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Educational levy pays for Eastmont arts and sports

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School District voters are being asked in the Nov. 8 general election to approve a replacement educational levy to help fund school programs not fully covered by state dollars.

School taking stall threat seriously

WENATCHEE — Police are investigating a threat written on a girls’ bathroom stall door at Wenatchee High School last week.

Student enrollment up at WVC

WENATCHEE — A huge increase in Running Start students and large number of former Alcoa-Wenatchee Works employees returning to school is expected to boost Wenatchee Valley College enrollment this quarter.

WHS teacher wins distinguished journalism adviser award

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School journalism teacher Dave Riggs has been named one of four Distinguished Advisers in the Dow Jones News Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year competition. The winners were named in Princeton, New Jersey, Tuesday.

WHS block schedule offers more credit options, but some parents concerned

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School Principal Eric Anderson said he wants to include students and parents as he develops the details of a new bell schedule to start at the high school next year. He said there may be room to delay full transition to the new schedule as a way to fine-tune details and give students and teachers time to adjust.

After court OKs play, bus offender opts out of sports

EAST WENATCHEE — After winning special permission from a court to play against his former football teammates, a juvenile offender has opted not to turn out for Eastmont High School athletics.

Maker Faire to feature hands-on activities

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire, the world’s first produced by students, heads next month into its second year of featuring local innovators, artists and performers.

New Apple Bowl bleachers fail again

WENATCHEE — Collapse of some new Apple Bowl bleachers last week is forcing students to switch sides for upcoming sports events for awhile.

Teacher wins retaliation suit against ESD

SPOKANE — A qualified teacher was excluded from a job with the North Central Educational Services District No. 171 in retaliation for taking legal steps against the Waterville School District, a federal jury has ruled.

Suspect in hit-and-run death arrested

WENATCHEE — A 21-year-old Bridgeport man who was wanted in the July 16 hit-and-run death of Brewster teacher Gary Knowlton turned himself in to police Thursday.

How U.S. News ranks state schools

The University of Washington is ranked 54th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of the best national universities and 16th among public national universities, according to figures released Tuesday.