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Librarian fired following her arrest for sex with student

Elizabeth Kinkade, 37, is facing charges of five counts of sexual misconduct with a Tonasket High School student

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Tonasket librarian arrested for sex with student

Elizabeth Kinkade was released from jail today after being arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor

Educators cited for excellence

Educators from nine area school districts gathered Thursday to recognize top teachers and support staff.

District nixes senior projects

Okanogan students won’t need them to graduate anymore

The School District is scrapping its senior culminating project graduation requirement after this school year.

May 7, 2014- Academic honors

May 7, 2014- Academic honors

May 4, 2014- Academic Honors

Spokane Falls names winter honor roll

WSU under investigation for sexual violence, harassment complaints

Washington State University is the only post-secondary educational institution in the state being investigated; 54 others across the nation are also under scrutiny

Eastmont school bus hits Mustang

Six students escaped injury after their school bus hits sports car

State loses No Child Left Behind waiver for public schools

Federal officials pull will not renew waiver in wake of teacher union's objection to competency evaluations that include student academic achievement

April 23, 2014- Academic honors

The Chronicle CHENEY — Eastern Washington University has named its winter quarter dean’s list. Brewster — Monica Martinez, Maritsal Arellano, Jose Ortiz Villagrana and Lindsey Valdovinos. Bridgeport — Daiana Campos. Coulee City — Kody Prather. Coulee Dam — Karah Duclos, Taylor Black, Connor Crim, Luke Night Wolf and Erica VanZyverden. Mansfield — Connor Smith. Okanogan — Joshua McDonald, Brendan Colbert, Joshua Patterson, Carolyn Burke, Zoe Cheeseman and Mindy Widell. Omak — Miles Hansen, Lindsey Barry, Brianna Navarro and Brett Liebrecht. Oroville — Jayden Smith, Callie Barker, Zachary Speiker, Anamae Rood, Janna Thurston and Heather Galvan-Guzman. Pateros — Jacob Cruz. Republic — Raine Knowles. Tonasket — Mackenzie Black, Michelle Carlson, Christina Ledezma, Brenda Ramos and Michelle Jones. Winthrop — Alex Ulmer, Connor Fisher, Christopher Richardson and John Hutchinson.

Schools win awards

Several Okanogan County schools are among 413 statewide to win Washington Achievement Awards.

Scholarships offered for study at Omak college

Okanogan Grange No. 1103 and the Wenatchee Valley College-Omak Foundation offer educational scholarships

Kindergarten signups begin

By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN — Kindergarten registration is under way in districts across Okanogan and Ferry counties. In all districts, children need to be 5 years old by Sept. 1. A birth certificate, Social Security number and immunization records are needed. Schools say registration is important so they can plan staffing and other aspects of the program for next year. The Chronicle contacted all districts in the area; some did not reply by deadline. Those that provided information include: Brewster — Registration will be from 4-7 p.m. May 15 at the school, 503 S. Seventh St. Students need to attend, since teachers will be conducting entry evaluations. Curlew – Parents can register children at any time; most wait until August. Grand Coulee Dam — Registration ended April 11 at Center Elementary, but screening will be Thursday and Friday. Youngsters will be screened in vision, hearing and communication. Screening is by appointment at 509-633-0730. Kindergarten visit days will be from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 6-7 for registered children. “Your child will have the opportunity to experience classroom activities, recess and lunch,” the school said. Lunch will be available for a fee. Parents are asked to contact the school office by 9 a.m. to make lunch arrangements. Inchelium – Registration won’t be until August. Keller – “Transition day” is May 15 for Head Start and other children, who will visit the school that day. Registration is during the summer. Methow Valley – A roundup with classroom visits was in early March, but children can be registered any time. Nespelem – A special registration day usually isn’t planned. The school works with the local Head Start program for students moving from one level to the next. Okanogan — Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 21-25. Spanish interpreters will be available. Parents will get packets with information about the program, child development and readiness. Staff members will answer questions about classes, and student services and busing will be available. Screening will be offered for children with developmental delays. Registration will continue, by appointment, until May 9 by calling the school, 509-422-3580. Omak — Registration will be the first week of May at North Omak Elementary School, 615 Oak St. Preschool roundup will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 28-29. Free screenings can be scheduled by calling 509-826-2380. Orient – Kindergarten roundup will be at 3 p.m. May 1 in the school arts room, 274 Fourth Ave. Parents and children can learn about the program. Oroville – Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and tomorrow at the elementary school, 808 Main St. The school asks that parents make appointments by calling 509-476-3332. Paschal Sherman Indian School – Children can be registered any time at the school, 25 Mission Road, Omak. Pateros — Registration and screening will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 1 in the school gym, 344 W. Beach St. Appointments are requested by calling 509-923-2343 Ext. 2. Child Find screening for those from birth to age 21 will be the same day. Republic – Registration will be during school hours April 22-23 in the elementary office, 30306 E. state Highway 20. Tonasket – A kindergarten information night for English speakers was at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the school, 35 state Highway 20. Information for Spanish speakers will be presented at 6:30 tonight, with registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Those who miss the registration times can contact the school office, 509-486-4933, to sign up their children. Bridgeport already did its kindergarten registration. It drew 60 youngsters, elementary Principal Shelby Robins said.

Gay-straight club observing Day of Silence in local school

Omak High School's gay-straight club participating in Day of Silence; some parents keeping straight students home

Youngsters explore art

Apple Hill draws students on break

Children from Oroville, Tonasket, Riverside and Okanogan spent part of last week’s vacation exploring art during the Apple Hill Art Camps spring break workshop.

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