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 By Roger S Lucas    School    January 27, 2016

Seniors on their way to San Jose

Lake Roosevelt’s seniors are headed to California for their special school year-end trip. The proposal was presented to the Grand Coulee Dam School District directors Monday night by Associated Student Body President Devan Black, and after a brief...

 
 School    January 27, 2016

School Briefs

Board member honored Members of the Lake Roosevelt school board were given certificates honoring member services as part of “School Board Appreciation Month.” The certificates were given out by uperintendent Dr. Dennis Carlson. District buys...

 
 School    January 27, 2016

Haven on Dean's List

Taylor Haven earned a 4.0 GPA, and a spot on the Dean’s List during the first semester at Bowling Green State University. Haven is a freshman majoring in biology. He is the son of Gary Haven, of Electric City, and Amy Haven of Cleveland, Ohio, and...

 
 School    January 20, 2016

November students of the month at LR Elementary

The following students were selected as students of the month for November at LR Elementary....

 
 School    January 20, 2016

BBCC has scholarship funds for childcare workers

Big Bend Community College has received $30,000 in grant funds to provide scholarships and services to help childcare workers earn a degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education. The Early Achievers Scholarships provide financial help for...

 
 School    January 13, 2016

Local students make the grade at EWU

Several local undergraduate students at Eastern Washington University last quarter earned 12 quality hours and received grade point averages of 3.5 or better, placing them on the Dean’s List for the fall quarter. On the list are Luke Night Wolf,...

 
 School    January 6, 2016

BBCC releases honor rolls

Four local students made the Vice Presidnet’s List at Big Bend Community College for last fall, completing 12 or more graded credits with GPA of 3.33 to 3.74. They include Daniel Loch, Coulee Dam; Madisyn Byam and Cameo Southerland, Electric City;...

 
 By Scott Hunter    School    December 23, 2015

School gets $56K grant

Nespelem Elementary School got a Christmas present Thursday night when electric utility representatives presented a big check at the school's annual Christmas Program. Nespelem Valley Electric...

 
 School    December 16, 2015

School board briefs

NESPELEM — The Nespelem School board of directors Monday night approved the appointment of Zekkethal “Val” Vargas-Thomas as a director in Position 1, the seat just being vacated by Patrick Marchand, who did not seek re-election. It was the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    December 16, 2015

School district taking applications for new leader

The search for a new superintendent for the Grand Coulee Dam School District officially got underway Tuesday. Applications open first for candidates from within the district and will remain open until Jan. 4, 2016. The board has scheduled an...

 
 School    December 9, 2015

BBCC creates new 'STEM culture'

A new "STEM culture" has emerged at Big Bend Community College as a result of a federal grant now in its fifth and final year, the college says. The college has recorded a 200-percent increase in...

 
 School    December 9, 2015

On BBCC president's list

Local students making the President’s List at Big Bend Community College were Madisyn Byam for Summer 2015 and Melissa Boord for Fall 2015. To achieve this honor, students must have completed 12 or more graded credits with a GPA of 3.75 or...

 
 School    December 9, 2015

November students of the month

The students below were selected as November students of the month for Lake Roosevelt Elementary....

 
 School    December 2, 2015

School changes approved

Personnel changes in the Grand Coulee Dam School District approved by the school board Monday night include Cassie Wendt, Lake Roosevelt High School head softball coach; Annette Timentwa, Title VII/JOM paraprofessional; Debra Jimenez, Title I math...

 
 School    December 2, 2015

October students of the month

Lake Roosevelt Elementary selected its students of the month for October....

 
 By Scott Hunter    School    November 25, 2015

Nespelem school to seek levy

Nespelem School District will ask voters to support a four-year levy in February. The school board voted Monday night to pass a resolution for the $36,000 levy, which would replace the current operations and maintenance levy and gain the tiny...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    November 25, 2015

District has options in search for new superintendent

High on the list of things to do for the school board is to find a new superintendent. Present superintendent, Dr. Dennis Carlson, has indicated to the board that he plans to retire when his contract is up, June 30, 2016. Carlson has been in the...

 
 School    November 25, 2015

Nespelem School Briefs

Nespelem School District’s board of directors Monday night heard an appeal by long-time teacher Rudy Christianson, retired, who has objected for a year to the rate he was paid for substitute teaching at the start of the 2014-15 school year, as the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School    November 11, 2015

Town wants to be a tree city

How could anyone argue about the town of Coulee Dam being a "Tree City?" Councilmember Gayle Swagerty said this week that there are officially 680 trees in the town. The emphasis on trees was a part...

 
 School    October 28, 2015

College Bound Scholarship sign-up rate breaks record at 91 percent

Eighth graders sign for early state funds commitment Olympia — Over 33,000 — 91 percent — of last year’s eighth-grade students signed up for the College Bound Scholarship program by the June 30 deadline. This cohort, the graduating class of 2...

 
 School    October 28, 2015

School assignment changes OK'd

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night approved a lengthy list of hires and changes in personnel. Not the least of these was the resignation of Superintendent Dennis Carlson (see separate story). New assignments include Steve Files...

 
 School    October 21, 2015

All smiles

Corban Wilder and Tanya Ang smile after being crowned king and queen at the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School's homecoming Friday night. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 School    September 23, 2015

School changes made

The school board made four personnel decisions at its meeting Monday night. The board accepted the retirement of Helen Gilman who was a paraprofessional; hired Anjye Piturachsatit as SHARP Kids assistant leader for 7-8 grades; and changed...

 
 School    September 9, 2015

BBCC offers HS21+ classes

Adults 21 years old and older who need to earn a high school diploma have that opportunity in the Grand Coulee Dam area this fall. The emphasis for the course offering through Big Bend Community College is preparation of a portfolio of evidence to...

 

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