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School district ready to apply for IB approval

School district ready to apply for IB approval

After two years of teaching “How the World Works” by having kindergarteners explore how toys work and fifth-graders assemble their own science textbooks, the Methow Valley School District is ready to apply for …
Washington, D.C., Close Up and personal

Washington, D.C., Close Up and personal

The 27 Liberty Bell High School juniors who traveled to the “other” Washington this month were impressed by the grandeur of a city that one student called “its own little utopia” — but they were dismayed by brusque personal …
Art, salmon and watershed science intersect in the classroom

Art, salmon and watershed science intersect in the classroom

Sixth-graders’ project links learning, creativity By Marcy Stamper When Methow Valley Elementary sixth-graders picked “Water Provides” as the theme for this year’s National Free Fishing Day, it showed how completely they had absorbed the interconnection of water for farmers, fish and virtually everyone in the community. Early this month, the students translated this theme onto...
Low immunization rate in Methow Valley district worries health officials

Low immunization rate in Methow Valley district worries health officials

Immunization rates in the Methow Valley School District are among the lowest in the state, raising concerns among local health officials during this winter’s mumps outbreak, the state’s most serious in 50 years. Almost 10 percent of the district’s 600 students are considered “at-risk” because they do not meet the required immunization schedule for …
Legislature stops short of ‘levy cliff,’ bill goes to Inslee for signature

Legislature stops short of ‘levy cliff,’ bill goes to Inslee for signature

Educators across the state seem relieved after the Legislature voted to avoid the “levy cliff” on March 9. The House passed SB 5023 with 87 in support and 10 opposed after the Senate approved the bill with 48 in support and one opposed. The bill will freeze the current levy lid at 28 percent until 2019;...
LBHS lists first-semester honor roll

LBHS lists first-semester honor roll

Liberty Bell High School has released its honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year. The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Seniors: Corinne Dietz, Nathaniel Hirsch, Sebastion Hogness, Danielle Mott, Bram Wathen Juniors: Finlay Holston, Haley Post Sophomores: Peter Aspholm, Henry Jones, Jacqueline Larsen, Ava Mott, Michael Mott, Sam Neitlich,...
Protection for transgender students affirmed by school officials

Protection for transgender students affirmed by school officials

School officials are reassuring transgender students that their rights will be protected by state laws and policies in local districts, despite a ruling issued last week by the federal Education and Justice departments that rescinds safeguards issued last May under the Obama administration.
School officials offer reassurances about immigration crackdown by feds

School officials offer reassurances about immigration crackdown by feds

In the wake of executive orders signed by President Trump that expand enforcement of immigration laws, local and state school officials have been scrambling to reassure families that all children — regardless of immigration status — are entitled to an education in Washington. “Our state’s public education system exists to …
LBHS on advanced placement honor roll

LBHS on advanced placement honor roll

The Methow Valley School District has been placed on the honor roll for student performance in advanced-placement classes, one of only six districts in the state to receive the honor. This is the seventh time that the College Board, the organization that oversees advanced-placement (AP) classes and exams, has created a list of top schools — and...
Liberty Bell incident puts spotlight on emergency response planning

Liberty Bell incident puts spotlight on emergency response planning

Methow Valley School District staff were already updating an emergency response plan when a frightening and unprecedented situation involving a student erupted in early January at Liberty Bell High School. The situation was handled by paramedics from Aero Methow Rescue Service, who …