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Updated 6 days, 19 hours ago

Swartz named interim Othello HS principal

OTHELLO — Longtime Othello High School teacher and administrator Scott Swartz has been named interim OHS principal.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Outdoor graduation ceremony planned for Warden High School

WARDEN — The Warden High School Class of 2020 brings down the curtain on its high school career at 7 p.m. July 24 at the WHS football field.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Royal School District to hold ‘virtual community meeting’ on reopening

ROYAL CITY — Parents of Royal School District students and other district patrons are being invited to an online meeting, tentatively scheduled for July 29, to discuss the district’s options for the 2020-21 schoo...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Wahluke’s Sentinel Tech: Helping students succeed

MATTAWA — This year Sentinel Tech, the alternative high school in Mattawa, had a 100 percent graduation rate. That is a major accomplishment for a school that has had a low graduation rate in the past.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Othello school reopening plan reviewed

OTHELLO — Othello schools will reopen to students for the 2020-21 school year, but on a staggered schedule. Othello School Board members gave verbal approval for district officials to keep working on the reopenin...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Othello High School to hold graduation ceremonies

OTHELLO — Graduation ceremonies for the Othello High School Class of 2020 are scheduled for 6 p.m. July 17 at Huskie Stadium behind the high school, 340 S. Seventh Ave.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Othello School District hires new communications director

OTHELLO — Ed Petersen has been hired as the new communications director for Othello School District. Petersen started work July 1.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
McFarland Middle School closed for COVID-19 cases

OTHELLO — The Othello School District announced on Monday, June 29, that McFarland Middle School (MMS) is closed until July 7 after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement was made on Fac...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Warden schools offer free summer meals

WARDEN — Warden School District will offer a free summer meal program for children who are enrolled in the district.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Wahluke School Board member receives flak over social media posts

MATTAWA — Three Wahluke School District employees and one high school teacher from western Washington participated in public comment during the Wahluke School Board meeting on Tuesday, June 23. All four spoke abo...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
A year later: How is the McCleary Fix really affecting local school districts

SOUTH COUNTY — Last February, the state legislature passed what was called the McCleary Fix, which limited the amount of money that school districts could as...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
School districts make plans for reopening this fall

OLYMPIA — Last week, on Saturday, June 20, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instructi...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Warden High School sets graduation date

WARDEN — Seniors at Warden High School now know when they will graduate. Warden High School has announced that graduation will take place on July 24 at 7 p.m. The school is working with the health department to d...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Othello School District renews superintendent contract

OTHELLO — The contract of Othello School District Superintendent Chris Hurst has been extended through 2023.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Othello School District to serve meals during the summer

OTHELLO — The Othello School District has received funding to continue providing meals to children through the summer. Summer meals will last through Friday, Aug. 21.

Updated 2 months ago
Car parade sends Wahluke High School graduates out in style

MATTAWA — It might not have been the way the Wahluke High School class of 2020 thought they would graduate, but they went in style Friday night. Graduation s...