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CHENEY HIGH SCHOOL SPOKANE SCHOLARS NOMINEES

The Spokane Scholars nomination is designed to award the top academic students enrolled in Spokane County high schools with cash grants and college assistance for their accomplishment in six academic areas. Those nominated from Cheney High School are, from left to right, Andrew Jenkins - Science, Sydney Zaph - Social Studies, Rylie Pease - Math, Callan Hosmer - Fine Arts, Caitlyn Strong - English, and Amanda Hosmer - World Languages.
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CATHELEEN SCHLOTTER IS NATIONAL SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR

Catheleen Schlotter has been selected as the National School Social Worker of the Year for 2017 by the School Social Worker Association of America (SSWAA). Catheleen will be honored at the SSWAA national conference in San Diego on March 24th. Catheleen was also recognized as the WASSW School Social Worker of the Year in October 2016. The School Social Worker of the Year award is given to an individual who is recognized by their peers, colleagues, and supervisors as making outstanding contributions ranging from direct practice to state and national leadership.
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SPRING READY! FOR KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

As parents, you want your children to have a happy and successful school experience. Free registration for READY! for Kindergarten for parents of children birth through age 5 is now available. The next class will be at Sunset on March 18, and then at Salnave on March 25. Click on the link above to find the registration form.
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CHS STUDENT MAGGIE BOOTH HONORED

On Tuesday morning STCU representatives, along with KREM 2 and Laura Pappetti, were at Betz Elementary School to honor Cheney High School junior Maggie Booth for her volunteer work. She and some of the Key Club members have been donating 30 minutes before school every day to provide activities for elementary students dropped off early by their parents. STCU wanted KREM 2 Morning News to recognize Maggie, and provided $500 for her to spend on a school project, with the possibility of winning the grand prize of $5,000. Maggie's parents and school personnel were hiding in the wings when the cameras caught her in action! Click the headline above to see the video story.
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JEN POHL IS DISTRICT CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

At the School Board meeting on February 22nd, Salnave Elementary School Secretary Jennifer Pohl was honored as the District's Classified Employee of the Year. Included in the letter nominating her for this recognition were words like "instinctively making sure staff and families have everything they need and more." "She is never too busy to help, even though she has so much on her plate, and goes above and beyond what is asked of her." "Many students come to the office just to check in with 'Ms. Jen' as she has built trusting relationships with them." "One compliment I hear over and over again is the positive feeling of community that people feel as they enter our school. I believe Jen is one of the main reasons ... her positive persona creates a welcoming atmosphere for our school each and every day." Congratulations, Jen - no one could deserve this recognition more!
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PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 24

Registration for preschool students attending Cheney Public Schools in the fall of 2017 will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, at your neighborhood school. Your child must be 3 years of age by August 31, 2017. Preference will be given to 4-year-old children and, if there is space available, three-year-olds may be served. Registration will continue during each subsequent school day through June 16, 2017. Be sure to bring a birth certificate (or proof of birth), immunization records and proof of residence (such as a utility bill) when registering. Immunization requirements are available on the Washington State Dept. of Health website.
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SNOWDON/WINDSOR COUGAR-CAT ALL-DISTRICT CAREER RODEO

Be sure to come to Snowdon Elementary School, 6323 S. Holly Rd., on Friday, March 24, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Come one, come all! Admission is FREE for any family in the Cheney School District. This Career Rodeo is being held to raise awareness about the importance of college and career opportunities, and to connect students with many different professionals and community members who will share their expertise. It will be fun for the entire family! For more information or questions, contact Kim Lefler at 559-4304 or Andraya McGregor at 559-4239.
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CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES WEEK, MARCH 13-17

Please join us as we celebrate our amazing classified employees this week! The School Board recently honored them by adopting a resolution (click headline to view) thanking each employee for their unique contribution to our students' learning environment. The District is extremely fortunate to have employees of their caliber!
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WMS 6TH GRADERS SHARE AT WINDSOR

Sixth graders in Ms. Yanuszeski's Readers Theater class found a fantastic audience at Windsor Elementary School in Ms. Richardson's kindergarten class. Readers Theater is an opportunity to focus on reading and comprehending literature with expressive voices, facial expressions, and gestures. During 2nd quarter, the 6th graders not only performed plays for their new friends, but also became reading buddies. They really enjoyed their time together, and greatly appreciated the kindergartners being such upbeat and enthusiastic learners.
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