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  By Ian Dunn Editor   There are two late starts every month in the Cascade School District on Wednesdays for 1.5 hours. Most parents are already aware of this fact. The time is set aside so teachers can team and collaborate, per state requirements.  “We had late starts every week for quite...

Now that the snow has melted away and the ground has dried out, construction crews are busy building foundations for the new Cascade High School buildings. It is expected, construction crews will be out on the elementary school site this week. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  Now that the snow is melting, school construction projects are beginning. According to Construction Liaison John Henri, contractors are on site at the high school, digging foundations. He said they would be digging foundations for the next week or so, with plans to start with concrete by April 15...

The Osborn Math is Cool team. Back row, from left, Cassidy Gillespie. Row one, Jasper Bard, Ellie Holm, Isabel Menna, Dulce Herrera, Jailyn Reinhart, Molly Renner-Singer, Karsten Bowles, Sam Webb, Theo Wilkes. Row two, Tori Umbarger, Angela Gunter, Aaron Bergren, Cino Colella, Kestrel Foley and Maverick Miller. (Photo submitted by Kenny Renner Singer)
  The Osborn Elementary School fifth grade Math is Cool team is tops in the region, again. The Osborn team has won the competition the past two years. In previous years, there was a large school division and small school division. This year, the divisions were not based on school size, but rather...

Parent Jose Ortiz helps out in the Mrs. Phipps room at Peshastin Dryden Elementary School as part of the new program, Watch D.O.G.S., which stands for Dads of Great Students. (Photo submitted by Marlene Farrell
  On a recent Friday Jose Ortiz, father of a kindergartener and a second grader, spent most of the day at Peshastin Dryden Elementary as part of the pilot program of Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), a nationwide initiative to increase father involvement at schools. The goals of Watch D.O.G....
  The Cascade School District Home Link program is in it’s second year. It is a program to help home-schooled students in the Cascade School District, mostly in third to eighth grades. Home Link teacher, Mary Lou Bailey, reported to the Cascade School Board at the Feb. 27 meeting. She said the...
  The AVID program is expanding in the Cascade School District. AVID, which stands for, Advancement Via Individual Determination, helps students in school, with the goal of getting them to college. It was started last year by Malia Renner-Singer, who experienced the program in the Wenatchee School...
  The spring musical for Cascade High School is the classic, Les Misérables. The story is set in 19th century France, where Jean Valjean is hunted relentlessly over decades by the ruthless policeman, Javert, after breaking parole. Valjean agrees to care for a factory worker’s daughter, changing...

IRMS 6th grader, Alonzo Powell. (Photo submitted by Marlene Farrell)
  Sunshine spread throughout the basin of Ski Hill for the last Wednesday session of the Cascade School District’s Afterschool Ski and Snowboard Program. It was so balmy, the skiers and riders were stuffing mittens in pockets and coming down the hills with unzipped jackets flapping.  When they...

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