Competition Encourages Elementary Students to Read Books They Normally Wouldn’t

Elementary school librarians created the You’ll Enjoy These Incredible Books! (YETI) Books competition to challenge students to read books from a variety of genres and to work together as a team. A year in the making. Each year school librarians from across the Pacific Northwest nominate the best, recently published novels for middle grader readers…

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Student Musicians Invited to WMEA All-State Conference

More than 30 student musicians from district high schools were invited to attend the 45th Annual All-State Conference in Yakima, Wash., hosted by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA.) This year’s conference was held Feb. 15 to 18 with the theme “Music: Leading to the Heart of Education.”  Due to unfortunate travel conditions and inclement weather,…

PTA’s new gazebo at Sunnyland will be solar powered

Sunnyland Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association stepped up once again to create an enduring addition to the school grounds. Sunnyland parent Ted Clifton, who runs local home-building company TC Legend Homes, led construction of a gazebo next to Sunnyland’s playground. Clifton’s business donated about $15,000 in materials and labor to the project. This doesn’t include…