The Sunnyside High School volleyball team was commended by
Sunnyside School Board members Thursday night.
Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole read a letter from the father
of a Selah volleyball player that noted how impressed he was with the class
shown by both Sunnyside's volleyball team and the student body as a whole. The
father, Ben Graf, noted that Selah had played Sunnyside during the Grizzly's
senior night and he appreciated that not only were Sunnyside's seniors honored,
but Selah's as well.
547 participated in Best SELF program
Thursday night, Sunnyside School Board members learned that
547 students participated in this past summer's Best SELF program.
Over the course of the summer those students received 112
hours of study time, as well as a chance to take field trips, play tennis and
paint murals for the Central Washington State Fair.
Board commends Jensen for her work at Outlook
Outlook Elementary School Nurse Colleen Jensen was commended
by Outlook Principal Cathy Mears, as well as the Sunnyside School Board for the
way she recently reacted to a situation involving a sick child at the
Mears noted that Jensen quickly realized the child was very
sick and needed immediate medical attention. The child was transferred to the
local emergency room and was then taken for further care in the Tri-Cities.
Mears said Jensen didn't stop at sending the child to the
hospital. She also got to work hunting down the boy's parents, as well as an
older brother to accompany him to the emergency room.
"Every school nurse would have done the same
thing," Jensen said.
Parks and rec thanks VICA Club for Harvest Dance success
Thursday night, the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation
Department offered their thanks to the Sunnyside High School VICA Club for the
success of the recent Harvest Dance.
During the Harvest Dance VICA students served as hosts and
hostesses and danced with the seniors who were in attendance.
Board approves Perkins budget
Sunnyside School Board members approved the budget for the use of Perkins
Sunnyside High School teacher Holly Ohler said the school
district has received $97,276 in Perkins funds. She said the money will be used
for a variety of things, including updating the software in the school's
business labs, training counselors in career guidance and paying for field
trips for the different vocational classes.
Board approves contract for gifted and talented program
The Sunnyside School Board approved a contract between the
school district and the University of Washington Center for the Study and
Teaching of At-Risk Students (C-STARS).
The contract will help provide support services and
technical assistance for the district's Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students
The amount of the contract is $129,882, and the period of
the contract is from Oct. 1, 2004 through Sept. 30, 2005.