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Construction on the new Alpine Lakes Elementary School is coming along well, according Cascade School District Construction Liaison John Henri. “The paving is done. They are grading the landscaping, putting pipe in the ground for the irrigation. The earthwork contractor will be moving dirt all...

MaryLou Bailey
The Cascade School District Home Link program, which serves the district’s home school students, is completing it’s third year. Currently, there are 37 students in the K-8 program, representing 26 families. “A thing that happened this year to help see the importance of the program ... we had three...

From left, Madeline Schiefelbein, Katie Schmitten, Career Counselor at CHS, Amy Webb, Chief Operating Officer at Cascade, DeAnna Griggs, RN, Director of Nursing, Kath Virgil-Belding, RN, Co-Director of Nursing, Makena Ala’ilima Daley and Natalie Robles.
Three high schoolers took turns giving 20 minute presentations, with poise and confidence, in front of a conference room full of executives and managers at Cascade Medical Center (CMC) in Leavenworth. The presentations were the final component of their Career Connections class, offered for Cascade...
Email at the Cascade School District was down for nearly two weeks. It was finally restored on May 9. The whole scenario was problematic for the district, which like many other public agencies and private businesses, rely heavily on email. “It is an outside of the district issue. It’s a Microsoft...
Students of Osborn Elementary and Icicle River Middle School are combining to present Disney’s Alice in Wonderland this week. The show features third through eighth graders. It is the junior version of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, which runs about an hour. Cascade School District Drama Director...

Cascade DECA students, from left, Clare Nelle, Isabel Rodriguez, Ryan Everest, D’Andre Vasquez, Jose Valdez, Rylee Jacobson, Anna Russell.
Seven Cascade High School DECA students and their advisor, Todd Pehowski, returned tired but satisfied from a six-day event in Atlanta, Georgia on April 25. In the previous article, it was misstated that they were attending a national business leadership competition, when, in fact it was the DECA...
Back in 1983, voters decided to merge the Peshastin-Dryden and Leavenworth School Districts. A new Cascade High School would be constructed. At the time, local artist Richard Caemmerer approached the school board about doing something to honor the merger, especially since his two son were in school...

The Cascade School District is desperately seeking substitute bus drivers. This bus was parked outside the high school to try and attract candidates.
Cascade School District Transportation Director, Tim Bentz, said for several years he had been requesting the school district buy a new bus every year. At the Feb. 26 Cascade School Board meeting, Bentz thanked the board for finally doing this. The school district has a fleet of 25 buses. “You...

Support the Senior Sober by buying mini Kodiak bear faces between April 27 to May 11.
To raise money for this year’s Senior Sober graduation celebration, we will be selling yard maulings with mini Kodiak bear faces between April 27-and-May 11. Throughout the week, a group of senior students will carefully place 20 Cascade Kodiak bears in the yard of willing, nominated residents for...
A number of things were cut from the high school project to get it under budget. One of those was an athletic room to house the wrestlers and serve other needs. Since the money is now available, the District is considering adding a new athletic room, after all. “This is in the high school athletic...

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