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The Sumner School District will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Maple Lawn Elementary in Sumner. The focus of the meeting is to present revised transportation, attendance plans and waiver options. For more information, visit the district’s Web site at www.sumner.wednet.edu.
The Sumner marching band, under the direction of Joe Carl, made school history in November when it received the Musical Excellence Award for its performance in the Macy’s Holiday Parade in Seattle. The prize included a check for $500.
The Sumner School Board hosted a reception Dec. 10 to honor its new national board-certified teachers. Honored were Cheryl Roper, Jennifer Fruehauf, Nancy Nybo and Jason Vander Hoek of Bonney Lake High; Chris Clayton, Kim Franett-Fergus and Jen Peters from Sumner High; Scott Sousa and Pam Noble of Crestwood Elementary; and Jeanne Ossman, Maple Lawn Elementary. This brings the number of district teachers certified in 2008 to 10.
White River School District students and teachers received an early season gift – three days without school – as nasty, winter weather shut down classrooms. Those three days stretched right into winter break, which began Monday and continues through Jan. 2.
Enter Whispering Woods and you’ll find everything to please nature lovers: from moose, rabbits and squirrels to foxes, boats and bears. Take a step closer inside. You’ll discover huskies, racoons and wolves hiding between its trees – all 25 of them. That’s just for starters; other inhabitants include skiing moose, birds that sing their authentic Audobon Society songs and friendly snowmen. And that doesn’t even include the books.