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Art Appreciation and Water Quality Awareness

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This August we are celebrating two fun and educational events: Art Appreciation Month and Water Quality Awareness Month. Every month we select a theme and share great resources, tips, lesson plans and information through our Facebook and Twitter streams. This month we have two!

Please be sure to follow along this August and catch all… Read more

National Ice Cream Month!

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It’s starting to heat up this summer. How about a cool treat? July is National Ice Cream Month! It’s official and has been ever since 1984. Check it out here.

Everyone loves ice cream. And it’s a big business. Did you know…

About 1.53 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts were produced… Read more

Kircher Takes Job With Curriculum Provider

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Long-time Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) staff member Vicki Kircher’s last day at CVA coincided with the last day of school for the year, but she hasn’t gone far. After 10 years with CVA, and filling many instrumental and influential roles in CVA’s growth since the beginning, Vicki has accepted a position at one of CVA’s… Read more

CVA Students Participate in Kettle Falls HS Graduation

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A handful of CVA’s class of 2014 graduates congregated at CVA-Kettle Falls to participate in the school’s commencement ceremony held on Saturday, June 7th. Five of the 21 graduates from CVA-Kettle Falls came with their families from all over the state, including Tekoa, Port Orchard, Spokane, Colville and Prosser.

“This was a very special day… Read more

CVA Students Awarded Talented Youth Scholarships

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It is no small accomplishment to be accepted to the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. It is even more difficult to also earn an all-expenses paid scholarship to one of the Center’s three-week summer programs. Not only did two CVA students earned this distinction, but the two who did it are sisters.

Ariana and… Read more

CVA Student Earns Figure Skating Award

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CVA student Alexandra “Lucky” Welch has been awarded the U.S. Figure Skating Gold level 2014 Graduating Seniors Award. In a recognition letter sent to CVA teacher Cristina Hoyt, U.S. Figure Skating program director Brenda Glidewell said, “The Graduating Seniors Program recognizes those student-athletes who have worked hard to pursue figure skating while maintaining their academics…. Read more

Weird, Wonderful Washington

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This month we’re going to be highlighting many of the weird and wonderful aspects of our amazing state. Part of the learning process is exploring and opening our minds to new possibilities. What better way to start summer than by honing our exploration skills through an examination of our own wonderful and weird home state… Read more

CVA Teacher Eileen Williams to Retire

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As the school year winds to a close, so too does the long teaching career of Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA) teacher Eileen Williams of CVA-Nasalle-Grays River Valley. In honor of her service to several decades of youthful minds, we asked Mrs. Williams to share a little about herself. 

Tell us about your background, family,… Read more

CVA Student Earns Ski Patrol Award

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CVA student Ben Salapka was recognized as “Student Patroller of the Year” at 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort, near Chewelah, WA. An avid snowboarder since he was six, Ben expressed an interest in being on the Ski Patrol when he was fourteen. Unfortunately, one week before taking the written test, he fell on the hill… Read more

CVA Student Uses Technology to Promote Livestock Show

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Eleven-year old CVA student Tyler King is using technology to promote the upcoming Central Washington Junior Livestock Show.

Tyler, a member of the Harrah Prime Cut 4-H Club, is using QR codes (Quick Response Codes), a square-shaped matrix barcode that works similarly to a UPC barcode, to easily connect people to more information about the show…. Read more