Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
Head Start students tour Methow Valley News

Head Start students tour Methow Valley News

Special edition documents historic visit
On Thursday, 16 students and 11 adults visited the Methow Valley News building to learn about how the newspaper is made. See story for a full photo gallery of their visit

Exchange student host families sought

The ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local families to host high school-age exchange students for the next school year. Exchange students are 15 to 18 years old and are screened by ASSE International. They speak English, are personally insured, bring their own spending money and are expected to be included in normal family...
Sharing Our Words

Sharing Our Words

By Marcy Stamper 
Some of the Methow Valley’s youngest writers share their reflections on the shapes of mountains; others expound on topics as varied as porcupines, rhinoceroses, and the things that make them scream. Their writings are collected in …
School district seeks input on goals, spending

School district seeks input on goals, spending

The Methow Valley School District urges everyone in the community to provide feedback about the superintendent’s conclusions from discussions with teachers, students and community members and about the goals he is proposing for the district. There is also an opportunity for people to make suggestions about how the district should spend its money. While roughly...

Classroom in Bloom starts second decade with new funds, support

By Marcy Stamper
Classroom in Bloom, the garden that provides fresh food for local schools along with hands-on, multidisciplinary education, is celebrating a successful fundraising campaign that will support the garden as it begins its second decade. The half-acre garden on the …

Liberty Bell Junior/Senior high announces spring quarter honor roll

The following Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School students achieved the honor roll for the spring quarter. 4.0 GPA Seniors: Dawn Smith, Daniel Sonnichsen, Morgan Tate Juniors: Tabitha Bergevin-Krumme, William Duguay Sophomores: McKenna Barnes, Monica Chavey, Corydon Diamond, Eleanor Hall, Rowan Post, Kaydee Sims, Claire Waichler Freshmen: Nathaniel Hirsch, Sebastian Hogness, Mia Kennedy, Danielle Mott, Bram...
School district looks at buses powered by alternative fuel

School district looks at buses powered by alternative fuel

By Marcy Stamper
A school bus powered by propane made a tour of the Methow Valley last Wednesday, part of the school district’s research into …
School district goals: world-class learning, social support

School district goals: world-class learning, social support

By Marcy Stamper
After six months of conversations with more than 300 students, staff, community members and business people, Methow Valley School District Superintendent Tom Venable is preparing to …
Liberty Bell students teach and learn across disciplines to create terra cotta warriors

Liberty Bell students teach and learn across disciplines to create terra cotta warriors

By Laurelle Walsh
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors studying ceramics and Chinese at Liberty Bell High School joined forces last month…
Daily wins regional Poetry Out Loud and trip to state finals

Daily wins regional Poetry Out Loud and trip to state finals

For the second consecutive year, a Liberty Bell High School student has won first place in the Eastern Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud contest. Liberty Bell senior Liam Daily, who earlier won the local competition, took top honors at the regional competition in Spokane on Feb. 6. Daily will compete in the state finals in...