Wenatchee Learns Connect News

Congratulations to Wenatchee School District teachers and students who have just been named finalists in this years GWATA Technology Awards! Teacher "STEM Educator of t...

The Governor’s CCL Summit will convene business, policy, and education leaders to launch a policy initiative and spread best practices to increase and strengthen career-related opportunities in high demand STEM jobs for Washington’s youth.  The summit will feature educators from the Wenatchee School District CTE, Wenatchee Learns Connect and SkillSource.

5G Future Fest Cancelled

February 15, 2017

Due to icy road conditions and a two hour school delay, the 5G Future Fest is cancelled. A new event date will be made available as soon as possible. 

It was a Monster Mash-Up between technology, employers and job-seekers today at the Wenatchee Valley Employment Summit and Job Fair.  Monster.com Creative Director Bill ...

Julie Parker is the newest National Board Certified teacher in Wenatchee School District. The  Pioneer Middle School Spanish and 6th grade Language Arts Teacher is one of 5...

It doesn’t happen very often, even in the snowy Wenatchee Valley, but occasionally school may be delayed or closed due to inclement weather. How and when&...

Read The December Connections Newsletter here. Copy short URL   Inside:    Wenatchee Learns Connect Office Move ...

Wenatchee School District recently mailed out an information newsletter about the Phase 2 Bond the Wenatchee School Board is considering. Click here to see the information. &...

5 policy makers, business, education, and community leaders, including Governor Jay Inslee and former Seattle Seahawk Ricardo Lockette, convened at 2016 STEM Summit to share and discuss best practices that support equitable access to quality STEM education and preparation for future careers

The Wenatchee School District’s Wenatchee Learns Connect program hosted the 3rd Annual North Central Washington College & Career Expo on Tuesday, November 1 for over 2,500 high school and college students.

The Apple STEM Network will receive a $110,000 implementation grant from Washington STEM to support their plans to advance student access to science, technology, and math education and career opportunities during an official check presentation on Saturday at the Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire.

The public is invited to a Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for the New Washington Elementary School and adjacent Castlerock Early Childhood Learning Center and Special Education Offices on Thursday, October 27, 2016

The community is invited to learn about local and statewide STEM education and workforce needs at a moderated candidate forum on November 1 at Wenatchee Valley College. The panel-style forum will include discussion from 12th district house and senate representatives and their opponents about their positions on STEM in K-12 and higher education, and in the workforce.

Congratulations to Taunya Brown and Diana Haglund who were nominated for "Women of the Year." Brown is Principal at Orchard Middle School, and Haglund coordinates We...

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Wenatchee Learns Connect business partnership center has been selected by the National Governors (NGA) Policy Academy on Work-Based Learning as a learning laboratory for best practices in work-based learning.

Wenatchee Learns and Wenatchee Valley College present the 3rd Annual North Central Washington College and Career Expo on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon. on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.

Wenatchee Learns and Wenatchee Valley College present the 3rd Annual North Central Washington College and Career Expo on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon. on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.

Wenatchee Learns and Wenatchee Valley College present the 3rd Annual North Central Washington College and Career Expo on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon. on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.

Wenatchee Learns and Wenatchee Valley College present the 3rd Annual North Central Washington College and Career Expo on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon. on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.

Wenatchee Learns and Wenatchee Valley College present the 3rd Annual North Central Washington College and Career Expo on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon. on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.

Wenatchee Learns and Wenatchee Valley College present the 3rd Annual North Central Washington College and Career Expo on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon. on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.

Employers meet your future workforce at the NCW College and Career Expo.

WARNING - It has been brought to our attention by Skyward, the software that is our Student Information System and provides family access to student information, that someone ...

Chelan PUD and the City of Wenatchee received top honors from Wenatchee Learns today

Four years ago the Wenatchee School District began the quest to involve our community in one of the biggest stakeholder engagement processes ever attempted in our community. &...

WENATCHEE, WA – GWATA, the NCW Technology Alliance will host the NCW Tech and STEM Showcase on Saturday, May 14th at Pybus Public Market. This unique event is the&nbs...

Every good conversation starts with listening.  Share your thoughts with us. We started the conversation with the creation of Wenatchee Learns, when schools and communi...

Wenatchee School District congratulates Desiree Schmidt, second grade teacher at Lewis & Clark Elementary School, for being honored as a Hometown Hero by the American Red Cr...

We are currently seeking email address and mobile phone numbers of parents, guardians, and community members to increase our ability to share information through electronic communication and enable us to gather feedback. Thank you in advance for your support!

Business After School is a series of industry events for students, educators, parents and community organizations that provide on-site awareness of Wenatchee industries highlighting new technology, research, development and innovation.

When we use the term “educator” it generally conjures up thoughts of teachers, principals, etc.  In truth, the responsibility of educating children is shared by...

Need $5,000 for your classroom, project or initiative?

Kate Anderson is the new School to Work Liaison for Wenatchee School District. As part of Wenatchee Learns Connect, Kate will be bringing together students with the world of b...

WHS Accounting students will prepare classmate and parent taxes for free on February 23.

GWATA, the NCW Technology Alliance will host the 16th Annual Innovator Awards on March 29th from Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

Seeking creative storytelling for Northwest filmmakers under the age of 25

Students take it in at expo

November 23, 2015

Thousands of students flood the WVC campus to explore careers

Wenatchee represented well at the recent premiere of the Unmake a Bully premiere.

For students at Wenatchee High School who feel lost in trying to navigate the college application process they have the College Mentorship Program.

The WLC office at 2. South Mission St. will be closed Nov. 9 - 13 to relocate to a new space

4th graders at Lincoln Elementary will make sense out of dollars and cents.

In an effort to gather constructive input on how Washington should meet its constitutional duty to fund basic education, members of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee will be traveling across the state beginning this week. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings.

Seeking a dozen qualified after school tutors for Lewis & Clark and Lincoln Elementaries

Nine public and private colleges will hold information sessions for high school students and community college transfers

The first ever Wenatchee Mini Maker Fair will be held Saturday, October 3 at the Town Toyota Center. Help support the students who have worked to organize this incredible even...


Register your business or educational organization for this premiere education-business event

You do not need to be a trained scientist to teach second graders about erosion!

Volunteering Information

August 26, 2015

What you need to know if you plan to volunteer in our schools

Wenatchee School District's Farm-to-School program is working with local farmers to provide healthy meals to students. Kids are exploring new foods and learning how they grow, where they grow and how they can help their bodies grow and stay healthy.

Over $4500 in cash and gift cards donated to local fire victims!

Dig into the results of the Thought Exchange online discussion with our community about what we are doing well and areas that we need to improve.

Orchard Middle School will be accepting donations for victims of the Sleepyhollow fire Wednesday, July 1 from 10 a.m. - 3 pm. at the main entrance of the school on 1024 Orchard Ave.,Wenatchee.

Wenatchee Learns Connect, in collaboration with Wenatchee High School, was recently awarded a $5,000 Stronger Schools grant to support the College and Career Expo. The expo is an extraordinary opportunity for 9-12 grade students in the Wenatchee School District to explore careers by connecting with employers and representatives from training programs and higher education institutions.

Wenatchee Learns and North 40 Productions have teamed up to produce a mini documentary called “Designing the Edge.” The documentary is being directed by Wenatchee High School student interns with the help of the crew at North 40 and will follow two students in Doug Merrill’s engineering class as they design, make and test snow skis.

Superintendent Brian Flones announced today that he has recommended David Perkins for the Principal position at Sunnyslope Elementary School. Mr. Perkins was the top choice ou...

magine having a $21 million budget to balance, hundreds of employees, 110 miles of roads to maintain and a city infrastructure to manage. Students from Wenatchee High School got the opportunity to take on this challenge during an all-day budget simulation with the City of Wenatchee

Cop? Cook? Counselor? Chiropractor? Computer tech? Those careers and about 80 more job and education opportunities went on display

This event is for Wenatchee High School students to explore career paths and connect with local employers, professional, training programs and colleges

The Wenatchee School District and Wenatchee Valley College are hosting a College and Career Expo Nov. 5 to connect students with ideas and opportunities for post high school. Diana Haglund and Dennis Conger with the school district and Stacy Luckensmeyer with the college swing by the KOHO studio to talk about the event and importance of exposing students to what could come next.

The Wenatchee School District is taking an innovative approach to incubate local talent and align students with careers in our community.

Washington State Board of Education directors were impressed with the Wenatchee School District after their tour of two schools and the new Wenatchee Learns Connect office Thursday.

The Wenatchee School District enlivened downtown Wenatchee last Thursday with a loud and exuberant celebration for the opening of its new community outreach center — Wenatchee Learns Connect.

The Wenatchee School District will host the grand opening of its new Wenatchee Learns Connect center from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. The center is located at 2 S. Mission St.

School volunteer and visitor sign in. Yep, there’s an app for that.

Imagine going to work and loving your job so much that you throw away your first paycheck. This is a true story.

Wenatchee Learns is teaming up with students from Wenatchee High School to implement the use of a new career oriented program. It’s called Career Cruising and it will replace the search engine students use now, WOIS.

CTE is about preparing students to be career and college ready. It integrates applicable 21st century skills, technical skills, and core academic knowledge with an emphasis on real world, real life abilities. CTE’s focus on enhancing 21st century skills aligns with the Wenatchee Learns strategic vision of making learning personal.

The Wenatchee School District is taking bold steps to fulfill the community's vision for education that came out of the Wenatchee Learns community dialogue a few years ago

Transformational Learning

October 1, 2013

There is a shift happening in education that shows promise in truly meeting the needs of all students. That shift is about personalization around instruction that is paced to learning needs, tailored to learning preferences, and provides pathways to the specific interests of different learners.

After soliciting more than 4,000 responses, the Wenatchee School District is ready to talk change.