HONORING BOARD MEMBER RICHARD MOUNT
On Wednesday, November 18th, community and staff members gathered at Cheney Middle School following the School Board meeting to honor Richard Mount's 18 years of service to the students of the Cheney Public Schools. CMS had power, and even though their homes may not have had power, people turned out to thank him personally for all he has done over the years. The Nutrition Services staff and Chef Klinkenberg provided the refreshments, and School Board President Henry Browne, Vice-President Suzanne Dolle, and Board member Marcie Estrellado spoke individually about Mr. Mount's contributions to the District. We know that he will still be an active member of our school community. Thank you so much, Mr. Mount!
Cheney Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 25, 26 and 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. School will resume on Monday, November 30. We wish all staff, students and families safe travels during this holiday break, and special times with family and friends.
JOIN BUSINESS AFTER SCHOOL COMPUTER SCIENCE WEEK DEC. 7-11
Greater Spokane Inc. is sponsoring another career-connected learning opportunity for students in grades 8-12. Check out their website, and register for a workshop providing on-site awareness of Spokane's high-demand industry sectors highlighting new technology, research, development and innovation. These workshops also provide an understanding of the curriculum and technology used in specific business applications, an understanding of a real-life work-based experience, and the demand for highly skilled workers in STEM disciplines.
BETZ ELEMENTARY STUDENTS HONOR VETERANS
The Veterans' Day Assembly at Betz Elementary School was well-attended. As part of their annual assembly, Betz has a tradition of setting up the "Lost Soldier" table, which means a great deal to veterans. So many were present, and students made certain they knew how appreciated they are.
CHENEY HIGH SCHOOL BLACKHAWK HOLIDAY BAZAAR
This fund-raiser for our high school clubs will take place on Saturday, December 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, and on Sunday, December 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Be sure to check it out. There will be some amazing things offered for sale by our students.
At the Girls Swimming State Championships in Federal Way, Makenzie Norman took 1st Place in the 50 Yard Freestyle and 1st Place in the 100 Yard Free Style; Alexis Schmidt took 5th Place in the 100 Yard Butterfly and 5th Place in the 200 Yard Individual Medley; and the Relay Team of Courtney Hanson, Meghan Krantz, Makenzie Norman and Alexis Schmidt took 6th Place in the 400 Yard Relay and 10th Place in the 200 Yard Relay. Cheney High School swimmers took 9th place as a team. We are very proud of all of you!
THANK YOU, GARDENERS OF CHENEY
The Cheney FFA sends a big thank-you to the Gardeners of Cheney for their generous donation of $500. The check was awarded at the group's monthly meeting on November 9th in support of horticulture instruction at CHS. The money will be used to make improvements to the greenhouse and purchase seeds, plant material and supplies that will be used in both the Greenhouse Management and Floral Design classes to teach students about propagation, crop production and post-harvest care. The District deeply appreciates their continued support of our students.
VETERANS' DAY ASSEMBLY AT WESTWOOD
On Tuesday, Westwood Middle School students honored over 120 veterans at their annual Veterans' Day Assembly. The Wolverine Pride leadership group planned and presented the assembly, and pulled off this very meaningful and beautiful recognition of our country's heroes in such a way that we can all be very, very proud. Thank you veterans!
FREE PRE-SCHOOL OFFERED BY ECEAP
The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program offers a free pre-school program at Windsor Elementary School and Airway Heights Community Center. This wonderful state-funded program is available to income-eligible 3 and 4 year-olds, and encourages families to be involved in their child's education. There are still a few spots open! If you are interested in participating, please contact Shannon Griffiths at 954-1465, email@example.com or Maira Orozco at the Windsor site at 863-2048 and complete the application.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Building Collaboration Day District-wide
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CHS Craft Bazaar
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sunset PTO Movie Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CHS Band/Choir Winter Concert
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM School Board Meeting at Betz
The Cheney School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, economic status, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination.
Title IX/Chapter 28A.640 Officer/
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator/ADA Coordinator
Mr. Sean Dotson, Associate Superintendent, Cheney School District, 12414 S. Andrus Rd., Cheney, WA 99004, Phone: 559-4550
Section 504 Coordinator
Ms. Kristi Thurston, Director, Student Support
Services, 12414 S. Andrus Rd., Cheney, WA 99004,