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Supervisors hired to help oversee after-school program

Supervisors hired to help oversee after-school program

A new after-school child care program offered by the Methow Valley School District has proven very popular, growing from six to 24 students in just three weeks. The five-day-a-week program provides child care on a sliding scale for elementary school students. Because of the high interest, the school district has hired three supervisors — Bo Thrasher, Elise...
Learn about online safety strategies for teens and adults

Learn about online safety strategies for teens and adults

In a world where everything is online, it can be difficult for everyone — especially young people — to understand how to use the Internet and social media productively and safely. As Liberty Bell High School counselor Amy Knob said, “Everything online is public, permanent and searchable, no matter the privacy settings.” Liberty Bell is holding two assemblies for...
New in the schools: teachers, support staff join Methow Valley district 

New in the schools: teachers, support staff join Methow Valley district 

New faces — and some familiar ones in new places — will greet students as they settle into the new school year. Liberty Bell High School has two new instructors, history teacher Scott Barber and physical science teacher Katie Leuthauser. Barber replaces Rocky Kulsrud, who retired last year, and Leuthauser is taking over subjects taught by Tyler Slostad, who has...
Getting ready for school: things to know, things to do

Getting ready for school: things to know, things to do

It’s coming. The Methow Valley’s public schools open on Aug. 30, before Labor Day this year. Here are some things to know about the new school year. REGISTER FOR SCHOOL Methow Valley Elementary School registration New students Wednesday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New students can also...
Two retire after long careers with school district

Two retire after long careers with school district

Joni Stevie and Rocky Kulsrud are both retiring after long careers as teachers with the Methow Valley School District, but they aren’t cutting the cord completely — they’ll both still be regularly involved with students as athletic coaches. Stevie has a noteworthy history with Methow Valley schools. A Liberty Bell High School graduate, she spent her entire...
Methow Valley School district trying to fill gaps in child care, pre-school offerings

Methow Valley School district trying to fill gaps in child care, pre-school offerings

As working families juggle schedules and seek enriching experiences for young children, the Methow Valley School District has been brainstorming about ways the district might help offer more child care options and maybe even preschool. The school district has had some success in bridging the gap this year, accommodating about 100 elementary-age kids in after-school clubs...
District gets an earful on weapons policies

District gets an earful on weapons policies

Methow Valley School District administrators continue to get fallout — and also praise — for their handling of an incident where a sixth-grader brought a pellet gun to school. Four parents attended the school board meeting on Wednesday …
Gun incident at school spurs debate of district actions, policies

Gun incident at school spurs debate of district actions, policies

The expulsion of a sixth-grade student who brought an airsoft pellet gun to school last week has stirred debate among parents about how the school administration handled the incident, and about the timing of how students’ …
Methow Valley Elementary student expelled after gun incident

Methow Valley Elementary student expelled after gun incident

**EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated @ 10:10 a.m. 3/17/16 to clarify notification process** **EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated @ 10:27 a.m. 3/17/16 to add information regarding the weapon** A sixth-grade student at Methow Valley Elementary School has been expelled after he brought a gun onto the school campus Wednesday afternoon (March 16), Superintendent Tom Venable said. No one was...
All inclusive

All inclusive

Including all students in regular classroom and extracurricular activities benefits all of them, even if some students may require assistance to participate fully. That was the core message at the professional-development day at …