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  After weeks of debate, the Cascade School Board has finally decided on late starts. At the May 23 Cascade School Board meeting, the board voted 5-1 to keep late starts on Wednesdays.  Board member Brenda Biebesheimer campaigned for a change, but ultimately was voted down. Prior to the vote, each...
  The kids in school have already noticed. Their chocolate milk has been taken away. That was a decision of the Cascade School District’s Wellness Committee. As you might expect, this decision has been met with some push back, because you know, kids love chocolate milk.  Wellness Committee Member,...
  At the May 9 Cascade School Board meeting, Cascade Superintendent, Bill Motsenbocker, talked about an opportunity for the district to offer equivalency credit for CTE (career and technical education) courses.  That means someone could take a class for say computer technology and also get that...

Trail blazers head up Rattlesnake Hill. ( Marlene Farrell photo)
  Something outlandish is afoot in Leavenworth. Twenty-eight kids are regularly scampering through the woods, hurdling logs, rebounding off boulders, galloping downhill, and whooping and hollering like Peter Pan’s Lost Boys. Shouldn’t they be sitting somewhere indoors quietly staring at a screen?...
  Late starts continue to be a hot topic at Cascade School Board meetings. Currently, the school district has late starts for 90 minutes on the first two Wednesdays of the month. Board members have been discussing possible changes over the course of the past three school board meetings.  Board...
  Cascade School District voters passed a three-year tech levy in February of 2016. Collections on that will not come in until a year from now, as people pay their property taxes. So explained Cascade School District Business Manager Dwight Remick, at the May 9 Cascade School Board meeting.  “That...

Soluna Andruss (Marlene Farrell photo)
  Every year the North Central Educational District recognizes extraordinary educators in each school district with an Excellence in Education Award. This year’s recipients for the Cascade School District are Tina Richardson, a kindergarten teacher at Peshastin Dryden Elementary and Soluna Andruss...

Annie Jr. opens tomorrow at Cascade High School. Pictured, from left, Orphans Cassidy Haile, Rhetta Cummings, Molly Renner-Singer, Claire Henscheid, Chloe Palmer Godsey, Eliza Tveten, Harper Robbins, Kaia Tande (below), and Naomi Tveten. (Photo submitted by Mandi Wickline)
  Students from Icicle River Middle School and Osborn Elementary School have come together to present the musical, Annie Junior. Cascade School Drama Director Mandi Wickline, said this is an hour-long version of the musical, Annie.  “The movie Annie, which came out in 1982, is very different from...
  Late starts and parent-teacher conferences continues to be a hot topic of discussion at Cascade School Board meetings. At the April 24 meeting, Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker reported on a recent staff survey regarding late starts. “The survey we sent out to staff strongly suggested we increase...

This is the final draft proposal for the Alpine Lakes play field includes a practice football field, soccer fields and tee-ball baseball fields. (Courtesy Aaron Simon)
  After many changes, it appears there might be a final design for the Alpine Lakes play field. Leavenworth Soccer President Aaron Simon said at the April 24 Cascade School Board meeting, that his group has volunteered to help with the field design. “With the new bond passing, we have a vested...

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