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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...
The school board meeting on June 22nd over Zoom began with a retirement celebration of several district employees, including Laura Gonzales, ALPS paraprofessional, Lori Offutt, CHS secretary, Helen Hoper, PD librarian, James Klarich, CHS math teacher, and Bob Fredrick, bus driver. Superintendent...
Gonzaga University Dorothy Espinosa, Peshastin, has earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean's List for spring semester 2020. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.84 grade-point average to be listed. Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education...
Despite the challenges represented by COVID-19, school closure and online learning, Angie Harrison’s son has had his best year yet in seventh grade at Icicle River Middle School (IRMS). “He is a top student, but I would not say he’s been excited about school,” Harrison said. This year was different...
Valentin, Micaela, Rocio, Maximiliano, and Augustin are all graduate students from Argentina. They came to Leavenworth, WA, to work the winter season at Steven’s Pass but after the ski season ended, their flights home were cancelled because of the COVID-19 crisis. Then, Argentina closed its borders...

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