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Andrea Nilles Helps Colleagues with Canvas Online Learning Platform During the meeting, the board approved fifth grade teacher Andrea Nilles for the role of Alpine Lakes Elementary (ALE) Canvas support coordinator, a stipend position. Nilles will be the point person for ALE staff in their learning and growth around Canvas, the virtual learning management tool. Principal Kenny Renner-Singer explained this is formalizing the position for Nilles, who has already been recognized by peers as the “Canvas guru.”
At the Cascade School District (CSD) board meeting on September 28th, discussion on policy review was light, but there were other important agenda items that took up most of the time. An Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) levy presentation, given by Trevor Carlson, consultant with...
Young people from Leavenworth are taking action and making their voices heard in an unprecedented movement of youth engagement in North Central Washington. Leavenworth young people are leading the way by organizing protests like the Climate March on September 25, organizing youth-run candidate...
Cashmere FFA and the Cashmere Area Youth Support Fund would like to thank everyone who supported our Livestock Sale this year! Listed below are the exhibitors and the buyers/supporters of their animal.   Market Hogs  Grand Champion Hog - Bella Fox - North Cascades Bank 3rd - Maggie Finch...

Nicole Reed, who works in CSD’s food services, sits ready to distribute bagged lunches and breakfasts to families at PD Elementary.
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...
Thursday, September 24, Breakfast French toast, orange juice, milk, water. Lunch Ruben sandwich, potato salad, fruit, milk, water. Friday, September 25, Breakfast Banana bread, orange juice, milk, water. Lunch Beef Stroganoff with penne pasta, broccoli, cauliflower & Ranch,...

Michael Good, a representative of Guitars for Hope, on the left, stands with seventh grader, Sierra Warnock, and Mindy Wall, the high school and middle school choir director. Warnock’s desire to learn the ukulele led Wall and Amy Massey, IRMS librarian to seek donated instruments through a grant program with Guitars for Hope.
This summer the Cascade School District (CSD) school board, superintendent and school administrators put in extra hours preparing for the beginning of the school year, having to react to evolving public health recommendations about how to safely conduct learning during the COVID-19 pandemic....
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...

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