It’s snowing this Monday morning and as I watch our yard fill up with snow three things become abundantly clear to me. First, Chewelah Valley is visually beautiful. Whether the season is winter, spring, summer or fall the valley offers those of us who are lucky enough to live here real life “Calendar Pictures” daily.
Secondly, the members of this community are talented, caring, friendly and hard working. I brag about Chewelah to everyone who will listen. We are “Americana” at is best.
My third thought is that the Community needs to band together and pass the upcoming school bond. It is the smart thing to do. When I came to teach in Chewelah in 1977, Jenkins Middle School was a difficult and expensive building to maintain. It is time to retire the old building and update the two newer schools. Declining enrollment supports the concept that Chewelah can comfortably, safely and efficiently house their students in two buildings. The two newer existing building do however need some improvements.
I could elaborate on the dangers of our students crossing highway 395, or how our talented drama and music students do not have facilities to show case their talent. I could state a considerable number of additional reasons why this School Bond needs community support, but I’ll just say, “Vote Yes on the School Bond.”
Cathryn (Kay) Comer Lupton