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 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

 By The Record    School

Area college students make honor rolls

Ashley Roper of Harrington has earned a place on the Spokane Falls Community College honor roll for spring quarter 2021. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be on the honor roll. Christopher Wyatt of... — Updated 7/21/2021


Class of 1971 holds reunion

ODESSA – Although the Odessa High School Alumni Association canceled its annual banquet for the second consecutive year in 2021, the members of the class of 1971 were unwilling... — Updated 7/15/2021


Locals make Honor Roll at WSU, GU, Whitworth

DAVENPORT —Several Lincoln County residents have been named named to an honor roll, and deans‘ list and presidents’ List at Gonzaga University, Whitworth University and Washington State University for spring term. Kaysa... — Updated 7/2/2021


School board approves employee contracts

DAVENPORT—The school board approved administrative and non-union represented employee contracts for nine district employees at its June 21 regular meeting. Superintendent Jim Kowalkowski, middle/high school principal and assistan... — Updated 6/24/2021


We're all in this together

The Davenport graduating class of 2021 recently shared a cap and gown moment with their younger Gorilla counterparts, this year's graduating kindergarten class. Davenport's high... — Updated 6/17/2021


Two receive P.E.O. scholarships

DAVENPORT – Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter N recently announced their 2021 scholarship recipients, Eleanor Telford and Amber Hamilton. Each of these graduating high school seniors from Lincoln County will receive... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By The Record    School

Second semester honor roll

ODESSA – At Odessa Jr.-Sr. High School, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.50-4.00 to be on the honor roll, and honorable mention requires a grade-point average of 3.25-3.49. Grade values are based on the state... — Updated 6/15/2021


Kids win bikes

Macklin Strode and Olivia Gies, both third-graders at P.C. Jantz Elementary School, were the winners of new bicycles donated by the local Masonic Lodge. Students who met their... — Updated 4/22/2021


FBLA team wins grant

Freshman members of the Odessa High School chapter of FBLA competed in the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program challenge in February. The team won second place and received a... — Updated 4/22/2021

 By Jeff Wehr    School

OHS scientists, engineers recognized

Bremerton, WA – Once again the Odessa High School students in the Advanced Science Research program presented their independent science and engineering research on March 26 - 27, 2021 at the 64th annual but virtual Washington... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Drew Lawson    School

More resignations at Davenport School District

DAVENPORT – The school board accepted six more resignations at its March 29 regular meeting, bringing the number of accepted resignations in 2021 to nine. Altogether, the... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By The Record    School

Spring sports underway, recommended hires voted in

ODESSA – The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the library and the meeting was also available via ZOOM March 24, preceded by a workshop held in the district office to discuss the budget, ESSER fund planning... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By The Record    School

Childfind to start for preschool screening

ODESSA – The Odessa School District, in cooperation with Educational Service District #101, will be providing a Child Find Screening clinic on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The screening will be offered at no cost to children of... — Updated 3/25/2021


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