NCESD Helps Local Schools Navigate the School Improvement Process

2024-03-25T17:57:32-07:00March 25th, 2024|News|

School districts in Washington State are constantly reviewing and adjusting their systems to ensure they are providing the best education for all students. OSPI’s Office of Systems and School Improvement (OSSI) works with schools, districts, educational service districts, and Continuous Improvement partners to change school systems, not just practices in schools for long-term, sustained success.

2024 Regional High School Art Show

2024-03-22T08:23:31-07:00March 21st, 2024|District News, News|

The annual Regional High School Art Show opened at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Friday, March 1. This year’s Art Show showcases 182 pieces submitted by students from 11 North Central Washington schools, with the “Best in Show” selections advancing to statewide competition in Olympia in April.

NCESD Rolls Out Initiative to Support School Districts with Cybersecurity Best Practices

2024-02-26T12:36:44-08:00February 26th, 2024|News|

NCESD has launched a cybersecurity initiative for school districts, emphasizing a shared responsibility beyond IT departments. They introduced a "Top 10" best practices list, aimed at fostering a security-aware culture and enhancing defenses against digital threats through foundational security measures and collective action within the educational community.

Good Jobs Challenge Grant Supports Regional Career Connections

2024-02-22T08:49:42-08:00January 25th, 2024|News|

The North Central Career Connect Washington Network and the Apple STEM Network was awarded the Good Jobs Challenge Grant, a Washington Jobs Initiative Sectoral Partnerships being organized by The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), Employment Security Department, and Career Connect Washington (CCW).

NCESD Rolls Out Bicycle Education To First Schools In Region

2024-01-25T14:21:07-08:00January 24th, 2024|News, Program News|

As part of the historic Move Ahead Washington transportation bill, passed in March 2022, a school-based bicycle safety education program is rolling out to grades 3-8 Physical Education classes across Washington. NCESD has been selected by the grant provider, Cascade Bicycle Club, as a first-year partner and has already delivered bikes to four schools in North Central Washington.

Innovative Approaches to Student Well-Being: The Power of School-Based Telehealth

2023-11-27T08:58:54-08:00November 27th, 2023|News|

In the spring of 2022, an innovative project around school-based telehealth began in North Central Washington. Thriving Together North Central Washington (formerly known as North Central Accountable Community of Health or NCACH) allocated funds to launch community-focused virtual care services, with a special emphasis on school-based efforts across Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan counties. The driving force behind this initiative was to enhance access to healthcare and services for students, parents, and school employees.

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