Express day care sign-ups to start

Express day care sign-ups to start

Hilary Kraus Staff writer

Registration for Spokane Public Schools’ Express child care programs for the 2003-2004 school year will be during the week of April 21-25 at your children’s elementary school.

Registration will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Half-day kindergarten programs are offered at the elementary schools from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to compliment the kindergarten school day. Before- and after-school care is also available.

For more information, or to inquire about space availability at your elementary school, contact the Express Administration offices at 354-7312.

LC students show heart

Students at Lewis and Clark High won a friendly competition between other area schools, raising $265 for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. LC students, along with students from Gonzaga Prep, Mead, Mt. Spokane, Freeman, East Valley and University, sold hearts to help support the Red Robin’s “Burgers with a Heart” campaign. LC’s contribution earned the school the Spirit With a Heart traveling trophy.

The total raised was $10,946.50, which will benefit the crisis nursery. The nursery provides a safe place for Spokane-area children who are at risk of abuse or neglect.

St. Michael’s hosts auction, dinner

Mt. Saint Michael seventh annual auction and dinner will be held at the school on April 26, beginning at 5 p.m.

Some of the money raised at this year’s auction will be used to upgrade the theater and library facilities at the Catholic school.

A drawing will be held for a vacation getaway or $1,500 cash – winner’s choice. Richard Brown, anchor at KXLY TV, will emcee.

Tickets for the dinner are $25 per person or $40 for two. For reservations, call parish secretary Carol Dunn at 467-0986, ext. 100, or e-mail her at

The auction Web site is auction.asp.

Moses Lake mom to speak at Ferris

Colleen Trefz, parent of a former student who survived the Moses Lake school shooting in 1996, will speak at Ferris High School on April 15 from 3-4 p.m.

Trefz’ presentation, titled “Virtuous Reality,” will focus on the positive lessons she learned during the midst of a community tragedy. Throughout the day, Trefz will conduct seminars with Ferris students and visiting students.

The afternoon presentation will be in the auditorium. Admission is free.

Mead teacher earns certifications

Kathy Loucks, an educational interpreter in Mead School District, earned her national certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Loucks, who was informed two weeks ago, also received her certification of transliteration in 2001. She is the only specialist in Eastern Washington who has earned one of both certifications.

Loucks has worked in the district for seven years and is currently assigned to a deaf and blind student at Farwell Elementary.

Woman’s Club announces winners

Nearly 100 Spokane school students who entered the Woman’s Club of Spokane-GFWC Arts and Eats competition attended a recent Women’s Club event where the winners were announced.

The arts and photo winners were:

Fine Arts-Color: 1. Keegan Millican, junior, Shadle Park; 2. Lily Ko, junior, Saint George’s; 3. Sarah Jackson, senior, Saint George’s.

Fine Arts-Black and White: 1. Martin Pokorny, senior, Shadle Park; 2. Sarah Jackson, senior, Saint George’s; 3. Gina Thompson, junior, Saint George’s.

Photography: 1. Artum Kuzmenko, junior, Shadle Park; 2. Joey Mornin, sophomore, Saint George’s; 3. Robert Healy, junior, North Central High School.

The winners received cash prizes from the Woman’s Club and will compete at the GFWC State competition.

`Dreams of Broadway’ onstage at LC

Some of Spokane’s finest talent in musical theater will present “Dreams of Broadway” Friday at 7 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark High auditorium. Caberet artist Abbey Crawford is hosting the event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at 325-SEAT. For more information, call 354-6907.

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