WALLA WALLA — Running bond elections, or any election for that matter, is not cheap.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla School Board on Thursday passed a resolution to put a $10.2 million bond to build a new science building at Walla Walla High School before voters in the April 22 special election.
WALLA WALLA — By a vote of 4-1 the Walla Walla School Board passed a resolution to put a $10.2 million bond to build a new science building at Walla Walla High School before voters in this April’s special election on Thursday afternoon.
WALLA WALLA — School and community members urged the Walla Walla School Board to move forward with a plan to build a stand-alone science building at Walla Walla High School, despite the district’s Community Facilities Task Force recommendation Tuesday not to do so.
Discussion will continue at tonight’s Walla Walla School Board meeting.
WALLA WALLA — Despite concerns from its Community Facilities Task Force, the Walla Walla School District may yet forge ahead with a plan to build a stand-alone science building at Walla Walla High School.
One teacher nurtured his passion for music while another lit a fire for studies.
WALLA WALLA — On the heels of a pair of failed bond elections to fund a complete renovation of Walla Walla High School, district officials are forwarding a dramatically scaled-back plan to build a new stand-alone science building and leave the remainder of the renovation plans to a later bond issue.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College President George Bridges announced in an email to college alumni Wednesday that he plans to resign in June 2015.
It’s an annual shell game at Walla Walla University, with the goal to keep the shell intact.
COLLEGE PLACE — One by one, with names like Fabulous Unicorn, the Eggsecutor and Team Viper, egg-preserving contraptions tumbled down from the roof of Walla Walla University’s Kretschmar Hall.
Wa-Hi students are taking to the digital media tech class like, well, fish to water.
Wa-Hi students are working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a simulation of the Lower Granite Dam as part of their Wa-Hi digital media technology class.
A tour of Walla Walla’s public schools reveals a district with forward-looking programs, but outdated facilities.
WALLA WALLA — Despite the floor-to-ceiling windows along one wall, the physics lab at Walla Walla High School is underlit. Bundles of wires and powerstrips dangle from the room’s computers and the six lab tables in the middle of the room leave little room for anything else.
The formerly highly rated school had slipped to the state’s second-lowest rating.
MILTON-FREEWATER — As short a time ago as 2008, Ferndale Elementary was a model school.
WALLA WALLA — The Carrie Welch Trust will no longer directly award individual academic scholarships but will instead partner with the College Success Foundation to provide scholarships to low-income Valley students, the trust announced.
A survey of school personnel indicates 90 percent favor a new capital bond proposal.
WALLA WALLA — Staff and faculty made it clear in a survey released Wednesday that something must be done to modernize the 50-year-old school.
A public committee is being formed to conduct the survey.
WALLA WALLA — To Jennifer Douglas, good health and quality education go hand in hand.
WALLA WALLA — A woman who led some of the most successful protests and campaigns of the 1960s Civil Rights Movements gave an intimate workshop Wednesday to 20 or so area college students in the front room of the Glover Alston Center at Whitman College.
WALLA WALLA — An era of leather jackets, hot rods and teenage love will take over the Gesa Power House Theatre stage Friday and Saturday.
Four districts have replacement levies on the Feb. 11 ballot; Dixie also want new capital funds.
Diane Nash will give a lecture, culminating several events to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
MILTON-FREEWATER — McKenzie Marley will fill a vacancy on the Milton-Freewater School Board created when Dennis Burks resigned in December. Marley, a lifetime resident of Milton-Freewater, was selected as one of two applicants.
MILTON-FREEWATER — McKenzie Marley joined the Milton-Freewater School Board to make a difference, she said in a phone interview Friday.
WALLA WALLA — There will be two registration periods this year for enrollment in Walla Walla Public Schools during the 2014-15 school year.
The Blue Devils have long been bedeviled with a substandard running track.
The former Lincoln High School principal’s approach lifted students and the school, but left him exhausted.
After winning approval for a new high school, district officials are wary a $2.98M operations levy might be a tough sell this year.
COLLEGE PLACE — With almost 30 percent of its annual budget on the line, College Place Public Schools is hoping voters can distinguish between a bond and a levy as it seeks to renew its programs and operations levy this February.
WALLA WALLA — After years of success shooting air rifles, including winning a national championship this past spring, Walla Walla High School’s Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps precision rifle team is looking to take things up a notch.
The alternative school near Milton-Freewater has been operating in the red and is too costly to repair.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Facing sizable losses and a building that needs major repairs, the InterMountain Educational Service District and Milton-Freewater School District have agreed to shutter Pleasant View High School at the end of the school year.
The former Eastern Washington congressmen is sponsoring a student tournament in history and government.
WALLA WALLA — Using the same modest charm that helped him unseat then-Speaker of the House Tom Foley in 1995, former U.S. congressman George Nethercutt captivated a classroom of eighth-graders at Pioneer Middle School Thursday.
The East End Rod and Gun Club nearly doubled its membership to 800 over the last year.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A surge in gun sales nationally and in the Walla Walla Valley over the past year has led to explosive growth at the East End Rod and Gun Club.
DIXIE — The Dixie School Board approved a resolution at a special meeting Tuesday night to put a six-year, $450,000 capital levy before voters this February.
WALLA WALLA — With brown hair cascading over a blue Nike pullover, Opportunity Program student Cristal Quezada is the picture of a normal high school senior.
A man fleeing what police believe was a home burglary caused a 45-minute lockdown Tuesday at Berney Elementary School.
WALLA WALLA — After six years of service in Whitman College’s highest academic post, Provost and Dean of Faculty Timothy Kaufman-Osborn is stepping down.
The 172 Walla Walla Valley Academy students use the devices more than pencils and paper.
COLLEGE PLACE — The most striking thing about Tyler Anderson’s eighth-period U.S. government class at Walla Walla Valley Academy on a recent day wasn’t the row of metallic iPads students propped up on their desks.
Whitman’s team has been suspended from official competition over federal Title IX concerns.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College’s debate team has been suspended from some functions because of Title IX infractions in late October according to a recent report in the school’s student newspaper, the Whitman Pioneer.
It will be her first featured spot with the Walla Walla Symphony, but at just 17, Kyli Humphreys is an accomplished French horn soloist.
They’re at a loss for a renovation measure they think voters would accept.
WALLA WALLA — How do you persuade a community to pass a bond that will accomplish less but likely cost the same or more than one voters had already shot down?
COLLEGE PLACE — College Place broke ground for its new high school Wednesday morning, marking the culmination of decades of efforts to build the city its own secondary school.
WALLA WALLA — With just more than 80 percent of the vote, Sam Wells was elected Tuesday to the Walla Walla School Board.
The district got an upgrade at no additional cost because of the delay in the project.
WALLA WALLA — For this fall’s production of “Flowers for Algernon,” Walla Walla High School drama teacher Brian Senter wants to get the audience close to the action.
The School Board is weighing a two-phased approach to renovations amid a fractious voter climate.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla School District is closer to meeting its enrollment goals than it originally thought, school officials announced Tuesday at a school board meeting.
The Southeast Area Technical Skills Center is expected to open for classes by summer 2014.
WALLA WALLA — The $11.5 million Southeast Area Technical Skills Center is on time and on budget construction officials said during a tour of the facility by the Walla Walla School Board.
Results of Washington state’s yearly check on its goal of closing the proficiency gap among public school students by half for reading and mathematics shows there is work to do.
Oregon’s redesigned report cards for public schools and districts — a new 5-tier rating system placing more emphasis on student gains rather than meeting specific scores — gave mixed marks for Valley schools.
Differences between projections and actual enrollment can affect program funding and staffing
WALLA WALLA — October enrollment reports are out and school districts around the area are finding out how close they were with their enrollment projections — and whether they’ll have to scrimp or be able to spend with a degree of comfort this school year.
Wells, a financial advisor at Edward Jones, is the only remaining candidate actively running for the position after Josh Gonzales announced Tuesday that he is withdrawing from the race due to time conflicts with a new job.
COLLEGE PLACE — The future of the city’s new public high school is becoming clearer by the day.
STEM teaching comes to Blue Ridge Elementary in a ‘real life’ format.
WALLA WALLA — The young scientists looked crestfallen, the wheels just having fallen off their test vehicle.