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North Pines' Santa's Workshop needs beefing up

North Pines' Santa's Workshop needs beefing up

Santa comes to North Pines Middle School.. and it needs some elves to help. The school holds its own "Santa's Workshop". It gives all students the opportunity to pick small items to give as gifts to their families. School staff pools together to find new and gently used small items for the students to choose from- but the inventory has depleted!

CVSD rolls back levy tax

CVSD rolls back levy tax

From the Central Valley School District:

 

The Central Valley School District Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday night to “roll back” $4.2 million from the 2014 voter-approved levy tax roll amounts for district taxpayers. The action will result in an estimated 2014 levy tax rate of $3.55 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation, a decrease of about 11¢ from the 2013 levy tax rate.

West Valley looks for input for its future

West Valley looks for input for its future

West Valley School District is working on its 5 year Strategic Plan, and is looking for public input.

One of the district's goals for creating the new plan is to engage a large number of parents, staff, and community members in a focus group format. With the help of a Strategic Planning Consultant it will host 16 focus groups and we hopes to involve 250-300 people involved in the process.

The focus groups will explore West Valley’s perceived strengths and weaknesses, possible opportunities, and potential threats to our progress. The information gathered will be used to refine WV's sense of purpose, to determine our short and long term goals, and the related strategies for accomplishing those goals.

Lilac Festival announces Fab 14

Lilac Festival announces Fab 14

The Spokane Lilac Festival is excited to announce that they have selected the 2014 Double the Lilacs, Double the Fun Fab 14.


Candidates were narrowed down from 29 eligible schools. The Fab 14 will compete for a scholarships and a spot in the 2014 Royal Court.

CVSD needs help to clothe students in need

CVSD needs help to clothe students in need

Times are tough and family families in the Central Valley School District are struggling to make ends meet. It's because of that, The Council Closet was created, a few years ago. It offers free clothing for CV families in need. Now the closet needs your help!

Students honor UGM veterans with special program

Students honor UGM veterans with special program

Students from Valley Christian School honored the men of the Union Gospel Mission with a special Veteran’s Day performance on Friday afternoon. The school has been visiting UGM for Veteran’s Day for 25 years and it’s mean a lot not only to the kids visiting, but for the men who call the mission home.


“What this does is it brings perspective that someone hasn’t forgotten,” said UGM Chaplin Randy Altmeyer. He adds that many of the men at the mission are Vietnam War vets who have been broken by the politics that greeted when they returned home.

Judge Joe Brown joins Spokane's call to action

Judge Joe Brown joins Spokane's call to action

It's said, it takes a village to raise a child. Spokane, it's schools and the local chapter of the NAACP are taking it to heart.

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 2nd the group is hosting a forum entitled "A Call to Action to End The School to Prison Pipeline".  The forum includes a free presentation and panel discussion at the Red Lion Inn at the Park from 1:00-3:30 pm. The panel discussion will feature celebrity Judge Joe Brown, community leaders such as Spokane Police Chief Straub, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Tommy Williams of Operation Healthy Family, as well as Wendy Bleecker the District's Director of Student Services. Shadle Park Assistant Principal, Phil High-Edward will also be presenting on the efforts being made by Shadle Park staff to support their students while still holding them accountable through alternative discipline methods.