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Finch Elementary celebrates completion of renovations with upcoming dedication and open house

Finch Elementary celebrates completion of renovations with upcoming dedication and open house

John A. Finch Elementary will hold a dedication ceremony for its newly renovated building on Wednesday, January 21, at 8:00 a.m. An open house will be held the following Saturday, January 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Members of the community are welcome to attend both events.

 

Finch re-opened its doors to students January 5th. The $22.5 million renovation began during the summer of 2013. The school, which is located in northwest Spokane on the northeastern corner of Audubon Park, was officially registered on the National Historic Register on January 8, 2014.

 

Community Colleges of Spokane to host MLK Jr. Day events

Community Colleges of Spokane to host MLK Jr. Day events

The Community Colleges of Spokane will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day by hosting guest speakers at each of their campuses. Information for each event is below:


Spokane Falls Community College:

Saul Williams will speak at SFCC on Wednesday, January 21st, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUB Lounges A/B/C. Williams is best known for his slam poetry and music performances, but is also a writer and actor. His book, The Dead Emcee Scrolls, will be on sale at the SFCC bookstore, and there will be time allotted for signing at the end of the celebration. The event is presented by the SFCC Black Student Union

The event is free to attend, and open to the public. For more information contact Carl Richardson at 509-533-3714


Spokane Community College:

Avista reports energy savings success from partnership with Spokane Public Schools

Avista reports energy savings success from partnership with Spokane Public Schools

Avista said energy improvements made to district school from their partnership with Spokane Public Schools (SPS) during 2014 have qualified for $237,189 in energy efficiency rebates and incentives. These are expected to save SPS approximately $65,000 in energy costs annually.

 

Since 2005, the school district has received more than $2.7 million in energy efficiency incentives as a result of this ongoing partnership.

 

According to Avista, the majority of projects in 2014 focused on the new Ferris High School building, which was built with energy efficiency in mind. It includes some of the following features:

Spokane Public Schools reports top 5 items community asked to include in 2015 bond and levy

Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shelley Redinger runs through a list of the top five items the Spokane community asked us to include in the 2015 bond and levy.

To learn more, visit www.spokaneschools.org/2015bondandlevy

KSPS "Educating Spokane" program to air on Jan. 8

KSPS "Educating Spokane" program to air on Jan. 8
Community members are invited to get their questions about Spokane Public Schools answered during a KSPS program called “Educating Spokane,” which airs Thursday, January 8th, at 7:00 p.m. on channel 7.

School Board President Jeff Bierman and directors Sue Chapin and Rocky Treppiedi will join Superintendent Shelley Redinger to answer questions from the public. Viewers will be able to text their questions to es@ksps.org at any point during the show. The question phone hotline can also be called at 509-354-7711

 

Ferris High School students put on a "Treecycling" fundraising event for Senior All Nighter

Ferris High School students put on a "Treecycling" fundraising event for Senior All Nighter

Ferris High School students will hold a Christmas tree recycling fund raiser January 3rd-4th and 10th-11th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Those interested can drop off their tree at the Ferris High School parking lot at 37th & Regal, for a minimum donation of $5.00.

Those who would like their trees to be picked up at their homes, can contact Jay Oien at 509-230-6886 to schedule a local pickup. The minimum donation for trees being picked up locally is $10.00.

 

All proceeds from the Treecyling event will go to the Senior All Nighter, a drug and alcohol free graduation party.

How Spokane Public Schools determine when to delay/close due to winter weather

Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shelley Redinger details how the district deals with winter weather delays and school closures, and takes a look at the upcoming bond and levy.

Learn more at www.spokaneschools.org.