Schools

School board says Gap ‘yes,’ guns ‘no’

OROVILLE – The majority of the Oroville School Board seemed less than ready to approve staff members carrying guns, but the district will forge ahead with Gap training for the 2015/16 school year and won’t arm staff.

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Oroville school staff to get Gap training

OROVILLE – While it was advertised as a public input meeting on Gap training and the potential arming of trained school staff, most people who attended seemed to be content to listen to Jon Ladines founder of Force Dynamics explain his training programs.

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Tonasket School Board accepts resignations, hears reports

Tonasket School District board members accepted the resignations of High School Resource Room Teacher Kassie Pruitt, Second Grade Teacher Brittany Lawrence and Elementary School Title 1 Paraeducator Kari Alexander at the June 29 meeting.

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OSD Supt. Steve Quick

Contract not extended for OSD Supt. Quick

OROVILLE – While Oroville’s two school principals’ contracts were renewed by “default,” Superintendent Steve Quick’s contract was not extended for a third year after a motion to approve failed for lack of a second.

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End-of-year enrollment holds steady at Oroville Schools

Kindergarten Round-up numbers down slightly OROVILLE – End of year enrollment at the Oroville School District appears to be about the same as the previous school year. “There’s one more count to go… currently we are at 544 to 546 FTEs, which is about the same as we had at the end of last year,” [...]

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FFA faces disappointment and distinction at State Convention

PULLMAN – Several Tonasket FFA teams competed at State Convention May 14-16, with both individuals and teams rising to the top in multiple divisions. This was the 85th Washington FFA Convention, held at the WSU campus.

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Oroville High School increasing college credit opportunities

Oroville High School has been offering Running Start and College in the High School Classes for the past three years now. The Running Start program consists of high school juniors and seniors taking college credit courses and receiving dual credit for them. For example, a student taking a RS U.S. History course would receive five credits from the college or university as well as one credit of high school credit for the same class.

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Math is Cool team takes second among NCW Division II teams

WENATCHEE – The Tonasket fourth grade Math is Cool team took second place at Regionals in Wenatchee April 17, with Joe Thornton taking first place in the individual competitions.

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Schools honor employees at Excellence Banquet

TONASKET – The North Central Educational Service District presented the 30th Annual Okanogan County Excellence Banquet at Tonasket High School on Thursday, May 7.

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Tori Kindred elected State FBLA President

SPOKANE – Washington State FBLA state competition included over 2000 students this year and the competition was incredible. An exciting element again this year included the campaigning and preparation by Tori Kindred for state president as well as Ellamae Burnell for regional vice president representing the North Central Region.

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