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Board to decide school reopening next month

One teacher is worried that students will not be able to follow safety measures like social distancing, while other teachers are advocating for hybrid learning for students.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Pullman Public School board members did not set a date for the reopening of grades K-5 during a board meeting on Wednesday, but expect to propose a start date during the next board meeting on Nov. 11.  Schools will not open before Nov. 9, said Bob Maxwell, superintendent of Pullman Schools. The bo...

Pullman schools advised against in-person learning

High COVID-19 viral activity rates in Pullman make in-person learning unsafe, according to the Whitman County Health Department. The schools will initiate hybrid learning when COVID-19 cases are low.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

Whitman County Public Health does not currently recommend Pullman Public Schools conduct in-person learning because viral COVID-19 activity remains relatively high in Pullman.  It is dangerous to have in-person learning if there are more than 75 cases per 100,000 people in a population, said Troy...

Students speak about high school experience amid pandemic

Classes at Pullman High School began Aug. 31. Students say classes are more populated and teachers are more flexible than last school year.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2020

As local COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, students attending high school discuss adapting to online learning, missing social interaction and worrying about the pandemic. Not being able to attend physical classes and socialize with other students is frustrating, Steven Burkett, senior at Pullman ...

District switches platforms after hackings

The Zoom bombings began on Sept. 2 and continued onto the next day. The district switched from Zoom to Google Classrooms to prevent future hacks.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

The individuals responsible for recent Zoom bombings have not been caught, leading Pullman Public Schools to switch their online courses to Google Classroom.  Lincoln Middle School experienced five Zoom bombings over a two-day period starting Sept. 2, said Bob Maxwell, superintendent of Pullman P...

Pullman school district to start courses with distance learning

Pullman Public Schools begin instruction Aug. 26 via distance delivery. Classes will be synchronous and asynchronous.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

Pullman Public Schools is moving to a distance-learning format for the start of the school year on Aug. 26, following a recommendation from the Whitman County Public Health Department.  The Whitman County Health Department will support hybrid learning or in-person learning for the school district ...

Church distributing food to families, individuals in need

Pullman Foursquare Church distributes food to residents 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at 135 N. Grand Avenue. 

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

Pullman Foursquare Church is distributing food every Friday to families and individuals in need until Aug. 21. Food distribution occurs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at 135 N. Grand Avenue.  KC Cerritos, church administrator, said she organized the Food Closet program. The church received a dona...

Pullman Kiwanis holds annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ project

In the past, Pullman Kiwanis conducted the project as a three-day drive with a school bus parked at Dissmore’s. This year, there will not be an in-person drop-off location due to COVID-19.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

The Kiwanis Club of Pullman is holding its 12th annual Stuff the Bus project to provide students with school supplies. Donations are accepted until Aug. 14. The project is a collaboration between the Kiwanis clubs in Pullman and Moscow, as well as the school districts of Pullman, Moscow, Colfax and Colton-Uniontow...

Grab-and-go meals available through summer for children, teenagers

Richard Carbonneau, Pullman High School food service employee, stands in front of grab-and-go lunches. The meals are available for pick-up at Jefferson Elementary School.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 1, 2020

The Pullman Public School District is continuing to provide grab-and-go meals to children and teenagers aged 1-18 after receiving funding for the Summer Food Service Program from the United States Department of Agriculture.  Nutrition Services Supervisor Jessie Campbell said the Summer Food Service Progr...

School district creates task force to manage fall reopening

Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communication coordinator, said the task force is split into nine committees, each with a different focus.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

Pullman Public Schools created a task force to ensure fall reopening goes smoothly and meets all state guidelines.  The task force is made up of nine committees, each with a different focus, said Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communication coordinator.  These focuses include finance ...

Pullman School District receives grant to purchase eco-friendly bus

An electric bus looks similar to regular school buses, but the only difference is there is no tailpipe and the Bluebird brand logo is green.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

May 27, 2020

A grant from the Washington Department of Ecology will allow the Pullman School District to purchase an electric bus. The $275,000 grant comes from a settlement that Volkswagen paid to the Washington government in the wake of their emissions scandal in 2015, said Andrew Wineke, Washington Department o...

Commission awaits approval for charter school

The Montessori School of Pullman is located inside of the Gladish Community and Cultural Center. A new charter school might open in fall 2021.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 22, 2020

Pullman could see the opening of a charter school serving kindergarten through fifth-graders by fall 2021.  Laylah Sullivan, Pullman Community Montessori head of school, said if the school is approved, it will begin serving K-5 in 2021 and add one grade per year up to ninth grade. She said star...

School district recognized for continued sustainability effort

School district recognized for continued sustainability effort

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

Teachers and staff at the Pullman School District implement sustainability education through planting trees and creating owl boxes. This effort led to the district being named one of the 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardees on April 22.  “I became c...

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