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The Apple Leaf | An open letter to WHS teachers

The laundry list of complaints that teachers have about their students seems to be ever-expanding. We’re always on our phones. We don’t wear enough clothing. We park in the back parking lot. Atrocious grievances all, to be sure, but aside from Twitter rants and Facebook monologues, students don’t exactly have the same platform to air their complaints as their teachers.
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Schooling in biology

CRESCENT BAR — The new school was cold, but not cold enough. It was far, but not far enough. It had no walls, no roof and the floor under it was a mixture of wet sand and rocks.
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Quincy junior accepted for ASL program

Quincy High School junior Loran Goninan has been chosen as one of 48 students from across the country to attend a special American Sign Language total immersion program this summer at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

College life

News of college students from throughout North Central Washington

Regional libraries hosting humanities programs

North Central Washington residents are invited to explore history and cultural diversity through music, dance and interactive presentations offered by Humanities Washington.
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Rock Island food bank doesn’t skip a beat

There but for the grace of God, go I. We all know what it is like to be hungry — but how many of us actually know what it is like to be hungry day after day? To look into the eyes of our children at bedtime and know they are hungry but not know how we will be able to feed them the next day?
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Finding his path: Wenatchee teacher Drew Gaylord talks adventure

An assortment of relics occupy room 350 of the Wenatchee High School math department. Framed NASA memorabilia adorns the wall to the left of the door. A serene Mont Blanc print hangs above a tidy desk. Pre-calculus theorems are scrawled out near a Purdue University sticker on the whiteboard at the front of the room.
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Things I’ve learned (as a father)

Ever since Mom Blog was launched I’ve had an urge to contribute. I have all the qualifications, short of being an actual, uh, mom. My light-hearted suggestion for a “Corporal Punishment Corner” got me off on the wrong foot with the powers that be. So, I came up with “Things I’ve learned (as a father).” The parenthetical’s purpose being to not confuse my writing here with other blog topics I may want to explore in the future, such as “Things I’ve learned (working in a corn dog factory).” And yes, ...

WVC to host Renaissance Faire

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Renaissance Faire will be held on April 30 and May 1 at Wenatchee Valley College. The Faire will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1.
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The Apple Leaf | ‘Did you hear Esme is pregnant’

A pregnancy is more than just an announcement. It is a stomach convex in a shape that draws a lot of attention. It is an expectant parent or two with surges of different emotions. After a while, the announcement becomes known everywhere.

Wenatchee Mom Blog | Parenting through a crisis

One of the most profound challenges for me as a parent has been to remain constant, compassionate, engaged and present for my children in the midst of my own emotional pain. Being a mom during times of personal chaos and crisis demands just about everything you’ve got.