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Grant County Students Encouraged To Walk To School

Parents in Grant County are encouraged to walk or bike with their children school in October. 

The effort is to promote physical activity among students, and reduce traffic congestion near schools.

Grant Elementary in Ephrata will celebrate Walk to Schoold day on October 5th.  The walk will begin at Ephrata Middle School at 7 a.m.

On October 20th, all three Quincy Elementary Schools will celebrate Walk to School day starting at 7:30 a.m.  

Mountain View will start the walk from the corner of 3rd and B Street NE.  Pioneer will walk from the corner of 1st and J Street SW.  Monument will start a few blocks away at the corner of 7th and J Street SW.

Back to School for Local Area Students

Back to School for Local Area Students

This year's Back-to-School is starting with two four-day school weeks for Grand Coulee Dam students.

It was back to school for more than 650 students at Grand Coulee Dam schools Tuesday.

School Testing In Washington State

School Testing In Washington State

Test results show Washington high school students do well in reading and writing on statewide tests but fall short in science.

Of this year's tenth graders, only about half are passing the science assessment.

81 percent passed the reading test on their first try and nearly 84 percent passed the writing test.

Results from math tests will be released in August.

The high school proficiency exam is one of four state requirements for graduation.

A Week in Washington D.C.

A Week in Washington D.C.

Barb Franz was one of two teachers from Washington State to be honored in Washington D.C. by President Barack Obama for their work in math and science. She's an kindergarten teacher at North Elementary in Moses Lake. We featured her earlier this month when she first learned of her award. It had been a long nomination process for her. Subtraction was the focus of her portfolio when she was nominated for the award in 2010.

"Washington potato group pushes for school vegetable bars"

What's not to love about a plate full of delicious vegetables? Apparently, kids don't like them. The Washington State Potato Commission is trying to change that by introducing a "vegetable bar" to ten schools in Washington State. I'm imagining warm and mushy carrots, french-cut green beans and soggy broccoli. Say it isn't so.

The commission has submitted to the Washington State Department of Agriculture an application for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant for putting hot vegetable bars in school cafeterias.

727 Pilot for a Day

727 Pilot for a Day

Most auctions offer signed sports memorabilia, wine baskets and vacation packages but Big Bend Community College Foundation's annual Cellerbration auction on May 21st is offering something unique; a once in a lifetime ride behind the yoke of a 727.  The lucky bidder will get to taxi a 727 around the Grant County International Airport.   The winner will sit in the captain's seat and drive the plane around the airport before parking the plane and shutting the engine down.  The package includes pictures of the special drive and room for four friends

Bridgeport On 'Pins And Needles' For President's Decision

Bridgeport On 'Pins And Needles' For President's Decision

Bridgeport High School in Central Washington will have to wait a few more days to find out if President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement speech at their school.

Bridgeport expected to hear the answer on Friday, but Superintendent Scott Sattler said that because of how busy The White House has been following the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the President has not had ample time to decide on a school.

Sattler says he and the students will be on pins and needles all weekend as they await word from Washington D.C.