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The Cascade School Board is again considering adding middle school soccer for boys and girls. A recommendation from Athletic Director Dom Coffin is expected soon.
The issue of middle school soccer is again on the docket of the Cascade School Board. As it stands, no other school in the 1A Caribou Trail League has middle school soccer. It is mainly the province of the bigger school districts like Wenatchee and Eastmont. Still, the popularity of youth soccer...

Boxes line the halls of Osborn Elementary School as teachers prepare to move to the new Alpine Lakes Elementary School.
It has been in the planning stages for months, the big move by the Cascade School District schools. Last week, the long anticipated big move began. In order to make way for the construction, the Osborn School needed to be cleared out, since they are moving to the new Alpine Lakes School. Of course...

Graduation ceremonies were held for the Cascade High School Class of 2018 last Saturday at the football field in Peshastin. Here, the new grads throw their hats in the air, celebrating the end of the graduation ceremony.
Graduation ceremonies were held for the Cascade High School Class of 2018 last Saturday at the football field in Peshastin. Here, the new grads throw their hats in the air, celebrating the end of the graduation ceremony.  
Construction on the new Alpine Lakes Elementary School is coming along well, according Cascade School District Construction Liaison John Henri. “The paving is done. They are grading the landscaping, putting pipe in the ground for the irrigation. The earthwork contractor will be moving dirt all...

MaryLou Bailey
The Cascade School District Home Link program, which serves the district’s home school students, is completing it’s third year. Currently, there are 37 students in the K-8 program, representing 26 families. “A thing that happened this year to help see the importance of the program ... we had three...

From left, Madeline Schiefelbein, Katie Schmitten, Career Counselor at CHS, Amy Webb, Chief Operating Officer at Cascade, DeAnna Griggs, RN, Director of Nursing, Kath Virgil-Belding, RN, Co-Director of Nursing, Makena Ala’ilima Daley and Natalie Robles.
Three high schoolers took turns giving 20 minute presentations, with poise and confidence, in front of a conference room full of executives and managers at Cascade Medical Center (CMC) in Leavenworth. The presentations were the final component of their Career Connections class, offered for Cascade...
Email at the Cascade School District was down for nearly two weeks. It was finally restored on May 9. The whole scenario was problematic for the district, which like many other public agencies and private businesses, rely heavily on email. “It is an outside of the district issue. It’s a Microsoft...
Students of Osborn Elementary and Icicle River Middle School are combining to present Disney’s Alice in Wonderland this week. The show features third through eighth graders. It is the junior version of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, which runs about an hour. Cascade School District Drama Director...

Cascade DECA students, from left, Clare Nelle, Isabel Rodriguez, Ryan Everest, D’Andre Vasquez, Jose Valdez, Rylee Jacobson, Anna Russell.
Seven Cascade High School DECA students and their advisor, Todd Pehowski, returned tired but satisfied from a six-day event in Atlanta, Georgia on April 25. In the previous article, it was misstated that they were attending a national business leadership competition, when, in fact it was the DECA...
Back in 1983, voters decided to merge the Peshastin-Dryden and Leavenworth School Districts. A new Cascade High School would be constructed. At the time, local artist Richard Caemmerer approached the school board about doing something to honor the merger, especially since his two son were in school...

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