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SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
LBHS cited for ‘overall excellence’

LBHS cited for ‘overall excellence’

Liberty Bell High School has been recognized for the fourth year in a row for overall excellence, an award bestowed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the state Board of Education. One of the Washington Achievement Awards, overall excellence honors the top 5 percent of elementary, junior high and high schools,...
Hear LBHS jazz band and support music program

Hear LBHS jazz band and support music program

Enjoy high-energy jazz and a satisfying bowl of spaghetti — and help support the Liberty Bell High School music program — when the Liberty Bell jazz band plays at the Twisp River Pub next Wednesday (April 23). The 18-member student group — five saxophones; four trombones; three trumpets; and a rhythm section with keyboard, guitar, percussion, and three bass players (one...

Honor roll

Marian G. Tannehill of Winthrop, a sophomore at Oregon State University, has been named to the scholastic honor roll for the winter term. Laura Miller of Carlton, Krysten Port of Twisp and Tabitha Bergevin-Krumme have been named to the dean’s list at Wenatchee Valley Community College for the winter quarter. Morgan Tate of Carlton, Abilene...
Students take on real-world design project for TwispWorks’ new deck

Students take on real-world design project for TwispWorks’ new deck

By Marcy Stamper
As their teacher and design professionals watched, two Liberty Bell High School students spun a wooden warehouse around on their computer monitors, extended the …
Start studying: Trivia Night is coming

Start studying: Trivia Night is coming

The Methow Valley Public School Funding Alliance’s annual Trivia Night fundraiser will be on April 28 at the Twisp River Pub, with doors opening at 5 p.m. for social time and dinner and the intense competition beginning at 6 p.m. Participants compete in teams of four in three rounds of written questions about a wide...
A fair amount of science

A fair amount of science

Thursday (March 27), Methow Valley Elementary students got a chance to show off their scientific side at the school’s annual science fair.
School district boosts kindergarten, expands construction class

School district boosts kindergarten, expands construction class

By Marcy Stamper
Kindergarteners in the Methow Valley School District will receive five full days of instruction starting in the fall, essentially adding almost two months of school for the district’s youngest students. Adding a fifth day of kindergarten will cost the district …
Liberty Bell art students win awards

Liberty Bell art students win awards

By Laurelle Walsh
Two Liberty Bell High School students have received accolades at the Regional High School Art Show hosted by the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Sophomore Jessica Marker won first place in the three-dimensional category for her sculpture, “Playful Fox.” Senior Dawn Smith won third place in the photography...
Loud and proud

Loud and proud

Last Friday (March 21), over 250 area junior high students performed in the Middle School Monster Festival 2014 Gala Concert held at Brewster High School. The festival drew students from middle schools in Brewster, Bridgeport, Pateros, Omak, Okanogan, Oroville, Tonasket, and Grand Coulee as well as 15 students from Liberty Bell Junior High School. Liberty...
School district task force needs volunteers

School district task force needs volunteers

The Methow Valley School District is looking for volunteers to serve on a new facilities task force, which will help gather information to propose a plan to the district for needs and upgrades to the district’s facilities. The task force will evaluate areas including the maintenance and grounds of the school campus, transportation needs (school...