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Finch listed on National Register of Historic Places

Finch listed on National Register of Historic Places

From Spokane Public Schools:


The 90-year-old Finch Elementary has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The school was also listed in the Washington Heritage Register this past fall.

Spokane Schools want input on extended school day

Spokane Schools want input on extended school day

From Spokane Public Schools:

200 students expected to attend first Youth & Justice Forum

From the City of Spokane:

 

Local criminal justice, education and city partners will team up to host the first Youth and Justice Forum in Spokane for teenagers to promote racial and ethnic diversity in the justice system workforce and better reflect the changing community.

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Google is calling all kids to enter the 2014 Doodle for Google competition. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to enter their doodles interpreting the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

New C.O.P.S. Shop to open at NEWTECH Skill Center

New C.O.P.S. Shop to open at NEWTECH Skill Center

From Spokane Public Schools:


A new C.O.P.S. Shop opening at NEWTECH Skill Center will provide criminal justice students a practical way to practice what they learn in class.

Spokane schools push for "Apple a Day" program passage

Spokane schools push for "Apple a Day" program passage

Many districts across Washington have tossed out tater tots and hot dogs for healthier meal options, but a lot of them don't have the right equipment in place to make meals from scratch. That could change soon, thanks to a proposed grant in the state legislature.

Inside Spokane's Community School, Chef Rene whips up healthy, fresh meals on a daily basis, but she has some help: upgraded kitchen equipment.

More schools across the state could have state-of-the-art equipment if the Washington legislature allocates funding for the "Apple a Day" program.

"This new 'Apple a Day' grant could help schools purchase equipment that would introduce more whole foods, more fresh foods in a way that's affordable and very nutritious for kids," said Spokane Public School's Doug Wordell.

While The Community School is well equipped in the kitchen, other schools in the district are not.

"We don't have the blenders or the 'Robot Coupes,' and we don't have the ovens. We have an old, stacked convection oven, and they work, but these ovens are over 35 years old," said Wordell.

Dr. Shelley Redinger's March SPS Progress Report

In her March progress report, Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shelley Redinger discusses the district’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2020. She outlines what issues are being addressed and how they developed the plan.


Community members are invited to share their feedback on Spokane Public Schools by using a new tool called ThoughtStream. The conversation will be open until March 10th.