SPOKANE — The Spokane Public School Board of Directors chose Wednesday to spend more of its rainy day funds in the upcoming school year but to delay many of the tougher budget decisions facing the district.

YAKIMA — Central Washington University’s aviation program has returned student training flights to Bowers Field in Ellensburg after a temporary move to Yakima.

WENATCHEE — The Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties is encouraging summer reading with a free book giveaway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the council office, at the Wenatchee Community Center, 508 S. Chelan Ave., Suite B.

Josiah Garcia, 10, Wenatchee, looks out toward the forests surrounding the Mission Ridge lodge before sketching a water color during an After School Expanded Learning Program field trip from Lincoln Elementary School Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The 25 children on the trip had just completed the Migrant Summer School session. They started the day with a hike toward Lake Clara. The week-long session concludes Thursday with a cooking lesson at the Pybus Market kitchen.

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley College and Confluence Health will conduct emergency training from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the Wenatchee college campus and Central Washington Hospital.

QUINCY — Representatives from Wenatchee Valley College, Big Bend Community College, Apple STEM Network and Quincy High School will share their views on dual enrollment pathways for students at Wednesday’s Washington Student Achievement Council meeting in Quincy.

WENATCHEE — On Monday the sisters of St. Joseph Parish and School took to the school’s lawn in their black headdresses, pulling brightly-colored kites.

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Bill Motsenbocker, the Cascade School District superintendent for five eventful years, is on the eve of retirement. He came to Leavenworth with a wealth of experience—a former teacher, coach, principal and superintendent.

WENATCHEE — YWCA North Central Washington will help close out Pride Month with a forum centered around LGBTQ-related issues.

The following students were named to Wenatchee Valley College’s winter quarter 2019 Dean’s List for earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher in 12 or more college-level graded credits.

The following students were named to Wenatchee Valley College’s winter quarter 2019 President’s List for earning a grade-point average of 4.0 in 12 or more college-level graded credits.

WENATCHEE — WestSide Early Learning Center, the daycare center at WestSide High School, will be operated by Chelan Douglas Child Services Association starting in August.

On June 5, the Numerica Performing Arts Center announced the winners of the first annual Apple Awards, a ceremony to honor the achievements of local, participating high school students and programs that have demonstrated excellence or innovation in theater, sponsored by Davis Arneil Law Firm.

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Children fly back and forth on a swing set in the playground at Vale Elementary School on Monday, June 10, 2019. After last week, school is out for most children in North Central Washington.

Vale Elementary School in Cashmere along with many other schools in North Central Washington are taking their children out of the building to celebrate the end to another school year.

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