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R&B Festival donations announced

R&B Festival donations announced

The Winthrop Music Association, the nonprofit organization that presents the annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, reported that it has made donations to several organizations from the festival’s 2016 proceeds. They include: • The Cove Food Bank in Twisp, $3,750. • The Washington Blues Society Musician Relief Program, $500. • The Methow Valley School District...
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...
Bus barn razed for more productive space

Bus barn razed for more productive space

In just two days, the powerful jaws of an excavator demolished the old school bus barn in Twisp, clearing more space in the parking area and giving access to a second entrance to the bus-maintenance garage. Demolishing the bus barn — which hasn’t been used to shelter buses for years—was one of the improvements recommended by a Methow...
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...
New look for school’s tennis courts

New look for school’s tennis courts

The dull gray surface at the Liberty Bell High School tennis courts has been replaced by a new, brilliant blue playing area, an upgrade that was completed this week. The new playing area has contrasting green aprons around the courts, replacing the old, faded red surface. New nets have also been installed. The courts won’t...
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...
Changes coming to MV School District this fall

Changes coming to MV School District this fall

The coming Methow Valley School District year will provide more generous classroom and study spaces for students at the Independent Learning Center (ILC), new teachers at the elementary and high schools, and a new program in computer coding. Other changes come …
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...