High schools have always offered foreign language courses, such as French, German and Spanish, to their students. Colleges require two years of some type of a foreign language course to satisfy credits for their admissions qualifications.
Two local residents have received a special thank you for their contributions to the Quincy community. John and Maxine Tjoelker were chosen to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks®, a program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better.
Chris Richards has accepted an opportunity to coach the Lady Jacks varsity basketball team.
It appears the Jacks will be heading back to the 2A ranks and the Central Washington Athletic Conference in the Fall of 2014.
The old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
I can usually tell when September rolls in by the way the landscape looks. Saturday was no exception.
The NCESD (North Central Educational Service District) Educational Foundation has increased the number of teacher classroom grants that were awarded this year to twice what was granted in 2012. This is the fourth year of teacher grant awards and 41 teachers from the counties of Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan were presented with grant awards. The awards are in the categories of literacy, STEM, culinary arts, fine arts and post-secondary education.
As in many relationships, effective and positive communication between parents and teachers is the key to success. Establishing an ongoing relationship with your child’s teachers and other school staff members is vital to ensuring your child reaches his or her potential. When parents are involved in their children’s education and have ongoing communication with schools, students simply do better, both academically and socially.
Melva Calloway came to Quincy 20 years ago via Hillsboro, Ore., where she grew up on the family farm.
Frank Gonzalez has a long history in the Quincy Valley. He was born in Ephrata, but grew up here. As a teenager, he drove a sugar beet truck on the weekends.