Board approves staff changes

GRANDVIEW – Last Monday night the Grandview School Board of Directors approved a number of personnel changes, including a request for a leave of absence from second grade teacher Juana Barcenas of Smith Elementary School.

District’s college readiness programs proving successful

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview School Board of Directors were reassured last Monday that the time spent implementing and support the district’s middle school AVID and high school Navigation 101 programs are is worthwhile.

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Harrison robotics team to compete at world championship next week

The next generation of Sunnyside robotics experts, practicing their skills at Harrison Middle School, have earned a trip to the VEX Robotics World Championships next week.

HU Soar scholarship winners announced

Heritage University has announced the seven winners of this year’s HU Soar Scholarships.

Grandview School District comes to resolution regarding audit finding

An outstanding audit finding from fiscal years 2010 and 2011 has been lowered to less than 3 percent of the original amount in the Grandview School District’s favor, according to a letter received yesterday, Monday, by the district administration.

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Former teacher leads effort to provide clothing to school children

As a former teacher, Joanne Vining knows too well that little kids have accidents at school causing them to need a quick change of clothing.

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Heritage Enactus earns national honors

Students from Heritage University proved their mettle against 225 other college and university teams, earning third-place honors in a national competition two weeks ago in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Winter quarter YVCC grads announced

Yakima Valley Community College has announced graduates for winter quarter 2014.

Sierra Vista third quarter honor roll students named

Sunnyside’s Sierra Vista Middle School saw nine students earn perfect 4.00 grade point averages for the third quarter of the 2013-14 academic year.

Outlook plans parent meeting

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) at Outlook Elementary School will meet this coming Thursday, April 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 101.

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Care packages

YV-Tech nursing students Thalya Bibriesca, Susy Hernandez and Candy Wisdom delivered a donation that included Easter baskets and other care items to the Wiley House in Sunnyside last Friday.

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Sunnyside students go hi-tech at state competition

BELLEVUE – Sunnyside High School’s Cody Pillatos-Stiltner knows how to keep a wooden plane in the air, and he can now claim to be the best in the state at his craft.

Art scholarship deadline announced

GRANDVIEW – Students who are applying to or who have been accepted by an approved art program are encouraged to apply for the Harry Christian Cook and Blanche McLane Cook Art Scholarship.