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OLYMPIA-The Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite high school-age digital artists to participate in an art contest that will help spread the word about not spreading invasive species. Invasive species are plants, animals, and other...
The North Central Education Foundation (NCEF) is thrilled to welcome new NCEF Board member Jeff Kimbell from Wenatchee.  Dr. Lois Davies, NCEF President, shared, “Jeff has been an enthusiastic supporter of teacher grants for the past five or six years.  He came to know about the opportunity to...

Dr. Faimous Harrison
After conducting a national search, Wenatchee Valley College Board of Trustees voted unanimously during a special board meeting this morning to approve hiring Dr. Faimous Harrison as the next president. Harrison is expected to begin in January, replacing Dr. Jim Richardson who has served as...

Paige Runions, CHS Staffer
Lights! Camera! Action! On November 10th, 11th, and 12th, the Cascade High School Drama department will be performing The Butler Did It. This classic whodunit will be the first production put on under the new leadership of director Dwayne Allen. “I grew up in Leavenworth. I got started in theater...

Jeff Kimbell
WENATCHEE - The North Central Education Foundation (NCEF) is thrilled to welcome new NCEF Board member Jeff Kimbell from Wenatchee. Dr. Lois Davies, NCEF President, shared, “Jeff has been an enthusiastic supporter of teacher grants for the past five or six years. He came to know about the...
The Cascade School District (CSD) school board meeting on October 24th began with an exciting announcement by Tricia Lubach, representing the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA). Lubach notified the school board that they were awarded a Board of Distinction recognition, and, even...

Cheri Hobbs Submitted Photo
During her twenty-one years in the area, Cheri has worked with Orondo School District, Wenatchee Valley College, and her personal catering business. Most recently, Cheri was the Food Services Director for Orondo School District. Collectively, these experiences have led her to believe that Cascade...

The current Publication classes include, from left to right, Paulina Viteka, Cordelia Freeland, Gwen Pehowski, Avery Houghton, Isabel Menna, Paige Runions, Caroline Menna, Jackson Feeney, Rhetta Cummings, Ben Jerome, Vincent Slette, Brendan Fallon, Aiden Tuttle, senior editor Vanessa West, Jack Wagman, senior editor Alaina Wall, teacher/advisor Roselyn Robison, Gordon Jeffrey, Karina Shilaeva. Not pictured: Maddie Black, Talia Stein, Savannah Rowles, Zack Karnes, Charlotte Lynch, Jocelyn Olguin, Cassidy Gillespie and Ada Robbins. Photo by Roselyn Robison
The class, Publications, at Cascade High School, has been full of action in October. No sleepy lectures, textbook reading or exams are on the schedule. Rather, it feels like a business office, with a quick huddle at the beginning of the class, followed by teams working on deadlines for their part...

After finishing lunch, a transitional kindergartener is helped by PD cashier Colleen Charbonneau with sorting her lunch's liquid, compostables and garbage. Photo by Marlene Farrell
Cascade School District has much to celebrate this school year in terms of waste reduction efforts. While something like single stream recycling seems basic, to make it manifest institution-wide requires tweaking a lot of parts, such as supplies and equipment, staffing, contracting services, and...

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