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Last spring, when schools went remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cascade School District (CSD) invented and implemented a whole new model for feeding the district’s children. With about 45% of the student population qualifying for the free and reduced lunch program, it was imperative to continue...
On August 17, after the Cascade School Board heard the presentation about the Rattlesnake Hill project, they discussed other agenda items. In terms of personnel, the district hired Daena Medina to be the second Homelink teacher, as the Homelink program had doubled its enrollment due to parents...
Rattlesnake Hill, located just north of Icicle River Middle School (IRMS) and Cascade High School (CHS), is in the process of enhancement, thanks to the efforts of many, including project leads from the school district, Brett Johnson, Special Education Director, and Teresa Disher, Facilities...
RENTON – High school sports for the 2020-21 season will have a different look courtesy of a pandemic-modified calendar unveiled by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) on July 21. The new format features four WIAA-sanctioned seasons that will group the moderate- and high...

Thermometer
As stakeholders wrestled with the many logistical challenges of reopening schools sometime soon, it became apparent that thermometers would be needed. Lots of thermometers—so each student’s home has one. School board member Cyndi Garza partnered with Kaylin Bettinger, Executive Director of Upper...

Stages of Reopening
Cascade School District Superintendent Tracey Beckendorf-Edou opened the final session of the Reopening Stakeholders’ meetings with tough news. She had received the verbal message from the Chelan Douglas Health District that schools in Chelan County will not be permitted to open in-person on August...

Tim Bentz
Tracey Beckendorf-Edou, Cascade School District (CSD) superintendent, convened the third session of the Reopening Stakeholders’ Group on July 15th over Zoom. She first shared an update from the state that instructional hours will be allowed to include remote and hybrid education, giving the...
Of the many important topics of discussion at the school board meeting, one of the first was an update on Home Link. The district hired Shanda Holm to be the teacher. Terry Muscutt, Home Link director, explained he and Holm had been communicating daily. “She’s all in,” he said. School board...

Michelle Price
WENATCHEE -- NCW Media* spoke with North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) Superintendent Dr. Michelle Price last week about how she would like to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic in regards to opening area schools in the fall. Here, in an exclusive NCW Media interview, Dr. Price...
As Cascade School District prepares for the 2020-21 school year, it is working with the models that school will either be in-person or some hybrid of in-person and remote. The other option, fully remote education, is a last choice because of the detriment to children’s social and emotional health...

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