Oroville School Board tackles discipline issues

OROVILLE – In an effort to get a handle on discipline, especially what to do with suspended students, the school board approved the hiring of a parapro for each building to give them an in-house option for improper behavior.

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Oroville (Wash.) School District Superintendent Steve Quick

Oroville School Supt. Quick tenders resignation

OROVILLE – Oroville School District Superintendent tendered his resignation to the school board last Thursday and announced he would be leaving the district at the end of this school year, June 30, 2016.

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Oroville School Board discusses policy changes

OROVILLE – The last Oroville School Board meeting of 2015 saw the swearing in of new school directors Kolo Moser and Ryan Frazier, as well as returning director Todd Hill.

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Tonasket Elementary named ‘School of Distinction’

TONASKET – Tonasket Elementary Schools is one of 90 schools across Washington State to be honored with the 2015 School of Distinction (SOD) award.

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Oroville Schools seek $1.5 million levy

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board decided it will ask the voters to replace the outgoing two-year maintenance and operations levy without an increase over what they have asked the taxpayers the previous three times they went to the voters.

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Tonasket Middle School introduces parents to the Leader in Me

TONASKET – Tonasket Middle School Principal Jay Tyus and Counselor Josh Thayer held their first Leader in Me Parent Night Wednesday, Oct. 28, to introduce parents to the program’s concepts and how those ideas can be reinforced at home.

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Meet your local candidates for school board and city council

This week we ask some of the candidates, especially those that are competing for the same office, to tell us a little about their backgrounds, why they want to be elected and what issues and/or concerns they feel are important to the position they are seeking. Here are their responses in their own words:

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Missoula Children’s Theatre starts auditions Nov. 9

OROVILLE – The audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Blackbeard the Pirate’ will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 at 3:05 in the Oroville High School Commons.

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Outbreak of impetigo at Oroville High School

OROVILLE – Oroville School District has confirmed that several students have contracted a skin infection known as impetigo. Although impetigo is not usually a serious condition, it is very infectious, and if not treated promptly complications may occasionally occur. The infection seemed to have first shown up on several of the Oroville High School football [...]

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Tonasket School District to hold off on running bond

TONASKET – Tonasket School District Board members voted to postpone running the school bond again until February of 2017. The decision was reached at the September 28 regular board meeting after much deliberation and discussion of critical needs within the schools, including finding space for growing enrollment numbers.

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