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Spokane HOPE School to host 2nd Annual Hear Me Run Spokane 5K

Spokane HOPE School to host 2nd Annual Hear Me Run Spokane 5K

On April 18th, 2015, the Spokane HOPE School will host the second annual Hear Me Run Spokane 5K at Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane beginning at 9:30 a.m.

All net proceeds will go directly to Spokane HOPE (Hearing-Oral Program of Excellence) School, a non-profit organization that works toward building brighter futures for children who are deaf or hard of hearing on their journey to listen and talk.

The event welcomes all ages and includes a chip-timed 5K run, kid's activities, awards, raffles, food, and more. The top overall male and female will both receive a 1st place trophy.

The cost to participate in the run is $30.00 for participants 13 or older, $17.50 for children aged 6-12, and free to all children ages 5 and under. All paid participants will receive a T-shirt with their registration.

PRIDE to celebrate National School Choice Week with special event featuring Mayor Condon

PRIDE to celebrate National School Choice Week with special event featuring Mayor Condon

PRIDE Prep Charter School will hold a special event on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate National School Choice Week, school leaders announced Thursday.

Mayor Condon will open the event by issuing a proclamation recognizing National School Choice Week 2015 in Spokane, to raise awareness of the many public and nonpublic schools that serve students and families throughout our city.

This event will feature activities for students enrolled in the lottery and information for parents regarding the school. PRIDE Prep opens next fall for grades 6 and 7. Each year one grade will be added until the school operates at full capacity serving grades 6-12. A public lottery will be held March 2, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at SCC Lair Auditorium.

The event will be held at Spokane Community College Lair – Sasquatch Room

Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school bill with broad bipartisan support

Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school bill with broad bipartisan support

Spokane lawmakers Michael Baumgartner and Marcus Riccelli introduced bills in Olympia on Wednesday that pave the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane, with broad bipartisan co-sponsorship demonstrating deep support in the House and Senate.

Senate Bill 5487, sponsored by Sen. Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has a total 17 signatures. The measure sponsored by Rep. Riccelli, D-Spokane, House Bill 1559, has a total 60 signatures. According to the Washington State Legislature, the strong support in both chambers augurs well for a proposal that aims to boost medical education statewide and relieve a severe shortage of doctors across the state of Washington.

“I am thrilled to be able to submit this bill,” Riccelli said. “Sixty members of the House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle, from all over the state, are joining together to support a stronger, more vibrant medical school system in Washington.”

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.

 

Gonzaga earns Carnegie Foundation Recognition of Community Engagement

Gonzaga earns Carnegie Foundation Recognition of Community Engagement

Gonzaga University has received the prestigious 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The classification recognizes institutional practices that demonstrate dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.

 

Gonzaga is one of only 361 universities and colleges nationwide to receive the designation since the program began in 2006.  The university is among 83 schools to be granted the distinction for the first time in 2015 and it will hold the designation for a decade before renewing.

 

“This designation recognizes much more than excellence in community service, for which Gonzaga is well-known,” said Thayne McCulloh, president. “It demonstrates a deep, university-wide commitment to working with the communities we serve, as partners in mutually beneficial relationships that contribute to the public good.  We are very honored by the recognition of this classification.”