By Deirdre Cassidy I read with sadness that the Methow Valley Community School was closing its door after 18 years of offering families an alternative in education in the valley. I worked at the community school for 13 of those years — I believe I was the longest-lasting teacher at the school. Those were some of the most-challenging […]
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Community School students traveled north of the Arctic Circle to explore cultural differences — and similarities
“I didn’t notice till we were about to land that there was a little clump of houses in what appeared to be a giant, snowy blizzard,” said William Halpin. That was Halpin’s first impression as he and three classmates from the Methow Valley Community School flew …
Grant boosts Community School’s book collection
New atlases and encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauruses, field guides, and biographies — some 100 books in all — now grace the shelves of the library at the Methow Valley Community School in Twisp. The school received a $2,000 grant from the Washington State Library to buy nonfiction reading material. The school is one of 100 […]
New teacher at Community School has background in outdoor ed, whole child
The Methow Valley Community School is starting its 18th year with new staff and a focus on home and community as its theme for expeditionary learning.
Michaela Precourt, who has a background in outdoor education and instruction of the whole child, has been hired to teach grades one through four. She also …
Community school begins search for new director
The Methow Valley Community School is recruiting a new director since the departure of Crystal Bacon earlier this month. Bacon had been the school’s executive director for two-and-a-half years. Bacon played a critical role in the development and success of the school, including expanding the student body, augmenting the teaching staff from two part-time to […]
Community School launches 17th year of learning expeditions
The Methow Valley Community School started its 17th year on Tuesday (Sept. 6) with 19 students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade.
The school has planned two separate themes for its learning expeditions this year — the 10 younger children (kindergarten through …
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 […]
Community School adds kindergarten, teacher
The Methow Valley Community School in Twisp will add kindergarten and expand its primary grades crew for the 2016-17 school year, Executive Director Crystal Bacon announced recently. “The interest in enrolling kindergarteners and a large number of first- and second-graders was high enough for us to need to add a new teacher,” Bacon said. Bacon […]
Community briefs: Jan. 13, 2015
Forest planning explained Learn all about the North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative’s efforts in a free public meeting at 6 p.m. next Wednesday (Jan. 20) at the Twisp Valley Grange. The group is providing pre-planning support to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest for a potential project in the Libby and Buttermilk Creek sub-watersheds. For more […]
LBHS, Community School students team up to create plays for holiday production
When you want to do a theatrical production with talking trees and chatty mice and a moon that turns into a mountain, there’s no better way than to enlist the imagination of young people.
A collaboration has harnessed the creativity of elementary students at the Methow Valley Community School and Liberty Bell High School. It brings …