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Puyallup scholars honored with merit awards

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High schools are celebrating the success this fall of 67 Puyallup School District students named Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award recipients. “These student scholars exemplify hard work, dedication, and a commitment to their community,” said the school district’s Chief Equity and Achievement Officer Gerald Denman. The Puyallup students make up a third of the… Continue Reading Puyallup scholars honored with merit awards
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Gang-related behavior in Sunnyside down more than 85% since 2008

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 A recently completed district-wide discipline report has shown an 85.5 percent drop in gang-related discipline referrals since 2008. According to the report, there were only 39 discipline referrals made for gang-related behavior this year. This is a sharp drop from 269 during the 2008-09 school year. “This data represents something our whole community should really… Continue Reading Gang-related behavior in Sunnyside down more than 85% since 2008
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Seahawk Richard Sherman surprises Foster with stay-focused message

Who was crowned king and queen was not nearly the biggest surprise during Foster High’s homecoming pep rally on Oct. 18: Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman visited to tell students to study hard and keep focused on post-high school education and training. Sherman, who himself overcame many obstacles on his way to becoming a Stanford graduate,… Continue Reading Seahawk Richard Sherman surprises Foster with stay-focused message
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Harvest time comes to Cooper Elementary in Spokane

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Charity Emerson points to a sugar snap vine that’s twisting its way toward the top of a corn stalk.“It’s called a three sister’s garden,” the fourth grader explains. “It’s peas, squash and corn, and they work together.”Emerson’s own sister, second grader Lily Pasco, munches a massive strawberry nearby as other students meander through the Cooper… Continue Reading Harvest time comes to Cooper Elementary in Spokane
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Vancouver Public Schools In the Know

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Students help plan the future of the school district, Daimler donates $50,000 to promote STEM education, students learn more about careers in STEM, and elementary students grow and harvest their own potatoes.
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It’s all about relationships

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It’s all about relationships at Spokane’s Shadle Park High School. Just ask the assistant principal. Educators there understand that they will depend upon these students in their communities for years to come, and they take a real interest in them.
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