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School District, Room One team up to fill student needs

School District, Room One team up to fill student needs

By Marcy Stamper
Room One and the school district are teaming up to help students and families in need

Student news

Mollie Hunt of Twisp was named to the honor roll for the spring quarter of 2013 at Western Washington University in Bellingham.   Adam Caughell, a 2003 graduate of Liberty Bell High School, recently graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice. He will enter Willamette University College of...
State money helps school fill gaps; district looking at true cost of education

State money helps school fill gaps; district looking at true cost of education

By Marcy Stamper
Methow Valley teachers will get their full salaries and the school district will have a larger cushion for emergencies, thanks to extra money from the state this year.

Student news

Wenatchee Valley College recently announced its 2012-13 graduates who earned degrees or certificates. Methow Valley residents included: Krysten Port, Twisp, associate of arts and sciences degree. Bryce Kipp, Twisp, associate in nursing degree and practical nursing certificate. Heidi Desimone, Winthrop, associate in nursing degree and practical nursing certificate. Paula Evans-Duncan, Twisp, associate of technical science...

Student news

Two named to Dean’s List Winthrop residents Elizabeth Dicus, Connor Fisher and Alex Ulmer have been named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Eastern Washington University.   WSU Honor Roll Twisp resident Connor Walsh has been named to the president’s honor roll for the 2013 spring semester at Washington State University.
Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School honor roll

Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School honor roll

Photos by Marcy Stamper Second semester 2012-13 school year   The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Senior: Johnnie Duguay, Jacqueline O’Keefe Juniors: Liam Daily, Morgan Tate Sophomore: Riley Calvert, William Duguay Freshmen: McKenna Barnes, Monica Chavey, Eleanor Hall, Eliza Kamerling-Brown, Rowan Post, Kaydee Sims, Chase Vander Yacht, Claire Waichler Eighth grade: Emma Halpin, Nathaniel Hirsch, Sebastian Hogness, Mia...
A new angle on geometry: ILC class puts book knowledge into real life

A new angle on geometry: ILC class puts book knowledge into real life

Jachin Anderson worked on the components for artsy metal composting barrels as part of his geometry class, finishing up the project just after he graduated from the ILC. Photo by Sue Misao   BY MARCY STAMPER Cylinders, dahlias, silk and welding equipment don’t usually intersect, but Independent Learning Center students brought these elements together in...
Local teens use alcohol & pot more than state peers

Local teens use alcohol & pot more than state peers

File photo by Sue Misao   BY MARCY STAMPER When measured against their peers around the state, Methow Valley teens are more likely to use alcohol and marijuana and to believe that such behavior is tolerated, according to a recent survey given in schools around the state. Although the number of youths who drink or...
VALLEY SCHOOLS SNAG ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

VALLEY SCHOOLS SNAG ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

BY MARCY STAMPER Methow Valley schools have won state achievement awards for the fourth year in a row. Liberty Bell High School has been recognized for overall excellence, for math and for its graduation rate. Methow Valley Elementary School received recognition for achievement in science. The overall excellence award goes to the top 5 percent...