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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...
Methow Valley School District reorganizes special education services, staffing

Methow Valley School District reorganizes special education services, staffing

Special education staff and services have been reorganized at the Methow Valley elementary and high schools, with a new head of special education for both schools to help integrate the special education program with other current initiatives, including development of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Local administrators hope …
Arts briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Arts briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Party with Confluence at annual meeting It’s a contra dance party, it’s an annual meeting, it’s an indoor picnic — Confluence Gallery will stage its yearly membership event on Friday (Nov. 6) from 6:30 – 10 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn. Members get in free; others pay $35 — which includes a membership. Danceable music will be provided by the Red Crow...
Fifth-graders write get-well letters to buoy firefighter Daniel Lyon

Fifth-graders write get-well letters to buoy firefighter Daniel Lyon

It’s hard for anyone to imagine the pain and long recovery firefighter Daniel Lyon is facing. But the fifth-graders at Methow Valley Elementary School took on that challenge with sensitivity and compassion by writing letters to Lyon, who is being treated at Harborview Medical Center for severe burns he sustained in the Twisp River Fire this...
Sixth-graders carry on tradition of annual campout

Sixth-graders carry on tradition of annual campout

Methow Valley sixth-graders hiked up to Maple Pass last week (Sept. 23 – 25) as part of the annual class camp out, a tradition started more than 25 years ago by retired teacher Steve Dixon. The students also spent three days camping at Falls Creek Campground near the Chewuch River, partaking in outdoor education activities, learning how...
Zucchini races

Zucchini races

It’s an open secret that many people only lock their cars during zucchini season, but Methow Valley Elementary second graders found a novel use for the garden bounty that didn’t make it into ratatouille or zucchini bread. Second-grade teacher Jonathan Stratman organized the friendly competition, which lured parents and other race fans to the improvised...
Hearing and vision screenings a back-to-school tradition

Hearing and vision screenings a back-to-school tradition

September means back to school for students in the Methow Valley; older kids are returning to a familiar campus and routine, while some of the youngest kids may be entering a classroom for the first time. September also means that volunteers Bob and Dotti Wilson are back in the schools conducting hearing and vision screenings...