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  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...
  Some principals love the parent-teachers conferences, others not so much. It really depends on the age of the student. Then, believe or not, babysitting is a factor here as well. In the Cascade School District, there are conferences in the fall and spring. Cascade Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker...

Christina Klossner, Shelly Marshall and Becky Goodman pack food at the Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene. (Photo submitted by Marlene Farrell)
  Claudia Elliot and Christina Klossner give endless hours to the cause of hunger. They do it anonymously.  Elliot, of the Leavenworth Community United Methodist Church, and Klossner, of the Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene, are the coordinators of the Weekend Food BackPacks program for the...

The bears are waterproof, and will be delicately placed in your yard with very narrow gauge wire stakes. These will cause no damage to yards, flower beds, or gardens. Each mauling lasts one day, and will be collected by members of the 2017 Senior Sober Mauling Movers. (Photo submitted by Erika Enloe)
  Just as a group of crows is called a ‘murder,’ and a group of deer is called a ‘herd,’ a group of bears is called a ‘Maul.’  The 2017 Senior Sober Committee would like to challenge the community of Leavenworth to ‘get mauled’ for our new grads this May. In the tradition of ‘Flocking,’ a well-...
  By Ian Dunn Editor   There are two late starts every month in the Cascade School District on Wednesdays for 1.5 hours. Most parents are already aware of this fact. The time is set aside so teachers can team and collaborate, per state requirements.  “We had late starts every week for quite...

Now that the snow has melted away and the ground has dried out, construction crews are busy building foundations for the new Cascade High School buildings. It is expected, construction crews will be out on the elementary school site this week. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  Now that the snow is melting, school construction projects are beginning. According to Construction Liaison John Henri, contractors are on site at the high school, digging foundations. He said they would be digging foundations for the next week or so, with plans to start with concrete by April 15...

The Osborn Math is Cool team. Back row, from left, Cassidy Gillespie. Row one, Jasper Bard, Ellie Holm, Isabel Menna, Dulce Herrera, Jailyn Reinhart, Molly Renner-Singer, Karsten Bowles, Sam Webb, Theo Wilkes. Row two, Tori Umbarger, Angela Gunter, Aaron Bergren, Cino Colella, Kestrel Foley and Maverick Miller. (Photo submitted by Kenny Renner Singer)
  The Osborn Elementary School fifth grade Math is Cool team is tops in the region, again. The Osborn team has won the competition the past two years. In previous years, there was a large school division and small school division. This year, the divisions were not based on school size, but rather...

Parent Jose Ortiz helps out in the Mrs. Phipps room at Peshastin Dryden Elementary School as part of the new program, Watch D.O.G.S., which stands for Dads of Great Students. (Photo submitted by Marlene Farrell
  On a recent Friday Jose Ortiz, father of a kindergartener and a second grader, spent most of the day at Peshastin Dryden Elementary as part of the pilot program of Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), a nationwide initiative to increase father involvement at schools. The goals of Watch D.O.G....
  The Cascade School District Home Link program is in it’s second year. It is a program to help home-schooled students in the Cascade School District, mostly in third to eighth grades. Home Link teacher, Mary Lou Bailey, reported to the Cascade School Board at the Feb. 27 meeting. She said the...

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