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SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
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...
Task force proposes upgrades to school facilities

Task force proposes upgrades to school facilities

By Marcy Stamper

After a thorough evaluation of all the facilities at the Methow Valley School District—from …

School district appoints interim elementary principal

School district appoints interim elementary principal

Anne Andersen, instructional coach in the Methow Valley School District, has been appointed interim principal at Methow Valley Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. Superintendent Tom Venable announced Monday (June 9) that he had selected Andersen for the interim position. Brian Patrick announced last month that he would resign at the end of the...
LBHS graduation 2014

LBHS graduation 2014

On Friday night (June 6), the class of 2014 from Liberty Bell Junior Senior High School graduated with many honors and accolades.
MVES students learn about old and new journalism

MVES students learn about old and new journalism

By 15 Methow Valley Elementary School students

Fifteen fifth and sixth grade Methow Valley Elementary School students did journalism during the Young Writers Conference on Friday (June 6). The students were: Hannah, Gretta, Alexys, Tommie, Dalynn, Logan, …
Young pen pals make personal connections

Young pen pals make personal connections

By Marcy Stamper
In an era of electronic communications, instant messaging, and mailboxes filled mainly with bogus sweepstakes offers, writing and receiving actual letters still seems special—at least if you’re in first or second grade.
Art becomes a permanent fixture through ILC programs

Art becomes a permanent fixture through ILC programs

By Marcy Stamper

Art may be the spice of life, but at the Independent Learning Center (ILC) it also flavors subjects such as math, science and history. With little funding …