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Documentary TEACH to screen at the PAC Wednesday

WENATCHEE — Washington Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is hosting a screening of the documentary TEACH, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Following the film, a panel of local educators will address what our area teachers are doing in their classrooms and beyond, as well as discuss with moviegoers reactions to the film.

Community Connections | Eastmont vs. Wenatchee high schools basketball fundraiser: “Stop Polio Now”

This Friday night’s basketball game between Eastmont High School and Wenatchee High School includes a polio vaccine fundraiser contributing to winners worldwide. One local high school team will leave the gym victorious and countless children around the globe will be funded to receive free polio shots. The Jan. 20 game and fundraiser will be held in the Eastmont High School gym, start time 7:30 p.m.

Community Connections | Quincy’s MEChA chapter helps Latino students plan for higher education

In the 1960s, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (or MEChA) originated as a means of empowering Latino students through unification and non-violence in often turbulent political times. Today’s Quincy High School’s chapter of MEChA helps students experience and celebrate Spanish-speaking culture while helping members of the Latino community plan for, and realize their goals for higher education. 

College life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington

Weather causes school closures and delays Monday

(Updated at 7 a.m. Monday) Several school districts around North Central Washington are closed or running late this Monday, Jan. 9, due to winter weather and icy roads. (Wenatchee School District is operating as usual with a regular Late Start Monday schedule.) We will update this list throughout the morning.

Making in the Makerspace

The North Central Regional Library held a Mobile Makerspace at the Wenatchee Public Library on Thursday. 

Art for the library

Rebecca Weythman, an art and welding student at Wenatchee Valley College, works on a project on one of the book carts in the college library. She painted the cart and is decoupaging photos to it depicting scenes from "Star Trek." It’s her fourth art cart project for the college. According to librarian Betsey Stahler, they started the project to make the library more inviting and fun by adding art and plants. “I want people to know the library isn’t a place where people get shushed all the time,” said Stahler. 

Performing for NCW Basketball Showcase

Waterville High School cheerleader Haylee Newcomb falls into the arms of other cheerleaders while warming up at Town Toyota Center for the NCW Basketball Showcase on Dec. 21. After a one-year absence, the event is back at the TTC and runs through Friday Dec. 23. For a $5 daily admission you can see up to seven basketball games. For more information on who’s playing and game times see

WHS Mariachi program wins award

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School and its Mariachi music program is a winner in the 2017 Music in our Schools Tour.

Black belt at 85 is role model for others

WENATCHEE — Lou Barrier began studying karate in 1988. After a long pause, he got back to work on the discipline eight years ago at the Valley Martial Arts school of Soo Bahk Do self defense in Wenatchee.

Deputies: Man threatened armed violence at Bridgeport school

BRIDGEPORT — A man arrested Tuesday for allegedly bringing a handgun to the Bridgeport High School parking lot had recently threatened via text message to enter the building and kill a student, Douglas County sheriff's deputies said.