NORTH OKANOGAN COUNTY-Wow what a fantastic fall season we have had. Our fall 2008 catalog has been the most successful yet with renewed enthusiasm for teaching as well as taking classes.
Our registrations are up 25% while our class sizes still remain low. We had a series of ESL and Conversational Spanish courses, business courses, computer and Quickbooks courses as well as the ever popular cooking classes and crafting classes. We added workshops in wine aroma, pairing and crushing which were very popular in our communities. By taking evening and weekend classes or workshops you are supporting our economy in the North County and just think, you don’t have to drive 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes to gain knowledge or have fun in a crafting class!
Our spring 2008 grant writing session was very successful with grants and donations coming in from US Bancorp, Sterling Savings Bank, Wells Fargo bank and Kinross Gold to keep our non-profit organization afloat. Funding is always a priority to keep class costs down to an affordable level for our communities in the North Valley. Donation letters will be going out to local businesses and groups. Please be generous in your donations. Community education and special interest education couldn’t be a better investment!
Our Winter 2009 catalog will be out in January 2009 with over 40 classes; ranging from Cooking Tamales to Herbal science to beginning QuickBooks classes. Also, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Oroville public library we are sponsoring an evening of show tunes with Daisy Nau and Lindsay Delmarter. This concert is absolutely free and all of us at North Valley Community Schools would like to invite the community to attend. Desserts and Drinks will be available by the plate for $5.00.
As always, please feel free to stop by our office at the south end doors of the Oroville High School. Visit awhile and tell us what classes you would like to see in our communities of Tonasket and Oroville. Thank you North Okanogan County and surrounding areas for supporting our Non-profit North Valley Community Schools programs. Without you taking classes and workshops, or teaching classes and workshops, North Valley Community Schools would not be able to offer the quality coursework currently available through our catalogs.