Oroville Elementary Principal Gary Pringle gets a bucket of water dumped over his head as a reward to the students who read 7,621 books in the Principal’s Challenge. Submitted photo

Splish splash… wave of reading overtakes Oroville Elementary

OROVILLE – February has been a reading frenzy month for the last ten years at Oroville Elementary School as it is the month of the Principal’s Reading Challenge.

For the challenge, a goal is set for a specific number of books with a built-in rewards schedule. Each year, our students amaze us with their accomplishments. This year, students broke all previous records, reading a grand total of 7,621 books over 28 days (and only 18 of those were school days). Gary Pringle, the elementary principal, agreed to get soaked if students managed to read just 5,000 books. Students loved the idea and definitely rose to the challenge.

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Tonasket High School junior Peter Williams was recently accepted into the Washington Aerospace Scholars program. Photo by Emily Hanson

Williams accepted into aerospace program

TONASKET – Tonasket High School junior Peter Williams was recently accepted into Phase II of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program.

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Superintendent Ernie Bartelson, Elementary Principal Joe Worsham and teacher John Ragsdale reward students with a selection of railroad songs.

Meeting the reading ch-ch-challenge

OROVILLE – Each February the students at Oroville Elementary are challenged by their principal to shake off the winter blahs and revitalize their involvement in reading.

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Students look on as EMS Coordinator Debra Donahue explains to them the dangers of drunk driving and how difficult it is to get someone out of a wrecked car.Oroville EMS Volunteers perform standard stabilizing procedures on the test dummy named Charlotte.S

Safe Driving Awareness Month at Oroville Schools

OROVILLE – The Oroville High School Leadership Class, under the direction of Tony Kindred, successfully held a Safe Driving Awareness Month in January. After much organizing, calling and presenting, the students involved were able to reach out to students about driving safe and making our roads safer.

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Friday, Oct. 23: Homecoming Week; Football vs.Kittitas 7 p.m….

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Friday, Oct. 23: Football @ Okanogan 7 p.m….

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OHS Homecoming Spirit Week

This week at Oroville High School students are celebrating the last home football game with a Spirit Week. OHS organizes Spirit week every year, but this year’s promises to be the best!

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Friday, Oct. 23: Breakfast: Cereal,Fruit and Yogurt. Lunch: Hot Dog, Tater Tots, Apple, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar.

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Tonasket School Board looks at worst case scenario budget reductions

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board looked at worst-case-scenario budget savings goals for the 2009-2010 school year during their regular board meeting on Monday, April 27.

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Oroville School Board hears suggestions for potential budget cuts

OROVILLE – Shay Shaw, business manager for the Oroville School District, went over potential ways to trim next year’s budget in anticipation of deep funding cuts by the state.

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Photo by Terry MillsThe Tonasket High School Winterfest Royalty at Winterfest on Friday, March 13. From left to right, the royalty are: freshman Vanessa Martinez escorting Freshman Prince Kevin Aitcheson, sophomore Haley Grillo escorting Sophomore Prince

And the award goes to…

TONASKET – With an imovie slide show and talent interspersed among the categories, Tonasket High School students and Tonasket community members were given awards during the THS Winterfest Walk of Fame Award Show on Friday, March 13.

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