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Re-thinking Children and Childhood

September 28, 2017

Children can teach us a lot, yet we always assume the role of teacher. Too often we get caught up in the small inconsequentials of life, that can profoundly deplete our energy. But children, more often than not, can bring out the best in us because they see the world differently. To them, life is about...

Wa-Hi Bond Fails, “No Plan B” in Sight

Sarah Cornett

February 21, 2013

After months of tenuous debate, the bond to renovate Walla Walla High School failed last Tuesday, Feb. 12. Requiring 60 percent of the votes to pass, the measure garnered only 53 percent in a close count of 5,056 to 4,430. The bond would have provided funds to modernize Wa-Hi, an institution built...

College Place proposes bond to build new high school

Emily Lin-Jones

April 12, 2012

On April 17, College Place voters will have the opportunity to approve or reject a $38 million bond proposal to update the College Place School District, renovating the district's elementary and middle schools and adding a new high school. Most high-school-age College Place students currently attend...

High graduation rate wins Wa-Hi state recognition

Rachel Alexander

February 22, 2012

Walla Walla High School was one of 48 schools in the state to receive a 2011 Achievement Award for having a high extended graduation rate. Achievement Awards are given by the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and they honor schools which perform well in each category of the state's...

Whitman community supports Walla Walla education levy

Rachel Alexander

February 2, 2012

With an election coming up, Walla Walla has been blanketed by campaign signs urging residents to "Vote YES for Kids." On Feb. 14, 2012, voters will decide whether to replace the current school levy, which expires at the end of 2012, for another four years. The current levy, approved by voters in...

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