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Cheney Public Schools
12414 S. Andrus Rd.
Cheney, WA 99004
(509) 559-4599
 
Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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PACE    
 
Safe Schools Alert   
 
A note from the Superintendent:
 
2015 Bond Fact:  
There are eight portables on site to
accommodate classes, PE program-
ming and Three Springs High School.
2015 Levy Fact:
The actual tax rate is based on the 
total assessed value of all taxable
property within the School District
When the total assessed value for 
the School District goes up, the tax rate is reduced.
The District receives no extra money because of increases in taxes values. 

Eat Real Food

  • 11/25/2014

    Breakfast:
    Egg Biscuit & Fresh Fruit
    Lunch:
    Conference Day
    Sack Lunch
  • 11/26/2014

    Thanksgiving Holiday

    No School

  • 11/27/2014

    Thanksgiving Holiday

    No School

  • 11/28/2014

    Thanksgiving Holiday

    No School

  • 12/1/2014

    Breakfast:
    Omelet and Fresh Fruit
    Lunch:
    Chicken Fajitas
    Fresh Fruit & Veggie Bar
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Announcements

  • DISTRICT BUS DRIVERS PARTICIPATE IN PBIS TRAINING
    Last week, all of our bus drivers attended a workshop on the PBIS program (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports). On a daily basis, our drivers intentionally teach, enforce, and reinforce the expectations for student behavior on our busses. As part of the workshop, driver presenters shared scenarios on how to deal with certain situations on the bus with their coworkers. The District is so fortunate to have such a dedicated group of drivers - always looking to help students be the best they can be!
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  • McKINNA KENT IS ONE OF THE "FAB 14" LILAC PRINCESSES!
    Cheney High School's McKinna Kent has been selected as one of the "Fab 14" Lilac Princesses, and will participate in the Spokane Lilac Festival 2015 - "A Festival to Remember."  We are so proud of her accomplishments.  She did an excellent job at her interview, and will now step into the exciting training period with the other princesses.  There will be a free Friends and Family Night on January 22, and the Coronation on January 25.  Good luck to McKinna - we hope we will soon be able to announce that she is the Lilac Festival Queen!
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  • SUNSET ELEMENTARY SELECTED FOR "BOOK UP FOR SUMMER"
    Good news! Sunset Elementary has been selected to be a part of Page Ahead's new program "Book Up For Summer." Kindergarten students will be able to choose 12 new books just in time for summer reading. More information will be provided before the Scholastic Book Fairs in May.
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  • WMS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
    Ms. Pring and 12 Westwood students went to Second Harvest Food Bank in October. Their mission was to sort through and take out all of the bad pears in order to serve only good ones to fam...ilies in need. They grabbed their food handler gloves and boxed up 9,600 pounds of pears - which will help feed 8,000 families. Once the sorting was completed, they helped clean up the sorting room. These students showed their PRIDE in themselves and in our community.  Another fantastic example of the PACE Character Trait "Citizenship."
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  • YOU ARE INVITED TO WINDSOR ON DECEMBER 2
    Everyone is welcome to attend the School Board's community engagement event scheduled at Windsor Elementary School on Tuesday, December 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Come and hear information about the upcoming school levy and bond proposals.  A question and answer period will be held at its conclusion.
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  • CHS JUNIORS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN WMEA ALL-STATE
    Congratulations to Claire Arensmeyer and Alyssa Gonzalez-Robinson! As a result of their outstanding auditions, they have been selected to participate in one of the 2015 WMEA All State High School Honor Groups in Spokane. Claire was selected as an oboist for All-State Concert Band, and Alyssa was selected as 1st soprano for the All-State Symphonic Choir. We are so proud of our students and their accomplishments.
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  • DISTRICT RECEIVES FIT FRIENDLY SCHOOLS GOLD AWARD
    On Friday, November 14, the American Heart Association's Gold Fit Friendly Schools Award was presented to the district at a ceremony held at Snowdon Elementary School.  This award is provided to employers for promoting health and welness activities for their employees.  In the Cheney Public Schools, we know that it is important to be role models for our students by making healthy choices.  Our healthy choices include regular exercise, choosing nutritious meals, and managing stress.  Cheney High School's mascot and cheerleaders were on hand to celebrate with the staff and students.  Just some of the healthy choices exhibited at Snowdon are the monthly wellness themes in which they participate, such as Hydration, Nutrition, Giving Back, Heart Health, Brain Boost, and Move It! Move It!  As you can see, the students were happy to share in the excitement!
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  • THANK YOU, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, FOR VISITING CHS
    State Representative Jeff Holy and other community members toured Cheney High School on November 12. They had the opportunity to visit school classes and witness the teaching and learning taking place first-hand. Viewing instruction as it happens is one of the best ways to truly understand how students are supported as we prepare them for career and college.
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  • CHS SWIMMERS EXCEL AT SWIM MEET
    At the State Swim Meet last weekend, Cheney High School's Mackenzie Norman and Alexis Schmidt made us all proud!  Mackenzie took 1st Place in the 100-yard Freestyle and 4th in the 50-yard Freestyle.  Alexis took 7th Place in the 100-yard Butterfly, and 8th in the 200-yard Individual Medley.  Mackenzie and Alexis took 4th Place in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay.
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  • PACE TRAIT OF "CITIZENSHIP" HONORED AT BETZ
    Each month a specific PACE Character Trait of the Month is exemplified throughout the district.  November's trait is "Citizenship." Students were recently honored during an assembly at Betz for this trait.  They were entertained by the CHS Music 'N Motion and given a certificate for their accomplishment. Not only did students throughout the district display good citizenship, but community members also displayed this characteristic by voting this month.  We are fortunate to live in a country which encourages its citizens to take part in the electoral process.  If you have not yet registered to vote, you can complete the form online at the Spokane County Elections website, or obtain a form at your neighborhood school or public library.
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  • CONGRATULATIONS TO CHS BAND STUDENTS
    At the Veterans Day Band Competition in Auburn last weekend, the Cheney High School Band added to their impressive list of accomplishments.  They placed 1st in the AAA Division for Field Show, 2nd in the AAA Division for Parade, Best Marching in the AAA Division, and 1st Place Overall out of 30 bands in the Field Show.  They were awarded 2nd Place Overall - just missing 1st Place by two points.  What an accomplishment!  Please be sure to congratulate these students when you see them.
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  • DONATIONS FOR A GOOD CAUSE
    Cheney Middle School teacher Aaron Mason and his children recently participated in the Portland marathon in support of Teen Closet, a nonprofit organization that "dresses" teens who have been removed from their homes with only the clothes on their backs. On November 13, they were interviewed by Robyn Nance on KXLY's morning show, and were able to donate over $2,700 to Teen Closet.  More information on this worthwhile program can be obtained through this video.
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  • AIR AND ARMY NATIONAL GUARD VISIT CMS
    At the end of October, Sarita Hopkins' Careers class got a visit from Captain Jim Hopkins and the 141st Air Wing from Washington Air National Guard and the 96th Troop Command from Washington Army National Guard.  Not only that, but they brought with them some heavy duty military equipment for show and tell.  Thanks to CPT James Hopkins, SMSGt Steven Estep, MSGt Caleb Guthimiller, MSGt Joe Fields, TSGt Craig Minnihan, SRA Derek Reese, SSG Jim Thompson, and SFC Buddy Edwards for providing this experience for these kids!
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  • THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
    Cheney Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 26, 27 and 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. School will resume on Monday, December 1, 2014. We wish all staff, students, and families safe travels during this holiday break, and special times with family and friends.
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  • THANK YOU, VETERANS!
    Veterans' Day was celebrated in schools across the entire district, including the Veterans' Day Assembly at Cheney Middle School. A reception was held for our community veterans, and they were honored individually by students. What a powerful display of our student's appreciation for the service of these proud men and women!

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  • WASHINGTON'S FIRST LADY TRUDY INSLEE VISITS SUNSET
    Sunset Elementary School hosted First Lady Trudy Inslee as she learned more about how the Cheney Public Schools patners with organizations in order to provide exceptional services to our students.  Empire Health Foundation has assisted us in our transition to Back to Scratch prepared lunches.  CHAS provides us with a School Based Health Clinic which is located at Sunset and has expanded services to include Westwood Middle School and Cheney Middle School one day per week.  United Way also provides support for programming.  It all adds up to children supported to perform their best in school.  As you can see, First Lady Trudy Inslee enjoyed reading to our kindergarten students as well as asking their opinion about "Eating Real Food" which included Pumpkin Smoothies.
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  • JOIN GREATER SPOKANE INC. FOR BUSINESS AFTER SCHOOL
    Register your grade 8-12 student for the opportunity to attend an industry-led open house event around Computer Science in our region on December 8-12.  Computer Science is the development of new technologies, systems and computer based solutions.  Today, the work of a computer scientist usually falls into one of three categories:  1) designing and building software,  2) solving computing problems, and 3) discovering new computer applications.  For further information on available workshops and to register.
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  • LEARN THE FACTS ABOUT THE 2015 BOND
    The Cheney Public Schools Board of Directors approved a bond resolution to place an important measure on the February ballot.  This bond will make improvements to Cheney High School, including improvements to safety, security, heating, plumbing, electrical systems, make improvements to and equip Three Springs High School, construct and equip additional space for educational programs and student growth, undertake site improvements to address traffic/parking issues and make necessary capital improvements.  Board members will host community meetings to share facts about the bond at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Cheney High School, Dec. 2 at Windsor Elementary, Dec. 18 at Sunset Elementary, and Jan. 15 at Cheney High School.  A fact sheet is now available.  Superintendent Clemens and Finance Director Probert will be presenting facts to community groups.  Please contact the Superintendent's Office at 559-4502 to schedule a presentation.
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  • SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES RENEWAL M&O LEVY
    The School Board approved the renewal Educational Programs and Operation (M&O) levy which will appear on the February 10, 2015 ballot.  The proposed levy renews the three-year levy approved by Cheney Public Schools voters in 2012.  A fact sheet has been prepared which provides information concerning this levy to pay part of the cost of education programs and maintenance and operations support of the District. 
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  • REGISTER FOR READY! FOR KINDERGARTEN CLASSES
    As parents, you want your children to have a happy and successful school experience.  So do The Reading Foundation and Cheney Public Schools.  This program was recently named one of the Top 100 best programs in education by K-12 leaders.  Free registration for winter READY! for Kindergarten for parents of children birth through age 5 is now available.  Complete the registration form and follow the instructions for ways to sign up.  If you have any questions, please contact the READY! for Kindergarten coordinator, C.J. Johnson at cjjohnson@cheneysd.org or by phone at 559-4322.
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  • SEVENTH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT
    The seventh annual Turkey Trot, sponsored by the 2014 Cheney High School Cross Country Team, will be held at Cheney High School on November 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. We encourage all Thanksgiving Day Walkers/Runners of all ages to join the fun.  Be sure to register by November 10 for your T-shirt.  Turkey Trot Entry Form
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The Cheney School District does not discrimi­nate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, economic status, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

 

The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination.

 

Title IX/Chapter 28A.640 Officer/

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator/ADA Coordinator

Mr. Sean Dotson, Associate Superintendent, Cheney School District, 12414 S. Andrus Rd., Cheney, WA 99004,  Phone:  559-4550

 

Section 504 Coordinator

Ms. Kristi Thurston, Director, Student Support

Services, 12414 S. Andrus Rd., Cheney, WA  99004, 

Phone:  559-4507