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Page 2 Cheney Free Press Thursday, November 4, 1982 Educatkm Suspension alternative underway at Junior Hig High School Cheney High School PASS teacherlfacilitator Linda Prate, left, confers with her aide, Charlotte Gallo. way. The Time Out Room is located in the Shop Building. By Tom Thrun A unique approach to dealing with the problem of suspending students has been instituted and is gaining momen- tum at both Cheney junior and senior high schools. Positive Alternatives to Student Sus- pension (PASS) is designed to keep students in school and on top of their studies and may be of extra special value to the Cheney School District. Unlike other school districts in the state, Cheney has more than its share of extra studens from the two group homes that have been located in the district• At the Oct. 27 School Board meeting, Director of Pupil Services Bill Moore and PASS teacher/facilitators expres- sed their concern about helping be- haviorally disabled students (SBD) students, which numbered as many as 40 when both the Alpha School of Airway Heights and the Adolescent Treatment Center were in operation. (The Adolescent Treatment Center near Cheney recently closed, but school officials note they do not know how long the facility will remain closed.) While Cheney School District is responsible for the education of SBD students, many of whom came from large metro- politan areas, it also sees the PASS program off benefit to the general student population at both the junior and senior high levels. During the t980-19M school year, two committees were formed in the district. In January, an ad hoc committee on Least-Restrictive Environment was established to review the status of mainstreaming special education students. The result of the study was the recommendation to the school board tiler these students be main- streamed within the regular educa- tional programming. In March of the same year, second- cry teachers and administrators formed the Alternative School Com- mit tee, specifically to address concerns surrounding the group homes. The com- mittee found that students from the homes constituted about 40 percent of all long-and short-term suspensions. As a result of the situation and of the committee recommendations, the district applied and was awarded grant monies for one year. Sheilah Johnson and Linda Prate, who now work as the PASS teacher/ facilitators at the Junior High and Sen- ior High schools, respectively, are hoping that their program will be continued by the district after the one-year grant is up. "It's not a re-active program; it's a pro-active program," Moore told school board members, stressing the positive and directed instruction associated with the program. Both the senior and junior high schools now have a "Time-Out" room in which a student, upon the recom- mendation of a teacher, may go as an alternative to skipping school and being suspended if they are having coping problems. In addition, a 12-week School Survival class will be offered to help students master communication and other basic skills that commonly are taken for granted. Moore noted that one of the first assignments in the class may simply be getting a student to say hello to a teacher. A third component of the PASS program will be the institution of a nmltidisciplinary assessment team to evaluate the program. Included on the team will be building administrators, counselors, district psychologists, district learning specialists, the di- rector of Pupil Service, the PASS teacher/facilitators and other school support staff that come into contact with the students. In September, junior and senior high special education teachers, counselors, assistant principals and support staff from Pupil Services attended a two-day training seminar, which was conducted by PASS Project Disseminator John Kackley of St. Petersberg, Fla. University expands radio influence On the air and on the field, Eastern Washington University will continue expansion of its image, according to items discussed at the October Board of Trustees meeting. Gordon Martinen, vice president for Extended Programs, provided the board, during its briefing session, with information concerning the future watt- age increase proposed for KEWC, the university's radio station• In his briefing, Martinen explained that while plans to move the station's antenna to a new location would delay the wattage increase from February of 1983 to July 1983 or February 1984. The increase would ultimately expand the station's audience from 500,000 to one million listeners. Plans are now in the making to relocate the station's atenna from uni- versity property to an abandoned Nike site on Booth Hill south of Medical Lake. Martinen also outlined projected new programming changes for the station. Once the wattage is increased to 20,000 kilowatts, KEWC will expand its programming to include educational courses by radio, political news and other items suitable for the increased regional coverage of the station. At least one radio-television staff member and 15 to 20 students will run the station, he said. Martinen also said the station would try to have its call letters changed to KEWU if they were not already being used by another station• When asked about the reaction of diah)gue now occuring between the two stations said, "It may be incorrect to assume that there will not be some statements m the future from KPBX. Institutions and organizations are often competitive and often it's to the good... most universities of any consequence usually have some sort of radio sys- tem." While Washington State University and the University of Washington both have radio and television stations, the UW recently withdrew the majority of March 1983 meeting. In response to his request, Dr. Lula Schroder, president of the Faculty Or- ganization, sent the hoard a letter dated Oct. 12 which stated that the Rules Committee of the Senate would forward the request to the Faculty Affairs Council as soon as the issues of shared governance and points of difference on the salary plan were settled. Frederiekson responded to the sub- stance of the letter saying, "We regret the impasse." Schroder countered by • i'i | Junior High Sheilah Johnson, left, Junior High School PASS aide Denise Templeton. AlSO Betty Hatch. ,'HENEY HIGH DRAMA DEPAI PRESENTS KPBX, Spokane's struggling public all university funding from its radio saying that "We don't feel it's an Salnave Book Fair set ' ':'° station, Martinen said "Con-stationaspartofOel)u(lget cutting impasse.., the Rules Colmnittee sets  ChO,,'I vrsations have been frank and we process, the senate agenda and we are op- think both stations can develop pro- grams without encroaching on each other's territory." In the past, personnel at KPBX have been less than enthusiastic about the proposed wattage increase of the uni- versity's station. The public radio station, troubled by tight funds, has voiced its opposition to the station's expansion plans, fearing a university- funded station would threaten the fledg- ling station's development. University President H, George Frederickson, Commenting on the Halloween Antics in Medical Following the briefing session, the meeting opened with trustees Fred Eniow and newcomer James Ray ab- sent from the proceedings• During the president's report. Fred- eriekson commented on the Academic Senate's decision not to pursue a red- draft of the by-laws regarding griev- ances and appeals, l)uring the Septem- ber meeting the trustees directed the Senate-council structure to begin revi- sions of the grievance and appeal procedure and to submit their re- commendations to the board by the timistie we can work it out." (Cont. on page 6) More Education News page 6 NOVEMBER 12,13 / 19, 20 8:00 PM FISHER AUDITORIUM s t5o 00)ULTS00 S 1.00 STUD PONSCE' lY OWL The Salnave PTO, in cooperation with the Children's Corner Bookstore in Spokane, will sponsor a Book Fair Nov. 9 and 10 in the arena area of Salnave School. A variety of Children's books will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Nov. 10. A percentage of the profits on books sold Mon.-Sal. 10 to 5:30 Sun. 114 00allco ,it Tricks and treats were the name of the game last Friday at Medical Lake Elementary school. Those unidentified youngsters were just a few of many who participated in wide variety of Halloween games and gags as teachers and volunteer moms supervised class- room parties. Lake will be used by the PTO to purchase books for the school's library• On Nov. 9 the PTO will hold an open business meeting at 7 p.m. in con- junction with the Book Fair. All parents are urged to browse through the books, shop ahead for Christmas and drop by the business meeting. Pre-Holiday Diet Special Offer Openings available in auto repair class Enroll Now Before Nov. 15, 1982 and Receive One Week FREE! AAI:°, aGlfl t e C::t ig ihca::s a s "1 lost 15 pounds & 22 inches within 6 weeks" DOREEN TIMM - Cheney, WA The NATURAL Way to Lose Weight Call J.A. Love 235-2600 F&M Bus. Center - Cheney - Behind the Hairline *÷ 4€ • + +, ,i SUNRISE Wed., November 10 - 7-10 a.! 33% Off Regular Price  Christmas Stitchery Kits Baskets :  Christmas Tins & TraYS Reed & Wire Ducks & .: eolyfill & Bagged Quilt 14" Mountain Mist : Yarn Flannel  Double Quilted Fabric 20% Off Everything through the center at 114 Monroe Hall by phoning 359-2847. On Nov. 15, the Women's Center will feature Patricia Serpa, who will speak on the E1 Savadoran Women's Associa- tion and activities in El Savador. Students are still being sought by the Eastern Washington University Women's Center to attend an auto mechanics class, which is primarily designed for women and others needing basic information on car care and maintenance. Classes, costing a total of $25 per participant, will be held on the evenings of Nov. 8, 10, 15 and 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ratcliffe Ford dealership in Cheney. Those interested can register The November artist of the month is Amanda Schuster, who will have water- color paintings on display at the center through the month. The paintings were completed on her recent trip to Mexico. Menu buttered vegetables, pears, and milk. Tuesday--Tacos with lettuce and cheese, corn, french rolls with butter, peaches and milk. Wednesday--Pizza, fall salad with french dressing, green beans, pears, and milk. Thursday-Veterans Day Holiday. 0000-00-0-0-0 0-0-00 00-0 Kiddie film only this week While the Associated Students of Eastern Washington University will not be presenting a film for adults this Friday due to the opening night of "Our Town ' at the University Theatre at 8 p.m., the kiddies movie will proceed as scheduled. This weekend an elusive Siamese feline has the only clue to a bank robbery and the whereabouts of a kidnapped bank teller in That Darn (:at. Everyone wants the cat but the cat doesn't want to cooperate so the fun is on. The 116 minute film Will show on Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free to the Friday film. On Saturday, Nov. 6 admission to the 1: 30 show is 50 cents for children under 13 years of age: all others are one dollar. Cheney, Nov. 4-11 Thursday-Cup of chili, crackers, fall salad, fruited gelatin and glazed maple bar. Friday-Lasagna, garden fresh peas, crusty roll, garlic butter and fruit cup. Monday-Burrito with melted cheese, hash brown potatoes, buttered corn and cinnamon swirl. Tuesday-Burrito with melted cheese, hash brown potatoes, buttered corn and cinnamon swirl Tuesday--Hamburger with lettuce, pickle and tomato relish, potato rounds, crisp carrot sticks, peanut-raisin- marshmallow cup. Wednesday-Beef stew with vegetables, cheese stick, cornmeal roll with butter and deep-dish cherry pie. Thursay-Veterans Day: School Holi- day. Even though it's a few weeks away, parents may want to mark their calendars now for Nov. Z0. On that day Star Wars will be showing as part of the kiddies movies series. Realizing that most children would sit through the film a dozen or more times, a chance to send them to see it at [he PUB is a bargain which shouldn't be missed. Medical Lake, Nov. 4-1 ! Thursday-Barbecued chicken, baked beans, tossed salad, hot buttered french bread, strawberry jello with pineapple and milk. Friday-Macaroni and cheese, green beans, carrot sticks, peanut butter sandwich, pineapple upside down cake and milk. Monday-Pronto pups with mustard and catsup, carrot sticks. iokles. hot 000_Q000 0000000_000_00000000000 0_00000000_000000000