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Trail’s End, PSFA team up for book project

Trail’s End, PSFA team up for book project

Trail’s End Bookstore and Public School Funding Alliance (PSFA) are collaborating this holiday season in a gift-giving project that is all about books for students. Methow Valley Elementary School library resources are being updated and expanded with funding from PSFA. Through the partnership between Trail’s End Bookstore and PSFA, community members can help the library...
Built to last

Built to last

In most high school construction classes, students assemble a garden shed or work on other small projects, but Methow Valley students are building and renovating structures used every day by local businesses, artists and fellow students. Now in its third year, the Methow Valley School District’s expanded …
Safe navigation in the wide-open digital world

Safe navigation in the wide-open digital world

A few dozen Liberty Bell High School students were intrigued enough by a teenage girl they met online that they friended her and exchanged text messages. At least one student was making arrangements to meet her in person. But further contacts were nipped in the bud when a man who calls himself The White Hatter fessed...
Methow Valley students learn about nature and themselves through Outward Bound experience

Methow Valley students learn about nature and themselves through Outward Bound experience

Pausing to take in the scenery halfway up a sheer rock face in Mazama, seventh-grader Wyatt Oosterhof said, “You get up there and say, ‘Where do you go; where do I put my feet?’” Oosterhof was rock-climbing for the first time. “It’s pretty crazy — I can’t tell if the wall is supposed to have all the holes...
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...