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Stronger Schools grants available

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is accepting applications for its Stronger Schools grant program. 

Library system wants your ideas

WENATCHEE — Faster wifi? Espresso drinks? Science programs for kids? More ebook titles? More of everything in Spanish?

WVC at Omak to offer wildfire program

OMAK — Wenatchee Valley College at Omak is developing a program to educate students, community members and businesses about wildfire prevention and response with a $157,000 appropriation from state lawmakers.

Video explains new WHS hybrid block schedule

WENATCHEE — A video on the Wenatchee High School website page leads students and parents through the school's new hybrid four period block schedule. The new schedule goes into effect next school year. Students will begin surveying class options and making requests for classes next month. Registration will be completed in May and June for classes next fall.

Community Connections | Waterville High School chemistry students aim to help NCW communities

Waterville High School science teacher Kris Daratha and his junior and senior chemistry class students are concerned about wildfires and the devastating effects wildfire can have on Central Washington communities. “I am a big science nerd and my students can ‘glaze’ over, but when they see the direct benefits science has on the community, and see firsthand how science relates, they buy in big time,” said Daratha.

Art of Community | Apollo Club leader Bermingham brings collaborative spirit

It is stunning to realize how many talented musicians there are who have grown up here or moved to the valley. This region is chock full of great talent and their talents make major contributions to the cultural and social life of our community.  North Central Washington is a place of tremendous creativity.

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.

NCW Success Stories | 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. 

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News of college students throughout North Central Washington