Monthly Archives: February 2014

How a Small Idea is Growing to Dramatically Change Lives

Last November, my family and friends donated funds for Hillary Kosen, president of Kosen Safaris in East Wenatchee, to install three solar powered lights in rural homes without electricity before we arrive in Kenya for our safari. The idea is … Continue reading

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Support the Common Core State Standards

Education reform in K-12 schools has led to the common core state standards that are being implemented in 45 states including Washington (see the article in this week’s Empire Press about Orondo as one the local school districts leading the … Continue reading

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Orondo School District is Implementing Washington’s Common Core Standards

The Orondo School District in Douglas County is one of 50 leading districts in Washington that are implementing new common core state standards for reading and mathematics literacy. Eastmont and Grand Coulee Dam are the other two leading districts in … Continue reading

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Eastmont Jazz Band Performers Learning to Succeed in Music and Life

The saxophone players from Eastmont Junior High jazz band were listening to Tom Peterson, saxophone professional in the 2014 Wenatchee Jazz Workshop last week. “A couple of points because you’re practicing so well,” he said. “Your hands should relax, so … Continue reading

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We Need a Most Valuable Team Award in Football

Life thrums with joy when teamwork elevates each person’s individual contribution to an orchestrated magnificence impossible for any one person. We rejoice at exceptional performances ranging from scores of youth and musicians at Wenatchee High School musicals to ad-hoc cooks … Continue reading

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