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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Hannah Paul.

Walla Walla elementary and middle schools return to full in-person learning

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Walla Walla elementary and middle school students will now attend full-day classes in person after months of hybrid learning came to an end on April 26. Walla Walla District School Board announced,...

Passage of Referendum 90 brings minimal changes to Walla Walla Public Schools

Abby Main, Staff Reporter November 19, 2020

The passage of Referendum 90 in Washington state will enact Senate Bill 5395 into law, mandating comprehensive sexual health education for K-12 students in public schools across the state. School districts...

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...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Walla Walla Votes on Replacement Levy for School District

Georgia Lyon February 4, 2016
Walla Walla voters to decide on replacement levy for Walla Walla School District.
Cherokee Washington 17 at the Whitman Teaches Movement table. Photo by Natalie Mutter.

Volunteers to teach civil rights history to Walla Walla students

Georgia Lyon January 28, 2016
Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) is continuing its partnership to teach civil rights in local schools.

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. Requiring 60 percent to pass, the measure garnered only 53 percent of the votes in a close count of 5,056 to 4,430. The bond would have provided funds to modernize Wa-Hi, an institution built in 1963. The building retains most of its original structures, and the renovations would have included updating the science labs and adding interior hallways to promote security.

College Place proposes bond to build new high school

Emily Lin-Jones April 12, 2012
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, on April 17.

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.

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 February 14, 2012, voters will decide whether to replace the current school levy, which expires at the end of 2012, for another four years.
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