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Davenport FBLA advances to state

DAVENPORT-- 22 members of the Davenport FBLA chapter competed in person at the Northeast Region FBLA Winter Business Leadership Conference Monday, Jan. 30.M embers competed in a... — Updated 2/3/2023


School district enrollments mostly see slight increase

DAVENPORT–The past three years have impacted classes, sports and many school activities. The start of a new school year brings back a sense of normalcy. Mask mandates are in the past and classes resume, but have the past three... — Updated 10/13/2022

 By Drew Lawson    School

Redistricting takes aim at recruiting new board member

DAVENPORT-New redistricting documents discussed at the school board's meeting Wednesday, July 27 will attract more candidates to fill District 1's vacant seat, the district hopes. T... — Updated 8/5/2022


John Bruce welcomed by school district

ODESSA- Principal Jamie Nelson welcomed new Superintendent John Bruce in his first official School Board Meeting on Wednesday, July 27. Nelson thanked Juli Weishaar and Staci Classen for their communication and attention to detail... — Updated 8/5/2022

 By Drew Lawson    School

Local impact of pandemic on state test scores

DAVENPORT-Students' standardized test scores dropped statewide in English/language arts (ELA) and math assessments between 2019 and 2021 tests, and local schools were no different.... — Updated 2/25/2022


Abernathy's poster wins District contest

DAVENPORT-Seventh-grader Jenna Abernathy's peace poster entry has been selected as the Lions Club District Peace Poster winner. Her poster has been sent to the next level of... — Updated 12/9/2021


Winterfest in full swing

DAVENPORT—Winterfest is back this year after a one-year COVID-19-created hiatus, and rival high schools Davenport and Reardan are competing for the coveted “Golden Plunger” award this week after a years-long hiatus.... — Updated 12/9/2021

 By The Record    School

Senate Bill 5487 to encourage school consolidation

WENATCHEE – Sen. Brad Hawkins would like to see fewer small districts in the state. On Monday, Dec. 6, the Wenatchee Republican pre-filed Senate Bill 5487 to entice small school districts to consolidate or merge with larger neigh... — Updated 12/8/2021

 By The Record    School

FBLA's Operation December to Remember

ODESSA – Odessa High School's FBLA chapter is working to bring the spirit of Christmas to Odessa by completing nine operations that spread kindness and joy throughout the... — Updated 12/8/2021


Odessa FBLA attends Fall Conference

YAKIMA – Members of the Odessa High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America made their first in-person visit in almost two years to the Washington State FBLA Fall... — Updated 12/8/2021

 By Drew Lawson    School

Oliver resigns as Davenport SD business manager

DAVENPORT—Leslie Oliver, the business manager for the school district here, is resigning her position effective Nov. 15 after accepting a new position with the Northeast Washington Educational Service District. The school board... — Updated 10/28/2021


Reardan-Edwall School District earns emergency grant

REARDAN—The Reardan-Edwall School District was granted an emergency connectivity federal grant totaling just over $700,000, the district announced late last week. The funding is the first the district applied for in the federal... — Updated 10/28/2021


Sprague man makes Dean's List at Maryland

SPRAGUE—A local man was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Maryland’s global campus for the summer term. Jeffrey Vannorman received the honor. The UMGC lists students on the Dean’s List who earn at least six... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Drew Lawson    School

Evaluating east Lincoln County enrollment

LINCOLN COUNTY-Mandates, pandemics and new curriculum all appear to be influences on enrollment rates, trends and retention numbers across eastern Lincoln County. Each of the four... — Updated 9/30/2021


Davenport FFA holds creek cleanup

Members of Davenport FFA participated in a Cottonwood Creek cleanup last week. Students picked up trash in the creek and area from Harker Street to the fire station. Participating... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Drew Lawson    School

Davenport school board holds first meeting since school began

DAVENPORT—The school board met virtually as COVID-19 cases locally remain high for its Monday, Sept. 27 regular meeting. The board approved two action items in part and heard excitement from superintendent Jim Kowalkowski, high... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Drew Lawson    School

Well-liked Reardan-Edwall School District employee dies suddenly

REARDAN-The Reardan-Edwall School District woke up Sunday morning to the news of the sudden passing of Jay Warwick, a longtime district employee who died in his sleep at the age of... — Updated 9/30/2021


Odessa School District – 2021/2022

Supply List Preschool 1 reg. backpack, labeled with student’s name 1 box 24 Crayola crayons 2 boxes washable markers 4 large glue sticks 2 large boxes facial tissues Kindergarten 1 regular backpack, labeled with student’s name... — Updated 8/12/2021

 By Drew Lawson    School

Landt resigns from Reardan school board

REARDAN – Nick Landt submitted his resignation from the Reardan-Edwall School District Board of Directors after almost 12 years on the board. The remaining and present board... — Updated 8/5/2021

 By The Record    School

Schlomer promoted to senior airman

MALSTROM AFB, Mont.– Casey Schlomer, a graduate of Odessa High School in 2016, now has tangible proof from the U.S. Air Force of her promotion to the rank of senior airman. She... — Updated 8/5/2021

 By The Record    School

Christian Music Freedom Festival a success

ODESSA – The 2021 downtown Odessa Christian Music Freedom Festival, sponsored by Rolling Thunder Pizza and benefiting the local Odessa Guitar Ministry for Kids, was held July 24 in downtown Odessa. The festival began in 2019 and... — Updated 8/5/2021

 By The Record    School

Board passes $5 million school budget

ODESSA – The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library (also available via ZOOM) on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, preceded by a workshop in the district office at 5:30 p.m. to discuss staffing... — Updated 8/5/2021


High school drafts new schedule

DAVENPORT – After a survey of students indicated a majority preferred the idea, the high and middle school are leaning toward a new schedule style for the 2021-22 school year. A return to five days in person is on the horizon,... — Updated 7/29/2021


School hires Kelp as new custodian

DAVENPORT – The school board approved the hire of a new full-time custodian at its regular meeting July 26. Aaron Kelp has been the custodial lead for the Mead School District since 2010 and is moving to Lincoln County, where... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By Drew Lawson    School

School board approves 21-22 budget, 20-21 budget extension

DAVENPORT – The school board approved two finance-related resolutions at its July 26 meeting. One was petitioning OSPI for a 2020-21 budget extension due to increased expenditures caused by the pandemic, and the other was... — Updated 7/29/2021


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