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SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
Learn about MV school facilities needs

Learn about MV school facilities needs

The more than two dozen members of the task force that has been investigating every nook and cranny in the Methow Valley School District has put together a list of needed upgrades and maintenance and tentative priorities for attention. Members of the community are invited to two open houses where the task force will present...
MVES principal Brian Patrick resigns

MVES principal Brian Patrick resigns

By Marcy Stamper
Methow Valley Elementary principal Brian Patrick announced his resignation last week, saying he and his wife, Lori, a teacher at Liberty Bell High School, want to be closer to family in the Puget Sound region. “When we moved here four years ago, one …
The  garden  is a grand  teacher

The garden is a grand teacher

By Laurelle Walsh

Some of the Methow Valley’s youngest gardeners are outside this week, turning over cover crops, preparing beds for planting, putting seeds in the ground, pruning perennials and making compost.

Methow Valley School District students — 320 of them, from kindergarteners to high school seniors — make gardening …

Mirificus High explores the inner lives of teenagers

Mirificus High explores the inner lives of teenagers

By Marcy Stamper

What do you get when you unleash 13 teen imaginations and a drama coach who has been the lead singer of a British rock band and an actor, dancer and writer? You might just get Mirificus High, an original drama with equally original music that aims to …

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.