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School district explores International Baccalaureate program

School district explores International Baccalaureate program

By Marcy Stamper
All students would be introduced to Spanish in kindergarten, learn about subjects such as English, science and social studies as part of a broader concept, and even help shape curriculum if the Methow Valley School District decides to pursue a program called the International Baccalaureate (IB).
Discussions with parents about child care needs

Discussions with parents about child care needs

The local group studying needs and resources for child care and early childhood education is holding focus groups for parents and primary caregivers of children from birth to age 10. The focus groups are informal discussions to understand child care and early childhood education successes, challenges needs and gaps in the Methow Valley. The discussions...
Let 'em Ride

Let ‘em Ride

By Laurelle Walsh

Twelve Methow Valley Elementary School students travel up the road to Moccasin Lake Ranch on Tuesdays to spend several hours learning about horse care, horseback riding and, more importantly, to be involved in a positive learning experience that excites them, fully involves them, and builds confidence and self...

ILC looks to broaden real-world learning

ILC looks to broaden real-world learning

By Marcy Stamper Students at the Independent Learning Center (ILC) already create a curriculum around their own interests — this year’s topics include anthropology, World War II history and reggae music. But those interests are just a starting point. By doing extensive research into these topics and finding internships, the students turn these basic themes into a...
School district hires youth and family social worker

School district hires youth and family social worker

The Methow Valley School District has completed staffing for a coordinated approach to student and family support services with the hiring of Melinda Boonstra as the district’s youth and family social worker. Boonstra will help students and families access community resources and determine how students’ needs affect overall well-being and learning. Her responsibilities include individualized...
Legislature in contempt over school funding

Legislature in contempt over school funding

By Marcy Stamper
Saying that the Legislature has not made enough progress in devising a plan to adequately fund basic education, the state Supreme Court has declared the lawmakers in contempt of court.
Board postpones levy request

Board postpones levy request

By Marcy Stamper

The Methow Valley School Board unanimously supported a recommendation by School District Superintendent Tom Venable not to take action on two levies under consideration—for facilities improvements and transportation—at …

School board postpones levy request to voters

School board postpones levy request to voters

By Marcy Stamper
The Methow Valley School Board unanimously supported a recommendation by School District Superintendent Tom Venable not to take action on two levies under consideration — for facilities improvements and transportation — at …
Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses

Facilities task force proposes $5.5 million for campus, buses

By Marcy Stamper
After three months of study, the task force that has been assessing facilities needs at the Methow Valley School District is recommending spending $4.5 million on maintenance and upgrades in the district’s schools and grounds and another …
School facilities upgrades will get one more review

School facilities upgrades will get one more review

By Marcy Stamper

Staff and community members who have been working on a list of recommended upgrades to school facilities and the district’s transportation fleet …