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Kodiak Student Spotlight

Cascade Knowledge Bowl Team |  Outstanding Achievement The Cascade High School  Knowledge Bowl team took 5 th  place at the State meet in Wenatchee on March 23rd. It was hotly …

In pursuit of knowledge: Cascade High School’s academic clubs elevating education

LEAVENWORTH - At the forefront of Cascade High School’s (CHS) extracurricular activities are its thriving academic clubs. From science to business and journalism, these clubs offer students a …

Peshastin-Dryden Elementary to hold kindergarten welcome, registration event

PESHASTIN – Peshastin-Dryden Elementary will offer two upcoming kindergarten welcome sessions.  The Kindergarten Welcome will include a morning of introduction and information about …

After-school LEGO program teaches robotics through play

LEAVENWORTH – Between the bookshelves of Icicle River Middle School, Maggie, Micah and Eero, ages 9 to 12 years old, are coding a robot they built to scoop up LEGO pieces, one by one, so that …

Jennifer Graybeal, renowned elementary teacher, retires in 2024

LEAVENWORTH - In less than an hour, teacher Jennifer Graybeal guides a class of kindergarteners through five math activities in a way that engages each child where they’re at, encourages effort …

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Board of Education announced it is seeking applications for a student representative for the 2024-2026 term. The board is looking for a sophomore prepared to …

LEAVENWORTH - Cascade School District announced its Certificated and Classified Employees of the Year, part of the Excellence in Education Awards. Initiated in 1985 by the North Central Educational …

Cascade School District introduces real-time bus tracking app for parents

LEAVENWORTH – Cascade School District is introducing a new app for parents to use as part of its transportation scheduling system. Beginning Mar. 6, the all-in-one Stopfinder app will show …

Washington voters support their local public schools

OLYMPIA - Local levies and bonds are one important way that communities support their schools, and preliminary results from yesterday’s Special Election show how committed voters are to their …

Cascade High School’s Grizzled Old Men

LEAVENWORTH - One of Cascade High School’s most beloved traditions is the Grizzled Old Men basketball game. This annual competition is a fundraiser for the senior class trip. This event …

CSD Board reviews building conditions, discusses member appointments

LEAVENWORTH – Cascade School Board reviewed the results of the annual building conditions study and discussed member appointments at its bi-monthly meeting on Feb. 12.  The Board …

P.E. classes introduce Nordic skiing, despite weather challenges

LEAVENWORTH – For at least a few days, Icicle River Middle School, Peshastin-Dryden, and Alpine Lakes Elementaries had just enough snow and decent weather for students to learn the basics of …

Families and schools learn how to navigate digital world together

LEAVENWORTH – Cascade School District kicked off the first of a four-part community event to help students and parents better understand and navigate the digital world on Jan. 29.  …

Bilingual Career Night inspires young students

LEAVENWORTH – Students from Kindergarten to 5th grade were encouraged to explore their interests and dream big at the second annual Bilingual Career Night hosted by Alpine Lakes and …

CSD grapples with budget woes amid enrollment declines and inflation challenges

LEAVENWORTH - Cascade School District is facing a budget constraint, as are most school districts throughout Washington State. Even with district staff scrutinizing budgets last summer and …

Anonymous donation supports STEM learning at Peshastin Dryden Elementary

PESHASTIN - Last school year, Peshastin Dryden Elementary (PD) received a gift, a $5,000 grant from an anonymous family with the stipulation to use it for the greatest benefit. The grant was used to …

Sixth graders get to design with earthquakes in mind

LEAVENWORTH – A tabletop earthquake simulator has been testing students’ balsa wood structures for years at Icicle River Middle School (IRMS). Earthquake resiliency is a favorite unit …

Basketball in the Valley

LEAVENWORTH - Locals like to off-handedly joke about Leavenworth’s status as a “soccer town” and they’re not wrong. Soccer has dominated in the valley – the number of …

Bill Davies, Inspirational Math Teacher, on the Cusp of Retirement

LEAVENWORTH - Bill Davies is wrapping up a substantial teaching career of 39 years, 30 of which were at Cascade High School in the math department, as he approaches retirement at the end of this …

WENATCHEE - The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has unveiled the outcomes of its Board of Directors election, which is important to the region's educational landscape. This …

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