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Photo by Kalie Drago The Lethal Threat Crisis Training was led by former SWAT leader, Jesus Villahermosa.
  Children go to school to learn in a safe environment how to solve long division problems and “i before e except after c,” but now getting detention is not the scariest threat in the hallways.  The flags go half mast, “thoughts and prayers” are tweeted by our politcians’ social media interns and...
  The beginning of a new school year is always filled with excitement, anticipation and a little anxiety, not only for students but for teachers as well. Many students and teachers are experiencing some of this right now. Alpine Lakes Elementary and the CHS Academic Wing opened their doors...

All five board members and Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker listen intently and take notes during the Budget Extension Hearing.
Summer is finally drawing to a close and the school year stretches ahead - bathing suit lines are replaced with long cafeteria lines and afternoon swims morph into drowning in algebra equations. The Cascade School District is busy hosting open houses, sports tryouts and a school board meeting...

Submitted photo Quentin Farrell and Malaki Taub hold their 2nd place trophy with advisor Kim Gilreath after returning from national competition in Atlanta
A trip across the country, without parents, to compete at the national level, was a dream come true for two Icicle River Middle School (IRMS) students. Quentin Farrell and Malaki Taub, upcoming 8th graders, qualified to attend the Technology Student Association’s (TSA’s) national conference in...

Photo courtesy of Cascade School district Emily Ross
Cascade School District Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker said Emily Ross has done more for the migrant and bilingual programs than anyone in the history of the school district. He did admit the program had not been around long, but still it was high praise. Ross, the principal at Peshastin-Dryden...
The Cascade School Board has made the controversial decision to surplus the 5.5 acres of land, which is next to the Beaver Valley School in Plain. The Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue had expressed an interest in the property to expand their existing fire station, which is adjacent to the school. The...

Alondra Barragan
Alondra Barragan, a rising senior at Cascade High School in Leavenworth has received the Alexander Hamilton Scholar Award and national recognition for superior community service and academic achievement. This is the 13th year the award has been presented by Alexander Hamilton Scholars, a 501(c)(3)...

The Cascade School Board is again considering adding middle school soccer for boys and girls. A recommendation from Athletic Director Dom Coffin is expected soon.
The issue of middle school soccer is again on the docket of the Cascade School Board. As it stands, no other school in the 1A Caribou Trail League has middle school soccer. It is mainly the province of the bigger school districts like Wenatchee and Eastmont. Still, the popularity of youth soccer...

Boxes line the halls of Osborn Elementary School as teachers prepare to move to the new Alpine Lakes Elementary School.
It has been in the planning stages for months, the big move by the Cascade School District schools. Last week, the long anticipated big move began. In order to make way for the construction, the Osborn School needed to be cleared out, since they are moving to the new Alpine Lakes School. Of course...

Graduation ceremonies were held for the Cascade High School Class of 2018 last Saturday at the football field in Peshastin. Here, the new grads throw their hats in the air, celebrating the end of the graduation ceremony.
Graduation ceremonies were held for the Cascade High School Class of 2018 last Saturday at the football field in Peshastin. Here, the new grads throw their hats in the air, celebrating the end of the graduation ceremony.  

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