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BBCC offers adult high school completion options

Adults twenty-one years old and older who need to complete the Washington state requirements for a high school diploma are offered an opportunity in the Grand Coulee Dam area this fall through Big Bend Community College. Credits on previous high...

 

Ready to start

Cindy Parra, right, helps Brian Clark get his daughters signed up for school Thursday. Brinn is going into kindergarten, and Jaci is in fourth grade at Lake Roosevelt Elementary. - Scott Hunter...

 

Generosity station

Donor Matt Mauss signs in to leave a gift toward school supplies for students Friday as PSE member Karrie Utz looks on at the Stuff the Bus event, where a school bus parked at the former Variety...

 

OCSRA grants and service awards for 2017-2018

Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association provided 11 grants and 4 community service awards to enhance student learning in Okanogan County schools last year. Grant winners from Tonasket Elementary were Fay Aitcheson, copies of “Your Fantastic...

 

NCB is collecting school supplies

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Cash donations are also welcome and will be used to purchase additional supplies. All items will be distributed to schools in the...

 

Utz, Derr honored for merits as public school employees

Local Lake Roosevelt employees were honored this past weekend in Kennewick in a ceremony. Karrie Utz was honored as Public School Employees Education Support Professional of the Year, and Aaron Derr...

 

School supplies needed for 2018

KINDERGARTEN 3 boxes of crayons 1 good pair Fiskars scissors 12 glue sticks (no name) 1 bottle Elmer’s glue 1 package #2 Ticonderoga pencils 1 box facial tissue 4 boxes graham crackers or Ritz crackers 1 set headphones 1 package unscented baby... Full story

 

Rah rah shishboombah!

Local cheerleaders attended a week-long camp in July at Central Washington University, a camp attended by schools from across the state that teaches leadership skills and cheerleading techniques....

 
 By Scott Hunter    School    August 1, 2018

Nespelem school district will draw nearly half its reserves

It will take nearly 44 percent of Nespelem School District’s reserve funds to keep it in the black over the coming school year, a budget passed by the school board Monday night indicates. The district will take in more than $4.2 million in revenue...

 

In the bargain

Teacher Gretchen Whitelaw makes a poster as teachers gather in solidarity July 31 at Lake Roosevelt Elementary just before a bargaining session with the school district. - Scott Hunter...

 

Nespelem summer school still available

First- through fourth-grade students of Nespelem School District kicked off summer school July 9 with “Legend of the Coyote,” told by Dan Nanamkin. Students participated and practiced a song about the coyote, which will be sung during the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    July 18, 2018

District to hold 2018-19 school year budget hearing at next board meeting

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will invite public comment on its 2018-19 school year budget at its July 23 board meeting at 6 p.m. in the high school library in Coulee Dam. Sally Ryan, the district’s business manager contracted from...

 
 By Scott Hunter    School    July 18, 2018

Super explains how levy would keep school moving forward

Paul Turner has a goal: to make Lake Roosevelt Schools a bit of a worry to neighboring school districts because it’s where students want to be. But a kink got thrown into the plans to keep the Grand Coulee Dam School District, of which Turner is...

 

Local students on SCC spring honor roll

This spring’s honor roll list at Spokane Community College includes seven students from the local area among more than 2,100 students. To receive honor roll status, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher and be full time (earning...

 

LR Jr./Sr. High honor rolls for second semester

High Honors 3.50 - 4.00 Seniors Kayci D. Hanway, Russell D. Nanamkin, Robin K. Matt, Aidan A. Derr, Jesse J. Louie, Rylee E. Pitner, Keia M. Vera, Emily R. Abel, Lucas S. Bird, Tristan T. Shelby, Dylan J. Steinert, Khani Priest Juniors Addison A....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    July 11, 2018

Business manager hire approved for schools

Kathrine Marchand has been hired as the new business manager for the Grand Coulee Dam School District, chosen out of five applicants for the position. “She brings a lot of expertise and experience,” said Superintendent Paul Turner. “She has...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    June 27, 2018

New athletic director, teacher hired

Lake Roosevelt Schools will have a new athletic director, physical education teacher, and football coach in Tim Rasmussen, and new elementary school teacher in his wife, Nicole Rasmussen. The Rasmussens are returning to their home state of...

 

BBCC HS21 graduates celebrate success

Three local students fulfilled the requirements to earn their high school (HS21) diploma through Big Bend Community College during the 2017-2018 academic year. Their accomplishments were celebrated...

 

Bodeau earns degree

Kate Bodeau graduated with a B.S. degree in Clinical Physiology from Central Washington University on June 9, 2018. She also received recognition for tutoring students at CWU for the past 2 years....

 

Coming up, class of 2022

Teacher Sandy Hood addresses 50 Lake Roosevelt Junior High eighth-graders at a ceremony Wednesday recognizing their passage into the ranks of high school. - Jacob Wagner photo...

 

LR Jr./Sr. High honor rolls for second semester

High Honors 3.50 - 4.00 Seniors Rylee E. Pitner, Khani R. Priest, Dylan R. Jenkins, Robin K. Matt, Aidan A. Derr, Dylan J. Steinert Juniors Hannah J. Wapato, Addison A. Hansen, Stephen G. Flowers, Lilyana J. Clark, Evan Harris, Olivia A. Ludwig,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    June 13, 2018

Absent students issues at Lake Roosevelt

A large number of absences from school is a larger factor than are poor test scores in not finishing high school. That’s one of the key points made in a presentation by Lake Roosevelt teachers Brian Daniels and Jeremiah Seekins at Monday’s Grand...

 

Ross receives PEO scholarship

Lucy Ross is the 2018 recipient of the $500.00 scholarship awarded by local Chapter DG of P.E.O. International.  The scholarship application process includes a review of the applicant’s academic achievement, community service, extracurricular...

 

On the Dean's List at EWU

Local students making the Dean’s List for Winter Quarter 2018 at Eastern Washington University include the following: Samantha Turner, Kayley Duclos, Brian Stanger, Ashley Lezard, Jennifer Montecucco, Rickyna Sam and Jazmine Sum...

 

Students of the Month at LR Elementary

Here are the April and May Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary...

 

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