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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 …
All kinds of kids’ stuff

All kinds of kids’ stuff

Almost 100 kids have learned to play chess, program robots, work with horses — or just work out the kinks by skiing or dancing — through expanded after-school activities this year. The Methow Valley Elementary School’s Cub Club offerings have been broadened this year from activities like cooking, art …
New Parent-Teacher Organization at MV Elementary School

New Parent-Teacher Organization at MV Elementary School

There is a new parent-teacher organization (PTO) at Methow Valley Elementary School, which offers parents and families a variety of ways to become involved with the school and their kids’ learning. The PTO has a set up a volunteer room where people can help teachers with classroom projects by assembling materials for lessons and other...
MVSD adapts to International Baccalaureate program

MVSD adapts to International Baccalaureate program

Changes more subtle than dramatic so far By Marcy Stamper Last spring, as the Methow Valley School District pondered switching to the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, many people envisioned a dramatic change and reactions ranged from enthusiastic to alarmed. Now, six months into the incorporation of IB for kindergarten through 10th grade, parents and teachers...
Library’s leaking roof at MVES gets temporary fix

Library’s leaking roof at MVES gets temporary fix

Maintenance staff at the Methow Valley School District have been shoveling a sizable area on the elementary school roof to divert water and prevent it from leaking into the library. A leak developed on a wall of the library after the first heavy snow, which was before Thanksgiving, according to Bud Hover, the district’s director of...
2015 Kids Cards

2015 Kids Cards

Click on any of the square, thumbnail-sized images below to view all of the kids’ art in a slideshow format.
MVSD school psychologist resigns after reassignments

MVSD school psychologist resigns after reassignments

By Marcy Stamper Jim Cordell, school psychologist for the Methow Valley School District, has resigned effective Tuesday (Nov. 3). His resignation comes just weeks after several reassignments of special education staff at the elementary and high schools, including changes to Cordell’s job. Cordell was hired as the special education coordinator and psychologist last year, and...