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Cashmere residents asked to approve school bond

CASHMERE — Cashmere School District residents will be asked to approve a $12.4 million bond proposal to modernize and expand Cashmere High School and add classrooms to Vale Elementary School when ballots are sent out later this week. The bond proposal is the only item on the ballot.

College life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington

District seeks community members for panel

WATERVILLE — The Waterville School District is seeking volunteers to serve on a panel and provide feedback for the class of 2016’s exit interview and senior project/portfolio review.
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Common Ground | Ohana helps children deal with challenges

WENATCHEE — With his mom watching nearby, 11-year-old Eli Christensen came running across the room at Ohana Occupational Therapy, latched onto the handles of a trapeze, aimed his body through an inner tube suspended from the ceiling, let go of the bars and whooshed through the ring, crash landing on the pile of foam padding.

Hernández looked out for school district’s underrepresented

WENATCHEE — Jesús Hernández said he didn't seek a seat on the Wenatchee School Board to be an advocate for the growing number of Latino students and community members. But for 18 years, he made sure Latinos, other minorities and low-income families always had a voice on public education matters.

Pinwheels against child abuse

WENATCHEE — Kansas Cumiskey doesn't even want to think of where or who she would be if she wasn't rescued from an abusive family eight years ago. Her foster family helped her find her way. Now she wants to bring attention that others like her still need help.

Wenatchee School Board seeks applicants

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School Board is seeking applicants for a boardmember to complete the unexpired term left by Jesús Hernández. Hernández resigned the board at its last meeting. His term runs until December 2017.

Special Education Prom draws hundreds

WENATCHEE — Hundreds of students from as far away as Royal City and Omak attended the annual Special Education Prom held at Wenatchee High School on Wednesday.

Common Ground | Find inspiration in Waterville on Friday

If you are looking to soak up some inspiration this week, visit Waterville School on Friday to see firsthand its unique learning environment that encourages students to organize their lives around Stephen Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

Heated sidewalks project puts Waterville students in the running for more awards

WATERVILLE — Waterville High School students flew to New York City earlier this month to present their science project that is a finalist in in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. A panel of judges will now decide the best project among 15 national high school finalists that uses science, technology, engineering and math (STEM subjects) to solve a community problem.

NCW Regional Spelling Bee

The 2016 NCW Regional Spelling Bee was held Thursday evening at Eastmont Junior High School. Forty-two fourth- to eighth-grade students from North Central Washington participated. The winner of the competition will attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 22–27, in National Harbor, Maryland.

Methow Valley Fund awards grants

TWISP — The Methow Valley Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, has awarded $60,800 in grants to 25 Methow Valley nonprofit organizations.