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Schools to hold holiday concert

The music department at Lake Roosevelt Schools will hold its annual holiday concert next week in the high school gym. The concert, slated for Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., will feature the fifth- through 12th-grade bands and chorus. An...

 

October Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary

Here are the October Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt Elementary...

 

October students of the month at Nespelem School

Here are the Nespelem School students of the month for October. Congratulations!...

 

September Students of the Month at Lake Roosevelt

Here are Lake Roosevelt's September Students of the Month! Congratulations!...

 

Snacks served as civics lesson

A teacher is proposing a change of rules for high school students that would treat them more like adults in the classroom and let them eat snacks as needed while working. An ongoing, time-consuming issue at Lake Roosevelt is not allowing students to...

 

Requirements for emergency subs looser

School updates requirements for “emergency substitutes” The Grand Coulee Dam School District board voted to update their criteria for emergency substitutes. Emergency subs are used when the reserve of regular substitutes, for which there are...

 

LR royalty named

At the annual homecoming game Friday night at Lake Roosevelt High School, students crowned their elected princesses, princes, king and queen of the homecoming court. The freshman class named Sergio...

 

New program at school will seek out, train "natural helpers"

Who does a student with personal problems turn to in a time of need? Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School is bringing back a program that helps students with problems connect with peers they can talk to about them. A new “Natural Helpers...

 

Policies on subs, transgender students under review

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is considering policies related to transgender students, as well as substitute teacher qualifications. School board members were presented with the proposed policies at the Sept. 24 board meeting. The transgender...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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