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The possibility of allowing students direct participation with school board activity, the possibility of a fire district buying a portion of school property and the possibilities the construction on Cascade schools will offer for students' learning and activities - these are all items discussed...
Despite it being a false alarm, the Cascade School District and local surrounding law enforcement agencies wasted no time in launching an investigation and safety precautions. On Friday, October 19, a concerned student approached Cascade High School administration about a social media post that...

(Photo credit: Kalie Drago) Avette Demoor points prop at Duncan Allen, Leora Aurilo and Isaac Tveten at practice for the upcoming fall play.
Cascade students, families and the surrounding community can find some warmth from the chilly weather, along with finding some comic relief from the usual spooky, scary Halloween-esque season. Featured in the new Cascade auditorium, Cascade High School will present an evening of 3 comedic one-acts...
  With fresh tans and hesitation to begin homework again, students have settled back into the brightly lit hallways and got back into the groove.  On the cusp of a new school year, the Cascade School District addressed how the beginning of the year has unraveled to reveal a successful first couple...

Photo by Kalie Drago The Lethal Threat Crisis Training was led by former SWAT leader, Jesus Villahermosa.
  Children go to school to learn in a safe environment how to solve long division problems and “i before e except after c,” but now getting detention is not the scariest threat in the hallways.  The flags go half mast, “thoughts and prayers” are tweeted by our politcians’ social media interns and...
  The beginning of a new school year is always filled with excitement, anticipation and a little anxiety, not only for students but for teachers as well. Many students and teachers are experiencing some of this right now. Alpine Lakes Elementary and the CHS Academic Wing opened their doors...

All five board members and Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker listen intently and take notes during the Budget Extension Hearing.
Summer is finally drawing to a close and the school year stretches ahead - bathing suit lines are replaced with long cafeteria lines and afternoon swims morph into drowning in algebra equations. The Cascade School District is busy hosting open houses, sports tryouts and a school board meeting...

Submitted photo Quentin Farrell and Malaki Taub hold their 2nd place trophy with advisor Kim Gilreath after returning from national competition in Atlanta
A trip across the country, without parents, to compete at the national level, was a dream come true for two Icicle River Middle School (IRMS) students. Quentin Farrell and Malaki Taub, upcoming 8th graders, qualified to attend the Technology Student Association’s (TSA’s) national conference in...

Photo courtesy of Cascade School district Emily Ross
Cascade School District Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker said Emily Ross has done more for the migrant and bilingual programs than anyone in the history of the school district. He did admit the program had not been around long, but still it was high praise. Ross, the principal at Peshastin-Dryden...
The Cascade School Board has made the controversial decision to surplus the 5.5 acres of land, which is next to the Beaver Valley School in Plain. The Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue had expressed an interest in the property to expand their existing fire station, which is adjacent to the school. The...

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