Some of the 400 children from Wenatchee, Waterville and Cashmere schools listen to opera maestro Jose Iniguez as he sings at the Numerica Performing Arts Center on Friday. They were taking part in the Every Kid at the PAC program. Earlier that week, an anti-bullying program called Out of Bounds presented a production under the same program that encourages all children to enjoy local performances.
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WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School should be updated and expanded and more students encouraged to attend alternative schools, a committee researching school modernization told the Wenatchee School Board on Tuesday.
WENATCHEEE — Absentee rates soared all over the Wenatchee and Eastmont school districts Friday after threats were scrawled on bathroom stalls and a nationwide, social-media-driven hysteria over scary clowns. Classes were cancelled only at Wenatchee High School.
Last Saturday was "groundbreaking time" for the new student center at Wenatchee Valley College, which honored Edna Maguire and her late husband Jack. She donated $1 million for the project, whose cost is $6.2 million. The Maguires have been long supporters of the college. In 1995 they gave a $200,000 endowment which supports two "full ride" scholarships. Dr. Jim Richardson told me that the college is currently enrolling more than 700 high school students in the "running start" program, a total of about a quarter of the student numbers.
WENATCHEE — A new student recreation center to be built on the Wenatchee Valley College campus will be named the Jack and Edna Maguire Recreation Center in tribute of the Wenatchee couple's long support of the college and education.
EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School District voters are being asked in the Nov. 8 general election to approve a replacement educational levy to help fund school programs not fully covered by state dollars.