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Kiwanis projects upgrade facilities at Classroom in Bloom, Little Star Montessori

Kiwanis projects upgrade facilities at Classroom in Bloom, Little Star Montessori

An industrious crew of volunteers is upgrading outdoor structures that are used for learning and play by students at two local schools. Winthrop Kiwanis members Don Carlson, Carl Miller, Bob Stone, Dick Evans and John Owen were at Classroom in Bloom — the teaching garden at Methow Valley Elementary School — on ...
Community briefs: June 10, 2015

Community briefs: June 10, 2015

  U.S. at war, and path to peace Dana Visalli offers a free talk and PowerPoint presentation titled “America at War and the Path to Peace: Lessons from Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan,” on Friday (June 12) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp beginning at 7 p.m. Visalli has visited Iraq and Afghanistan four times each since...
Letters to the editor: May 20, 2015

Letters to the editor: May 20, 2015

Time for a conversation Dear Editor: When I was a kid, we played with cap pistols. And, since I grew up in the Alaskan bush, I was a good shot with a .22 by the time I was 10. We kept loaded guns in the mess hall because my father ran a profitable placer mine....
New elementary principal is veteran teacher and administrator

New elementary principal is veteran teacher and administrator

Robert Winters brings experience in Int’l Baccalaureate program By Marcy Stamper Robert Winters, an educator with 30 years of teaching experience in the United States and abroad, including five years as an elementary principal, has been selected as the next principal of Methow Valley Elementary School. Winters was the unanimous choice of the interview committee,...
Voters approve school facilities upgrades and new buses

Voters approve school facilities upgrades and new buses

Levies for facilities improvements and new school buses for the Methow Valley School District were approved by voters by comfortable margins in last week’s election. Almost 55 percent of voters supported $4.5 million for improvements and repairs to school buildings and grounds, and 56.5 percent approved spending $800,000 to purchase six school buses.
School district reassures families after toy cap gun is fired on school bus

School district reassures families after toy cap gun is fired on school bus

An elementary school student who brought a toy cap gun onto a school bus on Wednesday morning (April 29) is going through the Methow Valley School District’s disciplinary process, which treats even toy guns seriously because they can make people feel unsafe, school officials said this week. No one was harmed in the …
A case for the kids

A case for the kids

You could nitpick, cavil or quibble over the list of improvements and repairs that would be paid for by two tax levies placed on the April 28 ballot by the Methow Valley School District. But there’s no arguing that the items on the list are needs, not luxuries — and that they represent only some of the...
Two Methow Valley School District levies on April ballot

Two Methow Valley School District levies on April ballot

Voters in the Methow Valley School District will receive ballots within the week asking their approval of $4.5 million for improvements and repairs to school buildings and grounds and another $800,000 to purchase six school buses. The improvements and maintenance — including new floors, a communications and emergency response system, asbestos removal, and …
Home school students make a colorful mural out of bottle caps

Home school students make a colorful mural out of bottle caps

Students in the Methow Valley School District’s REACH program (Responsive Education Alternatives for Children at Home) are putting the finishing touches on a collaborative art piece that utilizes recycled plastic bottle caps to create a work of beauty. The result is a large mural titled “Methow Valley Sunset” that will soon be hung at Methow...
Love & Logic teaches respect, problem-solving skills to families

Love & Logic teaches respect, problem-solving skills to families

Love & Logic, a program that helps parents teach children to make age-appropriate choices and to solve their own problems, is being offered through the Methow Valley School District later this month. The six-week course teaches people to build respectful family relationships and a sense of responsibility using clear boundaries and empathy, according to Patty...