Failing schools letters will be sent to local parents

The state of Washington’s unsuccessful federal appeal means most Lower Valley schools will send letters to parents in the next few days announcing that the schools are failing to meet adequate yearly progress.

S’side elementary schools will use waste reduction grant funds on lunch trays

The Sunnyside School District is one of six districts in Yakima County that are sharing an approximate $150,000 grant to reduce waste in schools.

Sunnysiders graduate from Perry Tech

Several Sunnyside natives were among the students graduating last month from Perry Technical Institute in Yakima.

Staff hirings approved

The Grandview School Board approved the hiring of six teachers during last Monday night’s regular aboard meeting.

City of Grandview awarded $30,000 in drug and gang task force funding

YAKIMA – Yakima County commissioners this past Tuesday approved an agreement with the city of Grandview that provides the city with more than $30,000 in federal funds for its efforts to stem drug and gang activity.

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Grandview school directors OK request to put $1.6 million levy on November ballot

GRANDVIEW – After months of exploratory talks regarding the need and cost of a new Grandview High School sports complex, the Grandview School Board of Directors decided Monday night to go for it.

Local students graduate from WSU

PULLMAN – Washington State University has released the list of students who earned undergraduate degrees for the spring 2014 semester.


July 21-25

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Mabton program picking up STEAM

MABTON – You can learn a lot from pasta, marshmallows and pipe cleaners.

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Mabton teacher earns state accolades

WENATCHEE – Last week Mabton’s Randi Krieg was recognized as Washington state’s Young Agricultural Teacher of the Year at a confab in Wenatchee.

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Teacher eager to share summer science camp experience

Sunnyside High School science teacher Teri Alvarez Ziegler just returned from a “Mission to Mars”, as a part of the Seattle Museum of Flight’s Washington Aerospace Scholars program.

GHS alum nets scholarship

CHENEY – Diana Ocampo of Grandview has been awarded a Chicano Education Program teachers scholarship of $1,390 for the 2014-15 academic year at Eastern Washington University.