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    An item that has rotated on and off the school board agenda for quite some time will have a final decision made by February 25, according to Cascade Superintendent Bill Motsebocker. At the February 18 school board meeting discussion brewed around the property and there are four possible options...
    The resurrection of the conversation surrounding the Beaver Valley surplus property, noting some milestones for the Cascade athletics and a guest speaker from the Upper Valley Museum - these were just three of the many elements in the second school board meeting of 2019 on Monday, January 28...

A few of the Cascade High School advanced artists who have artwork featured in the Leavenworth Library Show through February 1. left back: Bethann Gifford, Rose Robinson, Mia Lopez, Natalie Craig, Kendra Emry. Left front: Carina Hernandez-Delgado, Catie Bailey, Kohl Turner (photo contributed by Teara Dillon)
    Some of Cascade High School's artists had the opportunity to display their art to a crowd bigger than Mom placing the watercolor painting on the fridge - the community was invited to the Leavenworth library on Thursday, January 24 to the group's art reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.     "...
    Lunchbox? Check. Both shoes tied? Check. Butterflies in both mom, dad and child's stomach? Check. The first day of school can be intimidating for both the eager child and the parents that wave goodbye for the first time to their eager child boarding the bus. A kid taking on their first year of...

Poster contributed by Mandi Wickline.
    As children, fairy tales often helped feed our imagination and as adults, fairy tales generate nostalgia. Many of us have heard of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea" and Cascade High School's drama coach, Mandi Wickline, chose the familiar tale's fractured version, "Once Upon A Mattress...
    The calendar is littered with celebrations of certain dates, such as nationally observed days like Labor Day or Memorial Day. There are even months dedicated to a variety of things from July being National Baked Bean Month to October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And January is National...
    After Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker announced his retirement in November, and as a result, his resignation as Cascade School District superintendent, the school district has been tasked to search for his replacement. The search began almost immediately in order to find a promising fit by...
    The one and only December school board meeting had a heavy to do list to sift through before board members and Cascade School District staff could disperse for the winter holidays. From declaring how long board members remain in their standing officer positions to discussing drones on school...
Instead of hearing knocks at the door mid-dinner to listen to well meaning but loud Christmas carolers howling "Jingle Bells", the community opted to gather in the Cascade High School for the Peshastin-Dryden Winter Concert. The performance was filled with in tune, albeit charmingly high pitched,...
    From approving the Cascade jazz band overnight trip to addressing some voiced concerns from Plain residents, the school board had much to cover in the post Thanksgiving holiday school board meeting. Monday, November 26, the board gathered with a larger crowd than usual with guests such as...

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