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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:

Students get souped up library cards

Students get souped up library cards

Two of my kids came home one day last year with bright yellow library cards. I was confused because they already had library cards. What's the deal?

 

Help fill a backpack this school year

Help fill a backpack this school year

The calendar may still say "July,"  but it's time to start thinking about the upcoming school year.  That's because starting today, you can help provide school supplies for children in need.

The Salvation Army of Spokane is partnering with local business to collect community donations with a goal of handing out 4,000 fully-stocked backpacks next month.  Protractors, compasses, calculators, college-ruled paper, colored markers and pencils are among the items most needed this year.

You can drop off your donations at any of the current bin locations:

  • Fred Meyers
  • Shopko
  • Walgreens
  • Lowes
  • Home Dept
  • Prime Source Credit Union
  • Advance America
  • Public Safety Building

The backpacks will be distributed on Friday, August 16th at the Salvation Army Community Center at 222 E. Indiana.  If you'd like a drop-off bin at your place of business, please call 509-329-2721.