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Thursday, November 22, 2012 Free Press Page 3 By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter The Science, Tech- nology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Part 1 program is in full 0f2 swing in the Medical Lake School District. Right now, programs in both Hallett and Mi- chael Anderson elemen- tary schools are up and running. The hour and a half programs at the elemen- tary schools are after school and run on alter- nating days. Monday and Tuesday, the program is CHS Toy Drive will benefit the Tree of Sharing This holiday season Cheney High School student leadership clubs will work to help community families in need by hosting a school wide Toy Drive to benefit the Tree of Sharing. Five of the school's clubs have challenged each other to a contest to see who can raise the most toys for the cause. The clubs competing are DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA and Spanish Club. The goal will be to be the dub with the most-toys gathered. The winning club will earn bragging rights and a ~ophy to show off in their display case. The clubs are starting to gather toys Nov. 19 and will take dona- tions until the end of the school day Dec. 14. Anybody interested in helping the clubs gather toys can donate them at Cheney High School in the name of their favorite dub. This will help make a child's Christmas while supporting club member's goals of gathering over 500 toys. .Tc~: of S h,~" g's most needed toys are games, sports items (Neff balls, soccer balls, etc.), Legos, books and art supplies. at Hallett Elementary,ining fossils, learning Now that this year's while Wednesday and about static electricity major comp.onents of Thursday, it takes place and other areas relat- the grant are up and at Michael Anderson ed to the STEM fields, running, Everett and Elementary. Over the Last month's theme other STEM coaches two days at each school, was "Spooky Science,"like Dayton and Lisa over 60 students were which featured a num-Wagner will begin to at Hallett and 35 were ber of hands-on activi- look at student prog- at Michael Anderson. ties. ress. The Department Two monthly Saturday "Last Wednesday's of Defense said growth events will help extend energy level was off will likely be measur- the program's reach be- the charts," high school able in the following yond school, welcoming teacher Ann Everett year. Medical Lake be- parents to join in on said in an interview last gan implementing the projects and see what week. grant right when school their children are learn- The programming started in September. ing in class, is funded through a "Some schools start- "I hopeit'lljust keep three-year, $1.35 mil- ed in October," Everett growing," teacher Marci lion Department of De- said. Dayton said. fense grant the district JamesEikcanbereached Among the program received earlier thisatjames@cheneyfreepress. topics include exam- year. com. Contributed photo Cheney Rotary Students of the Month The Cheney Rotary Students of the Month for November are from the Blackhawks' playoff varsity football team, Austin Kautzman (left) and Theo Petropoulos (right). Students are selected by high school principal Troy Heuett every month. Kautzman did amazing work as the starting tailback and safety on the team this season, as did Petropoulos as the team kicker and'wide re- ceiver. The duo addressed the Rotary club at its monthly meeting. MOVING? Getting ready to build, remodel or list your home? Simplify your move with rental boxes from Conservabox Conservaboxes~', dollies and hand trucks ,i delivered to your door. Unstack, place on dolly, pack & move. Rentals are picked up from your new location. Serving Spokane and the outlying areas. 509-496-2601 509-922-1596 www.conservabox.com INLAND CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY DENTISTRY DRS. ROCCANOVA RIDL ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Photo by John McCallum Westwood Middle School students of the month Westwood Middle School students of the month for September and October are pictured above and listed as follows: Asaimay Diaz, Chris O'Riley, Gurman Janda, Anna Laiminger, Isaac Leberis-Englund, Kartar Bagri, Faith Pitts, Tarienne Hoke, Adam Deutsch, Nikita Medvedev, Jacob Hallock, Emma West, Brason Abbey, Annabelle Bennett, Jonathan Reyes, Caitlinn Judd, Martha Lunde, Irene Brockman, Ashlyn Wood, Sydney Zapf, Liam Thomas, Kfistina Reid, Meghan Krantz, Madde Ashe, Dillan Fry, Kylar Peterson, Brooke Hosmer, Destinee Bradley, Luis Campos, Sophia Wond, Brayden Landt, Jake Sherman, Nathan Smith, Olivia Prince, Jeff Fix, Abigail Jones and Gitana Arteaga. WWW. RO { CAN OVADD S,COM 509.235.6241 1717 FIRST STREET MON-THU: 8:30AM~SPM CH EN EY, WA FRI: 8:30AM~2:30PM Mitchell s "Proudly serving Tully's Coffee We Honestly Care!