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Citing existing school policy, the Cascade School Board declined naming the high school soccer field after former coach Colin Powers.
At the Feb. 26 meeting, the Cascade School Board considered a request by Kevin Powers to name the school soccer field for his late brother, Colin, who was the high school coach for six years. At a previous meeting, the board citied policy prohibiting the naming of buildings or fields after local...
Mr. Kodiak 2018, March 5, is a "Night At the Movies." Doors open at 6 p.m. with the silent auction starting at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. You can pre-purchase tickets every Friday from 11:15 a.m.-noon in the Cascade High School Commons for $5. Tickets the night of the show are $8. There will...

The students of Discovery School, along with teacher Travis Blue and para pro Danielle Johnson, far right, enjoy a sunny break, and some of them recline in their handmade Adirondack chairs.
Walking into the Discovery School, located on the grounds of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, one senses this is a place of productivity and creativity. In the main open room, teenagers work out of cubicles, which they’ve personalized with bright colors, images and quotes. They type on...
Perhaps because Osborn Elementary School was named 50 years ago after a now long forgotten school administrator, the Cascade School Board has policy against naming buildings or facilities after local people. A discussion of the policy came about at the Feb. 12 Cascade School Board as community...
Cascade School District Technology Director Kirk Sunitsch briefed the Cascade School Board on the technology in the district at the Feb. 12 Cascade School Board meeting. He opened the discussion talking about the $1.6 million tech levy passed by voters in 2012. “One of the big parts of that was...
The state has changed how schools should handle medications. Cascade Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker briefed the school board on the changes at the Jan. 8 school board meeting. “The changes in the medication in school policy basically identifies what over-the-counter medications are. Before, we...
No one can argue the immense popularity of the youth soccer in Leavenworth. Nearly 50 percent of all the elementary age children in the school district participate. Unfortunately, once a child is done with youth soccer and ready for middle school, there is no soccer team until high school. The...

Heidi Flake goes over Xander’s Friendship Project logo.
A small school to meet the needs of families living in Plain, Lake Wenatchee, and Merritt has existed in one shape or another for almost 100 years. Isolated schools often struggle, lacking access to resources more readily available in towns and cities. However, Beaver Valley School (BVS), under...

Rudy Joya
  Rudy Joya strides quickly down the halls of Cascade High School on a Tuesday morning while class is in session. Joya, the new assistant principal in Leavenworth, is used to being on the move; he doesn’t have a desk job. As he walks, he acknowledges students and staff with a friendly greeting,...
  The first year of construction of Alpine Lakes Elementary and Cascade High School is coming to a close, and by all accounts, things have gone pretty well. But in 2018, the school district will face a stern challenge, basically just moving things and people around.  Cascade School District...

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