Orondo School District selects new superintendent

By Darlene Paterson Empire Press Correspondent The Orondo School Board began seeking a new superintendent following the announcement that Superintendent/Principal Millie Watkins planned to retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Due to elementary school growth and the addition of eighth grade to the middle school, the board decided to divide the position and hire a part-time...
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Special filing period generates some candidates; some positions still left without a candidate

A special filing period May 23-25 generated candidates for some of the races that had passed the May 19 regular filing period without a candidate.
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Filing period ends; special filing opened May 23-25

May 15-19 was filing week for offices that will be up for election in the Aug. 1 primary and the Nov. 7 general election.
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Orondo Preschool holds graduation

Orondo Preschool graduation was held May 18. Parents, siblings, relatives and friends of the graduates gathered in the school multipurpose auditorium for the evening of celebration.
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Watkins receives award from ESD

Dr. Millie Watkins was honored during the North Central Educational Service District's 12th annual Friend of Children/Regional Board of the Year banquet May 10.
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Series | Growing up in Douglas Co.

This is the eighth in a series of articles featuring interviews with people who grew up (or are growing up) in Douglas County. The eighth interview is with Patty Ayala.
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School staff members honored for excellence

NCW — The North Central Education Service District recently honored certified and classified school staff in the four-county region with Excellence in Education awards. The awards were presented during a May 2 banquet. The winners from Douglas County include Jenny Sanon and Luana Gavin, Bridgeport; Diane Holman, Angie Velazquez, Shannon Weldy, Dennis Wheeler, Randy Dunlap and Terry Gere,...
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AgForestry program focuses on leadership development

In this three-part series, Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson interviewed three members of this year’s graduating class of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation (AgForestry) Program — Hannah Poush of Orondo, Emily Bautista-Herdt of Wenatchee and Jordan McDevitt of Leavenworth — about their experiences in the program. This is the second installment.
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Series | Growing up in Douglas Co.

This is the seventh in a series of articles featuring interviews with people who grew up (or are growing up) in Douglas County. The seventh interview is with Hannah (Podlich) Pousch.
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Orondo holds second town hall

The second town hall meeting for Orondo community members was held April 11 in the Eagles Nest room at Orondo School.
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