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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.

What's going on in CV schools? Find out for yourself

What's going on in CV schools?  Find out for yourself

You have a chance to see what's going on inside the walls of 3 Central Valley School District schools, this fall.

The district is hosting 3 Community Connections events designed to educate business leaders, elected officials, parents and interested residents about CV schools.

Application process open for Teachers & Technology grants

Application process open for Teachers & Technology grants

CenturyLink has opened the application process for their Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology grant program. The foundation will award $90,000 in grants across Washington to support technology in the classroom.

“With technology such a normal part of our everyday lives, teachers are constantly finding new and creative ways to use technology in their classrooms,” CenturyLink Eastern Washington Vice President and General Manager Tom Novtoney said. “This is a great opportunity for CenturyLink to help by identifying some of those teachers, recognizing them for their innovation, and supporting them with financial assistance to expand their use of technology even further.”

Area high schools help Second Harvest Tackle Hunger

Area high schools help Second Harvest Tackle Hunger

Area high schools are teaming up with Second Harvest for the Tackle Hunger fund drive this month. Second Harvest's goal is to raise $12,000 through the campaign and the Shadle Park High School DECA chapter will kick things off on Thursday with the first Tackle Hunger football matchup.

 

Students have been raising money all month for Second Harvest and each participating school has chosen a football game for as their Tackle Hunger match up. At the end of the month, the school that raises the most money will win the coveted Tackle Hunger trophy.

 

In addition, the two DECA chapters of Tackle Hunger will win a scholarship. The first place chapter will win $1,500 and second place will be give $500. The scholarships will be distributed to graduating DECA seniors.

 

Four teachers receive classroom grants from STCU

Four teachers receive classroom grants from STCU

Four area teachers were surprised this week with a $500 classroom grant from Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Over 2,000 teachers entered a drawing for the grants during 23 back to school events that STCU held for educators in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

The money can be used in any way the teachers choose to enhance the classroom experience for their students. The following teachers received surprise announcements at their schools this week:

Wake Up Call joins Toys for Titans

Wake Up Call joins Toys for Titans

University High School is hoping to fill their gym floor on Friday morning with Toy for Titans in memory of Josie Frier and McKenzie Mott. The greater community can support the student's efforts in the morning by grabbing a cup of coffee at The Wake Up Call.

The Wake Up Call will be accepting donations for Toys for Titans, which will then be used to purchase toys for Toys for Tots, Josie's favorite charity. Those who make a donation will be given a $1 discount on their morning latte. Donations will be accepted at all four Wake Up Locations:

  • 1703 S. Dishman-Mica Rd.
  • 112 N. Evergreen Rd.
  • 1106 N Pines Rd
  • 210 N. Sullivan Rd.

For more information on what the U-High community is doing to remember Josie and McKenzie visit the U-High Community Facebook Page.  

Community reaches out to U-High after tragedy

Community reaches out to U-High after tragedy

News of a deadly car crash spread fast.  Two University High School sophomore girls, killed Saturday night, their classmate seriously injured.

The shock and pain reverberated through the community over the deaths of Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott.  Emails, Facebook posts, pictures and calls started flooding in, showing support for the families and a high school in pain.