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WSD employee named finalist for statewide award

OLYMPIA — Donna Young, office manager for Columbia Elementary, was chosen a regional finalist for Washington’s 2016 Classified School Employee of the Year award and will be honored during an awards ceremony planned for Thursday in Olympia.

Auditor’s office finds WVC mismanaged capital projects

WENATCHEE — The state Auditor's Office Thursday released results of its investigation of a whistleblower complaint asserting that Wenatchee Valley College's president and vice president of administrative services mismanaged capital projects by failing to correctly follow public works contracting laws.

No easy answers in reducing class size

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School Board is looking at portable classrooms and restricting the Choice program as ways to better manage classroom size and increasing enrollment at several of its schools.

Nose to nose science

WENATCHEE — The North Central Regional Library provided events throughout the past week, which was spring break for most of the public school students in the area.

Common Ground | Montessori’s year-round schedule a success

Joyful Scholars Montessori switched to a year-round school calendar this year, and school co-founder Anni Hisey said the impact on learning has been positive. Perhaps other schools can learn something from their experience.

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.

CHS senior recognized with music scholarship

CASHMERE — Cashmere High School senior Talen Schoening was recently named as the annual music scholarship recipient by the Wenatchee Valley Appleaires.

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.