Schools

School District to hold off on bond re-run

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board has every intention of making another attempt at passing a capital improvement bond to fund expansion and upgrades of the school facilities.

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iPads helping non-verbal students communicate

OROVILLE – Along with approving changes to the future school calendars, the Oroville School Board heard how iPads had replaced picture cutouts as one way non-verbal students could communicate.

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THS Winterfest, March 3-7

TONASKET – Tonasket High School’s Winterfest Celebration will be March 3-7. Planned activities are as follows: Dress-up Days Monday, March 3: Class Color Day 9th grade wear Green, 10th wear Blue, 11th wear Purple 12th wear Pink Tuesday, March 4: Twin Day Wednesday, March 5: Superhero/Villain Day Thursday, March 6: Nationality Day Friday, March 7: [...]

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What’s next? Tonasket School Board tries to chart course after bond failure

Public Hearing scheduled before board meeting TONASKET – The need to expand and upgrade facilities is still there; the money, however, is not. The Tonasket School Board called a special meeting Monday, Feb. 17, to try to figure out its next move in the wake of the failure of its $6 million bond measure for [...]

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Public hearing Feb. 24 on Tonasket School Bond

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board will hold a public hearing to receive community input the school bond on Monday, Feb. 24 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the board room.

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Voters approve school levies throughout the county

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Voters in the Oroville, Tonasket, Pateros, Brewster, Okanogan and Omak School Districts all approved levies in the Tuesday, Feb. 11 Special Election, however, a measure that would have expanded facilities and replaced the Alternative School in the Tonasket District has fallen short of approval.

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Tonasket School Board calls special meeting

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board has called a special meeting for Monday, Feb. 17, to review and discuss the failure of the Feb. 11 bond election. While the replacement maintenance and operations levy is passing with a nearly 60 percent vote the vote for the bond, which required 60 percent to pass, had received [...]

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M&O levies passing, but Tonasket construction bond going down

NORTH COUNTY – Three of the four ballot measures involving Tonasket and Oroville School Districts were passing as of the initial Tuesday, Feb. 11, vote count, but one was going down to a decisive defeat. Tonasket’s Proposition 2, a bond to expand and improve the school’s facilities, had 50.7 percent voting in favor (541-526). But [...]

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OSF Variety/Talent Show applications

OROVILLE – It’s that time once again for the Oroville Scholarship Foundation (formerly Dollars For Scholars) Variety/Talent Show.

The show will occur this year on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Oroville High School Commons. To participate in the show, an application must be completed (see full story for downloadable application)….

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New state high school hour requirements an issue at Oroville

OROVILLE – Requiring 1080 teaching hours at high schools throughout the state could be problematic for Oroville, eliminating in-service training time for teachers, late start Mondays and early releases, among other things.

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