Second-graders recycle cardboard

North Omak Elementary School

OMAK – North Omak Elementary School second-graders are recycling cardboard.

Omak School Board members learned about the effort during their Jan. 22 meeting.

The students want to cut back on the amount of recyclable material that ends up in the trash, the board learned.

In other business, the board:

-Approved a lock-in event for the Teaching Everyone Awareness Club and FFA to train peers on suicide prevention discussions.

-Approved a trip for the Robotics Club to attend a competition Jan. 26-27 in Seattle.

-Approved the jazz band’s request to attend the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 22-24 in Moscow, Idaho.

-Learned the high school’s goal for the year is to see 75 percent of students have a 90 percent or better attendance record. The current number is 60 percent of students with a 90 percent or better attendance record.

-Learned Omak Middle School will have a leadership event in February at the high school. Students from multiple districts will be able to swap leadership ideas with their peers.

-Learned high school Link Team leaders planned a “cocoa and cram” event Jan. 23-24 for students studying for finals.

-Learned freshmen planned to go bowling Jan. 25 to celebrate the end of their first semester in high school.

-Heard an update from East Omak Elementary School Principal LeeAnn Schrock on efforts to identify students needing additional help with their school work, goals for raising reading test scores, priorities for the year, discipline and family involvement.

-Approved first readings of several policies and procedures.

-Approved a memorandum of understanding with the Omak Education Association teachers’ union concerning the online education program.

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