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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.

 

 

 

 

Kids in the CVSD get another day of Summer

Kids in the CVSD get another day of Summer

Students in the Central Valley School District just got one more day of summer break.

School was supposed to start September 4th.  However, this email went out to parents yesterday, and just like that, your kids get an extra day:

In order to provide important, timely training for teachers and principals focused on our new evaluation system, the first day of school for the upcoming 2013/14 school year will be Thursday, September 5. This will be a regular school day schedule (no late start for collaboration) and is one day later than the previously posted school year calendar.

Solicitor falsely using EWU to collect money

Solicitor falsely using EWU to collect money

Eastern Washington University received reports today that someone is using the University as a rouse to collect monetary donations in the Spokane Valley.

Reports say the someone claiming to be participating in a fundraiser for the Communications Studies Program has been soliciting money door-to-door. However, EWU has not authorized a fundraiser and has no knowledge of one happening in the Communications Studies department or any other department on campus. 

Kindergartners learn about community service one bear at a time

Kindergartners learn about community service one bear at a time

Kindergarten students from Chester Elementary made a trip to the Build-A-Bear Workshop in the Spokane Valley Mall this morning. Instead of taking their new fluffy friends home, they donated them to children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

 

The excursion was made possible by an Eastern Washington Community Outreach Program Grant. The COP Grants are given for up to $1,500 to cover the cost of service projects that build relationships between students, schools and the community at large. This is the fourth time that kindergarten teacher Denise Kennedy has applied for and been given a COP Grant.