A big part of Jeff Sandberg Jr's job with a band this size was to keep the kids focused and their attention on his conducting.

Monster Music Festival comes to Oroville

OROVILLE – The Monster Music Festival came to Oroville last week bringing together 270 student musicians from all over North Central Washington.

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Directors debate superintendent’s spending on reader board

OROVILLE – Although they said they support the new Oroville school reader board, at least two district board members questioned the superintendent’s spending on the district’s share of the sign and its installation.

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Parents of migrant/bilingual students gathered for a monthly meeting Wednesday, March 21, to allow them to communicate with district administrators and receive topical information useful in assisting their students in learning. This month's meeting addres

Tonasket PAC working to integrate migrant families

TONASKET – Children of migrant parents or others who speak very little English face daunting challenges when they start school for the first time in a district such as Tonasket.

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Tonasket School District preps for TPEP

TONASKET – Tonasket School District is preparing to begin its mandated roll out of TPEP – Teacher/Principal Evaluation Pilot – that needs to be fully implemented per OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) during the 2015-17 biennium, said District Superintendent Paul Turner at the board’s Feb. 27 meeting.

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Oroville Elementary School Principal Joan Hoehn is head over heels for the Principal's Challenge. The principal challenged her students to read over 5000 books in February – and they did. So Hoehn stood on her head as one of the many rewards the kids ea

Head over heels for Principal’s Challenge

OROVILLE – February means the Principal’s Challenge at Oroville Elementary where the students earn motivational rewards if they meet the principal’s goal and this year that meant Joan Hoehn ended up standing on her head as one of the rewards.

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Tonasket SD prepares to extend school day

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District continues to examine the feasibility of returning the district to a full-length school day for the first time in more than a decade, as Superintendent Paul Turner outlined at the Tuesday, Feb. 27, board meeting.

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Luis Perez owner of Oroville Community Auto talks with students about his business at the Career Fair held in February at Oroville High School.  Photo by Gary DeVon

Career Fair Day at Oroville High School

OROVILLE – GEAR UP and the Oroville School District held it’s annual Career Fair with students from Oroville and Tonasket attending the Feb. 8 event.

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Local school levies fare well with voters

OKANOGAN – Voters sent local school districts a Valentine’s present Tuesday, Feb. 14 approving Maintenance and Operations Levies by well over the margins needed to pass.

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Title IX raises questions for Oroville School Board

OROVILLE – The fact post season tournaments for boys and girls wrestling are held at two different locations raised the question of whether a volunteer coach could stand in the corner for the girls and still meet federal Title IX requirements.

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Oroville School Music Director Eric Stiles (far right) accompanies the OHS pep band during the Oroville Hornet Basketball game last Thursday night.

Oroville Schools learn what instruments they’ll receive from Mr. Holland’s

OROVILLE – Music Director Eric Stiles shared the numbers and types of musical instruments the Oroville School District will be receiving through a generous Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation grant during the PTO Town Hall last month.

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