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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, May 26, 2016 hi By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Home Works! parent partnership pro- gram's leadership class wrapped up the year with a class party and some last-minute plan- ning of the program's May 26 Spring Spotlight Performance. The leadership class is divided into five different clubs Newspaper, Announcements, Field Day, Spot- light and Birthday Brigade. According to Susan Brown, who teaches the lead- ership class, this was the first year Home Works! of- fered this type of class to students. At the beginning of spring quarter, Brown said students laid out the framework and set objectives of "what they wanted their clubs to be." The Field Day and Spotlight clubs Plan some 6f the school's end of the trimester events, including its upcoming field day celebration and the Spring Spotlight event. "The events are planned by us and teachers ap- prove them," Caelyn Foster, one of the Field Day Club members, said. "It's a lot of fun and you get lots of responsibility." "Every kid has a job to do," Daniel Ross, an- other member, added. "(Right now) we're getting these events to where we want them to be." The Newspaper Club publishes a newspaper with articles that tell what is happening in Home Works! The Announcements Club makes daily announcements and the Birthday Brigade creates v . • , v v cards and gives balloons to students for their birthdays. Jeanne Marshall, a member of both the Announce- ment Club and Birthday Brigade, said the gifts "make students feel more included." Brown said the leadership class stemmed from Ste- phen Covey's book "The Leader in Me" and students' learn about seven habits that are taught from the book: • "Being proactive'; • "Begin with the end in mind" - having a plan; • • "Putting first things first" - prioritizing, making and following a plan; • "Think win-win" - balancing courage for accom- plishing goals with consideration for others; • "Seek first to understand, then to be understood" - listening to other people's ideas and feelings; • "Synergize" - working well within groups and • "Sharpen the saw" taking care of their bodies, spending time with families and helping others. "By learning the seven habits, students have learned how to balance their lives, share and listen with their eyes, heart and soul," Brown said. Brown said students have also taken the skills they learned and applied them in other classes, mostly when it comes to approaching a new problem and solving it. She Photo by A1 Stover Birthday Brigade members Jeanne Marshall (con- ter) and Madeline Durst (right) prepare cards and balloons for Home Works! students with upcoming birthdays. Brown said. "Students are taking the skills and translat- ing them outside of school." Brown said she will continue teaching the leadership class and include the student-led clubs next year, "It's a great addition to our classrooms and it lends added that the leadership class has also built a "positive well to this setting," she added. culture" at the school. AI Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress, "It's also creating one (a positive culture) at home," com. Eastern board of tru By AL STOVER Staff Reporter At its May 20 meeting, the East- ern Washington University Board of Trustees approved two resolutions to help fund the upcoming Pence Union Building renovation project• The first resolution is a master document that amends and restates a previous resolution authorizing the uni- versity to issue bonds to finance the ex- pansion, renovation and improvement of university student activity facilities and establish services revenue to pay for the bonds. The board passed a simi- lar resolution in 2006 to help finance the University Recreation Center project. The second resolution is a proposal of a $62.095 million bond with $36.390 million going toward financing the PUB renovation project and $25.705 million to refinance bonds from the 2006 University Recreation Center and 1993 PUB renovation projects. The term of the bond is 30.3 years with a maturity date of Oct. 1, 2046. Revenue for the PUB renovation was created after students narrowly approved increasing their yearly student fees in a resolutions for P February vote by a margin of 1,052-983 -- 51.2 percent.The student and activities fee increased from $65 to $68 per quarter in 2015 school year. The fee will increase to $80-85 per quarter starting in 2018. The board also received an updated timeline for the PUB renovation• Ac- cording Mary Voves, vice president of business and finance, bids for the remodel project are due in June. "The substantial completion of the project is scheduled for June 2018 and the PUB is expected to reopen in August 2018," Voves said. B project In other action, items, the board approved policies that create stan- dards and procedures for adminis-. tration of teleworking arrangements at Eastern, restricts hoverboards and self-balancing scooters on uni- versity-owned property, establishes the EWU Women's Commission and describes the administrative proce- dures and eligibility requirements for leave sharing programs at the university. AI Stover can be reached at al@cheney- Contributed photo by Lynn Burns Standing back row left to right: Josh Dannaldson, Anthony Lawrence, Keenan Loughery, lan Hill and David Winters. Standing middle row left to right: Casey Reeves, Alyssa Cline and Izzy Smith. Sitting left to right: Christine Powell, Marquette Byrd, Alex Pfaff and Sydney Zapf. Not pictured: Brandon Foster and Christian Williams. CHS April students of the month Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for April. Students are listed as follows by stu- dent name, department and grade level. Marquette Byrd, sup- port services, junior; Alyssa Cline, language arts, senior; Joshua Dan- naldson, vocal music, se- nior; Brandon Foster, ag- riculture, senior; Ian Hill, robotics, junior; Anthony Lawrence, health and fitness, senior; Keenan Loughery, instrumental music, senior; Alexandria Pfaff, world language, freshman; Christine Pow- ell, family and consumer sciences, freshman; Casey Reeves, science, senior; Isabelle Smith, art, jumor; Christian Williams, busi- ness/marketing, senior; David Winters, math, senior and Sydney Zaph, social studies, junior. Westwood Middle S NJHS welcomes new chool members Forty-one West- wood Middle School sixth- and seventh- graders were inducted into the school's chapter of the National Junior Honor Society during a May 23 ceremony. Inductees were selected by the chapter's faculty council. Sixth-graders Kailey Ballerst azze, Brandon Blazekovic, Hailey Busby, Sabrina Dartley, Marley Fox, Caroline Greer, Seiya Heikkila, Garrett Heu- ett, Gracee Hill, Abby Jenkins, Haley Jones; Simon Kapustin, Lilya Kostenko, Hannah Mc- Combie, Jesus Minor, Madison Moosman, Abby Richards, Anna Ryplewski, Gianna Ter- rile, Dylan Thornburg, Josh Whitely and Adri- anna Wood. Seventh-graders Allison Adams, Brent Belsby, Kaelyn Conant, Hannah Cross, Hannah Davis, Aston Dezenberg, Carl En- burg, Skyler Hanson, Lauren Hinrichs, Steven Johnson, Maggie Mar- tinson, Landon Norris, Halle Sargent, Bran- don Shaffer, Jasmine Sprague, Corrina Stork- son, Skyla West and Jase Winner. The following eighth graders were honored for their ser- vice to Westwood's National Junior Hon- or Society chapter• Lexie Batchelor, Yasmin Bermudez-Col- ley, Trinity Bradley, Madison Butler, Riley Cart, Tommy Cook, Juliane De Los Santos, Shelby Draper, Jaiden Drummer, Isabella Hemming, Hunter Hol- sten, Libby Ingham, -Nate Koohns, Etalem Laher, Shianna Lo- pez, Andres Margraf, Amelia Moore, Kyle Peabody, Will Prater, Kaiden Robbins and Hannah Stewart. Payne awarded P.E.O. STAR scholarship Cheney High School graduating senior Shayla Payne was awarded the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Ed- ucational Organization) STAR scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. The scholarship is a $2,500 award based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, aca- demics and potential for future'success. Payne was recommended by P.E.O. Chapter AJ of Cheney. Payne has been ac- cepted and will attend the University of Washington in the fall. 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