmen: Cassidy Butler, Taya Delong, Lauren Fitzmaurice, Nathaniel Hirsch,...
Public will have input on school district’s facility improvement ideas

Public will have input on school district’s facility improvement ideas

By Don Nelson
Recommendations from the Methow Valley School District’s facilities task force will require some time for analysis and public input, …
Liebl awarded scholarship

Liebl awarded scholarship

Heidi Liebl of Winthrop has been awarded a $500 scholarship to study nursing at Wenatchee Valley College/Omak, through the Omak Foundation. The foundation awarded nine scholarships totaling $5,000.
Community school names new executive director

Community school names new executive director

By Don Nelson

Educator and author Crystal Bacon has been named executive director of the Methow Valley Community School.

School district seeks input on future spending

School district seeks input on future spending

By Marcy Stamper The Methow Valley School District has sorted through more than 100 suggestions from staff, families and the community at large about how to spend its money, with ideas ranging from a full-time counselor at the elementary school to a pep band, a world-language program in all grades, and a school nutritionist. With...