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Smith Samah
Smith Samah might not be a Leavenworth resident, but he resides in the hearts of many locals. Samah, from Liberia, has been the beneficiary of fundraising dollars through The Hope Project to pay for his college education. Cascade School District (CSD) staff and students have been connected to...
The attendance for the school board meeting on December 14 included nine high school seniors. The seniors introduced themselves and shared how long they’d been with the district and their hopes for post-graduation, which included university, vocational training and the army. Attending public...
James Mitsuyasu, the band director for Cascade High School and Icicle River Middle School, knows how to play a dozen instruments, and thus he is able to help students at all levels. This year, however, with remote education, it’s Mitsuyasu’s expertise in technology that is allowing him to teach and...
THURSDAY, 12-17 BREAKFAST Oatmeal, orange juice, chocolate milk. LUNCH Pepperoni pizza, coleslaw, apple, chocolate milk.   FRIDAY, 12-18 BREAKFAST Assorted cereal, orange juice, chocolate milk. LUNCH Ham & cheese sandwich, potato wedges, apple, chocolate milk. Winter...
Cascade School District celebrates the work of Megan Christie and Stephanie Astell. Christie, the district’s speech/language pathologist (SLP), and Astell, the physical therapist (PT), help individuals with specific tasks, such as articulating certain sounds or fine or gross motor skills. These...
Dominique Coffin and Rudy Joya both have a different routine than pre-COVID. One of the most important aspects of their jobs now is making phone calls and home visits to students and families that are struggling with remote education. “I had a focus on athletics, and now with sports only doing our...
THURSDAY, 12-10 BREAKFAST Hard boiled egg, yogurt, orange juice, chocolate milk. LUNCH Ham & cheese sandwich, potato wedges, apple, chocolate milk.   FRIDAY, 12-11 BREAKFAST Italian sausage burrito, orange juice, chocolate milk. LUNCH Spaghetti with meat sauce, three bean salad, apple,...
Following the Cashmere School Boards unanimous decision to begin reopening of all of their schools to in person learning on Nov. 30 we contacted Cascade to get an update regarding the Cascade School District. Alpine Lakes and Beaver Valley were opened to Cascade’s Hybrid education model on Nov. 9...
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...

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