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Making the Grades

We honor North Central Washington’s top students by compiling honor rolls from area schools.

Eastmont adopts suicide prevention policy

Eastmont School District has adopted a new crisis prevention and response policy that may serve as a model for other school districts struggling with suicide and other tragedies.

Teaching on three days’ notice

Isis Hernandez-Cazzanigi always knew she’d be a kindergarten teacher. She just didn’t think it would happen over one weekend.

Omak hires interim superintendent

OMAK — The Omak School Board on Tuesday selected Tom Pickett — a former superintendent for the Quincy School District — to serve as its interim superintendent.

Bond issues still failing, levies passing

NCW — Two requests to issue school bonds are still failing after more ballots were counted Friday. The measures by the Entiat and Okanogan school district to issue bonds to renovate buildings needed 60 percent approval to pass. The Entiat School District’s request for a $7.952 million bond is failing with 57.8 percent of voters in favor. The Okanogan School District’s request for a $1.15 million bond to repair its buildings is failing with 58.3 percent in favor.

NCW levies all passing while bonds are falling short

WENATCHEE — Several school and ambulance levies in Chelan and Okanogan counties are all passing after ballots were counted in Tuesday’s special election. But two bond issues sought by the Entiat and the Okanogan school district are currently falling short of the required 60 percent needed to pass.

Omak superintendent remembered for online learning, technology upgrades

OMAK — Omak School Superintendent Dr. Art Himmler will be remembered for bringing online learning and technology improvements to the district. “It’s been a real boon to our whole community,” said school board chairman Wendell George. “We’ve kind of moved into the 21st century.”

Bond, levies sought by Chelan County schools

NCW — Voters in four Chelan County school districts will soon decide on funding proposals ranging from construction projects to classroom programs. Ballots must be dropped off or postmarked by the Feb. 12 special election.

Funding measures sought for Okanogan schools, Methow Valley emergency services

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan School District and Aero Methow Rescue will both ask voters to renew maintenance and operations levies in a special election Feb. 12. Ballots went to registered voters in those districts last week, and must be postmarked by Feb. 12. Voters in Okanogan will also decide whether to fund a $1.15 million general bond issue that would extend the life of school district buildings and grounds through renovations and upgrades. The bond issue needs 60 percent of voters to approve in order to pass, while the maintenance ...

Math + art = apps

WENATCHEE — Stop us if you’ve heard this viola joke: What’s the definition of “perfect pitch”? Throwing a viola into a Dumpster without hitting the rim. If that brought a chuckle, then you’ll love the scores of viola witticisms — yes, we’re talking about the musical instrument — featured on Viola Jokes, the debut app created two years ago by a pair of Wenatchee High School students.