Pateros honors school board, students

Pateros School District Superintendent Lois Davies presents certificates of appreciation to school board members, from left, vice chair Chad Miller, chair Grace Larsen and director Marc Armstrong.

PATEROS — Students and board members received recognition at the latest Pateros School Board meeting.

Principal Mike Hull announced 75 students achieved Honor Roll or “Student of the Quarter” accolades in the first semester. As a reward, those students saw “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Omak Theater.

In light of School Board Awareness month, superintendent Lois Davies presented a certificate of appreciation to each of the board members present at the Jan. 31 meeting: chairperson Grace Larsen, vice chair Chad Miller and director Marc Armstrong.

Directors Parker Barth and Marty Robinson were absent.

In other business, the Pateros School Board:

-Unanimously voted to allow the New Old Time Chautauqua performance group to use the Pateros School’s gymnasium for the vaudeville show and school grounds for workshops after a tentative performance planned for Saturday, June 23. Alta Lake State Park will host the remaining portions of the show, ranger John Whittet said. The group’s also scheduled to visit Twisp Wednesday, June 27.

-Heard Marcus Stennes was named Central Washington 1B League District 6 Athletic Director of the year.

-Gave kudos to the school’s handling of two alarms – one planned evacuation drill and an unexpected boiler issue. “I got to step outside my office and pull the fire alarm,” principal Mike Hull said of the latter. “That’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”

-Approved the Associated Student Body’s overnight leadership camp at Chewelah Peak Learning Center Feb. 24-26.

-Approved route bus driver Ray Sloss’s one-year leave of absence and the hiring of Ana Sanchez as head junior high volleyball coach.

-Accepted the resignation of assistant high school and head junior high volleyball coach Ana Vasquez.

-Scheduled the next board meeting for Monday, April 30 at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 Highway 20, in Twisp.

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