Spokane Valley Kiwanis Foundation President, Mike Jackson, presented a grant award to Jon Larson at East Valley Middle School. Huge thank you to Doug Edmonson and the CTE Team for submitting the idea, as well as, the Spokane Valley Kiwanis Foundation Board for selecting them. The school was surprised and very appreciative!
A big shout out to Honeywell for the generous donation of school supplies and backpacks! Thank you for supporting our students!
Greg Flemming, Procurement Specialist, and Charlie West, Plant Manager.
School offices are now open! Enroll your student now!
Photo opp time with Jolene and her Dad (Jason) on the first day of school. Welcome Back CCS!
We want to thank all of our retirees for their hard work, dedication, and service to the East Valley School District over the years.
Shelly Engel - 30 Years of Service
Jacqueline Johnson - 12 Years of Service
Susan Morrison - 29 Years of Service
Tonia Abramson - 8 Years of Service
Sharon Alldritt - 23 Years of Service
Inge Arbacauskas - 8 Years of Service
Conni Bendio - 28 Years of Service
Shelli Sinclair-Wood - 27 Years of Service
Jewel Bang - 5 Years of Service
Loriann Howe - 29 Years of Service
Terri Putney - 3 Years of Service
David Palmer - 6 Years of Service
Kim Cash - 26 Years of Service
Thank you for all the support you have given to staff, students, parents, and the community. We wish you the best retirement!
Fifty-five photography students and three advisors (Nicole Talbert, Sammy Schmidt, and Bret Kiefer) traveled to beautiful Manito Park and Riverfront Park on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. The students captured pictures of flora, fauna, waterfalls, rivers, ponds, small animals (bunnies, turtles, rock chucks, butterflies), bridges, and architectural structures. Here are some of their beautiful photos!
Jim Kuehnle was a Spokane Valley businessman, community leader and legislator who raised his family and conducted his business in the East Valley School District for more than twenty years. Mr. Kuehnle adamantly believed that reward should be based upon merit; that people should be compensated in direct proportion to quality of work. Because of his heart for excellence in education, it was his desire to enhance the earnings of outstanding teachers in a way not provided by the existing salary schedule. The intended use for the teacher awards is for professional or personal growth. Through this award, his intent was to recognize teachers with high standards and excellent performance. Recognized individuals are: Outstanding, Dedicated, Motivated, Honest, Caring, Hardworking, and Diligent in covering assigned curriculum, respected by students, staff and patrons. In addition, the teacher has excellent classroom control, high expectations for student behavior while also holding students and self accountable.
We are proud to announce the 2022-2023 Jim Kuehnle Outstanding Educators are:
Kim Boulton - EVMS Science Teacher
Nicole Brown - Trentwood 6th Grade Teacher
Kelli Shanholtz - Otis Orchards 4th Grade Teacher
Please help us in congratulating these outstanding educators! Together, we are East Valley!
East Valley's very own Neale Rasmussen (Executive Director of Business Services) and Melissa Larsen (Business Manager) recently received recognition at the annual Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) from the State Auditor's Office. Neale and Melissa were recognized with the 'State Auditor's Stewardship Award' for their outstanding accomplishments in accountability, transparency, and good stewardship of public resources towards a shared mission of government that works better to earn greater public trust. Congratulations Neale and Melissa!
Together, We are East Valley!
On Saturday, May 20, 2023, the Spokane Home Builders Association hosted a construction camp at East Valley High School. This gave juniors and seniors the opportunity to meet and work alongside local builders and remodelers for a one day shed building event. Thank you to everyone that participated and a huge thank you to the Spokane Home Builders Association for giving students this wonderful hands on opportunity to explore these career paths!
A Middle School Social Studies Course Design and Instructional Materials Adoption Committee was convened to thoroughly review 7th and 8th-grade resources. Community members are invited to review the proposed core instructional materials for middle school social studies adoption. The recommendations for approval are as follows:
7th Grade - Washington State History Open Educational Resource (OER), Educurious - Copyright 2021
8th Grade - History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism Third Edition, Teachers Curriculum Institute (TCI) - Copyright Print 2023/Digital 2022
The materials will be available for community viewing from Tuesday, June 6 - Monday, June 12, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please contact Michele Chavez at 509.241.5011 for the opportunity to review the instructional materials and provide public comment.
East Valley is aware of multiple districts, including East Valley, receiving tips about potential snapchat threats. This threat has been investigated by law enforcement and it has been determined to be not credible.
The East Valley High School Strolling Strings playing at the WASBO (Washington Association of School Business Officials) Annual Conference on May 3, 2023!
Thank you to everyone that was able to join us at the ABC Trades Night on May 3, 2023! We had so much fun watching participants and learning about the various jobs in the trades industry. If you weren't able to check out this amazing opportunity, we hope to see you next time!
Please help us congratulate NEWESD's Center for Student Support for recently winning the WASA Community Leadership Award! This award is presented to community members or groups in recognition of their outstanding contributions to education.
Thank you for all the support you have given to East Valley this school year!
At long last, East Valley's new ballfields were ready for play! The Knights downed the visiting Clarkston Bantams 8-3 in the inaugural game on May 4, 2023. Proud of our kids and our community! Together, we are East Valley!
Thank you to everyone that was able to join us at the first Healthcare Discoveries Trades Night on April 27. We had a blast getting to know the vendors and the work they do on a daily basis. We can't wait to do this again!
Thank you to everyone that was able to join us at the first Automotive Trades Night on April 19. We had a blast getting to know the vendors and the work they do on a daily basis. We can't wait to do this again!
Members from the EVHS FFA team competed at the Washington Horse Evaluation in Ellensburg last week. The contest consisted of a test, an evaluation of six classes of horses, and two sets of oral reasons. Team members included Rachel Metge, Ruth Metge, Tiffany Altermatt, Nicole Hornbuckle, and Lacey Jacobsen. Overall the team placed 7th. Congratulations!
Please help us to congratulate Jaylin Brown for recently winning the WASA Student Leadership Award! This award recognizes student leaders who have created or played a significant leadership role in initiatives or programs that promote access, equity, or social justice in their schools and communities. Congrats Jaylin!