[9/5/19] UW Earns High Praise

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The University of Washington held its position at Number 14 in the world on the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities, released this month. UW also came in at number three among public universities in the U.S. The University’s President Ana Mari Cauce said in a statement the rankings speak to the incredible impact of […]

[8/30/19] 2019 NCW Fair Results

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Well, one fair down and a couple before the next. I wanted to be able to recognize our students who have gave up a large portion of their summers to care for and manage animals. It requires a lot of time and dedication to maintain a healthy and happy animal. Especially my high school students, […]

[8/30/19] Lunch Time Issue Reaches Superintendent

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Washington State’s Superintendent of Schools is speaking out following a new report that says schools across the state aren’t offering enough lunchtime. The State Auditor’s Office performed an audit on lunchtime scheduling and practices in K–12 schools and found most didn’t allow for the recommended minimum of 20 minutes of seated lunchtime and half of […]

[8/29/19] Grant Extended for Migrant Program

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The College Assistance Migrant Program at Wenatchee Valley College received a grant to continue its funding for another five years. WVC first received funding to start CAMP in 2009 and is now entering its third five-year grant cycle for the program. CAMP is a federally-funded program designed to provide academic, career and support services, financial […]

[8/29/19] Not Enough Time To Eat

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A state audit suggests Washington’s elementary schools aren’t providing enough time for students to eat lunch. Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy’s office announced the findings in a report Tuesday. The state’s review involved visits to 31 schools and found most didn’t allow for the recommended minimum of 20 minutes of seated lunchtime and half of […]

[8/27/19] NCESD Board Opening

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The North Central Educational Service District has an opening for Board Position Number 2. Audrey Bessonette recently resigned from the board. The position represents the Cascade, Cashmere, Entiat, Lake Chelan, Manson, and Stehekin School Districts. North Central ESD provides services to schools in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan and Grant Counties, covering 12,600 miles and serving over […]

[8/2/19] Quincy Athletic Director Passes Away

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The Quincy School District announced Wednesday its High School Athletic Director Kaycie Tuttle passed away last week. Tuttle died of cancer July 24. She’s been the Quincy High School Athletic Director since 2016. The District said in a statement Kaycie Tuttle’s love and passion for student-athletes and athletic programs made her a fantastic addition to […]

[7/9/19] Grant Aids WVC Students

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The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation Knights Care Fund received a $5,000 grant from the Women’s Service League of North Central Washington. The Knights Care Fund helps students facing financial crisis, with funds going toward tuition, books, rent, food or other cost-of-living expenses. Each year, nearly 60 percent of the students served by the Knights Care […]

[7/3/19] School Buildings Unsafe

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Most of the 222 school buildings that officials examined across Washington state would be unsafe to occupy after powerful earthquakes. Assessments by the Washington Department of Natural Resources found that about a quarter of the schools would not be able to be repaired and 43 percent posed a high or very high risk for loss […]

[6/25/19] Free Passes From North Central Regional Library

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North Central Regional Library now offers family passes to the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Passes are available for a two week check-out period from both the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee Public Libraries. Each pass provides entry for two adults and any children under age 18 in the household. The Library group said its […]