Locals make Dean’s List

Several Lower Valley students recently received Dean’s List honors for the fall quarter 2015 from Eastern Washington University.

School funding issue haunts Legislature

Compensation, teacher shortage, educational opportunity gap and school districts’ operating levies are all on the Legislature’s agenda this session as the state Supreme Court’s McCleary mandate — along with the court’s $100,000 per day contempt citation — loom over.

Fall graduates announced

Yakima Valley Community College has announced its fall quarter 2015 graduates, including several from the Lower Valley.

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Local science alumni return to encourage ninth graders

Ninth graders in Joyce Stark’s honors biology class are preparing for local, regional and state science competitions.

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Pair from Sunnyside perform in honor band

Two local high school band members experienced an intense two-day course in sight-reading and musical technique at the 2016 Northwest High School Honor Band this past weekend.

State may face sanctions for test participation

Too many students opting out

Like their peers around the state, Lower Valley high school juniors demonstrated mixed participation in completing the Smarter Balanced Assessment exam last year.

College releases deans list

Many Lower Valley students are among those achieving honor roll status on the Yakima Valley Community College president’s and deans lists for fall quarter 2015.

Students finish Perry programs

Nine Sunnysiders are among those students who graduated from Perry Technical Institute on Dec. 16.

Heritage University to help students seeking grant funds

An event to show future college students how to apply for scholarships and grants will be at Heritage University, 3240 Fort Road, from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6.