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WENATCHEE -The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) invites all current high school students in the following counties to participate in the 21st Annual Year of the Apple Art Contest: Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Benton, Franklin, Kittitas, Yakima, and Walla Walla. The...

Renee Moore Submitted Photo
Cascade School District is pleased to announce the Certificated and Classified Employees of the Year. The Excellence in Education Awards began in 1985 by the North Central Educational Service District and is a recognition program to honor, recognize and say “thank you” in a formal manner to...

Third graders in the ALP library listen to Marlene Farrell speak about working as a journalist. Photo by Kevin Farrell
Career options were a topic of discussion for all local elementary students recently, thanks to a week of speakers and a family career night. “We had 23 community members, including parents, come in and speak with our students at Alpine Lakes; some also spoke at PD.” said Meche Grace, counselor at...

Samantha Jerome Photos courtesy of Cascade School District
This year, Cascade School District has two new school nurses, Crystal Clabaugh and Samantha Jerome. Both arrived with a wealth of experience from hospital settings. “My background includes emergency room, endoscopy, COVID response and nursing leadership,” said Jerome. As a longtime local with...

Rudy Joya Photo submitted by CHS
The CHS Principal hiring committee has unanimously recommended that Rudy Joya, current Interim Principal of Cascade High School, be the next Principal of Cascade High School. Rudy is also the Principal of Kodiak Virtual Academy and is the truancy board director for Cascade School District. Rudy...

Marshall Mahler and Teara Dillon stand outside CHS with the donated printer. After successfully getting the large printer in the building and upstairs to where it’s housed in a spacious storage closet, the printer is now able to print professional grade photos of many sizes on demand. Submitted Photo
Cascade High School and the art department recently received a generous windfall in the form of an Epson SureColor P8000 professional grade printer. Marshall Mahler, a local professional photographer, decided it was time to upgrade his printer and donated this printer, and lots of printing supplies...
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NCW - Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that will change the lives of students in our region? Become a Scholarship Review Volunteer. The Community Foundation of NCW has over 130 scholarships, each with its unique set of criteria, to financially support students entering college...

In his annual address on Jan. 9, Superintendent Chris Reykdal shared information about student learning recovery, student mental health and well-being, graduation and enrollment data, school funding, and more. Submitted Photo
OLYMPIA —As the 2023 Legislative Session began, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal described the state of Washington’s K–12 education system in an annual public address from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) headquarters in Olympia. In the address, Reykdal provided updates...

Seniors Brendan Fallon and Vanessa West pose with writing portfolios from a college level course they took while enrolled at CHS. Both will graduate from Cascade High School with over 40 college credits. Photo Credit: Maddy Black
Cascade High School (CHS) offers free dual (high school and college) credit classes at multiple post-secondary schools across Washington state. A CHS student can earn up to 60 credits through Eastern Washington University (EWU), Central Washington University (CWU), Wenatchee Valley College (WVC),...

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