Saturday, April 17, 2021

School News

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Updated 1 day, 2 hours ago

Moses Lake School Board OKs high school construction contract

MOSES LAKE — In a brief, emergency meeting Friday morning, the Moses Lake School Board approved the $58 million ...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Moses Lake School District awards $48.9M contract to build high school

At a meeting Thursday evening, the Moses Lake School Board awarded a $48.9 million contract to build the district’s next high school, informally known as the...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Perez appointed interim Othello School District superintendent

Pete Perez has been appointed as the interim Othello School District superintendent, replacing Chris Hurst, who announced in March he accepted a job in Calif...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
MLSD grade-schoolers to go back full time April 19

Most students in the Moses Lake School District (MLSD) are going back to school full-time beginning April 19.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Royal schools to drop hybrid option after spring break

Royal School District officials are planning to drop the hybrid schedule — part-time on campus and part-time online — April 12, in favor of full-time, in-per...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Othello looks for new district superintendent

Who the Othello School District superintendent will be in the 2021-22 school year is uncertain, as current district superintendent Chris Hurst announced he accepted another job, but has not resigned from his Othe...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Wahluke School District hires new safety and security coordinator

The Wahluke School District hired JJ Calzadillas as the new safety and security coordinator, as the position was empty since Shelby Jensen left in 2019.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Othello schools to remain in hybrid model

Othello School District students will attend classes in the hybrid model, which includes classes on campus part-time and online part-time, through the end of the current school year.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Committee passes bill backed by Schoesler, Warnick

Senate Bill 5202, which passed in an 11-2 vote, would require school districts to reserve money for “future facility and equipment needs” by placing it in a ...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
In-person instructions: Local school districts meet Inslee’s requirement differently

School districts in Grant County and the Othello School District (in Adams County) have one thing in common: they all meet the criteria established by Gov. J...

Updated 1 month ago
Leprechaun luck: North Elementary kindergartners enjoy St. Patrick’s Day activities

Excitement is an understatement for the kindergartners celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday at North Elementary School in Moses Lake.

Updated 1 month ago
One student at a time: MLSD program gives kids a little extra boost with learning

Kim Morales sits in the cafeteria of Chief Moses Middle School with sixth-grader Leegion Luxner and helps him think through a long division problem.

Updated 1 month ago
Royal student wins award in regional art show

Royal High School senior Fernandez Ruiz-Cisneros said he was looking for something to draw one afternoon in art class. The resulting piece won him a $2,000 a...

Updated 1 month ago
Othello to keep schools on blended schedule

Othello schools may remain in a hybrid model through the end of the school year, with the goal of returning to complete in-person instruction at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

Updated 1 month ago
Othello schools looking for bus drivers

Holly Gross, assistant transportation director for the Othello School District, said driving a school bus is pretty fun.