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.

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.

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