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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...

Ryan Everest, D’Andre Vasquez and Rylee Jacobson, all officers of DECA, are attending the DECA National Competition.
Leavenworth’s Cascade High School DECA students should be proud. Not only did several of them qualify to attend the highly competitive national competition in Atlanta, Georgia, starting in April, but they did so despite being relative newcomers to DECA. DECA as a national business student...

Cascade sprinter Teague Duncan in action during a heat in the 100 meter dash.
The Cascade Kodiak track and field team hosted their first meet of the season on April 17 against Cashmere, Waterville, Upper Valley Christian, Cascade Christian and Bridgeport. Last Saturday, the team was at the Quincy Invitational against 20 teams. It was a great meet for the boys and girls as...

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