Both Methow Valley School district levy requests on Tuesday’s special election ballot were being approved handily, with nearly identical results, in the first round of returns reported Tuesday night (Feb. 11). According to the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, Proposition 1 had drawn 1,187 yes votes to 516 “no” votes, an approval rate of nearly 70%. […]
Cheyenne Fonda is MV News intern
Cheyenne Fonda, a student in the Running Start program at Wenatchee Valley College in Omak, is working as an intern at the Methow Valley News this fall. Fonda is helping with research and reporting, interviews, writing, and editing. She’s also gaining an overall understanding of the many components that come together each week to publish […]
New greenhouse nourishes Classroom in Bloom’s mission
Classroom in Bloom, the organic community garden based on the Methow Valley School District campus, hosted an open house on Saturday (June 15) to mark the completion of its new greenhouse. The 24-by-72-foot greenhouse includes an attached mudroom, and is adjacent to a newly planted one-eighth-acre field. About 35 community members joined in the celebration to […]
School district to interview four HS principal finalists on Monday (Feb. 4)
The day-long session includes a public forum The search committee for a new principal for Liberty Bell High School has selected four candidates for a full day of interviews on Monday (Feb. 4). The interview process includes a parent/community forum on Monday (Feb. 4) from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Liberty Bell library. “We […]
Lawmaker pitches vocational scholarships at rural community colleges
A proposed state program could provide grants for community college students to learn trades in high demand in rural areas.
All counties in the state would qualify except for King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Watcom, Thurston,
Totally cool math
New curriculum focuses on problem-solving, strategies By Marcy Stamper There was new math. And then even newer math. But one of the coolest things about today’s generation of math is that it’s not just about getting the right answer. “The idea that kids use strategies, and that there are multiple strategies — and they’re all […]
Little Star South welcomes toddlers to TwispWorks
The Little Star South Collaborative (LSSC) was a busy place Monday (Oct. 2), with toddlers exploring their new surroundings on the new child care center’s first day.
The LSSC is Little Star Montessori School’s southern campus, providing toddler and …
New preschool options include full-day Head Start
Methow Valley Head Start, the free pre-school program that prepares kids for kindergarten through instruction in vocabulary and math, socialization and physical activities, has expanded to a full day this year — and there are still openings.
Head Start reserves the majority of its slots for …
District emphasizes technology and reading in coming year
Technology and reading top the list as educational priorities the Methow Valley School District gears up for the new school year.
The district has hired Liberty Bell High School grad Jessica Smith-Rouse as technology integration specialist to incorporate the …
Little Star expands early education and childcare programs valley wide
Little Star Montessori School is expanding childcare and early childhood education programs in the Methow Valley, with a focus on the community’s youngest and most needy residents.
A new early education and childcare center is nearing completion in Twisp, and groundbreaking has begun…