Before and after pictures of the Oroville Elementary School looking from the south end. The school received all new paint on it’s exterior.

Oroville School District buildings improved over the summer

OROVILLE – Custodians and maintenance personnel worked extremely hard this summer to paint and repair our schools.

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Oroville sixth-grade teacher Jacqueline Marshall (left of Gov. Chris Gregoir, who is center front) and Oroville High School social studies teacher Kelsey Cleveland (second to right of the governor) at the Legislative Scholars Program held in Olympia last

Oroville teachers attend Legislative Scholar Program in Olympia

OLYMPIA – In July, two Oroville teachers attended a five-day conference in Olympia at the State Capitol as part of the Legislative Scholar Program.

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Iverson to leave Oroville High School

Carl Iverson, former OHS basketball coach, has taken a teaching position in West Valley, Yakima, School District.

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Two seats on the Oroville School Board to go to voters in primary

OROVILLE – Unless you’re from Oroville or Brewster youprobably didn’t get a ballot to vote for candidates for local positions in theupcoming election, where local offices have attracted more than two candidatesmoving them to the primary.

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Students in small groups climbed several sets of steps to climb up to a small room below the radio telescope dish, which is part of the Very Long Baseline Array that comprises 10 of these antennae to gather radio waves from outer space. Photos by Dave Tay

Oroville fifth-graders visit radio telescope at Monse

MONSE – On May 25, Dave Taylor’s fifth-grade class took a field trip to Monse to visit the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope antenna.

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<p class=PhotoByline>Photo by Emily Hanson</p><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";'>Valedictorian Ty Thornton giving his address duringthe THS graduation on Saturday, June 11. “Looking at our community here inTonasket, responsibi

THS grads urged to create well-balanced lives

TONASKET – The Tonasket High School Class of 2011 was urged to create well-balanced lives during their graduation ceremony in the THS gym on Saturday, June 11.

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<p class=MsoNormal align=right style='text-align:right'><span style='font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Photo by Gary A. DeVon</span></p><p class=MsoBodyText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;'>ConnorThompson was awarded the Glover Cup at the commencement ceremony for

Oroville graduates OHS Class of 2011

OROVILLE – Commencement ceremonies for the Oroville High School Class of 2011 were held at the Coulton Auditorium last Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m.

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Product Fair in Ankara. Photos by Tony Kindred

Oroville students travel to Turkey for ‘trip of a lifetime’

OROVILLE – Five Oroville business students got the chance to travel to Turkey in April to participate in a product fair with like-minded Turkish students.

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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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