Schools

Former Oroville School Board chairman urges caution

OROVILLE – Former Oroville School Board Chairman Phil Barker urged the board and new school Superintendent Jeff Hardesty to proceed in such a way as to avoid the “land mines” he implied were laid by past superintendents.

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Tonasket School Board approves facilities bond

TONASKET – Tonasket School Board members approved a facilities bond proposal of just under 10 million dollars ($9,998,554.00) at their June 29 regular board meeting.

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Oak Harbor woman hired as TMS principal

TONASKET – Tonasket School District hired Kristi Krieg of Oak Harbor to take over Jay Tyus’s position as middle school principal.

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Jeff Hardesty hired as new Oroville School Superintendent

Elementary Principal Joan Hoehn resigns OROVILLE – After a short executive session at last Monday’s Oroville School Board meeting Jeff Hardesty, the current Tonasket High School Principal, was hired to serve in his first Superintendent’s post at Oroville School District. School Director Todd Hill made the motion to hire Hardesty at a salary of $105,000 [...]

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Board nears decision on new Oroville School Superintendent

OROVILLE – Two more candidates for Oroville School District Superintendent were interviewed last week, bringing the total to six.

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Facilities tour reveals shortcomings at Tonasket Schools

TONASKET – A facilities/bond open house input session held Thursday, April 28, featured a facilities tour highlighting needs to be addressed in an upcoming bond.
The tour was led by Design West Architect Ned Warnick, who went over proposed improvements and associated costs with community members in attendance before walking them through the elementary school, high school shop area and the Alternative Learning (ALE) building housing the Tonasket Choice High School and Outreach programs before bringing the group back to the elementary school commons to brainstorm what to include in the bond package.

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THS students heading to FBLA Nationals

SPOKANE – Yigit Karaermis, a Tonasket High School senior, and THS sophomore Nicole Juarez placed at the Washington State FBLA Conference last week in Spokane, earning the right to compete at the National FBLA Conference in Atlanta in June.

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Five Oroville students heading to FBLA Nationals in Atlanta

OROVILLE – Oroville High School FBLA students attended an exceptional state conference in Spokane, Wash. this past week. Exceptional in that two year officer and outgoing state president, Tori Kindred and Vice President representing the north central region, Ellamae Burnell, would be key players in the management and implementation of the state conference. Also special even though Kindred and Burnell would be exiting their office, that Jennifer Cisneros would be beginning her role as the new Vice President representing the North Central Region. Cisneros will preside over the region for the 2016-17 school year.

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Public invited to tour school with architect

TONASKET – The public is invited to attend a Facilities Planning Open House Event and walk-through of the elementary school, high school shop area and the Alternative Learning (Tonasket Choice High School) building Thursday, April 28.

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Chance to meet two more candidates for Oroville School Superintendent

OROVILLE – While two potential replacements for the outgoing superintendent for Oroville School District have been interviewed by the board and met staff and the public, a third candidate bowed out and two more have been added to the list.

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