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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.

Test drive a new car and help Central Valley High School

Test drive a new car and help Central Valley High School

News release from Central Valley H.S.:

Ford Motor Company, Gus Johnson Ford and Central Valley High School will be teaming up to Drive 4UR School on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. 

If you come by Central Valley High School that day and drive a new vehicle, Ford will pay CV $20 for every person who drives a car, up to $6,000 for the day.  The proceeds will benefit CV's track and cross-country teams.  One driver per household and the driver must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.  You'll be asked to fill out a one-page survey to qualify for the donaltion.

Thank you for helping us in a fundraiser where nobody has to buy or sell anything and Ford Motor Company pays our school for your participation!  Thank you in advance for helping us hit our goal of 300 drives on September 29th!

Ready for students! SVT opens this week

Ready for students!  SVT opens this week

A new school is ready for students. Spokane Valley Tech off Sprague and University Rd will provide a hands-on learning environment for high school students.

There are eight programs this fall providing relevant and rigorous classes for students interested in preparing for careers and college. SVT programs offered for this school year include Advanced Biomedical Applications, Advanced Engineering Applications, Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, the Academy, Sports Medicine, the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship, Fire Science and Cosmetology.

Central Valley is the host school district, collaborating with East Valley, West Valley and Freeman school districts to establish Spokane Valley Tech. High school students from Spokane Valley and greater Spokane region may attend, at no cost.

SFCC will close to public during technology upgrade

SFCC will close to public during technology upgrade

Spokane Falls Community College and several other community college education centers will be closed to the public beginning Friday, August 23rd. Because of a major information technology and telecommunications upgrade on the SFCC campus all facilities will be without desk phone service, email and internet service.

 

 Facilities affected by the closure include: