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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...
School district applies for Int’l Baccalaureate candidacy

School district applies for Int’l Baccalaureate candidacy

The Methow Valley School District is applying to be a candidate for two International Baccalaureate (IB) programs — the primary years program for kindergarten through sixth grade and middle years program for seventh through 10th grade.
Methow Valley Fund awards $70,480 to local nonprofits

Methow Valley Fund awards $70,480 to local nonprofits

The Methow Valley Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, has recently awarded $70,480 in grants to Methow Valley nonprofits. Established in 2006, the Methow Valley Fund provides grant funding to charitable organizations that are meeting needs and developing strong, sustainable programs that enhance the Methow Valley. The fund is advised by...
The IB framework: how the program is intended to work

The IB framework: how the program is intended to work

“It’s not a curriculum — it’s a framework.” Methow Valley School District administrators have repeated this distinction frequently to explain the IB program to the community. But to understand what that really means …
School district info meeting draws IB skeptics – and supporters

School district info meeting draws IB skeptics – and supporters

In a sometimes-divisive public meeting, some parents said the Methow Valley School District’s proposal to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) program would finally make school exciting, while others said it …
School district approach to Int’l Baccalaureate stirs controversy

School district approach to Int’l Baccalaureate stirs controversy

With the Methow Valley School District nearing the April 1 deadline to apply to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate, the program — and the district’s process of choosing it — have prompted a sharp debate about what is best for students.
School district seeks $5.3 million for facilities, buses

School district seeks $5.3 million for facilities, buses

The task force that has been assessing needed repairs and upgrades at the Methow Valley School District has recommended spending $4.5 million for all three schools and the campus, plus another $800,000 to buy six new school buses. The task force submitted its final recommendations to Superintendent Tom Venable this week. Among the most urgent...