Waterville's menu for Sept. 27 to Sept. 30
House Bill 1660 (HB 1660) is a well-intentioned bill, aimed at creating equity for all students and families. However, the processes behind it have created large headaches for smaller schools such as Waterville and will have big implications in funding for school athletics and other activities.
If you’ve driven by the Waterville High School football/baseball field lately, you likely have noticed that it looks like the field is in a bigger disarray than normal. But contrary to initial impressions, what you are seeing are big improvements to Kellen Biggar Memorial Field, thanks to fu…
Masking requirements pertaining to COVID-19 is a polarizing issue. There are groups of people that strongly support masking requirements, while other groups strongly oppose these requirements. One group wants to assist school boards statewide in eliminating masking requirements for children …
The Waterville High School class of 2021 celebrated the completion of their high school journey this past Saturday. The graduation ceremony was much like their high school experience, generally similar to what prior classes had experienced, but notably different as our state still deals with…
Waterville's menu for April 1 to April 5
Waterville School students have helped fill up the newly established Waterville Emergency Supply Closet at the Federated Church. During a supply drive held Feb. 22 to March 4, students in grades pre-K through six donated 925 items for the supply closet, according to ASB advisor Samantha Fletcher.
When the pandemic shut Washington schools down last March, Meredith Mittelstaedt, who was then a junior, remembers people saying school would probably be closed for a few weeks. At that point, no one imagined the challenges of the pandemic would go on for at least a year afterward.
Two Waterville teachers were recipients of North Central Education Foundation (NCEF) Teacher Classroom Grants.
As COVID-19 cases have risen to unprecedented numbers in Chelan and Douglas counties, Waterville School is remaining open, but making sure students and parents are clear about when to stay home.
Waterville School has received $2,912 from the Back to Basics campaign led by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. The funds are part of a total of $106,000 that was disbursed to the districts in the region.
Students aren’t famous for liking to get back to school after an absence, but eight months of absence seems to be more than enough for Waterville School students. The last classes to be phased into a hybrid model of instruction are thrilled to be back, according to superintendent Tabatha Mires.
On the morning of Oct. 20, the members of Waterville School’s new pre-Kindergarten class, called “Waterville Wonders,” were seated at desks carefully spaced six-feet apart in the classroom and were threading colorful plastic shapes onto strings.
Waterville's menu for Sept. 28 to Oct. 1
Waterville's menu for Sept. 21-24
The Waterville Booster Club is looking at how to help the school and students in a highly unusual year.
Waterville's menu for Sept. 14-17
Waterville's menu for Sept. 7-10
NCW — Forty-two Douglas County students were among the recipients of $734,852 in scholarships recently awarded by the Community Foundation of NCW.
WATERVILLE — Waterville School is offering free meals for students in the district through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.
The Waterville School District has been providing supplies for five breakfasts and five lunches for local children every Tuesday since school ended, and the program is continuing this summer.
The Mansfield School Board is looking for a new member following the resignation of Jesse Shafer.
The Waterville High School class of 2020 didn’t walk down the aisle of the gym to receive their diplomas, or sit with classmates in their caps and gowns to hear graduation speeches.
NCW — The Washington Apple Education Foundation is awarding over $1 million in scholarships this year to 310 students, including 34 in Douglas County.
Since Waterville School went to full-day kindergarten some years ago, kindergarten teacher Kirsten Thomsen has been hoping for a school-based preschool program to better prepare students.
NCW — The deadline for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition has been extended to June 1.
NCW — Four Douglas County students have earned entry to the NCW Regional Spelling Bee organized by the Washington Apple Education Foundation.
NCW — High school students can enter the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s annual “Year of the Apple” art contest.
Waterville's menu for March 16-19
Mansfield School celebrated Dr. Seuss and Literacy Week with a variety of daily activities designed to stimulate a sense of fun, wonder and whimsy.
Waterville's menu for March 9-12
Mansfield School recognized junior high and high school honor roll students Feb. 7.
Waterville School will register students for the new Wonders transitional kindergarten program and kindergarten Wednesday evening in the school library.
Waterville's menu for March 2-5
NCW — The deadline is March 20 for the ninth annual Chelsea Cain High School Writers Competition presented by Write on the River and the North Central Regional Library.
Students, parents, alumni and others filled Bridgeport Middle’s gym Saturday for the new school’s grand opening.
NCW — High school students in Washington’s 4th Congressional District can enter the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.
Waterville's menu for Feb. 24-27
Waterville's menu for Feb. 17-20
For Waterville eighth-grader Liam Borders, attending a Challenge Day last week was enlightening.
NCW — Students from any school within Link Transit’s service area can apply to be transit ambassadors.
Waterville's menu for Feb. 10-13
Waterville's menu for Feb. 3-6
Mansfield celebrated Homecoming 2020 with fanfare and school spirit all week leading up to the big event Saturday.
The Waterville Drug-Free Community Coalition will hold Challenge Day events for Waterville School students Monday and Tuesday at the Federated Church.
Funds from a Bridgeport School District levy represent about 10% of the district’s total budget and are used for music, athletics, staffing and basic maintenance.
Waterville Superintendent Tabatha Mires is adamant that funds from an educational programs and operation levy are not used for fluff.
Athletics, staff salaries and benefits, special education, preschool and transportation are among the programs and services a maintenance and operations levy would fund for the Mansfield School District.
Waterville's menu for Jan. 27-30
Waterville's menu for Jan. 20-23