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School year gets longer, thanks to snow days

NCW — Spring break is not happening for students in the Soap Lake School District and their school year got two days longer, the result of missing 15 days of school due to icy roads, freezing fog and snow drifts this winter.

Inspirational’ Mariachi Huenachi rates free concert, $5,000 award

WENATCHEE – A 60-second video that Wenatchee High School’s Mariachi Huenachi Director Ramon Rivera submitted last fall as part of a nationwide Give A Note Foundation contest has earned the program $5,000, a Radio Disney Music Awards “Ardy” statuette and a free community concert that will feature a yet-to-be named Radio Disney artist.

Omak seeks to replace middle school

OMAK — Built as an elementary school in 1948, the Omak Middle School has a remodeled library that was once a gymnasium, and another time, a lunchroom. The hallways and classrooms were designed for first- and second-graders. The plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems are old and failing.

School lunch turns into family reunion

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Junior High School’s lunchroom became center stage in a family reunion Wednesday morning when Army Pfc. Mariah Mulliken surprised her sister Mikyla, who had been calmly eating lunch with a group of friends.

Computers go to schools instead of surplus

WATERVILLE — Douglas County is replacing about half of their government computers. But instead of going through the process of listing the old ones as surplus, they’re donating them to local schools.

College Life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington

Ybarra speaks from experience

QUINCY — Alex Ybarra understands the challenges facing children who don’t speak the same language as their teachers.

Schools lose $1.2 million in federal forest revenue

OLYMPIA — School districts in Chelan and Okanogan counties will receive about $1.2 million less in federal forest dollars this year compared to last if the now-expired Secure Rural Schools Act is not reauthorized by Congress.

Eastmont puts two threats to rest

EAST WENATCHEE — Officials at Eastmont High School addressed on Monday two potential threats — one to students, one to computers — that led to police involvement. No one was injured.   

Quincy tagged to test bilingual teacher program

QUINCY — The Quincy School District could be instrumental in putting a dent in the bilingual teacher shortage if a proposal working its way through the Legislature is approved.

Board takes closer look at reconfiguration factors

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont School Board is inviting teachers, administrators, parents and community members to make their case about what is most important in deciding the future grade configuration of Eastmont schools.

Gibbs passed up for state post

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School Board member Chris Gibbs’ pursuit of the state Board of Education job will have to wait until January.

Legislature delays school levy rollbacks

OLYMPIA — Measures to stabilize school district budgets during the recession that were set to expire in December will remain in place for one more year.