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Donations to GCD School District approved

Three separate donations were approved at Monday’s Grand Coulee Dam School District board meeting. The three donations, all attributed simply to “Raider Community Supporters,”  are: $140 to the senior class; $832 to the... — Updated 11/24/2020


Online options at LR "Virtual Academy"

Parents and students at Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School who prefer distance learning to in person school for whatever reason have a choice in what style of distance learning they choose. Now called the LRHS Virtual... — Updated 11/10/2020 Full story


School will Zoom Vets' program

A Lake Roosevelt Schools tradition will take an online route Wednesday when students honor veterans with a program to honor them over a Zoom presentation. The Lake Roosevelt Associated Student Body and Chorus will offer the event... — Updated 11/10/2020 Full story


About time for fun

A fox and gingerbread figure poke up out of the sunroof of a car to collect candy from emergency responders at Lake Roosevelt Schools. The PTA's Trunk or Treat event Oct. 29 drew a... — Updated 11/4/2020


Free meals program continues at school

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will continue offering a free meals program this school year through Dec. 18, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Sack breakfast and lunches can be picked up from 10:30- to noon at the... — Updated 10/14/2020


A software start to school

Lake Roosevelt Schools started Tuesday, beginning with conferences on the details of this first all-online quarter of the 2020-21 school year during the pandemic. Students and... — Updated 9/9/2020


School website has answers for parents and students

Documents addressing options for Grand Coulee Dam School District students have been posted on the district website. An Aug. 19 letter from Superintendent Paul Turner to the community, parents, and students touches upon aspects of... — Updated 8/25/2020 Full story


School board to discuss upcoming school year tonight

You can listen in on the Grand Coulee Dam School District board meeting tonight, July 20, at 5:30 p.m., in which they will discuss the upcoming 2020-21 school year. There will be no public comment period at the meeting. The... — Updated 7/20/2020


LR's 2020 graduation available to view online

A video showing the full ceremony of Lake Roosevelt High School’s class of 2020 is now available to view on YouTube.  The video can be found on YouTube under the title “Lake Roosevelt High School Graduation 2020,” and a link... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Sheri Edwards    School

Love must come first in distance learning too

Teachers who have been working in online teaching and learning for decades understand the potential and power of the tool called technology, but it's not about the tech. The... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    School

Return-to-school conversation continues

Schools are looking at how to successfully implement changes that will be put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a new Star survey seeks the opinions of local parents, students, and staff members. Last week The Star rep... — Updated 6/23/2020 Full story


School board briefs

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors on Monday: approved Superintendent Paul Turner’s new three-year contract at an annual salary of $128,392. Turner first became superintendent in 2016.   decided not to... — Updated 6/10/2020


Whybark receives PEO scholarship

Brianna Whybark is the 2020 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 applicants’ academic achievement, community... — Updated 6/3/2020


Alumni award scholarships

Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association selected 12 recipients to receive $500 scholarships this year. Four graduating seniors include Lake Roosevelt High School Valedictorian, Ellie Hansen, who plans to attend WSU for an... — Updated 6/3/2020


New superintendent chosen for Nespelem School District

The Nespelem School Board of Directors announced their selection Tuesday of Dr. Effie Dean as the new superintendent/principal of the school. Dean will be joining the school district beginning July 1, 2020. Dean is replacing Dr.... — Updated 5/6/2020


Internet available outside of schools

In an effort to give students access to the internet, which they may not have at home, the Grand Coulee Dam School District has expanded Wi-Fi signals to access the internet outside of Lake Roosevelt Schools and at the former... — Updated 5/6/2020 Full story


Scholarship deadline is Friday

Time is running out to submit applications for Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association scholarships. The applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 1, 2020. The awards are open to high school graduating seniors and college... — Updated 4/29/2020


School board meeting tonight held via Zoom

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is holding their regularly scheduled board meeting electronically via Zoom tonight at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is accessible to the public by clicking on this link: https://gcds... — Updated 4/27/2020 Full story


Teacher gets grant

Misty Krohn is one of six teachers in the 29 school districts of the North Central Washington Educational Service District awarded a grant related to the study of the Lower Grand Coulee recently. Krohn, who teaches kindergarten at... — Updated 4/22/2020


Scholarship deadline nears

Time is running out to submit applications for Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association scholarships. The applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 1, 2020. The awards are open to high school graduating seniors and college... — Updated 4/15/2020

 By Leona Vaughn    School

Sex education becomes a requirement for state public schools

Public school students will soon have a greater understanding of their sexuality, sexual abuse and the importance of consent under a new law passed by Washington state legislators.     Senate Bill 5395 requires all public... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Jacob Wagner    School

Pace, Owen to be honored for excellence

Karen Pace, who has been the music teacher at Lake Roosevelt schools for the past five years, and Terry Owen, who has been driving bus for LR for the past 32 years, will be honored with excellence awards next month. Superintendent... — Updated 3/11/2020


LR honor roll for first semester

HIGH HONORS 3.5 to 4.0 SENIORS Ellie Hansen, Lorrinda Richardson, Nicholas Engeseth, Kyle Edmo, Keziah Stice, Brianna Stanger, Abbiggale Murray, Madisyn Toulou, Damian George, Alexia Ryan, Brianna Whybark, Wensdae Antoine JUNIORS... — Updated 3/4/2020


Students of the month at Nespelem

Selected as Students of the Month for February at Nespelem School included: from left - top row: Nataliah Saulque, Nyla Yellowwolf, Zach Elwell,Taylor Thomas, Arianna Waters;... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Jacob Wagner    School

Sensors could detect vaping at Lake Roosevelt High

Special detectors may be installed at Lake Roosevelt Schools to address “rampant” vaping at the school. Vaping, which delivers nicotine to the user without tobacco present, is said to be dangerous to the health of anyone by... — Updated 3/4/2020


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