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5k Heart Run Benefits Homeless Students

5k = 3 miles... you can do it! The Central Valley PTA and PTSA are hosting a 5k run to benefit the HEART program, which exists in all school districts to support homeless students.

This particular run will benefit the Central Valley HEART program, which helps CV families find permanent housing, heating sources, Christmas gifts and has helped provide Thanksgiving dinners for more than 60 families. Last year, approximately 350 students in the CV School District qualified for the HEART program.

For past KXLY stories on the homeless student population in Spokane, click the following links:

A copy of the 5k registration form can be found here.

Students will be Singin’ in real rain at Central Valley High School

Students will be Singin’ in real rain at Central Valley High School

This is the last week to catch CVHS theater department’s production of the Broadway musical “Singin’ in the Rain.”

This massive show consists of 75 students in cast and crew, a 24-piece live orchestra and real rain on the stage.

Final performances are Thursday, March 15th through Saturday, March 17th at 7:30 PM in the theater at CVHS.

Tickets are $10 when purchased at the CVHS business office or $12 at the door. The show has assigned seating and tickets sell out fast.

Spokane Valley Police Investigating School Burglary

A burglary set off the alarms of Greenacres Elementary School early Saturday morning. The call was dispatched to Spokane Valley police around 2:57 a.m. who arrived to find a window pried out of the wall on the east side of the school.

Responding officers saw a ceiling mount projector hanging by wires inside the classroom.

A perimter was set up around the school while a Spokane Police K-9 Unit was requested to help search the area, but no suspect was found.

Did you see something suspicious on Saturday morning? You're asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Heading To U-High

Heading To U-High

My baby (actually my oldest) is an 8th grader, and headed to high school next year.  Am I freaking out?  Naahh... YES!

We'll be joining future Titans and their Parents/Guardians tonight for a University High School open house.  This is a chance to get acquainted with the school, teachers, staff, and students.

We'll be able to check out options for classes, clubs and activities.  High school counselors will be at the middle schools this week, to begin the registration process with 8th grade students. Information for parents to review will be coming home, too.

West Valley schools install defibrillators

Cardiac arrest is a real threat for young people, especially when it comes to athletes. Now, the West Valley School District is prepared to help victims with its newly installed Automated External Defibrillators or AEDs.

The AEDs sends a life saving shock to a victim's heart and now the District staff is getting trained on how to use it. It's part the district's new public access defribillation program that trains staff to recognize cardiac emergencies, perform CPR and use an AED. West Valley installed AEDs on their campus last spring in a joint effort with Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital. The program called Project ADAM Inland Northwest is an effort to better protect our community against sudden death.

For information about Project ADAM and public access defibrillation programs in your school please call Ryan Schaefer (509) 474-3664.

Help Every Kid Get a Valentine

Help Every Kid Get a Valentine

Years later, you might still remember the rush of excitement when you opened the Valentine's cards from your elementary school classmates. A program in Spokane Valley is hoping to ensure that every child gets to experience that excitement on February 14th.

Spokane Valley Partners is accepting donating cards to ensure all kids can participate in the time-honored tradition of exchanging cards in the classroom. From now until February 10th, you can drop off donated cards to Spokane Valley Partners, located at 10814 E. Broadway. Anyone who needs cards for their child to hand out, you can pick them up between Monday February 6th and Friday February 10th. Families will be asked to show proof of Valley residency and sign for the cards. Valley teachers can also pick up Valentines for children whose parents are not able to pick them up.

 

Honor For Central Valley School District

Honor For Central Valley School District

Congratulations to the Central Valley School District. It's been recognized in the top 5% of highest performing school districts in Washington State. CVSD is one of 15 in the state to be invited to participate in the Washington State Effective District Practices study by the Washington School Research Center (WSRC).

Taking the socio-economic status of district students into account, statistical analysis showed Central Valley to be high performing on many significant factors including student achievement data from 2005-2010. Superintendent Ben Small and Terrie VanderWegen, Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Teaching answered a detailed questionnaire and had phone interviews to identify common practices performed by central office administrators in support of teaching and learning.

The study is a follow-up to the WSRC From Compliance to Commitment: A Report on Effective School Districts in Washington State (Abbot, Baker, & Stroh, 2004). The study will be published in 2012 in coordination with the BERC Group, Seattle Pacific University and Seattle University.