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Fourth graders to learn to swim at Veranda Pool

Poynter hired as new second grade teacher OROVILLE – Following the news Veranda Beach Resort’s homeowners association had raised several thousands of dollars for the Oroville Elementary, Superintendent Steve Quick announced that the resort had offered the use of the pool for swimming lessons for fourth graders.” They had a big fund raiser with the [...]

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Oroville School Board OKs eighth graders in some high school sports

OROVILLE – After tabling the issue two weeks ago, the Oroville School Board approved a one-year pilot program allowing eighth graders to participate in high school sports. The eighth graders can only play in sports that do not offer junior high teams in these particular sports though. And, the decision has to be approved by [...]

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Oroville School Board approves $1.2 million capital levy

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board approved a three-year capital improvement levy of $1,200,129 to put a new roof on the elementary school.

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‘Report Night’ at Tonasket School Board meeting

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, featured a number of reports, as well as announcements of several personnel hirings and a pair resignations by longtime district employees.

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Todd Hill takes the oath of office for the Oroville School Board. Hill was selected to fill the spot vacated by Christina Rise, who resigned her position after moving from her region of the district into another from which she wasn't elected. Photo by Gar

Todd Hill selected as new school board member

OROVILLE – Todd Hill, an Oroville police officer and father of four, was selected to fill the seat vacated by Christina Rise on the Oroville School Board.

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Jasmine Grangroth, Cierra Williams and Co-Valedictorian Michelle Timmerman sing the National Anthem to open Saturday's graduation.

Tonasket celebrates Class of 2012

TONASKET – Tonasket High School’s Class of 2012 topped off its senior year with graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 9, fittingly displaying its flair for the artistic throughout the commencement ceremony.

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Graduate Katy Smith and her  sister Tracy and graduate Nick Perez. Photo by  Gary DeVon

OHS graduates 52 in Class of 2012

OROVILLE – The Oroville High School Class of 2012 graduated 52 students in a ceremony held at the Coulton Auditorium on Saturday, June 2.

Heather Galvan, the class valedictorian, received the Glover Cup, which is awarded to the student who best represents, the “spirit of Americanism.” Liliana Castrejon-Perez was the class salutatorian.

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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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