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MARY WALKER
CHEWELAH
Mary Walker School District No. 207
2014- 2015 School Year Calendar
August 2014
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~ Adopted May 19, 2014, by Mary Walker School District No. 207 Board of Directors. ~ 4/21/2014
Message from the Superintendent
On behalf of all of us in the Mary Walk-
er School District, I would like to wel-
come you to our community. The Mary
Walker Schools have a long and distin-
guished history of service to children and
families. We are proud of our students.
They continue to achieve at high levels
and make signifcant contributions to our
community. Just as important as aca-
demic excellence, a heavy emphasis is
placed on civility, citizenship, and char-
acter development.
It is our intent to deliver the very best
instructional program possible to our
students. Our curriculum is extensive,
including college-level courses, special
education options, effective student as-
sistance programs, and a variety of en-
richment opportunities.
The district provides along with other
service providers, a full range of pre-
school choices. Our elementary school
offers a full-day kindergarten program.
Secondary students enjoy a full and rich
selection of academic, vocational, and
extracurricular programs. Counselors
and teachers are available to guide stu-
dents through their secondary and mid-
school studies, allowing students to meet
state requirements for graduation—and
pursue their individual personal inter-
ests.
The Board of Education in Mary Walker
is committed to excellence. The district is
recognized for this commitment at both
the local and state level. Our elemen-
tary has been a school of distinction for
the last two years, the middle school is
a College Board pre AP school and our
High School Is recognized as a top 500
school in the nation college preparation.
Thank you for your interest in our
schools. This Web site is designed to
help you learn more about the schools
and our community. Please join us as we
work together to create a bright and suc-
cessful future for all of our students.
Sincerely,
Kevin Jacka
Superintendent of Schools
The Chewelah School District will kick off the school year with
an Open House for our students and families on August 28th
from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Gess Elementary. The Open House
will begin with a BBQ dinner followed by an opportunity to visit
school buildings, classrooms, teachers and complete paperwork.
Students will return to school on September 2nd.
The passion that our staff has in Chewelah is second to none
when it comes to educating every student in our school. Our
purpose is to improve the learning and the lives of each student, in
each classroom, every single day. Every Monday throughout the
school year, students will start school one hour later than the normal
school day. This one hour late start allows our teaching staff time to
collaborate and work together to develop and implement strategies
for recognizing when students struggle with concepts and learning,
and to develop “best practices” to ensure that all students learn,
focusing on evidence of student learning rather than our intentions
or philosophies.
Upon their return, students will notice several changes that
occurredinour district over thesummer months. Jenkins Jr./Sr. High
School has anewly remodeled7thand8thgradescienceclassroom,
an additional portable classroom, and several new additions to the
Jenkins Jr./Sr. High School teaching and administrative staff. The
HomeLink program has a new administrator in addition to a new
elementary and a math/science teacher. We are excited about the
changes and our newly hired staff.
I am an optimist - and this is the most rewarding work I can
imagine doing. Thank you for your partnership in building our
future - together!
Rick Linehan
Superintendent
194 N. Portland
PO Box 978
Republic, WA 99166
(509) 775-3169
154 East First Street
Colville, WA 99114
(509) 684-3592
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COLVILLE
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Dear Parents & Students:
The frst day of school for K-12 students is
Wednesday, September 3. The frst day for
Preschool students is September 8.
We will operate on a regular full day schedule
with classes from 8:25 a.m. to 3:01 p.m. Nor-
mal bus schedules will be in effect. Breakfast
and lunch will be served beginning with the frst
day. Meal prices are the same as last year.
Please let our offce staff know, either by phone,
email, or postal mail, if any of your personal or
emergency contact information has changed
since last year (information such as new emer-
gency contacts and their numbers, removing
old contacts or new or added cell and home
phone numbers).
All Jr. High and High School students have pre-
registered for their classes. Beginning August
20 students may come in to sign up for a locker,
pay for meals & ASB cards, and pick up their
sports forms. New students can register for
school any time beginning August 20.
If your child plans on participating in sports, they
must have a current physical exam (physical
exams are now good for 2 years), a concussion
form and a signed athletic participation form.
These forms are in the offce. If you would like
these forms mailed to you, please contact Jill
in the offce.
• High School Football practice starts August
20 at 8:00 a.m. (Coach Jesse Templeton)
• JH Football starts on August 20 at 11:30 a.m.
(Coach Jeremiah Zehetmir)
• High School Volleyball practice starts August
25 at 8:00 a.m. (Coach Jenna Cartwright)
• JH Volleyball starts on August 25 at 8:00 a.m.
(Coach Heather Clopton)
Our Back to School Barbeque will be Tuesday,
September 2 starting at 5:00 p.m. Come meet
our new staff:
Mr. Michael Young, Superintendent, Mr. Mat-
thew McLain, Principal and Ms. Rebecca Niel-
son, HS English Teacher.
Sincerely,
Mr. Michael Young, Superintendent
& Mr. Matthew McLain, Principal
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COLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
BACK TO SCHOOL ARTICLE
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! We hope you had a fun and relaxing
summer.
The mission of Colville High School is to promote academic excellence by
providing all students a quality education based on high expectations in a safe and
caring learning environment. As a staff, we continue to make changes to ensure that
your student receives the very best high school education possible.
Parents, watch for communication from Colville High School regarding
Conferences, Progress Reports, and Acceleration Fridays. Our fall newsletter will
provide you with more details and relevant schedules.
We appreciate the attention you give to monitoring your student’s progress in
school, as well as their daily attendance. You may access your student’s grades,
attendance and lunch account via our website at www.colsd.org. If you have not received
a password for Family Access, please contact our counseling office at 685-2805.
As a reminder, once again, there will be one lunch period and we will allow
“Open Campus” only during lunch time and only for Junior and Senior students.
Students in grades 10-11-12 will receive their fall schedule in the mail
approximately August 22.
Note to Freshmen Students & Parents: Freshman Orientation is scheduled for
Tuesday, August 26, at 5:30p.m. At this time there will be an orientation where the basic
school rules and expectations are presented, and students will receive their fall class
schedule and locker assignment. Schedules will not be available prior to
Orientation. Student lockers are pre-assigned and the locker number and combination
will be printed on your fall schedule. You will have the same locker all four years of
high school. After the brief orientation session, you will be allowed to walk through the
school, find your locker and locate all of your classes.
Students NEW to the area and entering Colville High School will register for fall
semester classes on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 26 & 27 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Only students “new” to the district need to register for fall
classes.
The first day of school is Wednesday, September 3, starting at 8:00 AM and
dismissal is at 2:45 PM. The entire staff at CHS looks forward to an exciting year. For
more information about CHS and upcoming scheduled events you may visit our web
sight at www.colsd.org.
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PANORAMA
COLVILLE JR. HIGH
Colville Junior High School
2014/2015
School Supply List
6th Grade 7th & 8th Grade
Erasable pens (blue, black and red) Pens (blue, black and red)
Pencils (3 dozen not mechanical) Pencils (3 dozen)
Erasers Erasers
Colored pencils (pkg of 12) Colored pencils (pkg of 12)
Highlighters (pkg of 4) Highlighters (pkg of 4)
6 Pocket folders (3 hole punched for your binder) Black ultra-fine point Sharpie markers
6 Separate single subject spiral notebooks College ruled notebook paper
12” Ruler Pencil pouch
2” Binder Binder w/ tab dividers
Pencil pouch Pocket folders (3 hole punched for your binder)
Sticky notes Single subject college ruled spiral notebooks
Black ultra-fine point Sharpie markers You will need exclusively for Math:
2” Binder with tab dividers
Graph paper
6” Transparent ruler
Scientific Calculator
You will need exclusively for 7th Language Arts:
2” binder with 300 sheets of college ruled paper
All Students:
Lockers:
All students will be issued their own locker. Combination locks are available at the school office the
first week of school for checkout. A $5.00 fee will be imposed if a student loses their combination lock.
A student may request to not have a lock, however, the school will not be responsible for the theft or
disappearance of items. Students are not allowed to bring a lock from home to put on their locker.
A lock that is not issued by the school will be cut from the locker.
P.E. Information & Supplies:
Each student needs to bring a separate pair of gym shoes to be used exclusively on the gym floor (shoes
do not need to be new, but must be non-marking, clean athletic shoes). Also, bring a pair of shorts or
sweats, t-shirt, and non-spray deodorant to keep in your PE locker. Mark all belongings with your name
so that if misplaced they can be returned to you easily. They may be kept in your PE locker and taken
home regularly for washing. The PE teacher will issue locks for PE lockers. There is a $5 fee imposed if
the student loses the lock. 6th graders will take PE 2 times a week for the entire school year, so be
prepared to bring your supplies the first day of school. 7th and 8th graders will take 1 semester of PE so it
might be a good idea to wait until you see which semester you are going to take PE before you acquire
your PE supplies.
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NORTHPORT
HOFSTETTER
Dear Hofstetter Families,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Ann McKern and I am
excited to be the next principal of Hofstetter School. My husband and I have lived in the Colville area the
majority of our lives and chose this area to raise our two children. Over the past few weeks, I have been
spending as much time as I can getting to know the building, the staff and returning students. I am proud to
become the principal of Hofstetter School which instills such a strong academic foundation and provides such a
positive and caring atmosphere.
Professionally, I have been a part of the Colville School District for 20 years. I began my teaching career at
Panorama Alternative School, then moved to Colville High School and then was fortunate enough to join
Colville’s administrative team in 2008. That first year, I worked under the direction of Sherry Cowbrough at
Aster Elementary working with kindergarten. The next year, I became the principal of Panorama School, which
is a Pre-K thru 12 school. I have loved every minute of my career in education. I feel so fortunate that I get to
do what I do everyday—work with amazing kids.
As Hofstetter’s next principal, I look forward to building solid relationships with students, families and
teachers. I will be spending a lot of time out and about the school, getting to know your children. If you ever
have a concern about something or a question about a specific situation or procedures please don’t hesitate to
call or email me. Good communication between home and school will make your family’s Hofstetter experience
richer.
I feel very lucky to have learned how to be a principal from Sherry Cowbrough and even luckier to be following
Mrs. Cowbrough as the next principal of Hofstetter School. Principal Cowbrough is leaving me with
outstanding staff, students and parents. I’m very much looking forward to becoming part of Hofstetter School.
I would also like to welcome returning and new students and their families to Hofstetter School. Hofstetter is
home to kindergarten, first and second graders. We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer. The
first day of school for 1
st
and 2
nd
graders is September 3
rd
. Kindergarteners will have screening appointments
and parent orientations on September 3
rd
, 4
th
and 5
th
. So, if you are the parent of a kindergartener, expect to be
receiving a letter outlining your child’s screening appointment time and your parent orientation time. The letter
will also detail your kindergarten child’s start date.
We encourage parents to be an active part of our school. Please consider this an open invitation to be a
volunteer in our building and in your child’s classroom. If you ever have any concerns or questions, please call.
Together, we are better. We invite you to visit the Hofstetter website at colsd.org; it is updated frequently, and
is a great way to keep up on changes and goings on.
The school office opens back up on Wednesday, August 20th. Our hours are 7:30 am to -4:00 pm, Monday thru
Friday. If you and your child would like to stop by and visit Hofstetter, please feel free to do so. I would like to
meet you and your child. See you soon!
Sincerely,
Ann McKern, Principal
ORIENT
The Orient School District is pleased to announce the
appointment of Tara Holmes as the new district superintendent.
Tara enters this position with 25 years of experience as a teacher
and as Principal.
Her history of support, service, dedication and knowledge
gives her an understanding of the district’s mission and vision.
She stated, “I am devoted to being a positive infuence in the
lives of Orient School District’s student community.”
The Orient community is fortunate to have Superintendent/
Principal Tara Holmes serving the Orient School District.
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FORT COLVILLE
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Fort Colville School
Ft. Colville Back to School
Newspaper Articles
August 2014
Fort Colville
New Student
2014-15 Registration
Registration dates and enrollment
times for new students - Starting
on August 21, 2014.
The office will be open from
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fort Colville Daily Schedule
2014-15
7:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Teacher Arrival
8:00 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doors Open/School Starts
8:05 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School Begins/Flag Salute/Announcements
8:10 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tardy Bell
9:35-9:50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AMRecess
11:30-12:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
st
Lunch
12:00-12:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
nd
Lunch
2:40 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dismissal for All Students
Fort Colville Staff
Brian Cecil Principal
Carol Bradeen Secretary
Johni Morris Secretary
Sarah Franko 3
rd
Grade Teacher
Kerry Lawson 3
rd
Grade Teacher
Kellie Martinez 3
rd
Grade Teacher
Stephanie Morehouse 3
rd
Grade Teacher
Carol Murphy 3
rd
Grade Teacher
Vickie Anderson 4
th
Grade Teacher
Angie Dumas 4
th
Grade Teacher
Jacy McEvoy 4
th
Grade Teacher
Karen Moulett 4
th
Grade Teacher
Jamie Rehn 4
th
Grade Teacher
Evan Jones 5
th
Grade Teacher
Rob Shaw 5
th
Grade Teacher
Kristie Shoemaker 5
th
Grade Teacher
Sue Tenut 5
th
Grade Teacher
Allison Thompson 5
th
Grade Teacher
TBA Nurse
Brendan Cesaratto Band
Lori Lund Nutrition Spec.
Holly Fairweather Nutrition Spec.
Mary Howell Tech. Specialist
Kathy Bassett Librarian
Kelly Degman Title/LAP Teacher
Kathy Dauenhauer LSC/SLP Teacher
TBA LSC/SLC Teacher
Linda Krieger Custodian
Sarah Peart Custodian
Karen Monasmith P.E. Teacher
Pam Price Intervention Spec./Title Coordinator
TBA Counselor
Liz Shaw OT/PT
TBA OT/PT
Heidi Cesaratto Speech Therapist
Para-Educators TBA
FT. COLVILLE SCHOOL
WELCOME BACK LETTER
2014-15
Dear Parents and Students,
I am very excited about all that Ft. Colville has to offer. We have an outstanding staff that is committed
to ensuring the best possible learning experience for our students. We have an academic program that is
aligned with state and national standards. We have a variety of extra-curricular opportunities that will
encourage you to try new things and continue to discover your strengths, interests and passions. Whether
it is academics, PE, the Arts or Technology, the opportunities here will help prepare you for success in
school and in life.
Parents, I encourage you to become involved in the Ft. Colville experience. Communicate with your
child’s teacher, ask your child to share what they are learning at school, volunteer for class and extra-
curricular activities. We look forward to working together to make learning a positive experience for all
Ft. Colville students.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school at 684-7830 and we will be glad to
help you.
Sincerely,
Mr. Cecil, Principal, and the Ft. Colville Staff
Evan Jones 5
th
Grade Teacher
Rob Shaw 5
th
Grade Teacher
Kristie Shoemaker 5
th
Grade Teacher
Sue Tenut 5
th
Grade Teacher
Allison Thompson 5
th
Grade Teacher
TBA Nurse
Brendan Cesaratto Band
Lori Lund Nutrition Spec.
Holly Fairweather Nutrition Spec.
Mary Howell Tech. Specialist
Kathy Bassett Librarian
Kelly Degman Title/LAP Teacher
Kathy Dauenhauer LSC/SLP Teacher
TBA LSC/SLC Teacher
Linda Krieger Custodian
Sarah Peart Custodian
Karen Monasmith P.E. Teacher
Pam Price Intervention Spec./Title Coordinator
TBA Counselor
Liz Shaw OT/PT
TBA OT/PT
Heidi Cesaratto Speech Therapist
Para-Educators TBA
FT. COLVILLE SCHOOL
WELCOME BACK LETTER
2014-15
Dear Parents and Students,
I am very excited about all that Ft. Colville has to offer. We have an outstanding staff that is committed
to ensuring the best possible learning experience for our students. We have an academic program that is
aligned with state and national standards. We have a variety of extra-curricular opportunities that will
encourage you to try new things and continue to discover your strengths, interests and passions. Whether
it is academics, PE, the Arts or Technology, the opportunities here will help prepare you for success in
school and in life.
Parents, I encourage you to become involved in the Ft. Colville experience. Communicate with your
child’s teacher, ask your child to share what they are learning at school, volunteer for class and extra-
curricular activities. We look forward to working together to make learning a positive experience for all
Ft. Colville students.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school at 684-7830 and we will be glad to
help you.
Sincerely,
Mr. Cecil, Principal, and the Ft. Colville Staff
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ONION CREEK
KETTLE FALLS
Dear Kettle Falls Parents and
Students,
Thanks for a great frst year
together! I met many of you in
our schools and at community
events. I hope that I can meet
many more of you. After a won-
derful interim year, the School
Board offered me a continuing
contract. I’m ready to rededi-
cate all my efforts to leading
our schools and supporting
our community. This year the
School District has two key
results that we are focused
on: improving community sup-
port and increasing student
growth.
I am optimistic about the future
and grateful that we have such
an amazing team of educators.
This year our goal is to share
with you our work in a unique
way. On our new website and
mobile app, our teachers will
share at least one picture of
students engaged in high qual-
ity work, and one announce-
ment every week.
We hope that by doing these
simple things, we will continue
to build strong relationships
of trust with you, our parents,
and let you see the high quality
work our students do on a daily
basis. As a result, we hope that
you will support our students,
teachers, and our district. Our
staff is also targeting student
growth. As an educational or-
ganization, each one of us will
pick one area in our profes-
sional practice in which to im-
prove. I believe that is the key
to success—small improve-
ments over time by everyone!
I’m so excited for our students
to return to school. While sum-
mer is great, the district just
isn’t the same without them!
We have been cleaning, or-
ganizing, preparing, learning,
going to training, and planning
for another great year. See you
soon!
Thank you,
Thaynan L. Knowlton
Superintendent
KETTLE FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT / 2014-2015 CALENDAR
All Wednesdays are One Hour Late Start Unless Otherwise Noted
JULY 2014
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JANUARY 2015
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19 M.L. King Day -
no school
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24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
FEBRUARY 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
13 No school / or Snow
Day Make-up
16 Presidents’ Day -
no school
SEPTEMBER 2014
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
1 Labor Day-no school
2 Teacher Orientation
3 1st day for Students
No Late Start
MARCH 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
OCTOBER 2014
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
13 No school
APRIL 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 Q 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 C C 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
2 Quarter Ends
3 Half Day
6-10 Spring Break
16-17 No School
Conference Days
NOVEMBER 2014
S M T W Th F S
1
2 3 4 Q 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 C C 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
5 Quarter Ends
11 Veterans Day - no
School
13-14 No School
Conference Days
26 Half Day –
No Late Start
27-28 Thanksgiving
Vacation
MAY 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
25 Memorial Day-
no school
DECEMBER 2014
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
22-Jan.2 Christmas Break
JUNE 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
12 Last Day – Half Day
KETTLE FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT / 2014-2015 CALENDAR
All Wednesdays are One Hour Late Start Unless Otherwise Noted
JULY 2014
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
4 Independence Day
JANUARY 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 S 28 29 30 31
1 -2 Christmas Break
19 M.L. King Day -
no school
27 Semester Ends
AUGUST 2014
S M T W Th F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
FEBRUARY 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
13 No school / or Snow
Day Make-up
16 Presidents’ Day -
no school
SEPTEMBER 2014
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
1 Labor Day-no school
2 Teacher Orientation
3 1st day for Students
No Late Start
MARCH 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
OCTOBER 2014
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
13 No school
APRIL 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 Q 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 C C 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
2 Quarter Ends
3 Half Day
6-10 Spring Break
16-17 No School
Conference Days
NOVEMBER 2014
S M T W Th F S
1
2 3 4 Q 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 C C 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
5 Quarter Ends
11 Veterans Day - no
School
13-14 No School
Conference Days
26 Half Day –
No Late Start
27-28 Thanksgiving
Vacation
MAY 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
25 Memorial Day-
no school
DECEMBER 2014
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
22-Jan.2 Christmas Break
JUNE 2015
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
12 Last Day – Half Day
Back to School Information from Onion Creek School!
About Us…
Our faculty, students and surrounding community offers truly unique
teaching, learning and living experiences. Our students and their families
are resourceful and resilient! Living in beautiful, rural and remote areas,
far from day to day conveniences that most take for granted, many of our
students have learned creative ways to solve problems. Our students
astound us with their ability to create and invent everything, including
their own tools! This creative spirit comes together in the classroom
as our “highly qualifed” and National Board Certifed teachers work in
tandem with students to apply new concepts to real life applications.
With only 40 students from preschool through grade eight, our teachers,
support staff and students peer tutor and collaborate much like a close
knit family.
Our facilities have improved along with our curriculum and achievement.
We have been fortunate to pass tax levies consistently over the years
offering the ability to provide excellent programs and “home” cooked
meals as well as to give our buildings and grounds a facelift. We
have replaced or remodeled worn essentials, including sidewalks and
landscaping which were accomplished with the help of our community.
Our small campus boasts a turn-of-the-century one room schoolhouse
(middle school), teacher’s cottage (preschool) and a newer building
equipped with modern technology.
Our teachers are masterful in maximizing the potential of students in
multi-age classrooms with an average student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1.
By the time our students transition to high school, we are proud of the
fact that they are achieving well above the state average!
As an individual who attended large schools as a young student, I feel
extremely fortunate to be a part of this small district. While the campus
setting will take you back to the nostalgic, by-gone days when life
was slower-paced, the quality and pace of education occurring in the
classrooms is nothing short of personalized and progressive!
Sincerely,
Patsy Guglielmino, Superintendent/Principal
Our mission… “The Onion Creek School District will inspire and
challenge people to work toward their potential by offering nurturing and
diverse learning opportunities, which emphasize academic excellence
and foster thinking, creativity, mutual respect, and shared responsibility
for the future.”
Belief Statement…
In order for students to be successful, parents, school and community must
support by word and action shared beliefs that is the framework for the education
of our children
We believe
Children are the future.
All children are entitled to the best education possible.
Education transcends age, place and time.
Everyone is a teacher and a learner.
Families are the primary educators of children.
When basic human needs are met, the ability to learn is enhanced.
People have the right to feel safe, to be respected and to be loved.
People have the right to be involved in decisions affecting their lives.
All people are born unique, with vast potential.
Children are naturally inquisitive.
People learn in different ways.
Learning is essential.
Learning is an active experience.
Learning is its own reward.
A good teacher can change your life.
Self-respect and self-esteem are essential for happiness.
There is value in diversity.
Our community and school are extensions of each other.
We are part of an interdependent world.
Communication is essential.
In cooperation.
In the empowerment of people.
In having some fun every day.
Calendar of Events:
New Student Registration – Please contact Cathy at 509-732-4240 to request
an appointment.
Wednesday, September 3
rd
– First student day
Wednesday, September 18
th
– First preschool day
SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015
Onion Creek School will
celebrate 100 years of learning
We are actively seeking pictures, memorabilia, and
stories of the first 100 years of our history. If you
have Onion Creek School memories, or know someone
who might, please contact our school office at (509)
732-4240. And, PLEASE join us next June 27 to
celebrate with our community and all those whose
lives have been touched by Onion Creek School.
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KETTLE FALLS
NEW STAFF
Elizabeth Bradeen
After graduating from Eastern Washington Uni-
versity I became substitute teacher for Spokane
and then for Kettle Falls. Moving back to my home
town of Kettle Falls was a dream come true. I have
a love for the outdoors and for sports. This last year
I was an assistant coach for the KF High School
girls basketball team and will be helping out again
this year. I am beyond excited and proud to be apart
of the Kettle Falls School District and to start teach-
ing at the elementary. This is truly a dream come
true and I can’t wait to start this exciting chapter in
my life.
MaKayla Carr
Wow I can’t believe that September is just around
the corner but I couldn’t be more excited to start the
new school year! My name is Makayla Carr and
I am coming back to my roots to begin my teach-
ing career as a third grade teacher at Kettle Falls
Elementary. After spending four years at Central
Washington University receiving my Bachelor of
Arts degree in Elementary Education, I knew that I
wanted to return to teach in this amazing area. As a
granddaughter and daughter of Kettle Falls gradu-
ates, I feel lucky to share my knowledge and love
for teaching with the youth and families in Kettle
Falls. I grew up in Colville, WA with my parents
and younger sister who is also working toward get-
ting her degree in Elementary Education at CWU.
I enjoy camping, hiking and fshing with family and
friends.
I feel very privileged to be a part of this amazing
school district and cannot wait for the frst day of
school. Every student will be a part of our class-
room CREW where we will learn and explore to-
gether. I hope that by sharing my love for learning,
my students will develop that passion for learning
as well. Every student has the potential to achieve
greatness; in my classroom, students will be sup-
ported in every step that they take when striving for
that success. With engagement and motivation for
learning, students will succeed and grow together in
our classroom CREW. With our CREW of learners
working and persevering together, we can achieve
anything we put our minds to!
Jeff Jordan
I came to teaching later in my life then most
teachers, and I believe it gave me a different view
on education. . I do not believe in one good way to
learn. Everyone has their own learning style and it
is important to adapt the curriculum to their style. I
enlisted in the Air Force and spent the next twelve
years traveling around the world. I deployed to
Desert Storm and I was medically retired in1996.
I became a teacher because I enjoy sharing in the
learning process with my students. I taught high
school English in Anaheim California for six years
and then moved to Priest River Idaho where I taught
middle school English for a year. While I enjoyed
working in Idaho, I was offered a job teaching at
the Air Force Survival School at Fairchild AFB that
I could not pass up. I spent seven years teaching
Air Force students how to survive in captivity and
water survival. I really missed teaching at the high
school level, and that is why I came to Kettle Falls.
I am looking forward to teaching at CVAand getting
to know my students and their families.
Jerek West
Graduated High School from St. John Endicott,
from there went on to attend University of Wash-
ington and Eastern Washington University to ob-
tain a Masters in Education. I am very excited to
be teaching English and Journalism at Kettle Falls
High School. I believe we are all lifelong learners
and I look forward to sharing this belief with the stu-
dents in Kettle Falls!
First day: Sept. 2
School day: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. secondary, 8 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. elementary
New staff: Summer Soltis - 5th/6th grade math/science; Mike Church – K-8
principal; John Glenewinkel – Superintendent (Sorry I don’t have any pictures
at this time.
Meals: Breakfast $1.40; lunch $2.35 kindergarten to sixth-grade; $2.80
seventh- to 12th-grades
Other: New student orientation on individual basis
Address: 30306 E. Highway 20
Phone: 509-775-3327 Elem; 509-775-3171 JR/SR HS; 509-775-3173 Dist.
Website: www.republic.wednet.edu
REPUBLIC
S M T W T F S
1 Labor
Day
2 School
Starts 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 Winter Break
1
No
2
School
3
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2
3 End
1st Qtr
4 5
6 ER
Conf
7 ER
Conf
8 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 9 10
11 NS
Veterans
Day
12 13 14 15 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 21
22
Winter
23
Break
24 25
No
26
School
27 18
19 NS
MLK
20 21 22 23 24
26 27 28 29 30 31 23/30 24 25
26 NS 27 NS
Thanks-
giving
28 NS
29 28 29 30 31 25
26 End
2nd Qtr
27 28 29 30 31
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5
6 NS
7 1
2 ER
End 3rd
Qtr
3 ER
4 1 2
8 9 10 11 12
13 NS
14 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5
6
Spring
7
Break
8 9
No
10
School 11 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
15
16 NS
President
s Day
17 18 19 20 21 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 24/31
25 NS
Memorial
Day
26 27 28 29 30
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 HS
GRAD
7 8 9 10
11 8th
GRAD
12 ER
Last Day 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
OCTOBER 2014 NOVEMBER 2014 DECEMBER 2014
Elementary 775-3327 Middle/High School 775-3171 District Office 775-3173
JUNE 2015
Republic School District
2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
www.Republic.wednet.edu
SEPTEMBER 2014
MARCH 2015
JANUARY 2015
MAY 2015 APRIL 2015 FEBRUARY 2015
August
29-31 - Ferry County Fair
September
1 - Labor Day (NS)
2 - First Day of School
October
November
3 - End of 1st Quarter (EOQ)
6, 7 - K-12 Parent/Teacher Conf. (ER)
11 - Veterans Day (NS)
26, 27, 28 - Thanksgiving Break (NS)
December
22 - Jan 2 - Winter Break (NS)
January
5 - School Starts
19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (NS)
26 - End of 2nd Qtr/1st Semester
(EOQ)
February
13 - No School (NS)
16 - Presidents Day (NS)
March
6 - No School (NS)
April
2 - End of 3rd Qtr (EOQ)
2, 3 - Student Led Conferences (ER)
6-10 - Spring Break (NS)
May
25 - Memorial Day (NS)
June
6 - HS Graduation
11 - 8th Grade Graduation
12 - Last Day of School (ER)
NS - No School
ER - Early Release (11:30)
LS - Late Start
HSPE - High School Proficiency
Exam
HS X-X
MSP - Measurement of Student
Progress
3rd - 8th Grade - X-X
EOC - End of Course Assessment
X-X and X-X
Welcome to Kettle Falls High School
Teachers and staff are back from a busy summer
of attending professional development, writing new
curriculum, and further enhancing their instructional
skills.
We have one new teacher joining us at the high
school, Jerek West, who will be teaching English and
Journalism. We also have a long-term substitute,
Suzie Knowlton who will be teaching Foreign
Language. Their enthusiasm and commitment to
student learning promise to make our school even
better!
The high school offce will open on August 26
th
for both students and parents. At this time students
new to our school may come to the offce to register
for classes with the counselor. Mrs. Sue Edwards
and the Associated Student Body have scheduled
freshman/new student orientation for 6:00 P.M.
on Tuesday, September 2
nd
at the high school.
Parents and students will have an opportunity to
ask questions, meet other students, and tour the
school. Mr. Flugel and the counseling department
will also be on hand to assist students with course
schedules. Students will not be given their class
schedules until the frst day of school to allow for
last minute changes that are requested.
School will open this year for students on
Wednesday, September 3rd. We will again be
serving breakfast beginning at 7:50 A.M., frst period
will begin at 8:20 A.M. Students who need time to
meet with their teachers and get extra help or re-test
in their profciency graded courses are encouraged
to use this before school time to do so. We will begin
the frst day of school with a brief assembly in the
gymnasium. Beginning with the second week of
school, we will continue our one hour late starts on
Wednesdays to provide professional development
time for teachers in the district. On Wednesdays,
beginning September 10
th
, school will begin with
breakfast at 8:50 A.M., followed by all classes.
As a reminder, we will begin the year with closed
campus. This means students will not be permitted
off campus until the end of the school day once they
arrive. Students should bring a lunch or enroll in the
school lunch program as they will not be allowed
to leave campus for lunch. This year picture day is
Tuesday, September 10
th
. Students and parents
will want to read the pricing information that will be
mailed to their homes as part of the back to school
mailing they will receive towards the end of August.
If you have a high school student, and are new to
the district, please contact Jim Hill at 738-6388 ext.
403 to get on our mailing list.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone for
what will be a GREAT school year!
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KETTLE FALLS
Welcome Back!
Kettle Falls Elementary is ready for a great year of compelling expeditions,
new books to read, challenging math, beautiful art and active PE. Students
will be developing the Habits of a Scholar and Good Citizen through Adven-
ture, High Quality Work and Service.
Kindergartners, watch for a letter with your screening time on Sept. 3. All
Kindergarten parents will have a conference time to meet with their child’s
new teacher on September 4th or 5th. School will begin for kindergarten
students on Sept. 8th.
School starts on September 3rd for 1st through 4th graders. Please watch
the mail for a packet with forms that need to be completed for the frst day
of school. Supply lists are available at the school, at Walmart and on our
district website. Class lists for the new school year are on the front door of
the elementary school.
Registration for new students will begin on August 21st from 8:00-2:00 each
day. We will be open on August 28 from 12:30-2:30. We are looking for-
ward to meeting you! If you have any questions, please call the offce at
738-6725 x299.
Check out our new website at www.kfsd.org to learn more about KFES.
See you all soon,
Mrs. McKern
Elementary School Principal
Welcome to Kettle Falls Middle School!
The staff at KFMS is ready for a fun and exciting year full of
new adventures and learning. We welcome Joy McIrvin as our
new 5th grade Social Studies and Language Arts teacher and
congratulate Steve Kroiss in his new position of PE and Health
and Lisa Rosen as our 5th and 6th grade Math teacher.
The middle school offce will open on August 20 for new student
registration. Summer offce hours are 7:00am to 3:00pm. Stu-
dent schedules and all required forms will be available for all
students at our annual Back to School BBQ and Open House
on Tuesday, September 2 beginning at 5:00pm. We will then
join our superintendent, Thaynan Knowlton, in the gym at 5:30
for a quick introduction to our new KFSD website. A hot dog
BBQ and open classrooms will end the night by 7pm.
School begins on Wednesday, September 3rd. Students will
report to their advisor’s classroom at 8:05. This day will be
a kick off for PBIS, our new behavior program. The Positive
Behavior Intervention and Support Committee have planned
this day to promote the core values of RESPECT, RESPON-
SIBILITY, and PRIDE. Students will travel in their advisory
group around the building where they will be taught the positive
behaviors that they are expected to demonstrate at school. We
will fnish the day with a school-wide assembly.
Please check out our new website at www.kfsd.org to learn
more about what is happening at KFMS!
See you at our BBQ on September 2!
Tracy Vining
Middle School Principal
Kettle Falls Middle School
Back to School Information
2014-2015
Registration – The middle school of-
fce opens August 20 for new student
registration. Offce hours are 7:00 AM
to 3:00 PM.
School will start on Wednesday, Sep-
tember 3. Buses will run on a normal
schedule. The school day will begin
at 8:05 and end at 2:35. There will be
no late start on this day.
Student Schedules - Student sched-
ules can be picked up at the Middle
School offce during the Open House/
BBQ on September 2nd.
Open House/BBQ –Tuesday, Sep-
tember 2 @ 5:00pm. AWelcome Back
presentation and introduction to our
new website will begin at 5:30 in the
gymnasium. Teachers will be avail-
able in their classrooms to meet and
greet and a free dinner will be served
beginning at 5:45 in the cafeteria.
Physical Education - All students
will need shorts, a Tee-shirt, and non
marking shoes to participate in P.E.
All students will be assigned a P.E.
locker/basket and a lock to safely
store their P.E. clothes.
Lunch Prices - Lunch is $2.35 or $.40
reduced and breakfast is $1.50. Free
and reduced applications will be mailed
home prior to school starting. This ap-
plication needs to be completed each
year to re-qualify for this program. If
you qualify, the transportation fee will
be waived for participation in school-
sponsored sports. Please make sure
to sign the “Consent to Share Infor-
mation with Other Programs” and turn
it in with your flled out application.
Immunizations – All 6th grade students
are required to have the Tdap (teta-
nus, diphtheria and pertussis) and the
Varicella (Chicken Pox) immuniza-
tions OR approximate date or age of
the actual Chicken Pox disease. This
is a requirement from the Washington
State Board of Health.
Wednesday Late Start - On Wednes-
days, beginning September 10, school
will start at 9:05 with buses running
one hour late in the morning. Please
watch for notifcation of additional
Wednesdays that will not have a late
start.
Student supply lists are posted at Ket-
tle Falls Drug and Wal-Mart.
Fall Sports – Football, Softball, and
Cross Country practice will start on
Wednesday, September 3 right after
school for 7th and 8th grade students.
All athletes must purchase the $20.00
ASB card and the $25.00 transporta-
tion fee per sport. This must be paid
prior to participating in a contest. The
football coaches are Greg Price and
Gary Axtell. Softball coaches are Amy
Owens and Teresa Eslick. The Cross
Country coach is Steve Kroiss. Stu-
dents must have a physical and com-
pleted athletic packet before practic-
ing. The athletic packets are available
in the middle school offce.
School Pictures – Leos will be here
Friday, September 19 beginning at
8:30 for individual school pictures.
Picture packets will be in the back
to school packet available at Open
House. Please remember to bring in
the envelop with the correct amount
on picture day.
RIVERWOOD
Riverwood Community
School
- Educating the Whole Child -
We extend a warm welcome to all returning
and new Riverwood students and their
families. We are happy to announce that
our early childhood program has been
accepted as a member of the Waldorf Early
Childhood Association of North America
(WECAN). And we have been approved by
the Washington State Board of Education
as a private school.
Although we will no longer be operating
the grades program as a homeschool co-
op, we are still offering enrichment classes
for homeschooled children. There are
opportunities for homeschooled children to
join the full-time Riverwood grade school
students in the afternoons and on Fridays
for Spanish, Art, Handwork, Science,
Nature Studies, Singing, Fiddle and other
subjects.
There will be a Parent Orientation Meeting
on Monday, August 25
th
, and an Open
House for enrolled students on Wednesday,
August 27
th
. The frst day of school will
be Tuesday, Sept. 2
nd
. We will continue
this year with a four day Tuesday - Friday
school week. Family feld trips and other
activities are scheduled for a handful of
Mondays during the school year. We look
forward to a wonderful year of friendships
and learning!
Preschool/Kindergarten Daily Schedule
8:30 Greetings
8:40 Nature Walk
9:20 Circle Time: which includes any
of the following: songs, joyful movement,
poems, games, stories and puppet plays
9:50 Snack
10:10 Indoor Free Play /Arts & Crafts (e.g.
painting, sewing)/ Practical Work Activities
(e.g. making bread)
11:00 Lunch
11:30 Jobs (e.g. sweeping, washing
tables)
11:45 Outside Play
12:45 Storytime
1:00 Naptime
1:45 Arts & Crafts and Tabletop Activities
for those not sleeping
2:30 Snack
2:50 Outside Play
3:30 Departure
Grades Daily Schedule (specifc classes
vary by grade and day of the week)
8:30 Rhythmic Movement/Mental Math/
Daily Oral Language
9:10 Main Lesson: Math, Language Arts,
Literature, History, Geography, Science
Blocks
10:45 Snack
11:00 Recorder/Music Theory or Handwork
or Painting or Form Drawing
11:30 Spanish or Yoga or Math/Language
Arts Extra Main Lesson
12:10 Lunch and Recess
1:10 Community Service or Singing or
Yoga or Science/Nature Afternoon
1:55 Painting or Form Drawing or
Peacekeepers Class or Modeling or
Seasonal Crafts
2:30 Fiddle or Recorder/Music Theory or
Literature Circle or Games/Playtime
3:15 Chores
3:30 Dismissal
Supplies Needed - All Ages and Grades
Sturdy shoes for hiking ·
Rain gear (waterproof pants, jacket, ·
and boots)
Snow/Winter gear (snow pants, ·
winter coat, warm hat, waterproof gloves,
snow boots)
Instrument purchase fee for wooden ·
futes or recorders and for fddle rental or
purchase (grades only)
For Early Childhood, contact Janelle
Sunshine (509) 675-4108
For the Grades, contact Monica Voltz (509)
936-0157
146 B Buena Vista Dr.
Colville, WA 99114
www.riverwoodschool.org
www.facebook.com/RiverwoodSchool
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COLVILLE VALLEY
JUNIOR ACADEMY
Colville Valley Junior Academy 2014-2015 Calendar (subject to change as needed)
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
29 30 1 2 3 4 5 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 11 First contract day for teachers
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 28 School Board 6 pm 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 14 Registration Day (4-7pm)
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 20 Teacher In-service
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 28 School Board 6pm
27 28 29 30 31 1 2 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 25 First day of school (min. day)
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 31 1 2 3 4 5 6
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1-3 ITBS testing
1 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Labor Day - No school 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 6-10 Alternate ITBS testing
2 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Spiritual Emphasis week TBD 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 Principal's council
3 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25 School Board 6pm 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 23 School Board 6 pm
4 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29-30 ITBS testing 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 24 First Quarter ends
5 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 27 Second Quarter begins
6 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
26 27 28 29 30 31 1 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 13 Christmas program
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 16 Science Fair & Auction 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 No board meetings this month
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 20 School Board 6 pm 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Dec 22 - Jan 2
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 25 Minimum day 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 Christmas Break
30 1 2 3 4 5 6 26 - 28 Thanksgiving Break 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Sunday
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 1-2 Christmas Break 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 4 Parent Teacher Conferences
2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 16 Second Qurter ends 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 President's Day - No School
3 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 Third Quarter begins 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 26 School Board 6 pm
4 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 19 MLK Day - No School 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
5 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 22 School Board 6 pm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 29 Test Analysis (min. day) 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Spiritual Emphasis TBD 29 30 31 1 2 3 4
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 12 Teacher Inservice 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 9 Academy Day at UCA
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 15 History/International Food Fair 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 Principal's Council
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 School Board 6pm 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 23 School Board 6pm
29 30 31 1 2 3 4 20 Third Quarter ends 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 April 27 - May 1 Outdoor School
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 23 - 27 Spring Break 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
30 Fourth Quarter begins
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 Graduation
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 25 Memorial Day - No school 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 3 Last day of school
3 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 28 School Board 6pm 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 12 Last day of contract for teachers
4 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 25 School Board 6pm
5 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30 1 2 3 4
6 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
5/1/2015 6/1/2015
MAY JUNE
JANUARY FEBRUARY
3/1/2015 4/1/2015
MARCH APRIL
8/1/2014 7/1/2014
2015
1/1/2015 2/1/2015
12/1/2014
2014
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER
NOVEMBER DECEMBER
JULY AUGUST
9/1/2014 10/1/2014
11/1/2014
Colville Valley Junior Academy
Journey to Excellence
Kindergarten – 9
th
Grade
Colville Valley Junior Academy is a Christian based school striving in educational excellence. Our staff is
focused on developing challenging programs that will help students excel academically in Christ-filled
environment.
School Registration - Register online at www.mycvja.org
Our principal and teacher Mrs. June Graham has specialized training in thematic instruction. She will be
teaching grades 5-9. She helps students who struggle with math and reading to establish an ability to use
symbolic imagery to see, understand, and remember.
Returning to our staff is Mrs. Paula Lebrun, teaching grades 1-4. She excels at adapting curriculum to
individual needs. She connects well with children on an individual basis.
Also, returning to our staff is Ms. Della Surdahl, teaching Kindergarten. She uses her creativity to offer exciting
learning experiences. She relates well with younger children by treating them with respect and validating
each child’s worth.
GOALS:
1. Assist the students in cultivating a personal, saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
2. Awaken a desire and thirst for knowledge.
3. Strive to develop appropriate and healthy relationships with peers and adults.
4. Aim to teach and model values for life including work, respect for authority, self-discipline and commitment
to excellence.
5. Encourage academic excellence.
DRESS REQUIREMENT
Colville Valley Junior Academy requires the wearing of uniforms as the dress requirement. We believe this
policy is important in achieving our goals as a Christian school. Uniforms help children to perceive each other
as equals. Fewer occasions for rivalry help focus attention on the main reason for the school—a sound
education.
STUDENT JOBS
God has given Scriptural instruction for industrious purposeful work; therefore we have instituted a work
training program at CVJA. Students may be eligible to be employed through on-campus industries. CVJA
Industries offers work in the store, bakery, or carob processing. The number of hours is variable.
Mark your calendars:
Science Fair – November 16
th
Ski Program - Begins mid-January
History Fair – March 15
th
Art Fair – June 2
nd
We invite you to find out more about our school. Call us at 684-6830 or explore our website at
www.mycvja.org Scholarships and financial aid available for those who qualify.
This document is © 2014 by editor - all rights reserved.
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