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CHENEyFREE PRESS, .............. # .... Thursday, August 13, 2015 ....... :*"i'?~:~f',~ ~;,~"~;i) ', 'Y~i li By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney Outreach Center is asking the community for help in providing needed school supplies for children who will be beginning and returning to school in about four weeks. Outreach's annual drive is not only seeking donations of new and used school supplies, but is also asking families with children in need of supplies to sign up. Outreach volunteer Sally Shamp said the organization provided supplies to over 100 children during last year's drive, and hopes to service more this year. Donations of supplies or money should be dropped off at the Outreach office, located at 616 Third St., below the Wren Pierson Community Center, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Monetary donations can also be mailed to Outreach at P.O. Box 444, Cheney, WA 99004, with checks made out to Cheney Outreach Center. Donations need to be received no later than Thursday, Aug. 20, although Shamp added that monetary contributions received after that date are welcome and still very useful. "We do run out at the last minute and try to purchase more (school) items," she said. To sign up to receive school supplies, parents need to visit the Outreach office by no later than Aug. 20. Families living within the distribution area, which is bordered by Hallett Road on the north and Interstate 90 on the west, should bring proof of residency/children in Cheney School District 360, social security card, photo identifi- cation and proof of income when they sign up. Shamp said those families may also be eligible for other services. Distribution of supplies takes place Aug. 25 and Aug. 26. Items may still be available after that, but on a limited basis. People are welcome to donate individual items, or backpacks full of the needed supplies. "It means a lot to all these kids," Shamp said. John McCallum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. ical La receive By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Medical Lake School District has al- ways worked to support the academic needs of its students. Now it's getting some extra help in providing support for its 882 military stu- dents. The district received a grant from the Depart- ment of Defense Educa- tion Activity that will help staff support the social and emotional, as well as the academic, needs of military stu- dents. Kim Headrick, di- rector of teaching and learning, said she and Ann Everett, who co- ordinates both special education and STEM (scier~ce, technology, engineering and math- ematics) are creating the program for the grant. "We'll begin plan- ning and professional development in the fall before rolling out the program in January," Headrick said. As part of the pro- fessional development, grant "The readzness center will be a safe place for students where they can go and get the emotional support they need." Medical Lake School District Director of Teaching and Learning Kim Headrick staff will attend meet- ings and workshops that focus on how to help military students with social and emo- tional needs, as well as providing Positive Behavior Intervention Support for them. "We're going to be looking at balancing supporting social and emotional needs with academic performance simultaneously," Head- rick said. "There can be so much going on in a student's life and staff won't know anything about it until they see difficulty in a student's learning." Some staff got an idea of what they would like to include in the program after attending a workshop at Fairchild Air Force Base hosted by the Military Child Education Coalition, an organization that works with schools to ensure quality educa- tional experiences for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separa- tion and transition. At the workshop, staff dis- cussed several topics, including the social/ . emotional implications of transitioning and the effects of deployment, separation and loss. "We did a lot of brainstorming at' the workshop," Headrick said. "In addition to working with local schools, we'll reach out to the coalition for ideas. We're still in the beginning stages." One of the goals of the program is to de- Contributed photo Kathy Brainard Table soccer success Cheney High School Foosball Club was well ,represented at the Hall of Legends foosball tournament in Seattle, July 24 - 26, as everyone brought home trophies. Pictured above left to right are Nic Best, club advisor Kathy Brainard, Mitch Smilden and Tyler Anderson. velop a readiness center at Michael Anderson Elementary, the mid- dle school and high school. "The readiness cen- ter will be a safe place for students where they can go and get the emotional support they need," Headrick said. AI Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress. cam: HOME CARE We Provide Family Peace of Mind! How may we serve you? We are available 24/7 for: ~,~ Meat prep, light housekeeping Grocery shopping, errands Personal Care Medication Reminders Companionship Transportation Holm named new CMS assistant principal FROM NEWS REPORTS Cheney Public Schools has announced that Eli Holm has been selected as assistant principal at Cheney Middle School. According to a news release, Holm most re- cently served as dean of students and athletic di- rector at Sequoyah Mid- dle School in the Federal Way School District. Pri- or to that, he worked as a sixth- and seventh-grade teacher and administra- tive assistant at Surprise Middle School in the Fife School District. Holm received a bachelor's degree in so- cial sciences from Cen- tral Washington Univer- sity in 2004. In 2006, he completed his master's degree in education at Pacific Lutheran Uni- versity, where he also completed his principal certification in 2012. School district officials said Holm impressed the hiring committee with his knowledge of middle school philosophy, his positive attitude and his interest in developing s~ong partnerships with the Cheney community in support of CMS stu- dents. "Over the years, I have had multiple op- portunities to demon- strate my integrity by supporting those around me," Holm said in his application letter. "I have done so through communicating clearly and often with staff, remaining consistent and fair through the discipline process, and showing empathy and a readiness to work with the community." Holm begins his new position in August. He replaces Nicole Nanny, who recently accepted the position of Teach- ing and Learning Direc- tor for Cheney Public Schools. 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