Points of Pride

News Tips & Achievements – Current and Ongoing

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Questions? Email Kristy Mylroie in Community Relations or call 354-7387.

May, 2014

5/23/2014
Bemiss students tour Rogers for scavenger hunt
Rogers High School student "interns" from the Family and Consumer Science program have been meeting with Bemiss second graders for the last three months. The students have buddied up and worked on many literary projects together. The interns got to work with children and use their professional skills, while the younger students were supported in their learning. As a celebration, Bemiss second graders will tour Rogers and participate in a scavenger hunt on May 23. This activity will boost their confidence about attending high school, generate anticipation for high school and support the district's T24 initiative.
Rogers High School
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Jennifer Keck
jenniferk@spokaneschools.org
354-2300
5/21/2014-6/7/2014
7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Bemiss students start the day with Zumba
Two certified teachers are leading 60 students and staff as they dance, jiggle and jive to music. The dancing happens May 21, 23, 28, 29, 30, June 5, 6, and 7.
Bemiss Elementary
2323 E Bridgeport Ave.

Contact Info
Janice Erickson
janicee@spokaneschools.org
354-2300
5/16/2014
9:30 AM-2:45 PM
Walk In The Park
Grant Elementary's 8th annual Walk In The Park is our largest fund raiser, held on May 16th. We welcome and are grateful for community involvement. If you're interested in volunteering please contact Heidi Hash at 953-2626. There are two sessions: 9:30-11:00 a.m. and 1:15-2:45 p.m. If you are interested in sponsoring our supporting our Grant Elementary community we welcome donations to T.E.A.M. Grant, 1300 E. 9th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202. Come join our fun. We will have special guests, music and prizes.
Grant Elementary
1300 E. 9th Ave.

Contact Info
Pam McClenny
pamm@spokaneschools.org
509-354-2804
5/7/2014
1:00 PM-1:30 PM
NEWTECH Skill Center groundbreaking
Please join us as we kick off the NEWTECH Skill Center renovation project at 4141 N. Regal.
NEWTECH Skill Center
4141 N Regal St.

Contact Info
Kevin Morrison
kevinmor@spokaneschools.org
354-7338

April, 2014

4/22/2014
2:15 PM-2:45 PM
Salk MS groundbreaking
Please join us as we kick off the Salk Middle School gymnasium project at the school, 6411 N. Alberta.
Salk Middle School
6411 N. Alberta St.

Contact Info
Kevin Morrison
kevinmor@spokaneschools.org
354-7338
4/1/2014-6/27/2014
Rogers wins $16,000 from Muscle Milk
CytoSport®, maker of Muscle Milk®, announced that John R. Rogers HS is one of 22 high school athletic programs from thoughout the US that will receive a grant this year as part of the 2013 Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program to help rebuild and revitalize its high school athletic program.
Rogers High School
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Lori Wyborney
loriwy@spokaneschools.org
354-6600

March, 2014

3/17/2014-6/27/2014
Finch listed to National Register of Historic Places
Finch Elementary has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Finch was also listed in the Washington Heritage Register by the Washington State Historic Preservation Advisory Committee this past fall. It is a significant honor to have our historic schools listed on these registers and is a tribute to the careful design and restoration work our Capital Projects staff undertakes with the architects and contractors selected for our school renovation projects. Finch joins Lewis & Clark High School and John R. Rogers High School on the state and national historic registers.
Finch Elementary
6104 N Moore St

Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
3/17/2014-6/27/2014
AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame
Audubon Elementary student Allarae Prigan was named to the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.
Audubon Elementary
2020 W Carlisle Ave.

Contact Info
Kimberly Stretch
kimberlys@spokaneschools.org
354-2140
3/17/2014-6/27/2014
AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame
Audubon Elementary student Allarae Prigan was named to the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.
Audubon Elementary
2020 W Carlisle Ave.

Contact Info
Kimberly Stretch
kimberlyst@spokaneschools.org
354-2140
3/11/2014-6/27/2014
Rogers student earns state computing award
The Washington State National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Awards Committee selected John R. Rogers HS computer science student Jacki Craipo as one of 20 Washington State Affiliate Award Winners for Aspirations in Computing. The award recognizes Jacki's computing-related aspirations and accomplishments, in addition to her solid leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education. Jacki, the captain of her CyberPatriot team, was the only girl from Eastern Washington selected.
Rogers High School
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Terry Yeigh
Terryy@Spokaneschools.org
354-6596
3/7/2014-6/27/2014
5th grade Math is Cool results
Several SPS schools placed well at the Math is Cool 5th Grade Championships for the Spokane region March 7. Linwood was invited to attend the Math is Cool Masters state championship. Teams placing in the top 10 were: Division I -- Libby-Odyssey (sixth), and Moran Prairie (ninth). For division II -- Linwood (second), and Cooper (fifth). Individuals in the top 10 were: Division I -- Timothy Nelson, Libby-Odyssey (seventh), and Suhang Liu, Libby-Odyssey (ninth). Division II -- Lyndon Paris, Linwood (fourth), Nancy Phan, Cooper (sixth), and Brandon Vue, Cooper (eighth).
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Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387

February, 2014

2/7/2014-6/27/2014
Sixth grade Math is Cool Championships
At the sixth grade Math is Cool Championships held Feb. 7, placing in the individual top 10 were Helen Gao (5th) and Spencer Wilson (9th) from Libby. Division I teams from SPS in the top 10 were Libby (3rd), Jefferson (4th), Moran Prairie (8th) and Woodridge (9th). For Division II teams, Cooper placed eighth.
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Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387

January, 2014

1/26/2014-6/20/2014
SPS robotics teams qualify for state semis
Five teams from SPS qualified for the next round of FIRST Lego League competition (state semi-finals) in Moses Lake on Feb. 15: Wilsonators Wilson Elementary, Brick Brainiacs Odyssey Middle School, Robo-Sapiens Westview Elementary, Two and Half Minute Men Jefferson Elementary, Mystifying Bemiss Robot Explorers Bemiss Elementary.
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Contact Info
Caleb Ellefson
calebe@spokaneschools.org
521-1086
1/25/2014-6/27/2014
SPS students qualify for State Thespian Festival
Nearly 300 students from Eastern Washington performed at the Regional IE Thespian Festival. Congratulations to the following students who qualified and will be representing their school at the Washington State Thespian Festival in March. From LCHS: Katie Ahern – Group Acting Genevieve Alexander - Group Acting Sadie Bagby - Group Acting Kiley Barz** – Costume Design Zoe Broadus –Duo Scene, Solo Musical Vanessa Butler** – Solo Musical Brie Cole** – Solo Musical, Costume Design, Duo Scene Olivia Cook - Group Acting Veronika Coon - Group Acting Will Dubiel – Duo Scene Levi Finch** – Monologues, Duo Scene Siobhan Flanagan** – Lighting Design, Scenic Design Ilan Hernandez – Monologues, Solo Musical Emma Lyons** – Lighting Design Anna Maguire** – Solo Musical, Costume Design, Theatre Marketing, Monologues Melina Palomba** – Duet Musical, Group Acting Kezia Rhodes** – Monologues Madeleine Rush** - Costume Design, Solo Musical Liam Schaaf** – Duet Musical Cast and Crew of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE ** National Qualifiers From Ferris: Isabella Trujillo & Mattise Wood, top 20% in Monologue Gillian Herold, National Qualifier and top score in Costume Construction Gabrielle Boettner, Andrea Blom, and Hailey Mathia; perfect scores and National Qualifiers in Costume Design From NCHS: Kaylan Martin -- Monologues Group Non-Musical Scene Shakyla Hacker Katherine Cowley Karli Pound Kailee Theisen Jennifer Haldeman
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Contact Info
Kristy Mylroie
kristymy@spokaneschools.org
354-7387
1/10/2014-6/20/2014
Outstanding Jazz Band
At the EWU Jazz Dialogue Festival, held recently, the Chase Middle School Jazz band was recognized as the outstanding band, when competing with several other Middle School bands around the region. Also recognized as outstanding were the Trombone and Saxaphone sections. Outstanding Soloists were Jonathan Herberger and Allie Vu.
Chase Middle School
4747 E. 37th Ave.

Contact Info
Charlene Milota
charlenem@spokaneschools.org
354-5204
1/2/2014-6/20/2014
Rogers student in the top 20 for state computer science award
Rogers student Jaqueline Craipo was named to the top 20 for the National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. This is a state competition that awards women in computer science for their leadership, involvement in IT and educational accomplishments.
Rogers High School
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.

Contact Info
Lisa White
lisawh@spokaneschools.org
354-7335
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