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Latest edition - Feb. 16, 2023
ep&O levy update
Our Educational Programs & Operations Levy is passing with 9,442 yes votes, or 55.34 percent.
The levy ballots are still being counted and you can find updates here: http://bit.ly/3xyTSVv
Thank you, voters, for supporting Kennewick kids!
MEET OUR CRYSTAL APPLE AWARD WINNER
Naomi Devers is the epitome of a dedicated, passionate and compassionate educator.
And now she's something else, too: a Crystal Apple Award winner!
Devers, a family and consumer science teacher at Kennewick High, has been chosen as our district's Crystal Apple Award recipient for 2023.
Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce recently surprised her with the news, saying that Devers "uses her knowledge, her wisdom, and her caring heart to make everyone and everything around her better."
Devers will be honored on March 9 at a ceremony at Educational Service District 123 in Pasco.
A SWEET VALENTINE VISIT
Spreading the love on Valentine's Day!
Students in the leadership class at Legacy High School visited Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels' Fowler Street Café on Feb. 14, sharing handmade cards and talking with seniors having lunch. The students visit the site every month with cards of their own design.
A Rotary grant covers the cost. The activity gives students the opportunity to be creative and make connections across generations.
AN EVENING OF ART, MUSIC AND POETRY AT CHINOOK MIDDLE SCHOOL
What an amazing night of art, music and poetry at Chinook Middle School! The first-ever "I ❤ Art" event included art workshops, music by the jazz band, poetry recitations, a poetry competition and more. Student artwork also was displayed throughout the school.
The event was put on by the school's Action Team for Partnerships, with ELA teacher Kay Sullivan as the lead organizer.
IMMUNIZATION EVENT PLANNED
A no-cost childhood immunization clinic is planned on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Amistad Elementary.
All school-required vaccines will be available, along with recommended vaccines such as HPV, pediatric flu, Hepatitis A, COVID-19 (including the new pediatric Omicron booster) and Meningococcal.
The clinic runs from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Appointments aren't needed and insurance isn't required.
All families and children ages 6 months and older are welcome.
K-12 Special Early Release
K-5: 11:27 a.m.
6-8: 10:40 a.m.
9-12: 10:30 a.m.
K-20 No School
K-8 Early Release
*No early release for Highlands and Park middle schools
School Board Meeting