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Photos by Mike Maltais - Pateros fifth grader, Mallory Moore, 11, feels the pull of a large Gyroscope fashioned from a hand-held spinning bicycle wheel.
PATEROS – The Pacific Science Center’s movable feast for young imaginations, Science on Wheels, parked its interactive workshops and portable exhibits at the Pateros school last Friday, Oct. 6. Pateros principal Mike Hull said it was the first return visit of Science on Wheels to the school in many...
School choice is the term for giving families the ability to choose the school that is the best fit for their child. Families with economic means already enjoy school choice. They can afford private school tuition or homes in districts with good schools. Other families must accept the public school...

Pateros varsity volleyball coach Gene Dowers, center, gives some pointers to fellow volleyball coaches during his “Kick Start” coaches camp last Saturday.
PATEROS – As it has been for just about every Saturday or Sunday all summer long, the Pateros gym was jumping last Saturday, August 19, as the Nannies varsity volley coach, Gene Dowers, taught the finer points of high school volleyball to other team coaches. Specifically, Dowers was conducting the...
BREWSTER – Ten senior graduates from local high schools, five from Brewster, four from Pateros and one from Mansfield were among 152 recipients across North Central Washington sharing $542,816 in scholarships this year from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW).    “This is...
PATEROS – The school board renewed some familiar names to its fall sports coaches roster during its regular June meeting. Head high school football coach – Marcus Stennes Head junior high football coach – Bill Haley Head high school volleyball coach – Gene Dowers Assistant highs chool volleyball...

Bridgeport Class of 2017 valedictorian, Jesse Gomez, was one of four recipients who received a Bridgeport Dollars for Scholars scholarship this year.
BRIDGEPORT -- Bridgeport Dollars for Scholars, a local affiliate of Scholarship America, recently announced Bridgeport High School (BHS) recipients of its annual Continuing Undergraduate Scholarships. Eleven former BHS graduates, from the classes of 2010 through 2016, have been awarded a total of...

Photo By Mike Maltais Pateros senior class salutatorian, Emily Larsen appears mildly excited upon receipt of her diploma from mother and Pateros School Board member, Grace Larsen and board member, Chad Miller. Larsen was one of six Pateros Scholarship Fund recipients.
PATEROS – Seven graduates from the Class of 2017 shared $18,000 in scholarship awards from the Pateros Scholarship Fund (PSF), Okanogan Masonic Lodge No. 169, Herbert and Elizabeth Davis Scholarship and Wenatchee Valley College. The PSF, created in 2013 to replace the Pateros Dollars for Scholars...

Photo courtesy of Pateros School District Allen Fisher, member of the Hermanos del Arte No. 314 Masonic Lodge of Brewster, stands behind Pateros third grader, Kray Hampe, left, and Pateros second grader, Brenda Isabel, recent bike winners in the Pateros school semi-annual Bikes for Books drawing on June 9.
PATEROS – A pair of lucky Pateros elementary students are the latest winners of new bikes thanks to the Bikes for Books contest drawing at the Pateros school in June. Third grader, Kray Hampe won a Next Wipe Out BMX bike and second-grade student, Brenda Isabel won a girls’ Next Girl Talk model....

Bridgeport 2017 graduates Gladys Hernandez and David Ochoa
BRIDGEPORT – Among the 40 seniors of the Class of 2017 who graduated Bridgeport High School on June 2, 33 were recognized for academic achievement and 23 received one or more scholarships. Scholarship recipients included: Isai Acevado: Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award Shirley Andale:  Las...

The 12 members of the Brewster Elementary Robotics Team pose with their award plaque from the VEX IQ Challenge.
BREWSTER-BRIDGEPORT - The Brewster and Bridgeport school districts were among nearly two dozen North Central Washington elementary, middle and high schools that shared more than $80,000 in Stronger Schools Grants from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington (CFNCW). The Brewster...

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