WINTHROP — The Methow Valley School Board on Friday picked Thomas Venable, deputy superintendent of the Bellingham School District, as the district’s new superintendent starting July 1. Venable was the unanimous choice after the board and residents met with three finalists for the position. He will replace Mark Wenzel, who is leaving to become superintendent of the Anacortes School District.
WENATCHEE — It’s nearly noon on Thursday, and students at Mission View Elementary School are pouring through the hot-lunch line, then fanning out to the fruit and salad bars, and past an end table where whole wheat rolls are handed out. There, Kent Getzin, Wenatchee School District’s food service director, tries to lure each child into accepting just one sprig of fresh, garlic-roasted asparagus onto their tray.
WENATCHEE — Efforts to improve school lunches offered in the Wenatchee School District have gained statewide attention. Best known is the district’s farm to school food program, which, in its third year, purchased about $70,000 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms this year.
NCW — The mayors of Quincy, Oroville and Brewster all have challengers, along with quite a few other positions up for election in North Central Washington this year. Candidates for open positions had to file for election this week.
QUINCY — A Quincy bus carrying about 30 students was involved in a minor injury collision this afternoon, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reports. A few children on the bus suffered minor injuries, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kyle Foreman.
WENATCHEE — Two Wenatchee Valley high schools will start the coming school year with new principals. Bob Celebrezze has been picked as Wenatchee High School’s new principal. Lance Noell will be Eastmont High School’s new principal.