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 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


FBLA group will head to state competition

Several Lake Roosevelt High School students will spend part of their spring break competing at the state Future Business Leaders of America competition in Spokane. The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors Monday... — Updated 2/26/2020


FBLA takes awards at competition

Students in Lake Roosevelt High School's Future Business Leaders of America club took several awards at the North Central Regional Competition Feb. 2. Those coming away with awards... — Updated 2/16/2020

 By Jacob Wagner    School

School board directors assigned positions

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors took new assignments at their Jan. 27 meeting. Director George LaPlace was appointed board chair. Director Carla Marconi was... — Updated 2/12/2020


Making the grade

Several students from the local area earned grades that qualified them for a dean’s list or honor roll at the institutions of higher learning they’re attending. At Eastern Washignton University for the fall quarter of 2019:... — Updated 2/5/2020


Honor Society adds members

The Lake Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted new members Jan. 22. The group of new honorees, together with last year's inductees and... — Updated 1/29/2020


Making the grade

Andrew Salinas, of Almira, has been named to the President’s Honor Roll at Bismarck State College with a 4.0 GPA for the Fall 2019 semester, the school said. Students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0... — Updated 1/22/2020


Foundation accepting applications for scholarships

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is now accepting applications for its scholarship program. The foundation manages over 100 unique scholarships that support high school seniors, current college students, and non... — Updated 1/15/2020


November Students of the Month

Here are the students of the month for November at LR and for December at Nespelem... — Updated 12/31/2019


Robles earns diploma at Big Bend

Included among the 38 December 2019 graduates of Big Bend Community College's HS21 program was local student Kristie Robles. Friends and family celebrated with her at the... — Updated 12/31/2019


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