Oroville and Tonasket Schools to benefit from $18 Million CWU grant

ELLENSBURG – Oroville and Tonasket School Districts are among 11 districts to be part of a more than $18 million Gear Up award by the U.S. Department of Education to help students prepare for college.

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Architect on board for Tonasket Schools project

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board voted Monday, Sept. 8, to accept Superintendent Paul Turner’s recommendation to hire Design West Architects to guide the district through the facilities expansion construction project that still has yet to be funded.

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Pursuing even higher learning goals at Oroville High School

OROVILLE – Oroville High School is continuing a program of offering more college level classes and looks forward to a time where high schools can award two-year Associates of Arts degrees.

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Tonasket school enrollment swells

TONASKET – Tonasket School District’s administrators expressed excitement about the 2014-15 school year at their final school board meeting of the summer Monday, Aug. 25, as the district finished preparations to return to a full-length school day for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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Tonasket Schools formulate strategic plan

TONASKET – Using the results of an online survey, as well as feedback from numerous community meetings, the Tonasket School Board engaged in a two-day strategic planning session last week to help crystallize its mission, vision and district-wide goals.

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Oroville School District adopts $8.5 million budget

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board adopted a 2014-15 budget of nearly $8.5 million — about $24,000 more than the previous year’s budget.

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Tonasket schools set community meetings

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District has scheduled a series of meetings in order to give the community a chance to visit with Superintendent Paul Turner regarding the future direction of the school district. The meetings (which include ice cream) will be geared toward gathering information that will be used in strategic planning sessions in [...]

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Doug Kee retires as Oroville fifth grade teacher

OROVILLE – After 33 years as a teacher in Oroville, Doug Kee retired at the end of this school year. He spent most of his time as a fifth grade teacher at Oroville Elementary School.

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Tonasket Schools eye ACA changes

TONASKET – Tonasket School District employees may soon be feeling the full effects of the Affordable Care Act in their pocketbooks, and Superintendent Paul Turner said that he and the district’s various unions are having discussions over ways to mutually minimize those effects, he reported at the Monday, June 26, school board meeting.

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School board renews superintendent’s contract, not teacher’s

OROVILLE – On Monday, June 23 the Oroville School Board denied the renewal of social studies teacher Ryan Frazier’s contract drawing vocal, often loud, criticism from many in attendance as well as threats to call in the police to clear the board room.

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