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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...
The Cascade Track and Field team competed in the annual Cashmere Invitational last Saturday. Head Coach Bill Davies said it was a great day for all the athletes. The girls placed fourth out of 17 teams. Senior Ashley Parton had an outstanding day, winning the 300 hurdles, taking fourth in the 100...
School construction in the Cascade School District is progressing well and should be finished in the next couple months. That is, the construction on Alpine Lakes Elementary and the first phase of Cascade High School will be finished in June, according to School District Construction Liaison John...

Cascade players struggle to make the play at first base.
The Cascade Kodiak baseball team started the season 3-0, but they’ve lost the past three games to even their record at 3-3. On March 27, Cascade hosted a non-league game against Cle Elum. Cascade jumped out to a 7-1 lead only to lose 13-9. Coach Mike Kelly was saving his top arms for the upcoming...
The Cascade School District has adopted a Threat Response Protocol for addressing student threats from any school in the district. At the March 26 Cascade School Board meeting, Special Ed Director Brett Johnson gave a presentation on the newly adopted protocol. Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker...

Some P.D. students sample cubes of guava and quince jellies in the Mexico room.
On a recent Tuesday night, students returned to Peshastin Dryden (P.D.) Elementary for a taste of the exotic and a glimpse at cultures from around the globe. Kids learned about 12 different cultures through food, music, dance, games and art. The goal of the night? To get up to 12 stamps on their...
2018 Mr. Kodiak, Stefan Zucktriegel. His brother, Martin, was first Mr. Kodiak winner nine years ago. And the brother accompanied Stefan’s dance the Schuhplattler with his accordion.
The Cascade High School drama department is taking yet another bold step with their upcoming production of the Stephen Sondheim musical, Into the Woods. Originally a Broadway play, the production was made into movie in 2014, which of course, gives the show much visibility. “It has some visibility...

Lydig Construction of Spokane was the low bidder on the Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School Project. Construction on the school is expected to start when school is out.
Good news came to the Cascade School District on Feb. 27, when bids were received on the Peshastin Dryden Elementary School project. All the bids were within budget. Three companies bid on the project, Lydig Construction of Spokane, which is currently building the high school, Fowler General...

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