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Page 2 Free Press % Thursday, February 26, 2015 By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Medical Lake school board was in high spirits at its Feb. 17 meet- ing after the district's maintenance and operations renewal levy passed 1,433-768 (65.11 percent). The levy rate will be $2.20 per $1,000 assessed property valuation for the next three years and will bring in approximately $1.2 million to the district per year. Superintendent Tim Ames said there were some stressful moments for the district and the Committee for Medical Lake Schools, however the support has been great. "It's just been a tremendous out- pouring," Ames saidl The board thanked voters for the passage of the levy, as well as the volunteers who worked on the campaign. "It's a relief to have funding for three more years, we really ap- preciate everyone's hard work," school board president Rod Von Lehe said. While the levy has passed, Ames Participation in the activity re- suggested that the district continue suits in academic credit. reaching out to the community for The board directs the super- more than just funding requests, intendent to develop appropriate "We need to start having conver- . procedures for proper planning, sations with the community where funding, approval and implementa- we say 'thank you for supporting our schools right now,'" Ames said. In action items, the board ap- proved the first readings of updated policies P3231 "Student Records," P2151 "Interscholastic Activities" and P2150 "Co-Curricular activities." Ames said the only change in P2151 is that the board must ap- prove all coaching stipends exceed- ing $500. In regards to P2150, Ames said that co-curricular activities must have the following criteria: The subject matter of the activ- ity is actually taught or will soon be taught in a regularly offered course. The subject matter of the activ- ity concerns the body of courses as a whole. tion of all activities offered within the above guidelines. The board approved the first and second readings of P5010 "Nondis- crimination and Affirmative Ac- tion." They also approved the second readings of ordinances P3207 "Pro- hibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying" and P3115 "Homeless Students Enrollment Rights and Services." High school students Ulu Ja- mieson and Brook Koenen gave a presentation that proposed a Mr. and Miss Medical Lake High School fundraiser on March 6 to help raise money for the junior class' prom. The board approved the fundraiser. The board gave the district per- mission to bid on a Cooperative Milk and Dairy Contract for 2015-16 with four, one-year options to extend the contract. Assistant Business Manager Chad Moss explained that Medical Lake wants to join other Spokane County districts through an interlocal agreement to get "the best possible deal." The board looked at two options on the 2015-16 school calendar for beginning and ending school. 'On both calendars, the first day of school would start Sept. 7, 2015 and end on June 14, 2016. The only difference between the two calendars is that option-A designates May 27 as a no school/snow makeup day while option B has April 1 for the same purpose. In other business: Middle School Principal Sylvia Campbell received the Gold Star Award from Gov. Jay Inslee for hav- ing a high percentage of students enrolled in the College Bound Schol- arship Program. Al Stover can be reached at roll Westwood Middle School announced their honor roll for the 2014-15 fall quarter. EIGHTH GRADE 4.0 - Jordan M. Agee, Avi- enda R. Anderson, Brittney E. Barnes, Jacob H. Berman, Nicolas J. Berman, Crystalee J. Burts, Camden J. Butikofer, Katherine M. Clemens, Aly- son J. Dassow, Wyatt C. Ekstrom, Kaitren J. Fisher, Samuel B. Fix, Tayler C. Hart, Maryn C. Havens, Hyrum J. McCombie, Aidan L. Mc- Crum, Kohen W. Montgom- ery, Madison T. O'Callaghan, James M. O'Connell, Vivian Pasion, Peter A. Richard- son,~.Madison G. Stephens, Joshua M. Sweeney, Victor G. Teterin, Emma K. West, Mykenna B. Williams, Zach- ary A. Winegar, Ashlynn E. Wood, Kelsey E. Zapf and Landon D. Zorb-Seals. 3.9--3.5 - Tucker S. Cun- ningham, Sydney N. Eaton, Mary Lice Schierl, Denis A. Buhalov, Courtney A. Hanson, Alexandria M. Pfaff, Zackary R. Jongeward, Branson C. Ab- bey, Daniel A. DeVera, Caitlin M. Nearing, Navi L. Nielsen, Anders D. Nielson, Zachary A. Pomranky, Justin D. Pru- ett, Trevor S. Stewart, Carla A. Thorson, Alexa R. Wing, Abby N. Wood, Jonathon C. Bishun, Alexandria J. Eding- ton, Brayden R. Landt, Kath- eriana T. Schumacher, Kayla M. Singer, Jasmine D. Daily, Thomas J. Baycroft, Jacob H. Riggs, James J. Magill, Avery T. Minnick, Winter M. Coo- per, Layci K. Thieschafer, La- tai D. McGill, Jaedyn L. Brady, Ethan B. Drury, Jonathan M. Hill, Noah G. Rardon, Desiree M. Rose, Megan N. Hagensen and Allias S. Ahenakew. 3.4-3.0 -- Logan R. Ray, Ariana J: Edington, Eden A. Mora, Daniel J. Adams, Loren A. Torres-Miller, Caitlyn E. Warren, Logan B. Applegate, Gabrielle M. Nguyen, An- drew M. Rushing, Alexander P. Kimbrell, Jory R. Pryor, Shonto (Ashkii) Pete, Tyler G. Beaty, Rayanne L. Wolf, Ethan E. Campbell-Little, Nickoless D. Triplett, Cam- den C. Verstrate, Logan A. Hall, Carlos A. Barrera Vil- lasenor, Trinity H. Godfrey, Jesse A. Villarreal, Ryan J. Reimer-Golden, Tishiana I. Messee, Nolan J. Shunn, Brooklyn L. Anderson and Cheyanne M. Nuorala. SEVENTH GRADE 4.0 - Sierra C. Burton, Riley V. Carr, Selena M. Da- vis, Juliane G. De Los Santos, Shelby M. Draper, Colton J. Foster, Chloe L. Huggins, Elizabeth A. Ingham, Andres S. Margraf; Kendra R. Matson, Zachary D. McRitchie, Kyle W. Peabody, Tim Polishchuk and Kaiden C. Robbins. 3.9-3.5 - Gabrielle A. Sands, Jaiden E. Drummer, Hannah E. Stewart, Yasmin Bermudez-Colley, Amelia K. Moore, Michelle L. Pitcher, Nathan E. Koohns, Etalem E. Laher, Alexia J. Batchelor, Atrena R. Gregory, Nathan D. Voss, Abigail M. Kas- parek, Shianna D. Lopez, Garner M. Prior, Thomas A. Cook, Isabella R. Hemming, Amanda D. Moreno, Shalla J. Treffry, Wyatt J. McNitt, Sienna R. Spencer, Joseph L. Sarsozo, Hailee M. Baker, Brandon C. Epperson, Ha- ven N. Nickens, Madison N. Butler, Logan K. Krantz, William D. Prater, Sidnie E. Pacheco, Elijah W. Carroll, Daniel P. Eing and Angelina A. Mayerchuk. 3.4-3.0 - AdrianR. Cleaver, Hannah N. Goforth, Omar J. Jones, Margarita V. Vasilyev,' Kiearra M. O'Neal, Abbey J. Gir- ouard, Kelly R. Goforth, Madison G. Warren, Jonathan A. Hoff- man, Trinity R. Bradley, Nicole P. Bumett, Adelina V. Totmin, Alivia R. Gunion, Caleb T. Stehr, Ryleigh J. Bowes, Elizabeth A. Counts, Charlotte Bigelow, Devin J. Holmquist, Matthew G. Ry- plewsk, Vincent P. Terrile, Bing A. Chavez, Brandon J. Hill, Ze- riah L. Staley, Bethany N. Fisher, Alden P. Smith, Stephen P. Zus- man, April M. Gregory, Serafin F. Rodriguez, Kaiden E. Custer, Ezekiel E. Wohali, Jacqueline R. Hanes, Avery E. 13ecker, Michael R. Brock, Mackenzie M. Hart, Heather L. Jackson, Jaegar C. Kane, Alex J. Long and Kylee R. Mdlligan. SIXTH GRADE 4.0 -- Makenna M. Benson, Dusten T. Butikofer, Hannah L. Cross, Paige E. Dalrymple, Emma J. Evans, Sara C. Gra- ham, Cade C. Harris, Dawson T. Heuett, Steven R. John- son, Elissa R. Jones, Lauren A. O'Callaghan, Alaina J. O'Connell, Anna E. Richard- son, Jaela D. Thornburg and Jase C. Winner. 3.9-3.5 -- Cole R. Omlin, Sulamita A. Sinyakov, Stu- art A. Crawford, Jennifer S. Swisher, Veronica V. Turko, Skyler B. Hanson, Jason W. [nman, Callie J. Lamb, Halle J. Sargent, [nnessa K. Sipko, Jamie L. Sprague, Skyla M. West, Hannah M. Young, Vladis M. Zetchov, Theresa (Aurie) S. Schulz, Rachelle J. Dean, Hannah R. Davis, Kley D. Davis, Lau- Photos by John McCallum Sowing and hooping Snowdon Elementary School second-grade student Morgan Ray plants herbs in her spe- cially prepared pot while fourth-grader Sienna Kri- zenesky demonstrates her Hula Hoop skills in activities taking place last Thursday at the school as part of National Healthy Heart month. ren A. Hinrichs, Jasmine R. Sprague, Henry C. Browne III, Evelina V. Kozhokaru, Brent C. Belsby, Gabriel M. Faught, Anna M. Minka, Kevin E. Nesterov, Marga- ret R. Martinson, Corrina M. Storkson, Camerofi M. Vietzke, Marisa G. Daceus, Awna C. Reese, Annica C. Grace, Peter L. Hampson, Stephanie N. Smith, Arianna J. McElyea, Faith Y. Boyle, Seth M. Johnson, Angel D. Johnston, Elizabeth G. DeLa- Cruz, Maxwell G. Minnick, Villalobos, Tylin M. Hertel, Hailee J. DeShazer, Moha- Alexander J. Oltmer, Seth J. Burris, Kaylee R. Lienhard, Samuel C. Campos, Joey M. Jones, Megan L. Memea, Grace V. Sands, William (Seth) S. Arndt, Kale O. Ab- bey, Maggie R. 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