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School districts pledge to protect immigrant students’ rights

CHELAN — The Lake Chelan School District will “support and protect” the rights of its students — documented and undocumented — if immigration conflicts arise on school property, Superintendent Barry DePaoli announced Thursday in a letter to parents and guardians.

Eastmont schools survey extended through the weekend

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont School District is extending the four-option school configuration survey through Monday morning, for parents, community members and teachers interested in weighing in on how best to handle growth in the school district through 2024.

One more day for Eastmont schools configuration survey

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School District parents, teachers and community members have another day to mark their preferences on how the schools should be configured to handle growth and provide the best educational environment for students through 2024.

NCW spends a ‘Day Without Immigrants’

WENATCHEE — Many immigrant workers and their families around the region stayed home from work and kept their kids home from school Thursday to support the nationwide "Day Without Immigrants" boycott. And some of the region's biggest employers supported them.

Kia mentors take mission to heart

WENATCHEE — The trucks of Monster Jam grabbed Nick Fukuzawa’s attention when the now 20-year-old was in grade school. By the time he was in eighth grade, Grave Digger was his hero and his goal was to drive one of the huge-tired trucks that span the globe-wowing crowds with speed and crushing capabilities.

Child care centers balk at new rules

WENATCHEE — Finding child care in the Wenatchee Valley could get more difficult in the next couple of years if proposed state licensing requirement changes are approved.

Learning about the heart

Over 40 kids participated in “Matters of the Heart,” at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Wenatchee on Saturday. They were gowned up, and explored cow and pig hearts in a dissection lab setting along with the help of over 10 area medical professionals. After an hour of probing the hearts, participants met with artist Terry Valdez, creating a medically correct valentine, a watercolor painting based on the human heart.

UPDATE: 1 p.m.: Avalanche warning issued for all of NCW

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m., Wednesday: NCW — Today's freezing rain that prompted so many school closures and late starts could last through today, and even into Thursday morning, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service says.

Survey seeks input on Eastmont schools configuration

EAST WENATCHEE — Bring seventh-graders into the junior high school. Move fourth-graders out of the elementary schools. Move fifth- and sixth-graders into the elementary school level. Consider some combination of all of those or maybe none of the above. 

ArtReach at the PAC

Wenatchee School District students attending ArtReach at the Numerica Performing Arts Center on Feb. 8, jump on bubble wrap on stage as members of Artrageous theater troupe sing and dance around them. The event was the educational outreach component of Artrageous, which was presented to the public later in the evening and included singing, dancing and performers painting.

Art of Community | Young Life builds community one teen at a time

Kyle Eberth, the co-area director for North Central Washington Young Life, brings a boundless and infectious sense of passion, energy, enthusiasm and acceptance to his work helping connect kids in our region with positive and supportive adult and teen mentors.