Free summer meal program begins June 15

The Sunnyside School District’s free summer meal program begins on Monday, June 15, at Sierra Vista Middle School, Sunnyside High School and the Sunnyside Community Center.

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Traveling museum draws large crowd at Sunnyside school

Ethnic face masks, prehistoric bones and sparkling minerals turned Chief Kamiakin Elementary School’s gym into a portable museum for a few hours Thursday night.

Changes in the air and in print in the community of Sunnyside

On Sunday, May 24, 1901, a newspaper was started in a small town in central Washington.

Roza announces restart schedule

On Monday, June 1, the Roza Irrigation District will re-start its water delivery system after a three-week shutdown due to drought conditions.

Sidewalk dining a step closer to reality

A proposal to allow outdoor dining downtown will be headed to the Sunnyside City Council after the planning commission reviewed the language of a new code proposal at this past Wednesday night’s meeting.

Dairy farmers aid local food programs

The third annual Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger Project next month provides cash and food donations to 2nd Harvest food banks, when demand for food increases during the summer.

Work accepted for security equipment

The Sunnyside School Board formally accepted the work of Ednetics, a contractor assisting with the 2014 OSPI Emergency Response Grant the district received.

School district strikes buying power accord

The Sunnyside School District has entered into an interlocal agreement with Hockinson School District, in Brush Prairie, that will allow Hockinson to purchase products from Apple Inc. under Sunnyside’s purchase agreement.

Summer school hours released

Summer school classes in Sunnyside will be offered Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June 22 until July 23.

After school program discussed

Sunnyside School District’s supplemental education services, an after-school program for low achieving students, was reviewed by the board of directors at Thursday night’s meeting.

Finances reviewed

The Sunnyside School Board reviewed a portion of the district’s student achievement plan relating to the strategic use of funds as part of its ongoing review of the plan.

Sunnyside counselors lauded for help

Sunnyside School District’s team of counselors received kudos from the school board and a thank you from the superintendent of the Mabton School District for assisting Mabton staff after a student was recently killed in an accident.

District renews WIAA membership

The Sunnyside School Board approved renewing the district’s membership in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, allowing district students to compete in athletics.

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Sunnyside School Board Brief

Sunnyside School Board Chairman Rocky Simmons (center) discusses the assistance the Sunnyside schools counseling team has given to other districts, most recently to Mabton, during Thursday night’s school board meeting.