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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.

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.