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At Ski Hill on a recent Tuesday, the air held a damp chill, mist clung to the hillsides, trees dripped, and the snow was heavy and saturated. The arriving Home Link students, clad in colorful snow clothes, and their teachers, paras and parent helpers, didn’t mind at all. “The real-life experience...
Shelly Zehm and Kesha Milne, school nurses for the Cascade School District, are busy these days. While their duties have shifted considerably over the last eight months, they are key in shaping and implementing the district’s COVID-19 safety measures. They stay on top of the latest COVID-19...
As of this writing, the Cascade School District has learned of only six COVID-19 positive students and zero infected staff since the school year began. Most importantly, Superintendent Tracey Beckendorf-Edou said, “There’s been no transmission at school.” When the district learns about a new...
Students are the greatest hope for the future, but for many, their plans are threatened due to burdens posed by COVID-19. Here are just a few of the issues students and families face today, and steps being taken to address these concerns: • The digital divide: Recent images of two Latino children...
The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has disbursed $106,633 to all school districts in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties from donations made to the Back to Basics school fundraising campaign in September. The funds will directly help students and families who are struggling...
The Cascade School District (CSD) Board meeting on Oct. 26 over Zoom began with two presentations. First, Teresa Disher, Director of Facilities, gave an overview of snow removal procedures in the past and anticipated changes for this winter. In previous years the district contracted out the snow...
The four Cascade School District principals lead through their service to all students, families and staff. Their impact on the success of students deserves recognition in celebration of National Principals Month. Emily Ross, Peshastin Dryden Elementary principal: “Emily Ross is a perfect fit...
11 THURSDAY, 11-5 BREAKFAST Zucchini bread Fruit Milk and water LUNCH Chili and cornbread Pea salad Fruit Milk and water   FRIDAY 11-6 BREAKFAST Oatmeal & dried fruit Fruit Milk and water LUNCH Chicken fajita Mexican slaw Fruit Milk and water   MONDAY 11-9 BREAKFAST Cold cereal Yogurt Fruit...

Lennea Hopkins demonstrates the joy of Double Dutch jumping, while Matt Hopkins and Micah Rieke swing the jump ropes. Photo credit: Kevin Farrell.
Sometimes magic happens with the simple combination of an idea and an opportunity. Over four hundred jump ropes, soon to be in the hands of Cascade School District students for use at home and back at school, happened just that way. Brett Johnson, Cascade School District Special Education Director...
THURSDAY 10-29 BREAKFAST Pancake and syrup Orange Juice Milk and water LUNCH Chicken salad sandwich Potato Salad Fruit  Milk and water     FRIDAY 10-30 BREAKFAST Egg, sausage and cheese wrap Orange juice Milk and water LUNCH  Chicken burger  Pea salad fruit...

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