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Construction continues on Alpine Lakes Elementary School. (File photo)
  Cascade School District officials met with officials from Chelan County recently over issues related to street improvements outside the Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School which is to be remodeled in the coming year.  School District Liaison John Henrí said they felt what the county was asking...
  Following up on the Aug. 21 school board meeting regarding policies related to absences and classroom management, the Cascade School Board has approved new rules in those areas.  Cascade Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker said Washington state has the second highest absentee rate in the country.  “...
  Cascade High School teacher Dane Lewman is teaching a new class this semester, Intro to Computer Science. Like he did in Manson, Lewman is enlisting help from the TEALS program, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools.  It involves having tech industry professionals help...
  Cascade School Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker said the state has come out with more definitions on excused/unexcused absences. Some of the recommendations were already implemented by the district,  As far as the excused absences, it can be authorized by a staff member when affected teachers are...
  Even though school is back in session, construction proceeds at Cascade High School and Alpine Lakes Elementary School. Construction Liaison John Henri briefed the school board at the Aug. 21 meeting.  The floors in the main and auxiliary gyms will be ready by Sept. 8. The roof work is complete...

The masonry work on the multipurpose building is mostly completed, according to Construction Liaison John Henri. The structural steel is mostly in place, as well. (Ian Dunn photo)
  School construction is continuing across the Cascade School District as buildings are taking shape now at Alpine Lakes Elementary School and Cascade High School. At Alpine Lakes, Construction Liaison John Henri said the multipurpose room is essentially finished.  “The structural steel for the...
  This event was the brainchild of marketing wiz Jennifer Korfiatis, who works for both North Central Educational Service District and the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. A stuff-the-bus event is planned to gather school supplies for the Cascade School District.  The ESD often does school supply...

This is a view of the high school construction. Everything is currently proceeding on schedule. Excavators did find some bad material underground initially, which had to be removed. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  Construction of Cascade High School and Alpine Lakes Elementary School is progressing well, according School District Construction Liaison John Henri.  The high school is being constructed in several phases, by Lydig Construction.  “The first phase is the academic wing, where you can now see the...

These are the Exceptional Friends award winners. From left, Lisa Worthen, Eric Worthen, Dwight Remick, Ian Dunn, Tim Bentz, Margaret Marson, Laurie Peek, Ken Marson. (Photos submitted by Tim Lawless)
  It has been my honor to serve as the special education director for the Cascade School District these past seven years. There are so many outstanding people who live in our community who make other people’s lives better just for having known them. The Special Education Team at Cascade School...

These are the IRMS Speechfest contestants. Back row, from left, Evan Butruille, Coco Zehm, Brendan Fallon, Ryder Munly, Berg Zednick. Front row, Kaston Dillon, Malakai Taub, Miles Hunt, Rebecca Booth. (Photo submitted by Marlene Farrell)
  On June 9, a group of brave sixth graders, seven boys and two girls, sat on the stage at Icicle River Middle School, looking down upon their assembled peers. They were in a row in the order of the speeches they were just about to give. The occasion? The 21st annual Speechfest, held in the Cascade...

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