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Thursday, October 4, 2012 Free Press Page 3 Photo by Becky Thomas As Westwood students, families and district staff look on, Cheney School Board member James Whiteley officially dedicates the new Westwood Middle School at a ceremony Sept. 26. The students members of the Wolverine Pride leadership team, gave tours of the school after the ceremony. After school program at Cheney middle schools created through grant, city partnership By BECKY THOMAS gram, called Summit, will medications that could be Staff Reporter be modeled after the Sun- "if we're going administered by someone other than a nurse were The Cheney School set Elementary Trailblaz- tokeep kids from broadened to add drops Board held its regular meet- ers after school program, ing at the newWestwood which provides academic 3--5 in an after andtopicalcreams, andthe Middle School following a support, additional learn- school program, policy onstudent immuni- dedication ceremony for the ing opportunities and rec- building Sept. 26. reation to students after we want them to conditionsZatin andwaslife-threatening, deaned up The board approved school until 5 p.m. each move as well." for language," said Student agreements with the cit- weekday. Sean Dotson, Support Services director ies of Cheney and Airway The city parks and rec- Cheney School District Kristi Thurston. Heights to provide parks reation staff will provide Associate Superintendent Other medical policies and recreation program- the physical activities for were edited to correspond ming after school for both the middle schgols, with with state guidelines. Westwood and Cheney the district reimbursing school program, we want The school board next middle schools. The dis- the cities for their time and them to move as well," as- meets Oct.10 at 7 p.m., fol- trict was awarded a five- resources. Cheney would sociatesuperintendentSean lowing the 6 p.m. dedica- year federal grant titled be paid $22,500 per year, Dotson said. tion ceremony at Cheney 21st Century Community while Airway Heights The meeting's agenda Middle School. Learning Centers to start would receive $6,185 per wasrelativelylight, withthe B e c k y T h o m - after school programs for year. boardapprovingupdatesto as can be reached at the middle schools. "If we're going to keep policies governing medica- becky@cheneyfreepress. The middle school pro- kids from 3-5 in an after tions in school. The types of com. Name change continues to develop for ML alternative school By JAMES EIK became Fairchild Air F,orce second reading of a few Staff Reporter Base. items, including an update TheMedicalLakeF~hool Being the first meet-to the district's policy on District board of directors ing after the start of the maintaining professional considered a list of names school year, vice princi- staff and student boundar- provided by students for its pal/athletic director Chris ies, which included chang- alternative school continu- Spring updated the board es made at the state level. ing on a discussion fromlast on the district's sports sta- The policy changes largely month's meeting, tus. Medical Lake moved related to interaction on At the board's Tues- down to the 1A level, al- social media websites and day, Sept. 18 meeting, lowing for a more fair level otherpotentialnon-educa- the list included names of play against districts of tional interaction. District with historical meaning to similar enrollment. Dan employees received train- Medical Lake, local fami- Mueller, director of teach- ing on the subject, along lies and area landmarks, ing and learning, gave an with other matters, before The list included Andrew update on some of the dis- school began this year. Lefevre, Scout Island and trict test scores as well. In terms of enrollment, Galena, a field that la~:er Theboardlookedatthe the district recorded 423.5 Book sale at Medical Lake library returns Oct. 5 Medical Lake Friends crafts, books for children, Herb. Call 893-8330 for of the Library will hold DVDsandalargeselection directions. The Medical its semi-annual book sale of VCR movies at rock bat- Lake Friends of the Library Friday, Oct. 5 and Satur- tom prices, thanks to everyone who day, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to Come early for the best has donated books for this 4 p.m., both days. There selection. Special deals be- event that makes possible will be great bargains m gin Saturday afternoon, the purchase of items not many categories: fiction, The sale is in the library provided by the Spokane non-fiction, cooking and conference room, 321 E. County Library District. ML Friends of the Library read 'Little Bee' full-time equivalent stu2 dents at Hallett Elementary by Sept. 18, down from last year's first count of 446.91 FTE students. Medical Lake High School, however saw a slight increase in enroll- ment, recording 506.98 FTE students compared to 504.54 FTE students last September. While official recorded numbers vary throughout the school year, the district is down bv about 43 FTE students compared to Sep- tember 2011. October's en- rollment in 2011 increased by eight students. The school board will meet in a work session format Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. to discuss re- view annual building im- provement plans. The next board of directors mee~ng is Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the administration office's board room. James Elk can be reached at james@cheneyfreepress. com. Locally owned & operate0 Tank pumping & malmenance Baffle mspectio~ System inspection tar home sale Ucense #602872994 cneneyseptic@gmaiLcem www.cneneyseo~c.cem Ask Pete [] petebacc@centurytel.net "r~ ........USAF retired: 953.4598 ~ ~S:rPIA1NS -~-#linWeslPlainsH-meSales e-PRCX~ GO tO tourfectory.com for all Virtual Tour #s Price Address Town Bd/Ba/Gar Tour # $97.500 ....... 303 E. Lake St ............... Med. Lk.... 2/1 'O...zoned cam 803523 $99.500 ....... 8800 W Jansen Rd ........ Cheney Land... ] O Acres 844475 $289.000 .35521 S Rock .ake Rd. Cheney 3/2 '2_. 10 Acres 89541 $339.900 . ] 5616 S Ramona Ln. 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It is a truly special story and sion. Everyone is welcome. Chris Cleave will be in we don't want to spoil it." The dub meets at the M.L. Spokane and give two pre- Most of the story is quite hu- Library, 321E. HerbSt. Call sentations about the book. morous as characters from 893-8330 for directions. Lance Hill Lawn Services RESIDENTIAL~ COMMERCIAL Locally Owned 509.-981-4617 / / CHENEY HOME CARE We Provide Family Peace of Mind! How may we serve you? We are available 24/7 for: Meal prep, light housekeeping Grocery shopping, errands Personal Care Medication Reminders Companionship Transportation this week's newspaper for the following inserts: Living Well Lowes Home Improvement Spokane Teachers Credit Union